SBD/31/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         RICHARD PARSONS, Chair & CEO of Dime Bancorp, is expected to
    be named President of Time Warner today (N.Y. TIMES,
    10/31)....SANFORD RILEY, CEO of Investors Group Ltd. will be
    named Chair of the Winnipeg 1999 Pan-American Games Society
    (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 10/31)....DOUG ARNOT was named Dir of
    Venues by ACOG.  Arnot most recently served as Exec VP of World
    Cup USA (ACOG)....SYD THRIFT, longtime baseball executive, is
    expected to be named director of player development for the
    Orioles (Baltimore SUN, 10/29)....JOHN BROWN was promoted to Dir
    of Promotion for Turner Sports Networks Sales.  He had been
    Promotion Manager, Sports. ... At Rainbow, ARNOLD SCHREER was
    named account executive for the SportsChannel national sales
    team.  He was sports sales exec at WFAN, New York.  DENA KAPLAN
    was named Dir of Advertising Sales in the Western region.  She
    had been assistant sales manager (MULTICHANNEL NEWS, 10/31
    issue).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Bulls Coach PHIL JACKSON said he still thinks MICHAEL JORDAN
    will return to basketball:  "I still don't think it's over."
    Jordan's number will be retired Tuesday night in a ceremony that
    will be nationally televised on TNT (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
    10/31)....The BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE profiled LES OTTEN,
    one of New England's largest ski industrialists. Otten, 45, owns
    a ski resort in Maine and New Hampshire, with the purchase of a
    third mountain in Vermont pending. Otten is "generally respected
    in Maine as a man who has been able to prosper in a poor economy
    without totally alienating environmentalist" (Edgar Allen Beem,
    BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE, 10/31)....A's GM SANDY ALDERSON is
    in Vietnam with "Interplast," a volunteer medical team that
    travels worldwide giving free reconstructive surgery for those
    who can't afford it (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/30)....New Spectator
    Management Group CEO HAROLD WESTLEY called sports facilities
    "economically obsolete," and "thus SMG advocates that lots of
    space be given over to suites, luxury seats and ample areas where
    fans can spend money on food, beverages, and souvenirs" (PHILA.
    INQUIRER, 10/31).
    

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