May 25, 1981

Going down the long lonesome road 1011
Q&A: LEE IACOCCA

Going down the long lonesome road

After staving off bankruptcy for two years, Lee Iacocca predicts a profit for Chrysler in May
Of doctored balls and apple pie 3839
COLUMN

Of doctored balls and apple pie

The noble pursuit of getting an edge has a long and storied history
Watching the watchers 2627
CANADA

Watching the watchers

A $10-million tale of distrust and deception Ottawa will find hard to ignore
Adrift with Al, Bill and Herb 5657
COLUMN

Adrift with Al, Bill and Herb

A quiz on the sex life of Knowlton Nash, 'galimony’ suits and other tidbits
THE ULTIMATE BLASPHEMY 16b17
COVER

THE ULTIMATE BLASPHEMY

He was an intense, youngish man with his left hand jammed into the pocket of his beige jacket, and when he presented his ticket to the forward section of a sunlit St. Peter’s Square to attend Pope John Paul II's weekly audience from close up the guard didn’t even look twice.
Reading between the party lines 5051
COLUMN

Reading between the party lines

Media should differentiate between commentators and collaborators
Now the trouble begins in earnest 2021
WORLD

Now the trouble begins in earnest

Mitterrand faces difficult battles ahead
A homey alternative to the rejection slip 4243
LIVING

A homey alternative to the rejection slip

Do-it-yourself publishers crack the best-seller lists
Posturing to the brink of war 2223
Middle East

Posturing to the brink of war

As U.S. envoy Philip Habib shuttled between Damascus, Beirut and Tel Aviv last week, bellicose statements by Prime Minister Menachem Begin were matched by an out-right refusal by Syria’s President Hafiz Assad to budge on the issue between them: the stationing of Syrian SAM-6 missiles in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
A hazard to male pride 4243
LABOR

A hazard to male pride

Research points to a health danger workers want to ignore
‘Travelling in the hand of God’ 2021
COVER

‘Travelling in the hand of God’

That this was a different kind of Pope was evident right from the start. He stood on the balcony of St. Peter’s, a full moon rising above, as his unknown, unexpected name was announced to the 100,000 people in the square. When he spoke, it was in Italian, tears streaming down his Slavic face, and the crowd that had been incredulous at this foreign Pope, this Pope from “far away,” as he put it, melted immediately.
PEOPLE 3435

PEOPLE

"We want to penetrate the world in every way. We want to get right into people's living rooms," declares Wendy O. Williams, lead singer and provocatrice of The Plasmatics, a new-wave band prone to smashing used TV sets on stage. A former child performer who appeared on Howdy Doody, Williams was a live-sex-show artist before converting to music.
RESIGNING: 45
PASSAGES

RESIGNING:

Michael Reagan, 35, as a vicepresident of Dana Ingalls Profile Inc. (which makes missile and aircraft components) and as a senior vice-president with the Southern Pacific Title Co. of Santa Ana, Calif., after using the name of his father, Ronald Reagan, in bidding for military contracts.
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