"I've won and lost a few myself," former President Richard M. Nixon told 100 guests at a reception at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Moscow. "But I like winning better." Nixon, who is in Moscow for a private, six-day visit as a guest of Soviet official Anatoly Dobrynin, was on hand at a party given by U.S. Ambassador Arthur Hartman for participating athletes in the Goodwill Games, co-sponsored by the Turner Broadcasting System and the Soviet Union. Nixon, who is staying in a Soviet government guest house in Lenin Hills, said: "The participants in the Goodwill Games are serving the cause that helps create a foundation for that understanding and respect that is essential between nations." Van Cliburn played "The Star-Spangled Banner" during Nixon's last trip to Moscow in 1974. While admitting that he "didn't know how he could top Van Cliburn," Nixon sat down at the piano and played "God Bless America."
--Politics may again figure in the life of former South Carolina Rep. John Jenrette, who has served a prison term for taking a $50,000 bribe in the Abscam scandal. Polls show Jenrette would have good support if he decided to run for office again. "I miss politics but I have a lot of proving to do to the people that I'm worthy of their support," Jenrette, a Democrat, said after being released from the federal Alston Wilkes halfway house in Florence, S.C.