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April 20, 1991

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ What if Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf returned home Sunday and everybody came?

That’s exactly what MacDill Air Force Base officials are afraid of, so they’re encouraging the public to stay home and watch him on TV.

″We realize he’s a hero,″ Sgt. Paul Kuffel, the base’s spokesman, said Friday. ″But we never realized how many people wanted to come out and see him.″

Plans first called for the base to be closed to all but military personnel and their families. But a flood of calls from people wanting to attend prompted officials to open the arrival to the public. As many as 20,000 people are expected.

″He’s getting off his airplane, will say a few words, then get in his car and drive away,″ said Maj. Dian Lawhon, a base spokeswoman. ″The area around the aircraft is very small. Only about 200 to 300 people could actually fit in that area, and a lot of them would not be able to see.″


DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) - Actor John Hurt was arrested for investigation of dangerous driving after his car careened off a road and hit a street light, authorities said.

Officer Eamonn Delaney, who arrested Hurt late Thursday, said the actor replied, ″Nothing to say,″ when told he was being arrested.

Hurt was released and ordered to attend a hearing May 20 in Dublin District Court.

The 51-year-old actor has appeared in such films as ″The Field,″ ″1984,″ ″Scandal″ and ″The Elephant Man.″

He lives in a mansion in Athy, County Kildare, and was on his way home when the accident occurred, authorities said.


PHOENIX (AP) - Former child star Danny Bonaduce and his wife, Gretchen, enjoyed it so much the first time they’re going to get married again.

The Bonaduces, married in a brief ceremony just 4 1/2 hours after they met last Nov. 4, are going to have a more traditional wedding on their sixth-month anniversary in May. ″We’re going to do it the right way this time, white dress, bridesmaids, flowers and family,″ Mrs. Bonaduce, 25, said Thursday.

Bonaduce, 31, played wise-cracking Danny Partridge on the 1970s TV show ″The Partridge Family.″

He faces trial July 15 for allegedly assaulting a transvestite prostitute. Authorities say Bonaduce paid the prostitute $20 for a sex act, then robbed and beat him.

Bonaduce, now a disc jockey, has been suspended without pay from his job at KKFR-FM in Phoenix pending the trial’s outcome.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - No one has ever mistaken Hulk Hogan for Miss Manners, but officials at the Meadlowlands Arena believe the wrestling star is just the person to teach proper rock concert etiquette.

Hogan and rock stars Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi have made a videotape discussing what’s cool and what’s not when it comes to being part of a large arena audience.

No-nos include rowdy behavior, ticket scalping and drinking.

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which oversees the Meadowlands, will show the 10-minute tape Tuesday at Secaucus Middle School- High School.

A one-minute version will appear in New Jersey theaters.

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