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   Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, Tokyo, Japan                              14 PACIFIC STAHS AND SWB TUESDAY, HAY 20,1997NEW YORK — One of O.J. Simpson'sprosecutors says Marcia Clark andChristopher Darden passed steamynotes to each other during the murdertrial.s "I could not possibly read what was onthat note on this show," Rockne Harmonsaid on the Court TV program "Cochran& Company," scheduled for broadcastFriday. "I do not think Howard Sternwould read them — he would go a longway, but he would not read thatgarbage."The show's host is Simpson defenseattorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. -Clark and Darden have ducked ques-jdons about whether they were having anaffair during the trial.NEW YORK — Exit Oprah and enterRoseanne?Oprah Winfrey is wondering aboutwhether she wants to continue her show—yt^eMu'ghest-rated talk show in TV his-,t0ry —• into the next century."It gets harder every day," Winfreysaid in Friday's Daily News. "Whenyou've done it for 12 years, you've cov-ered every topic."King World, the show's distributor,has seen its stock languish in recentyears, in part because of concern aboutthe longevity of Winfrey's show.Meanwhile, King World is in discus-sions with retiring sitcom queen Ro-seanne about a five-day-a-week talkshow. Roseanne's comedy ends ite runon ABC this month.VIP care by EastwoodSAVANNAH, Ga. — Late-night callsabout noisy air conditioners do not usu^ally thrill maintenance worker PerrySapp. But they don't usually include anopportunity to see Clint Eastwood."I said, 'If I'm going to go, this couldbe my chance,'" the 10-year county em-ployee said.Sapp got more than a glimpse of the'• • star. •, •. , • ' •• •;. •. •': ',.•: ';- . .'•'Eastwood, in town to direct ''Midnightin the Garden of Good and Evil," offeredSapp and his wife something to eat anddrink, then said, <'Let me give you agood place to watch," Sapp said.The two stayed for an hour at theshoot at the Chatham County Court-house and got autographs from severalstars.Moore fills in for Taylorat yeaHy ASDS fund-raiser'**• - .'• .*•".-- • '••,''-CANNES, France — Elizabeth Taylordecided to stay home wattle she recoversfrom brain surgery, so Demi Moorestepped up to lead the annual AIDS'::/\:Md4%u^..^;thie';Canb^ Film Festival.Moore asked for a moment of silencefor AIDS victims and made an impas-sioned plea to keep up the fight at thedinner, which raised $500,000 forresearch,"Collectively we make an enormousdifference/' the actress said. Recent ad-vances in treating the disease,are proof,she said. ^From wire reports-k After sportscaster denies re- •port of affiiir, tabloid releasesphotos purportedly showing himgroping a blonde in a hotel room.iThe Associated Pjjess * *NEW YORK — The oh-so lovey-doveyimage of Frank and Kathie Lee Giffordwas shattered Friday when a supermar-ket tabloid released a photo claiming to.show him groping a blonde in a^hotelroom.The editor of the Globe said he waspublishing the photos only after the Gif-fords contendedthat the tabloid'searlier story of thefootball Hall ofFancier having an af-fair with a flight at-tendant was a lie."This experiencehas been as painfulfor us as it would befor any other cou-ple," the couple saidin a statement."However, we willget through this to-gether."We ask that ourprivacy be respect-ed during this diffi-cult time, but weare deeply gratefulfor the support ofcour friends."Ms. Gifford'schatty "Live WithRegis and KathieLee" morning showSC.L GIFFORDhas always been a forum for gushy talkabout her courtship and marriage to the66-year-old former football star-turned-broadcaster.So it was something of a shock whenthe Globe reported that Gifford had arendezvous twice this spring in a NewYork hotel room with a 46-year-old mar-ried woman."Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gif-ford are America's dream couple, withseemingly one of the most secure mar-riages in America," said Tony Frost,Glpbeeditor."Everything about them was whqle:some and perfect."Ms. Gifford, 43, showed a brave faceon Friday's "live With Regis and KathieThe Associated Press"Ginger Spice" Geri reacts after planting a kiss on the forehead of Regis Philbin, right,during the Spice Girls' appearance Friday oiC'Live With Regis and Kathiejlee." *Watching are "Sporty Spice" Hel C, left, and "Posh Spice" Victoria.*•-,•Globe acted after the Giffords heatedlydenied the story, with Ms. Gifford evenjoking that its next report would be.about her "alien baby" with Philbin."Our hands were forced Ttofe._showingwe had the proof, and we've done* that,"Frost said. * JThe blurry image, also published inFriday's New Yprk Post, showed a manand woman embracing, the man's handon her left buttock. "I don't believe Mr.„ Gifford's identity is an issue," Frost said.It's the second publicity nightmare ina year for Ms. Gifford, who came underfire when labor activists revealed thatclothing sold in Wal-Mart under hername was produced in a Honduransweatshop.She then became an activist workingfor a code of conduct on wages andworking conditions for U.S. companiesdoing business around the world.Lee." She made no comment on the mat-ter, trading jokes with Regis Philbinabout their guests, the pop group SpiceGirls; about the New York Knicks* woes;and even about sex.But the two hosts avoided siftingthrough the day's newspapers, as theyoften do at the top of their show.The Globe's upcoming issue promises"10 sizzling photos" of the alleged affair,which the magazine said was taken froma videotape.Frost wouldn't say how the tablpid ob-tained the photos, but spokeswomanTerry Raskyn said a private investigatorwasinvolved.The tabloid also promised commentsfrom the husband of Gifford's allegedparamour.The Globe hadn't planned to publishthe photos, hanging on to them in casethe Giffords sued/But Frost said thePolice honor former Olympics^ Richard Jewell, who went fromhero to suspect in last year'sbombing, says he's still leery ofpublic appearances.The Associated Press, • " • ,MIAMI — Richard Jewell is gettingsome recognition for saving lives byspotting a suspicious package that con-tained a bomb and helping to evacuatenearby people at the Atlanta Olympics.But the 34-year-old former securityguard — who went fron% hero to primesuspect before being cleared by the FBI— says he,would prefer to appear inpublic peacefully."I don't trust people as much as I usedto," Jewell said fhursday after anawards ceremony by a police group. "Ihave to be on guard." .Unemployed and still searching for ajob in police work, he was recognized byJEWELLthe American PoliceHall of Fame for hisactions evacuatingthe Olympic mallJuly 27, "savingcountless lives,"and his handling ofaccusations that itwas he who hadplanted the bombthere.The explosionkilled one personand injured 111 last July. There havebeen no arrests.Even though the FBI sai4 in Octoberhe no longer was a suspect, Jewell re-mains concerned that not everyone hasgotten the word."When somebody comes up to saysomething, I jlon't know whether they'recoming up to hit me, to stab me becauseone of their family members was hurt inthe Olympics and they still think it wasnie, or if they're coming up to congratu-late me," Jewell said. "Until they saythat first sentence I don't know whatthey're going to do."Jewell said. the group's recognitioneases, but does not erase, the sting ofthree months under the microscppe ofthe FBI and hordes of journalists. Hewal never charged.Despite his trouble finding a job, mon-ey should"not be a major concern. Jewellreportedly has settled a lawsuit againstNBC for $500,000 and also settled^witiiCNN for an undisclosed amount He Jjasa lawsuit pending against The AtlantaJournal-Constitution, oJewell, a security guard in CentennialOlympic Park, discovered the bomb in aknapsack and helped move people awayjust before it exploded.Earlier this year, Georgia legislatorsalso praised Jewell as a hero.  

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