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May 15, 1985

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry said he has ″no great interest″ in running for governor of Texas next year, but former Gov. Bill Clements said Landry told him he is considering such a race.

Clements said Landry is one of nine people who ″have directly told me, ‘Yes, I am thinking about making the gubernatorial race,’ ″ the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reporteand I want a strong Republican to run.″

Landry, 60, who has been coach of the National Football League team since its first season in 1960, added: ″I was flattered that he would want me to consider running, but I am coaching a football team and have two years left on my contract.″


BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Actor Herve Villechaize, who played Tattoo on television’s ″Fantasy Island,″ was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly took a stolen handgun into a hospital, claiming someone was trying to kill him, according to police.

Villechaize, 42, was booked by Burbank police for investigation of receiving stolen property, carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed firearm, Sgt. Scott Wilson said.

Wilson said the 3-foot-11 actor walked into Saint Joseph Medical Center about 2:55 a.m. and claimed that someone was trying to kill him. Doctors thought he had been drinking and called police.

When Villechaize produced identification for police, an officer spotted the .38-caliber revolver, Wilson said, adding that its serial number matched that of a gun reported stolen in Georgia.

″He (Villechaize) said he bought it from a woman from Georgia for $50,″ Wilson said.


CHICAGO (AP) - Benny Goodman, the ″King of Swing,″ surprised guests at a dinner in his honor by picking up a clarinet to join in a rendition of ″Body and Soul.″

Goodman, 75, returned home to Chicago on Tuesday night and was presented with a Hull House Association Distinguished Service Award for his long association with the social service organization.

Goodman, who grew up on the city’s West Side, received his first clarinet lessons at the orginal Hull House.

″I didn’t go around telling people I was a young artist,″ Goodman said while reflecting on his childhood. ″If I had done that in my tough neighborhood, I would have never been assured of becoming an older artist.″


NEW YORK (AP) - Princess Yasmin Aly Khan married an heir to a Greek shipping fortune Wednesday in a private ceremony that was pushed up because of the declining health of the bride’s mother, actress Rita Hayworth.

The wedding of the 35-year-old Moslem princess and Basil Embiricos, 36, was held at Princess Yasmin’s New York apartment, said her spokeswoman, Joan Kaplan. Moslem and Greek Orthodox weddings for the couple will be held in Paris in June.

Miss Hayworth, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was not present, Ms. Kaplan said. She was in her apartment next door, where she has lived under the care of her daughter for some years.

Princess Yasmin is the daughter of Miss Hayworth and the late Aly Khan. The princess is a half-sister of the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Moslems.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Actress Stephanie Zimbalist will play a lawyer who falls in love with a convict-client and helps him escape, but NBC officials say ″Love on the Run″ is not based on the similar, real-life case of lawyer Mary Evans.

The show, due for broadcast in the fall, is a ″fictitious account″ with no connection with Ms. Evans flight in 1983 with inmate Timothy Kirk, said NBC spokesman Mike Casey.

″This is just a story about a lady attorney, quite prim and proper, who falls in love with her convict-client and they go on run together. He is breaking out of prison and she is breaking out of a straight-laced lifestyle,″ Casey said.

Ms. Evans was sentenced to three years in prison for slipping Kirk a gun, which he used to overpower three prison guards at an Oak Ridge psychiatrists’ office. The pair eluded a nationwide manhunt for 139 days before their capture at Daytona Beach, Fla.


NEW YORK (AP) - Boy George was among the black-leather-and-black-tie throng at opening night for The Palladium, a multimillion-dollar Manhattan nightclub- discotheque.

The British rock singer joined Bianca Jagger and actors Tony Danza and Matt Dillon at the Tuesday night bash.

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