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updated 09/01/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/01/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 84
Our annual preview spotlights the contributions of Farrah Fawcett, Joan Rivers, Paul Newman, Debbie Harry, Huey Lewis and Free-Range Chickens to the fall of American civilization 1986

UP FRONT 28

Despite frowns from mom and flak from sis, Zsa Zsa Gabor marries yet again

There's romance in the air—or is it just broccoli?—as singles night comes to the nation's supermarkets

Street gangs rampage and injure 40 at a Run-D.M.C. concert; the rap group says you can't excuse it but it's not the music

Championing the middle class, gruff Rep. Dan Rostenkowski leads the House fight for tax reform

CRITTERS 44
A four-foot snake named G.E. gives a special glow to Florida veterinarian Elliott Jacobson

TRENDS 47
Ralph Shaffer's toy Madballs are indescribably ugh-ly, but they're turning a beautiful profit

BIO 48
Bill Monroe, architect of bluegrass music, keeps building on the legend in his eighth decade

SCREEN 57
Cast as a home wrecker in Heartburn, chanteuse Karen Akers was left singing the blues after most of her scenes were scissored

STAGE 61
Broadway lightning strikes a first-time playwright, 26-year-old Reinaldo Povod, whose hit show, Cuba and His Teddy Bear, stars Robert De Niro, Ralph Macchio and Burt Young

PAGES 69
Vietnam vet Bill Broyles Jr. takes an emotional journey back to the battlefields in Brothers in Arms

SEQUEL 79
After 50 years on the road, Woody Herman can't shake a whopping $1.5 million debt to the IRS

IN THE MONEY 83
Yuppies Michael Dickerson and Charlie Green make a bundle on a brief fad

ARTS 105
There's no lack of luster or lust in Martha Clarke's hit show Vienna: Lusthaus

SPIRIT 109
The congregation speaks in signs at Arleta, Calif.'s Beth Solomon synagogue of the deaf

ON THE MOVE 113
Broadway finds a new Fred Astaire in madcap Englishman Robert Lindsay

STYLE 119
Raquel, Farrah and Goldie are mannequins for Vicky Tiel, queen of the strapless dress

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 27
STAR TRACKS 75
LOOKOUT 117
CHATTER 122

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