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         WILLIAM WEINBAUM, formerly Feature Producer for MLB
    Productions and Sports Newsatellite with Phoenix Communications
    Group, will become the New York Bureau Producer for ESPN (Phoenix
    Communications)....JIM REDDAN has been promoted to Dir of
    Planning and Admin., SportsChannel Chicago.  Reddan was Manager
    of Planning and Analysis for Rainbow Advertising Sales Corp
    (ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 3/6).... ROD RIEGEL has been promoted to
    Manager, Corporate Public Relations at Fox Broadcasting.  Also at
    Fox, CAROLYN PROUSKY was named Senior Publicist....ALLYSON DAVIS
    has been named Marketing Manager at Prime Sports-West (VARIETY,
    3/8).... ED SABOL, NFL Films Board Chair, will retire next week
    at the NFL meetings in Phoenix (USA TODAY, 3/8).

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         CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS's 10 Anniversary Edition highlight
    the contributions of the area's sports barons. In a profile of
    Tigers/Red Wings Owner MIKE ILITCH, he stresses that Little
    Caesar's is still the "core" of his buisness. Also profiled, GINO
    ROSSETTI, designer of the Palace of Auburn Hills.  The arena, is
    the "model for virtually every new arena in North America."  From
    a poll of 500 execs, Lions Vice Chair WILLIAM FORD JR. was chosen
    the young exec to watch as a future leader (3/5 issue)....NHL
    Senior VP BRIAN BURKE, Red Sox VP/Admin. JOHN BUCKLEY, and
    Patriots Dir of Operations JONATHAN KRAFT will speak at Suffolk
    Law School's Symposium on Sports Law, Thursday, March 9 (Suffolk
    University)....WAYNE GRETZKY paid $225,500 for half of the
    world's most valuable baseball card -- a mint 1910 Honus Wagner.
    The card, which he had co-owned with former Kings owner BRUCE
    MCNALL, is one of only 40 known to exist (L.A. DAILY NEWS,
    3/8)....N.Y. POST gossip columnist Neal Travis notes recent
    reports that Lakers Owner JERRY BUSS is helping the L.A. Kings'
    new owners make payments.  But Travis adds that Buss and the
    Great Western Bank are also said to "be severely stretched after
    real-estate and other investments turned sour.  They may have to
    put the teams and the stadium on the block" (N.Y. POST, 3/9).

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