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BELLSOUTH ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN ACOG'S 'OLYMPIC FORCE' VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

 BELLSOUTH ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION
 IN ACOG'S 'OLYMPIC FORCE' VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
 ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth announced its plans to participate in a volunteer program for Atlanta and Georgia established by The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) called "The Olympic Force."
 The Olympic Force has the potential of tapping the resources of tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers in the four years before the 1996 Games through corporate programs, service organizations, community-based organizations, other non-profit organizations and the community at large.
 The Olympic Force is designed to channel the energy and enthusiasm Atlantans and Georgians have demonstrated in support of the Atlanta Games into volunteer community programs which address a broad range of human and social issues.
 BellSouth is one of 16 corporations that have agreed to recruit and train a predetermined number of their own employees as volunteers. The BellSouth Centennial Volunteer Council has been formed to coordinate activities within BellSouth.
 "BellSouth is pleased to announce its participation on The Olympic Force," said B. Franklin Skinner, chairman and chief executive officer of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. Skinner added: "BellSouth has a number of active and retired employees who are currently involved in community volunteer activities. Working with ACOG is an extension of the activities in progress today."
 Games volunteers will not be selected until 1995. BellSouth, in addition to the other corporations on The Olympic Force, will provide a portion of the volunteers. According to ACOG President Billy Payne, "We're going to be looking for experienced volunteers state-wide, people who have made a commitment to volunteerism in the years prior to the Games."
 BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) is an Atlanta-based international telecommunications holding company, which provides local telephone service in nine southeastern states and mobile telecommunications services worldwide, advertising and publishing services, and markets and maintains stand-alone and fully integrated communications systems.
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 /CONTACT: Karen L. Mangum of BellSouth, 404-529-6514/
 (BLS) CO: BellSouth Corporation; The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic
 Games ST: Georgia IN: SU:


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