September 02, 1991 12:00 PM

STAR TRACKS 6

Morton Downey Jr. drags his heels, Madonna goes to a birthday party, Rod Stewart passes a spot check, and more

COVER 32

Fall arrives with unusual plenty this year—thanks to a cornucopia of movies, TV shows, music and books. For instance: Barbra Streisand directs herself and Nick Nolte on the big screen in Prince of Tides. On the little screen, Suzanne Somers sets up house with Patrick Duffy in ABC’s new sitcom Step by Step. Prince offers what could be musical crown jewels in Diamonds and Pearls. And Katharine Hepburn writes about her inimitable self in Me. Here’s a preview of the coming season—including a buyer’s guide for the well-equipped kid

SEQUEL 47

Pete Rose hustled, gambled, then went to prison over taxes. Now he’s starting life over—and still hoping for a place in baseball’s Hall of Fame

SCREEN 53

Robert Patrick prospers as Terminator 2’s state-of-the-cyborg killing machine

WEDDING 57

High school lovers Karen Waterfill and Roger Caldwell are reunited—and wed—by the son they gave up for adoption 24 years ago

TROUBLE 58

Embroiled in the BCCI banking scandal, lawyer Robert Altman provides a real test of mettle for his wife, Wonder Woman Lynda Carter

EYEWITNESS 60

PEOPLE associate editor Maria Wilhelm, who was visiting Moscow when last week’s coup began, reports on 60 hours that shook the world

JOCKS 67

Tennis phenom Jennifer Capriati, 15, reaches for the mantle Chris Evert once wore

PAGES 71

Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence gave the world a glimpse of paradise—now the world may show up to ruin it

SONG 76

Alan Jackson finds country stardom at the end of a neon rainbow

IN HIS WORDS 79

Controversial author Shelby Steele offers provocative answers to America’s racial problems

ON THE MOVE 85

Cheers scriptwriter Ken Levine gets a season pass to his favorite game: He’s the new play-by-play man for the Baltimore Orioles

UPDATE 86

To gain pounds and put the past behind her, Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s ex-wife, auctions off some love letters and memorabilia

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

THE INSIDER 31

PASSAGES 75

CHATTER 88

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