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Published May 21, 1998
D'Backs Managing General Partner Jerry Colangelo issued a written apology on Wednesday for walking out of an interview with HBO's Armen Keteyian. In a statement, Colangelo said, "I would like to make a public apology for my actions that day, and in particular for my uncharacteristic use of profanity. ... I simply lost my temper and regret having done so" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 5/21).. ....In Houston, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority postponed hiring Schindelwolf & Associates to inspect construction of a new ballpark so Mayor Lee Brown can review the two-year contract (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 5/21)....The Santa Clara City Council OK'd a study on how to finance a 45,000- seat ballpark as long as stadium proponents paid for the study (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 5/20)....CNBC's Mike Hegedus reported on the SkyLinks GPS System, which is used by 30 golf courses around the country, and uses the global positioning satellite technology to give players their exact yardage to the green. SkyLinks Dir of Sales & Marketing Richard Beckman: "We feel this is going to be a $10 to $20 million business very, very quickly." Boston-based SkyLinks is "one of the top three" GPS systems providers, and "has picked up some big-time backing" including the John Deere Corporation ("The Edge," 5/20).