This isn't Italian. (Newsbytes).
* Will it be another slam dunk for Michael Jordan? Maybe. Jordan, a magazine produced by a joint effort between Hearst Magazines and Nike, premiered at the NBA All-Star Game in Philadelphia and hit the stands in February. Another issue is scheduled for July. The publication targets young men age 16 to 21, and features articles on urban culture, music, fashion, and sports. Four issues are planned for 2003.
* Last October, Perry Watson III became the first African American in Indiana to own a Lexus dealership, beating out 12 other candidates. "Lexus owners had to drive more than 150 miles just for servicing. This dealership adds good competition in the market and gives customers more choices," explains Watson, who also owns Brookfield Dodge in Minneapolis. His new dealership is already experiencing some early success. "In our first month of operation, we outsold the, competition," he says.
* General Motors sold Lillie B. Biagas five General Motors franchises, making her the first African American female dealer to achieve such a feat. Last December, Biagas became president of Fairway Automotive Group Inc. in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania--consisting of Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and Pontiac--after graduating from the NADA Dealer academy. Biagas' zeal for the auto industry is a response to the passing of her husband, Ed Biagas Sr., who was a General Motors dealer for 15 years.
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|Author:||Brown, Monique R.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2002|
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