In This Issue

updated 10/02/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/02/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 60
A woman of many well-chosen words, Roseanne Barr writes frankly, and with seething humor, about her hard-knock life—and her struggle to break out of the kitchen and into the spotlight

UP FRONT 36-46

Longing for a better life in the West, East German refugees Michael and Heike Dürer risk a harrowing journey to freedom

Friends and family mourn the death of Steven Stayner, kidnapped as a child, whose horrific story inspired the miniseries I Know My First Name Is Steven

Viscount Althorp, Princess Diana's baby brother, dashes to the altar with Victoria Lockwood, a most unconventional bride

Poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, a gentleman who was also a scholar, dies at 84

TUBE 48
No stranger to trouble, actress Cheryl Paris plays a victim of more of the same in NBC's Sweet Bird of Youth

SEQUEL 53
Asking for a recall, some of his Palm Springs constituents want to ring down the curtain on Hizzoner Sonny Bono

TRENDS 59
When a stylish fan took his necktie in hand, Minneapolis newsman Don Shelby found he had really tied one on

DREAMERS 81
A man of eclectic tastes, and a ticket for every occasion, retiree John Cristi never saw a show he didn't like—and has seen everyone from Menudo to Frankie

INTRODUCING... 87
The Pixies, four Bostonians out to make musical magic

FOOD 91
Elvis and Ronald Reagan find common ground—in Rick Tweddell's vegetable garden

ARGOT 94
Sometimes reading his lips can be an adventure; President Bush brings an exotic new syntax to the Oval Office

ARTS 96
When painter Frederick Brown hears the blues, his imagination translates sound into sight

INVENTORS 101
A seven-pound desalinating hand pump called Survivor saves the lives of shipwrecked sailors William and Simone Butler

PARTY 102
All dolled up with someplace to go, Tracey Ullman, Ken Wahl, Fred Savage, Paula Abdul, James Woods and Mom celebrate at lavish post-Emmy fetes

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 35
STAR TRACKS 92
CHATTER 104

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