AN ELVIS MOMENT
An interesting alliance, perhaps: The Elvis Presley Holy Land Tour has been organized by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Israel Theme Tours, set to take 100 fans to Israel next year “to explore the Gospel side of Elvis Presley.” Organizers say the travelers will follow in the footsteps of Jesus, sail the Sea of Galilee, visit Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, ride a camel, roam Tel Aviv and be baptized in the Jordan River, with certificate and baptismal gown included. Gospel performers and musicians who once worked with the iconic singer will accompany the $4,000 excursion; tickets go on sale Wednesday.
“No one country or entity should own common food names,” says Jaime Castaneda, executive director of the new initiative, and trade policy expert at the U.S. Dairy Export Council — who warns that if restrictions are imposed, consumers won’t even recognize their favorite foods while producers must foot a massive relabeling bill.
“At least as much feta and parmesan cheese are made outside Europe as within it. This is not just a question of dollars and cents, but of fairness and choice,” says the group’s chairman, Errico Auricchio, also president of Belgioioso Cheese in Green Bay, Wis. Lyall told the Patriot News, a local newspaper in Mechanicsburg.