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Home Depot to Sponsor Super Bowl Host Committee, Help Preparations

Home Depot to Sponsor Super Bowl Host Committee, Help Preparations

Home improvement retailer Home Depot has been named the only official sponsor of the Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee Volunteer Program.

The Super Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium, will require about 10,000 volunteers to help with various duties.

As the sponsor, Atlanta-based Home Depot is expected to help recruit volunteers, provide volunteer uniforms and have volunteer meetings at various Home Depot locations. Volunteers will serve as airport and hotel greeters, help at events such as the NFL Experience and Taste of the NFL, and provide administrative assistance at Host Committee headquarters.

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The volunteer program will offer ways for San Diegans to participate in the Super Bowl, said Host Committee Chairman Ron Fowler.

Home Depot, which did not pay to be sponsor, employs 4,000 San Diegans in its 20 countywide stores.

Located in Mission Valley, the San Diego Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, not-for-profit corporation.

Cohu Reports 3rd Quarter Loss

POWAY , Cohu, Inc., an electronics company whose primary business is making semiconductor test equipment, reported a third-quarter net loss last week.

The loss of $555,000, or 3 cents per diluted share, came on sales of $36.8 million.

In the third quarter of 2001, the company took a $1.4 million loss, or 7 cents per diluted share, on sales of $25.4 million.

The company said it expects fourth quarter revenue to be approximately $26 million, resulting in a pretax loss for the quarter.

Cohu trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol COHU. Its stock closed at $14.39 per share Oct. 23, and has experienced a 52-week range of $9.78 to $30.65.

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