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Published April 20, 1995
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).