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JOHN MAZZOLA as been promoted to GM of the USF Sun Dome in Tampa (Sun Dome)....PAUL JACOBS, former Exec VP/General Counsel of the Rockies, is now a lead partner in Jacbos Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley, a new Denver law firm with an emphasis on the business of sports (Shenkin Kurtz)....DEB KAUFMAN has joined the broadcasting staff at MSG Network. She was at ESPN2 (MSG)....WAYNE HUIZENGA's Republic Waste Industries has acquired Kertz Security Systems of Ft. Lauderdale (MIAMI HERALD, 8/29).
BRUCE MCCAW, who has a controlling interest in Orca Bay Entertainment in Vancouver, is also into IndyCar racing. He owns a team called PacWest Racing which is profiled in the VANCOUVER SUN. McCaw: "Our goal is to be one of the top teams in IndyCar racing. We're pretty close to that now, only it's a little more crowded than it was" (VANCOUVER SUN, 8/30)....On GQ's "Overrated List": Being the host city of the Olympics; Pat Riley; righteousness about Ticketmaster; converting to Islam in jail; Agassi vs. Sampras; Reggie miller; the Baseball Hall of Fame (GQ, 9/95 issue)....JULIA RUTH STEVENS, daughter of BABE RUTH, on the "Curse of the Bambino": "I can never in my life remember my father ever wishing the Red Sox any ill will. ... Heaven's no, my father wouldn't think of putting a curse on the Red Sox" (BOSTON HERALD, 8/29)....The Phillies' JIM EISENREICH has met with screenwriter RICK HILL, who is "shopping a script" of Eisenreich's story for a possible feature film. Eisenreich overcame a battle with tourette's syndrome that threatened his career (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 8/29).
Seaver Marketing is organizing the 1996 National Sports Forum to bring together executives in team sports marketing, promotions, and corporate sponsorship sales. The forum will be held January 22-24 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Steering committee members include STEPHEN PHELPS, NFL Properties, BOB WAGNER, Mighty Ducks, MARIO ALIOTO, San Francisco Giants; MIKE SHEENAN, Mavericks; DENNIS MANION, Phillies, JEFFREY POLLACK, Digital Sports Network; JIM LORIA, KC Blades; RUSS LANEY, U.S. Air Force Academy; and LARRY SINDALL, KIRO Direct. Cost is $395, or $345 if registration is receieved by October 31. For morer information, contact MIKE WALLEN at Seaver Marketing Group in San Diego (619) 467-6753 (SEAVER MARKETING).