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The Spring Arts and Crafts Fair In Cocoa Village has grown over the years to its present size of 300 artists from across the Eastern U.S. who will be exhibiting in seven categories. The categories include painting, watercolor, graphics, drawing, sculpture, photography, crafts and ceramics. There also will be a student division. The Fair is sponsored by the Central Brevard Art Association.

Artists will be competing for cash prizes that total $5,000. A $300 award. will be made to each Best in Category winner. A Special Judges Award and a Central Brevard Art jssociation Awardr each Jn theamountof $300, will be given, out during the 3 p.m. April 6 awards ceremony at the Gazebo in Cocoa Village.

Judging this year's show are Lee Nesler, who lias just been named head of art for Walt Disney World's, new EPCOT project; and Joseph Perrin, head of the art department at Georgia State University In Atlanta. A "Meet the Judges" party will be held at the Rockledge home of Lillian B. Palma for patrons and purchase awards donors the evening before the show opens. There'll also be a special showing of the judges' selections April 5 from 3 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Bamett Bank.

By the way, the Central Brevard Art Association will present a demonstration of the pastel art work of Pat Joslln of Melbourne Beach Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Island. Contact John Keller at 453 6197 for further information. More art news Satellite Beach resident Nancy Crawford will participate in the the Sea, and the Shore" exhibit' at the Joan Ling Gallery in Gainesville that opens Saturday. Nancy, faculty director and instructor at the Eliot McMur rough School of Art in Indialantic, has her lovel watercolors in collections all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Greece.

Should you be In Gainesville in the next few weeks, the show continues through April 19. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Name Dropping TV journalist from New York City Bill McCreary and wife O'Kellon are visiting friends Sherman and Gloria Baker of Indian Harbour Beach.

Bill is the anchorman for Black News and co anchor for WNEW's 10 p.m. newscast over Channel 9. The Bakers will be visiting their friends of 14 years until the middle ofthis week. Gladys Mosher, publicity chairman for the Cape Canaveral Hospital Auxiliary, reports that the group's annual benefit ball raised more than $4,125. The money will help purchase an electrophoresis machine for the hospital laboratory.

Melbourne poet Harriet McLuclde recently received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Brevard County Legislative Delegation. The framed certificate was signed by State Senators John Vogt and Clark Maxwell and State Representa tives Marilyn Evans, Dave Barrett, Bud Gardner, Tim Deratany and by Vero Beach's Dale Patchett. A letter from Evans, Melbourne, read, "It is with pleasure that I present you with this Certificate of Special Recognition. We are proud of your accomplishments and wanted to let you know that we as a legislative body recognize your talents." Mrs. McLuckie, who turns 85 in July, was named the Most Outstanding Woman in Indiana in 1972.

She remains active in the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic, singing in the choir, teaching her church circle and writ ing her very fine poetry. Variety Benefit "A Sunday Afternoon Junior Variety Benefit" is an set for this afternoon at 3 at the Tourist Center on Front Street In Melbourne. The per person event is sponsored by Zeta Zeta of Sigma Alpha, which has sponsored a benefit for the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita, Kans the sorority's national philanthropy. The Institute is a residential speech and hearing center' for communicatively or multiply handicapped people. The Variety Benefit will feature young pianists, singers, dancers and a magician, all from South Brevard.

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If she were a telephone salesperson, her fortune might rival an Arab oil magnate's. Her dialing finger would be in the Culness Book of World Records. Fifteen million people a day call Barbe to find out the time and the temperature. Or, in that most frustrating of moments, they dial a number only to have Barbe's voice tell them the number is no longer In service, is disconnected, changed, never existed, etc. And in cities all over the United States It is Barbe's controlled, measured and pleasant tones that announce the tune and temperature for hundreds of businesses.

Last week Barbe got off the phone long enough to take a short vacation at Walt Disney Stretching the point, you might call Jane Barbe the Voice of America or even the North Pole. "Once for New Jersey Bell I was Mrs. Santa Claus," said Barbe, a red haired woman in her mid Ms. "Kids could call in and get a little Christmas story. The thing got out of hand, apparently, when word got around.

Parents were up in arms In California because the kids were calling long distance to New Jersey to listen to Mrs. Santa Claus." For 16 years Barbe has recorded her mes sages forudichron, an Atlanta firm that provides publlcannouncement service equipment to the telephone industry. Barbe's recordings are used in the majority of the American telephone markets; Her unique Job has given her the status of a minor celebrity. "I've been interviewed by People magazine. Esquire, newspapers all over the country, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal." Her television credits include I've Got a Secret and CBS News.

Not that she's a publicity hound. She's Just a nice person. Friendly. Pleasant. Just tike her voice.

She said she's only once drawn the line at talking with someone when a California radio station somehow got her home phone number. "They called at 7 a.m. I was standing at the counter trying to get breakfast and this man starts yelling Into the phone, 'HI, is this Jane Barbe who does the 'time and temperature? Weil, you're live on or whatever the station was. "I thought 'Oh, God, deliver About one day a week Barbe records new messages or re records old ones. She records time and temperature and the telephone interceptintercept messages on master tapes at Audlch ron.

Cassette recordings are sent to customers who have ordered the service. Usually a short commercial message precedes the time and temperature in the announcement, In some locations telephone intercept messages are managed by computer. For example, a number that has been changed results in Barbe's voice giving you the new number with the computer piecing together the digits. In areas where computers are not in vogue, Barbe records the required message for each separate telephone number. These aren't the only messages or companies for which Barbe records.

And America isn't the only place in which she's heard "I tell you what time it is in Saudi Arabia, Zambia and some parts of Canada," she said. The mother of two teen age children, Barbe has done radio and television commercials in the Atlanta area for many years. In 1963 Audlchron was looking for a female voice, Barbe auditioned. "I read an announcement and the engi neer said That's great, but you're three tenths of a second I knew what to do with two or three seconds, but he was talking In tenths. Tuning is absolutely crucial." She had a breadth of experience helped her get the timing down, "I worked In an advertising agency as an assistant art director.

I wrote (advertising) copy. I sang In a band." Her husband was the band's road manager. A music composer and arranger, John Barbe married Jane in 1996. Before she started doing commercials her creative outlet was community theater. Recording messages Isn't a creative challenge, but it takes the aforementioned timing, concentration and feel for the listener, mentally conjure up an Image of someone I'm talking to," which makes her telephone voice more personable.

Kit The effort would seem to be paying, oft, especially for the lonely. "I heard from an elderly lady In Chicago who lost a leg because of bone cancer and she was In bed most of Uut time. "She said 'I'm forever calling the time and I Just want you to know that you brighten A Mind woman wrote that when she jot home at night she called time and temperature several times "because you sound pleasant an friendly even though you don sly anything but the time." One woman wrote a letter to her local tip ephone company, angry that they kept. that poor woman In a little room 24 a day Just to give out numbers. And, Just once, there was practical joty A midwestem woman's co workers wrote' Barbe and said the woman habitually called the time several times each morning, Unit successfully delaying' the start of bar workday.

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And she's only been in one picture. Rarely In one package has there been a female so designed to represent everything that the American male in his wildest fantasies imagines he wants. She's Bo Derek, at a the epitome of the California sun kissed goddess of the waves. She's being peddled as the hottest sex symbol since Cleopatra. And it's her husband who's doing the aellr tag.

He knows his business. John Derek, at S3, Is older than Bo's father, and though once touted to be the natural successor to Tyrone Power In thenale heart Sex Symbols Of the '80s throb stakes, his career slipped when the male uglies Paclno, DeNIro, Hoffman came In. So he turned his attentions instead to Sven Sll lng a series of beautiful lies. He met and married Ursula Andreas, one of the first James Bond dollies, and guided her to naked mass appeal. He tried to do the same with his next wife, actress Linda Evans, though her success was malnly on TV.

And now there is Bo, the high school dropout whom he met when she was 16 and a bit player In a picture he was making in Greece. When his then wife Linda returned to America, Derek began to appreciate the potential of the raw California teen ager. While Bo's parents raged, he and Bo lived to; gether In Europe for four years while he began to unfurl his blueprint for turning her into a hot number, That hot number turned out to be 10. film In which she bursts on the screen with the impact of Travolta In Saturday Sight Fever. She emerges from the surf In one piece bathing costume, cut low at the sides and plastered to her ktcredi ble torso like a coat of enamel, with wet braided Aid beaded golden hahv Dudley Moore, in search of an Ideal woman (he's llv ing with Julie Andrews a' the time), embarks oqja frenzied pursuit of the g)rL who on his scale of 1 to iff rates an unprecedented 10Z? The search for the guffr play that perfect woman was a frantic one.

One afternoon 12 of the most sought after models, clad only in wear, paraded, one after toother, before director Blake Edwards, John Derek had sun) gested Bo and director Ed wards recalls: "She walkedi in and even among that lineup of lovelies sir knocked us cold. I prayaft) 'Please let her be abhVttt Derek had done hla, coaching As tor fbV admits: "I thought I wastoo fat and didn't have chance." liifea But Edward predated her flesh every inch of it. Bo's sensational debut ea J0ls now all talking about, "The matt stunning face ever to be en Wifc'.

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