Singer and actor David Bowie was in town for his "Glass Spider Tour" and was spotted at some trendy nightclubs, including Cagney's and the Back Alley Cafe near Dupont Circle. Bowie also got together with Irish rocker Bob Geldof of Live Aid fame and Sen. Bob Kasten on Capitol Hill for the premiere screening of "The Price of Progress," a film narrated by Geldof and critical of the World Bank and its environmental policies.
Grammy winner Paul Simon was spotted at Morton's of Chicago restaurant in Georgetown earlier this week dining with Sen. Alan Dixon. Sitting nearby was Redskins quarterback Jay Schroeder, at last report still on strike.
Before Monday's Actors Fund dinner, actor Rob Lowe, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, and Barry Tubb and Mary Stuart Masterson of "Gardens of Stone" and "Some Kind of Wonderful" fame are scheduled to tour Washington's monuments, including the White House and FBI. Lunch with California Sen. Alan Cranston is also planned.
The condition of Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey, who underwent successful quadruple bypass surgery Thursday, was upgraded from critical to serious yesterday, a spokesman for the governor said.
The 55-year-old governor, who underwent the operation at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., regained consciousness late Thursday after his operation and gave his family a thumbs-up sign, said the spokesman.
Casey will have to spend at least a week in the hospital and rest in the coming weeks, doctors said ...
Jazz band leader Woody Herman, saved from eviction from his Hollywood Hills home last month, was listed in critical condition at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles yesterday with pneumonia and emphysema, a hospital spokesman said.
The 74-year-old Herman was taken to the hospital Thursday at about the time an earthquake struck the city, said Herman's attorney.
Hospital spokesman Ron Wise said he received calls from all over the world Thursday night asking for news of the band leader's condition.
Services for Henry Ford II
Friends and family gathered yesterday to remember Henry Ford II, who held top positions at the family auto company for 35 years.
A private memorial service was held at Christ Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., for Ford, who died Tuesday at 70 from complications of pneumonia. Cremation was planned.
Company officials declined to release names of those invited or those who would speak at yesterday's private service or at a public memorial service set for next Thursday at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul in Detroit, where Ford's grandfather, Henry Ford, was eulogized 40 years ago.