Nancy Kerrigan, the silver medalist who has a golden future in endorsements, will be honored during a special parade today at Disney World in Orlando. Kerrigan will fly to Central Florida from Norway, where she came in second behind Oksana Baiul of Ukraine on Friday, Disney spokesman Wallace Sears said Saturday. "You've seen the (television) commercial where she says I'm going to Disney World?" Sears said. "Well, she is." Kerrigan previously had signed a seven-part deal with the Disney Co. worth a reported $2-million that includes a TV movie, personal appearances, TV special, and a book. Kerrigan will be riding with Mickey Mouse on a Disney fire engine in the parade through the Magic Kingdom, Sears said. He said details of other activities in which Kerrigan will participate are still being worked out. He said she would be at Disney at least through Monday.
Music industry sets revenue mark in '93
The domestic music industry said it passed the magic $10-billion annual mark for the first time in history and sold close to a billion recordings in 1993. The U.S. record business was up 11.3 percent in revenues and 6.7 percent in units last year, surpassing expectations and reaching levels hardly thought attainable in the not-too-distant past. It was considered remarkable when the industry reached $3.8-billion in 1983. CD unit sales are up 22 percent. Cassettes are now firmly in the back seat in the digital world, with unit sales plummeting 7 percent. And vinyl continues its slippery slide into oblivion, with unit sales diving 48 percent.