By People Staff
November 09, 1987 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 90

Has the world’s favorite storybook romance turned into a grim fairy tale? As frequent separations and rumors of dalliances batter their marriage, Prince Charles and Princess Diana try to salvage their union—and spare the monarchy the scandal of divorce

UP FRONT 40

An autobiography, an album and a TV special are the fruits of Barry Manilow’s “horrible” mid-life crisis

Olympic diver Greg Louganis makes his dance debut, kicking up his heels in Indianapolis

A cover-up and lots of under-the-covers action spice Maureen Dean’s steamy first novel, Washington Wives

For 13 Missouri jurors, the verdict is in: 3½ years in the box can make you fat and cranky

ON THE JOB 53

Bike cops Maurine Stich, Paul Grady, Mike Miller and Jerry Beem are breaking the cycle of Seattle crime

WINNERS 57

The Reagan White House is cold to Costa Rican President Oscar Arias’ Central American peace plan, but Norway warmed to it with a Nobel Peace Prize

COUPLES 62

Gene and Cheryl Rae Littlefield became aerial wingwalking partners, then put the partnership on solid ground by getting married

TRENDS 71

Rock was too tame for Das Furlines, so they’re riding the New Wave: punk polka

VOICES 79

Ex-Baltimore Colt lineman Art Donovan recalls the hard-nosed days before football went soft

SPIRIT 85

Gospel’s five-time Grammy winner Shirley Caesar adds earthly politics to her spiritual calling

INTRODUCING… 89

Sheila McCarthy, who still feels like a fish out of water despite her hot film debut in I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

MAIN STREET 99

Promoter Bruce Rosenbaum turns locals to jelly by introducing peanut butter to amateur wrestling

SEQUEL 103

Gary Hart’s press secretary Kevin Sweeney, finds there’s life after Donna Rice—as a waiter

SONG 106

The Hooters’ LPs aren’t Bad, but they’re still Philadelphia’s most popular products since cheese steaks

PARTY 110

The movie premiere of The Glass Menagerie, directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward, benefits the Actors Studio

TROUBLE 112

With his father dead from AIDS, Brian Batey says his home is with his dad’s gay lover, but his mother, Betty Lou Batey, is fighting for custody in court

PAGES 117

Country music singer Kinky Friedman demonstrates his double-barreled bluster in his new mystery novel, A Case of Lone Star

TUBE 123

One of the exasperating but winning residents of A Different World is a gal named Jasmine Guy

COPING 127

Psychiatrist Carol North recounts the unorthodox cure that ended her nightmare as a schizophrenic

STYLE 133

Biologist Ruth Kavenoff puts pictures of DNA on her T-shirts—and calls the business Designer Genes, natch

STAGE 134

Turning a night at the theater into an all-day experience, director Peter Brook captivates audiences with his 9½-hour Indian saga, The Mahabharata

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 13

TAKE ONE 39

STAR TRACKS 67

CHATTER 136

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