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UPDATED 01/23/1989 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/23/1989 at 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 56
After the brutal 1980 slaying of 20-year-old Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy Playmate he adored and planned to wed, director Peter Bogdanovich found his devotion turned to obsession. Now he has married Dorothy's little sister, Louise, and friends are wondering: Is he pledging himself to a woman—or a memory?

UP FRONT 36

A tranquil prisoner in his own closely ordered but inescapable world, West Virginia's Joe Sullivan provided Dustin Hoffman with the insight he needed to play Rain Man's autistic savant

The jeers turn to cheers as quarterback Boomer Esiason, pro football's Most Valuable Player, leads his Cincinnati Bengals to a showdown with the 49ers at the Super Bowl

Breaking up is hard to do, but Sean and Madonna have had lots of practice, and this time they say it's for keeps

TOP 51
Now that Pat Sajak has spun off to a talk show of his own, Wheel of Fortune's daytime fate rests with former placekicker Rolf Benirschke

TROUBLE 70
Last summer Vicki Korolko escaped with her daughter, Sarah, into the new Underground Railroad, joining a growing number of fugitive parents seeking to protect their children from alleged sexual and physical abuse by ex-spouses. This nationwide clandestine network has aroused heated controversy, but its desperate clients say it is their only hope for freedom from fear

HAPPY 92
Once Kevin Zaborney, the cupid of Clio, Mich., latched onto the idea of National Hugging Day, he simply wouldn't let go

BODY 95
Rock singer Kathy Peck and Dr. Flash Gordon act in concert to warn of the dangers of ear-splitting music

SCENE 99
It was all pom-poms and circumstance as 4,700 teenagers descended on Dallas for the High School Cheerleaders National Championship

STAGE 103
A.R. Gurney Jr., who writes plays about his oh-so-genteel family and friends, was afraid that The Cocktail Hour was too close to the bone for his mother to love—but she does

PARTY 106
The American Cinema Awards Foundation salutes Hollywood's unlikeliest triumvirate, Clint Eastwood, Bette Davis and Julio Iglesias

ARTS 108
With his wild public paintings and private shenanigans, artist and free spirit Robert Lenkiewicz frames a reputation as Plymouth, England's mad muralist

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 35
STAR TRACKS 67
CHATTER 112

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