Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on June 20, 1979 · Page 31
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Drmorraf ana (Chronicle People Television 2C Theaters 4, 5C Deaths 12C Want Ads 13-18C Comics 19C ROCHESTER, N.Y.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 20, 1979 Eastman grad News Makers Not wasting any time ffS Jack Garner By JACK GARNER D&C Popular Arts Editor John Serry is a determined musician who knows what he wants and hasn't wasted any time pursuing it. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Serry has already been part of (and recorded with) a highly praised jazz-rock fusion band, Auracle, and has composed film music for TV films and programs. He's left Auracle, just when it seems they are catching on, and has released a self-produced solo album, Exhibition, (Chrysalis Records), on which he composed all seven songs, plays several keyboards and, on one cut, all the other instruments as well. And he's just turned 25. That's not all that old for hard rock, but it is for jazz and composition. Serry's music is subtle, complex, multi-layered and intricate a stylis- What's to Oscar Peterson rip the piano up." Serry said he listens most of all to classical music, no doubt reflecting his early background and his primary interest composition. SERRY WAS at the Eastman School from 1971 to 1975. It was here that he joined with other Eastman students in forming Auracle. While waiting for a few band members to graduate, he taught percussion and jazz theory for a year at the State University of New York at Geneseo. For a time, it looked like the Long Island native would be going to Julliard in New York. Serry's father was a professional accordionist with Shep Fields's big band in the thirties. Serry started on the instrument at four, but started playing percussion instruments. At 15 he began studying with percussionist Gordon Gottlieb at in Julliard's prep department. "I auditioned at Julliard and was accepted, but I also covered my bets with an audition with the Eastman. And, very simply, Eastman was willing to give me a lot more fellowship money," Serry said, adding that "the reputation of both schools is so high, and also, there is more of a jazz department, so to speak, in Rochester. 'i chose Eastman, and it turns out it was for the best. Had I gone to Julliard probably I'd either be in or auditioning for symphony orchestras right now. And I don't know if I would have discovered myself as a composer. "I had been writing already, but I don't know if I would have taken myself seriously," he said "At the Eastman there's so much encouragement to go off on your own tangent, especially in the jazz department. There's a great emphasis on creative writing." SERRY HAD HIGH PRAISE for the Eastman's program. "It was extensive, classically, historically, analytically. There was a very wide spectrum of influences, an encouragement to be more daring. "The Eastman is a good place to find out what you want to do. Turn to Page 2C Hamburger treats fit for 'company' I ' 41 Sketch of John Serry in weekly ratings game 'Eagle lad lands today OVIEDO, Fla. Doris Mager finished her fifth day perched in an abandoned eagles' aerie "bright, chipper and a little sad that her stay in the nest is almost over," an Audubon Society spokeswoman said yesterday. The 53-year-old "Eagle Lady" is scheduled to descend from the huge nest at 1 p.m. today. Her six-day stunt was designed to draw attention to the endangered bald eagle. Mrs. Mager and members of the Florida Audubon Society hope to raise1 $20,000 for a new aviary Mrs. Mager will operate for injured birds of prey. By midday yesterday, about $4,000 had been donated by visitors. The weather has been sunny and warm for the past several days, in contrast to her first two days aloft when strong winds and rain buffeted the nest, 50 feet off the ground, and sent the skinny pine tree swaying. AP Eugene Ormandy Ormandy ailing PHILADELPHIA Eugene Ormandy, conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, was admitted to Pennsylvania Hospital here yesterday after suffering chest pains, an orchestra spokesman said. Ormandy, 79, has conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1936. He plans to retire at the of the 1979-80 season A spokesman said Ormandy would be in the hospital for "a couple of days of observation and rest and tests." He said Ormandy "was ex tremely uncomfortable this morning with chest pains." AP Baron sues ABC NEW YORK - An Italian baron yesterday filed a $100 million dam age suit charging the American Broadcasting Co. and one of the network's newsmen falsely reported that the baron and his wife were building a home for the exiled shah of Iran. The suit charged ABC broadcast "at least three times" a report from reporter Tom Schell that said a home being built for Baron Enrico DiPortanova in Acapulco, Mexico, was actually for Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. The negligence suit said the report put the lives of the baron and his wife in jeopardy. UPI 66-mile jump SHOBDON, England David Parchment fell out of a plane 232 times and the only thing he broke was a world record. He also raised $2 million for an elderly persons' welfare group. Parchment, a parachutist, plummeted into the record books by setting the world 24-hour parachute endurance record at Shobdon airfield in Herefordshire yesterday. He jumped 232 times between Monday night and yesterday after noon, one jump ahead of the existing record. The combined jumps totaled 66 miles. AP Top protector WASHINGTON - Jerry Parr, a 17-year veteran of the Secret Ser vice, will officially become head of the White House presidential pro tection detail July 1. Parr, 48, will succeed John Simp son, who is being promoted to as sistant director of the Secret Ser vice. A native of Montgomery, Ala Parr currently heads Vice President Walter Mondale's protective detail. Gold for Desai BELGRADE - Indian Premier Morarji Desai received the "Bel- irrade cold plaque" yesterday for his merits in developing the policy of non-alignment and friendly relations hetween India and Yugoslavia. On presenting Desai with the plaque Belgrade Mayor Zika Kova-cevic told him that "cooperation between the two countries is continually reasserted not only in very close and successful bilateral rela tions but also in the two countries' role within the non-aligned move rr,on " AP 11 I- It l. edges ABC 13.8. with NBC third with a rating of 12.9. The networks say that means in an average prime-time minute during the week, 14.7 percent of the homes in the country with TV were tuned to CBS. The rating for Three's Company was 24. Nielsen says that means of all the homes in the country with television. 24 percent saw at least part of the program. It was another difficult week for NBC. ABC and CBS divided up the first 17 places nine for ABC, seven for CBS and NBC's best was No. 18, a Sunday night movie. What's Up Doc? CBS' first-place finish was, on the other hand, the network's second in four weeks after a 19-week run as No. 1 tic cousin to the music of Chick Corea. "I think that right around the time I started to get really interested in playing jazz one of the people I felt drawn to was Chick Corea," Serry said by telephone recently from his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Laurel Canyon. "Since then so many more people have influenced me. Lately I've been more and more drawn to Bill Evans and to Herbie Hancock's playing when he was with Miles Davis. "And I'm moody, I'm flippant. Sometimes I just want to sit down and listen Cooking dash of Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, or, one tablespoon of canned jalapeno relish, a teaspoon of Turn to Page 2C CBS again Associated Press NEW YORK CBS attracted a big audience for two hours of Monday night programming, and the one-night offensive helped it dislodge ABC from first place in the networks' ratings competition, figures from the A.C. Nielsen Co. show. ABC claimed the most-watched program in the week ending June 17, Three's Company, but CBS had the next three all from its Monday night schedule WKRP in Cincinnati, M-A-S-H and Lou Grant. In all, CBS had four of the week's six highest-rated programs, and the heavy distribution at the top contributed to a rating of 14.7. ABC was runnerup at Kaiser vs. United Press International OAKLAND, Calif. In newspaper advertisements yesterday, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. presented its case on the refusal of the three television networks to show three "controversial" company commercials. The company said CBS, NBC and ABC refused to air the commercials dealing with free enterprise, the energy crisis and government red tape because they were "controversial or not acceptable material." One commercial talks of free enterprise as an endangered species and shows an eagle behind bars, another addresses itself to the energy crisis and the third depicts the Statue of Liberty bound with tape and deals with government red tape. Kaiser Aluminum Chairman Cornell Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Entertainer Dolly Parton gave Porter Wagoner 49 percent of Owepar Publishing Co. as a Christmas present before the country music singing duo fell out of harmony with one another, Miss Parton's lawyer says. That was in 1974, and now the discord between the statuesque Miss Parton and the pompadoured Wagoner has reached $3 million proportions. That's the size of the lawsuit Wagoner has filed against her in chancery court, alleging breach of contract. But at a court hearing Monday, Stanley Chernau, Miss Parton's attorney, said Wagoner was not taking care of the business. He said Miss Parton By JACKIE REDRUPP D&C Food Writer Since the custom of forming ground beef into patties got started toward the end of the 19th century, or perhaps it was early in the 1900s (the history is a little cloudy), hamburgers have enjoyed seemingly undiminished -popularity. However, due to the skyrocketing price of beef, it seems we are being forced to cut back on our favorite meat. But a whole summer of outdoor cooking without a heaping portion of beef cooked just the way you like it, is about as unthinkable as a summer without ice cubes. So, unless you're of the "prime steak at any price" school of thought (or pocket), it's going to be burgers for company as well as the family. Make them fancy and everyone will likely enjoy them as much as more expensive fare. For example, what could be better than inviting guests to share a juicy hamburger served open-face over hot, crusty Italian bread, topped with a mushroom sauce spiked with sherry? Equally as good is a burger topped with a creamy Roquefort cheese and chives mixtures, sandwiched between hot French bread. A truly discriminating burger lover I know, who is also a veteran of many years of outdoor cookery, casts his vote for hamburgers topped with a sweet and sour scallions and fresh mint relish. A tangy relish or sauce is a phase of beef cookery that has practically been ignored by cooks. The reason being that our prime steak cuts are usually so good we don't bother much to dress them up. A steak is a steak and it's very good so why bother with anything more than perhaps a dab of mustard? And a burger has always been viewed as a "all it needs is ketchup" fast-food. My own feeling is that there is nothing, but nothing to beat a big crusty roll filled with a juicy, well seasoned, burger topped with a generous helping of sweet pepper relish. It's also a good idea, now that meat is so expensive, to pay more attention to vegetables that can be cooked outdoors. French vegetable kebabs composed of zucchini chunks, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and green peppers, brushed with Italian salad dressing are excellent when cooked over hot coals. Charbroiled eggplant sliced brushed with garlic-flavored olive oil are also delicious, and corn on the cob buttered, seasoned, and wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill is equally as good as boiled corn. By the way, just any old dry hamburger won't do, either. For every pound of ground beef, try adding one tablespoon of prepared horseradish, a generous 3 networks over commercials from album cover. 16.8 million, M-A-S-H, 22.4 or 16.7 million, and Urn Grant, 20.9 or 15.6 million, all CBS; Taxi 20.7 or 15.4 million, ABC; Barnahy Jones, 20 or 14.9 million, CBS, and Laverne and Shirley, 196 or 14 6 million, Mork and Mindy, 19.1 or 14.2 million, Charlie's Angels, 18.7 or 13.9 million, and Angle, 18.1 or 13.5 million, all ABC. The next 10 shows: Ail in the Family and One Day at a Time, both CBS; Movie - Harry and Tonto, and Barney Miller, both ABC, tie; Carter Country, ABC; 60 Minutes, CBS. and Happy Days, ABC, tie; Movie- What's Up Doc? NBC, and Vegas and Fantasy Island, both ABC. jected . .. Not because they were untrue, misleading or in any way inaccurate. But simply because they were controversial or not acceptable material." While all three networks originally refused comment on turning down the Kaiser ads, one network executive explained that, because of the Fairness Doctrine, networks do not carry what could be considered politically controversial advertising messages. In depicting free enterprise as an endangered species, for instance, or showing liberty bound by government red tape, the company is making a political statement, he said. According to the Fairness Doctrine, the networks would be required to carry answers to the Kaiser ads by those who believe otherwise. Questionable commercials are decided on by the commercial clearances staff at each network's program practices department. After the Kaiser ads appeared in yesterday newspapers, CBS issued a statement in which it said that the network "does not accept editorial advertising." The statement went on: "We feel the public interest is best served when views on public issues are presented in journalistic formats rather than in advertising under the control of partisans. To act otherwise would allow those with the most money to speak the loudest." CBS cited a 1973 case in which the Democratic National Committee sued the network because of its refusal to accept ads. The case wound up before the U.S. Supreme Court. "In that case," the statement concluded, "the court refused to compel broadcasters to sell advertising air time to those seeking to present their views on public issues " by ABC. In a week of repeats, first-run shows did relatively well. ABC's broadcast of Harry and Tonto, a movie starring Art Carney, was No. 13 in the ratings, and an first-time episode of Carter Country, also on ABC, was l!th. ABC had four of the week's five lowest-rated shows, including Batt-lestar Galactica in 62nd place, Operation Petticoat 63rd. The Man Who Loved Bears 65th and a news special on the SALT II summit, 66th. NBC's Hizzonncr was No. 64. Here are the week's Top 10 shows: Three's Company, with a rating of 24 representing 17.9 million homes, ABC; WKRP ir. Cincinnati, 22.5 or "Our idea was to produce three commercials drawing attention to issues we felt were of major concern to the people of America ... We believed at the time that we were exercising our right to speak our mind," the newspaper ad says. "But, when we submitted them to the networks, the commercials were re- of business Porter Wagoner ' . v ' A Ml hi Part of advertisement protesting 'censorship' by networks. Parton: Wagoner's not IVs Maier said the ads ran in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Oakland Tribune. The ad describes the three commercials in question and maintains the networks' refusal to air them denies Kaiser's constitutional right of free speech. taking care will reorganize the company unless Chancellor Robert Brandt rules in favor of Wagoner's request for an injunction blocking such a move. Miss Parton said in an affidavit answering the lawsuit that a reorganization is necessary because Wagoner had been operating Fireside Studio, an Owepar subsidiary, "for his own pleasure and benefit" rather than to profit Owepar. Wagoner, however, said in his suit filed March 21, that Miss Parton had breached a 1970 management contract with him by removing 130 smgs from the Owepar catalog. She released some of the songs on albums of her own, without consulting him, Wagoner said S. I I,, ' ' ' . Dolly Parton .A

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