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updated 09/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 20
Our panel of mordantly merciless judges (including Brooke Shields and Rex Reed) collars the year's chic-est celebs and dresses down the VIPs who've slipped beyond the pale

KIN 35
Thanks to brother Sly, Frank Stallone is more than Staying Aliveā€”he's flourishing

LOOKOUT 43
The leading black driver in big-time auto racing, 27-year-old Willy T. Ribbs sets a smoking pace

CONTROVERSY 44
The faction behind the deaths of U.S. Marines in Beirut has a unique voice in Druze Princess Khawla Arslan

WINNERS 50
Baseball hypnotist Harvey Misel helps the Chicago White Sox keep their minds on the ball

STAGE 52
Actress Estelle Parsons' off-Broadway play doesn't get billing over her favorite role: mother at 55

IN HIS OWN WORDS 59
According to author Andrew Cockburn, the KAL tragedy is further evidence that the Russian military machine is inept

SCENE 64
Joan Collins' sultry writer-sister, Jackie, produces a field guide to that unnatural species: the Hollywood wife

TUBE 69
As Hill Street Blues' ferocious undercover cop Belker, Bruce Weitz is wild in the streets

TROUBLE 75
Actress Carrie (Diary of a Mad Housewife) Snodgress, a caring mother to her brain-damaged son, Zeke, wins child support from the boy's father, rocker Neil Young

MONEY 83
In his latest film work, John Cleese is all business

COUPLES 87
When Patrick Terrail and Kathy Gallagher meet after work at their trendy L.A. eateries, their question is: Ma Maison or yours?

ON THE JOB 92
Jamie Quackenbush helps bereaved pet owners deal with their grief

JOCKS 96
Farmer Archie Burchfield challenges blue-blood Archie Peck for the crown of croquet

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

ABC opens its Hotel, and a simian star is born in NBC's Mr. Smith

Teri Garr and Michael Keaton switch traditional family roles to mixed effect in Mr. Mom

In Overdrive, William F. Buckley Jr. tells us how great his life is

The rock group Asia follows up its sensational 1982 album with Alpha

TAKE ONE 19

PEOPLE PUZZLE 73

CHATTER 100

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