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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         HAROLD WESTLEY, Jr. has been elected president and CEO of
    Spectacor Management Group (SMG).  He had been exec VP and chief
    financial officer since May of '93.  SMG is the nation's largest
    facility management company (Spectacor)....
    National Cycle League founder PETER O'NEILL has been "stripped"
    of most of his responsibilities by the NCL Board and replaced by
    Portland landowner and attorney JOHN BILLINGTON.  Cycling
    Columnist Mark Evangelista writes that O'Neil was met "with a
    task that no one wanted -- bringing cycling to the masses with a
    gimicky format" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/27)....Sara Lee Corp.,
    Champion sports apparel's parent company, has named JUDITH
    SPRIESER Senior VP and CFO.  She succeeds MICHAEL MURPHY, who
    remains Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer and a director.
    Former Corporate Development VP STEVEN STANBROOK will take
    Sprieser's former position as President and CEO of Sara Lee
    Bakery North America (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/28).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         KMart Corp. is considering hiring R.H. Macy & co. Chair
    MYRON ULLMAN as President and COO.  The company is "under
    pressure from stockholders" to hire a second leader with current
    Chair, President and CEO JOSEPH ANTONINI (WALL STREET JOURNAL,
    10/28)....USA Hockey has nominated GUY HEBERT and ERIN WHITTEN,
    '94 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, for the U.S. Olympic
    Committee's SportsMan and SportsWoman of the Year Award (USA
    Hockey)....GLENN ROBINSON will not be the richest man from Gary,
    IN even if he gets a $100M contract.  MICHAEL JACKSON holds that
    title (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/28)....This morning's L.A. TIMES
    profiles Walt Disney Senior Exec VP SANFORD LITVACK who is
    "invisible to Wall Street" but has emerged as a "de facto second
    in command" to Chair MICHAEL EISNER (L.A. TIMES, 10/28).... CNN's
    Fred Hickman said "it is being reported in Chicago" that MICHAEL
    JORDAN will be promoted to Triple A Nashville next season.
    ("Sports Tonight," CNN, 10/27)....CHRIS EVERT spoke with Barbara
    Walters this morning concerning a tournament she will host this
    weekend to raise money to fight drug abuse and to help abused and
    neglected children in South Florida ("Good Morning America," ABC,
    10/28).
    

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