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UPDATED 05/15/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/15/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 74
There's not a dry eye in the house as Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney, Justine Bateman and the rest of the Family Ties crew tape the show's 176th—and final—episode

Up Front 50-60

Ten-year-old David Able was born without arms and legs but has courage to spare

Bill Cosby and Barbra Streisand are among those honoring Ella Fitzgerald

Splitting with lover Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke sues for a fistful of dollars

COPING 65
Five months after a serious head injury, Gary Busey is back on his bike—helmetless

STAGE 73
Ron is gone, so presidential impressionist Jim Morris has learned to do George

CONTROVERSY 82
Cajuns are ragin' as upstarts from Texas enter the crawfish stakes

TO THE TOP 85
Montanans shell out for Sheila Kirkpatrick's cowboy hats

HOST 89
Hollywood stars park their Harleys at Ed and Vern Savko's down-home diner

MAIN STREET 93
Omaha housing chief Robert Armstrong lays down the law to shape up the projects

TRENDS 99
Greg Trabert and his family clean up with the world's first laundromat/health club

TROUBLE 101
Texas developer George Mallick vows to clear his own name and Jim Wright's

HAPPY 105
Ron Forshee doesn't think his Granny Fannies should be the butt of any jokes

BONUS BOOK 106
In The Andy Warhol Diaries, Mr. Enigma dishes about Jerry Hall (right), Jane Fonda, Madonna, Ryan O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett and others

JOCKS 128
High school pitcher Jon Peters is an A student but can't learn how to lose

ON THE JOB 131
At Larry Sharpe's Monster Factory, students don't hit the books, just each other

ON THE MOVE 137
Rock vocal coach Elizabeth Sabine is the preeminent teacher of screech

ARTS 141
Elaine Duillo paints book jackets that seem to breathe—heavily

WORDS 145
Jim Coe tells how driftnet fishing by Asian nations may threaten the ocean's ecology

POP! 153
San Francisco's Bellini Baby bar has a Pampered clientele

OOPS! 155
New York wine merchant William Sokolin drops $519,750 at dinner

KIN 159
Dom's kid, Peter DeLuise, is a hit in 21 Jump Street

INTRODUCING...163
Melissa Etheridge, who brings acoustic rock her big voice and a serious 12-string

SCENE 165
When it comes to retirement homes, the Last Post is the cat's meow

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 49
CHATTER 168

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