In This Issue

updated 02/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/19/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 78
As Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas demonstrate in the black comedy The War of the Roses, breaking up is not only hard to do, it can turn the most civilized couples into raging antagonists

UP FRONT 52-62

Our sniff-and-tell panel rates the personalized perfumes of Liz, Joan Collins, Cher, Debbie Gibson and Julio Iglesias—among others

For his daughter Maki, Nelson Mandela's imminent release after 27 years in prison stirs both bitter memories and a longing to know him at last as a father

The troubles of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev are turning Princeton Sovietologist Stephen Cohen into a media star

Imprisoned in Auschwitz, boxer Salamo Arouch fought—literally—for his life; Triumph of the Spirit is the story of his hard-won survival

TUBE 67
Able at last to talk about her husband's last words on his suicide tape, Joan Rivers is back on track with a new outlook and a yes-she-can-talk show

CONTROVERSY 74
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan tweaks President George Bush with an unexpected tax-cut proposal

SEQUEL 88
In a return to those thrilling days of yesteryear on TV, Johnny Crawford of The Rifleman is reunited with his brave pa Chuck Connors

BODY 91
With more than 400 diet centers and a splashy celebrity clientele, former dental assistant Jenny Craig turns weight loss into financial gain

HOT! 97
Elton John's done it, and so have Bruce Willis and Rick James—at L.A.'s China Club, you never know who might show up to perform

SCENE 101
The only difference between competitive cat shows and human beauty contests is that feline contestants can't claw their way to the top

PAGES 105
In Chained Eagle, former Vietnam POW Everett Alvarez tells how more than eight years of brutal captivity tested his strength and the bonds of family

ON THE JOB 111
Wholly Unlikely! Texas housewife Vicki Graswich changes into a bat costume and patrols the streets of Austin at night

CRIME 113
Since their daughter, Jeanne, was murdered in her college dormitory, Connie and Howard Clery have campaigned tirelessly for campus security

BIO 119
Danny Aiello's tough guy image is no act; he cracked a few heads and broke a few laws before hitting Broadway and Hollywood

SCREEN 131
Rodeo cowboy-turned-actor Brad Johnson turns heads and breaks hearts in Steven Spielberg's Always

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
INSIDER 51
STAR TRACKS 134
CHATTER 136

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