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         The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce began its campaign to raise
    $10 million from local businesses for the $50 million Centennial
    Olympic Park.  The Chamber has already received about $6 million
    in cash commitments from 15 companies, and Chamber President
    Gerald Bartels hopes to bring in even more than $10 million.
    Bartels: "This is the opportunity for companies who have been
    waiting to be asked to make a commitment but not at the level of
    major sponsorship."  Dan Graveline, a leader of the park effort,
    said they have begun land acquisition which will cost about $31M,
    and F. Duane Ackermon, President of BellSouth Telecommunications
    and another leader of the park campaign, "hopes to bank all
    contributions by January to prevent a cash flow crunch" (Melissa
    Turner, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/9).

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         The Colorado Sports Council, local organizers for the U.S.
    Olympic Festival-'95, have signed on Sedona Springs Mountain
    Water as a gold patron and the Colorado Lottery as a Silver
    Patron for next summer's Festival in Boulder, Colorado Springs,
    and Denver.  Sedona Springs will be the official water supplier
    for USOF-'95, and Colorado Lottery will be the official
    distributor of the ticket and event guide.  Both will play a role
    in the Torch Run, which involves carrying the USOF-'95 torch
    through Colorado's communities across the state (USOF).

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