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updated 05/26/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/26/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 30
Before you cast a vote on who is right or wrong in the Joan Rivers-Johnny Carson feud, read Joan's wrenching version of the events that led her from The Tonight Show into a late-night showdown with the man who made her a star

UP FRONT 36

An old man of the mountains, Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who conquered Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, dies of chronic lung problems

Police say a ring of hit men, led by self-styled "gun for hire" Richard Savage, found bloody work through classified ads in Soldier of Fortune

ON THE MOVE 49
Mandy Rice-Davies, once linked to Britain's notorious Profumo sex scandal, returns in Absolute Beginners

TEENS 53
Imaginative Bob Haro began doing bike tricks and wound up inventing freestyling, a wild new sport

SCREEN 59
Whether or not At Close Range—his new flick with Sean Penn—is a hit, café co-owner Christopher Walken will never go hungry

ARTS 67
Music history repeats itself when Christopher Hogwood takes the classics back to basics

INVENTORS 73
Young French genius Martine Kempf creates Katalavox, a computer that obeys spoken commands

TO THE TOP 81
Michael Gross of Family Ties tries to adjust to life in suburbia with a new wife (his first) and her two kids

TUBE 87
Oyez! Oyez! For the second time in two years, Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale are subpoenaed back to court for another go at Perry Mason

HAPPY 93
It's a new Knots Landing for Lorimar chairman Merv Adelson; he landed TV's Barbara Walters and tied the knot

KIN 94
A rare duo of identical gorillas, Mosuba and Macombo, has Midwestern zoogoers doing double takes

FAMILY 96
The surviving Frustaci septuplets put on their party hats to celebrate their first birthday

FAMILY FEUD 99
A contest of wills pits the Johnson & Johnson children against their stepmother in a bitter struggle for the family millions

SONG 109
Can Neil Diamond become the neo-Perry Como?

OUT OF THE PAST 112
Larry Broadhead died fighting in the Vietnam War, but his family had to battle to place his name on the war's honor roll

COUPLES 116
The marriage of Dynasty's pinup-perfect Heather Locklear and Mötley Crüe's scruffy Tommy Lee defines the term "odd couple"

SEQUEL 123
The U.S.S.R. refused for 12 years to give Irina McClellan a visa to join her American husband, Woody, but the real test of their marriage didn't begin until they were reunited

RADIO 129
The gift of gab and an encyclopedic knowledge of old songs has made Jonathan Schwartz a cult hero to pop classicists

STYLE 139
Prince Andrew's intended, Sarah Ferguson, turns out to be borrowing Di's clothes

MAIL 2
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 29
STAR TRACKS 133
LOOKOUT 137
CHATTER 140

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