By People Staff
June 16, 1986 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 86

In the concluding excerpt from His Story, Rock Hudson at first denies his illness, then struggles to protect his career. Here is the startling account of his last televised love scene, with Linda Evans, and his moving farewell

UP FRONT 30

Castroville’s artichoke, a great ball of twine in Darwin, Hayward’s giant fish and the dinosaurs of Cabazon beckon the sojourner onto the open American road this summer

He’s been tirelessly running the streets for four decades; now the world is beginning to catch on to the appeal of Jimmy Breslin

SONG 47

The Go-Go’s may be ancient history, but co-founder Belinda Carlisle is back with a solo album and a new husband

HAPPY 51

Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe’s mixed-singles match produces an 8-pound, 11-ounce winner, Kevin Jack

VOICES 52

Arguing that Jo Jo Dancer avoids the truth, ex-wife Jennifer Lee tells her side of a turbulent, sometimes violent marriage to Richard Pryor

IN HIS OWN WORDS 57

The nation’s unquenchable thirst for water, says writer Charles Bowden, is draining parts of the continent dry

ADVENTURE 63

When it comes to salty courage, blind sailor Hank Dekker could tutor Captain Ahab

BIO 67

Amid life’s pain, Down and Out in Beverly Hills director Paul Mazursky never stops searching for comedy

ON THE MOVE 77

Dustin Hoffman, Connie Chung and 4,499,998 others plug themselves into TV’s latest must-see—Love Connection

WINNERS 85

Heeding the crawl to glory, the University of California at Santa Cruz names the banana slug as its mascot

JOCKS 101

Like mighty Casey, Wade Boggs takes two strikes; after that, his hitting is stronger than poetry

MAIN STREET 109

To Ohio centenarian Rhea Stambaugh, building a new town library was a novel idea that spoke volumes

FAMILY 111

On Father’s Day, superdads Howie Mandel, Ozzy Osbourne and The Refrigerator prove they’re all made of the same thing—mush

CRIME 119

Con man Derry Knight says he is fighting the devil, so English church members give him $324,000 for armaments

TO THE TOP 123

Joe and Millie Auksel have become masters at marketing cheap art

VIDEO 127

Getting a bit flat, MTV picks bubbly Brit Julie Brown as its new video jockey

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

TAKE ONE 29

LOOKOUT 130

STAR TRACKS 133

CHATTER 136

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