If the fire alarm sounds, what is the one thing you will rescue as you leave the building? They have been having a series of drills at the new National Democratic Committee headquarters building on Ivy Street, and Lynn Cutler, a party vice chairman, didn't take her autographed picture of former president Jimmy Carter. For that matter, she didn't even take photographs of her children. Like a true Washington power broker, she rushed out of the building carrying her Rolodex . . .
And still one more for the Betty Ford Center. Pop singer Andy Gibb, the younger brother of the Bee Gees, has entered the California clinic to overcome a cocaine habit. Spokesman Michael Sterling said Gibb, 27, checked in last month and is expected to be released in May . . .
It looks as if John DeLorean, acquitted last year of cocaine trafficking charges, is finally going to get some money out of his problems. The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that the former automaker will be paid more than $1.3 million by the newly formed DeLorean Plus Film Group for the exclusive rights to his film biography. DeLorean's autobiography is scheduled to be published in the fall by Zondervan Publishing of Grand Rapids, Mich. . . .
If you want to fly aboard the shuttle Discovery, it helps to have good connections. Two Saudi Arabian jet pilots, including a nephew of Saudi King Fahd, are in training to qualify for a flight this summer. The shuttle's three-satellite payload is to include an Arabsat communications satellite, and NASA permits customers to accompany their payloads into orbit. In coming months, astronauts from other countries, including Japan, France and China, are expected to fly aboard the shuttle . . .
The awards committee of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards to honor coverage of problems of the disadvantaged has given its Grand Prize to PBS for its "Frontline" production of "Living Below the Line," which also won first prize in the broadcast category. "Frontline" also won a first prize for "Bread, Butter & Politics." First prize in the print category went to The Charlotte Observer for a series on the state's mental health department. First prizes in photojournalism went to Life photographers Lynn Johnson and Mary Ellen Mark . . .
Legendary Texas con man Billie Sol Estes apparently doesn't hold grudges. Last-minute affairs prevented him from attending the funeral of Dr. John P. Dunn, who blew the whistle when Estes was making a bundle selling nonexistent fertilizer plants in west Texas. "That was all yesterday," Estes said. "I loved the guy. He fought and he fought diligently for what he believed was right. I do consider him a friend and I think he considered me a friend . . .
Dethroned Miss America Vanessa Williams is in revealing poses again. This time, in a layout in Penthouse Parody '85, she appears in a bathing suit, but if you hold the picture up to the light, you can see her skeleton underneath . . .