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Volume 24 No. 114
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     GOLFWEEK's Dave Shedloski reports a deal is nearly finalized
for the Compaq World Putting Championship by Dave Pelz to be
televised on ESPN in a series of six shows over four hours.  Walt
Disney World is among the possible sites (GOLFWEEK, 7/20)....The
Wisconsin Sports Network, owned and operated by Group W Sports
Marketing, can now be seen in nearly 350,000 homes
(GWSM)....GolfWeb has set up a page for British Open Champion Tom
Lehman, where readers can send a personal congratulations through
e-mail.  The site is located at  GolfWeb broke its
all-time record July 19 with more than 1.75 million hits
(GolfWeb)....Dennis Rodman made a two-hour appearance hawking
Bulls paraphernalia on Home Shopping Network last week.  Rodman,
on NBA free agency:  "This league is going to be in trouble in
two years" (ST. PETE  TIMES, 7/22)....Media General is buying
Park Acquisitions, parent of the media conglomerate Park
Communications for $710M in cash.  Park owns 10 network
affiliated TV stations, 28 daily newspapers and 82 weekly
newspapers ("NBR," PBS, 7/22).  The deal will "greatly expand the
media company's presence in the Southeast" (WASHINGTON POST,