In This Issue

updated 08/07/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/07/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 68
Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke arc kaput. So are the Fondas and the Spielbergs. What with palimony, alimony and common-law suits, the stakes in high-profile splits are higher than ever

UP FRONT 36-46

Insisting they are more than disco ghosts from pop music's past, the Bee Gees return to the U.S. for their first tour in 10 years

Morton Downey Jr., TV's mouth that roared, gets a gag order from his sponsors

Anchorwoman Mary Alice Williams, proving her worth at NBC News, looks ahead to a new baby and a new show—Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

WINNERS 51
In a stunning comeback from a near-fatal shooting accident, cyclist Greg LeMond scores a miracle victory in the torturous Tour de France

TO THE TOP 54
Vietnam refugee Mary Xinh Nguyen, daughter of an unknown GI, wins $25,000 as Revlon's woman to remember

CONTROVERSY 56
For quadriplegic David Rivlin, life on a respirator wasn't worth living. Last month he won—and exercised—his right to die with dignity

SPIRIT 63
Franciscan friar Brother Isidore is a peripatetic institution on the highways and byways of suburban Claymont, Del.

TRIBUTE
Japanese millionaire obsessed by James Dean commissions a 120-ton memorial to the screen's late little giant

HAPPY 82
Pitcher Tim Burke is an ace in the bull pen, but he saved his best relief work for the Guatemalan child he adopted

ON THE JOB 84
From delivering the mail to driving the hearse, Seumas McSporran is a one-man service cartel on the isle of Gigha

PAGES 89
Melody Beattie's life is getting better all the time, thanks to her two best-sellers on "codependency"

RADIO 93
Tom and Ray Magliozzi find radio stardom as NPR's Car Talk motormouths

PAST 99
Tarred by the brush of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, baseball's "Shoeless Joe" Jackson may yet have his final at bat

MAIN STREET 104
New York writer Ian Frazier followed his romantic fantasies to the sprawling Great Plains and discovered a compelling reality

TROUBLE 111
Heading for a legal showdown with billionaire Donald Trump, entrepreneur Ed Zito lays his cards on the table

STYLE 112
Two East Coast mothers create the thoroughly modern Mommy Doll, a toy whose place isn't just in the kitchen

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 35
STAR TRACKS 102
CHATTER 114

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