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TOP U S WEST EXECS AWARD 'SNOOPIES' TO EMPLOYEES WHO WIRED MALL OF AMERICA

 TOP U S WEST EXECS AWARD 'SNOOPIES' TO EMPLOYEES
 WHO WIRED MALL OF AMERICA
 BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Ames, president and chief executive officer of U S WEST Communications Group, presented 50 U S WEST employees with Oscar-type "Snoopy" awards this morning for bringing state-of-the-art telecommunications to the Mall of America. Five other U S WEST officers were on hand.
 The employees -- from those who ran cable and installed phones, to executives who managed the massive effort -- were honored at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast above Camp Snoopy, the theme park that is the focal point of the
mall. The breakfast was held in the Gatlin Brothers Music City


Grill on the mall fourth level.
 Ames, based in Denver, and the five other U S WEST officers handed out the "Snoopies," stuffed-dog versions of Charles Schultz' comic character with a tag inscribed, "For your dogged determination in wiring the Mall of America."
 The other officers, who presented awards to members of specific U S WEST groups who worked on the mall: Ron James, Minnesota vice president, Minneapolis; Tom Pardun, Minneapolis, vice president of business and government services; Tom Bystrzycki, Denver, vice president of network and technology services; Sol Trujillo, Denver, president of the marketing resources group and former vice president of the small business market group which negotiated an agreement for U S WEST to be "Official Communications Supplier" to the mall; and Jim Smith, Phoenix, now vice president of the small business unit.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Lee, 612-663-6760; or Bennie Cohen, 612-663-5992, both of U S WEST/ CO: U S WEST Communications Group ST: Minnesota IN: TLS SU: PER


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