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October 25, 1998

To borrow from Dorothy Parker, what fresh press release hell is this? One is a Caltech scientist's explanation of a delay with the Mars Global Surveyor; the other, two Warner Bros. execs justifying the latest delay of Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut." You be the judge.

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"We will not get the number of scans over the entire planet, but we will get the global coverage of the mission. We will be able to keep track of the atmosphere . . . but we will not track it in quite the detail we had originally planned."

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"We don't want to go out with it until summer, when we can globally position it in the period of maximum admissions and take advantage of the synergy coming from the closely coordinated domestic and international release pattern."

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