A Letter from the Publisher: Aug. 12, 1985

Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, to hardly anyone's surprise, is the female cover subject who sold more copies of TIME than any other during the past decade. But who was second? Brooke Shields? Geraldine Ferraro? Madonna? The answer is none of the above. It was Lisa Harap, who two years ago this week appeared alongside the questions "Babies: What do they know? When do they know it?" The accompanying story chronicled the efforts of researchers to understand how infants learn.

Instant celebrity did not ruffle the six-month-old cover girl. But her parents, William and Kathleen Harap of Queens Village, N.Y., were both elated...

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