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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         The Brewers have named STEVE GILBERT Manager of Baseball
    Information, DAN LARREA Media Relations Associate and STEVE
    MALLIET Manager of Corporate Sales. ... The Padres have promoted
    Special Asst to the GM BRAD SLOAN to Dir of Scouting. ... The
    Madison Black Wolf of the Northern League announced that singer
    JIMMY BUFFETT has become a part owner of the club
    (SportsTicker)....The roster for the new Marquee Group:  Serving
    as Exec VPs and Directors are MICHAEL TRAGER, formerly of The
    Baseball Network, MICHAEL LETIS, a co-founder of SMTI, a Marquee
    subsidiary, and ART KAMINSKY and LOUIS OPPENHEIM, founders of
    Athletes & Artists, another Marquee subsidiary.  LEE BERKE,
    formerly in charge of marketing at MSG, will become Senior
    VP/Marketing.  JIM SILEO, former head of finance for MSG Network,
    will become CFO.  Exec VP ROBERT O'CONNOR will assume COO
    responsibilities.  CHET SIMMONS, former USFL Commissioner and ABC
    sports exec, will serve as a full-time consultant.  Others:
    Senior VPs JANET PAWSON, MICHAEL GLANTZ, and CAROL JEFF.  JAY
    GROSSMAN will head Marquee's hockey division (Marquee
    Group)....The Lakers have promoted KEITH HARRIS from Dir of
    Broadcasting and Marketing to VP, California Sports
    Marketing/Lakers (Lakers).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         ERIC and MARC FLEISHER, sons of the late NBPA Exec Dir LARRY
    FLEISHER, are suing one another.  One of Eric's claims is that
    Marc "diverted energy and money" from their firm in his bid to
    head the NBPA (Peter Vecsey, N.Y. POST, 12/22).... 49ers
    President CARMEN POLICY was profiled as the "Cover Story" on last
    night's "Inside the NFL" on HBO.  Policy, on the 49ers' style:
    "It's what occurs on the field with the players and coaches
    that's most important.  And we would never allow the other
    aspects of this business to interfere with or serve as a
    distraction to that effort" (HBO, 12/21). ....BOB TECK, President
    of the AHL Bandits, denied rumors the team would leave the AHL
    for the ECHL (Baltimore SUN, 12/22).
    

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