British authorities refused to allow Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to stay in England yesterday and detained him overnight at the London airport after he arrived Thursday by private jet. The Home Office, which issues visas, said Rajneesh was denied permission to enter Britain "because of his undesirablity, in view of his convictions in the United States."
Rajneesh was expelled from Greece earlier this week, following protests from the Greek Orthodox Church. The guru was deported from the United States last year after being convicted of violating immigration laws. He stayed in India and Nepal before venturing to Greece. In his quest for a home for his religious cult, Rajneesh left London yesterday headed for the Caribbean, the Home Office said. 'Hell Hath No Fury . . . '
Accusations flew at last weekend's Miss Rhode Island USA contest when Gail Giuliano, mother of contestant Donna, stormed onto the stage and battled emcee Elizabeth Covel for the microphone, police said. Giuliano, whose daughter was named second runner-up, charged that the pageant was fixed.
After Donna Silva was announced as winner, Giuliano charged onto the stage and Cathy Allaire, mother of first runner-up Chrissy, ran to the judges' table, demanding to see the ballots.
"There was total chaos," one judge said. "I thought it was going to get to fisticuffs. It was frightening."
Covel suffered torn ligaments in three fingers of her right hand as well as various sprains in her battle for the microphone. She said she will miss at least three weeks of work because of her injuries, and filed a police complaint against Giuliano.
The two mothers said they heard before the voting that the contest was fixed for Silva to win. Deborah Neary, Miss Massachusetts USA in 1984 and director of the Rhode Island pageant, denied the accusations and attributed them to "sour grapes."
*Silva won $15,000 in prizes and the chance to compete in the Miss USA pageant in Miami in May, but lost the chance to bask in the spotlight.
"She didn't even hear her name. She never had her moment," said her mother Sandra. End Notes
Rep. Claude Pepper, 85, eldest member of Congress, will write his memoirs, which are scheduled to be published in October 1987 by Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich. The book will be written with veteran Time magazine correspondent Hays Gorey and will present "a personal overview of American politics since the Roosevelt days," a spokesperson for the publisher said, adding, "It will be very anecdotal."
The book deal, concluded this week, is "in the six figures," although the publisher declined to be more specific.
Rep. Joseph P. Addabbo (D-N.Y.) was reported in fair condition yesterday and doctors are still conducting tests to determine the cause of his collapse at a luncheon Thursday, a spokeswoman for the congressman said. Doctors suspect that he is suffering from some type of cardiac abnormality but did not have a heart attack. Addabbo, 60, is in the intensive care unit of Georgetown University Hospital.
Judy and Gordon White are among several concertgoers being asked by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to relinquish their seats in the Orpheum Theater to Prince Charles and Princess Diana when the royals visit the Canadian city to open Expo 86. The Whites purchased tickets for the best seats in the house for a May 5 concert featuring New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, and decided not to accept the symphony's offer of a refund or less desirable seats. Judy White said she had been looking forward to the concert for "months and months," and added: "Why didn't they book in advance if they wanted to see the concert so much?"