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         ProServ President JERRY SOLOMON met reporters in Boston in
    order to deny reports in the upcoming issue of the NATIONAL
    ENQUIRER that his divorce from his wife, Kathy, was the result of
    his relationship with NANCY KERRIGAN, whom he represents.  The
    ENQUIRER report was previewed in Friday's editions of the BOSTON
    HERALD and NEW YORK POST.  Solomon, who held out the possibility
    of a suit against the ENQUIRER, was hopeful the controversy would
    not impact Kerrigan's career (Kevin Paul Dupont, BOSTON GLOBE,
    11/6)....MANON RHEAUME gets her first start in goal for the IHL
    Las Vegas Thunder on Tuesday.  ESPN2 is expected to carry the
    game (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/6)....NBA VP of Broadcasting JOHN KOSNER
    will become VP of Program Planning and Development at Sports
    Illustrated TV (AD AGE, 11/7 issue)....BET's "Sports Spotlight"
    featured DEION SANDERS:  "I really think some white publicists
    can't stand the fact that I'm happy."  Sanders says his latest
    project to cut a rap album would accomplish another dream similar
    to "the way it was accomplished in sports" (BET,
    11/5)....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL and DENNIS SCOTT make their acting
    debut on the syndicated TV show, "The Newz" on Wednesday (N.Y.
    POST, 11/7)....BUSINESS WEEK looks at new Time Warner President
    RICHARD PARSONS with the headline: "Watch Your Back, Mr. Parsons:
    Time Warner's New President Faces Turmoil From the Bottom Up"
    (BUSINESS WEEK, 11/14 issue).... Ticketmaster's FRED ROSEN is
    profiled in Sunday's NEW YORK TIMES.  Rosen, on critics of the
    Ticketmaster "monopoly": "If we do have a lot of the market
    share, guess what?  We earned it! And if we earned it, it's
    something to be proud of!" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/6)....New York Giants
    Owner WELLINGTON MARA spoke with the N.Y. DAILY NEWS' Hank Gola.
    Mara, on his contributions to the NFL: "I think the turning point
    in the league's history and stability came when my brother Jack,
    along with George Halas and the Rams' Dan Reeves passed a vote
    that the Bears, Giants and Rams would divide television receipts
    equally.  That put us where baseball and hockey are trying to get
    to.  In the same, we agreed to a 60/40 split of the gate
    receipts.  Again it was big franchise helping the small
    franchise" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/6)....BRUCE MCNALL and his
    financial woes are examined in this week's issue of TIME.  McNall
    is described as an "irrepressible faker" (11/14 issue).

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