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Michael Jackson's white sequined glove sold for $1,000 during a spirited bidding war for Jackson family belongings that were seized from a storage locker for non-payment of storage costs.

The glove was bought by Thomas Boe, 53, of Ventura, Calif.

Among other items auctioned Saturday were music cases from the Jackson 5, instrument storage cases and various instruments, including an $18,000 electronic piano that went for $500.

The auction drew about 300 bidders to Oxnard, 60 miles west of Los Angeles. Details about the storage debt that prompted it weren't disclosed.

Mr. Jackson, 33, didn't attend the auction, but did make a surreptitious midnight visit to the M.C. Auctions warehouse to look over the items, said auction house employee Betty Weaverling, 16.

Mr. Jackson paused to sing "Man in the Mirror" for four children inside the warehouse, Ms. Weaverling said.

Chef Julia Child did not want a gay man named executive director of a food institute she helped establish because she is prejudiced against homosexuals, the man charged in a lawsuit.

Daniel Coulter seeks $3 million in damages against Ms. Child, the American Institute of Wine and Food and other directors of the educational organization.

In a lawsuit filed Friday, Mr. Coulter said Dorothy Cann, the institute's chairwoman, told him Ms. Child was "rabidly homophobic" and said that prejudice would undermine his effectiveness if he won the job.

The non-profit institute was founded in 1981 by Ms. Child, winemaker Robert Mondavi and others to advance the understanding and quality of wine and food. Mr. Coulter said he was approached about becoming its executive director last summer by its treasurer, an old friend.

Ms. Child said she had nothing to do with the selection.

"I haven't heard of Coulter or any of the applicants, so I don't have any comment at all," she said.

Jerry Lee Lewis gets own club

Rock and roller Jerry Lee Lewis said a new club on Beale Street in Memphis that will bear his name will be his home base -- an alternative to playing one-night shows around the country.

Mr. Lewis, 56, said he would play at least four nights a week at Jerry Lee Lewis's Spot, the club he is opening April 1 with partner Joe Cooper in the famous Memphis music district.

Billy Crystal, star of last year's hit film "City Slickers," is back in the saddle again as host of this year's Academy Awards presentation. His debut as host of the 62nd annual program was well received, and he won Emmys for being host to and writing the broadcast of the 63rd show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Oscars March 30 at the Los Angeles Music Center.


In 1763, France ceded Canada to England under the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War.


In 1942, RCA Victor presented Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with a gold record for their recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," which had sold more than 1 million copies.


In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb in the role of Willy Loman and Mildred Dunnock as his wife, Linda.


In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.


BIRTHDAYS: Opera singer Leontyne Price is 65. Actor Robert Wagner is 62. Singer Roberta Flack is 52. Singer-songwriter Peter Allen is 48. Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz is 42.

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