COVER: Teenage pregnancy is rending the country's social fabric 78 Each year more than a million American teenagers become pregnant, four out of five of them unmarried. Among blacks the trends are especially alarming. The problem goes to the heart of the U.S. poverty cycle and raises touchy questions for parents, educators, policymakers and society at large. See BEHAVIOR.
NATION: Four Americans are charged in the latest espionage roundup 28 The spy cases involve agents for the Soviet Union, China and Israel. U.S. counterintelligence agencies are working harder than ever to hit back at spying, hoping to slow a growth industry. Groups for and against Star Wars woo the public. The City of Brotherly Love is plagued by racism. Mobile youth gangs roam from Los Angeles. Cartoonists offer more than comic relief.
WORLD: EgyptAir 648's hijacking ends in savagery and tragedy 42 Lucky survivors tell chilling tales of the nightmare that resulted in the death of 57 innocent travelers. Governments get tougher with terrorists, but will it do any good? Sabotage strands 10 million Japanese commuters. U.S. arms earmarked for Afghan rebels make dangerous detours in Pakistan. The perils and challenges of building a railroad through Africa's jungle.
54 Economy & Business Washington's tax-reform movement gets rolling again. How some U.S. firms succeed in Japan. Museum stores sell culture to go.
73 Medicine For families of artificial-heart patients, the experiment has been grueling. Drinking milk may reduce the risk of colon cancer.
76 Education A young scholar from Kansas claims to have found a long-buried poem by Shakespeare, but other experts have their doubts.
77 Sport After five years of touchdown drought, Notre Dame Coach Gerry Faust resigns, and Minnesota's Lou Holtz gets the job.
95 Living On screens and playing fields and in high-fashion ads, more men are turning up unshaven. Can stubble be the look of the '80s?
100 Books Denton Welch's Stories brings recognition to a neglected genius. "But First a School" celebrates a great U.S. dance academy.
110 Cinema A Chorus Line, Santa Claus, Rocky's fourth fray and a Sherlock Holmes fantasy add up to bad news for Christmas from Tinseltown.
112 Essay You must remember this . . . not just a kiss but an array of numbers that tells the computers who you are.
6 Letters 22 American Scene 71 People 74 Religion 93 Science 94 Theater 98 Computers 109 Milestones
COVER: Photograph by Duane Michals