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
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?
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
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
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
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