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updated 08/30/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/30/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 80
After a 10-year Aspen retreat, former starlet Jill St. John, now 42, tries a comeback and a consoling relationship with widower Robert Wagner

UP FRONT 24

As a once-spiraling market goes flat, Hollywood Realtors find they can't sell a house even if Kristy McNichol, Gene Hackman or Rosalind Russell once owned it

CBS Morning Newsman Bill Kurtis returns to the little place on the prairie where he and Laura Ingalls Wilder were children

Joe and Jitsuko Susedik claim raising geniuses is as easy as A-B-C—they've done it four times

COUPLES 37
Famous poet James Dickey writes a book about women—but wife Deborah begs to differ

IN THE MONEY 45
A new sort of gold rush begins anew as Alaska residents await their share of the state's oil bonanza

BONUS BOOK 50
In the first of two excerpts from Master of the Game, by Sidney Sheldon, a power-hungry heiress expands her empire

SCREEN 60
Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan merge their talents in Disney's risky computer fantasy, TRON

SONG 67
The hit theme from Rocky III gives Survivor new life

FOOD 68
Introducing a new section on the people who make American victuals—this week featuring the prince of poultry, Frank Perdue, who's keeping the East Coast up to its giblets in roasters

STYLE 75
Farrah, Raquel, Morgan Fairchild and others send hemlines thigh-high with the return of the mini

LOOKOUT 89
Documentary filmmaker Meg Switzgable

MEDICS 93
Dr. Nicholas Obney's "Shouldice Hilton" is renowned for its hernia operations, not its hospitality

MOVE 97
Pint-size pitchman Peter Billingsley is cleaning up as TV's "Messy Marvin"

ARTS 99
Catherine Filene Shouse, undaunted by a second devastating fire at her concert center, Wolf Trap, resolves to build again

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 10

Divorcés Lawrence Luckinbill and Lucie Arnaz give marriage One More Try on CBS, while Richard Harris does Camelot on HBO

Such couturiers as Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin and Diane Von Furstenberg contribute futuristic designs to the amusing book Fashion 2001

Kenny Rogers is his comfortable old self on his latest LP, Love Will Turn You Around

Richard Gere turns in his most committed performance in an old-fashioned movie love story, An Officer and a Gentleman

STAR TRACKS 42

Ann-Margret braves Atlanta on the fourth leg of her first U.S. tour

Björn Borg celebrates his second wedding anniversary by trying out his latest racket—baking

E.T.'S Drew Barrymore gets party-pooped in Hollywood

PEOPLE PUZZLE 90

CHATTER 102

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