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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).