By People Staff
July 11, 1988 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 74

Adrift in the Pacific for longer than any previous survivors of the sea, five courageous, inventive fishermen fought starvation and the angry elements for five months and lived to tell a stirring tale

UP FRONT 38

When Tom and Janice Colella adopted 7-year-old Tommy, all hell broke loose

Teen rock queen Debbie Gibson wins a brand-new title: high school grad

Despite angry protests from John Belushi’s high-placed friends, Bob Woodward’s controversial biography of the comic, Wired, heads for the screen as a dark comedy

SCENE 53

Shooting stars like Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Princess Anne and Prince Edward go out on the moors for Jackie Stewart’s gala trap shoot in Scotland

FOOD 57

Chefs Bill Scheller and Chris Maynard swear they’ve mastered the movable feast by cooking on car engines while they motor

SCREEN 61

Baseball’s favorite clown, Max Patkin, drives home the laughs making his film debut in Bull Durham

TEENS 66

The Wakefield twins, heroines of Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High books, are probably the most popular girls in all teen-lit history

TROUBLE 71

Jailhouse mouthpiece Jerry Rosenberg tries to beat his life sentence by declaring himself formerly dead

PARTY 72

Sorry you missed the fight. Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Sean Penn, Larry King, Oprah Winfrey and the Trumps were all there, and a bunch of them brought along the family

HOST 89

It’s crystal clear: California’s Inn of the Seventh Ray celebrates a New Age in dining out—far out

INVENTORS 93

Phew! Whew! Japanese businessman Yusaku Watanabe devises a bad-breath meter that he says will clear the air

ARTS 97

Artist Mark Kostabi is a millionaire, thanks to the Metropolitan Museum, celeb fans and 14 staffers hired to paint his paintings

PAGES 103

Go figure—David Morrell, the author who created brawny Rambo, is really a brainy prof who wouldn’t hurt a fly, literally

SONG 108

Torrid, florid rocker Michael Hutchence leads INXS way up from Down Under

ON THE JOB 112

Make room, Wayne and Sammy! Vegas’ hottest new (table) top act is Ricardo Spence, the world’s fastest busboy

MAIL 8

PICKS & PANS 11

TAKE ONE 37

CHATTER 114

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