Kitty, Watch Out: Robin Weir, who was...
Kitty, Watch Out: Robin Weir, who was Nancy Reagan’s hairdresser, and Elaine Crispen, who was the former First Lady’s press secretary, are planning their own little “get-even” with Kitty Kelley by hosting a D.C. book party for writer George Carpozi Jr. and his “Poison Pen: The Unauthorized Biography of Kitty Kelley.” Kelley’s most recent unauthorized biography was on Nancy Reagan. Weir says guests won’t be hard to find: “We’re getting in contact with some people who have been done in by Kitty Kelley, and that should fill a room.”
Exonerated: An Exeter, N.H., juror did nothing improper when she taped her recollections of the Pamela Smart murder-accomplice trial, said Judge Douglas Gray, who had listened to the recordings and interviewed the juror, Karen Sicard. Smart, 23, a former high school instructor, is serving a life term for coaxing her teen-age lover and two friends to kill her husband, Gregory Smart, in May of last year.
Sentencing: Air Force Capt. Roger Mansfield, 30, who blamed his offense on his weak character, was sentenced in Tampa, Fla., to three years in military prison for misusing drugs in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. “A man of stronger will and character would not have done what I have done,” he said.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter helped launch a nationwide campaign to immunize children against measles and other illnesses by the age of 2. Carter and Betty Bumpers, the wife of Sen. Dale Bumpers (D-Ark.), will begin a national tour for their “Every Child By Two” campaign next month. Next spring, they will focus on immunizing children along the poverty-stricken Mississippi Delta. More than 27,600 cases of measles were reported in the nation last year, and 89 people died in what health officials said was the largest outbreak in 20 years. “It is a shameful fact that children in this country suffer from a disease that is so easy to prevent,” Carter said. The women will lobby for greater reimbursement for immunizations.