In This Issue

updated 07/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 62
One night with the wrong man left an unwary teenager a terrible legacy: AIDS. Today, at 24, vivacious Alison Gertz is battling the disease with courage and hope. And she is not alone. Six other women with the killer virus reflect on the pain and trials of their fight to survive

UP FRONT 24-34

Amid the chaos of the $500 billion savings-and-loan mess, First Son Neil Bush, a former director of a failed Denver thrift, defends his embattled reputation

Steffi Graf's nemesis these days isn't Martina Navratilova or Monica Seles, but her father Peter's involvement in a paternity and blackmail scandal

To critics, Nucla, Colo.'s first annual Prairie Dog Shoot was a cruel carnival; to others it was good, bloody, profitable fun

The trial of three young men in the brutal rape and beating of the Central Park Jogger hears from a surprise witness: the Jogger herself, frail but composed

IN HIS WORDS 39
In spite of the myriad of problems besetting NASA, space authority John Logsdon believes we should still shoot for the stars

TO THE TOP 44
British crooner Lisa Stansfield learned the Philly sound where? Over there

INVENTORS 49
It's summer, and bug-suit designer Pam Panella is launching a sting operation

TUBE 51
No need to phrase it as a question. Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy! and the new Super Jeopardy!, knew enough to say simply, "I do"

PAGES 57
Happily married Megatrends 2000 authors John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdine forecast an equally rosy future for the world

BIO 78
He'll get you out of jail, but he won't do it quietly: Alan Dershowitz, legal scholar and furious advocate, is the man to call if you've got a verdict that needs overturning

SCREEN 84
Caught in the web of the summer's chiller comedy, Arachnophobia, actress Harley Jane Kozak is getting the bugs into her career

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
THE INSIDER 23
STAR TRACKS 75
CHATTER 86

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