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Published March 13, 1995
ACOG President BILLY PAYNE says some of the Olympic venues are ahead of schedule: "It's all scheduled to be completed sufficiently in advance of the games and tested with major international events" ("CBS This Morning," 3/13). ....Walt Disney Co.'s top TV exec, RICHARD FRANK, resigned Friday. He will be replaced by DENNIS HIGHTOWER, who headed Europe and Middle Eastern Operations for Disney Consumer Products (L.A. TIMES, 3/13)....CARL HIRSH, former President of the Spectrum arena and Spectacor Development, was named Managing Partner of Stafford Sports Ventures (Stafford). ....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL and MICHAEL JORDAN were ranked Nos. 1-2 as the most marketable athletes in a poll by Sportsfan Radio Network (WASHINGTON POST, 3/13)....JULIE FARIN has been named Promotion Director/Marketing at PR Newswire. She was Dir of Publicity at King World Productions (VARIETY, 3/13). ....ABC's "Person of the Week" was former Negro League player BUCK O'NEILL ("World News Tonight," 3/10).