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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         Special Assistant to the American League President DICK
    BUTLER announced his retirement yesterday (MLB).  LARRY DOBY,
    Butler's replacement, is profiled by the N.Y. TIMES' Dave
    Anderson.  AL President Gene Budig on Doby, the first black to
    play in the American League and a key in MLBP's Negro League
    Licensing campaign:  "Larry Doby is a historic figure, a treasure
    who deserves to be remembered.  This appointment will call
    attention to his contributions" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/20)...."Wide World
    of Sports" host JULIE MORAN will leave the show in mid-June to
    become backup anchor of "Entertainment Tonight" (Mult.,
    4/20)....Despite "derogatory comments he wrote about the team in
    an internal newsletter two weeks ago," Nets President JON
    SPOELSTRA said yesterday he is "neither attempting to supplant GM
    WILLIS REED nor assume any power over personal matters" (N.Y.
    POST, 4/20).
         ATTENTION, FUTURE INDUSTRIALISTS:  BOSTON GARDEN TOURS is
    looking for "dynamic, committed and motivated individuals" to be
    Tour Guides and Tour Center Supervisors. Anyone interested should
    contact Boston Garden Tours, 150 Causeway Street, Boston, MA
    (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/20).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Legislation to crack down on "unscrupulous" sports agents
    cleared a FL Senate panel.  Under the bill, athlete agents would
    be required to pass an examination before the state licenses them
    to do business (MIAMI HERALD, 4/20).... 49ers Owner EDDIE
    DEBARTOLO, JR. was involved in an auto accident last night.  He
    was stable condition after being treated for a broken clavicle,
    bruised sternum, and other contusions (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE,
    4/20).....MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, WTA Tour Players Association
    President, is profiled in this morning's USA TODAY.  On not
    having a title sponsor for the WTA Tour: "We have a good product
    and it can only go up.  But our life would be OK without a major
    sponsor.  We can get the money. ... I can't boost the game back.
    The game has to boost itself back with the players and rivalries"
    (Doug Smith, USA TODAY, 4/20)....Injured Blackhawk JEREMY ROENICK
    is featured in the May issue of CHICAGO magazine as "The Man Who
    Would Be Michael."  Roenick says "I would love to be as big as
    MICHAEL JORDAN."  CHICAGO writer Dean Spiros: "Roenick has a
    goal, he wants to be a supercelebrity."  Hawks broadcaster PAT
    FOLEY: "Most people who could be that big don't want to be that
    big.  But it's something Jeremy wants and something he can
    handle" (CHICAGO magazine, 5/95 issue).
    

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