September 17, 1990 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 92

There’s pretty good reason for Pretty Woman Julia Roberts‘s megawatt smile: a high-voltage career that’s lighting up box offices for the second time this year, with Flatliners, and a rock on her ring finger from beau Kiefer Sutherland

UP FRONT 38-48

The savage murders of five students near the University of Florida terrify a campus, a state and an entire nation of anxious parents

For years CNN’s Tom Cassidy kept his illness a secret; now he’s determined to tell the truth about AIDS

Deejay Casey Kasem worries that Middle East war talk bodes ill for the “quiet minority” of 2.5 million Arab-Americans

Some not-so-radical dude named Bart Simpson is running for office in Texas—as a Republican

STYLE 53

At age 10, John Scher was a fashion wunderkind; at 28, he’s trying to prove he wasn’t a flash in the pan

TEACHER 59

Twenty-seven years after William Koutrelakos inspired them, his Baltimore fifth-grade students come home to say they’ll never forget him

OUT OF THE PAST 71

For 20 years Malcolm Emory claimed he was wrongly convicted of assault; then he discovered a photograph that proved him right

TUBE 77

From a bit part in Top Gun to the title role in The Lost Capone, it’s been a quick shoot for Adrian Pasdar

INVENTORS 83

With their own eyes on the bottom line, businessmen John Bosworth and John Scalice begin marketing trading cards for the blind

PAGES 99

Victorious in her court fight to claim his name, Hank Williams’s daughter, Jett, gets ready to follow in his musical footsteps

ON THE JOB 105

No egg laid by Vice President Dan Quayle goes unnoticed with editors Jeff Yoder and Deborah Werksman on the case

IN HIS WORDS 111

Despairing of justice in white America, Louis Farrakhan believes U.S. blacks should seek reparations—and a home of their own on the continent of their ancestors

TRIBUTE 119

Hollywood loses another of its Golden Age glamour queens—Irene Dunne, at 85

HEROES 120

As a twister rips through their Illinois school, the courageous coaches of Plainfield High save their students from near-certain death

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 7

THE INSIDER 37

STAR TRACKS 87

PASSAGES 109

CHATTER 122

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