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updated 06/20/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/20/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 76
Bawdy Bette Midler and sly, cerebral Lily Tomlin team up onscreen for the first time in Big Business. Was there weeping, wailing and a gnashing of egos on set? No, but there were a couple of giggling millionaires

UP FRONT 36

Four personal stories show how ordinary South Africans, both black and white, find their lives tangled in the snares of apartheid

TV's most angry fella, Morton Downey Jr., opens his heart to a gay brother stricken with AIDS

WINNERS 51
When Nancy Reagan wanted Raisa Gorbachev to know she cared enough to give the very best, she presented her with one of Julia Spidell's handcrafted quilts

IN HIS OWN WORDS 53
We're destroying nature's sunscreen, the ozone, warns a NASA scientist, and unfortunately the sky does have limits

OH NO! 56
For Queen Elizabeth it was just a day at the races until Tony Buckmaster cantered by bareback

PAGES 59
Terry Ward's newsletter, Notes from the Dump, is a marvel of creative recycling

FEATS 60
Dressing for success, a group of California farmers put on their Bibbs and made the world's largest salad

INTRODUCING... 67
They Might Be Giants and they might not, but two guys from Brooklyn—John Flansburgh and John Linnell—are laughing all the way to the brink

TROUBLE 72
Investigating the killing of unarmed suspects by the Ulster police, British detective John Stalker discovered he'd been more thorough than his superiors wanted

ON THE MOVE 75
An Eleanor Powell or Ann Miller she isn't, but dancing great-great-granny Ruth Spargur is tapping into a new career

SCENE 89
Barbara Mandrell comes through in the clutch for charity with some celebrity Softball down home in Nashville

STYLE 92
Success comes in many shapes for mix-and-match designer Sandra Garratt

STAGE 97
More than a match for Madonna, Joe Mantegna scores a Broadway triumph in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow

TUBE 103
Melancholy comic Richard Lewis gets off his analyst's couch just long enough to make a cable special called I'm Exhausted

SPLIT 107
At Kensington Palace, Princess Diana is holding her royal marriage together; her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, isn't so lucky

CONTROVERSY 113
Paul Newman gets cheesed off in court during a legal battle over his food company

PARTY 114
The Brits and the Yanks split the winnings at this year's Tony Awards and Broadway, as usual, comes out ahead

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 35
STAR TRACKS 70
CHATTER 116

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