COVER: Oliver North turns the tables on his congressional inquisitors
In a stunningly theatrical appearance, the outspoken Marine cloaks himself in honor and injured virtue. He insists he followed the orders of the President' s top advisers. -- Despite a wave of Olliemania, a Time poll shows that Americans find North more sympathetic than credible. -- This week the man most likely to implicate Reagan, John Poindexter, takes the stand. See NATION.
WORLD: An American- backed dictator in Panama faces mounting unrest
General Manuel Antonio Noriega rules the Latin American country from behind the scenes as its military commander....