April 23, 1990 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 86

His final illness began with a sore throat. “Mom,” he said, “I want to go to the doctor.” AIDS finally claimed Ryan White, but nothing could diminish the memory of the teenager’s courage. Among those who kept the last sorrowful vigil with Ryan’s mother, Jeanne, was PEOPLE correspondent Bill Shaw, a friend of the family’s

UP FRONT 36-50

With Earth Day and an all-star ABC special approaching, Hollywood just can’t get green fast enough. Ted Danson, Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton-John, Hart Bochner and others share their concern for the environment and their determination to do something about it

Together again for a TV movie, Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert and Arnold the pig agree that Green Acres is evergreen

Kids are screaming, parents sighing (and buying) as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-mania rocks a shell-shocked America

JOCKS 55

Leaving behind the perils of high-steel construction work, Walter Zembriski got down off the girders and onto the golf tour

HAPPY 58

After their cars collided head-on, Ronnie Woody and Priscilla Van Steelant might have gone splat if their lifesaving air bags hadn’t gone whoosh

SONG 61

When songwriter-to-the-stars Michael Bolton brought home a Grammy of his own and a platinum album, he offered no apologies—he knew that he’d earned it

JOB 70

It’s a dirty business, but someone has to do it; filth-buster Don Aslett shares some secrets of the cleanup man’s trade

PAGES 75

Out of prison and free of the drugs that nearly destroyed her, rogue narc Kim Wozencraft celebrates the publication of a big-money first novel

BIO 99

Dressmaker, psychologist and stroker of egos, Arnold Scaasi has put his designs on four first ladies, including a delighted Barbara Bush, who calls him “my favorite”

MEDICS 105

Sure, liquid diets can take off the pounds, but Dr. Thomas Wadden warns that without supervision they can do more harm than good

TO THE TOP 113

In a confusing world, one thing is certain: When the State Department has something to say, spokesman Margaret Tutwiler is the one who will say it

KIN 117

Novelist Martin Amis may be the most talented writer his father, Kingsley, just can’t bear to read

STAGE 121

Broadway’s longest-running show, A Chorus Line, closes after almost 15 years, leaving the original cast with bittersweet memories of the show’s creator, the late Michael Bennett

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

THE INSIDER 35

STAR TRACKS 83

PASSAGES 109

CHATTER 124

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