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Volume 24 No. 157
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          Talks "are underway" in Las Vegas to open a casino
     based on Petersen Publishing's Hot Rod magazine.  The idea
     is "to see if Vegas can do for drag racing what it did for
     boxing," as the casino would be built trackside to a racing
     strip."  Petersen officials said that there is "no deal
     yet," but confirmed that "discussions with Vegas interests
     are revving up" (Michael Shain, N.Y. POST, 6/7)....A crowd
     "in excess of 50,000 is expected" for Saturday's Oscar De La
     Hoya-Patrick Charpentier fight at the Sun Bowl.  Ticket
     prices for Saturday's fight start at $35, and promoter Bob
     Arum said the stadium may open up 10,000 more seats at "a
     mere $20 a pop" (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 6/7).