Marking the era of glasnost is Thousand Oaks company Punch Line with a Mikhail S. Gorbachev watch.
The limited-edition watch, with a peace dove marking the seconds, will sell for $39.95. It goes on sale in a few weeks.
Not far behind is a George Bush watch due out in April, says Marc Schlechter, president of the 1 1/2-year-old firm.
Befitting an era of global cooperation, the watches are assembled in Hong Kong. The company also does test marketing in New Zealand, Bermuda and Holland.
Incidentally, the dove watch is just one item of Gorbachev gear about to reach retailers. Another: Milton Bradley's Gorbachev board game.
Players track down "what every true Russian longs for"--American jeans, Japanese cameras, French perfumes. And Gorbachev helps the players in their quest by cutting through "mountains of red tape."
High school students in grades nine through 12 have an opportunity to take part in the annual Knights of Pythias poster contest through March 26.
The theme for this year's contest is "The Hazards of Drug Abuse," specifically aimed to show the necessity of highway safety. Students can collect prizes at the local, state and national levels. Tustin Lodge No. 85 will award a $300 U.S. Savings Bond to the area's first-place winner, a $200 savings bond for second place and a $100 savings bond for third. The first-place winner of the national contest will receive a $1,000 savings bond.
For information about entering the poster contest and its rules, please contact John Bradley, contest chairman, at (714) 531-6340.
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