Daily News from New York, New York on March 19, 1989 · 6
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Daily News from New York, New York · 6

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Sunday, March 19, 1989
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6 Haig's not hyperbolizing when he ashs 2L1 for booh before President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Haig really was in charge. He was Nixon's chief of staff and the keeper of many White House secrets. It's even been rumored that Haig was Woodward and Bernstein's "Deep Throat." Haig's powerhouse agent, Norman Brokaw, reportedly has already turned down a $ 1 million offer to buy the unborn manuscript. Brokaw on the record says modestly that questions of money and content are premature. But he is certain the general will write another book. Brokaw also mentioned that he's urging another Reagan administration alumnus, Don Regan, to find his muse for a second book. AILEY UP AMD OUT for a decade, Aivln Alley's Dunce Center and administration HQ has been at the heart of Times Square in the Minskoff Theater building. Come June, Alley's out. Owner Tishman-Speyer has other plans for the space, not to mention wanting more money. An Alley spokesman said the center, which services 2,500 students a year, knew this was coming and found bipjer quarters closer to Lincoln Center. In fact, the cost of renting and refurbishing the new digs will be roughly what Alley Is paying now. That makes atlemt one Alexander Haig figures he's But he wants a $2 million he settles down to the typewriter. Haig's first book, "Caveat," covered his brief tenure as President Ronald Reagan's secretary of state, an era marked by Haig's dubious claim "I'm in charge here" when Reagan was shot. The book did so-so. So what makes a second Haig book worth so much? It's what he could write about. In the final months B'WAY BRITISH? tt isn't enough to have the lion's share of the Great White Way hits. The British, who gave us "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Misers-, ME'S. TEJtlEE : TinEon nnrj Josh Saviano, the winning nerd of ABC'S hit series The Wonder Years," b working on a triple-header . He's about to be Car M.trvd not once, not twice. Would you believe three times? There wW be the real rtte of paasaca fcack home In CakJwca, NJ. Then there's hia "WoncJar Yeers" bWftday bash. And on AprM lO, he rets to do It all DAILY got another book in him. minimum guarantee before btes," "Cats," etc., may take over one of Broadway's legendary theaters, the Biltmore. When the Biltmore comes up for auction again NEWS this Friday, a London theater group will be in on the bidding. The auction could get hot and heavy. Last year the Biltmore was sold to Morris Gluck for $5.35 million. He defaulted on the payment, putting the landmark into play again. And there is an incentive to keep the theater alrve. If the Biltmore is kept as a theater, the winning bidder can more than double the square footage available for development through air rights. Donna Hanover HANOVER TRUST WPIX anchorwoman Donna Hanover is going to play it sedate during the mayoral race. Don't look for her to do the traditional wifely campaigning for her husband, Republican mayoral maybe Rudy Giuliani. No - 40.,-X-.V h solo lunches, no speeches. Sure, she'll attend the dinners where a spouse is expected. But that's it The fact that she's expecting in August is said not to be a factor. Donna got a real kick out of hearing a "St Patrick's Day parade spectator yell out "Rudy, don't let Donna quit her job." Indeed, her news job has been the subject of much speculation ever since Giuliani's candidacy became a serious issue. But rest assured. She has no intention of quitting. And, she said, Rudy is determined not to let her career be hurt GETTING BOOKED G.P. Putnam has a lock on the showbiz legends. They've signed a troika of aging greats LuciHa Bad, George Bums and Bob Hope -to do their literary schtick. The still flame-haired Ball is laboring on an autobiography. Hope's opus is a reflection on his career, Hollywood and comedy. Burns, who also has a home video coming out, will whip up some anecdotes about his famous friends. ' LEAVE IT AT K0SSE That's exactly what American Express wants Grace Jones to do. Leave that charge, card alone.. The in- Sunday, March 19, 1989 company's Manhattan State Supreme Court suit, charges. And now Jones' card is null and void. She's got until month's end to re spond to the suit said an attorney for Am Ex. Jones didn't return Sauce's calls. NOR GRATA Amid all the travails over his strike-bound Eastern Airlines, Frank Lorenzo could have been looking forward to a dinner at his alma mater, Columbia, next week, at which he would receive a John Jay Award. No such luck. The undergraduates of Columbia have decided "not to hold the dinner this year because the current emotional climate in the labor dispute between East-em Airlines and the machinists' union makes it impossible to guarantee an atmosphere appropriate to such a celebratory event" Qntem Jones dance1 wimpany that can' over tcsaitn IWACC'tcfeil'csJIiad survive 'the (ManfiarWn She Mi&anV1 $115,000 Dlus in-; estate- mber 1 J' " ' fest'Vr unpaid Mis) the 4 inai tr f if' r. vn r ijifniin rttrv nt.' imi 1kj lint Vi U.t ,im 'si D $ 4 ,1 V l u i k, t ( 4 1 f i X f I I ' ) i J,t .i f.v. xfi

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