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updated 09/16/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/16/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

STAR TRACKS 6
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman get to work in Ireland, Liza Minnelli says it's Greek to her, Bob Hope helps out in his native England, and more

UP FRONT

34 The suicide of former Soviet Chief of Staff Sergei Akhromeyev leaves behind a grieving family and a mystery about his role in the coup

38 Still on the rebound from bankruptcy and a marital breakup, veteran country singer Dottie West is killed in a tragic Nashville car crash

40 Clarence Thomas and other survivors of the horrific New York City subway crash count their blessings and remember the terror

42 Their babies were switched at birth eight years ago, and one was given up for adoption. Now Jodie Pope has faced off against Eugene and Edith Moore in a bruising custody battle for a confused and frightened young boy

TO THE TOP 48
They're stars in Sun City: Four geriatric punk rockers from that Arizona retirement community are proud to be One Foot in the Grave

TUBE 53
Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer, beware! Maureen O'Boyle of tabloid TV's A Current Affair has you beat—in the TV Q survey at least

TROUBLE 56
Columnist Jimmy Breslin, the consummate New Yorker, is robbed of his clothes, and perhaps his illusions, in a Brooklyn melee

STYLE 61
Manhattan hairdresser du jour Oribe has a lock on supermodel styles—and if you're a civilian, he'll cut you too for $250, if you don't mind waiting a year or so

JOCKS 64
With one electrifying jump. Philadelphia-born Mike Powell leaps from near obscurity straight into the record books

INVENTORS 67
Colorado teenager Casey Golden's fast-dissolving golf tee puts him in the driver's seat

HOLY COW! 73
Running on sheer gut, a bunch of Short Eat Guys turned a Terrebonne, Oreg., road race into a chubby chase

ON THE JOB 75
Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld encodes a not-so-secret message in a new issue of 29-cent stamps

SONG 81
His brushes with the law behind him, "Marky Mark" Wahlberg raps up a new hit record with help from big brother Donnie of New Kids on the Block

CRIME 84
Alarmed that the wrong man might go to jail, "gentleman bandit" Lon Perry—who always apologized to his victims—confesses to a two-year holdup spree after losing his job

BODY 86
Madonna and Princess Di make up with Frank Toskan's M.A.C. cosmetics

CONTROVERSY 91
Although Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband wants to rent back his family's castle in eastern Germany, for now he's still Prince Frederic of Hollywood

COVER 94
Six years after her double mastectomy, actress Ann Jillian, 41, gives new hope to cancer victims as she prepares for the arrival of her first child

PAGES 101
Once the belle of Fairburn, Ga., best-selling novelist Anne Rivers Siddons writes unsparingly about women and families in the modern South

SCENE 105
Corbin Bernsen turns the filming of his new movie, Frozen Assets, into a family outing, with parts for his mom, Jeanne Cooper, and brother Collin

KIN 109
Cliff and Norm aren't the only regulars at Cheers: The bar's least loquacious patron is bit-part player Phil Perlman, real-life dad of Rhea

SEQUEL 111
Teacher Jaime Escalante, whose classroom mastery inspired the film Stand and Deliver, resigns in anger from L.A.'s Garfield High School

ANIMALS 115
Animal-rights activists battle local residents in Hegins, Pa., during the town's annual Labor Day pigeon shoot

TRIBUTE 122
In a handful of American classics, director Frank Capra, who died last week at 94, deftly employed such stars as Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Jimmy Stewart to glorify the common man

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
THE INSIDER 33
PASSAGES 118
ROYAL WATCH 121
CHATTER 124

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