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Business Owner With Olympic-Size Debts Says No to Bankruptcy

Posted July 30, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— July 31, 1996 - 4:56 p.m. EDT

The company that left three-thousand teen-age Olympic workers -- including some from North Carolina -- stranded in Atlanta will not declare bankruptcy.

The co-owner of Creative Travel Services says he wants to pay 200 dollars and merchandise to every teen-ager that made it to Atlanta with dreams of watching the games while selling Olympic paraphernalia.

Teen-agers believed they would get free transportation, food, housing and Olympic tickets plus wages for three weeks of unskilled labor. But the deal never materialized.

Some of the teens eventually got transportation to Atlanta but others were left behind throughout the South. Those who made it to Atlanta were was packed into two area schools. Students were later placed in hotels, but many left Georgia instead.

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