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WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News At 10pm - "The Freeze Of '79" (Part 3, 1979)

Here is Part 3 of a complete edition of the WLS Eyewitness News at 10pm on WLS Channel 7. Includes:

Joel Daly mentions that a solution to the Catch-22 situation regarding Chicagoans being held liable for personal injury if they shovel their sidewalk, is being worked on.

John Coleman's weather report

Tim Weigel's sports - Bulls, Black Hawks, Ohio State coaching change, Papa Bear George Halas celebrates his birthday, and Weigel's "Fractured Football" feature (a precursor to Weigel's Weiners?)

Cambodia trying to clean up remainder of Khmer Rouge leadership

New prime minister of Iran worried about a military coup

Fire breaks out in Ottawa Community Hospital, southwest of Joliet

Commercial: Roman Meal bread - "Baked by Butternut" (1978 Copyright)

Commercial: Rusty Jones - "Hello Rusty Jones, Goodbye Rusty Cars..." (1977 Copyright)

Commercial: Stroh's Beer
Commercial: Rolling Writer pen by Pentel

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, January 10th 1979.

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R.I.P. Rusty :-( (19??-1988)

Looks like Papa Bear was somewhat correct in his prediction...

Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, September 19th 2010 at 1:27am.

Here's the info from Wiki for those who wanna know what happened to Rusty Jones.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Jones

FM: There is a 1977 copyright at the end of the Rusty Jones ad.

Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Sunday, September 19th 2010 at 6:43am.

The voice in the Pentel ad sounds familiar. Is it Tim Conway?
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, September 19th 2010 at 4:06pm.

Looking at the Bulls/New Jersey highlights, if you're wondering why the court said Rutgers, it's because I guess the Nets were between their ABA stint at the Nassau Coliseum and their move to the Meadowlands Arena in 1982.
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Sunday, September 19th 2010 at 9:16pm.

Smctopia-It sounds more like Harvey Korman than Tim Conway.
Comment posted by Pete on Monday, September 20th 2010 at 12:03am.

I always get those Carol Burnett guys mixed up! Can anyone confirm if it's Harvey Korman?
Comment posted by Smctopia on Monday, September 20th 2010 at 7:43pm.

It was neither . . . but that guy's voice does seem to have a bit more in common with the timbre of Korman's than with Conway's.
Comment posted by W.B. on Monday, September 20th 2010 at 7:58pm.

I'm a little surprised the fad of riding on the roofs of station wagons didn't quite catch on. Rusty Jones apparently was too avant-garde for his time.
Comment posted by GalagaFleetCommander on Tuesday, September 28th 2010 at 11:30am.

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