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     After beating Lennox Lewis for the WBC Heavyweight
championship, Oliver McCall told HBO's Larry Merchant and HBO
viewers they will be able to see him fight again on Showtime.
"Naturally, promoter Don King, who does all of his fights with
Showtime, was grinning broadly at McCall's side" (Prentis Rogers,
ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/26).  Promoter Ernie Terrell said it was
unlikely that Chicago-native McCall would fight his next title
defense in Chicago.  The reason:  fight promoters do not like to
black out the Chicago area because of its TV market size (Terry
Armour, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/26).....In Baltimore, Milton Kent
writes that ESPN's presence at the O.J. Simpson trial "distorts
and trivializes the criminal justice system" (Baltimore SUN,
9/26)....CNN is launching a CD-ROM package on the O.J. Simpson
hearings at a cost of about $19.  It is designed to "live through
the ages; it's a quickie project intended to capitalize on a
breaking news story that doesn't justify" the $40-50 for most CD-
ROMs (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 9/26).
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