Table of Contents

updated 05/19/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/19/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 36
In our eighth annual readers' poll, we examine the cosmic issues: Will Mick and Jerry marry? Will Dick Clark ever look his age? And just how popular is that fellow Dr. Huxtable?
by Michelle Green

TROUBLE 49
Revelations about his secret past in Hitler's army put former U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim on the defensive

DISCOVERY 52
Ornithologist Lester Short and wife Jennifer Home sight North America's long-lost ivory-billed woodpecker in Cuba

CONTROVERSY 57
In the wake of Chernobyl, Carl Sagan argues that modern technology is dangerously out of control

ON THE MOVE 65
Ashrita Furman turns human tumbleweed to set a world somersault record

TEACHER 67
Troubled Japanese have made the advice column of feisty, all-American Helen Bottel a hit

SPIRIT 75
Unitarian minister F. Forrester Church, son of the late Sen. Frank Church, challenges the religious right

COPING 81
Crippled when he was run over by a truck, Family Ties' Scott Valentine is back on his feet, thanks to an innovative hip implant

IN HER OWN WORDS 91
Author Susan Littwin says that young adults who refuse to grow up are becoming a postponed generation

PAGES 99
In her family chronicle, Rain or Shine, Cyra McFadden makes a shaky peace with her father, rodeo announcer Cy Taillon

TO THE TOP 105
Shovel-jawed comic Jay Leno goes for the funny bone, not for the jugular

BONOUS BOOK 110
In the concluding excerpt from Wallis and Edward: Letters 1931-1937, the couple who became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor bemoan their enforced separation and the cruelty of their fate

TRENDS 125
Don Featherstone scores bingo with his lawn flamingo

JOCKS 128
Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens teaches the Seattle Mariners a record-breaking lesson in humility

SEQUEL 134
Patrick Duffy returns to haunt Dallas, perhaps as Bobby's doppelganger

STYLE 138
French designer Christian Lacroix puts bustle back into haute couture

HEIRS 141
Roy Campanella Jr., son of the Dodger great, scores his hits as a filmmaker

MEDICS 145
Dr. Eugene Pergament pioneers a pregnancy test that provides earlier answers for mothers-to-be

FAMILY FEUD 151
Police say that when tobacco heir Steven Benson learned he was being written out of his mother's will, he killed her by booby-trapping her car

SCENE 156
It's bubblemania! as the 2nd Ever Bubble Festival blows into San Francisco

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 35
STAR TRACKS 71
LOOKOUT 122
CHATTER 158

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