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  • EVENT NOTES

              A new MBA elective course, titled "The Business and
         Economics of the Sports Industry," is the "hottest ticket"
         at the Univ. of Chicago.  Topics include "Franchise
         Movement," "Pay and Performance" and "Labor Relations" (WALL
         STREET JOURNAL, 1/8)....Jon Bain, who founded Run N' Shoot
         health clubs, was profiled by Eleena De Lisser in the WALL
         STREET JOURNAL.  The gyms are 78,000-square-feet, "nearly
         eight times bigger than the average health club," and open
         24 hours a day.  Customers also pay by the visit.  Bain
         hopes to raise $5M to expand the concept to other cities and
         has hired former Family Golf Centers exec Michael Kelly to
         help find investors (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/7)....Millennium
         Entertainment Group, which has partnered with the NFLPA on
         the Players' Grill restaurant in Orlando, is profiled in the
         ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL.  The licensing deal with Players
         Inc stipulates that the restaurant's bar will be the
         "exclusive showplace" for NFL player memorabilia in 12
         separate areas across the country (ORLANDO BUSINESS, 1/5). 
    
    

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  • FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS HOPE FOR STRONG GATE FOR FINALS

              The biggest crowd "so far" at the U.S. Figure Skating
         Championships held at the CoreStates Center was last night's
         6,453, but "neither the local organizing committee nor
         CoreStates people are concerned," according to Edward Moran
         of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS.  CoreStates Complex
         President Peter Luukko said "he expects the final total
         attendance to be the largest ever" for the event, topping
         the record of 114,444 in San Jose in '96.  He added that
         bigger crowds are expected for the Men's and Ladies' finals,
         which are tonight and Saturday night (DAILY NEWS, 1/8).  
              TALK SOUP: Campbell's has "cooked itself into a mini-
         controversy" by announcing it will feature U.S. champions
         Tara Lipinski, Michelle Kwan and Nicole Bobek on 140 million
         soup can labels and TV spots to run during the Nagano Games. 
         While Lipinski and Kwan "are sure things" for the Games, the
         third spot will be decided today and Saturday at the
         Championships.  Challenger Tonia Kwiatowski: "Anything can
         happen in skating, and you never know what.  So, for them to
         announce that, that's their choice.  But let's see if I can
         mix things up" (Phil Rosenthal, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 1/8).
              TWO STARS: Kwan and Lipinski are featured in THE NEW
         YORKER by John Seabrook, who writes the two "seem prepared
         for ice-princesshood in ways that Nancy Kerrigan and Oksana
         Baiul did not.  Both are named after mass-culture
         commodities -- Michelle for the Beatles song, Tara for the
         plantation in 'Gone with the Wind'" (NEW YORKER, 1/12).
    
    

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  • NBA ANNOUNCES ITS ALL-STAR LINEUP FOR ITS TEAMUP PARTY

              LL Cool J, Tyra Banks, Summer Sanders, Salt-n-Pepa and
         Brandy are among the headliners for the NBA TeamUp
         Celebration, scheduled for February 7 as part of the NBA
         All-Star Weekend.  The one-hour special will be hosted by
         Ahmad Rashad and Willow Bay at MSG and will be simulcast on
         seven networks - NBC, TNT, Nickelodeon, BET, Telemundo, and
         MSG in the U.S, as well as YTV in Canada (NBA).
              SOUNDS CLEAR TO US: Sony will sponsor the Million
         Dollar Shot during All-Star Weekend.  The Sony MD Million
         Dollar Shot will be offered to the grand-prize winner of an
         in-store promo this month at 14 New York metropolitan area
         Ciruit City stores, and will be televised live on TNT and
         TSN as part of All-Star Saturday night (NBA).
    
    

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