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Prosecutors have agreed “not to seek imprisonment” of S.F. Chronicle reporters MARK FAINARU-WADA and LANCE WILLIAMS until the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “rules on their right to withhold confidential sources of grand jury testimony” in the BALCO case. The reporters “have agreed not to oppose prosecutors’ requests to hold them in contempt of court.” They said that they “were making the concession to move the case into the appeals court on an expedited basis.” The appeal could take about a year (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/6).

Schwarzenegger Eyes NASCAR
Fans In Mid-Term Elections
SPORTS & POLITICS: PRESIDENT BUSH hosted members of the MLB Cardinals on Tuesday in the Oval Office. Attendees included Chair BILL DEWITT JR. and manager TONY LA RUSSA, as well as other coaches and five players (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 9/6)....California Gov. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER attended the NASCAR Nextel Cup Sony HD 500 on Sunday. In S.F., Carla Marinucci noted a Zogby Int’l poll last month “showed a dramatic swing in NASCAR voter sentiments” from ’05. NASCAR voters are now “nearly evenly split in their preferences for Democratic and Republican congressional candidates in the fall” (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/4).

MARKET RESEARCH: adidas Brand President & CEO ERICH STAMMINGER and London 2012 Marketing Dir DAVID MAGLIANO were two of the three “CMO OF THE YEAR” award recipients at the GLOBAL MARKETING SUMMIT. Stamminger won for branding and Magliano for services. The awards were organized by AD AGE and German trade HORIZONT (AD AGE, 9/4 issue).

IN MEMORY: MONTY STICKLES, a former broadcaster for the Raiders and Univ. of California, died Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center-Oakland at the age of 68 after a brief illness (CONTRA COSTA TIMES, 9/6).

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