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updated 12/03/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/03/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 48
For the first time, Baby Fae's parents, Teresa and Howard, tell the emotional story of her tenacious struggle to live with a baboon's heart

CONTROVERSY 65
Parents are protesting a horror show depicting Santa Claus as a homicidal maniac

JOCKS 69
Jeff Kemp is the L.A. Rams' quarterback, but it's his Congressman dad, Jack, who can't take the pressure

PAGES 73
Sharp wit gives Alison Lurie's Foreign Affairs the stamp of success

PARTY 79
Neil Diamond, Linda Gray and other biggies win, place and show off at a Hollywood horse race

LOOKOUT 82
Teenager Kim Merritt fills an order for 18,000 candy bars

BIO 87
Author-cartoonist William Steig sees the world as through a glass, brightly

COPING 107
Burma's Nyi Htut tells of the birth and separation of his Siamese twins

TEACHER 115
Those tunesmiths who brought you A Chorus Line studied at a Broadway songwriting school

TUBE 123
Family virtues now come first for Miami Vice's reformed Don Johnson

MAIN STREET 130
For Thrashers like Annalisa Stardust and Ebb Shred, streets are one big skateboard park

WINNERS 136
Danny La Boccetta has licked the stamp game

COUPLES 141
Author Dan Jenkins points out that marriage is semi-tough, unless, of course, you're married to June

PAST 151
Joan Deary discovers priceless unreleased cuts by Elvis Presley

IN THE MONEY 154
The GoBots and Transformers lead a robot invasion of the toy market

TROUBLE 158
Harold McCluskey is the most radioactive person in the world

IN HIS OWN WORDS 163
Robert Bell provides a get-even guide for workers caught in office politics

ARTS 170
Ricky Boscarino deals with cockroaches artistically

MEDICS 173
June Reinisch, who sports purple pantsuits, is bringing Kinsey up to date

HIGH TECH 181
Spy expert David Kahn says the Russians are tapping, the Russians are tapping

KIN 187
In the body beautiful leagues Chad Lowe is gaining on brother Rob

BODY 193
Minoxidil may be the answer to a baldy's prayer

SCREEN 197
Supergirl Helen Slater faces stardom

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 13

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers roast old chestnuts in a CBS Christmas special and Charles Haid stars in a stirring production about Ireland's young in NBC's Children in the Crossfire

Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep play a suburban couple who drift into Falling in Love

John Jakes continues his Civil War saga with Love and War

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson collaborate on the sound-track album from the film Songwriter

Everybody from Mickey Rooney to Mikhail Baryshnikov gets examined in a flurry of books about dancers and dancing

TAKE ONE 47

PEOPLE PUZZLE 190

CHATTER 200

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