Table of Contents

updated 09/07/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/07/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 40
Mark Harmon and his wife, Pam Dawber, have lost their battle to win custody of Sam Nelson, 13, the son of Mark's sister Kris and the late Ricky Nelson; the entire affair has shattered a once close-knit family and left Sam a confused and frightened boy

UP FRONT 46

A hostage in Beirut for 62 days, newsman Charles Glass tells how he slipped his chains and escaped from his sleeping captors

Colorado's sharp-spoken Democratic Congress-woman Patricia Schroeder, liberated from her role as Gary Hart's right-hand adviser, considers another presidential bid—her own

WINNERS 53
Marion "Two-Ton" Tinsley, chairman of the checkerboard, defeats Don "Kentucky Wonder Boy" Lafferty to retain his world championship

TO THE TOP 61
Her superheated sex scenes with Kevin Costner in No Way Out make a steamy star of Sean Young

SONG 67
At 16, Debbie Gibson takes the wholesome road to hitsville with her single Only In My Dreams

ON THE MOVE 68
Carrie Fisher draws on her reckless descent into drugs for a winning first novel, Postcards from the Edge

HEIRS 75
The ninth generation of Twinings proves that tea isn't only for two

VIDEO 81
Corpulent comic Louie Anderson is mounting a heavy assault on TV

PAGES 85
The latest in a long line of distinguished Southern writers is a sage septuagenarian named Mary Ward Brown

INTRODUCING... 93
Violin virtuoso Stefan Milenkovic, 10, who fiddles around on his skateboard almost as often as he does on the concert stage

COPING 97
Singer Arlo Guthrie refuses to worry about whether he'll die from the same incurable disease that killed his father, Woody, and he won't take the test that would tell him

CONTROVERSY 103
A knee-jerk reaction? Mary Hart fans want to know why her legs hardly show on Entertainment Tonight

SEQUEL 111
The house that artist Grant Wood made famous is turning into an American Gothic tale all its own

STYLE 112
Ashley Richardson has made herself a supermodel because she's not afraid to throw her weight around

SCENE 119
Gentrification roars into a N.Y. neighborhood, where yuppies live alongside a squadron of Hells Angels

JOCKS 127
If good looks could kill, Argentine tennis ace Gabriela Sabatini would win this week's U.S. Open by just showing up

BIO 135
Headed for a brilliant career, the late actress Elizabeth Hartman charmed the critics but lost the battle for her own mental health

HOST 149
Fraught with a chili-con-carnival atmosphere, Rebecca's is California's hot new restaurant

ON THE JOB 155
Advising homeowners how not to be crime victims, reformed thief Ray Johnson has the courage of his many convictions

SCREEN 159
Sleaze, Louise! Movies like Chainsaw Hookers and Surf Nazis Must Die are paying off in cash and laughs in the video stores

FEATS 164
It's no sweat: You, too, can make your armpit a charmpit, thanks to Thelma Williams and her odor testers

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 39
LOOKOUT 106
STAR TRACKS 132
CHATTER 166

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