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Bowienet's Ultrastar Signs Long-term Deal With Yankees

on August 23, 1999

New York, NY - On-line sports and entertainment specialistsUltraStar Internet Services LLC announced today that they have entered intoa multi-year partnership with the 24-time World Champion New York Yankees tocreate the team's new official web site.

Under the arrangement, UltraStar and the Yankees will take over all webrelated responsibilities including production and content, advertising,sponsorship, merchandising, a new premium on-line fan club as well as accessto the Internet via www.yankees.com.

The Yankees will become one of the first major sports teams in the world toallow fans to use

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Tickets On Sale

on August 23, 1999
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Chat Reminder: Floria Sigismondi Tomorrow

on August 22, 1999
    Just a reminder that BowieNet will chat with Floria Sigismondi, Canadian music video director and photographer Tuesday, August 24th at 7 PM EST. THAT'S TOMMORROW!

    Please log into the #ChatGuest room for this chat event. See you there.

    If you have any questions you would like to ask before the live chat, you can e-mail your Floria Sigismondi questions to info@davidbowie.com. We will use these pre-chat questions in addition to your live questions.

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Bowie To Play Netaid Concert

on August 22, 1999

It's true, David Bowie has been added to the lineup of the NetAid Benefit Concert, scheduled for October 9th, 1999. The concerts will take place simultaneously at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Wembley Stadium in London and the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Bowie will perform at Wembley Stadium.Proceeds from the concerts mainly will benefit refugees in Africa and Kosovo, but organizers said the primary goal of NetAid is not to raise money, but to raise awareness of global poverty, primarily through the Web.

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We Are All Sick

on August 22, 1999
    In an interesting article in The Sunday Times, Bowie and Iman get called out as the poster children for Internet addicts.

    The article is entitled "Health Experts say Net Nerds are Sick People" - and goes on to warn:

    "Nerds Beware - European Union psychologists have decided that anyone who surfs the Internet for more than four hours a day is clinically ill and needs medical treatment"

    (Ed. Note: "Get a modem")

    There is an email address for letters to theeditor,(letters@sunday-times.co.uk). FYI, these comments on the week'snews make up a full page next Sunday.
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