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OLYMPIC PARK FUNDRAISING BEGINS

     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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