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Irving Rudd would have been proud of new Sixers owners

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:44 PM
The story is now part of marketing folklore. Back in 1958 the late, great famed press agent Irving Rudd went to work for Yonkers Raceway, a New York horse track that had fallen into disrepair and was closed for refurbishing. Rudd's job was to create a buzz for its reopening, a task he found daunting... Read more
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