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.By Peter Lewis8 min
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.By JAMES FLEMING4 min
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.By ANGELA FERRANTE3 min
"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.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
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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