ON THE COVER 88
In Los Angeles Marlon Brando's son Christian is charged with murder in the shooting death of his pregnant sister's Tahitian lover. The defense: It was a terrible accident
UP FRONT 48-60
Her warnings of a nuclear apocalypse have come to nothing, but Elizabeth Clare Prophet, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant, remains at the center of a Montana fire storm
Arnold, Goldie, ZZ Top and a posse of stars belly up to the buffet at a Back to the Future Part III Western-style blowout
Baffled and angry over the poisonous racism that killed their teenage son, the parents of Yusuf Hawkins remember their boy and cry out for justice
ON THE MOVE 67
With a dash of Walton-style populism and a dollop of TV recognizability, Ralph Waite throws his hat into the congressional ring
Michael Walsten figured liberated East Europeans might like some U.S. pen pals; now he's got more than 7,000 letter-writers to pair up
Wisconsin's Michael Feldman, who plays the wise guy on radio's Whad'ya Know? quiz show
ON THE JOB 79
With Mikhail Gorbachev in Washington for the summit, U.S. Chief of Protocol Joseph Reed faces a week of receiving lines, parties and schedules so tight that they squeak
Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and George Burns are among the throngs who gather in tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.
After failing to show for a series of court dates for drugs and drunk driving, Cheers star Kelsey Grammer now has one with a Los Angeles jailer
MAIN STREET 107
Those whom time and illness could not part, bureaucracy puts asunder, as Lincoln and Rose Marie Justice end their marriage so she can get Medicaid
Bounced from acting school in his youth for lack of talent, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof star Charles Durning proves, again, it was all a mistake
Cancer finally lays claim to one of its bravest victims, actress Jill Ireland, who months before her death wrote a touching remembrance of her late son, Jason
Once again Carol Burnett is creating comedic chaos on the tube; off-camera she's getting her psyche in order
Their parents founded the Mamas and the Papas and the Beach Boys; now Chynna Phillips and Carnie and Wendy Wilson have a hit LP of their own
PICKS & PANS 13
THE INSIDER 47
STAR TRACKS 87
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