ON THE COVER 58
What's behind the sleek facade of the remarkable Raisa Gorbachev? Warmth, intelligence—and a lot of secrets
UP FRONT 66
Birdie Africa almost lost his life when police bombed the MOVE house in Philadelphia. Now he has a new name and a new life
Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Rivers join forces—really!—for a good cause
A descendant of Myles Standish finds bearing a Pilgrim name is hazardous
TO THE TOP 91
With a title as impressive as her name, Wilma Mankiller will be the new chief of the Cherokees
Writer Harlan Ellison dislikes TV, but now he's at work in The Twilight Zone
Jan Snavely opens avenues of communication for juvenile offenders
The brainy Zelda Gilroy on Dobie Gillis (Sheila Kuehl) is now a professor
ON THE JOB 121
Local, but no yokel, actor Jim Varney plays bigmouth Ernest P. Worrell on TV
Diahann Carroll and Vic Damone find that love is sweetest without a license
IN THE MONEY 139
Making Discovery Toys a hit was a cinch for Lane Nemeth—keeping it that way was another story
A colossus in football and baseball, Auburn's Bo Jackson zeroes in on the Heisman Trophy
OUT OF THE PAST 157
The oldest U.S. triplets—Velma Torp, Vilda Hughes and Vinal Mauss—have their 85th birthday
Belay there, lubbers! Paul Holladay is Popeye and don't you forget it!
In Tango Argentino seven fast-tripping couples wow Broadway
Speckless and spotless are the mottoes in the booming business of car detailing
Donald Curry, funeral organist to the stars, refuses to bury the past
Michigan State President John DiBiaggio raises feminist hackles
Prof. Sam Oliner sings the praises of brave people who saved Jews from the Holocaust
Sandi Patti hits the heights as gospel's newest star
ON THE MOVE 201
Vernon Yates is the wild animals' best friend: He returns them to nature
Designer Billy Boy brings Barbiemania to Paris
Maurice Sendak, illustrator and opera designer, toys with a new line of Wild Things
IN HIS OWN WORDS 219
Author Fred Powledge tries to steer would-be parents through the baffling adoption maze
Pat Booth's Palm Beach is dedicated to Roxanne Pulitzer—and the steamy side of life
Bird is the word in Turkeyville, U.S.A.
Rescuers dragged survivors from a quagmire after a volcano wiped out Armero, Colombia
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