Most congressmen have learned the art of giving the good sound bite, but Rep. Jack Fields is making it a calling. The Republican from Humble, Tex. (there is such a place), has sent an advisory to the Houston-area media informing them that if they need a quote he is available "at any hour of the day or night." According to Congressional Quarterly, Fields has told the Texas media that he will be phoneside awaiting their calls at his Washington, D.C., home or down home in Humble. One never knows when the need for a Fields quote will strike a Texas journalist. Out and About Another one of those revealing unscientific surveys: J&B scotch polled 1,000 Americans and found that more of them would like to have dinner with cartoon brat Bart Simpson than President Bush. But given the choice between Bart and Barbara Bush, they selected the First Lady hands down. Maybe she should run the next time. Also, Ivana Trump was considered a better dining companion than her estranged husband, Donald, by a solid 2-to-1 margin. And figure this one. The Americans polled couldn't decide among Pope John Paul II, actor Tom Cruise, Trump's other lady, Marla Maples, and the saintly Mother Teresa, so there was a four-way tie ...

Donald Trump may have to unload his casinos, the shuttle and the yacht as he fights off his creditors, but Ivana draws the line at selling off any of the couple's homes. She was able to get a temporary restraining order this week blocking Donald from selling Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, a Trump Tower triplex apartment on Fifth Avenue and a Greenwich, Conn., mansion. His attorneys will appear in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Dec. 4 to demonstrate why control of the properties should not be taken away from him. Ivana is concerned about how she will fare in the divorce battles, and the properties will figure significantly. She is currently trying to overturn a prenuptial agreement that would provide her with $25 million and the Connecticut mansion. There are those who say she should take the agreement and run while there's time, but with Donald ever increasing his public attentions to blond model Marla Maples, Ivana apparently plans to gamble and fight to get a greater share out of their crumbling marriage ...

J. Seward Johnson, the sculptor whose lifelike statues here and in other cities often fool passersby, is planning one of Abraham Lincoln for Gettysburg, Pa. Instead of on a pedestal, Johnson's Lincoln will be on the sidewalk near the town square next to a 20th-century tourist, dressed in slacks and a cable-knit sweater and holding a copy of the Gettysburg Address as he listens to the president. The New Jersey artist said the purpose of the Lincoln statue is "to celebrate Lincoln's humanity, bring him off a pedestal, celebrate the greatness of him as a human being" ...

In the short-lived marriage department, Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman has ended his 17-month marriage to former model Mandy Smith, a woman 34 years his junior. Wyman, 54, had been dating the 20-year-old Smith since she was 13. They married in June 1989 and separated almost immediately, with Smith spending months in a hospital recovering from what was said to be a mysterious wasting illness ...