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updated 10/27/1986 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/27/1986 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 52
Nervous, excited and determined to stick it to critics who predict an early burnout, Joan Rivers becomes the first woman in history to host her own late-night TV talk show

UP FRONT 32
Hundreds of die-hard nuclear peace marchers crusade across the U.S. through places like Barstow, Calif., La Grande, Ore. and Grand Island, Nebr.

CRITTERS 45
Nick Daniloff left Moscow, but his dog, Zeus, didn't, and the KGB suspects a plot

TUTU MUCH 46
When Britain's Michael Clark dances, ballet turns the other chic

CONTROVERSY 48
Soldier of fortune Robert K. Brown tells how shady gunrunners like Eugene Hasenfus operate

PAGES 61
British journalist Marjorie Wallace relates the bizarre story of the twins who chose to be silent

ON THE JOB 67
Uh-oh. Now pro basketball's 7'7" Manute Bol has some weight to throw around

STYLE 75
Swatch out! Michel Jordi plans to rule the watch market with a wristless wonder called Le Clip

ON THE MOVE 77
To the tune of nice, not vice, the Miami Sound Machine charges American pop charts with a conga crossover

TO THE TOP 81
England's Cecil Kennedy has painted flowers for almost 60 years and he isn't about to go out to pasture

CRIME 82
Victim of a callous betrayal, Ann Murphy was not only carrying Nezar Hindawi's unborn child, but a bomb he allegedly had hidden in her suitcase when she tried to board a packed El Al jetliner

TRIBUTE 92
Without whirlpool inventor Candido Jacuzzi, California as we know it might never have existed

OOPS! 97
Richard Steel thought his busted violin might be a Stradivarius, but there were strings attached

ARTS 98
Art Spiegelman uses his family's nightmares in Maus, a remarkable comic book about mice, men and the Holocaust

SPIRIT 105
Journeying to France, Pope John Paul II visits an old pal, Brother Roger

SEQUEL 108
Back at work on Today, Jane Pauley also proves an able anchor at home with the kids

FAMILIES 112
How fares the American Family? Better than ever, judging from Ricky Nelson's kids, twins Gunnar and Matthew and sis Tracy; Whitney Houston and her backup mom, Cissy Houston; the Buckleys, Jim, Bill and son Chris; the Sutters, first family of hockey; those unlikely cousins, Mickey Gilley, preacher Jimmy Swaggart and rocker Jerry Lee Lewis; and the thriving tribe of Lloyd Bridges with sons Beau and Jeff

IN HIS OWN WORDS 127
Cops—who are they? What do they think of themselves and of us? Author Mark Baker looked for answers

TOP DOG 132
Ilene Hochberg is putting on the dog with her Vogue spoof, and sales have gone through the woof

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 31
STAR TRACKS 110
CHATTER 134

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