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Maple Leaf CEO/Chair STEVE STAVRO is in the process of selling a large piece of his Ontario grocery chain, Knob Hill Farms, to the Metro-Richelieu grocery chain of Quebec. Metro- Richelieu was a part owner of the Nordiques before the club was sold and moved to Denver (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/17)....PGA Tour golfer BRAD BRYANT'S advice to TIGER WOODS: "The only problem I can see for Tiger is he's young, good looking and has got a lot of money. He needs to pick the right woman. If he does that, he's going to be fine. If he picks the wrong woman, he's going to be in big trouble" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/17)....Rams Owner STAN KROENKE reportedly is behind two investment groups that recently purchased KC properties, the College & Metcalf Center and the 6300 College Boulevard building. The two properties sold for a total price of around $20M (K.C. STAR, 10/15).
The 1996 Sports Venues, Revenues & Values Conference gets underway tonight at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. The conference's keynote address will be delivered tomorrow by Acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Major topics of discussion: FRIDAY: "The Future of Professional Sports," with Horrow Sports President Rick Horrow, Diamondbacks GM Joe Garagiola Jr. and David Murphy of MN-based Ellerbe Becket; and "The Financing and Politics of Sports Facilities," with presentations by David Cardwell of Holland & Knight, Deloitte & Touche's Stewart Rog; Ulice Payne Jr. of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District and San Francisco Budget Dir Stephen Agostini. SATURDAY: "Naming Rights, Advertising & Sponsorships in Professional Sports," with Brewers VP Mike Bucek, Katie Trettin Benson of Miller Brewing Co. and SMG's Richard Sherwood; and "The Future of Sports Facilities," with a presentation by Martin Greenberg of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School (THE DAILY).