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         The IHL named JAY WISSE as VP/Sales & Corporate Development.
    Wisse was Broadcast Sales Manager for the Spurs since '92.  Wisse
    will be responsible for the development and acquisition of new
    national sponsorship and marketing partners (IHL)....ERIC
    MAGNUSON was named Exec Dir of Pac-10 Properties.  He had been
    VP/Account Supervisor at Millsport in San Francisco (N.Y. TIMES,
    9/11)....The Corel WTA Tour named JAYE CAVALLO as Manager of
    Creative Services and VERONIQUE MARCHAL as Communications
    Manager.  Cavallo has been Dir of Sports Media Relations for the
    Metro Athletic Conference and Marchal spent three years at the
    International Public Relations office of the NBA (Corel WTA
    Tour)....LISA TASSONE GRIMES has been named Dir/Affiliate Sales
    for the Eastern Region at the Classic Sports Network
    (CSN)....Golden Bear Int'l named BARRY SCHWARTZ as Media and
    Advertising Consultant to the Executive Sports division.  He was
    a Senior Account Exec at ABC TV (Executive Sports).

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         MIKE DITKA and partners will open Iron Mike's, a new
    restaurant in Chicago.  Plans included a December opening and
    Ditka and partners hope this is the first of a mult-unit
    operation with Iron Mike's opening around the country (CHICAGO
    SUN-TIMES, 9/11)....Skater RUDY GALINDO is giving up his
    eligibility for the '98 Olympics to turn pro (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
    9/11)....Agent LEIGH STEINBERG "was arrested over the weekend for
    investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol" in
    Newport Beach, CA (USA TODAY,  9/11).

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         ALBERT BELLE was featured on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant
    Gumbel," in a piece directed by SPIKE LEE.  Indians GM JOHN HART:
    "Albert has an image problem with the national media.  Everything
    that Albert does is blown up.  I think Albert also has an image
    problem within the game of baseball. ... In this era of political
    correctness, Albert is not baseball politically correct and it
    doesn't wash real well."  Belle on his distrust of people,
    including the media: "If I don't trust someone, I'm definitely
    not going to open up and talk to them."  In speaking on Belle
    afterward, Lee indicated they didn't discuss Belle's incident
    with HANNAH STORM in the World Series since Storm would not
    address this issue on camera (HBO, 9/11).

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