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1979   Potpourri                 

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  • Electronic games like Speak and Spell, Chess Challenger and Little Professor are a hit. 
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  • In Golf, Tom Watson wins a record $462,600. 
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  • Franchise to Dunkin Donuts was $45,000 
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  • What's new: Cracker Jack ice cream bars, pocket calulator, and disposable toothbrushes. 
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  • Ad for Van Camp's Pork and Beans: "If you think asparagus has a lot of iron, you don't know beans." 
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  • Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden tour 50 cities to speak out against nuclear power. 
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  • Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, and Robert Redford coommand $3 million per film. 
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  • Following the Three Mile Island accident, antinuclear rallies are held throughout the country. 
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  • Numerous brands of hair dryers are recalled because of suspedted harmful amounts of asbestos 
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  • Mahammad Ali "officially" retires with a record of 56 (37 KOs) - 3-0 

       
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