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updated 12/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 56
Like the heroine of a modern Greek tragedy, haunted Christina Onassis couldn't escape fame, fortune or fate. One of the world's richest women, she gained and lost weight, lovers and four husbands and, just as she seemed in good spirits, mysteriously died at 37—still rich, powerful and forlorn

UP FRONT 62

The father of two children with cerebral palsy, Neil Young is honored by a music-therapy foundation

L.A. Law's Corbin Bernsen and actress Amanda Pays make it official in a super-high-security ceremony

SONG 71
Alchemist Randy Newman turns "Bad News from Home" into a Land of Dreams

DISCOVERY 74
Maurice Sendak's spooky art adds wonder to a newly published Grimm fairy tale

VOICES 79
Chan Parker recalls life with jazzman Charlie Parker, the haunting hero of Clint Eastwood's Bird

SPLIT 85
After 4½ years of bad phoning, Elton John and Renate Blauel hang it up

JOCKS 87
Barrel-racing champ Rachel Myllymaki, 11, can ride rings around her elders

WINNERS 91
Grandma Pat Morrison helps bust an alleged drug ring that trapped her kids

INTRODUCING... 105
Heather Langenkamp, who hopes to stand out among Just the Ten of Us on TV

ON THE JOB 109
Ray Jordan is a cut above the rest of Savile Row at suiting Prince Charles

TO THE TOP 115
Director Mira Nair films real street kids in her award-winning Salaam Bombay!

FAMILY 119
Chuck Carroll survived a childhood in institutions and a drug habit before finding his long-lost brother

PAGES 131
A best-selling vampire book crowns Anne Rice The Queen of the Damned

ON THE MOVE 137
Ed Butcher's Pulse will race if people buy his odd auto

SCREEN 143
Sasha Mitchell mutters his way to stardom as Spike of Bensonhurst

HOST 146
Welcome to the small time at L.A.'s Bite Size diner

VIDEO 149
E.T., the all-time movie blockbuster, scores again by coming home on tape

SCENE 156
He lost his legs and will to live in Vietnam, but Bill Fero found a new goal: helping the people he hated

SEQUEL 165
Brady Bunch fans of Barry Williams can again sigh over Big Brother—onstage

BONUS BOOK 169
An excerpt from a collection of his memos reveals former President Richard Nixon's tastes in wine (Bordeaux), women (Lollobrigida) and song (Chopin)

HAPPY 191
Auctioneer David Norton does a good turn for merry-go-rounds in peril

FOOD 195
Baking is sinfully easy given the laws of Cake Bible author Rose Beranbaum

HEROES 199
Tycoon John Corcoran could add fine, but he couldn't read till he was 48

ROYALS 205
Some footloose Brits floor Prince Charles, Di and the Queen on royal slippers

POP 206
If you knew Siouxsie and the Banshees, you'd be amazed they've lasted this long

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 55
CRITTERS 96
LOOKOUT 101
STAR TRACKS 138
CHATTER 208

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