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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         MAURICE SAATCHI, "ousted" last month as Chair of Saatchi &
    Saatchi Inc., will leave the company.  The company is currently
    the fifth largest advertising firm in the world (AP/SAN JOSE
    MERCURY NEWS, 1/3)....NHL referee PAUL STEWART has spent some of
    his time off during this locked-out season working on a business
    venture called Three Blind Mice.  Formed by Stewart, MIT grad
    Gary Splettor and former Lange marketing exec John Molitor, the
    company is seeking to patent and market in-line skates that brake
    as if the skater is on ice (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver PROVINCE,
    1/4)....JOHN DALY's "voluntary suspension" ends this week when he
    returns to the PGA Tour for this week's Mercedes Championships at
    the La Costa Resort (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/4)....Also in golf,
    NICK PRICE has been named GOLF DIGEST magazine's World Player of
    the Year (USA TODAY, 1/4)....PELE, was sworn in yesterday as
    Brazil's new sports minister.  His primary goal will be to
    promote sports opportunities among young people (WASHINGTON POST,
    1/4).....Brigham Young QB JOHN WALSH has announced that he will
    forego his senior year and turn pro (Nanosec Services).....The
    fate of Jets GM DICK STEINBERG has been delayed so that team
    owner LEON HESS can finish with board meetings for the Amerada
    Hess Corp.  A decision is expected this week (N.Y. NEWSDAY, 1/4).
    

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  • SPORTS SUMMIT UPDATE

         The 17th Annual International Sports Summit announced today
    that Fox TV, Madison Square Garden, Nationsbank, and the Miami
    Sports & Exhibition Authority have all been named 1995 award
    recipients.  Fox received the "Turn Around Award," Madison Square
    Garden the "Foremost Sports Facility of the Year" award, and
    Nationsbank was chosen as this year's "Foremost Sports Sponsor of
    the Year."  The Miami Sports & Exhibition Authority became the
    second recipient of the "Foremost Sports Commission of the Year"
    (International Sports Summit).  The Sport Summit will be held
    January 17-18 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
    

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