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UPDATED 03/21/1983 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/21/1983 at 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 88
Bing's sons take sides as the eldest, Gary Crosby, publishes a painfully candid memoir of his father, Going My Own Way

UP FRONT 30

Sacramento, Calif. adapts a grim old solution to the modern problem of welfare costs—by opening a poorhouse

Linda Gray's 20-year marriage comes a cropper

Did the late actress Frances Farmer have a mystery love? The movie says yes; a writer's lawsuit says no

PARTY 43
The Fonz, Mr. T, Veronica Hamel and a visiting team of celebs make a hit playing softball with abused children

IN HIS OWN WORDS 47
Writer James Gorman describes the sickness that won't go away, hypochondria

HEIRS 52
TV veejay Martha Quinn's loot should never go down the tube: Her stepmom's Jane Bryant Quinn

OFF THE JOB 56
As daytime TV stars Gil Rogers, Catherine Bruno and John Danelle attest, soap characters die through villainy or virtue—and here's why

STYLE 64
Clothesaholics from rocker Rick James to Princess Di can't help themselves—they love to wear their wealth

TUBE 75
Vicki Lawrence says she owes her success to Carol Burnett, but Mama's Family proves she can go it alone

PAGES 79
After rediscovering his Jewish roots, writer Paul Cowan no longer feels like An Orphan in History

JOCKS 85
Skier Bill Koch, America's cross-country superstar, is so good some people think his style should be outlawed

ON THE MOVE 98
Nevada State Senator Bob Ryan becomes the highest elected totally blind official in America

ARTS 107
Laurie Anderson's multimedia opus is a fuse-blowing extravaganza

COUPLES 113
Between his wacky shows, Saturday Night Live's guru Dick Ebersol heads for the hills (of Connecticut) and Susan Saint James

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 11

Nancy Reagan visits Gary Coleman in NBC's Diff'rent Strokes, and Tony Geary battles herpes on ABC

Ben Kingsley shifts beautifully from Gandhi to a domestic drama, Betrayal; Linda Ronstadt's transition from concert stage to movies is less smooth

Paul Theroux offers a deft short story collection, The London Embassy

Helen Reddy's latest is entitled Imagination, but it doesn't show much

TAKE ONE 29

STAR TRACKS 83

Paul Newman is on the beam in a blue-collar movie

Patty Hearst Shaw takes the author's tour of Paris

Neil Young goes high tech

PEOPLE PUZZLE 104

CHATTER 116

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