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ON THE COVER 82

Exclusive Palm Beach is rocked—and the media riveted—by charges that a boozy evening on the town led to a rape at the Kennedy family compound while Sen. Ted Kennedy, his son Patrick and nephew Willy Smith were in residence

UP FRONT 38-54

When Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin fell in love on the set of The Marrying Man, their sizzling behind-the-scenes shenanigans turned into a story in itself

Told he has cancer, Highway to Heaven star Michael Landon hopes for a miracle

A macho man among the mannequins, unlikely fashion fan Sylvester Stallone creates a frisson (shiver of excitement) at Paris designer showings

Suffering a broken leg near the bottom of America’s deepest cave, Emily Mobley endured a grueling four-day passage to safety

Children at a Pennsylvania school are still in shock after a midair crash that killed Sen. John Heinz and turned their playground into an inferno

TUBE 57

Murder, She Wrote, they wrote. Now, Bill Link remembers his late partner, Dick Levinson, in a fictional TV movie, The Boys

SPIRIT 69

In an American television first, a 16-year-old girl named Gina undergoes the wrenching Catholic ritual of exorcism—and sparks renewed debate about the Devil

TO THE TOP 72

Was it all a dream? America awakens to find Deborah Norville gone and Katie Couric the new Today coanchor

TRIBUTE 78

Novelist Graham Greene roamed the world’s violent fringes to spin morality tales that read like thrillers

TEACHER 97

University of Colorado Prof. Patricia Nelson Limerick leads a campus posse of New West historians in an assault on the mythology surrounding the Old West

COUPLES 103

Sausage mogul Jimmy Dean sings again, but now it’s praises for new love Donna Meade, the country singer for whom he left his wife of 40 years

BIO 107

Bigger and. he says, better than ever, George Foreman, 42, is back to try to regain boxing’s heavyweight title

TROUBLE 114

Fighting for freedom from religion, 9-year-old twins William and Michael Randall are locked in a battle with the Boy Scouts

SONG 118

A shirtless hunk named Gerardo bursts onto the pop scene with a saucy hit. “Rico Suave”

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

ROYAL WATCH 35

THE INSIDER 37

STAR TRACKS 94

PASSAGES 117

CHATTER 120