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UPDATED 05/02/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/02/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 41
STAR TRACKS 63
CHATTER 138

ON THE COVER 90
Leona and Harry Helmsley, monarchs of a $1.4 billion real estate empire, are among the wealthiest people in the world. Now they face allegations of tax fraud (Leona is also charged with extortion) that threaten to bring their kingdom down. What might drive people who have everything to crave even more?

UP FRONT 42

Director Dennis Hopper's Colors, starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall, sparks a new awareness of gang warfare. Listen to the real-life combatants

Madonna cultivates Broadway in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow

Drs. Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart patent...a mouse!

After a life marked by drama, rejection and, ultimately, triumph, sculptor Louise Nevelson dies at 88

ON THE MOVE 57
Her troubled childhood behind her, Denise Crosby blasts off from Star Trek

IN THE MONEY 65
Dallas deejay Ron Chapman asks listeners for $20 and receives $244,240

WINNERS 67
Dominique Wilkins has a Gallic name, but his all-American ball playing leads the Atlanta Hawks into the NBA play-offs

TUBE 71
Sherman Hemsley does the ranting, but Anna Maria Horsford gets the raves on Amen

STYLE 77
Marc Jacobs' whimsical designs include a fashionable Freudian slip

CONTROVERSY 81
McDonald's has a bone to pick with vegetarian restaurateurs Daniel Prather and Bernard Shapiro

UPDATE 83
Roles have been scarce since Hill Street, but now Ed Marinaro stars in a TV movie as a man shared by three women

ON THE JOB 85
Jeanne Sallman, the odd-shoe lady, finds good homes for lonely footwear

INVENTORS 87
Spurred by her mother's approaching blindness, Elia Chepaitis devises a simple alternative to Braille

INTRODUCING... 105
Comely guitarist Lita Ford, who carves her name in heavy metal

ARTS 106
Without beasts or boasts, Guy Laliberté and his Cirque du Soleil serve up more fun than a three-ring circus

JOCKS 111
Julie Krone is riding high as racing's top female jockey

LOOKOUT 117
Once a child star in China, teenage classical pianist Tian Ying is winning American hearts and prizes

PAGES 121
Is Gregory Stock's Book of Questions a remarkable publishing success story?

ZOOM! 125
Cris Sommer and Linda "Jo" Felts, founders of Harley Women magazine, rev up the biker set

TEACHER 127
Penn State students go hook, line and sinker for Joe Humphreys and his class in fly casting

TROUBLE 131
For young Conan Owen, a photographic assignment leads to six years in a Spanish jail on a drug charge to which another man has confessed

BODY 135
All across the nation children are pumping iron, and some experts are asking whether little kids should have big muscles

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