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OWNER'S BOX: ANSCHUTZ & CLAY FORD JR. PROFILED

          PHILIP ANSCHUTZ is profiled by Morris & Brull in
     BUSINESS WEEK.  Anschutz on his new ventures, including the
     $300M downtown L.A. arena and his investment in telecom
     company Qwest: "I am a student of strategic timing and
     cycles.  And, I think these will prove to be right."  Morris
     & Brull report that to Anschutz and partner ED ROSKI, the
     Kings "are purely a real-estate play.  Ownership of the team
     ensures a permanent tenant for their glitzy downtown arena
     and entertainment center. ... And with an option to buy a
     25% stake in the Los Angeles Lakers, the duo have a deal
     with Laker owner JERRY BUSS to move the basketball team to
     their arena as well."  Anschutz' "obsessive privacy -- he
     avoids having his picture taken or conducting interviews for
     the most part -- allows him to walk around a Kings game
     unnoticed by the crowds" (BUSINESS WEEK, 11/30 issue).
          MOLDED CLAY: Lions Vice-Chair WILLIAM CLAY FORD JR.
     will succeed ALEX TROTMAN as Chair of Ford Motor Co. when he
     retires at the end of '99, according to Ron Stodghill of
     TIME.  Ford Jr.'s decision two years ago to take over the
     family's small business, "the lowly Lions, may have led to
     his taking over the big one.  For one thing, he proved that
     his reputation for being overly diplomatic -- read mousy --
     was undeserved.  He not only restructured the Lions
     operation but in doing so took on the NFL owners." 
     Regarding the NFL and his stewardship of the Lions,
     Stodghill writes that Ford Jr. is "talking tougher,
     negotiating harder and mincing words less than ever during
     frequent rants about an industry he says is desperately out
     of touch with its core consumer" (TIME, 12/1 issue). 

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