By People Staff
August 08, 1988 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 76

Going golden hasn’t been easy, but Eddie Murphy is learning to cope with the pressures of wealth and fame and the misunderstandings that both help create

UP FRONT 40

Furious fundamentalists seek the help of God and man to block the release of The Last Temptation of Christ, Martin Scorsese’s movie vision of a troubled Jesus with too-human feelings

Investigators aiming to expose Pentagon corruption have former assistant Navy secretary Melvyn Paisley lined up in their sights

The Sonoma County Fair pricks the thin skins of California couch potatoes, but they take the insult—as always—lying down

Founders of a pop dynasty, Katherine and Joe Jackson find themselves out of touch—and often at odds—with most of their remarkable brood

INTRODUCING… 58

Italian sex tigress Valeria Golino, who goes lip-to-lip with Pee-wee Herman under the Big Top

CONTROVERSY 59

Casey Jesson, 9, thinks school is great without a fourth R—the drug Ritalin, prescribed to control his hyperactivity

ADVENTURE 63

Since sinking his teeth into inner-city bridgeworks two years ago, Chicago artist Keith Alexander has made a career out of taking tours under overpasses

SONG 64

The Pogues brew up two-fisted Celtic rock with a punk chaser and a stiff shot of the Ould Sod

OLYMPICS 71

Less than a year after a devastating vault that nearly cost him a leg, gymnast Tim Daggett struggles to regain his ’84 gold-medal form

FOOD 82

For California fruit growers Doug Richardson and Paul Turner, going totally bananas has made them big business

SEQUEL 88

The true story of French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and his Chinese “mistress,” Shi Peipu, turns out to be even stranger than M. Butterfly, the Broadway hit their bizarre tale inspired

LOOKOUT 101

Slugging his way out of a slump, 20-year-old Gregg Jefferies, baseball star of the future, continues his inexorable climb toward the Mets

SCREEN 105

License to Drive’s Corey Haim, who hasn’t got one—a license, that is—does have a place of his own, even if it’s just downstairs from Mom

PAGES 111

Onetime radical turned California assemblyman, Tom Hayden mellows into middle age with wife Jane Fonda and a new memoir of life on the barricades

KIN 117

Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson goes on record to make a name for herself

WEDDING 120

The presence of their co-workers—clowns, acrobats and elephants—turns the marriage of Mary Jane Schmidt and Rick Percy into a two-ring circus

MAIL 6

PICKS & PANS 11

TAKE ONE 39

STAR TRACKS 109

CHATTER 122

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