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03/23/98
LIGHTNING WANT PUBLIC IN THE DARK OVER FINANCIAL RECORDS

Lightning attorneys have filed a request to have the team''s financial records kept out of public view, "citing the text of a recent Tampa radio interview in which plaintiff Marc Ganis ... promises ne

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03/23/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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03/23/98
AGENTS OF CHANGE: DAVID FALK AND BOBBY ORR PROFILED

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03/23/98
DIAMONDBACKS READY TO BANK ON ONE SUCCESSFUL FIRST SEASON

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03/23/98
BILLY PACKER GIVES NEW MEANING TO MARCH MADNESS IN DIATRIBE

CBS college basketball analyst Billy Packer criticized CBS''s "60 Minutes" for its recent segments on college basketball, with much of his remarks relating to Mike Wallace''s examination of the Frenso

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03/23/98
NFL OWNERS MEET IN ORLANDO; CBA DEAL LIKELY TO BE APPROVED

NFL owners meetings opened in Orlando yesterday, and the Management Council''s Exec Committee voted to approve the extension of the CBA, according to USA TODAY''s Larry Weisman. The full group of owne

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03/23/98
NIKE LAYOFFS HIT 480 IN ASIA; VIETNAM FACTORIES PROFILED

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NO SABRE-RATTLING: RIGAS PROVES TO BE LIFE-SABRE FOR TEAM

The Sabres, Adelphia Communications Corp. and Adelphia Chair John Rigas jointly announced the signing of a formal agreement under which Rigas would acquire control of the Sabres. Details were not rele

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03/20/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: CHARTING MOVEMENT OF FIGURE SKATERS

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