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What's Up For The Weekend With CSE CEO Lonnie Cooper

Cooper is headed to his lake house this weekend for boating and jet skiing
Ever wonder how executives in sports business spend their weekends? THE DAILY this week continues "What's Up For The Weekend," providing readers with an inside look at people in our industry. This week, we catch up with CSE CEO LONNIE COOPER, who chatted with Staff Writer Theresa Manahan.

Q: What are your plans for this weekend?
Cooper: I will be heading to my lake house.

Q: What are you really looking forward to this weekend? Anything special planned?
Cooper: Assuming the weather cooperates, I am looking forward to boating and jet skiing.

Q: What do you like to watch and read on the weekend?
Cooper: On weekends I read Wine Spectator and, if it’s Sunday, you will definitely catch me watching "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage."

Q: What workout routines or activities do you like to do on the weekend?
Cooper: I run at least eight miles each weekend.

Q: What is the one thing our readers would be most surprised you do on the weekend?
Cooper: I love to cook. On weekends I enjoy inviting a few close friends over to the house and preparing them a great meal.

Q: Favorite weekend getaway?
Cooper: This would be a toss-up between South Beach and New York City.

Q: Guilty weekend pleasure?
Cooper: Enjoying a bottle of wine I have been saving.

Q: Favorite local restaurant?
Cooper: In Atlanta, my favorite restaurant is Chops Lobster Bar.

Q: Must see weekend game?
Cooper: This weekend I’ll be watching points leader Carl Edwards' No. 99 at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.

Q: What do you usually do to pass time on a plane?
Cooper: I read my SBJ/SBD. What else is there to do?
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