Table of Contents

updated 10/12/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/12/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 102
Setting Japan on its ear as he begins a world concert tour for the ages, Michael Jackson reacts at long last to those bizarre rumors about his life offstage, telling the world he's been hurt, and providing a startling vision of how Michael sees Michael

UP FRONT 34

Garrison Keillor, chronicler of small-town America, leaves his roots and settles down in Manhattan

Tough, tireless and patient, septuagenarian activist Molly Yard is leading NOW into the '90s

Tearing the Veil from CIA secrets, reporter Bob Woodward has a new blockbuster and a rift with William Casey's widow

A national sewing bee stitches AIDS survivors together in a crazy quilt of love and grief

TROUBLE 50
In striking comparison, New York Jets star Mark Gastineau joins the NFL scabs, while Massachusetts construction worker Joe Dudek says no to the job opening of a lifetime.

CONTROVERSY 59
Feeling low? Economist Dr. Ravi Batra says that you will be in 1990, when it's time for the next great depression

SCREEN 64
If you're wondering why newcomer Robin Wright got the part as the most beautiful girl in the world in The Princess Bride, just take a look

COPING 71
Pamela Kostmayer found a job even more thankless than being a Congressman—being a Congressman's wife

ON THE MOVE 79
Jeopardy!'s debonair quizmaster, Alex Trebek, has questions to all the answers, including the one about why he lives with his mother

TRIBUTE 87
As choreographer, dancer, director and lover, the late Bob Fosse was ready, willing and able

ON THE JOB 88
When push comes to shove, New York tugboat skipper Paul Mahoney muscles mighty ships all over the harbor

VOICES 97
Onstage or off, monologuist Jo Harvey Allen is 40 characters rolled into one

VIDEO 114
Brooklyn comic Elayne Boosler is proof that good things happen to stand-ups who also serve and wait (on tables)

HAPPY 120
At Denny's Please Touch Shop, 13-year-old Denny Daughters wants blind patrons to poke, prod and pry before they buy

IN HIS OWN WORDS 123
Historian William McNeill compares AIDS with devastating plagues of the past

ARTS 129
Frankie and Doug Quimby teach black kids the song-and-dance traditions of their slave ancestors

STYLE 133
Getting back to basics, kids at a Baltimore elementary school say goodbye to designer clothing and hello to uniforms

STAGE 134
Eisenhower is dead, but Mort Sahl isn't; the rumpled iconoclast is opening on Broadway to revive his career

LOOKOUT 139
Big-time barrel racer Charmayne James is the teenage sweetheart of the rodeo circuit

FAMILY 141
Fed up with motherhood, Patricia Harleman embarrasses her kids as punk rocker Bebe Gunn

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 33
STAR TRACKS 55
CHATTER 144

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