Pinhead waxed Doctors have put chess legend Bobby Fischer...

PEOPLE AND PLACES

September 12, 1992

Pinhead waxed Doctors have put chess legend Bobby Fischer on a strict diet, believing he has been eating so much after emerging from years of seclusion that it was dulling his play, sources said. Rival Boris Spassky leads the series 2-1 with three draws. The seventh game of the $5 million match in a Yugoslav resort is scheduled for today.

Two ballet companies cancel merger plans

The financially strapped American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet companies, both located in New York, are launching separate emergency fund-raising campaigns after their boards voted not to merge.

Owner of King video sues Spike Lee

Filmmaker Spike Lee is being sued for alleged copyright infringement over his use of footage from the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King in Mr. Lee's upcoming movie "Malcolm X."

George Holliday has filed a lawsuit asking that his footage be excised from the film, due for release Nov. 20.

Buckingham Palace allows women guards

A 155-year-old tradition, the changing of the guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in London, was itself changing today because women were taking part for the first time. But spectators had to look carefully to see that nine female guard members had tucked their hair up inside their fur busbies and wore the same blue uniforms as the men.

Pavarotti slims down to mere 'chubbiness'

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, opening the season of London's Royal Opera House today in a production of "Tosca," says he still has about 80 pounds to go on a diet, but believes "a little chubbiness" protects the voice. He weighed in earlier this year at about 300 pounds.

Birthdays

Actress Linda Gray is 52. Singer Maria Muldaur is 49. Singer Barry White is 48.

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