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KRISTIE WILSON was named Merchandising Manager for Ruff Hewn Golf (Ruff Hewn)...ACOG expanded their Board of Directors by giving honored status to Former GA Gov. JOE FRANK HARRIS, former Atlanta Mayor IVAN ALLEN, former Atlanta Mayor MAYNARD JACKSON, USOC Deputy Secretary General JOHN KRIMSKY, JR., and ACOG COO A.D. FRAZIER (ACOG).
FORBES lists American and foreign billionaires in their latest issue. Those with sports interests: PAUL ALLEN ($7.4B); JOHN KLUGE ($6.8B); PHIL KNIGHT ($5.12B); PHILIP ANSHCUTZ ($2.0B); RICHARD DEVOS ($4.4B); RUPERT MURDOCH ($3.3B); MICKY ARISON ($1.87B); ROBERT TISCH ($1.6B); WILLIAM DAVIDSON ($1.0B); WILLIAM CLAY FORD ($1.23B); CRAIG MCCAW ($1.0B) (FORBES, 6/15 issue)....ROBERT MCNULTY, one of the original owners of the North Stars, died Sunday (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/2)....WAYNE HUIZENGA's Republic Industries agreed to acquire ADT Ltd. for stock currently valued at $4.49B. ADT is a burglar alarm and auto-sales company (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/2)....Screenwriter JOE ESTZERHAS is reportedly looking to cast DENNIS RODMAN in his newest film, a Hollywood "spoof" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/2). CORRECTION: ESPN's report on Jerome Williams' choice of an agent incorrectly identified Lon Babby's employer. Babby is an attorney with DC-based Williams & Connolly.