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April 8, 1985

LONDON (AP) _ Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II, will visit Canada this summer, Buckingham Palace said Monday.

A palace spokesman said dates and details of the trip have not been finalized, but The Daily Express reported his two-week tour will start at the end of June in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The 25-year-old prince, a Royal Navy lieutenant who is fourth in line to the throne, is in the Falkland Islands, piloting an anti-submarine Lynx helicopter from the frigate HMS Brazen.

Andrew was a helicopter co-pilot helicopter during the 1982 Falklands War against Argentina. The Brazen is patroling the 200-mile protection zone Britain has maintained around the south Atlantic islands since the war ended.


MIAMI (AP) - World-famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti has canceled four appearances scheduled here next week because of fatigue.

The Greater Miami Opera company has received a cable saying Pavarotti is ″under doctor’s order ... to take a rest cure from two to three weeks,″ said Robert Herman, general manager of the Opera.

Pavarotti has been singing ″wonderfully, but he’s tired,″ said Emerson Buckley, who will conduct the opera in Miami and most recently conducted for the tenor on March 24.

″I know he saw a doctor in New York last Monday because he was exhausted from the constant singing and traveling he’s been doing,″ Buckley said Sunday.

Nunzio Todisco, a Neapolitan tenor, will replace Pavarotti in Verdi’s ″Ernani″ in Miami.


FRAMPTON ON SEVERN, England (AP) - A 24-year-old man ate 1,000 baby eels, about a pound, in 21 seconds Monday to win the World Elver Eating Championship for the third straight year.

″I love elvers, but at 6 pounds a kilo (about $3 a pound) they’re too expensive for me this year, and this was my first taste of the season,″ said Mark Ryder, of nearby Gloucester, who works up an appetite by playing rugby.

″It’s great fun, and I shall be back next year to defend the title,″ he said.

The ladies’ champion, Marilyn Timbrell, 38, ate 500 in 18 seconds for her third straight win. ″I’ve eaten elvers all my life, and I love them,″ she said. ″But this is the only way I can afford to eat any these days.″

The Guinness Book of World Records awards the record to Peter Dowdeswell, who in 1978 ate a pound of elvers in 13.7 seconds.


SAN DIEGO (AP) - Alternating between tears and jubilance, the Rev. Terry Cole-Whittaker told her congregation she’s through ″spouting religious dogma.″

″I’m going onward and upward,″ she told about 4,300 listeners at a downtown auditorium on Easter Sunday in what she said was her final sermon after eight years as an evangelist.

″It became clear that if I wanted to play the game of religion, I had to prove that my way was better than everyone else’s, and that’s not for me,″ said the 45-year-old La Jolla resident who had preached prosperity as a ″divine right.″

″I also realized that maybe the hardest thing in the world is actually to stop the world and get off when your direction changes,″ she said.

″I do not choose to be a television evangelist or a religious leader. I choose to be myself.″

Ms. Cole-Whittaker said she will probably do speaking tours and try to teach spiritual inspiration.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Bulls Coach Lindy Infante figures the burglar who hit his house Saturday night must be a sports fan.

″I guess someone knew I would be in Tampa. They really ransacked the place,″ Infante said Sunday. The Bulls lost to Tampa Bay 31-17 Saturday night in a televised United States Football League game.

The coach and his son Brad returned home about 4 a.m. Sunday and found the burglar alarm buzzing and the lights out.

″We got a flashlight, and as soon as we walked in the door, we could see something was wrong. Things were ripped out and turned over. We got out of the house, because we were afraid they might still be there.″

A Bulls spokesman said he did not know what was taken from the home.


BOSTON (AP) - Middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler is considering stepping out of the ring and into the movies.

″Hollywood is the same thing as boxing,″ Hagler was quoted as saying in a Boston Globe story Monday from Las Vegas. ″It’s got the same type of competitors but a whole different atmosphere.″

He took a first step toward an acting career last fall when he met with Marty Klein, president of the New York-based Agency for Performing Artists, whose clients include Sam Waterston, Vanessa Redgrave and Mary Tyler Moore.

″I’m always looking for uniqueness, and not too many people look like Marvin - that’s a plus,″ said Klein, who agreed to represent the boxer from Brockton, Mass., if he takes acting lessons.

Hagler is in training to defend his boxing title against Thomas Hearns next Monday. Hearns also is interested in acting and passed up a role in the ″Miami Vice″ television series because of the Hagler fight, the Globe said.

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