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CELEBRITY GOLF ASSOCIATION EVENT LOSES ITS LUSTER IN ORLANDO

          The Celebrity Golf Association (CGA), which has staged
     tournaments in Orlando in each of the past four years, "will
     not be stopping by for a fifth," according to Jeff Babineau
     of the ORLANDO SENTINEL.  CGA Commissioner Jim Karvellas:
     "[W]e lost considerable monies in Orlando. ... I don't like
     leaving there, but it got to the point where, because of
     certain circumstances, we had to move on."  Babineau notes
     crowds were "sparse" and local sponsors "were slow stepping
     forward."  The CGA "usually" conducts 6-8 events a year, but
     "has pulled back its reins, hoping to catch its breath and
     refocus on the road ahead."  Karvellas said he hopes to land
     Michael Jordan, Mario Lemieux and John Elway -- "all of whom
     have played on the CGA" -- for a Ryder Cup-style tournament
     on network TV in the summer of '99 (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/4). 
     
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