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     WAYNE GRETZKY wants to build an ice arena in Coral Spings,
FL.  Awaiting city approval, Gretzky's group may work with Can Am
Investment to build Wayne Gretzky's Iceland, a $6.6M, 70,000
square-foot arena, complete with two ice surfaces, a pro shop and
locker rooms (MIAMI HERALD, 8/4)....Reds Owner MARGE SCHOTT
ordered her PR staff to cut pregame media notes to one page in a
cost cutting move.  The move will reportedly save less than $5
per game (Mult., 8/6)....Former Red Sox batting coach MIKE EASLER
reached an out-of court settlement on his wrongful dismissal suit
against the team.  Easler did not net any money, but all "alleged
financial considerations between the parties were eliminated"
(BOSTON GLOBE, 8/4).........DAVID LETTERMAN'S Top Ten Ways the
U.S Would be Different if it Were Owned by Disney.  10) Defense
department spends billions on "Flubber Missile"; 9) Convicted
killers must listen to "It's a Small World" for the rest of their
lives; 8) Presidents on Mt. Rushmore rigged up to sing like a
barbershop quartet; 7) Winning athletes exclaim, "I'm going to
any random spot in the country; 6) We'd get to see Janet Reno in
one of those tight Mouseketeer sweaters; 5) Al Gore replaced by
more lifelike audioanimatron; 4) Platoon of country bears sent to
Bosnia as "Operation Jamboree"; 3) We'd bomb Busch Gardens back
to the Stone Age; 2) Just like cows in India, sacred mice would
wander the streets; 1) Instead of Whitewater, Goofygate ("Late
Show," CBS, 8/4).
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