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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         DEAN DILTZ has joined ESPN as Senior Publicist in the
    communications department.  He comes to ESPN from the PAC-10
    where he was Assistant PR Dir (ESPN)....DOMINIQUE MCAREE has been
    named Advertising Director at "Bicycling Magazine" (INSIDE MEDIA,
    9/20 issue)....JIM FOSTER, former Arena League Commissioner and
    now President of the AFL Iowa Barnstormers, has been named the
    league's Executive of the Year (AFL)....The Devil Rays named BILL
    LIVESEY Dir of Player Personnel.  Livesey was fired by the
    Yankees last week after 18 years (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 9/26).
    

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  • JETS GM STEINBERG DIES AT 60 OF STOMACH CANCER

         Jets GM DICK STEINBERG died yesterday at the age of 60 after
    a nine-month battle with stomach cancer.  Steinberg came to the
    Jets in '89 after helping build Super Bowl teams in Los Angeles
    and New England.  Giants GM George Young: "He was respected by
    everyone in the personnel community.  He never bad-mouthed
    anybody; he just did his job.  He was very competitive,
    competitive in a quiet way."   Steinberg "showed how to handle
    adversity with class," writes NEWSDAY's Rich Cimini (NEWSDAY,
    9/26).  Former Rams exec Steve Rosenbloom:  "There aren't very
    many like him around anymore" (L.A. TIMES, 9/26).  Columnist Jay
    Greenberg, on Steinberg's battle with cancer: "Steinberg
    continued to come to the office anyway, without his hair, without
    his appetite, without complaint" (N.Y. POST, 9/26).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         IndyCar Team Owner ROGER PENSKE said Monday his company is
    buying 860 auto repair centers from Kmart Corp. for $112M.  The
    stores will operate as Penske Auto Centers in their locations
    adjacent to Kmart stores (DETROIT NEWS, 9/26)....The October
    issue of CHICAGO profiles White Sox player LANCE JOHNSON and
    Lance Productions, his music production company.  Johnson: "I can
    now relate to some of the problems that owners go through --
    contracts, overhead, frustrated employees, not to mention prima
    donnas" (CHICAGO, 10/95 issue)....Devil Rays Owner VINCENT
    NAIMOLI and his auto supply company, Harvard Industries, are
    profiled in the current issue of FORBES (FORBES, 10/9
    issue)....Dolphins Head Coach DON SHULA and Owner WAYNE HUIZENGA
    are identified in SOUTH FLORIDA magazine as a figures who has
    "defined the region -- and will continue to do so well into the
    next millennium" (SOUTH FLORIDA, 10/95 issue)....The BOSTON
    HERALD's "Inside Track" notes that PETER MCNEELEY's girlfriend
    "dumped him" because she found out he was going out with a
    stripper, who subsequently dumped McNeeley because "he was too
    dumb for her" (BOSTON HERALD, 9/25).... DENNIS RODMAN, from an
    interview with ESPN radio: "I am one of the top three draws in
    the NBA.  If it's not Michael Jordan and it's not Shaquille
    O'Neal, it's me" (ESPN Radio, 9/25). Former Patriot JOHN HANNAH's
    investment consulting firm has been sued by the Chicago Housing
    Authority.  The CHA cites the Hannah Group's failure to stop a
    former CHA official from diverting pension money to phony
    investments, and say that action "opened the door for others to
    loot" the CHA's pension fund (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/26).
         CORRECTION:  Lawrence Taylor is not implicated in the filing
    of administrative proceedings by the SEC against the former
    president and two traders of a now-defunct brokerage firm that
    bought Taylor's company, All-Pro Products, in '93.  The men are
    accused of manipulating the price of the company's stock.  THE
    DAILY regrets the error.
    

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