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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         The Astros have promoted PAM GARDNER as VP of Marketing.
    She previously had served as Dir of Communications and Marketing
    (Astros)....Red Wing Senior VP JIMMY DEVELLANO reportedly
    replaced SCOTTY BOWMAN as GM early in the playoffs -- in
    "expectation" that the Red Wings would win the Stanley Cup (N.Y.
    POST, 6/2)....Despite a lack of "substantive discussions" between
    MSG President DAVE CHECKETTS and Ranger President & GM NEIL SMITH
    over a new contract, Smith will allegedly receive a five year,
    $6M deal, including attainable bonuses (N.Y. POST, 6/2)....
    Citing job stress, TAMMY FELKER-WHITE resigned as Exec VP of the
    Class-AAA Salt Lake Buzz (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 6/2).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Former Bears GM and WLAF Dir of Operations JERRY VAINISI is
    now an agent affiliated with Chicago law firm Hinshaw &
    Culbertson (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 6/2)....Former Vanderbilt
    University AD PAUL HOOLAHAN, former University of Alabama AD
    CECIL (HOOTIE) INGRAM, and former University of Mississippi AD
    WARNER ALFORD are finalists for Sugar Bowl Exec Dir post.  A
    decision is expected within the next two weeks (Nashville
    TENNESSEAN, 5/31)....Stanford's TIGER WOODS, the top college
    golfer of the year, confirmed that he will stay in school and not
    turn pro.  Woods said "the only thing that might force him to re-
    evaluate would be if he were to win a professional event" (N.Y.
    TIMES, 6/3).
    

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