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Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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08/21/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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08/21/98
BROCHU CHALLENGES FELLOW OWNERS TO TAKE ACTION IF NOT HAPPY

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08/21/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

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FOX RAISES THE ANTE ON SUPER BOWL SPOTS TO TUNE OF $1.6M

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MEDIA NOTES

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08/21/98
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08/21/98
MAVS' USSERY DECLINES COMMENT ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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