The two-bedroom Berkeley condo from which heiress Patty Hearst was snatched by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 is for sale. Asking price: $163,000, and that includes the three bullet holes left by her attackers. Real estate broker Rod Gibbons is advertising it "as the historical site of Patty Hearst's kidnapping." "I can't really say that it adds to the price," says Gibbons, "but I figure it's a good way to get people out to see the place." Criticizing Kasparov
Flamboyant world chess champion Gary Kasparov may have a few worries despite his recent victory over challenger Anatoly Karpov. His autobiography "Child of Change," just published in the West and which contains some opinions about his opponent and the Soviet chess establishment, has already brought criticism, in an article by former Soviet chess official Viktor Baturinsky in the daily Sovietsky Sport.
"Much of the book gives the impression that the country where Gary was born and grew up, where his great talent was recognized at an early age and given a chance to develop ... did everything possible to slow down, to hinder this," Baturinsky wrote. He argued that as the book was coming out Kasparov "was speaking in quite a different tone to our press," and that Kasparov's attacks were out of keeping with Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms.
"You can argue, you can debate many things, including chess styles, but you must not insult, humiliate and attach labels," he said. Banding Together
When it comes to rock 'n' roll and the crusade against drugs, there are no limits. Several Western rockers -- including David Bowie, George Harrison and Julian Lennon -- will join Soviet bands March 25-27 in a series of concerts to raise funds to combat drug abuse, according to the Moscow Communist Youth Daily. Among the Soviet bands scheduled to participate are Time Machine, Black Coffee, Aquarius and Bravo. Hospital Report
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield was released yesterday from the Walter Reed Medical Center, where he underwent coronary artery bypass surgery earlier this month. The former Senate majority leader, who has been the emissary to Tokyo since April 1977, will return to his post there after a period of recuperation, according to State Department spokesman Charles E. Redman ...
Also recovering from surgery is former two-term New York Mayor John Lindsay, who is in critical but stable condition after open-heart surgery Wednesday to replace a defective valve. Lindsay is expected to remain in Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital for at least 10 days. National Gallery Reception
The members of the Congressional Arts Caucus were guests -- not hosts as mistakenly reported here yesterday -- at Wednesday night's preview reception for "The Human Figure in Early Greek Art" at the National Gallery. Gallery trustees were the hosts of the gathering, which was also in honor of Melina Mercouri, Greek minister of culture; Robert Duemling, director of the National Building Museum; and Christina Orr-Cahall, director of the Corcoran Gallery.
Chuck Conconi has the day off.