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People The Salina Journal Friday, April 5,1985 Page 2 DRIVE LAUNCHED Speaker of.the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill of Massachusetts (left) and Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole of Kansas (right) help launch the March of AP Dimes "WalkAmerica" on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. With them are March of Dimes Poster Child Kristen Ellis, 6, Hebron, Ky., and March of Dimes president Charles Massey. Son misses TV story of sacrifice BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - The family gathered around the tele- , vision set to watch a film based on their own true story, but 3%year-old Brian Bobillier slept through the account of his mother's sacrifice that allowed him to live. His mother, Susan Cummings, learned she had \ cancer while undergoing treatment for drug abuse,' then rejected doctors' advice to have an abortion that would allow her to continue to have chemothe-1 rapy that might have prolonged her life. She died' when she was 17, two months after Brian was born 14 weeks prematurely on Nov. 15,1981. The film based on her life, "Love Lives On," was shown on ABC Monday night. Brian's family videotaped the film so he can see it later. Cummings Cummings' father Bernard, who with his wife is raising Brian, said the depiction of his daughter's story was accurate, sensitive and well-done. Ashcroft: "Killed with kindness' LONDON (AP) - Dame Peggy Ashcroft, winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "A Passage To India," said she never considered herself "subject matter for an Oscar." Ashcroft, 77, who spent Oscar night at home in bed with the flu, received her statuette Tuesday — eight days after the awards ceremony in Los Angeles — at a luncheon to launch British Film Year. "I never thought I was subject matter for an Oscar. How wonderful to be given it," she said. "I've been killed with kind- Dame Peggy Ashcroft ness." Newman gift to aid drug research LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Paul Newman, whose 28-year-old son died from an alcohol and drug overdose, said he will give $1.2 million to the University of Southern California for a research center dedicated to preventing drug abuse. The money will come from the Scott Newman Foundation, created by the actor and his family to fight drug abuse after his son's death in 1978. The money is provided in part from profits from "Newman's Own" brand food items including salad dressing, spaghetti sauce and popcorn. Paul Newman Worm-gulpers miss world record GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - John VanDyke, showing some patriotic pride, downed 97 worms in an hour as a Canadian tried to swallow 200 of the slippery critters across the border. "Somebody had to show those Canadians," said VanDyke, 23. He had heard that Fred Baumgartner, a Canadian tavern owner and long-time worm gulper, would try to beat what he said was the world's worm-eating record of 206 in an hour's sitting. Both started at 8:45 p.m. An hour later, Baumgartner stopped at just more than 100, falling far short of his goal. VanDyke stopped at 97. "They really don't taste," said VanDyke. "A lot of protein value, though." Afterward, he and his wife, Debbie, "went out for some beers and dancing. No, I didn't get sick." Suit against Baryshnikov rejected NEW YORK (AP) - A state appeals courHiasHFSjected _a$1.8 million lawsuit against ballet star^MDffiair Baryshnikov by a former manager and ordered her to repay $11,000 he loaned her. Remi Saunder claimed that Baryshnikov had promised to take care of her for the rest of her lif e when she was his general manager and consultant. She had sought $800,000 for the help she provided him and $1 million for future support. But the court ruled there was no evidence he ever promised to take care of the woman, who Baryshnikov described as his "appointments and private secretary. "She was fired in 1981. Mikhail Baryshnikov Struck by train, man survives BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - "I got run over," said Ronald Cooper after rescue workers pulled him from underneath a train. "That's what happened." Cooper, 27, said the last thing he remembered was walking down the tracks near his house when the train hit. The next thing he remembered was waking up at the hospital, where he was listed in good condition. He had a small cut on his right ear. Police said a pipe on the bottom of the train hit Cooper after a cowcatcher bumped his head away from the wheels so the train passed over him. Audit shows 'unallowable' defense bills total millions Lindsborg, Kansas Restaurant Hours: Tuet.-Sat. 6:30-9:00 Sun. Brunch 11:30-2:00 Club Hours 5-7 WASHINGTON (AP) - A new audit ordered by Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger last month has identified $154 million worth of excess overhead claims paid to General Dynamics Corp., the Pentagon said Thursday. That amount, when added to another $90 million in alleged excessive claims for which the government is withholding payment, brings to $244 million the total of "unallowable" bills submitted by the giant defense contractor, Pentagon spokesman Michael I. Burch said. "We've had a team of 20 auditors who have been reviewing all of General Dynamics' overhead claims and cross-checking them against the billings that have been submitted," Burch said. "To summarize the report of the audit team, they found that we need to go back to recoup $154 million to adequately protect the government's interests." , It was at a congressional hearing last month that it was revealed that General Dynamics had submitted overhead claims with its weapons contracts that included the cost of boarding an executive's dog at a kennel along with country club expenses and questionable travel costs. Shortly after those disclosures, which Burch had described as "nauseating," Weinberger announced he was freezing all overhead payments to General Dynamics for at least 30 days. He also ordered "a complete and comprehensive review of billing procedures at all General Dynamics locations." The 30-day suspension ordered by Weinberger would end today. Burch said Thursday the Defense Department has not decided how it will recover, the money it believes is due. If General Dynamics is willing to pay the contested amount until the dispute is settled, regular monthly GM, Toyota plant dedicated in California FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A once-idle General Motors automobile plant that reopened under a joint venture with Toyota was dedicated Thursday. A Japanese dimplomat hailed the facilty as "the boldest and most imaginative step" to ease trade tensions. Nobuo Matsunaga, Japan's ambassador to the United States, told officials and 1,200 cheering workers at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant that the $400 million partnership could help alleviate frustrations over "the large and accumulating U.S. trade deficit." In Washington, Reagan administration and Japanese officials were trying to quell demands in Congress for trade sanctions against Japan. General Motors Corp. Chairman Roger B. Smith, Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Eiji Toyoda and NUMMI President Tatsuro Toyoda were joined by Gov. George Deukmejian and other officials at the ceremony. The ceremony came 26 months after GM and Toyota agreed to work together at the site of a GM plant that had been closed since March 4, 1982. The plant on Dec. 4 began producing Chevrolet Novas, which are similar to Toyota Corollas, and is expected to eventually produce 250,000 cars a year. The motto of the new company is "Quality Through Teamwork." The Salina Journal P.O. 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