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UPDATED 12/20/1982 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/20/1982 at 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 98
Joan Collins' sexpot role has helped make Dynasty a prime-time power and vice versa, but coping with the near death of daughter Katy—and divorce rumors—is the gripping plot line at home

UP FRONT 42

In a four-day fantasy, 300 aspiring beauties turn Las Vegas into a model city

For Joan and Ted Kennedy, a stormy 24-year marriage ends calmly in Massachusetts

L.A. policewoman Teri McKown goes undercover as a teenager and stings a group of high school drug dealers

HAPPY 61
A man named Santa Claus is alive and well and living in Southern California

SCREEN 62
Jim Metzler stars as Matt Dillon's older brother in Tex and at home as a new bridegroom

JOCKS 66
Penn State's cannon-armed quarterback Todd Blackledge is gunning for a national championship

COUPLES 70
Magician Doug Henning soars (and without wires, yet) in Merlin, his new show, but it was his bride, Debby, who put him on Cloud Nine

ON THE MOVE 75
Jean Marsh, the loyal Rose of Upstairs, Downstairs, turns to office politics on ABC's 9 to 5

PAGES 89
Arthur C. Clarke has his head in the stars, his feet in Sri Lanka and a best-selling sequel in 2010: Odyssey Two

IN HER OWN WORDS 107
Former Quiz Kid Ruth Feldman tells why being a gifted child isn't as easy as it sounds

PARTY 112
Diana Ross, Raquel Welch and Robin Williams chow down with their favorite Tootsie

GOING HOME 117
Humorist Russell Baker revisits the meadows and dusty haunts of his rural Virginia boyhood

WINNERS 122
Canine contractors David and Greg Siegel are the top dogs in their trade

IN THE MONEY 124
A Christmas capitalist called E.T. sets visions of dollar signs dancing in merchandisers' heads

TO THE TOP 131
A syndicated oldies show has made Al Ham a big cheese in radio

HOST 137
Cooking teacher Lydie Marshall sweetens the life of New Yorkers like Woody Allen with down-home French cuisine

LOOKOUT 146
Satirists John Freund and David Porter

TUBE 149
Rick Newman's star began rising when he launched his comedy club

STYLE 154
Florence Eiseman cometh and designeth classy clothes for kids

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 12

Lindsay Wagner stars as a former mental patient on CBS, and Perry Como visits Yuletide Paris on ABC

Ever wondered what Ronald Reagan and Raquel Welch looked like in their high school or college days? The Celebrity Yearbook shows you

Marvin Gaye is sublimely sensuous and soulful on his LP Midnight Love

Dustin Hoffman turns into a woman in Tootsie, Paul Newman turns into a sleazy lawyer in The Verdict and Cher turns into an actress in Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

The season's gift books range from elephants to the art of Rockwell Kent to the photographs of Linda McCartney

STAR TRACKS 97

An Apocalypse reunites Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall D Princess Caroline steps out in Paris

Roger Daltrey heads The Who's Who in field hockey

PEOPLE PUZZLE 104

CHATTER 156

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