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updated 09/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 87
As summer fizzles, fall's set to sizzle with a medley of star-studded movies, TV shows, books and music featuring the likes of Mel Gibson, Danny DeVito, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessica Lange, Randy Newman, Anne Tyler, Kate Jackson, Mickey Mouse, Michelle Pfeiffer, Keith Richards, Lisa Bonet, Willie Nelson and Bette Midler, to name but a baker's dozen

UP FRONT 44

After years of effort, Jean Strauss, 33, enjoys an unusual family reunion with the birth mother she had never met and seven siblings she wasn't sure she had

Fergie and Andy finally pick a name for their baby, Princess Beatrice, and while their choice rubs some Brits the wrong way, the Yorks at least are one big nappy family

Jesse Jackson, Ethel Kennedy, Martin Sheen and others welcome Cesar Chavez back from his 36-day protest fast

CRITTERS 59
Felled by the sweltering heat, Whitey, a Manhattan carriage horse, gets a vacation in the country

PARTY 63
Rock's young bucks—Eddie Van Halen and Jon Bon Jovi among them—pay homage to the granddaddy of the electric guitar, Les Paul

SCREEN 69
What's a nice Catholic girl like Mercedes Ruehl doing in a wicked comedy like Married to the Mob? Stealing it

TROUBLE 79
Stalked by a mad poet, Ruth Finley pursues her tormentor down the corridors of her own past

HOST 105
Bibliophiles love to book themselves a room at Oregon's literary lodge, the Sylvia Beach Hotel

STAGE 109
Jerry Seinfeld is a big name in stand-up comedy even if no one can remember it

SONG 113
No spring chicks, The Del Rubio Triplets (honest) don go-go boots and hot pants to prove their multigenerational appeal

IN THE MONEY 119
With her low-priced copies of Giorgio, Obsession and other famous fragrances, Deborah Richman finds the sweet smell of success

LOOKOUT 131
Four-year-old Chrystal Booko holds the record as the world's youngest barefoot waterskier

ARTS 133
Peter Toth's Hawaiian statue marks the end of this nomadic wood-carver's 16 years on the Trail of the Whispering Giants

INVENTORS 137
The latest in Japanese technology is OPEC's worst nightmare come true: a car that gets 6,000 miles to the gallon

INTRODUCING...138
Magician Melinda Saxe, who has 14 topless dancers in her act but nothing up her sleeve

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 15
TAKE ONE 43
STAR TRACKS 124
CHATTER 140

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