Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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November 13, 2012

Calvert crusades against smoking

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BATESVILLE —

The crusader was appointed chairman of a petition-gathering committee in northeast Florida to ban smoking in the workplace. The state Legislature passed the measure in 2001 after 71 percent of voters agreed.

The Kindle edition of his book was published Aug. 31. He had to revise it “a little bit, but not much. The steps are etched in stone.” To make it Kindle-friendly, the 89-page book has no page breaks, bullet points or special fonts.

Now the friendly man is re-invigorating his 7 Steps to Life organization of quit coaches (http://7stepstolife.com/). “We’re looking for serious people to join with us ... who are motivated to help rather than to get rich .... We’re going global with this and marketing it all over the world. There are 1.5 billion smokers in many, many countries, especially the Third World countries.”

He notes, “Our program, including all marketing and advertising, will be directed to the loved ones of the smoker, not the smoker him- or herself.”

Locally, “we will be giving our smoking cessation kits free of charge to anyone who asks at any of the venues to which I plan to speak, including the high schools and service organizations ... There is a method to our madness:  Since I know the system works without fail, for those who follow each of the seven steps, I have no problem in giving away the system in return for their stories.”

The proud father of six, grandfather of 17 (including seven Eagle Scouts) and soon great-grandfather of 10 recently completed a manuscript he hopes will be published. “Funny Thing Happened to me on the way to my Funeral” is a compilation of one-liners, anecdotes and true stories about the Mel and Sunny showbiz career. “We entertained heads of state  and recorded an album with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London on twin pianos and vocals.” They performed at top European venues in the 1970s and 1980s, plus Las Vegas and Nashville.

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