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updated 11/07/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/07/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 48
Marked by personal tragedy and consuming ambition, the life of NBC newswoman Jessica Savitch ends in a freak car crash

UP FRONT 40
With the savage attack on Marines in Beirut and the invasion of Grenada, Ronald Reagan faces the most grueling crisis of his Presidency

SONG 59
Rocker Linda Ronstadt is singing a new tune, and veteran arranger Nelson Riddle is leading the band

GALLERY 65
In a new collection of his photos, Lord Snowdon casts his royal eye on Nureyev, Drew Barrymore, Alec Guinness and Charles and Di

PAGES 75
She sizzled on the silver screen 27 years ago as the torrid Baby Doll—and now Carroll Baker is back with an explicit book telling where she's been

LOOKOUT 82
Weekly columnist Mark Godes, 13, makes like Ann Landers for a Boston newspaper

OLYMPICS 85
Robert Nieman is America's best hope for a medal in the pentathlon

MEDICS 91
Behaviorist Mary Joan Willard provides unlikely helpers for quadriplegics: trained monkeys

PARTY 97
Stefanie Powers trots out celebs like Jamie Farr, R.J. Wagner and Larry Hagman for a polo game benefit

HEIRS 101
The Mondale family has another aspirant—Fritz's daughter Eleanor, a struggling actress

TUBE 109
Lynda Carter plays Rita Hayworth on TV, but she vows to avoid the Love Goddess jinx

TRENDS 118
Hold the peanut butter! Plastic shoes called Jellies are the latest fad in footwear

WORDS 121
Two experts reveal how to go from nerve-racked to college-bound

MOVE 128
Kenny Griswold hails his pedicabs as the hottest things on three wheels

FOOD 131
Cookbook author Jane Grigson does her best work in a cave

CONTROVERSY 139
Tim Curran fights to become a Boy Scout leader, but there's a hitch—he's gay

SCREEN 143
Steamy Arielle Dombasle raises the temperature in Pauline at the Beach

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 9

Dutch treat Merete Van Kamp shines in NBC's Princess Daisy

Movies based on two best-sellers—Stephen King's The Dead Zone and Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff—hit the screen

Fans of Hollywood biographies can contemplate volumes on Charles Bronson, James Cagney and Warren Beatty

Carly Simon's charmingly imaginative album Hello Big Man survives the silliness of its promotional video

TAKE ONE 39

STAR TRACKS 88

NFL quarterback Richard Todd touches down on the Guiding Light

Eddie Murphy has it made in Stevie Wonder's shades

PEOPLE PUZZLE 94

CHATTER 146

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