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updated 10/15/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/15/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 112
Four years after her bust-up with Burt, working mom Sally Field is reveling in Oscar talk over Places in the Heart and a new romance that may lead to marriage

UP FRONT 40

Getting in shape for this week's debate, Geraldine Ferraro jousts with hecklers while George Bush fends off the press

At 5'9", Boston College QB Doug Flutie is tired of getting short shrift

Author Jack Dunphy reflects on his friend and lover, Truman Capote

WINNERS 55
On this week's U.S. visit, Israel's new PM, Shimon Peres, will talk fact with Ronald Reagan and, perhaps, fiction with Saul Bellow

STYLE 59
The brilliant Benettons are a dyed-in-the-wool success story

FAMILY 65
Farrah Fawcett joins Nastassja Kinski, Jerry Hall, Jessica Lange and a host of other celebs who put motherhood before marriage

MOVE 79
As the World Turns' Larry Bryggman survives a real-life family drama

LOOKOUT 86
A descendant of Edgar Allan Poe has designs on American women

IN THEIR OWN WORDS 99
Two college educators tell coeds: Beware the lecherous professor

GALLERY 125
Photographer Jim Britt's portraits of his daughters provide an intimate glimpse of sisterhood

KIN 132
Offbeat laughs come naturally for David Letterman writer Chris Elliott—his father is the first half of Bob and Ray

PAGES 139
After his own brush with the Almighty, Joseph Heller publishes a comic biblical novel, God Knows

CONTROVERSY 146
Bernard and Odette Port, the parents of a teenager accused of murder, choose jail rather than testify against him

FOOD 153
Chicken king Al Copeland wants to beef up profits with Cajun cuisine

MAIN STREET 159
A Maine fishing village boasts America's smallest phone company

HEIRS 163
Todd Fisher, son of Eddie and Debbie, believes the road to heaven is paved with yuks

MEDICS 171
NASA's fitness expert, Dr. Bill Thornton, gets set to welcome civilians aboard the space shuttle

MONEY 175
Maurice Spectoroff corners the market in metal kazoos

SONG 176
No longer under Prince's spell, Vanity goes solo

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

Shelley Hack and Tony Danza look for lust in ABC's Single Bars, Single Women; Jaclyn Smith and David Dukes jerk tears in CBS' Sentimental Journey

Jessica Lange makes the rigors of Iowa farm life come alive in Country

Frederick Forsyth turns out a new thriller

Diana Ross' new album contains a tribute to Marvin Gaye

TAKE ONE 39

STAR TRACKS 111

Peter Allen meets the McGuire Sisters

Nicolette Sheridan gets a leg up

John Hurt turns hubby

PEOPLE PUZZLE 168

CHATTER 178

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