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updated 03/11/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/11/1985 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 112
With her bombshell looks—and brass—rock's manic, irreverent Madonna abandoned dancing for disco stardom. Now she's bringing that saintly name to movie marquees

UP FRONT 28

A decade after Vietnam, PEOPLE searches for the men whose faces brought the war home to us, men like Vernon Wike

A Cambodian brother and sister, Sarom Taing and Hout Pich, are reunited with a little help from the wife of the Massachusetts governor

With a new life and a new look at 53, Elizabeth Taylor proves the talk of the town

TOP 43
Euphoric Jake Garn prepares to be the first Senator in space

OUCH 49
Simm Gottesman gives her friends the needle

TRENDS 50
The pogo stick is springing back

TRIBUTE 57
Diet guru Nathan Pritikin ends his pain with suicide

SPIRIT 63
Prof. John Hostetler explains why the film Witness hurts the Amish

FOOD 67
There's nothing fishy about Christian Petrossian, who buys caviar from Russia to sell to the West

MEDICS 71
Dr. Alan Jenkins works a new machine that crushes kidney stones

PAGES 77
Maia, Richard Adams' latest fantasy, reads like Waterbed Down

VIDEO 81
A sensible young doctor on St. Elsewhere, Howie Mandel quacks up in a comedy special

VOICES 86
At 84, herbalist Eva McKinney recalls a life of hard living and feisty loving on the Mississippi delta

SEQUEL 99
The Marines return to Iwo Jima for a 40th anniversary reunion with their onetime Japanese foes

GALLERY 106
Private railcars return as businessmen like Ross E. Rowland and John Hankins Jr. climb aboard

MOVE 119
Kathryn Harrold plays a cop wedded to her partner on MacGruder and Loud, but off the set she's a solo act

INVENTORS 127
Mathew Holzberg has one word for Paul Newman and other old-fashioned motorheads: plastics

IN HIS OWN WORDS 128
Mark Twain had them; so did Tchaikovsky. Nightmares, says Dr. Ernest Hartmann, may signal madness, genius or just plain anxiety

LOOKOUT 132

BODY 135
Air Force Major Arthur Ginsberg unveils a new eye chart

MONEY 136
Parents across the country are paying $40 and up to give their kids a Bear Hug

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Robert Blake trades in his badge for a clerical collar in Hell Town and Cybill Shepherd catches Gregory Harrison's eye in Seduced

Should you junk your old turntable and LPs and buy a compact disc player? Here's a CD guide

Matthew Modine stars as a teen with grown-up troubles in Vision Quest

Conversations With Capote offers observations from the gossipy to the literary

Van Morrison continues through the years with his LP A Sense of Wonder

TAKE ONE 27

STAR TRACKS 52

Nightlife's a drag for Joan Rivers

Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli's gift has strings attached

Jane Seymour's royal date

Timothy Hutton and Sandra Bernhard debut à deux

PEOPLE PUZZLE 96

CHATTER 138

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