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UPDATED 08/05/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/05/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 70
As the abortion issue heats up again in Washington, Ali MacGraw and other women talk movingly of the toughest decision of their lives

UP FRONT 20

Faced with the dire threat of her husband's cancer, Nancy Reagan snaps back with a fine show of grace under pressure

Rocker Bob Geldof sits back and collects accolades for his Live Aid fund raisers

Adrian (Flashdance) Lyne's new S&M film has Kim Basinger tied up in knots

High school pedagogue Christa McAuliffe makes the grade as NASA names our first teachernaut

WINNERS 36
Stephen Fallon's live aid was a kidney transplant

ON THE MOVE 39
Beverly Hills travel agents Tom Rowland and Joan Zane tell how they bring airline ticket costs down to earth, and customs official Sidney Reyes explains what tourists can bring home from abroad

CONTROVERSY 46
At his U.S. battle school, Frank Camper trains commandos—including alleged Sikh terrorists Lal Singh and Sukwinder Singh

ARTS 50
Painter-sculptress Jennifer Bartlett turns common boats and houses into a rare specialty

VIDEO 55
Songbird Rita Coolidge becomes the lady of the night on MTV's sister channel, VH-1

TEACHER 63
James Harvey, a New York priest, shows young ex-cons the way out—with flowers

IN THE MONEY 69
A 4½-year-old Vermont Holstein named Mist draws the highest price ever for a cow: $1.3 million

JOCKS 93
Despite a chilling brush with death, hydroplane racer Chip Hanauer still leads the fast-boat pack

VOICES 96
Uli Derickson, the heroine of hijacked TWA Flight 847, concludes her story of fear and courage

MAIN STREET 102
Free-spirited bike messengers find thrills and bruises on San Francisco's streets

TO THE TOP 107
Careful, Cupid—America is falling for the mellow sounds of Swiss harpist Andreas Vollenweider

ON THE JOB 115
Christine Fox helps train Navy superpilots and inspires a role in Top Gun for actress Kelly McGillis

HEIRS 120
Olympic gold medalist Bob Richards has his hopes set on the new high school champ, son Brandon

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 19
LOOKOUT 90
STAR TRACKS 100
CHATTER 122

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