ON THE COVER 32
For 15 endless seconds the San Francisco Bay Area felt the unleashed fury of earth's most destructive powers. Those who were there provide a ground-zero account of sudden terror, uncommon heroism and the awesome aftermath of the deadliest U.S. earthquake since 1906

UP FRONT 38-42

The children of Lucie Arnaz, Laurence Luckinbill, Sandy Duncan, Jaclyn Smith and Richard Dreyfuss upstage their parents at a kooky, spooky Halloween fashion show

Those who shared Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night dispute Ralph Abernathy's newly published account of the fallen leader's sexual dalliances

ROYALS 47
With a love child on the way, British royal cousin Marina Ogilvy tells all to the tabloids, amusing neither her parents nor Buckingham Palace

TRIBUTE 52
Fondly remembering budgies, naughty bits and all things silly, friends and colleagues mourn Monty Pythoner Graham Chapman, dead at age 48

MOVE 57
A series of photos in Playboy is a growing pain to sitcom sweetheart Julie McCullough

SONG 75
For pop newcomer Martika, success is a matter of serene self-assurance

BIO 81
As the Peanuts gang faces 40, Charles Schulz, creator of the most popular comic strip ever, once more awaits the Great Pumpkin

REUNION 92
Brought together by a book that relates their turbulent history, members of West Point's Class of '66 hold an emotional reunion

CONTROVERSY 101
Her husband murdered in the failed coup attempt in Panama, Adela Bonilla de Giroldi continues fighting to defend his good name

MONEY 105
If bargain hunting is your favorite sport, Elysa Lazar can tell you where, when and what

TUBE 109-118

Mary Frann, Newhart's wife on Newhart, finds new romance, with a younger man, and a new role, in the TV movie Single Women, Married Men

After learning the hard way that the world looks unkindly on the scorned "other woman," Dr. JoAnn Bitner came to her rescue

MAIN STREET 120
Have space aliens taken one giant steppe? The Soviet press agency Tass says da

STYLE 122
When it comes to high fashion, designer Christian Francis Roth just wants to have fun

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 31
STAR TRACKS 91
CHATTER 124