SBD/17/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         JOHN MURRAY, JR and MARTIN PAYSON were named to the Board of
    Directors of Meridian Sports Incorporated, a designer,
    manufacturer, and marketer of botas and water sports equipment.
    Murray retired as Chair and CEO of Wilson Sporting Goods in 1989
    and Payson retired as Vice Chairman of Time Warner Inc. in 1992
    (Meridian)....RONALD ZARRELLA, President and CEO of Bausch &
    Lomb, will become VP/Marketing for General Motors.  Zarrella will
    handle marketing programs for all GM brands except Saturn (USA
    TODAY, 11/17).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         JEREMY JACOBS, owner of the Bruins and SportService, is
    profiled in today's WALL STREET JOURNAL under the header:
    "Concession King's Son Fights Mob Stigma As He Builds Empire"
    (John Emshwiller, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/17).
    

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  • NFL CLOSES SMITHSONIAN SERIES WITH SEGMENT ON THE MEDIA

         The NFL lecture series at the Smithsonian in Washington DC
    ended last night with a discussion of the league's relationship
    with the media.  The panel:  NFL President NEIL AUSTRIAN, ABC
    Sports VP DENNIS LEWIN, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's PETER KING,
    Baltimore SUN reporter JOHN STEADMAN.  The discussion was
    moderated by BOSTON GLOBE columnist WILL MCDONOUGH.  The panel
    chronicled media coverage from the '50s to the future.  NFL
    Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE was also in attendance and gave the
    closing remarks.  The lecture series is just one of many events
    planned for this year's 75th anniversary of the league (THE
    DAILY).
    

    Print | Tags: ABC, NFL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney
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