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Published December 16, 1994
KNIGHT-RIDDER's Nelson & Raissman write that a Turner-NBC merger would create a "sports giant" -- with the broadcast and cable rights to the NBA under one roof, as well as NBC properties: the AFC, golf, The Baseball Network and Notre Dame football (MIAMI HERALD, 12/16)....Warren Buffett bought a 4.9% stake in Gannett, causing Gannett stock to immediately jump 8.2%. The move coincided with Gannett's naming of David Mazzarella of the new Editor of USA TODAY (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 12/16)....Executives at ESPN, ABC and NBC said it is too early to speculate on what will be done if the MLB season opens with replacement players (Mike Jensen, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/16).