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         With Blockbuster Entertainment seemingly headed for
    acquisition by Viacom, speculation has arisen that CEO WAYNE
    HUZIENGA will depart shortly after the merger.  According to
    documents, Huzienga "will continue as a member of the combined
    company's senior management for an appropriate transition period
    following the completion of the merger" (L.A. TIMES,
    9/16)....JOANNA JACOBSON, Converse Inc.'s top marketer, resigned
    from her position as senior VP of marketing, research and
    development.  President MICKEY BELL will oversee the department
    until a replacement is found (BRANDWEEK, 9/12)....Candidates for
    Rangers GM include former Astros GMs BILL WOOD and DICK WAGNER
    (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/16)....New Eagles owner JEFFREY LURIE
    envisions a whole interactive network for the football spectator,
    including interaction with other fans in the stadium through
    controls at their seats (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 9/14).
    

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