In This Issue

updated 09/11/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/11/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 94
She was the queen of a nationwide real estate empire, but Leona Helmsley courted trouble by cheating on her taxes—and now she faces prison

Up Front 46-56

After a lifetime protecting the lions he loved so dearly, Born Free's George Adamson meets a violent death deep in the Kenyan bush

With a little help from friends like Patti LaBelle, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood, Rob Lowe and Sly Stallone, The Who celebrates 20 years of the rock opera Tommy

When the cast includes Patty Hearst, Iggy Pop, Johnny Depp and Polly Bergen, and the director is John Waters of Hairspray, does the Cry Baby script really matter?

SPLIT 60
Their marriage broken by the fugitive life, novelists Salman Rushdie and Marianne Wiggins call it quits

COPING 69
Fighting back from cancer and a snapped pitching arm, Dave Dravecky refuses to write off his career

CRITTERS 77
If Oscar the fish rolls over, there may be a whole lotta shakin' goin' on

KIN 81
While his dad led a peaceful revolution back home in Poland, Lech Walesa's boy Slawek spent the summer in the U.S. with a polka band

MEDICS 83
Researchers Francis Collins and Lap-Chee Tsui raise hopes of a cure for cystic fibrosis with a major gene discovery

SCREEN 90
Laura San Giacomo is hotter than anyone in the sleeper hit sex, lies, and videotape

SONG 101
Women have a thing for country singer Clint Black: Some call it lust

PAGES 107
Though she can't speak or move, cerebral palsy victim Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer has written her remarkable story

FAD 111
British physicist Stephen Hawking has a place in Chicago's heart—and on its T-shirts

ADVENTURE 113
For ex-Bengal Lancer Francis Ingall, the glory days of empire are still a charge

TRIBUTE 119
The fashion world bids adieu to tastemaker Diana Vreeland

BIO 120
At 74, bluesman Willie Dixon hasn't lost a beat, and he's winning the acclaim that has long been his due

TROUBLE 128
Oh dahling, it's dreadful—Zsa Zsa Gabor is heading for court

JOCKS 132
The money's nice, but for TV angler Babe Winkelman, fishing comes first, second and third

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 45
CHATTER 134

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