Table of Contents

updated 01/06/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/06/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 32
How does America's pop-culture elite keep itself in shape? Barbi Benton lifts weights, George Hamilton fasts, Michael Deaver tipples ginseng, Madonna pumps iron, "The Fridge" chows down on pork chops and Lindsay Wagner doses herself with "green blood"

WINNERS 45
Houston's "King of Torts" Joe Jamail goes after Texaco and wins a history-making $10.5 billion judgment

ON THE MOVE 49
Lanna Scott and Darlene Erickson stamp out the high cost of moving by using the U.S. mail

TIDBITS 50
Ringing in the New Year with a look at some very odd facts about Mother Teresa, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Springsteen and life in the U.S.A.

MAIN STREET 52
The imported gray squirrels of Salem, Oreg. are sitting pretty and plump this winter because they don't do nutting

TUBE 54
Smile (and weep) with Bea Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan, TV's new 24-carat Golden Girls

GALLERY 62
Keith Richards, Farrah Fawcett, Joe Namath and Steven Spielberg are just a few of the big names who contributed to the baby boom of 1985

JOCKS 68
Chicago Bear Jim McMahon sets his teammates a grizzly example

CONTROVERSY 72
Senators Gramm, Rudman and Hollings think their new law will bust the deficit by 1991, but some critics aren't so sure

ARTS 76
A rocking chair by furniture maker Sam Maloof is probably the best seat in the house

KIN 78
When it comes to boosting the careers of sisters Roxanne and Sandy Rogers, playwright Sam Shepard is a fool for love

SEQUEL 82
His company gobbled up by corporate takeovers and mergers, designer Halston fights for his label—and his livelihood

COPING 84
Opera's great tenor Plácido Domingo relives the anguish of searching for his family in the rubble of the Mexico City earthquake

INVENTORS 88
Chris Rusk's Stetro helps kids get the lead out by giving them a better grip on pencils

TO THE TOP 97
Chicago's "International Queen of the Polka," Vlasta Krsek, wows Johnny Carson

HEROES 98
Boston fire fighter Walter McGinn took a spectacular fall to foil a suicide

MAIL 10
PICKS & PANS 17
TAKE ONE 31
STAR TRACKS 91
CHATTER 100

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