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         SportsLine USA has hired MARK MARIANI, former Turner
    Broadcasting Exec VP of Sports Sales, as its new Exec VP.
    Mariani will be responsible for "creation, development and sale"
    of interactive advertising and sponsorship on SportsLine
    (SportsLine USA).  Mariani:  "The Internet is the new frontier
    for communications much the way cable was when I joined Turner 10
    years ago" (INSIDE MEDIA, 4/25)....76ers Dir of Public Relations
    JOE FAVORITO has resigned, effective immediately
    (SportsTicker)....MARK GOLDSTON, former President of L.A. Gear
    and one-time Chief Marketing Officer for Reebok, was named
    President of Einstein Bros. Bagels of Golden, CO.  He most
    recently headed the Goldston Group, an L.A.-based consultancy (AD
    AGE ONLINE, 4/25).

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         Republic Industries reported near tripling of first-quarter
    profits, the result of WAYNE HUIZENGA taking control and
    beginning an expansion drive (Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL,
    4/24)....Federal search warrants indicate Earl Nolton Jr., ALONZO
    MOUNRING's cousin who was arrested at Mourning's home last week,
    used Mourning's car, cellular phone and home to make drug deals
    and hide drug money.  Mourning is not a target of any
    investigation (WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/25)....WASHINGTON POST
    business columnist Rudolph Pyatt examines the new-found
    relationship between Bullets/Caps Owner ABE POLLIN and BET
    President ROBERT JOHNSON.  Pyatt writes, "Monday's meeting marked
    the beginning of a cooling-off period for Johnson and Pollin.
    They now realize they can do business in a mutually beneficial
    way.  Entering into a formal business deal is just a matter of
    what and when" (WASHINGTON POST, 4/25).

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