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ON THE COVER 88

Garfield, that caustic cat of the comics, has become a multimillion-dollar business for cartoonist Jim Davis, who’s putting his pugnacious puss on TV

UP FRONT 24

Supermodel Christie Brinkley can do more than fill swimsuits: She’s writing the Brinkley book on beauty and the beach

House Republican leader Bob Michel led the fight for Reaganomics; now he’s fighting to save his job

Actor Vic Morrow’s death in the Twilight Zone crash inspires concern over movie stunts in Hollywood

GOING HOME 39

Grand opera’s Simon Estes brings down the house in his native Centerville, Iowa

TEACHER 45

Prince Charles, millionaire Armand Hammer and educator Theodore Lockwood bring Lord Mountbatten’s dream of vigorous education to New Mexico

SONG 49

After nearly a decade as the top U.S. rock band, the Eagles are winging it on their own

COUPLES 54

With moviemaker David Brown, Cosmo girl Helen Gurley Brown almost always practices what she preaches in Having It All

SCREEN 62

For director Steven Spielberg and actress JoBeth Williams, Halloween offers a special treat: the re-release of Poltergeist

BIO 77

Convicted killer Jerry Sousa returns to civilian life to teach college students about another crime: prisons

ADVENTURE 86

Birds do it; bees do it; now, thanks to ultralights, humans like Bruce Jenner can also fly

LOOKOUT 96

Earmuff moguls Bill Rayman and Hank Ridless

JOCKS 101

Stanford superathlete John Elway takes aim at a Heisman Trophy—and a possible baseball career

FOOD 105

Pumpkin farmer George Perry has a smile for every jack-o’-lantern

TROUBLE 106

Royal pressures send the Netherlands’ Prince Claus into an alarming depression

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 8

Teen throb Matt Dillon stars in CBS’ airing of My Bodyguard, while Erin Gray plays a washed-up model in NBC’s Born Beautiful

Jessica Savitch’s autobiography is all about a certain Anchorwoman

Early Frank Sinatra recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra are reissued in a six-LP, three-album set

Even with Sir Laurence Olivier as MacArthur, the film Inchon is a case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

STAR TRACKS 72

Barbra Streisand is all tressed up and on the go

Gary Coleman answers to a higher authority: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

PEOPLE PUZZLE 98

CHATTER 108