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Published July 23, 1996
GOLFWEEK's Dave Shedloski reports a deal is nearly finalized for the Compaq World Putting Championship by Dave Pelz to be televised on ESPN in a series of six shows over four hours. Walt Disney World is among the possible sites (GOLFWEEK, 7/20)....The Wisconsin Sports Network, owned and operated by Group W Sports Marketing, can now be seen in nearly 350,000 homes (GWSM)....GolfWeb has set up a page for British Open Champion Tom Lehman, where readers can send a personal congratulations through e-mail. The site is located at http://www.golfweb.com/congrats/96open.html. GolfWeb broke its all-time record July 19 with more than 1.75 million hits (GolfWeb)....Dennis Rodman made a two-hour appearance hawking Bulls paraphernalia on Home Shopping Network last week. Rodman, on NBA free agency: "This league is going to be in trouble in two years" (ST. PETE TIMES, 7/22)....Media General is buying Park Acquisitions, parent of the media conglomerate Park Communications for $710M in cash. Park owns 10 network affiliated TV stations, 28 daily newspapers and 82 weekly newspapers ("NBR," PBS, 7/22). The deal will "greatly expand the media company's presence in the Southeast" (WASHINGTON POST, 7/23)