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updated 08/06/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/06/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 80
Vanessa Williams gives her own account of the shocking nude photographs that led to her resignation as Miss America

UP FRONT 24
PEOPLE focuses its cameras on the pleased parents of our Olympians—Mary Decker, Edwin Moses, Evelyn Ashford, Carl and Carol Lewis and others—and comes away with an affecting family album

STAGE 39
Erik Estrada cruises the mean streets of off-Broadway

STYLE 43
An army of gladiator sandals is marching through our city's streets

ON TOUR 45

France proved très bonne for Jimmy Cliff, but Bananarama says, "Non, merci!"

On the road in Illinois Loretta Lynn is hospitalized

TROUBLE 48
After a long struggle with drugs and booze, Judy Garland's little Liza turns herself in for treatment

CRIME 54
The bizarre kidnapping of biathlon champion Kari Swenson ends in gunfire and murder

INVENTORS 65
Chester Kyle's "funny bike" may be the fastest thing on wheels at the L.A. Games

BIO 69
TV mogul David Wolper is the master of opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics

IN HER OWN WORDS 89
Humorist Stephanie Brush's Men: An Owner's Manual sheds new light on higher animal husbandry

TO THE TOP 93
Cartoonist Berke Breathed successfully invades Garry Trudeau's territory with Bloom County

TEACHER 99
Madeline Duncan causes a furor in Henryetta, Okla. by flunking her entire class of first graders for "immaturity"

ON THE JOB 105
Move over, Cecil B. deMille—today's casts of thousands come from Andy Miller, Hollywood's Bug Broker to the Stars

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw lead their networks through a convention catastrophe

Rock star Prince turns actor in Purple Rain

The latest advice from self-help author Irene Kassorla is Go for It!

Karen Brooks returns with her second country album, Hearts on Fire

TAKE ONE 23

STAR TRACKS 79

Mick Jagger gets the boot for wearing the green

Mariel Hemingway is covered by police

PEOPLE PUZZLE 102

CHATTER 106

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