In This Issue

updated 12/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 122
Take a hike, all you post-adolescent hunks and thirtysomething heartthrobs; this year's sexiest man is that still foxy, near sexagenarian Scot, Sean Connery

UP FRONT 58-68

Pan Am Flight 103 went down a year ago, but victims' relatives won't let the memory die

A 1985 jet crash killed their son and 247 other U.S. soldiers; Doug and Zona Phillips want to know why

Comedian Redd Foxx wasn't laughing when the IRS raided his home

SPLIT 71
Volatile star James Woods calls it quits with his wife of four months

PAGES 73
Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker is a Wall Street memoir that's right on the money

CONTROVERSY 79
Black artist David Hammons's painting of Jesse Jackson as a white man sets off a violent reaction

PARTY 80
Barbara Walters, Kathleen Turner, Georgette Mosbacher play rhinestone cowgirls

ANGEL 83
Maine millionaire David Franklin opens his bank account to the needy

ON THE MOVE 89
Polio and a drug habit behind him, David Sanborn makes a little Night Music

BIO 93
Budd Schulberg looks back on life as an outsider

ON THE JOB 99
Schooled on the streets of New York, drug agent Pat Shea takes to the skies

POP! 103
Graeme Base concocts a mystery for kids and precocious adults

JOCKS 105
Soccer goalie Tony Meola lifts weights—he's carrying the U.S. to the World Cup

TUBE 108
Life in Hell cartoonist Matt Groening introduces The Simpsons

TROUBLE 116
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci splits for the U.S.—and a married man

IN THE MONEY 119
Model train enthusiast Dick Kughn adds the Lionel corporation to his collection

SPIRIT 130
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz has a Chanukah gift: He has translated the Talmud into English

TO THE TOP 135
The residents of NBC's 227 get a flamboyant new tenant, Toukie Smith

KIN 139
Judge Frederick Wapner is a chip off the old gavel

COLLECTORS 143
Superfan Ken Voss builds a living memorial to the late Jimi Hendrix

VOICES 147
After surviving the Vietnam War as a child, author Le Ly Hayslip relives the horror

SCREEN 153
Randy Quaid enjoys a memorable Christmas Vacation

PAST 157
Ex-burlesque queen Blaze Starr can still bare her soul

TRIBUTE 166
Choreographer Alvin Ailey added basic black culture to formal dance

SEQUEL 168
Rolling in dough, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards say the Stones are still bad

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 57
HEIRS 113
HAPPY 115
WINNERS 163
CHATTER 170

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