October 05, 1987 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 32

Jessica Hahn explains how baring the truth to Playboy has exorcised her painful memories of Jim Bakker and ended a nightmare

UP FRONT 38

Liz Taylor follows Sophia Loren and Linda Evans into the eau-zone.

Old warrior Norman Mailer, father of nine and grandfather of two, fights to make it as a director with his movie Tough Guys Don’t Dance

IN THE MONEY 47

William Dean Singleton, driven son of an oil-field worker, buys the Denver Post for his burgeoning newspaper empire

HEROES 57

Soviet fire fighter Lieut. Col. Leonid Telyatnikov recalls the night the Chernobyl nuclear reactor went up in flames

TUBE 62

Creating a controversial Cagney & Lacey episode about racism, writer Samm-Art Williams crafts foul language for Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly

ANNIVERSARY 66

The country’s oldest prison newspaper, the Mirror, cellebrates its centennial, but there are no plans to start a chain, gang

CRITTERS 73

If your pooch needs $250 lingerie or a $300 bridal gown, unleash your budget and visit Miami’s Haut Dog

HELPING HANDS 74

Eugene Lang’s pledge to send some inner-city students to college inspires a philanthropic mini-movement among the silver-spoon set

SONG 85

Whitesnake’s king snake, David Coverdale, scales the heavy-metal heap

BIO 91

Elegant writing—and a saving stability—have made Richard Wilbur the second U.S. poet laureate

TROUBLE 100

Fangs for the memory: at a charity weekend in Connecticut, Fergie and Prince Andrew recoil from an unexpected visitor

FOR SALE 103

Looking for an $18 million Malibu estate? Has Barbra Streisand got a deal for you!

ARTS 106

The provocative world of Red Grooms, bigger and stranger than ever, is a sellout at New York’s Whitney Museum

TO THE TOP 111

She plays a spoiled brat on Newhart, but Julia Duffy can’t do enough for her real-life husband and baby

CRIME 115

Mental patient Gena Spero keeps Massachusetts from staging her murder trial by refusing the drugs that might make her competent

JOCKS 121

The Cubs may be unbearable this year, but Chicago slugger Andre Dawson is having his own championship season

LOOKOUT 125

Washington, D.C., declares a musical quorum: three young women who sing “rockapella” and call themselves Betty

HAPPY 127

Prince Harry’s first day at school is a smashing success, with a little help from big brother William

TRENDS 128

Animal attraction is at its peak as fashionable folks everywhere get rabid over clothes with wild prints

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

TAKE ONE 31

STAR TRACKS 53

CHATTER 130

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