September 09, 1985 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 54

In the first of a two-part excerpt from her new book, Elvis and Me, Priscilla Presley recounts for the first time the strange courtship that bonded her, in her early teens, to the King

UP FRONT 26

If you think you’ve got it rough, take a look at 10 of the hardest jobs in the U.S. as you relax on Labor Day

American Suzanne Leclerc and Zulu Protas Madlala unite in a legal South African interracial marriage

The life of Samantha Smith, America’s youngest peace crusader, ends tragically with a plane crash in the Maine woods

SPIRIT 41

Drawn by a statue of the Virgin Mary that may or may not move, thousands of pilgrims descend on a tiny Irish hamlet

HAPPY 49

Seventh Avenue’s Oscar de la Renta plans to adopt an abandoned waif

IN THE MONEY 53

Robert Allen opens a tunacanning plant with an all-American cast

STAGE 71

Des McAnuff covers his summer theater in La Jolla with Broadway gold

VOICES 75

After 45 years in towns like Hazlehurst, Ga. and Great Falls, Mont., baseball manager Stan Wasiak becomes the big man of the bush leagues

SCREEN 85

His new movie The Coca-Cola Kid hasn’t bubbled over at the box office, but Eric Roberts still has plenty to fizz about

CRIME 88

Years of hatred end in a duel as a white man, James MacDonald Booth, and a black, Hayward Bryant, gun each other down

COPING 99

Ruhiyyih Jahanpour, an Iranian Baha’i, describes the genocidal campaign that forced her to flee her country

JOCKS 107

Not since the eggplant that ate Chicago has the Windy City seen an appetite to rival that of the Bears’ William Perry

MAIN STREET 113

The smallest post office in the U.S. is a big deal in Ochopee, Fla.

ADVENTURE 114

Sarah Doherty has only one leg, but that didn’t stop her from scaling Mount McKinley

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

TAKE ONE 25

STAR TRACKS 45

CHATTER 116

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