McCartney makes plea for legalized pot
September 29, 1997
Web posted at: 6:48 p.m. EDT (2248 GMT)
From Correspondent Dennis Michael
Sir Paul McCartney has made his second plea for the decriminalization of
pot. The singer scandalized England by calling for legalization of
marijuana in 1967 while a member of The Beatles. Now, as a member of
Britain's establishment, he's repeating his call in an interview with
The New Statesman magazine. He says filling jails with people who smoke
marijuana will only have the effect of turning them into true criminals.
Al Pacino will soon add even more accolades to a pretty long list of
accomplishments. The Oscar-winning actor will receive the National
Italian American Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award next month.
President Clinton has been invited to the ceremony.
Stevie Wonder and song-writer extraordinaire Babyface were on hand last
week for the 30th anniversary celebration for Phoenix House, a substance
abuse treatment center. Other celebrities also turned out for the
A new superhero is taking over syndicated TV. Matt McColm plays the
21st century superhero "Nightman" in the new action series from Glen
Larson, based on the Marvel Comics character.
It took 40 years, but Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana have finally gotten
the platinum status recognition they deserve. The legendary performers
were part of Elvis Presley's original backup band. The platinum
presentation was made to the rock'n'roll legends by another legend, John
Fogerty, at Nashville's Hard Rock Cafe.
"Free Willy 3" will soon be on home video. The movie, hailed by critics
as the best of the "Free Willy" series, is expected to arrive on video
Many of the 41 million people that watched the live "ER" broadcast had a
special connection to the show via the Internet. Warner Brothers and
NBC offered www.erlive.com Thursday night showing special digital feeds
from the Warner Brothers studio and a chat line to give feedback about
the historic broadcast.
Michelle Pfeiffer was at Disneyland this week to serve as hostess for
the 40th annual Disneyland Community Service Awards. Pfeiffer helped
the theme park present $400,000 to Orange County charities.
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