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UPDATED 08/01/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/01/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 66
Is a seven-year itch the inevitable result of a seven-year hitch? PEOPLE checks out the marriages of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and a host of other celebrity and civilian couples to find out

UP FRONT 40

Enduring the hardships of the world's most desperate gold rush, in Brazil's rugged Amazon wilderness, Ismael Pereira is one of 10,000 miners who wish and work for one thing only—the strike of their dreams

Twenty years ago Jane Fonda's hubby, Tom Hayden, brought chaos to the Democratic convention. This time he brought Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy and a supporting cast of Hollywood's own

On a film set in Hungary, Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal sees his life and near death flash before his eyes once again

Was it a feat or folly? On the 50th anniversary of his famous flight to Ireland, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan still has them guessing

SONG 52
If you like your country music on wry with jalapeño lyrics, the choice may be Lyle Lovett or leave it

TO THE TOP 60
When writer Tom Bodett became the radio voice of Motel 6, he found he was checking into the big time

POP! 63
Taking his cannons on the road, gun expert J. Paul Barnett gives Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture a big bang

CRIME 83
In a macabre murder case with no corpse, airline pilot Richard Crafts is accused of killing his wife, Helle, a flight attendant, and using a wood chipper to destroy the body

TUBE 93
Ex-dancer Rita Rudner figured comedy was a skill she could learn; now she's one of George Schlatter's Funny People on NBC

INVENTORS 96
Ask Wesley Friesen about his popcorn on the cob, and you may get an earful

WEDDING 99
A Fox hunt turns into a wild-goose chase for the celebrity hounds as actor Michael J. weds former Family Ties co-star Tracy Pollan at a Vermont inn

SEQUEL 103
The amazing courage of burn victim Sage Volkman, 7, brings an outpouring of get-well wishes from the kids of Rock Springs, Wyo.

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 39
STAR TRACKS 55
CHATTER 106

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