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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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09/20/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The D''Backs named RICHARD SAENZ Dir of Hispanic Marketing (GOULD MEDIA SERVICES)....DWA USA announced the following promotions: DANNA HOLCK, Tournament Dir of the LPGA''s Chrysler Plymouth Tournament

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cablevision, DaimlerChrysler, LPGA, Madison Square Garden, People and Pop Culture

09/20/96
DISAGREEMENTS OVER HAWKS NEST STARTING TO GET RESOLVED

A meeting between officials of TBS and the City of Atlanta "hammered out sticking points" regarding a $215M downtown arena for the Hawks, according to Unger & Saporta of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Stev

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09/19/96
OLYMPIC NOTES

The Berlin newspaper Berliner Zeitung reported the IOC paid $7.3M in "hush money" to Monique Berlioux when it dismissed her as administrative chief in ''85, according to the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. T

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09/19/96
WAYNE'S WORLD TO GET A BIT BIGGER IN IPO FOR PANTHERS

Panthers Owner Wayne Huizenga yesterday filed plans with the SEC for permission to sell 49% of the team, by allowing shares to be traded publicly, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Fort Lauderdale SU

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09/19/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Retired NASCAR legend RICHARD PETTY, who is running for NC Secretary of State, has been charged with reckless driving and hit and run in connection with an accident on I-85 in Cabarrus County, NC last

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09/19/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Converse has appointed JAMES SOLOMON as the company''s new Senior VP/Marketing. He was President & COO of Dansk Int''l Design (Converse)....DAVID BRAINE was named Chair of the NCAA Special Events Comm

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09/19/96
FORUM NOT AS SMOOTH AS A MOLSON; PHILLY GETTING SMOKED OUT?

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09/19/96
TV NEWS & NOTES: CANADA STANDS ON GUARD FOR WORLD CUP

Game Three of the World Cup of Hockey drew a "whopping" 3.9 millon average audience on the CBC, according to William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. That is the second highest rating for a hockey

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09/19/96
NIKE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF BOB DOLE DIDN'T "JUST DO IT"

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