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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     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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