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updated 08/31/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/31/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 32
Edgar Rosenberg's suicide shatters his wife, Joan Rivers, who speaks for the first time and with heartrending candor about the circumstances of her husband's desperate act and her efforts to go on for the sake of their daughter, Melissa

UP FRONT 26

The earth didn't move, but a good time was had by all when the stars came together in a harmonic convergence

Bank robber-turned-businessman Delbert Dunmire drops a bundle for a high school class reunion in the Bahamas

JOCKS 39
Tall and tan and young and comely, Santa Monica's Sinjin Smith earns big money playing ball in the sand

SCREEN 43
At 16, Britain's Emily Lloyd has critics salivating over her terrific performance in Wish You Were Here

WINNERS 49
Oakland's rookie phenom Mark McGwire is slugging his way into the baseball record books

FANTASY 50
Imaginative builder Forbes Kiddoo has created his own updated Shangri-la, and it's floating offshore in Sausalito

FOOD 57
It's pure shellfishness, of course, but Bill and Dorée Webb have succeeded in making oysters a year-round treat

PAGES 58
Out of the Pacific Northwest comes a gonzo thriller writer named Richard Hoyt

FALL PREVIEW 63
Never mind the frost on the ground or the chill in the air: This fall is the hottest ever, thanks to surprising new shows, movies and records from Dolly Parton, Lisa Bonet, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Michael Jackson, John Ritter, the Star Trek crew, Cher, Rob Reiner, the Cars, Farrah Fawcett, Albert Finney, Billy Joel, Kirstie Alley and Bruce Springsteen, to name just 15

COUPLES 81
Country music outlaw Jerry Jeff Walker is riding high again because his tart-tongued wife, Sue, told a lot of people where to get off

ARTS 87
New Jersey is for music lovers, now that Hugh Wolff has fine-tuned the Garden State's main orchestra

STYLE 91
Having redressed his wrongs with 20 months in jail, fashion biggie Albert Nipon returns happily to selling dresses

CONTROVERSY 95
San Francisco architect Donald MacDonald wants to box the homeless in, but the city says no

BODY 96
Fitness fanatics go to lift their spirits and then some at a rigorous California bodybuilding camp

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 25
CHATTER 98

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