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updated 10/26/1987 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/26/1987 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 88
Some people think Fatal Attraction, with its tale of casual sex and grim retribution, is the most frightening movie they've ever seen. The scariest thing is, something like it could happen to anyone—and it has

UP FRONT 32
Three children with courage and character, Calandra Red Bird, Donnaree Johnson and Eddie Morales, refuse to surrender to the bleakness of circumstance

TRIBUTE 48
Clare Boothe Luce, an insistently feminine feminist, wrote the book—and a couple of plays—on making it in a man's world

TUBE 55
Playing a young mother with troubles at home allows actress Mel Harris of thirtysomething to draw on painful experience

TROUBLE 60
Bouncing back from a fortunate fall, 1,200-lb. Walter Hudson makes a heavy commitment to dieting

SPLIT 62
The Greek press says that Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou has a much-younger girlfriend, and that his wife has flown the coop. Critics are wondering if he's up to the job

BIO 65
For nearly 50 years, Minnie Pearl has been hollering and chasing fellers; offstage, she's genteel Sarah Cannon and she's already taken

STAGE 79
Bill Cosby's TV kids call her Grandma, but audiences off-Broadway at Moms call Clarice Taylor the funniest dirty old lady in town

HOST 83
After 44 years aloft as a landmark in Paris, the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel has come back down to earth in New Orleans

CONTROVERSY 87
Crusaders against drinking send a message to Bud Light's Spuds MacKenzie: The party's over, animal

CRIME 101
Suspected of shooting his family, slain farm boy Kirk Buckner is cleared with the arrest of his uncle, accused mass murderer Jim Schnick

ROYALS 106
Hold your horses! Britain's Princess Anne, tart-tongued and raring to ride, arrives in Nashville this week

STYLE 113
Make-over specialist David Kibbe overhauls his clients from split ends to toes

TO THE TOP 119
Filming Maurice, E.M. Forster's homosexual love story, was a risk worth taking for maverick moviemakers Ismail Merchant and James Ivory

SPIRIT 125
Burdened by fame and a rigorous conscience, self-help guru M. Scott Peck has a prescription for peace through faith

INTRODUCING...133
Bennington grad Jill Eisenstadt, who draws on her youth for an evocative first novel, From Rockaway

SEQUEL 139
Four years after Karen Carpenter's death, her brother, Richard, risks the perils of fatherhood and a solo career

HAPPY 143
With this ring (of the cash register), Vic Radeka takes Debbie Francis as his bride in a Florida supermarket

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 31
STAR TRACKS 51
CHATTER 146

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