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Volume 24 No. 154
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O' LITTLE SECTION OF MEDIA NOTES

          In his year-in-review column, NEWSDAY's Steve Zipay
     calls NBC and Turner's NBA TV contract the "Riskiest Deal"
     of the year, citing the NBA's "uncertain future with the
     retirement of one-man ratings machine Michael Jordan and a
     potential lockout or strike over a new [CBA]" (NEWSDAY,
     12/19)....NBC renewed the French Open for two years, plus an
     option (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 12/19).