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March 25, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Politics take a holiday. . . . President Bush briefly left the campaign trail to participate in the Eagles of Angling benefit bass tournament at Pintlala, Ala., a few days before the Super Tuesday primary vote on March 10. While he was hauling in a frisky bass, a loose hook lodged in the President's thumb. According to a news release, a competitor removed the hook, although Bush's doctor was only 20 feet away in another boat.
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November 4, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NHL offered its on-ice officials a 10% pay increase and then left the bargaining table to study a counterproposal. The league's response is expected today, less than two weeks before the officials' Nov. 15 strike deadline. Under the NHL's initial proposal, a first-year referee would earn a base salary of $55,000, up from $50,000. The union sought $100,000. A first-year linesman now makes $33,000.
SPORTS
November 8, 1993 | SHAV GLICK
You think you've seen a lot of Michael Jordan's image in the past few years? Wait until Shaquille O'Neal gets warmed up. The Score Board Inc.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1991 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When entrepreneur Sam D. Battistone finally persuaded Joie Casey to join him in his latest venture, Casey didn't travel light: His luggage for the move from Salt Lake City included 62,000 pounds of baseball cards and other sports collectibles that filled two truck trailers.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1996 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Forum isn't exactly Hollywood, but the move by basketball star Shaquille O'Neal to the Los Angeles Lakers, nonetheless, puts him near ground zero of the entertainment and product-endorsement rackets and can only help his off-court empire, marketing experts say. "If Steven Spielberg wants to come down to the Laker locker room, you better believe that Shaq will be there with his arm extended . . . in friendship," says Brian Murphy, publisher of Sports Marketing Letter of Westport, Conn.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Upper Deck were a baseball player, the sports trading card company's best season would have been 1991, when, according to court testimony revealed this week, the young, privately held company generated an astounding $66.7 million in dividends. Upper Deck's all-star performance was even more incredible coming during the start-up company's third year in the highly competitive trading card business.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
A toothy kid stares in awe as hockey legend Wayne Gretzky autographs a hockey puck for him. Swell guy this Gretzky must be, huh? Wait a second. This is an advertisement. And the small print under this ad in the latest sports memorabilia catalogue from Upper Deck Authenticated explains that it'll cost you $299 for Gretzky to personalize that puck for your kid's birthday.
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