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REDMOND, WASH.: Chairman Bill Gates and other luminaries turned out for the retirement party of Jonathan Lazarus (2nd l.), VP-strategic relations at Microsoft Corp. Flanking him are (l. to r.) Jack Gottsman, CEO of Academic Syste ms; Mr. Gates; and Sandy Climan, exec VP of MCA. Mr. Lazarus was a key force behind the Windows 95 launch, tie-ins with partners like Coca-Cola Co. and the marketing and promotion of Mr. Gates' bestseller, "The Road Ahead."
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