Table of Contents Aug. 26, 1985

COVER: "Eat American!" is the new motto of trend-conscious food buffs 54

Discovering the delights of their own cuisine, Americans are coming home to dinner. Honors and high profits formerly reserved for French chefs and Continental dishes are now earned by young, homegrown chefs preparing updated versions of regional food with native ingredients. Eating out is in, and fast-food chains are offering lighter and more varied fare. See FOOD.

WORLD: Investigators probe the cause of history's worst single-plane accident 20

A shattered tail fin provides a clue to why Japan Air Lines Flight 123 crashed into a mountainside, taking 520 lives....

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