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Published June 5, 1995
BUSINESS WEEK reports that Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole told a group of regional Bell execs that he expects passage of the telecomm reform bill when he brings it to the floor this week (BUSINESS WEEK, 6/12 issue)....Prodigy is moving its offices from White Plains to "the emerging, multimedia mecca of lower Manhattan" -- called Silicon Alley or Multimedia Gulch (N.Y. TIMES, 6/3)....Netscape Communications, makers of Web browser software, plans an IPO for later this year (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 6/5)....Tampa Bay Fox affil WTVT-Ch. 13 cut away from the end of the Red Wings-Blackhawks game Sunday with the game still tied to go to local news and updates on Hurricane Allison. Lightning VP/Communications Gerry Helper: "We're certainly sensitive to the issue of the public being kept abreast of a major storm. However, it's difficult for any fan who's watched a game for three hours to miss out on the last four minutes of an exciting playoff game" (ST. PETE TIMES, 6/5). In Atlanta (a possible NHL expansion city), Prentis Rogers writes that yesterday's Red Wings-Blackhawks game "proved the NBA doesn't have a monopoly on great playoff coverage." Rogers credits Fox's "lively and imaginative" coverage (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/5)....Fox has spoken to ESPN's Pam Oliver about being its NFL pre-game reporter (Barry Jackson, MIAMI HERALD, 6/2)....CTV's NBA deal kicks off this week with a simulcast of NBC's coverage of the Finals. NBC is working on a feature on the Raptors and Grizzlies to air during the Finals (Rob Longley, TORONTO SUN, 6/5).