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In an exclusive story, Cathleen Crowell Webb explains why she framed an "innocent" man with a faked rape—and tells why she decided to confess
UP FRONT 44
Robert Merrill and Glenn Close are winners, but Robert Goulet and others dropped the ball. PEOPLE picks America's best and worst national anthem songsters
Conservative Jews say mazel tov! to their first woman rabbi, Amy Eilberg
Night Court's Harry Anderson may be the only prime-time star who eats wine glasses
Linda Evans, Tom Selleck, Tina Turner, Paul Newman and irreverence reign in PEOPLE'S seventh annual State of Celebrity message
Chicago artist Bill Harding finds splendor in his grass suits
Mark Hughes claims that his Herbalife diet plan is the key to health and wealth—but some experts aren't so sure
Since she gave Madonna and Rosanna Arquette identity crises, Hollywood is desperately seeking director Susan Seidelman
Blood type analyst Toshitaka Nomi has a lot of Japanese seeing red
Ex-Marine John Wilson wonders which was worse—the movable terror of Vietnam, or the homecoming; five other Corps vets recall a bloody tank ride in Hue
In the wilds of Pennsylvania, biologist Gary Alt rides herd on several thousand black bears
Combining a bit of Dad (Bruce Dern) and Mom (Diane Ladd), Laura Dern stars on her own in Mask
Chef Paul Prudhomme spices a national craze for Cajun cuisine
French surgeon Yves Cotrel devises a new operation for scoliosis, the spinal affliction that strikes adolescents
A baby hedgehog named Duke is the cutest fistful of spines in captivity
Maxwell Caulfield struts naked off-Broadway and finds acclaim as an actor—and a body beautiful
PICKS & PANS 11
ABC's 20/20 airs a stirring special on the starving children of Ethiopia—and what some American kids did about it—and Malcolm McDowell and Candice Bergen revise Camelot in CBS' Arthur the King...
Matthew Broderick shows up in a small Texas town in 1918...
Amy Bjork Harris and Thomas A. Harris continue their self-help program with Staying OK...
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers offer some strange Southern Accents
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STAR TRACKS 100
Brooke Shields' dad gets the needle
David Carradine's fortune cookie crumbles
Pia Zadora plays mom in Monaco
Warren Beatty and Drew Barrymore kiss
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