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Published January 22, 1996
BOB SCHWARTZ was profiled in today's PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER on his appointment as VP of Sales and Marketing for the CoreStates Complex and the Flyers. He formerly was an Assistant GM for the L.A. Sports Arena and Memorial Coliseum (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/22)....ANFERNEE HARDAWAY says local "outrage" over SHAQUILLE O'NEAL's pending fatherhood could affect the team's future. Hardaway: "A guy like Shaquille doesn't have to take anything from anybody, especially in Orlando. If they keep putting pressure on him, maybe that will drive him away, to somewhere like Los Angeles or a bigger city where people don't make a big deal about anything like this" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/21)....Agent JEFFREY NEWPORT was fined $16,500 by the state for violating TX's athlete/agent law -- the largest such fine since the law was enacted. Newport allegedly supplied $5,100 in benefits and cash and a $250,000 disability policy to TCU tailback Andre Davis ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 1/19).