Update: June 27, 2000
To Sell Times Mirror Magazines
Looks like TransWorld and the rest of the Times Mirror
Magazines are going to be up for sale as The Tribune Company
makes moves to hand-off the magazines to focus on their newspapers
and interactive titles.
As Art in Chicago
Hyde Park Art Center of Chicago built a work of art called
the Free Basin. Now they've invited skaters to come ride it for
free to "show off" skateboarding as an artform.
Writer Flips For Surfer
Her name is Pam, his name is Steve? Could this be
a Hawk Family romance masking as a recipe for pancakes? Read
it and find out.
Cal Skateparks Rated in Chronicle
The Bay Area's paper of record rates the top parks. And the winners?
Vans in Milpitas, Alameda, and Santa Rosa. Funny thing, they skipped
Healdsburg and it's probably the best.
For Life Profiles Old Surfers
Does surfing keep you young? This film by David Brown and
Roy Earnest profiles 10 surfers including Doc Ball,
Eve Fletcher, and Fred Van Dyke.
Takes World to the World
The LA Times writer Denise Gellene starts our her
piece on World Industries by saying that CEO Bruce Freeberg
can't skateboard. It gets worse from there. Is this a World sell-out?
Ah, it looks a lot like it.
Champs at Trestles Next Month
More than 700 kids will be storming San Clemente next week as the
National Schoolastic Surfing Association holds it's National
Championships. And you thought it was crowded midweek.
Kekai Wins Age Group at Ala Moana
But then when it comes to a contest at Ala Moana Bowls who really
is going to score against the master. "I didn't expect to win,"
said Kekai, who has been surfing for seven decades in Hawaii.
"The other guys had the bigger waves, but I think I did the better
Reports Net Increases
The company that World wants to be reports increased profits.
Maybe selling out is the way to go after all.
Nearly Dies Skateboarding
When Luke Laolagi's board hit him in the neck he nearly choked
to death. Without the quick thinking of his mother, he'd be gone.
Whalebone Replaced by "Surfhenge"
Huntington Beach city council voted to approve a collection of 18-foot
stones shaped like surfboards to be placed where a Whalebone sculpture
was originally planned.
Hawk's Public Appearance
Nearly 700 kids lined up at Skate Street Ventura to see the
"chairman of the board." Looks like the Gigantic Skatepark
Tour is going to be a success.
Opens in Laguna Hills
Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex finally has their
skatepark up and rolling. But they require pads.
Makes the Charge
The company scrambles to save it's falling stock price. At $13 the
stock is down 51 percent from it's year high. Oops. But sales are
up and it is summer.
Gets A Skatepark
Skatepark in Seattle Center has Northwest Skaters stoked. Or at
least a few from Seattle.
Why They Call It Trestles
An Orange County man had his arm broken when an Amtrack train
hit his surfboard while he walked on the tracks.
Allen's Museum Will Rock
On June 23, Paul Allen's $240 million Experience Music Project will
open to the public and the word is, believe the hype. It's that
cool. Of course, that's from the Seattle Times and they probably
wouldn't say a bad word about Mr. Allen.
Shirts Popular Everywhere
Big surfers who are too fat to tuck their shirts in have always
loved Aloha shirts. Now, fat guys around the world are getting into
Back In Style
After several years of dotcoms blowing mad cash on promotions and
advertising it's now time to get down to business and turn the old
PR Headline of the Week
This one from Onboard Entertainment: "Adrenaline
Theater Signs Swell.com; eCategory Leader in Surfing,
Snowboarding and Skateboarding." Funny, Swell claims eCategory
leadership yet they don't even have a single functioning site up.
Way to claim.
Hawk's Skatepark Tour
You Sure You Still Have A Job
Glacier Asks For 3rd Extension
Pro Boat Challenge Coverage
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Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.