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UPDATED 10/13/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/13/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 28
Best friends and now "sisters," Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Diana, Princess of Wales (yes, Fergie and Di), are having a royal ball—at work, giggling on the phone, swapping clothes and dealing with their mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth

UP FRONT 34

The White House's John Poindexter, unsung hero of the Daniloff deal, manages crises without showing his face

Jane Fonda, Morgan Fairchild, Chevy Chase, Moon Zappa and dozens of other Hollywood notables flood California in a fight for clean water

CONTROVERSY 43
After the strange case of the Rev. Harry Cole and his wife, Jackie, arguments over the right to die will never be the same

TUBE 47
Dynasty's Linda Evans shows her mettle in the Australian-made miniseries The Last Frontier

COUPLES 51
Baseball's Ron Darling made his best pitch and caught a model wife, Toni O'Reilly

ARTS 58
Scorned by the gallery elite, New York painter Jay Wilson takes to the streets

FOOD 62
Author Jacqueline Higuera McMahan (The Salsa Book) spikes her meals with heaps of chile sauces

TO THE TOP 67
An all-black sex comedy, She's Gotta Have It, puts budget filmmaker Spike Lee on the movie map

SONG 75
After years on the back roads, the Fabulous Thunderbirds roar into the pop mainstream

ON THE MOVE 79
In the world according to Chicago columnists Cheryl Lavin and Laura Kavesh, love is a battlefield

JOCKS 87
The Chicago Bears' Willie Gault is a fancy dancer off the field too

TROUBLE 88
James Brolin's June "wedding" to Jan Smithers came as a shock to his wife, Jane: They're still married

IN THE MONEY 90
If you find a cockroach in your laundry, blame designer Susan Wonderly

VIDEO 93
Situation wanted: SCTV's Catherine O'Hara, currently In HBO's Really Weird Tales, seeks steadier work

SCREEN 97
Blake Edwards' latest film enables daughter Jennifer Edwards to play out a real-life Family Feud

COPING 101
Breaking free of the secret despair of adult illiteracy, Fran DeBlasio discovers a new world through books

BIO 108
Jazz genius Ornette Coleman explores the far-flung boundaries of the musical universe

ON THE JOB 116
Mammalogist Merlin Tuttle goes to bat for bats

VOICES 121
The Supremes, the Temptations and the Miracles owe their walk and some of their talk to Maxine Powell, Motown's Empress of Etiquette

INVENTORS 127
What does the secret Stealth plane look like? Modelmaker John Andrews thinks he knows

RESCUE 133
A good-natured gorilla named Jambo plays genial host to an unexpected 5-year-old guest

LINGO 134
Science editor Edward Tenner outputs a new guide to jargon: tech speak

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 27
STAR TRACKS 56
LOOKOUT 130
CHATTER 136

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