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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES VS. 'WINGS'; THE 'LUV' AIRLINE AND THE CAST OF PARAMOUNT'S 'WINGS' FACE-OFF IN BOWLING EVENT TO BENEFIT ANGEL FLIGHT

 HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Real life and television pilots will battle it out as the cast of Paramount's hit comedy series "Wings" and Southwest Airlines compete in a "Bowl-A-Rama" to benefit Angel Flight.
 The all-star event, themed "On a Wing and a Spare," will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, Calif. Herb "Kingpin" Kelleher, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, will lead the Southwest Airlines team as they bowl-off against the "Wings" cast and crew. The event will benefit Angel Flight, an organization of private pilots who provide free air transportation to and from medical facilities for patients in need of medical care.
 The challenge of who could raise the most money for Angel Flight originated from Angel Flight and "Wings." If Southwest raises more money than "Wings," Kelleher will have a "walk-on" role on a future "Wings" episode.
 Kelleher and the Southwest crew will kick-off the festivities with a head-to-head one-game bowl-off against the "Wings" team. The winner will present a $10,000 purse, donated by AMF Consumer Products, to Angel Flight. During the Bowl-A-Rama tournament, 18 four-person teams, each including representatives from "Wings," Southwest and Angel Flight, will then compete for the championship trophy. Kelleher, Crystal Bernard (Helen Chappel on "Wings"), and Jim Weaver, executive director for Angel Flight, will comprise one team.
 In addition to AMF's donation, Southwest Airlines' company-wide internal fundraising efforts, rumored to be in excess of $20,000, will provide a significant boost to the actual amount which will be announced by Kelleher at the event. To raise even more money, the Angel Flight team will have $1-per-pin games on the outside lanes during the Bowl-A- Rama.
 Angel Flight pilots volunteer their time, and donate fuel and planes to transport patients across the country. The organization also transports family members, medical personnel, blood, tissue, and organs when other methods of transportation are unavailable, impractical or unaffordable.
 "Angel Flight is a special gift to many seriously ill people," said Kelleher. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Southwest to be involved in this event and to unite with a group of extraordinary pilots committed to making a difference in the lives of others."
 Tim Daly, starring on "Wings" as Joe Hackett, added, "I am very moved by the generous spirit and compassion of the Angel Flight pilots and am proud to be associated with Angel Flight. It is a great opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by raising money for such a worthwhile organization."
 "Wings," the spirited half-hour ensemble comedy series from Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Television Group, is in its fifth season. Daly and Steven Weber star as the bachelor brothers who run a fledgling commuter airline on the island of Nantucket. Also staffing the airport are series stars Bernard, Thomas Haden Church, David Schramm, Rebecca Schull, Tony Shalhoub and Farrah Forke. "Wings" is broadcast Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC-TV.
 Paramount Television Group is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
 AMF Consumer Products, a division of AMF Bowling Inc., is the underwriter of the event. AMF is a worldwide marketer of a variety of bowling products, including bowling balls, bags, apparel and other accessories. AMF also manufactures bowling center equipment, such as bumpers, pin spotters and ball returns, and pins and lanes and automatic scoring machines. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., AMF is the world's largest operator of bowling centers.
 Southwest Airlines is the first and only major airline to capture an annual "Triple Crown," which it earned for its 1992 performance. The "Triple Crown" consists of the best on-time performance, best baggage handling record and fewest customer complaints of all major U.S. carriers. Southwest operates more than 1,500 flights a day with an all- jet fleet of 157 Boeing 737s.
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 /CONTACT: Deanne Yamamoto or Bonnie Walters of Golin/Harris, 213-623-4200/


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