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September 30, 1997

Former federal Judge Kenneth Conboy was appointed to decide whether Teamsters President Ron Carey is eligible to stand in a rerun election with rival James P. Hoffa. Conboy was appointed by U.S. District Judge David Edelstein to decide the issue after the court-appointed federal overseer of the case resigned last week because of a conflict of interest. Barbara Zack Quindel said she could no longer decide the issue because new evidence implicated an associate of one of her investigators, and a political party to which she belongs. On Aug. 22, Quindel threw out Carey's December election victory over Hoffa because of alleged campaign fund-raising abuses... Seattle-based RealNetworks Inc., a software maker previously called Progressive Networks Inc., plans to sell about $34.5 million of stock in an initial public offering to be managed by Goldman, Sachs & Co.

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