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The World League of American Football appointed MARC LORY as its President and CEO. The WLAF is scheduled to resume in April after a two year hiatus (THE DAILY, 9/14). ....PAUL FARNSWORTH was named coordinating producer of The Golf Channel. He was producer for HBO Sports and Madison Square Garden (ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 9/12 issue)....TERRY RYAN was named the next GM of the Twins, with BILL SMITH continuing as the assistant GM (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/14).....Eagles VP SUZI BRAMAN, daughter of former owner NORMAN BRAMAN, resigned her position yesterday to pursue "her own business ventures." Braman was in charge of corporate sponsorship (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 9/14).
CHARLES BARKLEY plans to run for governor of Alabama as a Republican in four years and has sought support from RUSH LIMBAUGH and DAN QUAYLE (mult., 9/13)....JENNIFER CAPRIATI is planning to return to the tennis tour in October. She has requested wild cards for two tournaments in Germany" (Robin Roberts, "SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/13).... BERNARD MARCUS, Chair and CEO of Home Depot was interviewed on CNN's Moneyline. "Our key was we told people you didn't want to just maintain your house, you wanted to do something better to it" ("Moneyline," 9/13)....JOSE CANSECO will head up a campaign to raise toys and sports equipment for Cuban raft children currently detained in Cuba and Panama. Canseco will coordinate a telethon on a Miami Spanish-language radio station and deliver the toys October 6 ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/13).