SBD/27/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         ALAN COHEN has been promoted to the new post of Exec VP-
    Marketing at NBC (AD AGE, 9/26 issue)....AD AGE's Melanie Wells
    reports that JERRY CRONIN of Wieden & Kennedy "is said to have
    left for free-lancing opportunities in New York" (AD AGE, 9/26
    issue)....DOUGLAS WARHSAW was named Exec Producer for all
    programming at Classic Sports Network.  He was a broadcast
    producer at ESPN....From SportsChannel, New York:  LESLIE HOWLETT
    to Manager of Programming Services and Operations;  MARK CALLAHAN
    to Manager of Program Acquisition and Development;  LORRAINE
    ROSSI to Program Scheduling Supervisor; and RUSSELL REISMAN to
    Program Scheduling Coordinator (ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 9/26 issue).
    

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         DAL MAXVILL was fired as the Cardinals GM.  WHITEY HERZOG,
    LEE THOMAS, TED SIMMONS, TONY LARUSSA, and BOB COSTAS have been
    named as possible successors (Mike Eisenbath, ST. LOUIS POST
    DISPATCH, 9/22)....DON CONVINGTON was promoted to VP/Engineering
    for Liberty Sports Communications.  NELSON FLANAGAN was named Dir
    of Operations (MULTICHANNEL NEWS, 9/19 issue).....Converse Chair
    GIB FORD announced the following:  DONALD CAMACHO, promoted to
    Senior VP and CFO; RONALD RYAN, promoted to Senior VP/Operations;
    JAMES LAWLOR, named VP/Treasurer (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/21).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         DON KING has been named in a lawsuit by Top Rank over the
    promotional rights to heavyweight Lionel Butler....At the
    Wheaties reunion, MICHAEL JORDAN said he will not cross the
    picket line if the strike continues into next season, "My main
    objective is to learn the game.  By no means do I want to feel
    that I am conflicting with the players" (Terry Armour, CHICAGO
    TRIBUNE, 9/22).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         GE'S JACK WELCH is profiled in this week's NEWSWEEK under
    the headline, "Scratches in the Teflon: GE's Jack Welch is
    America's Most Venerated Executive.  Has He Lost His Midas
    Touch?" (10/3 issue)....BARRY DILLER confirmed that he'll resign
    once QVC Inc. is acquired by Comcast Corp. and Liberty Media
    Corp. (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/27)..... NICK FALDO will return to
    the PGA Tour in 1995.  He had voluntarily resigned from the Tour
    in 1989 (THE DAILY).... ROBERT HOUSTON, the accountant accused of
    filing false tax and financial statements to help L.A. Kings
    President BRUCE MCNALL, will plead guilty (Mult.,
    9/27)....Blackie Sherrod writes that Cowboys owner JERRY JONES'
    recent push for more merchandising revenue "may have cast him as
    a lose cannon on the order of Al Davis" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS,
    9/25).
    

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