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September 5, 1991 | THOMAS BONK
The year-old Virginia Slims of Palm Springs ceased to exist Wednesday, when tournament owner International Management Group signed a six-year deal with Hyatt Grand Champions to hold the women's tournament in Indian Wells. According to Barbara Perry of IMG, it was decided not to renew a sponsorship agreement with Virginia Slims, and another sponsor is being sought. The event, which will be held Feb.
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September 5, 1991 | THOMAS BONK
The year-old Virginia Slims of Palm Springs ceased to exist Wednesday, when tournament owner International Management Group signed a six-year deal with Hyatt Grand Champions to hold the women's tournament in Indian Wells. According to Barbara Perry of IMG, it was decided not to renew a sponsorship agreement with Virginia Slims, and another sponsor is being sought. The event, which will be held Feb.
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May 18, 1996 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After things went sour between women's bodybuilding champ Cory Everson and her former producer, they began duking it out in court. Everson has filed a lawsuit alleging Frank Messano mismanaged her popular television fitness show and damaged her reputation. Messano quickly filed his own suit, accusing the muscular six-time Ms. Olympia winner of breach of contract, fraud and cutting off his income.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2002 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With strike-wary baseball fans threatening to desert the game, can advertisers and corporate sponsors be far behind? The grand old game may soon find out, if preliminary television ratings and comments from some of its richest supporters are any indication. One day after the Major League Players Assn. angered fans from coast to coast by setting an Aug. 30 strike date, Fox Saturday Baseball lost 33% of its television audience Aug. 17.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
At first glance, the link between chili peppers and auto racing seems a bit obscure, but to Bruce Barnes it was a natural. After all, racing is a sport that appeals to the adventurous, and chilies are not for the faint of heart. So Barnes, through his fledgling Barnes Management Co. in Newport Beach, sold the folks at Heublein Inc. on signing the Al and Bobby Unser families to promote Heublein's Ortega brand canned chilies. The whole Unser clan made a 3-month, eight-state blitz of personal appearances at state fairs, chili cook-offs and other events to promote Ortega.
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January 3, 1993 | KIRBY LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In glamour and size, the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City hardly approaches the magnitude of the Los Angeles Marathon. But not even L.A., which has grown into one of the world's largest marathons, can match the legacy or tradition of the Western Hemisphere Marathon. The 26-mile 385-yard footrace held the first week of December celebrated its 45th anniversary last month. It is the second-oldest consecutively run marathon behind the 96-year-old Boston Marathon.
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