The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 27, 1981 · Page 15
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 15

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, November 27, 1981
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Pa«« 18 The Salina Journal - Friday, November 27,1981 j^~*^~*~mmm*mmmmmm*m M's bout should bring in big bucks I Qj|i on ' s r D«r If trMMfFU t> /it ADV Inat nroolr or a nroaa nnnfAranna on. U« «*{,! *v.« «»•*«»»« ».;11 u« «l; M 4«j -^ ^^^R^ By KENNETH R. CLARK 5 NEW YORK (UPI) - To most of Muhammad All's fans, his fourth -crusade for the heavyweight crown h has all the makings of a wake, but gto the men who will bring it to the | world, it will be the biggest cable ^television sports package ever as- gsembled. jj All, who has won and lost the cham- Hpionship three times, goes up against gTrevor Berbick Dec. 11 in a ID-round ^comeback bid at Nassau in the Ba- Shamas, and Lionel Schaen, president of T-the over-the-air pay system SelecTV, -said 27 million Americans will be ^watching. t± 3» £r Thomas Hearns and Marcos Geraldo :-»l*o will be on the card for a Mid- yfleweight bout. ;- "These two are among the most pop- Lular fighters of the day," Schaen said last week at a press conference announcing plans to telecast the fight. "Muhammad AH is a legend and Hearns is a top contender. Boxing is what it is today because of what it was in the '50s when TV made it a major vehicle. Cable is going to take it even farther." "We're heading for that $100 million fight," said Sheldon Saltman, president of Satellite Sports Ltd. "It's just around the corner." SelecTV, Satellite Sports LTD, Medallion TV Enterprises and Video Tape Enterprises have combined forces to telecast the fight — with several others to follow — via satellite to markets throughout the United States and in foreign nations where an additional audience of 25 million is anticipated. "We expect a gross return of between $10 million and $15 million," said Schaen, "and we're going to set a precedent for the industry with the technical innovations we'll be using." AUTHOR AND FRIENDS Louis L'Amour, author of 80 best-selling frontier novels, poses with the stars Cindy Pickett (left) and Mary Larkin of his special "Louis L'Amour's The Cherokee Trail." The Western drama airs on "Walt Disney" at 7 p.m., Saturday on CBS. Salina Movies Fox — "The Watcher in the Woods." Vogue — "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Sunset Plaza Cinemas — "Enter the Ninja." "Southern Comfort." Mid State Cinemas — "Challenge to Be Free." "Time Bandits." TV Tonight College Basketball, 7 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — A look at the pre-season All- America team as selected by Playboy magazine. Bugs Bunny, 7 p.m., Channel 12 — "Bugs Bunny Looney Christmas Tales" features Porky Pig as Bob Cratchit and Yosemite Sam as Scrooge. Benson, 7 p.m., Channel 10 — Benson interviews a new secretary to replace Marcy. Didi Conn joins the cast. NBA Basketball, 7:05 p.m., Channel 17 — The Atlanta Hawks vs. the Detroit Pistons. MISL Indoor Soccer, 7:30 p.m., Channel 3 — The Wichita Wings play the St. Louis Steamers. Froaty the Snowman, 7:30 p.m., Channel 12 — Frosty has to hurry to the North Pole before he melts away. Wild Wild World of Animala, 7:30 p.m., Channel 8 — A South American safari finds animals discovered by Charles Darwin in the 1830's. Bosom Buddies, 7:30 p.m., Channel 10 — Suspected of dealing in stolen goods, Henry is thrown in jail. Dukes of Hazzard, 8 p.m., Channel 12 — A thief breaks into Cooler's (Ben Jones) garage to steal a shipment of stolen furs. Darkroom, 8 p.m., Channel 10 — Debut of an anthology series of tales of suspense and the supernatural. Tonight, a man discovers his child's crystal radio is receiving broadcasts from 1942 and a newsman learns he is being replaced by hii projected image. James Coburn is host. McClain's Law, 8 p.m., Channel 4 — McClain counts on an informer to help him get a drug dealer who murdered a narcotics officer. NBA Basketball, 8:30 p.m., Channel 9 — The Chicago Bulls vs. the Phoenix Suns. Dallas, 9 p.m., Channel 12 — Donna's book goes to the publisher, Afton seeks revenge on J.R. and the family learns of Jock's maneuver affecting Ewing Oil. Strike Force, 9 p.m., Channel 10 — The Force thinks money will make a woman set up her colleagues in crime. TV Movie "The Guns of Navarone," 10:30 p.m., Channel 12 — A team is assigned to take out German guns that block the Allies passage to the Aegean Sea. Gregory Peck. i » 1 » PRIME RIB SPECIAL! At the Mid-America Inn Restaurant and the Bombay Club EVERY... FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT This Special includes choice of Potatoe and Salad Bar ALL FOR i > ! i Best Western ************** When dining in the Bombay Club, members and guests can enjoy a favorite before or after dinner drink. 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS PARTIES LARGE OH SMALL PHONE 827-0356 "Under same ownership as i the Mid-America Inn" 1842ft. 9th 823-2670 i He said the service will be distributed free to subscribers on some cable systems and some over-the-air pay operations like SelecTV. It will be offered on a "pay-per-view" basis in some markets and it will be presented on closed circuit in others where few cable or over-the-air operators are available. To broadcast it from the Bahamas, the consortium will score what Schaen claimed as an industry first — a portable satellite uplink, the dish that beams the signal at the satellite transponder that will relay it to receivers worldwide. The 60-man production team will use six cameras, four videotape machines and a graphics generator in addition to the uplink, but Schaen declined to identify the satellite or the specific transponder his group will use. "That's to protect us against pirates and bootleggers," he said. The announcement earlier this year of Ali's attempted comeback left fight fans and sports writers shaking their heads and predicting a tragedy for the man who no longer exactly floats like a butterfly, but Schaen and Saltman were not among the doomsayers. "All is in as good a shape as he's been in the past five years," said Schaen. "For his last fight, he dropped to 215 pounds and it put him down, mentally and physically. He'll weigh in at 230 this time which is his proper weight." Saltman scorned the counting of birthdays - 39 of them for All. "Jersey Joe Walcott won the title at 39," he said. "Jim Fitzsimmons was 45. Archie Moore was 42 when he was light heavyweight champ." Money, said Schaen, is not the motive for All's attempt to regain his crown. "He has all the money he needs," he said. "Ego is it. He wants to be before the public again. He just feeds off that." Blow-by-blow commentator Don Dunphy, who has made himself almost as legendary at the side of the ring over the years as men who have won and lost in its center, was not so sure. "I think Ali and (Joe) Frazier should be declared national monuments and protected," he said. LET US HELP WITH YOUR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING! We'll prepare fried chicken, ribs, roast beef, ham, etc. for your entertaining so you can relax and enjoy the party too. 7 We also prepare salads, relish trays, cheese & meat platters and sandwiches. Look for this brochure in our store for snack tray information. ^ Fried Chicken GOLDEN-FRIED ONE-WHOLE 10 PIECE CHICKEN 2 PRICES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 27 thru DECEMBER 1,1981 Available In Our 2012 South Ohio 8t 1201 W. Crawford Stores Onlyl REGULAR $3.59 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES AT SALE PRICES >2- PRIME-TIMER SHOW (*) SR. CITIZENS $|5° ANYTIME For Further Rating Intormation Please Call Your Local Theatre STUDENT DISC vailable at All DIC ARDS N N TUT A r THE TRUE STORY OF A MAN YDUU ALWAYS REMEMBER HE BECAME A LEGEND YOUIL NEVER FORGET... Challenge -— to he 9 free Two Hours Of Non-Stop Thrills Condensed Into One Giant Entertainment! HARRISON FORD THE GREATEST CHASE STORY IN THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH! Mid-State ~TWGMIKEMAZURKIas"tapper FRIDAY (*2:30)-(*5:00)-7:15-9:00 SAT. (*3:00)-(*5:00)-7:15-9:00 SUN. (*2:30)-(*6:15)-8:30 vogue ^QH. OF™? LOST ARK FRI. & SAT. (*2:00)-(*5:00)-7:15-9:30 SUNDAY AT (*2:00)-(*6:00)-8:15 f PRIME-TIMER I /kWTICKETS $9 00 ONLY Mid-State .they didn't make history, they stole it! JOHN SEAN CLEESE CONNERY TIME BANDITS SHELLEY DUVAJl • KATHER1NE HELMOND IAN HOLM • MICHAEL PAUN RALPH RICHARDSON • PETER VAUGHAN fRIDAyAT(*2.00)-(*4:45)-7:00-9:15 's-. SATURDAY ri:pO)-('4:45)-7:00-9:15 __ [J IT WAS JUST AM INNOCENT GAME UNTIL A YOUNG GIRL VANISHED...FOR THIRTY YEARS. SUNOAY C2:00)-('6:00)-8:lb ONLY It's the land of hospitality.,. unless you don't belong there. Sunset Not since "Deliverance"... 50UTHERH COMFORT si.iriiMi| Keith Cairadine Powers Boothe FRIDAY (•2:15H'5:15)-7:15-9:15 i SAT. C3:15M'5:15)-7:15-9:15 , 1 SUNDAY (*2:1E)-(*6:1S)-8:15 ' Fox FROM WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS STARRING BETTE DAVIS FRI. & SAT. (*2:00)-(*5:30)-7:15-9-00 SUNDAY AT (*2:OflH*6:00)-8:00 PRIME-TIMER AAAIICKETSJOOO .WV ONIY C- _ WARRIORS OFALOST MARTIAL ART! HIRED ASSASSINS ...HUMAN KILLING MACHINES! 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