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         GEORGE PYNE has been named to the newly created position of
    Manager of Business Development-Licensing for the NASCAR.  Pyne
    was with AMC Events in Atlanta, a sports marketing and event
    management firm, where he was Exec Dir (NASCAR).....MICHAEL PLANT
    was named President of Goodwill Games Inc., and VP/Events for
    Turner Sports. He is President of Medalist Sports, which operates
    cycling events (USA TODAY, 8/16)....FERRIS THOMPSON was named Dir
    of Sponsorship Sales and Services for SportsLab.  SportsLab,
    backed by ABC/Cap Cities and Electonic Arts, will hold
    interactive sports events in cities throughout the U.S.

    Print | Tags: ABC, NASCAR, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

         "Entertainment Tonight" examined HOWIE LONG's new movie with
    JOHN TRAVOLTA.  Long:  "It's not Macbeth, but it is for me."
    Long plays Travolta's side kick in a movie called "Broken Arrow"
    ("ET," 8/16)....MIKE TYSON continued his media tour last night.
    Tyson appeared on "Larry King Live" and on the BET special "Man
    on a Mission" (CNN, BET, 8/16)....DAVID LETTERMAN, on the $39.95
    price for the fight:  "I'm thinking, man that's a good deal.
    $39.95 for a whole minute.  Wow!" ("Late Show," CBS, 8/16)....The
    Rockets and VERNON MAXWELL have agreed to drop legal action
    against each other.  Sources report Maxwell received a buyout
    close to $500,000 (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/17)....VINCE VAN PATTEN,
    former tennis player and actor, has co-written, co-produced and
    will star in "The Break," a movie due to open in late September.
    Van Patten plays the coach of an "awkard, young rookie" tennis
    player (MIAMI HERALD, 8/17).

    Print | Tags: CBS, Houston Rockets, People and Pop Culture, Viacom
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