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RUSTY BORKIN has joined ESPN as Dir of Human Resources. He was a Human Resources specialist for Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/12)....Reebok announced two appointments at Avia. KATE BEDNARSKI re-joins Avia as VP/Global Marketing. She was Senior VP/Product and Marketing for Keds Division at Stride Rite. NICK KARTALIS has been named VP/Worldwide Sales. He was VP/Sales and Customer Service at Apex One (Reebok). MASCOT TRANSACTIONS: ROBERT BOUDIN, the former Blue Hen of Delaware, has been named to represent the Rockets as the Rockets' Bear (USA TODAY, 10/12). >>>>>>>>>>>> REMINDER <<<<<<<<<<<< Keep those nominations for "Sports Industrialist of the Year" coming! Remember, nominees should have a clear and definable impact on the industry, work daily to further its strength and growth, and demonstrate creative and innovative thought. Nominations can be made in writing, on video or in person. Please submit all entries by November 3 at 5pm.
The U.S. Olympic movement, entertainer EARTHA KITT and track-and-field star JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE will be featured at the Rams/Falcons tonight (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/12)....CHI CHI RODRIQUEZ has settled his lawsuit over the use of his name in the movie "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar!" Terms were not disclosed (GOLF WEEK, 10/7 issue)....A new book on JERRY JONES, called "King of the Cowboys, the Life and Times of Jerry Jones" by former Cowboys beat writer JIM DENT, reportedly portrays the Cowboys owner "as a shady deal-cutter and a womanizer." Jones disputes the claims made by Dent (Mult., 10/12).