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MEDIA NOTES

     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).
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