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UPDATED 02/13/1984 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/13/1984 at 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 24
Michael Jackson survives a bizarre accident, adding another strange chapter to his life story-to be edited by Jackie Onassis

UP FRONT 28

What becomes a toddler most? How about a $20,000 mink baby blanket?

Santa Barbara police arrest three Harlem Globetrotters—and invite a lawsuit

A brave Michigan family holds a joyful wedding while struggling against a deadly disease

OLYMPICS 39
U.S. skiers Tamara McKinney and Phil Mahre head for the Olympic hills

TEACHER 48
Warren Witherell gives students at Burke Mountain Academy an edge in world-class skiing

HAPPY 54
When it comes to TV, Merie Earle, 95, Bartine Zane, 85, and Theodocia Goodrich, 80, have plenty of commercial appeal

COUPLES 61
ABC's Peter Jennings is in the hot seat on World News Tonight, but author Kati Marton is his at-home anchor

ON THE JOB 69
The City of Light gets a New Orleans glow as Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards brings a bunch of good ole garcons to Paris

TROUBLE 78
The Beer Barons at Budweiser do battle with Mary Ann Woodruff, a Houston florist, and she's got them by the snap-top

COPING 83
Baby made three, but not until columnist Tony Kornheiser and his wife fought to find an adoptable child

PAGES 86
Erma Bombeck praises Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession

ADVENTURE 88
At 51, Frank Wells gave up corporate climbing at Warner Bros, to reach new heights on the world's greatest mountains

IN HIS OWN WORDS 90
After four years in the U.S.S.R. reporter David Shipler offers an intimate portrait of Soviet life

MOVE 96
As air couriers go, Pigeon Express isn't such a bird-brained idea

TRENDS 100
Stuck on stickers, the under-12 set is spending millions on googlies, smellies and puffies

SCENE 105
Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson have been out on the road longer than asphalt, and now they're making a movie about it

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Joseph Bottoms plays a Texas TV star in the NBC miniseries Celebrity, and David Bowie plays Vancouver in an HBO concert special

Federico Fellini's And the Ship Sails On floats off in all directions, but gloriously

William F. Buckley Jr. brings back his fictional CIA agent Blackford Oakes in The Story of Henri Tod

TAKE ONE 23

PEOPLE PUZZLE 80

STAR TRACKS 99
Ozzy Osbourne and Ursula Andress have something in common—kids

CHATTER 108

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