October 03, 1988 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 100

For 90 years Celia Goldie had taken care of herself. Then, last July, her son, Bob, delivered the long-dreaded message: It was time for her to go into a nursing home

UP FRONT 38

Sen. Joseph Biden returns to public life after an arterial aneurysm that came within a hair’s breadth of killing him

Winning millions in her suit against Lorimar Telepictures, which dropped her from the TV sitcom bearing her name, Valerie Harper hopes the victory will salvage her reputation

A bizarre discovery about their fatally ill daughter led Ernest and Regina Twigg to search for a child they say a hospital stole

WINNERS 51

Patrick Kennedy, 21, Ted’s younger son, plays taps for a funeral director while closing in on a seat in the Rhode Island Legislature

STAGE 55

Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company comes of age with a lavish production of The Grapes of Wrath that has the blessing of John Steinbeck’s widow

HAPPY 59

Author Beverly Cleary has been winning young hearts for decades with her stories of Ramona Quimby and other kids next door; now Ramona has come to TV

CONTROVERSY 62

When the State of California tried to stop Patti Alexander from cleaning dogs’ teeth, it found itself barking up the wrong tree

BIO 64

As a young actor, Kirk Douglas was arrogant, difficult and outspoken; at 71, he’s unchanged

STYLE 77

Gérard Séné dresses modern-day Parisians like old-time movie stars

INTRODUCING…81

D.J. Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince, who took their high-spirited rap songs out of the ghetto and into the mall

IN HIS OWN WORDS 83

Radiation expert Richard Guimond warns that radon gas seeping into U.S. homes is colorless, odorless and merciless

TUBE 87

Although USA Today: The Television Show is taking a beating from reviewers, co-host Bill Macatee can cry on the shoulder of Playmate-of-the-Year India Allen

TROUBLE 91

It wasn’t in the lesson plan, but teacher Frederick Hone married one of his former sixth-graders

SONG 112

A million-selling album launches pop singer Pebbles from the pits to the top of the pile

HOST 117

Mixing the challa and the ivy, law professor Alan Dershowitz opens a kosher deli just off Harvard Square

STARTING OVER 121

Hairdresser Lois Dabney-Smith always knew how to listen; as a therapist, she knows how to help

SEQUEL 125

Ex-cover girl Carole Mallory turns her lubricious Hollywood memoirs into a raunchy first novel, Flash

TEACHER 135

Richard Lederer wrote the book on malapropisms, but it’s no pancreas for those who misspeak

SCENE 138

Shoestring cineast Fred G. Sullivan proves that nothing succeeds like failure—namely, his own

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 13

TAKE ONE 37

STAR TRACKS 97

CHATTER 140

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