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updated 08/22/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/22/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 33
CHATTER 102

ON THE COVER 70
The concluding excerpt from the Albert Goldman biography paints a vivid picture of John Lennon's rocky marriage to Yoko Ono and his last troubled years

UP FRONT 34

Vice-President George Bush has been everywhere and done everything, but it is as the loving family patriarch of Kennebunkport, Maine, that he really comes into his own

Avid golfer Kenny Rogers found a little surprise at the 18th hole—500 guests, including Cybill Shepherd and Dolly Parton, on hand to honor his 50th birthday

Eighteen years after her defection to the West, prima ballerina Natalia Makarova performs again with Leningrad's famed Kirov ballet

INTRODUCING... 48
Rob Ramsel, the half-naked fellow who popped up at a Benson & Hedges party

TUBE 49
Cast in CBS' The Cavanaughs, Christine Ebersole found more than a great part—she found a great marriage partner

MAIN STREET 52
In the summer of '44 they vowed to stay friends. In the summer of '88 Jean Milburn, Genella Tankersley, Clara Lee Shipp, Winola Horn, Polly Tadlock and Bonnie Kutch are still getting together four times a year

CRITTERS 58
Their Houston neighbors want Gerald Yoakum and his simian children, Joshua and Jason, to find a new (animal) house

PAGES 63
The Yellow Wind, David Grossman's best-selling book about the plight of the Palestinians, kicks up controversy in Israel

IN THE MONEY 65
If you like your guys husky, but with hearts of mush, check out the personals in Susie Carter's Alaska Men

ARTS 83
Pop archivists David Wheeler and Bob George possess a record-breaking record collection

TROUBLE 87
Some say it was Olympic diver Bruce Kimball's drive for perfection that caused him to lose control of himself and his car, killing two teenagers in Brandon, Fla.

SCENE 90
A maddening new amusement park in California makes the rat race fun

DREAMERS 92
With her concert barge in New York harbor, violist and violinist Olga Bloom is leading the latest wave in chamber music

STYLE 96
Ungaro, Lagerfeld and de la Renta may disagree, but Victor Costa's designs are the highest form of flattery—really

PARTY 100
A little Kentucky town called Eighty Eight keeps a date with history

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