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         USA Track & Field's board of directors voted Tuesday to
    accept a recommendation that will extend the contract of their
    Exec Dir, OLLAN CASSELL (USATF).... Prime Ticket has named TIM
    KRASS to oversee all regional affiliate relations for the
    company's multiple networks.  Krass will head up a team of
    affiliate sales execs that includes RAY HOPKINS and consultant
    STARRETT BERRY (PRIME)....The PGA Tour Tournament Policy Board
    named JAMES NORDSTROM to be an Independent Dir on the Policy
    Board.  The Tour also announced that EDWARD BROWN III has been
    named to the PGA Tour Golf Course Properties Advisory Board (PGA
    Tour)....TIM HELLMUTH resigned as Astros Dir of Player Admin; TIM
    PURPURA has been named Dir of Major- and Minor-league Player
    Relations (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/29)....ROGER PENSKE, founder and
    president of Penske Corp., has been named to the board of General
    Electric Company (NASCAR NEWS, 12/6 issue)....The Panthers will
    have a follow-up meeting with former Redskins coach JOE GIBBS to
    become head coach. However, Gibbs is expected to turn down the
    offer (KNIGHT-RIDDER, 11/30). ....GEORGE FOREMAN will film a new
    spot for Choice Hotel's famous "celebrity-in-a-suitcase" ad
    campaign for Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Friendship Inn (Choice

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