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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     The Marlins have announced that BOB KRAMM's title has been
changed from VP Sales and Advertising to VP of Sales and
Marketing.  The team also named NEAL BENDESKY Senior Dir of
Corporate Sales and BEN CREED Dir of Corporate Sales and
Promotions (SportsTicker)....The latest issue of THE SPORTING
NEWS looks at the top six people in their annual list of the 100
Most Powerful People in Sports and tells what they have been
doing this year, this month and what they have in store for the
future.  Those featured:  RUPERT MURDOCH, PAUL TAGLIABUE, DAVID
STERN, TED TURNER, BUD SELIG and DICK EBERSOL (TSN, 9/4
issue)....The firms of HOULIHAN, LOKEY HOWARD & ZUKIN and THE
WHARTON GROUP have joined to form The Sports Consultancy (Sports
Consultancy)....Giants Co-Owner BOB TISCH is featured in an ad
for the WALL STREET JOURNAL in today's edition.  Slogan:  "I
consider the Journal the 12th member of my team" (WALL STREET
JOURNAL, 9/1)....U.S. Olympic Swim Team members STEPHEN GILL and
RICK MCNAIR will portray themselves in an upcoming episode of
"Bay Watch" ("ET," 8/31)....The National Hot Dog and Sausage
Council is steamed at the $1,000 fines given to Seahawks RICK
MIRER, CORTEZ KENNEDY and EUGENE ROBINSON for eating hot dogs on
the sidelines during the team's final preseason game.  In a
direct challenge, the Council has sent coach DENNIS ERICKSON six
pounds of wieners, daring the coach to resist their "great taste"
(Hot Dog and Sausage Council).  ....TONYA HARDING makes her
singing debut this weekend in Portland, OR, with her band -- The
Golden Blades.  Harding and the Blades will perform covers of
light pop in a benefit for muscular dystrophy (USA TODAY, 8/31).
Harding was denied a request to cut 100 hours from her community
service by an Oregon judge on Wednesday.  Harding had also
requested that half of the $50,000 she had pledged to the Oregon
Special Olympics as part of her probation be given to Loaves and
Fishes, another charity.  The judge denied this request also
(Portland OREGONIAN, 8/31).
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