In This Issue

updated 07/10/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/10/1989 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 72
The bitter court struggle between screen actor William Hurt and his former live-in Sandra Jennings, who wants millions in addition to support for their child, became a painful TV spectacle. Yet the full story of their relationship is even more puzzling and sad

UP FRONT 48-60

Myra Williams was 13 when she married Jerry Lee Lewis—and derailed his career. Now she tells the story behind Great Balls of Fire!

The drama at Ascot wasn't on the racetrack—as usual, four-legged beasts lost the limelight to such two-legged beauties as Di and Fergie

Erin Smith, 8, was the first to die in a stunning wave of child fatalities and woundings in Florida gun accidents. For the victims' families, the lethal mix of kids and guns is an ongoing tragedy

SCREEN 67
Filmmaker Spike Lee plays with fire in his troubling new movie about race relations, Do the Right Thing

TUBE 70
Forty-three years later, actress Jean Simmons replays the Great Expectations scene that launched her career, this time switching roles

PAGES 81
Sue Grafton, author of 'F' Is for Fugitive, spices up an alphabet soup of potboiling mysteries with a salty heroine

SEQUEL 85
What with drugs, jail and money woes, Butch Patrick has found real life scarier than The Ministers, on which he once starred

LOOKOUT 89
Wang Yani, China's 14-year-old art prodigy, brushes with greatness in the U.S.

STAGE 92
In a triumphal return to New York theater, TV legend Sid Caesar shows his wit is still burning bright

COUPLES 94
He hits the road—hard—and she books the tours. It's the heavy-metal marriage of Ozzy Osbourne and manager-wife Sharon

CONTROVERSY 98
Despite his victory in the Supreme Court, flag burner Gregory Johnson still hopes to see the government go up in smoke

SONG 102
Soap fans first saw matinee idol Michael Damian "Rock On" TV; now he has crossed over into reality with a No. 1 pop hit

PARTY 104
In the spirit of faith, hope and Cher-ity, Julianne Phillips, Alan Alda, Meredith Baxter-Birney and a certain singer gather in D.C. for a children's AIDS benefit

ON THE JOB 106
The country's oldest active Fuller Brush man, 90-year-old Charlie Tucker, is likely to bristle if you mention retirement

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 47
STAR TRACKS 64
CHATTER 108

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