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ON THE COVER 66

With the theft of secret letters written to Princess Anne by a palace aide, Commander Timothy Laurence, Britain’s House of Windsor finds itself beset by scandal—and talk of a royal divorce

UP FRONT 40-50

About half a million marchers, among them Cybill Shepherd, Glenn Close, Morgan Fairchild and Donna Mills, demonstrate for the right to choose

Tobacco heir turned anti-smoking activist Patrick Reynolds tweaks his clan with a smoldering family history, The Gilded Leaf

After hitting a bar in Valdez, Alaska, Capt. Jeff Hazelwood put the supertanker Exxon Valdez on the rocks

SCREEN 53

In a black comedy about high school suicide, teen star Christian Slater proves he’s not all sweetness and light

TOP 57

Drummer Jacob Armen thinks it would be pretty neat to be “the Buddy Rich of the ’90s,” but first he has to finish grade school

SEQUEL 59

A movie, a sitcom and a miniseries make former Monty Pythoner Eric Idle this week’s three-ring flying circus

OUT OF THE PAST 76

Twenty-six years after the scandal that rocked a government, onetime party girl Christine Keeler looks back at a life mired in failure

SONG 85

Bonnie Raitt may be happy with her new, sober self, but she’s singing the blues better than ever

ON THE MOVE 89

The reluctant star of the Fox network’s Cops, Florida deputy sheriff Linda Canada becomes one of TV’s most memorable women in blue

MAIN STREET 93

Thirty-one years ago, MIT’s Oliver R. Smoot Jr. lay down his 5’7″ body to measure the Harvard Bridge in units bearing his name; defenders of the tradition say his legacy must not be expunged

STAGE 97

Kit and the Widow, a wickedly British cabaret act, regularly makes sport of the Windsors—and the royal family just can’t get enough of it

AT HOME 101

Jim Stewart’s $6 million Florida home is concrete evidence he’s made it big in cement

JOCKS 103

Setting a world record for most marathons run in a year, England’s Richard Bird makes up in stamina and stubbornness what he lacks in hairline and speed

TROUBLE 108

Wounded during a shooting rampage in Miami, 4-year-old Jennifer Royal could become one of the youngest witnesses ever at a U.S. criminal trial

LOOKOUT 112

Does he want to be Wayne Gretzky or Keith Jarrett? Prep schooler Derek Geary hasn’t decided, but he has the talent to go either way

ON THE JOB 116

Chuck Pick, valet parker to the stars, handles Hollywood’s biggest wheels like a pro

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 11

TAKE ONE 39

CHATTER 118