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The Times 100 : Potpourri : A Few Odds And Ends About Some Of The Companies Found In This Year's Times 100.

April 27, 1993

* INVENTORY PROBLEM CONTROL: A looter during last year's riots stole Madonna's bustier from the Bra Museum at Frederick's of Hollywood.

* HOLY COW!: The Money Store replaced broadcaster Phil Rizzuto as its longtime spokesman. The Sacramento money lender hired as a replacement former Baltimore Orioles star Jim Palmer, whose career included pitching both baseballs and underwear.

* PANIC THEY DIDN'T: ICN Pharmaceuticals sales rose 20%--with subsidiary SPI Pharmaceutical's jumping 31%--while controversial ICN Chairman Milan Panic was away serving as Yugoslavia's prime minister.

* GOOD THING IT ISN'T "FALLING DOWN": Financially ailing Carolco Pictures won a reprieve when its investors and creditors reached an agreement bailing out the company. Appropriately, the name of Carolco's next production--a Sylvester Stallone action picture--is "Cliffhanger."

* e.e. cummings lower case award: cisco Systems; dick clark productions.

* NO SHAME IN THE NAME: Total Pharmaceutical Care; Superior Industries.

* PIGS IN A BLANKET FACTOR: IHOP, parent of International House of Pancakes; Restaurant coffee supplier Farmer Brothers.

* THEY'RE OFF AND RUNNING AT INGLEWOOD PARK: Hollywood park is not in Hollywood.

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