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2A The Clarion-Ledger Sunday, August 18, 1996 NAMES AMD FACES Compiled by Jamesetta Miller Mangroo from wire reports O'Grady Parkr Carter Military hero to help select Miss America Capt. Scott O'Grady, who became a hero after he was shot down over Bosnia last year, has a new mission. And it's not exactly tough duty. He will be a judge at the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, N.J. O'Grady was named along with Olympic gold medalists Jackie Joynei-Kersee and Olympic swimmer Janet Evans, author Barbara DeAngelis, television anchor Deborah Norville and Miss America 1961 Nancy Fleming. O'Grady, 30, was flying an F-16 when he was shot down on a peace-keeping mission in June 1995. He survived for six days by eating bugs and drinking rainwater before the U.S. Marines saved him in a dramatic rescue. See Sarah run, and run, and run and run. Sarah Jessica Parker is all over the big screen, with four movies due out this year and another next year. She plays a husband-stealer in First Wives Club, which stars Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. She also appears in Extreme Measures with Hugh Grant, in Mars Attacks! and The Substance of Fire. She's due to appear on Broadway in December in Once Upon a Mattress, and somewhere she found time to film Til There Was You, a comedy due out next year. "I couldn't believe how much work she was doing, and on top of everything, she'd be reading a Henry James novel" between takes, Til There Was You director Scott Winant says. It was a crowning achievement of sorts for former President Carter. He received Hungary's Order of Merit on Saturday in Budapest for fostering bilateral ties and returning St. Stephen's bejeweled crown, a national symbol. The crown, perhaps the most potent symbol of Hungary's ancient monarchy and strivings for independence, was confiscated by the Nazis during World War II, then captured by the Americans and stored in the United States until its return to Hungary in 1978. Carter and his wife, Rosa-lynn, arrived in Hungary last week to help build homes for the Habitat for Humanity foundation. Production of Robert Urich's syndicated television series, The Lazarus Man has been halted in Los Angeles because of the actor's battle with a rare form I'm made of flesh and bone. But that doesn't frighten me. J 70-year-old Cuban President Fidel Castro, admitting that although his reign has outlasted nine American presidents, he isn't immortal Castro of cancer. "He's disappointed of course, but I'm sure he understands that Turner had to make some decisions," Cindy Guagenti said, referring to the show's producers, Turner Program Services and Castle Rock Entertainment. Urich, 48, has been undergoing chemotherapy since doctors discovered two weeks ago he had synovial sarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer that attacks the joints and can spread to the lungs. Legals Private acts may become public Tommy and Pamela Anderson Lee may want to be less public with their passion after a judge denied the couple's motion to bar Penthouse from distributing a videotape of them having sex. "Plaintiffs have not consented to public or commercial use of the videotape," Judge Ronald Sohigian wrote in his ruling. "The tape was, however, evidently made, in part, in settings which are not truly private." In the ruling, Sohigian said the tape shows the couple having sex in a car on a public highway and in a boat "plying the waters of what is apparently Lake Mead." The Lees sought $10 million in damage. The Motley Crue drummer and Baywatch star claim the self-photographed tape was stolen by a construction worker who remodeled their Malibu home last year. Miscellaneous Bobby Brown hurt in auto accident Bobby Brown got hospital treatment in Hollywood, Fla., for minor leg and neck injuries Saturday after he crashed wife Whitney Houston's black Porsche into a street sign and some shrubs. No charges were filed against Brown and the cause of the accident was being investigated, police spokeswoman Stephanie Norris said. She said Brown lost control of the car on a residential street in this city just south of Fort Lauderdale. Birthdays Shelley Winters, 74, actress Martin Mull, 53, actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 26, actor ADDBTBOINIAl SO OFF SAVE55W WHEN YOU TAKE AN DURING OUR RED TAG SALE LOOK FOR MANY MEW REDUCTIONS FURTHER REDUCTIONS ON CURRENT RED TAG PRICES Ticketed Prices Of Previously Reduced Items Identified By Our Red Tag Signs Quantities Are Limited . . . Hurry In For The Best Choices! Sportswear, Suits & Dresses Misses' Petites' Women's Juniors' Accessories Intimate Apparel Men's Young Men's Children's Home Textiles, China & Glass EXAMPLE OF SAVINGS: Original Price 40.00 Ticketed Price 19.99 WithAdd'l 40 Oft Your Final Cost 11.99 Deadbeat dad's belongings sold By Anne Wallace Allen Th Associated Press COLCHESTER, Vt Mari-lyn Nichols Kane watched Saturday as crowds of strangers picked through her former husband's lavish belongings, put up for sale to pay the hundreds of thousands he owes her for child support. "I cried yesterday," Kane said of her first look at the dinnerware, crystal, jewelry, antiques and appliances amassed by the man called America's worst deadbeat dad "I saw the evil in this I saw the decadence." Her former husband, precious metals consultant Jeffrey Nichols, is in jail in New York City. He owes an estimated $640,000 in back child support and pleaded guilty last month to leaving a state to avoid the obligation. The contents of the large Vermont house he shared with his new wife, Suzan, were auctioned off to about 350 people who jammed two large tents at a moving company warehouse. "I knew there was going to be a lot of stuff," said auctiongoer Ruby Huston of Shelburne. Bidder David Lloyd said he didn't want to get involved in the issues of the case. "It's a court-ordered sale and I'm here for the bargains," he said. Kane, a New York real estate agent, has called the auction "per-fectjustice." After their 17-year marriage ended, she reared their three children. Meanwhile, prosecutors said, Nichols moved from New York to , . Ui i, I, i I i f""-' fill"' VnI ' 1 illiii i r . ii s f Xf . ' I 1 y""" The Associated Press Marilyn Nichols Kane, former wife of Jeffrey Nichols, addresses a crowd at a court-ordered auction of her ex-husband's possessions. ' Florida to Canada to Charlotte, Vt, to escape his $10,000 monthly support obligation. Nichols and Suzan filled their house with furniture, dishes, knick-knacks, antiques and pseudo-antiques. She died of cancer last summer. In February, a judge ordered Nichols' belongings sold to pay some of what he owes Kane. "This was a man who valued things over people," Kane said Saturday. "I feel so appalled at what this man accumulated in five years when he was not supporting his children." She said several women came not to bid but to meet her. "There are women here who came ! up and said 'I have no money, Marilyn, but you are my hero,' " Kane said. "They said, 'I will not give up ', because you did not give up.' " Behind her, Raymond Camire ; muttered loudly in disagreement. "It's all politics," said Camire, ! 48, whose own marriage ended a few years ago. "They take a man and 1 make him into a monster," Camire i said, but he bid on several items. The amount raised was not re-; leased. Neighbors want friendly retiree to stop waving TOTOWA, N.J. Joseph Cerce is a friend to the world, but his neighbors wish he'd give it up. Every day, the 79-year-old retiree sits in a lawn chair and waves at passing motorists from dawn to dusk. As he waves, drivers honk. "People driving by think, 'What a nice old man,' " neighbor Salvatore Marra said "But the problem is that you hear car horns from morning until it gets dark." Police say there is no law preventing Cerce from ' waving, although they've asked him not to. Neighbors say the situation has gotten heated, ! with Cerce yelling epithets at them. He is involved in a lawsuit with one neighbor over a scuffle that fol- lowed an exchange of words. 1 "All we want is some peace and quiet," said neigh- ! bor Jack Prince. 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Diamond Marquise Shape Cluster Ring 29999 Reg. $439 Enlarged to show detail, 'total weight, approximate. FINE JEWELRY "Does not apply to regular-priced merchandise which is on sale for a limited time only or other merchandise in regular advertising circulars and catalogs. Applies only to merchandise identified by Red Tag signs. AH stores; styles vary by store. Petites' Sportswear not at Meadowbrook. Vicksburg, Florence. 'Excludes Fine Jewelry. WE GIVE YOU OUR BEST Q jR, .A. ET S WE GIVE YOU OUR BEST 1 4

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