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updated 03/13/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/13/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 80
Emerging from a second stay at the Betty Ford clinic, a less svelte—but straight and sober—Elizabeth Taylor is hailed by Hollywood in an extraordinary tribute

UP FRONT 38-53

Survivors of United Airlines Flight 811 recount their 24 minutes of terror as the crippled jet limped back to Hawaii, minus 9 passengers sucked into the night

Fired after 29 years as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry reveals the injured humanity behind the Great Stone Face

Two women claim baseball great Steve Garvey, married last month, was way off base when he loved them and left them pregnant

SPLIT 59
After years of making their family ties bind, David Birney and Meredith Baxter Birney call it quits on their 15-year marriage

BIO 64
Sandy Dennis, famous for her range of nervous tics onstage and onscreen, leads a life at home that is contented and quite conventional—except for her 37 cats and three dogs

CONTROVERSY 71
Convicted child killer Joel Steinberg admits he rubs people the wrong way, but can't understand why they think he's a monster

INTRODUCING... 88
Sisters Tracey Bryn and Melissa Brooke, who took their California dreams to London and became the queen bees of bubble-gum punk

WORDS 91
Psychiatrist Judith Rapoport explores the bizarre behavior of the boy who couldn't stop washing—and others afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder

TROUBLE 103
Veterinarian Pat Redig tries to save Minnesota's endangered trumpeter swans from an insidious enemy—shotgun pellets that poison and kill

TUBE 106
A new cable television special confirms that surrealist comedian Steven Wright is firmly planted out in left field

LOOKOUT 113
America says willkommen to German chanteuse Ute Lemper and her repertoire of songs by composer Kurt Weill

SCENE 116
Battle-hungry New Yorkers like to watch Billy Dean's foxy female boxers kick off their heels and put up their dukes

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 37
STAR TRACKS 55
CHATTER 118

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