In This Issue

updated 04/03/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/03/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 88
Once, says Kristy McNichol, she felt like "a lost little animal." Now starring on NBC's Empty Nest, she describes the shattering emotional breakdown that nearly wrecked her career and tells how she pulled herself back from the darkness

UP FRONT 46-56

Ignoring a death sentence from the Ayatollah, Reza Pahlavi campaigns to be recognized as heir to the throne of Iran

Britain goes gaga over Indian beauty queen Pamella Bordes, an expensive call girl with friends in high places

Seeking more money for herself and their 6-year-old son, William Hurt's ex-lover Sandra Jennings takes the actor to court—and airs some very soiled linen

TUBE 58
Finished with addiction—and at peace with Don Johnson, the father of her child—Patti D'Arbanviile is wired for a comeback on Wiseguy

TROUBLE 63
When Chrysler told him to stop using his own name commercially, tavern owner Jeep Molnar said it was his before it was theirs

ANNIVERSARY 64
On the 10th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, many who lived nearby struggle to deal with their lingering fears

OFF THE WALL 74
A Pittsburgh crane operator claims he's built the world's biggest pool table

PAGES 79
Present at the creation of Motown, Smokey Robinson, singer, composer and legend, reveals in a new autobiography that crack had him "living in hell"

WINNERS 98
Gary Zeller's Amazing Zel-Jel has Hollywood stuntmen so fired up that it has earned him a special Academy Award

SCREEN 103
Hoping to carry more weight in movieland, comedian Rick Ducommun dropped a quick 216 lbs. for his role in The 'Burbs

COPING 111
Once reduced to silence by stuttering, former basketball star Bob Love has found a new voice, a new job and new confidence

SEQUEL 117
Ted Bessell's career ran aground after Thai Girl, but Tracey Ullman threw him a lifeline

CONTROVERSY 123
Two California couples lived through every parent's nightmare when their babies were accidentally switched at the hospital

TEACHER 126
Something clicked when former actress Jana Taylor began teaching photography to disadvantaged kids in L.A.

POP! 133
Four nifties from the fifties, the Taffetas are as hip as tail fins and poodle-cuts

PARTY 134
Comic Relief III co-hosts Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal marshall the forces of humor in support of the homeless

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 45
STAR TRACKS 72
CHATTER 136

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