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Published March 14, 1996
Promoters Bob Arum and John Parks were in Houston yesterday on their U.S. tour to promote the closed circuit Julio Cesar Chavez-Oscar De La Hoya fight. They would like to use The Summit, but if that is not available due to the Rockets playoff schedule, Hofheinz Pavilion is the next choice (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/14)....Walt Disney noted that 82% of Cap Cities/ABC stockholders chose an all-stock payment in the recently completed merger (N.Y. TIMES, 3/14). ....TNT, Fox and CBS are all reportedly interested in Ronnie Lott as a football analyst, while Fox is looking at Bill Maas as game analyst and Chuck Knox in the studio (USA TODAY, 3/15)....The "CoreStates John Lucas Show" will be televised in the new CoreStates Center this weekend. It is the first taped tour of the facility (76ers)....NBC will air an NBA special, "The Global Game" on the international growth of basketball, Sunday at 2:30pm (NBA)....Time-Warner and U.S. West went to court yesterday, as U.S. West tries to block the merger with TBS. While sources close to the trial say they would be "flabbergasted at any settlement," Columbia Law Prof. John Coffee suspects that during trial, both sides will try to "read" the judge to see if a settlement may be the best option ("Moneyline," CNN, 3/13).