January 15, 1990 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 60

His talk show may be struggling, but Pat Sajak’s private life is humming along just fine as the Wheel of Fortune host breaks an old resolution on New Year’s to marry a gorgeous new wife, model Lesly Brown

UP FRONT 28-38

A year after the murder of Amazon activist Chico Mendes, his widow, Ilzamar, carries on his work in the rain forest while Hollywood bids for his story

Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu is dead, but his excesses, and those of his rapacious family, may never be forgotten in his native Rumania

SCREEN 43

Novice director Michael Moore puts the pedal to the metal in the pseudo-documentary Roger & Me, his comic search for General Motors chairman Roger Smith

KIN 51

Wendy Thomas has a rare stake in the burger business: Her father began the chain in her name

STYLE 59

Don’t bother sprucing up your wardrobe this season; the hottest clothing trend for the ’90s is for fashion plates with two left feet—and two right

STAGE 69

His cuteness spent but his talent intact, Robert Morse is back on Broadway to give the performance of Truman Capote’s life

IN THE MONEY 73

Charles J. Givens, best-selling author of Wealth Without Risk, has made at least one investor—himself—very rich

TO THE TOP 79

Virginia elementary school principal Dr. Frank Miller lost a bet with his students—and hit the roof

TRENDS 81

If you’re head over heels about staying in shape, California inventor Chris Altare would like to strap you into his Orbotron

SONG 82

Donny Osmond is back, he’s sexy, he’s hip…. Is he for real?

JOCKS 86

Mark Spitz came home from the 1972 Olympics with seven gold medals for swimming; 18 years later, he’d like to go back for another one

TUBE 91

In the NBC miniseries The Drug Wars, Melanie Griffith’s ex-husband Steven Bauer hopes to get his career back on track playing slain drug enforcement agent Kiki Camarena

VIDEO 94

The long-forgotten ghost movie Carnival of Souls returns from the grave to spook a new generation

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 7

THE INSIDER 27

PASSAGES 52

CHATTER 96

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