The Press: The Star's Star

Two plainclothesmen strode last week into Cairo's Metropolitan Hotel, rapped on Correspondent William (Steve) Stevenson's door and gave the Toronto Star's 33-year-old roving newsman 24 hours to get out of Egypt. Also expelled for spreading "falsehoods and fabrications to mislead public opinion": the London Evening Standard's pretty Anne Sharpley, 26, and the London Daily Mail's fortyish Eileen Travis, a U.S. citizen. That made a total of five correspondents sent packing since Egypt seized the Suez Canal.*

While Cairo's foreign press corps worriedly met to plan some defense against expulsion, Correspondent Stevenson flew to...

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