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updated 04/25/1983 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/25/1983 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 90
She's become America's most wickedly funny lady by zinging everyone from Jackie O and Nancy Reagan to Dudley Moore and Robert Mitchum, but Joan Rivers takes one thing very seriously: her family

UP FRONT 26

Charged to keep the peace in Beirut, U.S. Marines find themselves wondering who the real enemy is

Fearful flier Brooke Knapp takes to the skies and shatters a world record

Jeffrey Lever made his house safe from termites—and unlivable for his family

With their careers at stake, the feuding Oak Ridge Boys work to heal their rift and squelch rumors of a break-up

JOCKS 41
When it comes to gymnastics, practice makes Peter Vidmar practically perfect

BIO 45
Woody Allen's former collaborator, writer-director Marshall Brickman, has a movie hit all his own

HAPPY 63
Terry Davis, Brynn Thayer, Lee Lawson and other soap stars get in a lather for a "lost" cause—stray dogs

STYLE 64
For a long list of celebs, a Haitian named Fabrice is the man of the evening

TROUBLE 75
An FBI sting turns into a nightmare for Denver businessman Robert Phelps

ARTS 79
For Gil Kaplan, the trek from Wall Street to Carnegie Hall was lit by his love for a single symphony

COUPLES 85
The sports world's top two-career team may be golfer Nancy Lopez and baseball's Ray Knight

MOVE 88
To zookeeper Bill Toone, two birds in the hand may help save an entire condor species

HEIRS 99
Believe it or not, Jack Palance's co-host on TV's Ripley show is his 30-year-old daughter Holly

PAGES 103
Astrologer Joyce Jillson finds stellar success with Real Women Don't Pump Gas

TUBE 109
David Hasselhoff stars with a car on Knight Rider—and with actress Catherine Hickland off-camera

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Zoe Caldwell stars in Medea on PBS, and Bob Hope returns to NBC with a comedy special

Nastassia Kinski and Rudolf Nureyev wrestle with an incoherent script, not to mention each other, in the film Exposed

Two authors who have only wide popularity in common—D.M. Thomas and Stephen King—have new novels

Country singer Shelly West goes solo, with admirable results

TAKE ONE 25

STAR TRACKS 70

The King and I's Yul Brynner takes a new queen

Dancer Natalia Makarova keeps Jimmy Carter on his toes

Liz & Dick & Joan (Kennedy) adorn a Beantown benefit

PEOPLE PUZZLE 106

CHATTER 112

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