In This Issue

updated 11/27/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/27/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 114
Kitty Dukakis was a shining star in public life, but after her husband, Michael, lost last year's presidential election, her drinking got out of hand. She went into rehab and seemed to be making progress. Then her demons drove her to a desperate act

UP FRONT 46-58

The historic breaching of the Berlin Wall brings joy and sadness to Manuela von Chielanski-Lallinger

What if they gave a tribute and everyone came? Eddie Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and almost all of Hollywood turn out to support Sammy Davis Jr. in his fight against cancer

Sentenced to 1,200 hours of community service, Oliver North joins the war against drugs in Washington, D.C.

Minnesota's Mike Plant is setting forth on an incredible adventure—a single-handed, nonstop, round-the-world sailboat race

FAMILY 59
Valiantly battling cancer, Jill Ireland copes with the death of son Jason McCallum

CONTROVERSY 64
The late mythologist Joseph Campbell is accused of racial and religious bigotry

TO THE TOP 68
An ear for dialogue and a taste for crime send Sea of Love writer Richard Price to the head of his Hollywood class

DREAMERS 93
On a remote Philippine island, Americans Tom and Diane Palmeri wage a private war against human misery

SEQUEL 103
In an apparent suicide, disgraced Washington, D.C, lobbyist Craig Spence is found dead in a Boston hotel

KIN 105
Shakira Caine, Michael's wife, puts her new line of spangly jewelry on sale at some of the world's swankiest stores

PAST 109
A vanished street Viking named Moondog returns to New York City as an international star

CRIME 113
With seven books overdue, Norcross, Ga., library patron Karen Lindsay found she was living on borrowed time

PAGES 122
The reclusive novelist who wrote Dad, William Wharton, emerges from hiding—and vents his anger over a daughter's tragic death

ON THE MOVE 127
After recovering from a brutal assault, Fran Drescher brings heart, beauty and a voice that could cut glass to every other movie in town

DISCOVERY 133
Biologist John Todd plans to cleanse the world of pollution

IN HIS WORDS 137
Writer Paul Brodeur claims that radiation from everyday electrical sources may be hazardous to one's health

HOST 143
Chicago chef Steve Langlois is out to prove that "Midwestern haute cuisine" is no oxymoron

PARTY 147
Donning robes and rollers, Sandra Bernhard, Joni Mitchell, Teri Garr and others reinvent the pajama party

MAIN STREET 153
All was quiet in Mobridge, S.Dak. Then came the tumbling tumbleweeds

STYLE 154
For the five Massullo sisters, there's a new use for Thanksgiving leftovers: turkey-feather coats

ARTS 157
French artist Anne Mitrani fashions dolls so real they could be your children

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 45
STAR TRACKS 120
CHATTER 160

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