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              MLB has hired former MLB Cardinals VP and "long-time"
         Anheuser-Busch Exec MARK GORRIS as VP/Team Services.  Gorris
         will be responsible for selling MLB's centralized marketing
         programs to its clubs (Terry Lefton, BRANDWEEK, 3/3)....CBS
         Sports has named TONY PETITTI Senior VP/Business Affairs &
         Programming (CBS)....DelWilber + Associates promoted KIM
         DONOVAN to Senior Dir of Operations for DWA USA; SUSAN STUDE
         to Senior Project Dir of DWA USA; JILL STEPHENS to Senior
         Dir of Marketing for Ice Capades; and BRAD WHITING to
         Manager of Corporate Services for Ice Capades.  Also, RICK
         LEVINE joined DWA as Senior VP/Marketing & Business Affairs.
         Levine was formerly GM/COO for the MLS Rapids (DWA).

    Print | Tags: Anheuser Busch, AEG, CBS, Colorado Rapids, MLB, MLS, People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Cardinals, Viacom

              The N.Y. DAILY NEWS' Mitch Lawrence reports that if
         former Mavs' Exec KEITH GRANT doesn't return to Dallas, he
         will be the "prime candidate" to succeed MARTY BLAKE as the
         NBA's "superscout" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/2)....BILLY CRYSTAL
         was at Saturday's Warriors-Bullets game to talk to the
         Bullets' GHEORGHE MURESAN, who will co-star in Crystal's
         next film, "My Giant."  Crystal said he was impressed with
         Muresan's performance in a Snickers commercial.  Crystal: 
         "Chicks dig him" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/2)....Muller Sports
         Group Founder ROBERTO MULLER, born in Uruguay, is the
         subject of a N.Y. POST series that looks at the "inspiring
         stories" of people who have come to America and succeeded
         (N.Y. POST, 3/2)....DIEGO MARADONA plans to develop an
         international chain of cafe/restaurants called the Maradona
         Cafe (FINANCIAL TIMES, 3/3). 

    Print | Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, People and Pop Culture

              Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS was profiled by Marc Fisher
         in an extensive feature in the WASHINGTON POST's sports
         section.  Fisher:  "[He] is a short fellow who carries
         himself like a Big Guy. ... The owner is a man who jabs the
         air with his stubby fingers to make a point.  He's a
         millionaire who thinks of himself as a city kid who had to
         scramble to make it."  Angelos:  "Baseball is something like
         the U.S. Senate.  You're supposed to sit quietly in the back
         row while the country goes to hell, and I don't do that
         well" (WASHINGTON POST, 3/2)....Caldwell Watson, a firm
         partly owned by Aeros and potential NHL Owner CHUCK WATSON,
         is developing a 100,000-square-foot industrial project in
         northwest Houston.  The complex will include 60,000 square
         feet of warehouse space and 32,000 feet of office service
         center space (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 2/28). 

    Print | Tags: Baltimore Orioles, NHL, People and Pop Culture
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