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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 17

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, December 11, 1976
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The Palm Beach Post-Times SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1976 B SECTION Latin Singer Lissette Invades' U.S. Market - $ k v, i W tffM i mi , ! . " H "4. - . -v . " A: i By EDGAR SANCHEZ Pott Staff Wrlttr Everything seems to be going Lissette' s way. The comely Cuban singer, a major musical force in Latin America, "invaded" the United States recently with the announced intention of musically "conquering" the nation, and the petite blonde appears to be well on her way to doing just that. She has electrified audiences in New York, Chicago and Miami. She has garnered impressive reviews from the critics, some of whom have called her a Latin Liza Minnel- li. She has signed a contract to appear in and compose part of the soundtrack of a major Hollywood movie. "The invasion has just begun," Lissette said in a telephone interview from New York last week. "I am not out to take anybody's place. I just want to become known in America." Local music fans will get a chance to meet Lissette when she brings her Latin-American Revue to the West Palm Beach Auditorium Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Her show is a combination of musical and visual treats. It features a potpourri of her Latin hits along with American pop and rock tunes. Special lighting effects and intricate choreography are used copiously. Lissette's backup band is the IOB octet (the restructured Impact of Brass). A slick pair of male dancers are also part of the cast. Lissette believes variety is a means to stimulate an audience. "It can be tedious to sing only love songs," she said. Lissette, 26, was born in Peru while her parents, Cuban singers, were on a tour of that country. In a career dating back to her childhood days in Cuba, Lissette Alvarez has recorded 17 albums and more than 30 singles. For eight years.she had her own television show in Puerto Rico, but gave it up last spring to begin her march on the American market. Her following in the United States is mostly Latino, Lissette said, but many Anglos have turned on to her songs and have been buying her records. After her appearance in West Palm Beach, she will fly to Los Angeles to begin writing the music for several scenes of "Winter Kills," a movie "about politics." Production of the film is underway. It will star Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Perkins and Eli Wallach, she said. Lissette will play a bit part. Turn to LISSETTE, B4 v IT-- Lissette To Perform ' (With Mer Latin-American Revue) 1 WHEN - Sunday, 8:30 p.m. WHERE West Palm Beach Auditorium 1 f 1 siiiiii Staff Artwork By Btcicy warrick Citizens' Group Works Against Death Penalty WmMm TM - :v. dW &xp -Mlk m. & m$ r:- c;. wmmi FCADP Workshop WHEN - Today, 1 to 5 p.m. WHERE - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach The public is invited. J03SI Finding Ovt WhatWre Good At How Much Sleep DoVbu Really Need? Love, Honor and Earn-the 2-lncome Marriage Office rblhcs-Runmng a Clean Campaign By TIM O'MEILIA Post Staff Writir Scheduled to hang for war crimes the next morning, Nazi leader Hermann Goering swallowed poison. Doctors and prison officials worked frantically with stomach pumps to ensure that Goering lived long enough to die at the prescribed time in the prescribed manner. A minion of the state throughout his life, Goering defeated the state in his final act. He died two hours before he was to hang. Goering's story is but one facet of the emotion-charged debate over the state's power to end human life for crimes committed against society. On July 2, 1976, two years after the Florida Legislature approved a revision of its death penalty statutes, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it. That action spawned citizens' groups seeking abolition of capital punishment, although they are swimming against the tide of public opinion. "When the legal angle is foreclosed, you go to the political realm," explained Craig Barnard, an attorney in the West Palm Beach Public Defender's office. Barnard is one of the organizers of a local chapter of the Florida Citizens Against the Death Penalty. The group's aim is educational, Barnard said. "I am convinced that if the citizens of Florida were truly informed on the death penalty the fact that it does not deter murder, that it lessens respect for human life rather than increasing abhorrence for murder and that it may even increase the murder rate then they would not support it." The fledgling group, which includes several attorneys, ministers, Maggie Pugh, the mother of convicted murderer Willie Simpson and private investigator Virginia Snyder, are admitted social activists. Through a speaker's bureau and workshops, the group hopes to attract people to their cause. "Capital punishment is not really a liberal-conservative issue, just like abortion isn't. Your politics really doesn't seem to matter in the issue," Barnard said. HYovrKW Turn to DEATH, B5 Before feu Pull-out Exercise Fbster: Lunchtime Hip-SSrrrning FVograrn When lftxfTake tour Work tolled with feu ATalk with Liv Ullmam-Loving Without Losing burself Good Cooking WhenTOuYe IboDeat lb Bother Fighting City Hall Easy If You Know the Rules DoIwrytMng Go Everywhere Oofihes r ML. Ron Wiggins 4 Slick Magazine's Focus: Nation's New Majority I refuse to check the authenticity of the following story for fear that it might not be true. If it didn't happen, it should have. It's called "A Mayor's Revenge," and it was brought to me by Ed Slovak, a West Palm Beach burglar alarm contractor. Ernest Angelo Jr., mayor of Midland, Tex., having dealt with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) long enough to braid a 5-inch hawser from Texas to Washington with the resulting red tape, was very pleased when HUD asked a favor of him. The Dallas regional HUD office wanted a parking space at Midland's municipal airport. Mayor Angelo was only too happy to oblige. Nothing would make him happier than to vouchsafe parking for a servant of the people. But as he explained in a letter, it was not as simple as that. Certain procedural guidelines were in order before a municipal agency could act. Here in part, is Angelo's response: "1 - You must obtain from the U.S. Government Printing Office, or the National Archives, or the Library of Congress, or someplace, a supply of application form COM-1975. You must submit 3 executed and 14 confirmed copies of this application. "2 - With the application submit the make and model of the proposed vehicle together with certified assurances that everyone connected with the manufacture, servicing and operation of same was paid according to a wage scale that complies with the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act. "3 - Submit certified assurances that this plan has been discussed at length with the EEOC and submit that commission's certification that requirement 3 above has been fully complied with. "5 - Submit certified assurances that all operators of said vehicle and any filling station personnel that service same will be equipped with steel-toed boots, safety goggles and crash helmets, and that the vehicle will be equipped with at least safety belts and and air bag to show compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. "6 - Submit an Environmental Impact Statement. . . The statement should show the number of times the vehicle will be operated, times of day, the name of the operator of the vehicle, the number of other vehicles that might be coming into or leaving the parking lot at the same time, as well as the number and type of aircraft that might be landing or taking off at the airport at the same time and an exact conclusion as to the effect this will have on the atmosphere in West Texas. "7 - In order to obtain approval of a negative Environmental Impact Statement, you will not be able to: "(a) operate the car on gasoline produced from domestic oil because that would require that someone discover it, process it and deliver it, and it is possible that some private person, firm or corporation might realize a profit as a result of such activities. "(b) operate the car from energy produced by coal because this might require digging a hole in the ground. "8 - Submit a certificate from the attorney general of the United States that all of the certifiers of the above assurances are duly and legally authorized by Congress to make such certificates. . . and that the United States of America is a duly organized and legally existing independent nation with the full right, power and authority to operate automobiles in the first place. "Upon receipt of the foregoing, rest assured that the application will be promptly referred to someone for approval. We cannot state at this time who that someone will be because whatever department he or she is in will be undergoing reorganization." tionships between mothers and children, men and women. Caroline Bird, author of "The High Cost of Keeping Women Down" and "Everything A Woman Needs To Know To Get Paid What She's Worth," is senior editor for the magazine. In the December issue, she interviews Professor Eli Ginzberg, economist and chairman of the National Commission for Manpower Policy. Ginzberg terms the flood of women into the job market "the single most outstanding phenomenon of our century. Its long-term implications are absolutely unchartable. Its cumulative consequences will only be revealed in the 21st and 22nd centuries." For today, however, "Working Woman" offers a hefty compilation of articles designed to help women through the shoals of transition. Some examples: Love, Honor and Earn The Two-Income Mar By FRAN HATHAWAY Poit Niwi Foaturai Editor It is calling itself "the magazine for a new majority." And it bolsters its claim with statistics which prove what many people still don't realize that a majority of American women of working age are employed outside the home. There are 38 million of them, more than double the 18.5 million in 1950. "Working Woman," a new slick publication whose charter issue hit newsstands last month, is aiming at this burgeoning audience. And from its content (more than 100 pages of well-written articles) and the quantity of advertising (which is considerable), WW Publications of New York may have a winner on its hands. Editor Beatrice Butler calls it "the right magazine at the right time. Women's lives and attitudes have changed drastically in the past 10 years." "Working Woman, "she says, is devoted completely to the woman in transition, to helping her cope with new roles, new marriage patterns and new rela riage. Love and Work: The Difficult Delicate Balance. Turn to WOMAN, B5

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