October 01, 1979 12:00 PM

On the Cover 82

For Carol Burnett, a mother’s anguish fades as her daughter, Carrie, finds the strength to end her entanglement with drugs

Up Front 26

Utah grandmother Irma Thomas, 72, struggles to prove that nuclear tests have caused a plague of cancer in her hometown

Government expert Richard Fogel finds a “subterranean economy” of tax evaders that is costing the U.S. $26 billion a year

Jimmy Carter’s near-collapse during a race in Maryland sparks a White House alert

Charo, John Ritter, LeVar Burton and Penny Marshall pass the pigskin and ham it up in a charity football match

On Stage 39

Sylvia Fine (a/k/a Mrs. Danny Kaye) hits a high note with a TV special on musical comedy

In His Own Words 49

The current epidemic of genital herpes has no cure, but Dr. Paul Wiesner has an answer: prevention

In the Money 57

Angelo Donghia, the Halston of interior design, takes on celebrity tastes and an ocean liner

Bio 64

Mellowed but hardly declawed, Alabama football Coach Bear Bryant aims for his 34th winning season in 35 years

Split 73

KISS drummer Peter Criss divorces his wife for a Playboy centerfold—and the spouse gets $1 million in consolation

Out of the Pages 77

Bantam Books has no scruples about paying a record $3.2 million for Judith Krantz’s Princess Daisy

Losers 86

As baseball’s Chicago Cubs extend their streak—34 years without a championship—their patient fans prepare for 1980

Couples 90

Actress Deborah Raffin’s career is happily going Haywire with the help of manager-husband Michael Viner

Lookout 95

Playwright Ted Tally

Solar seller Marian Ring

In Style 98

Lee Radziwill, Cloris Leachman and Ingrid Bergman are just a few elegant women who wear Bonnie Cashin’s timeless classics

Over the Tube 104

John’s kid brother Jim Belushi is ready for prime time in CBS’s new sitcom Working Stiffs

Mail 4

People Picks & Pans 10

A new Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard), another cop (James Earl Jones) and a happy surprise about a house detective, Big Shamus, Little Shamus, are the week’s new TV series

Romance? Monogamy? Marriage? In her new book, British journalist Jill Tweedie says, “Stop!” In the Name of Love

Debby Boone is still sweet, Barry White still sexy and Randy Newman still wicked in new LPs

Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Richard Gere and Lisa Eichhorn get tangled up in wartime liaisons in Yanks

Star Tracks 43

Ann Meyers is elbowed out of the NBA

Henry Winkler plays Scrooge

Barbara Parkins ages in rerun

Hervé Villechaize on his ranch

Elton John tops off his new image

People Puzzle 100

Chatter 106

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