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Box 5001, Grand Central Station, New York, N.V. 10163-5001 i flDoes former First Lady Betty Ford play requested Volume of mail make peroral replies impoiaible. Ql notice that most figure skaters rotate counterclockwise during their jumps, but a few, such as Todd Eldredge, rotate clockwise. Is the direction determined by whether a skater is right-or left-handed? B.N., Ocala, Fla. i an active role in the Betty Ford Center in California? Also, how many people have been treated there? Linda Hulst, San Marcos, Calif. 1 1 I B" Yes, jumping di-sJ it rection often de Want the facta? Opinion? Truth? Write Walter Scott, QWe heard on the radio that Yoko I Ono is going to make an $80 mil-1 lion movie about her relationship with John Lennon. Who's playing John and Yoko? Any big stars? And will any of the surviving Beatles make appearances? Ritu Malhotra and Jennifer Williams, Burke, Va. A The rumor mills say Ewan McGregor, J 26, is set to play John in a Columbia Pictures biopic, and Yoko will be depicted onscreen as the peacemaker among the Beatles, rather than as the catalyst behind their breakup. The trouble with these reports is that they aren't true. A source it' pends on a skater's dominant side," says Richard Callahan, who coaches Todd Eldredge, 26, the 1996 men's world champion. "Right-handers usually turn counterclockwise. Lefties close to Ono, 64, tells us: "There is no deal, there is no script, there is no movie, there is no cast." McGregor (top) and Lennon: Yoko says, "Oh, no" to film rumors turn clockwise. But Todd turns like a clock fl When I see photos A Mrs. Ford, 79, is still actively involved with the drug-treatment center she founded in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in October 1982 after admitting her own substance-abuse problems. In addition to serving as chairman of the board of directors, she takes what friends describe as "a very hands-on role" in the center's operations, visiting the 15-acre campus three or four times a week, lecturing once a month and working closely with a new off-site program for children aged 7-12 who have drug or alcohol problems or live with adults with such problems. Though the Betty Ford Center is best known for its high-profile clients, such as Elizabeth Taylor, celebrities account for less than 1 of the 33,000 patients who have been treated there. Q After seeing the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding recently, I'm interested to know if the British hunk II fio; i t I f 'H I l of Prince Charles in a formal uniform, I'm overwhelmed by the number of medals and decorations. Has he ever seen military action or done anything to earn all these impressive decorations? H.R. Matris-ciani, Houston, Tex. Charles shows Ms stuff Rupert Everett is as chummy with Julia sometimes direction is determined by a skater's first coach or simply by personal preference. For instance, Todd prefers to turn clockwise, though he is right-handed." Callahan adds that right-handed Tara Lipinski, whom he also coaches, turns counterclockwise. At 1 4, Lipinski became the youngest woman to capture both the U.S. and world figure skating titles. Q When it comes to my favorite star, Frank Sinatra, the media always seem to concentrate on the negative side of his life, such as the current family turmoil over his estate. But, to be fair, isn't there another side the untold story of 01' Blue Eyes' humanitarian efforts? D.F., Los Angeles, Calif. A True enough. Sinatra, who turns 82 this month, has raised more than $1 billion for charitable causes over the years. Despite his declining health, he and Barbara, 71, his wife of 21 years, are immersed in plans for the 10th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament, Roberts in real life as he was onscreen. Lucy Clarke, Portland, Ore. i II Chummy, yes, but noth- ii ing romantic, since Ev- erett, 38, is openly gay rv" , . f a matter he has written about in the semi-autobiographical novel Hello Darling, Are You Working? He also cross-dresses for the leading female role in Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, currently playing on the London A Charles, 49, served in all three branches of the British military and earned his wings but never saw combat While Charles holds several service appointments in addition to his ranks of captain in the Navy and group captain in the Air Force, most of those decorations are insignia of orders of chivalry, such as the Order of the Garter. QWhat was behind Stephen King's demand for a $17 million advance for his next book? P. Campbell, Claymont, Del. A Money and ego. King, 50, had ruled the roost at Viking since 1979, but Viking merged this year with Putnam, whose own star, Tom Clancy, has eclipsed King in sales and the size of his advances. When he couldn't get a deal like Clancy 's ($ 1 00 million for books and other media), King dumped Viking in a snit and went shopping. He wanted a $ 1 7 million advance and 27 of the royalties for his next book, Bag of Bones. What he settled for was $2 million for each of his next three books, to be published by Scribner. But he also gets 50 of any profits after they break even. if Fll to be held Feb. 6 and 7 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. It benefits the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, which the couple founded in 1986 to treat and counsel abused children. For more information, check out www.sinatracenter.com Roberts and Everett at premiere stage. Rupert and pal Julia, 30, do have another film in development In Martha and Arthur, FrienJrt Everett will play a gay movie star who's mar-Wedding: red 10 Roberts to keep his homosexuality a The pals will secret from fans. Everett is now working on pair again screenpiay an(j Roberts' Disney-based Shoelace Productions will produce the film. Frank and Barbara in 1995 on the Internet i (A CHAJRMAN end PUBLISHER, Carlo Vittorini presatent, John J. Beni EXECUTIVE VICE PRESOENT, Jack Kliger SEMOR VICE PRESDENTS, Mn Garvey, Fred Johnson, Marcel Schkxa, Sandra L. Spaeth VICE PRESIDENT, There B. Sullivan PUBLISHER EMERITUS, Warren J. Reynold EDITOR, Walter Anderson MANAGING EDITOR, Larry Smith DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, Ira Voffa EXECUTIVE EDITOR, David Currier SENIOR COPY EDITOR, Martin Timins SENIOR EDITORS, Sara Brzowsky, Fran Carpentier, Herbert Kupferberg, Bonnie St. Clair SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, Eddia Adam ART DIRECTOR, Laura Duggan PHOTO EDITOR, Miriam Lorentzen EDITOR AT LARGE, Lloyd Shearer CONTRIBUTING EDITORS, Diana Ackerman, Cleveland Amory, Liaa Birnbach, James Brady, Dr. Joyce Brother, Jane Ciabattari, Bob Colaoello, Ovid Demarie, Bernard Gavzer, Colin Greer, David Halberstam, Larry L. King, Edward Klein, Elinor Klein, iris Love, Peter Maas, Norman Mailer, Lynn Minton, Willie Morris, Michael O'Shea, Ponohitta Pierce, Dotson Rader, Dr. Isidore Rosenleld. Michael Ryan, Al Santoli, Tom Seligson, Gail Sheeny, Tad Szulc, Wallace Terry, Marilyn vo Savant, David Wallechinsky, James Webb, Lally Weymouth, Lyric Wallwork Winik ASSOCIATE EDITORS, John Casey Ranee Keller Johnson ARTICLES, Dakila D. Divine DESIGN ASSOCIATES, Natalie Pryor, Lynette Simmons EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS, Melissa Angel, Sharon Cappelson, Roberta Gardner, Anita Goes, Gida tngrassia, Lou Leventhal, Nita Modha, Susan Pitman, Patricia Vento WASHINGTON BUREAU, Jack Anderson, bureau chief, Jan Moller CONSULTING EDITORS, Sey Chassler, John Frook FOOD EDITOR, Sheila Luteins HEALTH EDITOR, Earl Ubell LFESTVLE EDITOR, Elizabeth Gaynor SPORTS EDITOR, Dick Schaap 1 1997, Per PuMlcattone, 7TI Third - Ntw York. N.V. KKT7. All right raaarvad. Reproduction In whoto or In part of my articla without parmtMon it prohfclUd. PUWM," - Marilyn," "Bauty on Parada." "Bright Mess," "Buy of Ins W." "Fresh Voice. " 'Stealth an Parade," In Step With," "Intelligence Report," laugh Parade," "On Parade." IMn QuKto t0 Batter till1 Personality Pars," -Scioto on Parade," "Simply Delicious." "Walter Scott's Personality Parade" and "What's Up This Weak" are all registered trademarks of Advanoe Magazine Publishers c uaad throujh its division Parada Publications Address all editorial contribution! t Articles, Parade Publication, Ttl Third Ave, New York, N.V. (OOIT. Although reasonable cere will be taken, Parade Is not respentlble tor unsolicited material. P-i PAGE 2 DECEMBER 7, 1997 PARADE MAGAZINE

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