Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on May 29, 1987 · 2
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Friday, May 29, 1987
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Forbes sets party extraordinaire Forbes: unlimited dimensions Dm AiimtH Pmm FAR HILLS NJ - Publisher Malcolm Forbes converted his 75-acre estate into a storybook Scottish village with bagpipers and simulated mist and moonlight to set the mood for Thursday's 70th birthday bash for Forbes magazine Organizers promised the party would send even “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host Robin Leach groping for superlatives The all-star guest list of 1000 people was topped by Elizabeth Taylor Mick J agger White House Chief of Staff Howard H Baker and Henry Kissinger - Two 1 80-foot-long tents were pitched on Forbes' northern New Jersey estate for the occasion at which other guests were to include Penthouse Publisher Bob Guc-cione and Playboy President Christie Hefner corporate raider Carl Icahn advice columnist Ann Landers US Attorney General Edwin Meese and new CIA Chief William Webster Gala celebrates 70th anniversary Guests began arriving by helicopter and limousine at 6:30 pm then nibbled hors d’oeuvres of cold pheasant while a kilt-clad army of 130 bagpipers and drummers marched down a hill and into a tent Their tunes were to include Forbes’ favorite “Amazing Grace" About 300 guests had arrived by 7:30 pm including Miss Taylor who walked down a reception line shaking hands and smiling for paparazzi Wearing a white linen dress over a black bodice she greeted Forbes who was wearing a kilt Real estate magnate Donald Trump arrived in a black helicopter emblazoned with his name Also in attendance was television's Barbara Walters Plans then called for the bagpipers to beckon the guests to dinner in a second tent reached across a drawbridge and un der a covered walkway twinkling with electric stars The tent was designed to look like the interior of a Scottish castle courtyard with the entrance guarded by two armored knights standing beneath a magnificent flower arrangement and the Forbes family crest The guests assigned carefully chosen places at one of the 106 tables were to dine on baked Scottish salmon potatoes and baby vegetables Gov Thomas H Kean and the state's senior US senator Democrat Bill Bradley planned to deliver speeches Fireworks and a light show were to follow with dancing past 1 am to complete the evening “I can't tell you how much it costs but I can tell you that Mr Forbes is a man of unlimited dimensions and that's how we look at this party - a party of unlimited dimensions" said Ruth Schwartz whose public relations firm coordinated the event ‘Walk-a-thon Man’ keeps on logging miles for good causes The Associated Prsss AMARILLO - Kenneth Wood says he was moping around and feeling sorry for himself when he lost his job in 1974 Two years later his son' Kenny Wood Jr told Wood to take a hike The senior Wood has been walking since He walked from Los' Angeles to Washington DC to celebrate the US Bicentennial completed 13 marathon walks since then earned the trans-United States walking record and is on his 14th walk-a-thon to raise money for charity His passion for this method of helping charities has earned him the nickname “Walk-a-thon Man” Wood 47 was in Amarillo this week as part of his current marathon the Steve Douglas Memorial Walk-A-Thon from Las Vegas Nev to Memphis Tenn The purpose of the trek is to raise money for the Dream Factory a program that grants wishes for terminally ill children Wood began his journey May 1 and he plans to arrive at Children’s Hospital in Memphis July 4 He spends his nights with friends camped out or in hotels where he has been offered a free room Warm receptions have been the rule rather than the exception Wood told the Amarillo Globe-News In Amarillo he stayed at an inn and had meals donated by the owner of the 76 Union Plaza truck stop - ASSOCIATED PRESS The center of attention r- - Members of the Puerto Rican group Gonzales Ramone Acevedo and Charlie Menudo - (from left) Ralphie Rodriguez Masso - hold press conference at New Rickey Martin Ruben Gomez Sergio York's Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday i Harvard prof judges doll contest Museum sets auction of rare Audubon books TIm Associated Pmm BUFFALO NY - The Buffalo Museum of Science plans to auction a rare four-volume set of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America” and expects to raise as much as $2 million officials said The books known as a “double elephant folio” edition because of the 40-by-30-inch plates were printed in London between 1827 and 1838 with 435 copper plates made from the naturalist's paintings Each was then hand-colored by other artists using Audubon's original paintings as a guide and sold originally for $1000 per set “Only 133 sets were subscribed to Nobody knows how many complete copies were actually printed but the highest esti- -mate would be less than 200 with only 139 sets remaining as of 1973” said William H Loos curator of rare books at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library which owns one complete and one incomplete set of Audubon’s best known work TIm A-octeted Pmm CAMBRIDGE Mass - Normally Robert P Kirshner spends his days at Harvard’s Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics pondering the structure of the universe or the role of radiation in type 2 supernovas This week he’s been pondering what a teen-age girl from outer space would look like He had consented to be a judge in a contest by a toy company that is about to market an intergalactic doll “In a moment of weakness I agreed to do this” laughed Kirshner 37 But when he began to study the colorful drawings the professor grew almost as enthusiastic as he does when chatting with colleagues about whether the universe is infinite or merely finite without boundaries The grand prize is a $10000 scholarship plus a $500 “out-of-this-world” wardrobe Kirshner looks over s drawing Nuts assooatedWe Kissinger honored Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wears the 1987 Charlemagne-Price award which he received Thursday in Bonn West Germany in recognition of his service to Europe BISHOP DESMOND TUTU says a concert will be staged in Los Angeles in September as a way of 'putting before the world a moral issue' racial oppression in South Africa Among performers committed to the project are PAUL SIMON JEFFREY OSBORNE and the FAT BOYS TUTU Staging concert J counts Stage-bound PHIL COLLINS of the rock group GENESIS will don a cap and gown Sunday to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck NJ PRINCESS MARGARET of Britain completed the second day of her three-day visit to Hong Kong on Thursday with the opening of a naval workshop at HMS Tamar the British military headquarters ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER’S movie rotes so far have involved plenty of action and little dialogue 'But then you slowly add on' he told Parade magazine 'You give them a little bit of something else something new You put a little more clothes on in each movie and show another side of you' 1 NatlonWorld TT ASSOCIATED PRESS Haitian refugees are picked up at sea One-hundred-fifty-seven Haitian refu- Florida coast Thursday The Haitians are gees aboard a US Coast Guard cutter to be checked by immigration agents head for Miami after being picked up for claims of entry and those who are from a freighter about three miles off the refused are to be returned to Haiti Cuban official family fly plane to Florida The Associated Pmm WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Cuban Defense Ministry official and his family defected to the United States on Thursday flying a small plane to Key West Naval Air Station in Florida US officials said The officials identified the Cuban as Rafael del Pino Preliminary reports reaching here indicated that del Pino was either a high Cuban air force official or deputy chief of defense said the officials who asked not to be identified Perry Rivkind district director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Miami said the family has been paroled into the United States He said he could only describe the man as a “high-ranking" Cuban government official and refused to release the man’s name or any other information for security reasons A Cuban American organization in Washington said del Pino was a brigadier general who was chief of aerial combat instruction for a division of the Cuban air force British diplomat is abducted in Iran TIm AMOcteted Pmm LONDON - A gang of armed men abducted a British diplomat in Iran Thursday afternoon after forcing his car to stop on a highway in Tehran the Foreign Office said Edward Chaplin 36 first secretary at the British interests section at the Swedish Embassy in Tehran and Britain's No 2 diplomat in Iran was driving along a highway “when his car was forced to stop by another car and he was forcibly taken away” a ministry spokesman said Chaplin was traveling with his wife Nicola and their baby son who were left alone and unharmed said the spokesman who spoke on condition he was not identified The abduction occurred at about 4:30 pm Iranian time (8 am C'DT) the spokesman said No group has claimed responsibility he said There was no immediate comment from officials in Iran Expert recreates subway shootings TIm AMoeteted Pmm NEW YORK - A ballistics expert at Bernhard Goetz's trial recreated the subway shootings Thursday saying one of the youths on the train had been standing when he was shot Joseph Quirk a retired police detective used four Guardian Angels to play the roles of Goetz's victims Evidence presented earlier in the trial indicated that Darrell Cabey who was shot and paralyzed by Goetz was seated-“Could Darryl Cabey havi been shot while sitting down?” Slotnick asked Quirk during their question-and-answer session “No not from the computations I've made" responded Quirk who said he was paid $1500 by Slotnick for his expert testimony Houston bank closes breaking Texas record The AMoeteted Pmm HOUSTON - Texas broke its own national record for bank failures Thursday when federal regulators closed a Houston institution because of poor management and bad loans The state has now had 27 banks collapse this year edging past its 1986 record of 26 failures the most ever for one state in one year authorities said Nationally 82 banks have been dosed in 1987 Texas National Bank-Wcstheimcr was declared insolvent by Robert J Herrmann senior deputy comptroller of the currency Deposits at the foiled bank which had assets of $275 million in about 1200 deposit accounts was to be assumed by Texas Capital Bank-Westwood NA also or Houston an FDIC spokesman said Mickey Finn suspect is picked up in LA TIm AMoeteted Pmm SAN ANTONIO - A woman suspected of being part of a nationwide ring of “Mickey Finn” robberies has been arrested in California on charges of robbery and use of drugs authorities said Jacqueline Lynn Edmonds 27 of Universal City a San Antonio suburb was the subject of a television documentary earlier this week Ms Edmonds - accused of drugging male executives’ drinks and robbing them of cash and other valuables when they foil asleep - is in the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $8500 bond She is charged with robbery and the use of drugs Detective Pete Waack of the Los Angeles Police Department's robbery detail said Wednesday Five states have issued warrants for the arrest of Ms Edmonds who also is wanted for questioning by 30 other police departments said Universal City police Ll Charles Dewey “Hopefully with her arrest it might lead to more information on this sophisticated ring of girls” Dewey said W German lands plane in Red Square Tha AMoeteted Pmm MOSCOW - A single-engine plane buzzed Lenin's mausoleum before landing at Red Square Thursday night shocking more than 300 onlookers and a handful of militiamen and Kremlin guards a witness said The plane's pilot who told the crowd he was an engineer from West Germany managed to sign a few autographs before being arrested along with his female companion the witness said The plane which appeared to be a US-made Cessna had circled the square three times and swooped over the mausoleum before landing at about 7:30 pm said the witness who requested anonymity “It flew within about a meter of the mausoleum" the witness said “After it landed people ran everywhere They didn't know what happened" “After a few minutes they got out of the plane” he said Corpus tiOjrteti toiler Vd 105 No 149 70 Pages Published each weekday morning Monday through Friday except hoKdaya by tha CaSer-Timca Publishing Company a member of Harto-Hsnks Communication Inc DoNvery AddreM Malting AddreM 820 Lower N Broadway PO Box 9136 Corpus Chnsti Tx Corpus Christi Tx 78401 78489 Second Ctaii postage paid at Corpus Chrish Texas USPS 133-160 WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? 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