In This Issue

updated 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 70
Emily Litella. The Coneheads. Church Lady. Get to know me! Those wild and craaaazy guys! Saturday Night Live played the American funny bone like a tuning fork; now, celebrating the show's 15th anniversary, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Joe Piscopo, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey and other company members gather to remember those insane years on comedy's front lines

UP FRONT 36-46

An ABC docudrama, The Preppie Murder, tries to tell the story of New York City's Jennifer Levin slaying—and may cause pain to her family

Elton John gathers Jane Seymour, Princess Stephanie, Richard Gere, Bonnie Raitt and a bevy of other stars under the stars for his manager's 40th birthday

Thanks to Yulia Sukhanova, the first Miss U.S.S.R., Soviet-American cultural exchanges have never looked better

Tormented by the death of the son she lost in last year's bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, sculptor Suse Lowenstein transforms her agony into a wrenching work of art

COPING 49
Beneath Washington Redskin Dexter Manley's cocky facade was a frightened little boy who didn't know how to read

MAIN STREET 53
Nonagenarian newspaper owner Kuniko Terasawa is very much her own woman—not to mention her own publisher, editor, reporter and janitor

PAGES 57
Author Tom McGuane may have a poet's soul and a roué's track record, but back home in Montana he's a cowboy at heart

HELPING HANDS 63
Looking for architect Robert Leathers? Follow the trail of playgrounds he has left around the country

SONG 69
Up from the underground, erstwhile goth-rockers Love and Rockets launch themselves onto the pop charts

HERO 97
A stunt driver for TV and the movies, San Francisco cabbie Chuck Hollom plays hero of the streets in real life

ROYALS 101
Wills and Harry head back to school, while new author Fergie dodges her critics and starts a personal next chapter

BIO 102
Tom Monaghan of Domino's Pizza has everything money can buy, but he's dreaming of things that it can't

TROUBLE 112
Professing his undying love, an obsessed fan, armed with a pistol, goes looking for actress Justine Bateman

STYLE 115
Wardrobe master Patrick Norris spruces up the cast of thirtysomething for fall

MAIL 6
PICKS & PANS 11
TAKE ONE 35
CHATTER 118

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