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October 23 1978
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October 23 1978

Preview

A moment of silence

Nobody knows the trouble Anita Bryant has seen ... cream pies over the lectern on the publicspeaking circuit, gay boycotts of the frozen orangejuice section in the supermarkets, and now nobody wants to do her TV show.

Bryant, who is noted for her anti-homosexual evangelism, and husbandmanager Bob Green are trying to assemble a twohour “non-issue” TV special and a radio program— without much success.

Claiming the show-business industry has blacklisted his wife, Green maintains that in spite of interest in the two projects no writers will dare apply

for the jobs. For further information please consult your local listings.

Wrangling for dollars

he nursery rhyme about the cow jumping over the moon must have been referring to the cost of beef—which is going to go sky-high. Due to the present worldwide drop in marketable beef (the result of breeders selling off their breeding stock during the years of low prices and high feed-costs), cows are now costly critters. At the recent Canadian beef auctions, feeder calves sold for $1 a pound—double last fall’s price. What that means for Canadian carnivores is, come spring, $5 per pound for steak, $2 per pound for

hamburger and $8 to $10 for prime cuts. At that rate, families may be getting out the carving set for the Sunday night special, meatloaf au jus.

All aboard

[11 doesn’t have the same Uring as “from Dover to Calais,” but CN Marine are seriously considering a Hovercraft service from Cape Breton to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, sometime in the late 1980s. The Hovercraft, modelled on British Rail’s English Channel vehicle, will cost $32 million and should chop almost five hours off the present six-hour ferry trip. But there are problems; the Hovercraft would

only be used for three CN must find a firm to

months in the summer and employ the ship the remaining nine months

Mabel’s new label

lthough 49-year-old housewife Mrs. Mabel (Mike) Everett thought politics was small potatoes when she lived in Big Cove, New Brunswick, she’s giving it a run in the Nov. 8, U.S. elections. The Canadian-born Everett, who left the country 32 years ago, is running for governor in New Hampshire as the candidate of the fledgling Libertarian Party. Aiming to reverse the spread of government into people’s lives, Everett says: “We’re amazed at how much interest we’ve aroused. If X could talk to everyone in New Hampshire, I’d get elected’.’