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Published January 14, 1997
The Phoenix Gazette afternoon newspaper will print its final edition on Saturday. Phoenix Newspapers will continue to publish the morning Arizona Republic (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 1/14)....Former ESPN exec Roger Werner is featured in FORBES. Werner has started two CT-based sports channels, "Outdoor Life" and "Speedvision." Werner "believes the appetite for sports viewing is as insatiable as his own for participation." Werner: "Our rollout is constrained [only] by the industry's ability to add capacity" (FORBES, 1/27). ...The Orlando Sentinel and Time Warner Cable will launch a 24-hour local news channel on cable TV this fall. The station will offer local sports, news and weather to about 400,000 Time Warner subscribers in Central Florida (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 1/14).