Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 156
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 156

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
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mm SUITS Personalty Parafe Want the facts? Want to learn the truth about prominent personalities? Want informed opinion? Write Walter Scott,,Parade, 733 3rd Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Your full name will be used unless otherwise requested. Volume of mail received makes personal replies impossible BARBARA WALTERS AND HER SOMETIME ESCORT AUK GREENSPAN, WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISER Q. Why is ABC-TV paying Barbara Wallers $1 million --because she's such a good newsreader or because she is a woman?--At Cold, New Rochelle, N.Y. A. Primarily because Miss Walters is a competent female TV-news personality. As a woman she may prove a novelty as an evening newsreader, and as a- novelty she may very well increase the ABC-TV audience. Q. I've heard that there is or was a secret romance between Barbara Howar, Washington-woman- around-town-who wrote "Laughing All the Way," and Rabbi Baruch Korff. Is that true or just a gag? --L. E., Arlington, Va. ^ A. Rabbi Korff is so busy raising money to pay Richard Nixon's legal bills that he has no time for romance, least of all with Barbara Howar, who somehow does not seem to be his type. Q. Aren't Woodward and Bernstein writing a sequel to "All the President's Men" entitled "All the President's Women"?--Eleanor Young, Buffalo, N.Y. A. They are not. "All the President's Women" as regards Richard Nixon could be written in two or three pages. "All the President's Women" as regards the late John F. Kennedy could run much longer. Q. Is it true that Rudolf Nureyev, the ballet star who defected from the Soviet Union, has asked President Ford to get his mother out of Russia?--S.L. Roshinsky, New York City. A. To date, not true. What Nureyev did some months ago was to ask Harold Wilson, who was then Prime Minister of Great Britain, to help him obtain Soviet permission for his mother to visit Nureyev in London. Wilson put him in touch with the British Foreign Office. Q. George Hamilton, an actor of sorts who used to date Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda Bird--to whom is he now married?--L. F., Palm Beach, Fla. A. George Hamilton is married to ex-mode! Alana Collins. They have a one-year-old son, Ashley. A few weeks ago, after three years of marriage, the Hamiltons separated. Q. Is Louise Lasser, who plays Mar/ Hartman on TV, related to S. ]ay Lasser, who writes ali those income tax guides?--Mickey Reynolds, Durham, N. C A, Louise Lasser, ex-wife of comedian Woody Allen, is the only chiid of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Jay Lasser. Louise's father was an income tax specialist but not the author.of the tax guides. They were written by the late J. K. Lasser. Louise's mother committed suicide. Q. "The Penkovsky Papers," published in this country by Doubleday~was the book actually written by the executed Soviet spy Oleg Penkovsky?--T. R., Washington, D. C. A. Agents of our Central Intelligence Agency wrote it in 1965. Doubleday of course didn't know it was being used. Q. / see that Dorothy Ham///, the ^9-year-old skater who won a gold medal at the Olympics, has turned professional. How much will she earn as a pro?-C. W., Greenwich, Conn. A. No one knows. Dorothy has signed with Jerry Weintraub, a veteran show-biz booker who arranges tours for Frank Sinatra, John Denver, Led Zeppelin and other top acts. Weintraub will get Dorothy top dollar, try to turn her into a stellar box-office attraction a la Sonja Henie, who became a multimillionaire film star. He has already signed Dorothy to star in two ABC-TV specials. Q. During World War II, lomo Kenyatta, now the head of Kenya, was a farm worker in England. He was also married to an Englishwoman by whom he had a son. Does anyone know what's happened to Kenyatta's son? Whafs happened to his English wile? ~L. O., Washington, D.C. A. Edna Kenyatta, who was married to the African leader, lives in Buckingham, England, declines to discuss her marriage to him. Their son, Peter Kenyatta, 31, is a TV producer in London for the British Broadcasting Corp. NIXON AND A6NEVY IN HAPPIER DAYS Q. Do Sp/ro Agnew and Richard Nixon ever see each other? Are they friends or foes--R. R., Baltimore, Md. A, Agnew and Nixon, both fallen from high position, do not call on each other, do not communicate, do not hold each other in high light. Q. Have actor Robert De Niro and actress Diahnne Abbot made an interracial marriage? Didn't they both star in the movie "Taxi Driver"?--Angela White, Cleveland, Ohio. A. De Niro and Abbot were married a few weeks ago. He starred-in "Taxi Driver." She had a bit part. Q. Is it true that last ]uly Congress secretly passed legislation increasing their salaries? How much do they get?--Peter Carpenter, Oakland, Cal. A. Last July as a rider to a minor postal bill, the House voted 214 to 213 and the Senate voted 58 to 29 to give themselves the same 5 percent cost-of- living pay increase as other federal government employees. As a result the Vice President now receives 565,625 a year, as does the Speaker of the House. Cabinet members receive $63,000 a year. Members of the House and Senate get $44,625. © WALTER SCOTT 1976 THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTUEY president, JAMES MCALLISTER editor, JESS GORKIN publisher, WARREN J. REYNOLDS editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER managing editor, JAMES D. HEAD senior editors, HERBERT KUPFERBERC, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA associate editors, JONATHAN BRAUN, LINDA GUTSTEIN, NOa HUMPHREYS, PAM PROCTOR, JOHN G. ROGERS, ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN, ROBERT WALTERS, U H. WHITTEMORE assistant art director, ROBERT L PETERSON art associates, CANDICE CULBERT, AL TROIANI assistant to the editor, MARION LONG editorial assistants, DORIS SCHORTMAN, MARTIN TIMINS home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor, LAWRENCE LARIAR Washington, bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED BLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN, CODY SHEARER west coast bureau, CHARLES PETERSON europe, CONNECTICUT WALKER australia, PATRICIA ANGLY © 1976, Parade Publications, Inc., 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. All rights reserved under International and Pan American Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part of any.article without permission is prohibited. PARADE*; Marca Reg. JUNE 6,1976 Please address editorial contributions to: Articles, Parade, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Although reasonable care will be taken. Parade is not responsible for unsolicited material

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