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updated 05/09/1983 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/09/1983 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 68
Her near breakdown while on location in France threatened Kristy McNichol's sanity and her career—but with the help of older brother Jimmy, she is fighting her fears and regaining her health

UP FRONT 32

Wilderness therapist Rocky Kimball takes hoods to the woods to help turn their lives around

Charles and Di hold a New Zealand reunion with Prince Edward, but little Willie crawls away with the show

Veteran Broadway producer David Merrick battles his 45-years-younger wife, Karen, in a bizarre, high-stakes divorce case

Lawyer Craig Diamond once defended the controversial drug DES; now he says it caused his cancer

PARTY 47
Chita Rivera and Chaka Khan highlight a futuristic fashion bash to aid the homeless

PAGES 51
At 81, Barbara Cartland champions romance novels that are soft-pore corn

BODY 56
Body builder Jake Steinfeld makes Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and a host of celebrities sweat

TUBE 60
Bob Newhart deadpans for gold again with his new hit TV series, but he's not sure he likes his image

IN THE MONEY 74
At this motel in Dallas, guests must take the pledge...against smoking

MAIN STREET 77
The spunky folk of Claiborne, Md. battle bureaucracy to save their small-town post office

ON THE JOB 82
Highfalutin Houstonites clean up as washerwomen

FOOD 87
Bill Samuels Jr. brews a blue-ribbon bourbon at his old Kentucky home

BONUS 90
Concluding Tales from an Arabian Nightmare and the antics of the fantastic AlFassi family

TO THE TOP 101
Merging music and business has proved a capital idea for the MBAs

ON THE MOVE 105
A striking film debut as Diva gives soprano Wilhelmenia Fernandez something to sing about

VIDEO 111
The Paper Chase transfers to cable, and actor James Stephens goes back to law school

LOOKOUT 114
Women's surfing champ Debbie Melville-Beacham takes her sport on a roll

CONTROVERSY 117
Robert Blake makes a comeback and newcomer Cotter Smith gets a break in Blood Feud, but the show sparks a row

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Jerry Reed, John Schneider and Tammy Wynette host the Country Music Awards on NBC and Craig Wasson plays Mark Twain on PBS

A wan vampire film, The Hunger, puts the bite on Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon

Mystery writer Dick Francis rides home another winning novel, Banker

Pink Floyd's album The Final Cut is, of all things, touching

A National Public Radio series honors novelist Willa Cather

TAKE ONE 31

STAR TRACKS 52

Art imitates artist as Andy Warhol is cloned

Leonard Bernstein is caught in a clinch

Penny Marshall, Carrie Fisher and John Belushi's widow raise laughs and money

Rolling Stone Ron Wood's latest date is his daughter, Leah, 4

PEOPLE PUZZLE 84

CHATTER 120

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