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  • GATES SAYS WINDOWS 95 WILL PREVIEW SOON

         Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates said the company will soon
    preview its Windows 95 program by sending out 400,000 test copies
    to selected users this month.  The "much-touted, much-delayed
    upgrade" is scheduled to be released in August, but Gates "left
    open the possibility of another delay."  Speaking at the CeBit
    Computer & Communications Trade Show in Germany, Gates said the
    PC in 2005 "won't look like what it is today.  It'll look like
    many different things."  He estimated 20M homes will be connected
    on large "web-like computers" by 2000.  Gates, who said, "No
    single company will be able to do this," predicted that several
    large partnerships will develop in the next five years (BLOOMBERG
    BUSINESS NEWS/ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/13).
    

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  • MEDIA NOTES

         Former Oilers Coach Bum Phillips will not opt for another
    season of broadcasting Oilers games for KTRH radio (HOUSTON
    CHRONICLE, 3/10)....ABC's "Day One" recently featured the
    "extremes to which NASCAR sponsors go to get their corporate
    identities on camera."  During the 10-minute piece, 47 corporate
    sponsors were mentioned (Jim Greenidge, BOSTON GLOBE,
    3/10)....More talk on ABC's Armen Keteyian's upcoming piece on
    college basketball coaches.  He "is believed to be gearing" his
    UMass piece on how the school has accepted basketball players
    with low high school grades in order to be a successful program
    under John Calipari (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/10)....CBS takes its
    coverage of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
    interactive with CBS on Prodigy and on CBS Eye on the Net.  The
    Road to the Final Four Sweepstakes will be sponsored by Doritos
    (CBS).
    

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  • REDSKINS TO GO LIVE FROM RFK ON WJFK; ANOTHER INFINITY COUP

         The Redskins announced agreement with WJFK-FM to broadcast
    their games for the next three years.  WJFK is owned by Infinity
    Broadcasting, which now has the radio rights to seven NFL
    franchises.  WJFK said they would begin negotiations immediately
    with the team's announcing trio of Sam Huff, Sonny Jergensen, and
    Frank Herzog (David Elfin, WASHINGTON TIMES, 3/11)....KARE-TV has
    signed a three-year contract with the Timberwolves.  The station
    will broadcast at least eight games per season beginning in '95-
    96 (Rachel Blount, Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 3/9).
    

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