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ON THE COVER 86

Her dreams destroyed by partner Randy Gardner’s disabling injury at the Lake Placid Olympics, Tai Babilonia kept skating but lost her footing in life—turning to drinking and drugs to conquer fear and unhappiness

UP FRONT 42-57

Two hundred years after the Bounty, the descendants of mutineer Fletcher Christian face trouble in their Pitcairn Island paradise

Zita, the last Habsburg Empress, dies at 96, and Vienna stages a full-pomp final tribute

TO THE TOP 65

Ex-model Joe Lara strips down for Tarzan in Manhattan

TUBE 68

Wonder Years’ star Fred Savage faces sibling rivalry at home—his little sister and brother are starting acting careers of their own

SCREEN 79

Penelope Ann Miller speeds toward stardom in Dead-Bang

SEQUEL 83

A son’s fatal illness put Eddie Rabbitt’s career on hold; now he’s back, singing with the heartbreak

COUPLES 94

Joe Ross was Maura Handren’s hero when he saved her from drowning; then they dried off and got married

TROUBLE 97

Psychologist Eugene Landy, shrink to the stars, loses his license for an ethical breach

GALLERY 98

Forced into exile, 14 million refugees hope for the kindness of strangers

CRIME 108

Proving that old dogs could use some new tricks, 82-year-old Jack Kelm is jailed for bank robbery

LOOKOUT 113

After cutting college classes to watch the soaps, Sally Sussman has her own show

MAIN STREET 117

He’s located next to a Dairy Queen, but Indiana’s Hermann Albers is the Rolls-Royce of Rolls-Royce dealers

LAURELS 121

Perfect timing at a tragic moment helps Ron Olshwanger win a Pulitzer Prize for photography

SCENE 125

Hollywood’s Kim Basinger and friends ante up $20 million to buy the little town of Braselton, Ga.

PAGES 127

The lesson of Geek Love, Katherine Dunn’s strange new novel about freaks and mutants, is that deformity is only skin deep

KIN 131

Though she hasn’t seen much of her father, Richard, Rain Pryor of Head or the Class has shown some of his talent for surviving hard times

HAPPY 135

The driving forces of the age—rock and real estate-converge as Jon Bon Jovi gives away his family’s home to promote his band’s LP

STYLE 136

In a stirring anatomical tribute, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn, Jodie Foster and others dress at half-mast for the Oscars

MAIL 8

PICKS & PANS 13

TAKE ONE 41

STAR TRACKS 59

CHATTER 138