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         Northwest Entertainment Group recently hired JOHN CHAPPLE
    who took over as President and COO.  NEG owns the Canucks,
    Grizzlies, and the GM Place.  Chapple is a close associate of
    JOHN MCCAW, Jr., the Seattle billonaire who purchased majority
    control of NEG three months ago.  NEG Chair ARTHUR GRIFFITHS
    confirmed the appointment yesterday and said the group is looking
    to change their name.  Griffiths: "The one we have doesn't quite
    cut it" (Neil Campbell, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/31).

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         Billionaire RON PERELMAN outbid a local private school for
    the L.A. estate once owned by former L.A. Kings Owner BRUCE
    MCNALL.  Three other McNall holdings -- Los Angeles Kings Ltd.,
    Kings Hockey Inc., and McNall Sports and Entertainment, filed for
    Chapter 11 earlier this month (L.A. TIMES, 5/31)....GEORGE
    FOREMAN was profiled in the WASHINGTON POST.  Foreman, explaining
    that only The Almighty could have created such athletes as
    MICHAEL JORDAN, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, or himself:  "There's no
    greater sports fan than God" (WASHINGTON POST, 5/30).... MYRON
    BOLITAR, fictional sports agent, is the hero of HARLAN COBEN's
    latest mystery novel, "Deal Breaker."  The second book in the
    Bolitar series, "Drop Shot," is due in March 1996 (THE
    DAILY)....Bruin CAM NEELY was presented a $20,000 check from 17-
    year old cancer patient Erik Holzapfel to help build the Neely
    House for patients and families of the New England Medical
    Center's Floating Hospital (BOSTON HERALD, 5/28).

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