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updated 01/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 58
Has Madonna got the smarts to do her own taxes? Can Ryan O'Neal make a comeback? Are earrings on men sexy or sissy? If it's okay for Princess Di to take a lover, what about poor left-out Prince Charles? Once again, you the readers talk back in our 11th annual PEOPLE poll

UP FRONT 30-40

If the Cold War is really over, huge savings on military spending may soon be possible. Here's how 16 men and women who may leave their mark on the '90s want to see that money spent

No one cheered louder for the invasion of Panama than Richard Gregorie, the former prosecutor who indicted Manuel Noriega and longs to see him brought to the U.S. for trial

More than two decades after she saw freedom crushed in the too-brief Prague Spring, Shirley Temple Black renews old ties and old friendships as U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia

CONTROVERSY 43
Former fashion executive M. Chris Blazakis helps the IRS seek redress for Nancy Reagan's "borrowed" couture

CRIME 51
Factory worker Larry Mahoney, whose drunk-driving collision with a Kentucky school bus led to a fiery explosion and 27 deaths, is found guilty and is jailed—despite evidence that the bus was a firetrap

ON THE MOVE 55
His private life in a state of repair and his bedside manner at last paying dividends, St. Elsewhere's Ed Begley Jr. finds himself an object of desire in She-Devil

PAGES 71
Literary agent H.N. Swanson made Hollywood deals for clients including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler—and made a little loose change for himself

JOCKS 75
Stock car racer Tim Richmond drove fast, lived faster and eventually paid the ultimate price; now others may be paying too

TEACHER 82
For video-game fanatics menaced by electronic gremlins, the national Nintendo Hotline helps kids, grannies and corporate execs hone the skills and strategy they need to survive

IN THE MONEY 85
Anglophile Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed spares no expense to restore the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's once-deluxe Paris villa

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
PASSAGES 46
CHATTER 88

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