AIDS talisman Yeah, we know you already sat through the...

PEOPLE AND PLACES

April 04, 1992

AIDS talisman Yeah, we know you already sat through the Oscars this week, but give the broadcast and cable industry its turn. After all, what do you spend more time watching? Here are some broadcast winners of the George Foster Peabody Awards -- the industry's so-called Pulitzer Prizes -- announced Thursday:

"Murphy Brown," "Late Night With David Letterman," "I'll Fly Away," "Northern Exposure," coverage of the Masters golf tournament by CBS Sports, coverage of the Soviet coup by Cable News Network and National Public Radio's coverage of Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation.

Ivana Trump talks to Penthouse

Ivana Trump supposedly has a lot to say about The Donald, life, love, her future and her new novel, "For Love Alone," in the May issue of Penthouse. Ms. Trump, 43, also reportedly shows she still has what it takes to be on the cover.

Ex-hostage resigns from Beirut job

Thomas Sutherland, who once considered returning to Lebanon where he was held hostage by Shiite Muslim extremists for 6 1/2 years, says he has reluctantly resigned from his post at Beirut's American University.

"We thought some months ago, right after I was released [in November], that things would calm down and we might be able to go back reasonably soon," he said. "The State Department, I think, is not about to let Americans go back to Lebanon for at least a year." He now lives in Fort Collins, Colo.

Rocker will delay show for semifinal

Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen says he'll delay his concert tonight if Michigan's NCAA basketball semifinal game isn't over.

"We're big sports fans, too. We did not want to cause our Detroit fans to miss such an important local game," Mr. Van Halen said. The band is playing at the Palace in Auburn Hills, outside Detroit. Jumbo television screens will broadcast the late afternoon matchup between the Wolverines and the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Hand-built Honda in custody battle

A fight for ownership of a motorcycle believed to be hand-built by the founder of Honda Motor Corp. has landed in court and put the coveted two-wheeler in custody. If authentic, the engine is one of only five hand-built by Soichiro Honda in the 1950s and could be worth $400,000.

Jack E. Vincent, a Gulfport, Miss., businessman, says the motorcycle is his. Peter Johnson, a bike collector in Redwood, Calif., says the motorcycle belongs to him. Gulfport lawyer Billy W. Hood said if the bike is genuine, the Honda company wants it. A judge has impounded the bike and ordered an investigation.

Birthdays

Broadcaster John Cameron Swayze is 86. Composer Elmer Bernstein is 70. Author-poet Maya Angelou is 64. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., is 60.

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