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updated 10/03/1983 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/03/1983 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 26
He's an heir to the country's most glamorous political legacy, but now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is fighting to shake a heroin habit that threatens to wreck his life

UP FRONT 32

Tony LaRussa masterminds the amazin' resurrection of the Chicago White Sox

As the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams takes her dual role in stride

TROUBLE 41
Adam Osborne's computer company goes belly up

CRIME 45
Police say Rick Bowen poisoned his wife; the victim doesn't believe it

SEQUEL 52
Ten years later, Laugh-In holds an anniversary bash—and celebrates its new season in reruns

ARTS 56
A transplanted Easterner, Louise Serpa, lassoes top rank in a Western specialty: rodeo action photography

STYLE 61
Princess Di—and her subjects—feel warm about a woolly pullover made by two young Brits

COPING 67
Even after 14 years of battling leukemia, singer Steve Goodman still has a song in his heart

TEACHER 75
M. Sgt. Thomas Hawkinson trains 1,001 dogs to guard the White House and other hot spots

IN HER OWN WORDS 85
On guard against sexual anarchy, Cheryl Merser presents a code of dating etiquette fit for the '80s

MOVE 92
Sissy Spacek takes a hiatus from Hollywood to live—and sing—in the country

TOP 96
For snazz and style in sheet and pillowcase design, few names can match Primrose Bordier's

SCREEN 100
Rebecca De Mornay gets top grades as the call girl educating Tom Cruise in Risky Business

LOOKOUT 104
Italian ballerina Alessandra Ferri leaps towards the turning point of her career

HEIRS 107
John Ethan Wayne, the Duke's youngest son, lands his first starring role

PAGES 113
Moving from Serpico to Marie Ragghianti, Peter Maas tells of another lone crusader who beat corruption

SCENE 119
How do dowsers find Danville, Vt.? With a forked stick, of course

PARTY 120
At this Studio 54 blow-out, the names—Champion, Quinn, Lumet, Torn—were familiar even if the faces were not

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Cybill Shepherd is scandalized in NBC's The Yellow Rose, and the best and brightest are scrutinized in PBS's Vietnam: a Television History

Kevin Kline, William Hurt and Mary Kay Place find reality has obliterated their youthful dreams in the film The Big Chill

Novelist Laura Hobson's autobiography is a gritty tale of a strong-minded woman

Dirty Looks from Juice Newton is nothing to complain about

TAKE ONE 25

STAR TRACKS 82

Lord Snowdon clicks with his daughter, Lady Frances, age 3

Matt Dillon struts in Brooklyn

Robert Redford's new movie takes him out to the ball game

PEOPLE PUZZLE 116

CHATTER 122

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