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In an effort to avoid last-minute problems, Olympic sponsors sent staff to count and check their Olympic tickets at the Fort Smith, AK, printing plant, according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Regular spectators won't get their tickets until UPS delivers them in early June (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/10)....The labor union representing 40% of Georgia Power Co.'s workforce has threatened to go on strike less than three weeks before the Olympics unless they get a new labor agreement (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/8)....Harley Sheffied, the man who dropped the Olympic torch and let the flame go out, will appear Monday night on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Other media outlets who have called him include NPR, the BBC, and USA Today (WASHINGTON POST, 5/10).
THE DAILY continues its look at USOC licensees. Today the U.S. Olympic Team Looney Tunes Licensed Collection: Anagram International, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN); Balancine, Inc. (Montebello, CA); Betras Plastics (Spartanburg, SC); Bright Ideas Unlimited (San Francisco, CA); Colores International, Inc. (Redmond, WA); Dixon Ticonderoga (Maitland, FL); Equity Marketing (Los Angeles, CA); Fieldcrest Cannon (New York, NY); Fine Art Ltd. (St. Louis, MO); Foster Industries (New York, NY); The Hilasal Co. (Miami, FL); Ho Ho Art & Crafts (New York, NY); Innovo (Springfield, TN); Lawson Mardon Postcards (San Francisco, CA); Magnetic Collectibles, Ltd. (Cape Girardeau, MO); Mamiye Bros. (New York, NY); Manifestations, Inc. (Vista, CA); National Designs (San Diego, CA); Sakura (New York, NY); Sara Lee/Hanes Corp. (Winston Salem, NC); Starter Corp. (W. Horen, CT); Tag Express (Duluth, GA); Tahiti Apparel (New York, NY); Upper Deck (Carlsbad, CA); World Pog Federation (Irvine, CA) (THE DAILY).