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updated 12/16/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/16/1985 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 152
Ballet's Mikhail Baryshnikov earns bravos from critics for White Nights—the film story of a Russian dancer's defection

UP FRONT 58

Margaret Schroeder, wife of the longest living artificial heart recipient, tells of her family's ordeal

Georgia farmer Oscar Lorick was about to be thrown off his land when a masked man galloped to the rescue

NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashad dishes out a Thanksgiving proposal to Bill Cosby's TV wife, Phylicia Ayers-Allen

Fred Grandy, Love Boat's Gopher Smith, is jumping ship to seek a berth in Congress

HERO 74
Shantelle McCuen, a 2-year-old Coloradan, telephones for help and saves her fallen baby-sitter

SCENE 79
Religious pilgrims converge on Bethlehem, where Mayor Elias Freij routinely performs political miracles

WINNERS 84
Some people's lawns have weeds: Yogi Berra's suddenly sprouted 45,000 pounds of potatoes

ARTS 87
Molissa Fenley goes from Nigeria to dance-world renown in one grand, athletic spring

SONG 93
Joni Mitchell, who shed her Woodstock-era past long ago, takes on today's politics in a new album

PAGES 113
Clan of the Cave Bear author Jean Auel has a mammoth best-seller

COUPLES 121
Despite false starts, the romance of Billy Moses and Tracy Nelson is blossoming

ON THE MOVE 129
Unfulfilled by jet-set life, the Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes turns to elegant designing

SPIRIT 137
Jesuit Brother Rick Curry says the disabled should share the acting limelight

MAIN STREET 143
Gerald and Carol Fox encounter racism in the City of Brotherly Love

FOOD 147
Catskill duck farmers are the first to produce elegant foie gras in America

TO THE TOP 161
Oprah Winfrey, Chicago's sassiest TV talker, tries for an acting career in Spielberg's The Color Purple

IN HER OWN WORDS 169
In business, says social arbiter Letitia Baldrige, etiquette is where it's at

BODY 177
Skin specialist Janet Sartin has a new wrinkle for wrinkles—no moisturizers

BIO 181
Jim McMullen hunts the legendary Florida panther, not to kill it, but to prove that it still lives

TRENDS 193
Teddy Ruxpin talks, sings and disappears off toy-store shelves

STAGE 194
Mary Martin and Carol Channing team up in a catty play called (what else?) Legends!

STYLE 199
Dianne Brill finds instant fame as New York's Queen of the Nightlife

MONEY 205
Publishers are out shopping for big-name, big-money tomes by the likes of Cher, Elizabeth Taylor and Tina Turner

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 15
TAKE ONE 57
LOOKOUT 118
STAR TRACKS 150
CHATTER 208

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