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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     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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