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UPDATED 04/09/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/09/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 90
From Jackie Kennedy's pillbox hat to the caftans that camouflaged Liz Taylor's bulge period, Halston draped the famous. His death last week sent another shock wave through an industry ravaged by AIDS

UP FRONT 58-68

As South Africa turns its face to the future, the people of the small town of Ventersdorp confront the daunting prospect of change

Guam is no island paradise for lawyer Janet Benshoof, charged with violating the territory's new abortion law

We've had the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs; now George Bush has launched the War on Broccoli

Old England makes merry as Fergie and Andy produce a little sister for Bea

BIO 71
Mario Vargas Llosa, who has explored Peru's corruption in prizewinning fiction, tries to do something about it by running for President

SONG 81
Pop's Gloria Estefan embarks on the road to recovery after a devastating bus crash

JOCKS 87
The St. Louis Blues' Brett Hull, son of the great Bobby, reveals a genetic predisposition for scoring

TO THE TOP 100
On the wings of a spectacular eagle, rookie Robert Gamez wins his second pro golf tournament and heads for the Masters

TUBE 103
Public TV's This Old House is as popular as ever, but critics say executive producer Russell Morash has opened the door to commercialism

ON THE MOVE 111
Student protester Cai Jinqing's escape from China turned out to be a coup for Wellesley's basketball team

EARTH 117
Among environmentalists, Ed and Betsy Marston's award-winning High Country News is known as "the conscience of the West"

IN HIS WORDS 121
French medical researcher Dr. Etienne-Emile Baulieu has discovered a safe way to stop pregnancy with a pill, but don't look for it at your drugstore anytime soon

HOST 125
On Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Buck Gotschall runs the only bed-and-breakfast in the U.S. that's housed in a lighthouse that lights

DISCOVERY 129
When NASA launches its giant Hubble Space Telescope next week, scientist Al Boggess will be sending off his $2 billion pet project

CRIME 133
Brokenhearted mother Tammy Brannen describes the nightmare of her 5-year-old daughter's unsolved disappearance

PARTY 139
After the Oscars, Billy Crystal, Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson led the hardy revelers who lived through the telecast

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
STYLE WATCH 53
THE INSIDER 57
PASSAGES 84
CHATTER 142

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