Table of Contents

updated 09/14/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/14/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 86
Michael Jackson's new album is Bad, but is it good? The critics weigh in, and his manager answers those way-out rumors about nose jobs, hormones, skin bleach and Liz Taylor

UP FRONT 32

An epidemic of fear and loathing in Arcadia, Fla., leaves Louise and Clifford Ray and their three AIDS-infected children homeless and bitter

Once more unto the breach, former PATCO member John Thornton helps found a new union for air traffic controllers

Movie lovers mourn the death, at 81, of master director and hell-raiser John Huston, and that most appealing of film heavies, Lee Marvin, 63

SCREEN 47
Actress Jennifer Grey survives a car crash with boyfriend Matthew Broderick to emerge as Dirty Dancing's sizzling star

SONG 53
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam bop up the charts with their own brand of hip hip-hop pop

INVENTORS 57
Gail Zayka's anatomically correct dolls help children facing surgery understand what's going to happen

PARTY 61
Bill Cosby, Roberta Flack and others ante up their time at a Jesse Jackson fund-raising bash

ON THE MOVE 62
Thirsting for the truth, PEOPLE tracks down rumors that Bud Light's party animal, Spuds MacKenzie, died in a plane crash, was trampled by Clydesdales or drowned in a vat of Coors

TO THE TOP 66
It's raining, it's pouring, and songbook and cassette sales are soaring for Wee Sing creators Susan Nipp and Pam Beall

INTRODUCING...81
Teenage pop singer Tiffany, who hits the mall tour, for sure

KIN 85
A recent-vintage lacocca, Lee's 23-year-old daughter Lia, runs her pop's new wine business

VOICES 103
Ex-Yankee great Bill "Moose" Skowron remembers a time when real baseball players didn't eat sushi

SPIRIT 112
America's hero-worshipers, hucksters and heretics prepare for the second coming to America of Pope John Paul II

CRIME 125
When psychopath Diane Downs shot her own children, gumshoe author Ann Rule got on the case

COPING 131
Paralyzed in a diving mishap, Broadway director Jack Hofsiss discovers hope and humor beyond his despair

WINNERS 137
Unperplexed by puzzles, jigsaw champ Donna Klett invariably sees the big picture

IN HIS OWN WORDS 141
Philosophy professor Allan Bloom delivers a scathing indictment of our universities—and our lives—in his best-selling The Closing of the American Mind

HAPPY 147
Britain's most adorable (and least talkative) prince, Di's shy Harry, celebrates his third birthday

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 31
STAR TRACKS 64
CHATTER 150

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