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updated 12/02/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/02/1985 AT 01:00 AM EST

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

SUMMIT 75
Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Rivers join forces—really!—for a good cause

HEIRS 87
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

BIO 97
Writer Harlan Ellison dislikes TV, but now he's at work in The Twilight Zone

MEDICS 108
Jan Snavely opens avenues of communication for juvenile offenders

SEQUEL 114
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

COUPLES 127
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

JOCKS 151
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

SPINACH 163
Belay there, lubbers! Paul Holladay is Popeye and don't you forget it!

STAGE 164
In Tango Argentino seven fast-tripping couples wow Broadway

TRENDS 171
Speckless and spotless are the mottoes in the booming business of car detailing

TRIBUTE 174
Donald Curry, funeral organist to the stars, refuses to bury the past

CONTROVERSY 181
Michigan State President John DiBiaggio raises feminist hackles

HEROES 185
Prof. Sam Oliner sings the praises of brave people who saved Jews from the Holocaust

SPIRIT 193
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

STYLE 207
Designer Billy Boy brings Barbiemania to Paris

HAPPY 215
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

PAGES 227
Pat Booth's Palm Beach is dedicated to Roxanne Pulitzer—and the steamy side of life

HOST 233
Bird is the word in Turkeyville, U.S.A.

TROUBLE 234
Rescuers dragged survivors from a quagmire after a volcano wiped out Armero, Colombia

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