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NASCAR VP & Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes : "Hearing great things about the job @Scott_Paddock and crew at @ChicagolndSpdwy did Saturday. I look forward to getting there in September." Octagon First Call Managing Dir David Schwab : "Expect rookies, recently traded players/S...

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09/23/97
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09/23/97
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09/23/97
NBA CANADA SIGNING CHARTER SPONSORS FOR TSN SEASON

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09/23/97
THE OLYMPIC GAMES: PLAYING AT AN IMAX THEATRE NEAR YOU?

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09/23/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

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RADIO CITY SIGNS ANOTHER SUPER DEAL; NASCAR GETTING HUNGRY

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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