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         From this week's ADVERTISING AGE, DARLENE DAGGETT was named
    VP/Home, Sports and Entertainment Merchandise at QVC...RICHARD
    HUTTNER was named President of Senior Golf in Boston (1/16
    issue)....JODY DREYER was named VP/Corporate Synergy and Special
    Projects of Walt Disney Co. (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/17)....CATHY
    SELLERS, a member of the USATF women's track and field executive
    committee, has been named Operations Programs Manager of USA
    Track & Field (USATF)

    Print | Tags: People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

         The N.Y. POST's Phil Mushnick writes that "people at
    Phoenix/MLB Productions are reeling over the sudden death of
    JULIE KRUG-SMITH, the company's extremely popular and competent
    head of footage distribution."  The cause of her death has not
    been determined (N.Y. POST, 1/16)....CHARLES BARKLEY was on the
    "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Friday.  Barkley on running for
    governor in Alabama:  "I'm going to win.  I'm not just running"
    (NBC, 1/13).....MAGIC JOHNSON will begin building movie theaters
    in minority neighborhoods.  The first Magic Johnson Theater is
    due by late May in L.A.'s Baldwin Hills area (USA TODAY,
    1/16)....Supermodel VENDELA will be making an appearance at the
    annual Nat'l Association of TV Programming Execs convention in
    the Raycom booth.  Raycom is syndicating the Sports Illustrated
    Swimsuit Special:  Class of '95 which is hosted by Vendela
    (Raycom)....Former Braves pitcher PHIL NIEKRO has signed on for
    another year as manager of the Silver Bullets, the women's pro
    baseball team (Silver Bullets)....The N.Y. DAILY NEWS' O'Hare &
    Roura report on rumors that MCA-Universal is "eager" to buy the
    Lightning and move the franchise to Orlando.  The deal would have
    WAYNE GRETZKY move to the Lightning (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/17).

    Print | Tags: Atlanta Braves, MLB, NBC, Orlando Magic, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning
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