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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Tuesday, November 12, 1991
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2D The News & Observer Raleigh NC Tuesday Nov 12 1991 a VVRDC owners turn profit Continued from page 1D women's basketball games Being in charge of WRDC is the latest in a long career of executive positions at TV stations for Mr Brissette A native of Springfield Mass and a former minor-league baseball player in the Chicago White Sox organization Mr Brissette for seven years was president and chief operating officer of two TV subsidiaries of Adams Communications Corp a large broadcast station owner in Minneapolis Ile also has a financial interest in — and once served as general manager of — WWAY-TV in Wilmington Now he finds himself directly involved both in ownership and operations not just at WRDC but at eight other stations as well The executive has reached an agreement with his former employer Adams Communications to buy eight TV stations in six states To operate his new stations Mr Brissette 60 has formed Brissette Broadcasting Corp in Boca Raton Fla His deal with Adams is being financed by General Electric Capital Corp and by an undisclosed partner while his share of WRDC was purchased mainly with financing from Chrysler Capital Corp a unit of the automaker With WRDC Mr Brissette isn't the principal investor That distinction belongs to Bev W Land-street III the Nashville Tenn money manager who led several unsuccessful attempts to take Home sales fall off in Triangle Continued from page 1 D trenched that people aren't even refinancing their existing loans in order to lower their monthly payments "To me that indicates that it's going to take more than lower interest rates to spur interest" Mr Davis said "They're going to need to feel more comfortable with the economy in general But it's really interesting because this is really an opportune time Interest rates haven't been this low in a long time" The bulk of the decline in the Triangle's housing sales through the first three quarters was in the so-called "attached housing market" of condominiums and town amoreo-NgtRilms' f RE Crabtree & Associates supplies the technical support services to cement the relationship between Owner Architect and Contractor Contract preparation & review Dispute resolutions Project management Claims analysis & preparation Estimating & scheduling Inspections 919783-5691 Fax 919783-7053 AACE ACI AGC CSI NCMA NFPA PCEA 114 A- ' u ota tr- ri tkt RE Crabtree & Associates supplies the technical support services to cement the relationship between Owner Architect and Contractor Contract preparation & review Project management Estimating & scheduling 919783-5691 AACE ACI AGC CSI DOUBLE GRAND OPENING IN C A ' We're celebrating two new offices in Gary with Open Houses and everyone is invited Tuesday Evening November 12 6:00 to 7:30 Come see our new offices in Cary Parkway Pointe Office Old ApexUS 1 & 64 and Cary Parkway Swift Creek Office Holly Springs Road near Swift Creek Elementary School Free Prizes Free Refreshments Free Favors The Adelity Bank pr SINCE 1909 Now Four Locations in Cary Downtown on Chatham Street Parkway Pointe Mayfair Plaza Swift Creek Member Federal Domed inourance COIPersbon 1 over Durham Corp the Raleigh insurance company that owned the Raleigh station through its broadcasting subsidiary Other investors include American Founders Life Insurance Co in Phoenix Gayle Adams the wife of Adams Communications Chairman Stephen Adams and Vickie Street WRDC's newly appointed general manager Terms for the WRDC purchase weren't disclosed But Mr Land-street and several Durham Corp shareholders paid $3 million in cash and tendered roughly $26 million in Durham Corp stock to buy all the broadcasting properties Those properties — the television station and four radio stations — were split three ways Mr Brissette and the other investors joined Mr Landstreet to buy the television station In an interview at WRDC's studios and offices in the High-woods office complex in North Raleigh Mr Brissette said he Mr Landstreet and station management had little choice but to ax the station's news department "We have never seen a network affiliate with local news as low-rated as it was here" he said "We could have quadrupled our spending on it and it would not make any progress And we think that the other guys that do news in this market are terrific" he said referring to WRAL-TV in Raleigh and WTVD in Durham Mr Brissette said Triangle viewers upset at the decision to cancel the news would be surprised to hear of his successes with news operations in other markets At the eight stations he has operated for Adams and is now attempting to buy all are rated either tops or No 2 in news ratings "We're very news-oriented but this is a rare case" he said "We won't ever attempt to do this cut news again We're just operating this one according to the market" houses where sales were off more than 15 percent from 1990 The popularity of condominiums and townhouses has waned since the mid-1980s with most homebuyers opting for the more traditional single-family or detached houses Sales of single-family homes were off a modest 3 percent through the first nine months Market Opportunity Research reported The company compiles its information from closings reported in the Durham Orange and Wake County courthouses The depressed real estate market also has spilled over into the average sales prices of homes After several years of annual double-digit increases in the values of Triangle homes the value of houses is increasing only modestly in the region The average selling price of new and existing homes increased about 3 percent to $107673 in Durham County by about 25 percent to $126777 in Orange County and 7 percent to $126660 in Wake County 65 Dispute resolutions Claims analysis & preparation Inspections Fax 919783-7053 NCMA NFPA PCEA Cl rt:tri a US to insure investments in Soviet firms By KEITH BRADSHER New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — A federal agency has agreed to provide partial insurance against expropriation political 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