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Published September 16, 1994
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).