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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         Former Blue Jay GM PAT GILLICK was named GM of the Orioles
    yesterday (Mult., 11/28).  After Gillick's hiring, it was learned
    that O's Asst GM FRANK ROBINSON offered his resignation several
    weeks ago, but Owner PETER ANGELOS would not accept it.
    Robinson, who praised Gillick's hiring, said it was likely he
    would soon resign (Baltimore SUN, 11/28). ....Easton promoted
    MIKE VAN ALSTYNE to VP/Sales.  He had   previously served as
    National Sales Manager (Easton).... According to Minneapolis STAR
    TRIBUNE's Sid Hartman, a leading candidate for Twins VP/Marketing
    is local "advertising genius" BILL HILLSMAN.  While working for
    Sen. Paul Wellstone's senate campaign, Hillsman wrote the
    politically famous "Looking for Rudy" TV ads (STAR TRIBUNE,
    11/27)....JEFF JORDAN has been promoted to VP & CFO of The Disney
    Store (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 11/13 issue)....ANDREW GURTIS has
    been named Dir of Licensing for Int'l Speedway Corp.  Gurtis was
    marketing director.  BARBARA LAWRENCE replaces Gurtis as director
    (AUTOWEEK, 11/27 issue).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         PETER GRAF, the father of STEFFI GRAF, is expected to break
    his silence and make a statement to German authorities about tax
    evasion charges he faces (USA TODAY, 11/28).... BURTON HAWKINS,
    former Public Relations Dir for the Texas Rangers and also a
    baseball writer for the Washington Star, died yesterday at his
    home in Arlington, TX.  He was 81 (WASHINGTON POST,
    11/28)....One-time heavyweight boxing champ JAMES "BONECRUSHER"
    SMITH was appointed chair of the NC Boxing Commission (N.Y.
    TIMES, 11/28)....A Philadelphia jury awarded $128,000 in damages
    for the PHILLIE PHANATIC's "overzealous antics" at a '91 church
    carnival.  The jury awarded the money to Carl Seidel and his
    wife, Arlene, who alleged the mascot knocked Mr. Seidel down
    causing a back injury (PHILA. INQUIRER,
    11/28)....Suns/DiamondBacks Owner JERRY COLANGELO won the 1995
    Phoenix Downtown revitalization award presented by the Downtown
    Phoenix Partnership (ARIZONA BUSINESS GAZETTE, 11/16
    issue)....NBC News reported on a survey which asked adults who or
    what organizations provide the best and worst examples as role
    models.  Sports figures were not mentioned.  Best:  youth
    organizations, teachers, clergy and doctors.  Worst:  movies, TV,
    politicians, music industry (NBC, 11/28)....ILIE NASTASE has
    become a leading member of Romania's ruling party by becoming
    elected to the party's national council ("Sports View," CNBC,
    11/27)....The latest stop on Microsoft's BILL GATES' book tour
    was the "Late Show" with David Letterman (CBS, 11/27)....The
    Manhattan U.S. Attorney will file today to retry DON KING on wire
    fraud charges ("SportsCenter," 11/27).
    

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