Table of Contents

updated 08/29/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/29/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 72
PEOPLE's guide to the bountiful harvest of fall features a cornucopia of talents, including Olivia & Travolta, Cher, Al Pacino, Simon & Garfunkel—and some stars in the making

UP FRONT 22

Facing five years in a Texas prison on cocaine and weapons charges, rock superstar David Crosby pleads for help

Three's more than company at actor Richard Thomas' house as his triplet daughters turn 2

Elizabeth Taylor plans husband No. 8—but is it just Luna madness?

Ambassador John Gavin, with actress wife Connie Towers, plays his favorite role as his boss, the President, visits Mexico

INVENTORS 39
MIT professor David Wilson puts reclining seats in his bikes to make pedaling a pushover

PAGES 40
In Umberto Eco's unlikely best-seller, The Name of the Rose, philosophy—not sex—is the name of the game

TROUBLE 44
The conviction of a racist murderer spotlights the sinister growth of neo-Nazi terrorism in the backwoods of Idaho

ON THE JOB 53
Oscar isn't your standard junkyard dog—for one thing, he's an ostrich

ADVENTURE 54
Joanie loves Gary: An Ontario couple spend their honeymoon canoeing 6,200 miles across Canada

HIGH TECH 56
Brave new world, here we come—designer Melissa Panages is making dresses out of computer chips

CRIME 63
An old lady's brutal murder by two teenage girls shocks and perplexes a small California town

HAPPY 85
The wacky Matar brothers wage an annual battle of birthday gifts

IN HIS OWN WORDS 87
Hurricane expert Dr. Neil Frank forecasts a risky future for anyone living in our coastal danger zones

JOCKS 93
Sportswriter Roger (The Boys of Summer) Kahn buys into a baseball team and hopes the experience will make a major book about the minors

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Jackie Gleason and Lord Olivier team in HBO's Mr. Halpern & Mr. Johnson, and the Miss Teen USA candidates line up on CBS

Timothy Hutton stars in a disappointing film version of E.L. Doctorow's novel Daniel

The satirical Book of the SubGenius sends up religion, UFOs and everything else

Tammy Wynette vents bitter sentiments on her LP Even the Strong Get Lonely

Jewish Life in America, a traveling exhibit, chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of a people in their adopted homeland

TAKE ONE 21

PEOPLE PUZZLE 90

CHATTER 96

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