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Volume 24 No. 115

Events Attractions

          Despite "several adverse factors," last year's Canon
     Greater Hartford Open (GHO) "netted" $1.59M, the second
     largest profit for the Greater Hartford Jaycees in the
     tournament's 46-year history, according to Bruce Berlet of
     the HARTFORD COURANT.  Bad weather curtailed attendance and
     "several significant investments" were made in the
     tournament, including a new manual leaderboard, along with
     new bleachers, landscaping and electrical work.  The event's
     four-day attendance "matched" the second-highest ever,
     behind 310,000 in '94 (HARTFORD COURANT, 2/26).

          Saturday's USA Indoor Track & Field Championships will
     air live on NBC from the Georgia Dome, and in Atlanta,
     Prentis Rogers writes that USA Track & Field Exec Dir Craig
     Masback "is close to completing a cable deal that will
     televise a series of collegiate meets from mid-March to mid-
     May, a series he predicts will be shown every year."  Rogers
     writes that '99 "is the year Masback expects track to make
     its presence felt" on TV.  Masback: "The goal is to put our
     athletes on television week in and week out.  We've got to
     be around on a regular basis" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/27).