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         SHAWN HUNTER yesterday announced he will leave Colorado Ski
    Country USA to become COO of the NHL Jets when they move to
    Phoenix for '96-97.  Hunter, 32, will become one of the youngest
    chief execs in all of pro sports (DENVER POST, 1/3)....RODNEY
    SCOTT has joined F.A.M.E. as a Marketing Manager.  He will be
    responsible for local and regional marketing of clients.  Scott
    comes from the Durham Bulls (F.A.M.E.)....CARL MARSALIS resigned
    as GM of Astrodome USA.  He will be replaced on an interim basis
    by SKIP BALCOMBE, former Astros VP/Sales & Marketing (HOUSTON
    CHRONICLE, 1/4). ....The Padres promoted FRED UHLMAN to Assistant
    GM.  He had been Special Asst to the GM (WASHINGTON POST,
    1/4)....JAY LINDEN has been named VP-Director of Daytime/Late
    Night Sales at NBC.  He was Dir of Olympic Sales for NBC's
    coverage of the '96 Summer Games (AD AGE ONLINE, 1/4)....The MLS
    D.C. United have named the following: STRICK HEILMAN as Dir of
    Business Development & Marketing; STEPHEN ZACK as Dir of Media &
    Promotions; BEAU WRIGHT as Dir/Commun.; and FRED MATTHES as Dir
    of Ticket Sales (United)....DICKIE VAN METER has resigned from
    Iowa City-based Licencing Resource Group to establish "Market
    Maker," a marketing and merchandising company.  DICK RADEMAKER
    will assume the role of President for LRG (Licensing Resource

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         NOLAN RYAN will be grand marshall of the '96 Parada del Sol
    Arizona Super Bowl XXX Parade (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 1/3).
    ....VANESSA WILLIAMS has been chosen to sing the national anthem
    at Super Bowl XXX (USA TODAY, 1/4)....'96 Dream Team Coach LENNY
    WILKENS, interviewed at halftime on TBS last night, said the
    offer has been made to Michael Jordan to join the team, but
    added, "He's just not ready to commit himself" (TBS,
    1/3)....Phoenix sports mogul JERRY COLANGELO is profiled in this
    morning's Toronto GLOBE & MAIL.  Colangelo, on getting both an
    NHL and MLB team in one year:  "It wasn't a master game plan.
    We've had a lot of success.  I feel like I'm in a role of a deal
    maker.  I make things happen" (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/4)....HAKEEM
    OLAJUWON will release an autobiography soon on February 1
    entitled "Living the Dream, My Life and Basketball" and published
    by Little Brown and Co. (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/2).

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