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updated 08/13/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/13/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 96
The yuk stops here, there and everywhere as funny folk—stars and those who would be stars—try to ride a comedy explosion all the way to the bank

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 13

Craig T. Nelson takes to the skies in ABC's Call to Glory and Susan Sarandon sighs in Showtime's Beauty and the Beast

The director of Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen, turns to an adventure fantasy for children in The Neverending Story

A novel, Alice at 80, looks at the life of the girl who inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Elton John pops up again with Breaking Hearts

TAKE ONE 29

STAR TRACKS 50

A blond Cher has more fun with a 20-year-old boyfriend

Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor beats a path to the altar

PEOPLE PUZZLE 108

CHATTER 126

UP FRONT 30

Who can kiss her and when? Do you dress her up? Change her look? GOP and Democratic image-makers have a strategy for Geraldine Ferraro

In the midst of a tour marred by guitarist Jeff Beck's defection, Rod Stewart faces 40 and a messy divorce

Her new contract with a Pennsylvania shoe firm means that barefoot British runner Zola Budd won't have to contend with the agony of defeet

Country music queen Loretta Lynn leaves a hospital bed to bury her oldest son

SCENE 45
An anonymous Jack Smith tries to bring racial peace to Montgomery, Ala.

SEQUEL 53
Ten years after his resignation, Richard Nixon is remembered by such friends as John Mitchell and Bob Hope, and by such not-so-friendlies as George Romney and William Saxbe

TO THE TOP 61
For God and country, Niels Nielsen tends an Old Man carved by nature in granite

COPING 68
Former gymnast Cathy Rigby McCoy bounces back from the debilitating effects of bulimia

SONG 75
It's not inconceivable that Rubén Blades, Latin music's pistol-hot troubadour, might someday enter politics in Panama

TRIBUTE 79
Bomber, a 22-year-old overweight bald eagle, gives his life for his country in a gallant bid for Olympic glory

STAGE 85
Judith Ivey's plucky performance in Hurlyburly turns Broadway topsy-turvy

SCREEN 89
After two decades of alcohol and drug addiction, Troy Donahue makes a raucous comeback in Grandview, U.S.A.

OLYMPICS 111
With good wishes from decathlon ex-champ Bruce Jenner, Britain's bad boy, Daley Thompson, seeks Olympic laurels

MONEY 114
Designer Neil Baiter is a closet genius: He can turn yours from bedlam to serene neatness

LOOKOUT 118
The things that come out of Michael Winslow's mouth!

ON TOUR 123

High-octane celebs (Drew, JFK Jr. and Phoebe) fête the Cars

Mitch Ryder tunes up the Detroit Wheels

And a pair of Sinatras recycle the classics

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