Table of Contents

updated 02/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 58
For the first time, John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, tells the strange, fateful story of the obsession that drove him to murder

UP FRONT 30

All-terrain vehicles—those proliferating little off-road scootabouts—are cute and fun, but they nearly killed teenagers Bob Vance and Chad Raney

Tecumseh, Nebr. is a sleepy heartland hamlet whose claim to fame is made in Amerika

In Britain, it's the American rebellion all over again, as five Yank rowers, including Chris Clark and Dan Lyons, defect from the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

SCREEN 44
After five seasons, Shelley Long says cheerio to Cheers, claiming she wants more time to play mother and movie star

FAD 57
Health trendies say yes to snorting vitamin B12, but whether it really does any good, nobody nose

MAIN STREET 74
Society is indebted to the struggling farmer, so businessman William Carey decided to pay off an old debt on his own

FOOD 78
Yuppies eagerly queue for loaves at Berkeley's Cheese Board bakery

SONG 80
When Wall Street analyst Gregory Abbott took stock of his talents, the result was a pop-single hit

JOCKS 85
David Robinson, the tallest midshipman ever, is too big to sail with the Navy, but just right to play with basketball's pros

STAGE 90
Jackie Mason was a funny rabbi, so now he's a big hit on Broadway in The World According to Me!

CRITTERS 94
Climbing aboard the gravy train, Lord Avebury offers the dogs of Britain a new source of food: himself

PAGES 97
First-time novelist Karleen Koen shines brightly with Through a Glass Darkly

TO THE TOP 101
Frenetic minister Jeff Smith, the Frugal Gourmet, is blessed with two best-selling cookbooks and a hit TV show

TROUBLE 109
Missing in action, Terry Waite, the patron saint of hostages, may be the latest victim of terrorism. Also, a look at historical hostages, including Julius Caesar and Richard the Lionhearted

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 29
STAR TRACKS 50
LOOKOUT 105
CHATTER 112

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