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By Johannes Stahl
The Gay Press Association (GPA)
announced expansion and fuller utilization of its wire service at the National Gay
Leadership Conference in Dallas Aug. 13-
Joseph DiSabato, president of GPA,
explained plans for what he called a "gay
DiSabato held a series of demonstrations of the wire service at the conference.
He also announced plans for "Gay Vote
'82." This program will entail networking
with individual GPA members across the
country to "get the gay impact on local,
state and national elections. We will follow candidates' results that have gotten
endorsements from gay organizations or
have received funding from gay political
The wire service has been used for about
one month by "10 or so (GPA members,
including the MONTROSE VOICE) on a
Rapid communication of news which
affects the gay community is important,
he said. He cited an example that which
appeared last week in the MONTROSE
VOICE about the court order banning the
Joe DiSabato, president of the Gay Press Association,
demonstrates the GPA Wire Service for gay activists attending the
National Gay Leadership Conference Aug. 13-15 in Dallas
use of the word "Olympics" in the athletic
games scheduled in San Francisco in
"They put the story on the wire service
in San Francisco Wednesday morning,
the MONTROSE VOICE picked it up in
Houston that evening, and it's in the Friday edition."
National distribution of news affecting
the gay community was exchanged via
mail or on a publication-to-publication
basis before the advent of the GPA wire
"At least two dozen other papers have
expressed an interest in joining (the wire
service)," he said.
A new weekly gay newspaper for North
Texas is set to publish its first edition Sept.
10, announced the paper's owners, Henry
McClurg and William Marberry.
McClurg and Marberry also own Houston's Montrose Voice, a weekly gay
The new paper, a tabloid, will be called
Dallas Gay News, they said, and it will be
the third publication serving the Dallas
The area is already served by two gay
magazines: TWT, a weekly from Houston,
and the bi-weekly Metro Times based in
activist and 4
Rickey Lee Bryant, 31, a Ft. Worth Democrat precinct chairman and former nightclub entertainer under the name
"Peaches," was one of five people found
brutally murdered Aug. 10 in a Ft. Worth
Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested
Larry Keith Robison, 24, Bryant's roommate, the next day.
Taken back to Ft. Worth, Bryant admitted killing the five, police said.
Police said Bryant and Robinson, a construction worker with a history of drug
abuse and mental problems, were lovers.
Bryant's body was decapitated and castrated. The throats of three of Bryant's
neighbors had been cut and a fifth victim
Police speculated that Bryant's neighbors were killed because they could have
The neighbors were identified as Georgia Reed, 34; her 11-year-old son Scott, her
55-year-old mother, Earline Barker; and
Bruce Gardner, 34.
No motive was initially known, other
than the fact that Robinson had serious
mental problems and was diagnosed in
1978 as a paranoid schizophrenic, local
reporters said they had learned.
TV Ads Don't
The man who watches more TV commercials than anyone else in America doubts
they have much influence over which products we buy.
According to a report in the New York
Times, David Vadehra spends more than
six hours a day studying TV ads for Madison Avenue clients. His conclusion: people
are much more likely to buy a product after
clipping a newspaper coupon.
He is, however, quick to point out that
the $13 billion advertisers spent on TV
commercials last year was not completely
wasted. Commercials that leave a deep,
lasting impression, he says, develop a
good brand image, which is essential for
its long-term success.
Consumers are turned off by ads promising "bigger, better, new and improved," he
says. The best ads are those that are non-
rational and emotional.
His consumer surveys give the highest
marks to Coke's new "Coke is it," and the
long-running "Be a Pepper" theme songs.
A Japanese inventor has added a new—
and possibly terrifying—dimension to
roller skating, reports New Scientist
It's a motorized propulsion device that
looks something like the front end of a
motorcycle. All you do is start it up, and
hang on for dear life at speeds up to 25
miles an hour.
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