April 02, 1984 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 88

Footloose makes Kevin Bacon a dance sensation and proves Flashdance was no fluke: The Hollywood musical is alive and kicking

UP FRONT 28

On videotapes soon to air on CBS, Frank Gannon introduces yet another “New Nixon”: the storyteller from Saddle River

Playing for high stakes in the burger war, McDonald’s hires the teen pop superstars Menudo to pitch its beef to the burgeoning Hispanic market

Wendy’s little wonder woman, Clara Peller, has the Democrats and America demanding, “Where’s the beef?”

Nutritionist Michael Jacobson says life in the fast-food lane can be hazardous to your health

SONG 47

Pro-environment and anti-nuke, Midnight Oil burns with a message: World, clean up your act

PAGES 51

Molly’s Book of Divorce triggers a bitter legal battle between Molly’s parents, writers Jonathan Fast and Erica Jong

CRIME 55

Patricia Bowden, widowed by police bullets, finally gets official acknowledgement that Boston cops shot the wrong man

TUBE 63

Antony Hamilton and Belinda Bauer stir up heat and dust as the legendary lovers in ABC’s torrid Samson and Delilah

MAIN STREET 69

Drowning victim Jimmy Tontlewicz makes an astonishing recovery, but his parents are still immersed in bitter quarrels

LOOKOUT 78

Richard Pavlicek Jr. has mastered bridge at 14

At 17, Manuela Maleeva is a nascent Navratilova

TEACHER 81

Psychologist Normand Ledoux helps Vermont school kids cope with the tense present

COUPLES 82

His bachelor buddies still don’t believe it, but hockey’s Ron Duguay has gone domestic; credit his new wife, model Robin Bobo, with an assist

SEQUEL 99

Even after unveiling Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda and Catherine Deneuve, Roger Vadim continues chercher la femme

ON THE JOB 105

Musketeer, the $16 million mutt, is the last of a rare, pampered breed

TROUBLE 111

Virginians Bill and Shirli Mayhugh get a big wrong number—a $195,000 phone bill

MOVE 112

After 15 years on the road, Willie Nelson’s guitar is as much a legend as its owner

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

NBC dramatizes a tragic crash in Flight #90: Disaster on the Potomac, and Norman Lear produces another sitcom with a message, a.k.a. Pablo, on ABC

Debra Winger and the city of Los Angeles co-star in Mike’s Murder

Doris Day, Sophia Loren and Clark Gable make the grade in A.E. Hotchner’s book Choice People

Previously unreleased recordings by Elvis Presley and John Lennon show up on two new LPs

TAKE ONE 27

STAR TRACKS 76

Mary Crosby proves two-faced

Nancy Allen takes a new love

PEOPLE PUZZLE 108

CHATTER 114

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