January 28, 1991 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 28

Americans—citizens and soldiers, at home and in the gulf—react to a historic decision: It’s war

COUPLES 49

Producers of Designing Women and Evening Shade, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason are one of the most powerful couples in TV. Now if they could just do something about Delta Burke

DISCOVERY 54

In the shifting sands of a tiny South Seas atoll, aviation expert Richard Gillespie finds a metal box that may solve the mystery of long-lost flyer Amelia Earhart

SONG 56

For 21-year-old Marian Carey, a chanteuse since she was 4, success was no big surprise

CRIME 60

Random violence—a sniper’s bullet fired at a school bus—kills 14-year-old Robyn Dabrowski and leaves a small Massachusetts community distraught and angry

SCREEN 66

In an arresting comic performance. Kindergarten Cop’s Pamela Reed muscles in on Arnold Schwarzenegger

HAPPY 70

Some might call it a worthless profession, but Rick Davis makes a living out of being useless

BIO 75

Left-wing author Howard Fast had the right stuff to survive McCarthy-era blacklists and become a worldwide best-seller

ROYALS 81

Germany’s eccentric Prince von Thurn und Taxis dies, leaving behind scandalous stories, his flamboyant young widow, Gloria, and one very rich 7-year-old. Albert

STYLE 85

Madonna, Paulina Porizkova and other ’90s fashion-makers get back—way back—into the ’60s look popularized by such stellar dressers as Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Ann-Margret

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

THE INSIDER 27

STAR TRACKS 44

CHATTER 88

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