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07/25/96
HELP ON THE WAY IN THE FORM OF MORTIMER (NOT MORTON) DOWNEY

U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Mort Downey met with city, state and ACOG officials to say that the federal government is "concerned by reports of disarray in the transport system" and is ready t

Tags: Olympics

07/25/96
BUCCANEERS LOOK TO EXTEND LEASE DEADLINE -- AGAIN

Jonathan Jennewein, attorney for the Bucs, has asked the Tampa Sports Authority to extend the July 31 deadline to finish the lease for a proposed new stadium, according to the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Officials

Tags: Facilities, MLS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

07/25/96
GETTING KERRI-ED AWAY: STRUG'S A STAR

Following her vault on a bad ankle that helped propel the U.S. Women''s Gymnastics team to a gold medal, 18-year-old Kerri Strug has found herself in the media spotlight and is being hailed as the fir

Tags: Anheuser Busch, BBDO, CBS, NBC, Olympics, Viacom

07/25/96
IBM LOOKS TO REBOOT COMPUTER EFFORT IN THE WAKE OF FIRESTORM

Problems with IBM''s results and scoring system continued to be a media focus. The system crashed for more than a half hour yesterday, and as of Wednesday night, the AP "still was not satisfied with e

Tags: IBM, Olympics

07/25/96
SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING NEWS: IOC TOP BRASS SPEAKS OUT

CNBC''s "Business Insiders" discussed whether the Games are over-saturated by a "marathon of Olympic commercials" with BBDO Worldwide Chair & CEO Allen Rosenshine. Rosenshine said compared to NBC''s B

Tags: BBDO, IOC, NBC, Olympics

07/25/96
HILL CLIMBER: FOX SPORTS PRESIDENT NAMED TOP DOG AT FOX TV

David Hill was named President & COO of Fox Television. He succeeds David Evans, who recently was named Exec VP at News Corp. Hill will oversee all Fox TV units, including Fox TV stations and the Fox

Tags: MLB, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Media

07/24/96
REMEMBER, CHANGE IS GOOD: NIKE BREAKS GROUND ON EXPANSION

Nike has broken ground on a "massive, 1.1 million square- foot expansion" of its Beaverton, OR, headquarters, according to Jeff Manning of the Portland OREGONIAN. The company is clearing land for four

Tags: Nike

07/24/96
THE GLITCH GAMES: PAYNE RESPONDS TO CRITICISM

In an interview with USA TODAY, ACOG CEO Billy Payne said reports things are "falling apart" in Atlanta "are just not true" and that complaints about transportation and technological problems are over

Tags: CBS, IOC, Olympics, Viacom, Wilson Sporting Goods

07/24/96
MARKETPLACE ROUNDUP

In conjunction with the NBA''s 50th anniversary all-time team, Topps will release a "super-premium" trading card set of league legends (Topps)....Although the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor S

Tags: Coca-Cola, FC Dallas, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, MLS, NBA, PepsiCo

07/24/96
MEDIA NOTES

Motorola subsidiary, Embarc, announced expanded coverage of its "ESPNET To Go" wireless sports service for pages to include coverage of all medal events at the Olympic Games (Motorola)....Former ABC S

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Motorola, Media, Walt Disney

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