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updated 09/08/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/1980 01:00AM

On the Cover 71
Newcomers Robert Hays (he really is a flyboy) and Julie Hagerty (she was just a model) are the spark plugs
who helped Airplane! shoot the moon

Up Front 20

At the U.S. Open, the true master of the power game isn't Bjorn Borg or Chris Evert Lloyd but Donald Dell

Dissident Tadeusz Walendowski watches from exile as protest changes Poland

Cornell virologist Leland Carmichael quiets fears about the lethal national dog-virus epidemic

Statistician George Miller says his computer knows who the next Miss America will be

...Whoever she is, will the pageant's new emcee, Ron Ely, sing There She Is like Bert Parks?

To the Top 36
She may look like a student, but Ellen Futter, 30, is Barnard College's new president

Couples 40
In football, Earl Campbell opens the season with two new helpmeets: bride Reuna and quarterback Kenny Stabler

Bonus Book 45
Is nuclear Armageddon averted in New York in the final excerpt from The Fifth Horseman? And who are Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, the conspirators behind the best-seller?

Lookout 68

Millionaire actor Harold "P." Pruett, 11

Baltimore caterer Jane Pomerantz, 28

In His Own Words 77
Why is U.S. industrial productivity slipping? Statistician W. Edwards Deming points a finger at management, not labor

On the Move 86
Akron's Rachel Sweet belts out tough rock'n'roll but is still sweet 18

Medics 94
Dr. Joseph Panzarella can empathize with his rehabilitation patients—he is paralyzed himself from the neck down

In Style 98
She designs jewelry, but Helga Wagner is better known for her famous friends Ted Kennedy and Prince Charles

Mail 4

People Picks & Pans 7

Warm up your sets in case there's a worthwhile new season: In the meantime, catch Joanne Woodward and Burt Reynolds in reruns

Joyce Carol Oates gets swept away by her multigenerational Gothic saga, Bellefleur

While it has saving graces, the Rolling Stones' Emotional Rescue needs help itself

William Peter (The Exorcist) Blatty turns out a bizarre but striking film, Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane

Star Tracks 62

Ted Turner tosses in the salty towel

Minnie Pearl hosts a hatful of Larry Hagman

Richard Pryor plays it safe with beer

Linda Ronstadt duets with George Jones

Betty Hutton's new Annie has no gun

A solo Tina Turner keeps on rollin'

Gower Champion takes his finest, final bow

People Puzzle 84

Chatter 100

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