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              The Devil Rays promoted TOM FOLEY to Dir of Minor
         League Operations, SCOTT PROEFROCK to Assistant GM of
         Administration and BART BRAUN to Assistant GM of Operations
         (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/9)....SITV promoted PAULETTE DOUGLAS from
         Senior Producer to VP/Program Development and Exec Producer,
         and KEN PISANI from Producer to Senior Producer
         (SlTV)....The Susan Komen International LPGA tournament
         appointed RICHARD FARLEY Tournament Dir and CAROLINE TICE
         Senior Project Dir (DWA)....Strike Ten Entertainment named
         MICHAEL ROARTY to its Board of Directors (Strike
         Ten)....N.Y. Racing Association VP/Communications and
         Development STEVEN CRIST has resigned (NEWSDAY, 1/9).

    Print | Tags: LPGA, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Rays

              Former NHL Kings Owner BRUCE MCNALL will be sentenced
         today in L.A. for two counts of bank fraud and single counts
         of conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with a plan to
         defraud six banks, one securities firm and the Kings of more
         than $236M (L.A. TIMES, 1/9)....NBC's HANNAH STORM gave
         birth to 8lb., 10oz. HANNAH ELIZABETH HICKS on Tuesday.  The
         child is the first for Storm and husband DAN HICKS (NBC).
         ...Magic VP PAT WILLIAMS and his wife have agreed to a
         divorce that allows their 18 adopted and natural children to
         live primarily with Pat Williams (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 1/9).
         ...DENNIS RODMAN will appear with SI model REBECCA ROMIJN on
         the cover of next month's GQ (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/9)....DON
         BEAVER, owner of four minor-league baseball teams and a
         minority interest in the Pirates, is purchasing Rock Barn
         Golf Course in Conover, N.C. (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/9).

    Print | Tags: Los Angeles Kings, NBC, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Storm, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

              MSG President & CEO DAVE CHECKETTS, NHL Rangers
         President NEIL SMITH, Knicks President ERNIE GRUNFELD,
         Yankees GM BOB WATSON and Mets Exec VP JOE MCILVAINE will
         speak at the inaugural breakfast for "The Madison Square
         Garden Sports Breakfast Speaker Series," to be held February
         5. The first of six scheduled breakfasts will feature the
         topic, "Operating a Professional Sports Team in the New York
         Market."  MARV ALBERT will serve as moderator (MSG).

    Print | Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture
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