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ON THE COVER 100

In the wake of Abbie Hoffman’s suicide, his friends paint a moving portrait of a colorful ’60s activist who, when the fanfare ended, fought a losing battle with manic depression

UP FRONT 44-57

On a ranch in northern Mexico, police unearth the body of student Mark Kilroy and 12 other victims of a macabre cult

Charlie Chaplin’s Swiss neighbors raised a little cane on the centennial of his birth

A waiting a possible trial for drug trafficking, contra-booster John Hull makes a last stand in Costa Rica

SCREEN 59

Aping her dad, Monkee Micky, Ami Dolenz climbs into show business with her first film, She’s Out of Control

PEEKABOO! 65

Kilted bagpiper Mike Rowan faces the eternal question

VOICES 66

Photographer Horace Bristol helped as John Steinbeck gathered The Grapes of Wrath 50 years ago

IN THE MONEY 76

Calculating the public debt, Susan Williams finds Uncle Sam’s figure just gets bigger

SPIRIT 79

Churchgoer Dewey Chafin worships the Lord with rattlesnakes

INTRODUCING…87

Elvis impersonator Peter Singh, the Singin’ Sikh

COUPLES 89

Married actors Susan Goeppinger and David Anders have said “I Do” onstage for 18 years

WORDS 93

If you think a tater is something to douse with sour cream, you need Paul Dickson’s Baseball Dictionary

ON THE MOVE 113

In CBS’s Guts & Glory, tenacious, bullheaded David Keith plays tenacious, bullheaded Oliver North

POP! 123

Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney have made The Kathy & Mo Show an off-Broadway hit

SONG 127

Canadian singers Sharon, Lois and Bram are the hottest sound on the playground

STYLE 131

When their homes need a facelift, Merv Griffin, Elizabeth Taylor and Goldie Hawn call on Waldo Fernandez, Hollywood’s in interior designer

FOOD 135

Bob Meek’s mussels grow in the strangest places

STARTING OVER 139

Former Ugandan President Godfrey Binaisa has a new career, in Brooklyn

TO THE TOP 145

Fine Young Cannibal Roland Gift has two: looks to die for and a voice to match

ADVENTURE 151

Injured climber Joe Simpson cheated death in the Peruvian Andes

TRIBUTE 155

Sugar Ray Robinson is gone, but the sweetness lingers on

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 7

TAKE ONE 43

STAR TRACKS 118

CHATTER 158