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updated 08/27/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/27/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 50
Ah, Fall: It's the time to find out what Paul McCartney, Vanessa Williams, Sally Field, Sting, Lily Tomlin and a host of others are up to

UP FRONT 26

It's 10 o'clock; do you know who your leaders are? A PEOPLE poll finds that most Americans can't identify leading politicians. Distressing news? William F. Buckley Jr. says it ain't necessarily so

Princess Stephanie: Au revoir, Paul Belmondo? bonjour, Anthony Delon?

Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan, a loving couple of test pilots, prepare to fly their family-made plane around the globe on a single load of gas

ARTS 39
For the GOP Convention, sculptor Oscar Pumpin creates a powerful pachyderm made entirely of old car bumpers

COUPLES 40
Savannah newspaper owners Albert and Marjorie Scardino have Georgia on their minds—and a Pulitzer to their credit

IN HIS OWN WORDS 45
Richard Garwin helps design "Star Wars" weapons but hopes they never get off the ground

SCREEN 74
Ralph Macchio gets a sporting chance at stardom as The Karate Kid

PAGES 78
The real Neverending Story may be author Michael Ende's feud with the producers of the film version

ON TOUR 82
When Michael Jackson reaches out and touches someone, they stay touched

JOCKS 92
If Chicago Cubs fans can finally stop saying wait till next year, it will be due in large measure to Ryne Sandberg

IN THE MONEY 96
American Express brings on Stephen King to haunt up a storm for the 10th anniversary of one of TV's longest running ad campaigns

ON THE JOB 101
Hotline counselor Mike Newman gets no kick from cocaine—anymore

ADVENTURE 109
Top paleontologist Jack Horner gleefully digs dinosaurs and stirs controversy but won't throw in the trowel

CRIME 115
Elizabeth McAlister and Philip Berrigan are mom-and-pop nuke protesters: While she's away serving three years for attacking a B-52 with a hammer, he's home caring for their three children

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones and Rip Torn simmer in Showtime's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof while Bette Midler bubbles in an HBO concert

Former Charlie's Angel Tanya Roberts turns up in Africa as the cinematic jungle lady Sheena

George Plimpton's latest volume on Writers at Work includes comments from Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Bernard Malamud and the late Tennessee Williams

Billy Squier shows Signs of Life on his second album

Software packages offer computer fodder for fans of basketball, dinosaurs and underwater warfare

TAKE ONE 25

PEOPLE PUZZLE 113

CHATTER 118

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