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The Buccaneers have named RICH MCKAY as the team's new General Manager. McKay had been VP of Football Administration. McKay's role as GM will be somewhat limited as he will be unable to hire or fire coaches. McKay said that Coach SAM WYCHE will remain the team's Director of Football Operations: "Those decisions that affect football operations on a day-to-day basis remain Sam's. The big change is on the scouting side." McKay added: "The real change would be as far as the supervision of the draft and the free agency; that will fall a little more to me and try to take a little off of Sam's shoulders" (Pat Yasinskas, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/9)....Current Raycom Executive VP of Sales and Marketing RAY WARREN has been promoted to COO. RON INMAN, VP of Marketing for Ellis Communications, will join Raycom as acting VP Marketing (Raycom)....The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced that DOUG WALKER will replace PETE CAVA as track and field specialist for the Pan American Games next March (USA Track & Field)....Former Young & Rubicam Media Executive BETH ROCKWOOD has been named VP of New Business Development and Media Planning Relations at CBS, replacing JANE DAVEY who is leaving the network (Cowles Business Media).
The trial of the State of FL vs. DAVE STEWART and TODD STOTTLEMYRE began yesterday with several witnesses accusing Stewart of taunting them with his million dollar salary. The two Blue Jays pitchers are accused of shoving and hitting two police officers (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 11/9).