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updated 12/19/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/19/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 110
At 35, Olivia Newton-John aims for an adult image with John Travolta in Two of a Kind, but she's still scared of marriage and the violent underside of fame

UP FRONT 36

Sweet-toothed celebs like Willard Scott and Pierre Franey bite into the question: Which gourmet chocolate chip cookie is the best in the land?

Syrian president Hafez Assad bedevils U.S. forces in the Mideast

MS victim Ronnie Lane gets a little help from his friends: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and a '60s Who's Who

JOCKS 51
The NFL's hottest rookie quarterback is Miami's cocky Dan Marino

PARTY 55
Raquel Welch, Eddie Murphy, Cher and a gang of glitterati toast Al Pacino at the previews of Scarface

SONG 62
The lust is gone between Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, but the hits linger on

STYLE 66
Nolan Miller has designs on Linda Evans and Joan Collins

FOOD 71
Author Virginia Rich's sleuth can solve a soufflé as easily as a murder

PAGES 79
Barbara Matusow focuses on Dan Rather, Barbara Walters and other Evening Stars

INVENTORS 85
Jim Lutsch's handicapped daughter, Beth, gets a super go-cart

SCENE 86
In Los Angeles, where shopping is serious, there's no place like weird, wonderful Melrose Avenue

BIO 97
Novelist Philip Roth diagnoses intellectual angst in The Anatomy Lesson and proves the examined life is worth living, especially if it's his

LOOKOUT 104

Actress Mimi Rogers

Country-Western singer Danny Cooksey

TROUBLE 107
Former EPA official Rita Lavelle becomes the first convicted felon of the Reagan Administration

DISCOVERY 121
The world gets a first look at Philip II of Macedonia, reconstructed in wax

IN THEIR OWN WORDS 123
Historians Mark Lender and James Martin say America was founded with liberty, justice and booze for all

MONEY 133
Keeping things simple has made Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, the second-richest American

TRENDS 138
Cabbage Patch has its hour, but this year and most others belong to teddy bears and their furry friends

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

It must be Christmas—The Sound of Music is back on NBC, and Johnny Cash, John Schneider and Bob Hope each have holiday specials

Two movie remakes, Scarface with Al Pacino and To Be or Not to Be with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, prove again that they don't make 'em like they used to

A fascinatingly detailed book, A New Birth of Freedom, re-creates the day of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Art Garfunkel got cut out in the shuffle, but Paul Simon still ended up with a splendid LP, Hearts and Bones

The holiday lode of children's books is rich this year; here's a sampling

TAKE ONE 35

PEOPLE PUZZLE 94

STAR TRACKS 18

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon tour London
Jamie Lee Curtis makes Ant Music with Adam
Mick Jagger croons for pregnant Jerry Hall

CHATTER 140

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