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ETHAN ORLINSKY was promoted to VP/General Counsel of MLB Enterprises. He had been Dir of Legal Affairs for MLB Properties (MLB)....SONDRA HALEY was named VP/Publicity & Promotions for The Disney Store, Inc. She was Dir of Corporate Communications at the NBA (Disney)....Little Caesars named DENISE ILITCH LITES as Vice Chair. Lites is also Olympia Development President (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 4/17)....Time Inc. has named LINDA MCCUTCHEON CONNEALLY as President of Time Inc. New Media. She is a former marketing exec with Time and People magazines. LANDON JONES, former editor of People magazine, was appointed to VP of Strategic Planning (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/17)....CART's Exec VP/Racing MICHAEL FISCHER has "been relieved of his duties" (CART).
The '97 Sports Law Symposium will be held tomorrow morning at Seton Hall Univ. School of Law. Leading the roundtable discussion will be JOEL LITVIN, NBA General Counsel; JAY MOYER, NFL Exec VP/Legal Counsel; TOM OSTERTAG, MLB General Counsel; and WILLIAM DALY, NHL Senior VP/Legal Affairs. The Newark Star-Ledger's DAN WASSERMAN will moderate the program (Seton Hall)....Actor ANDREW SHUE of the MLS Galaxy has pulled a hamstring and will be sidelined for four weeks. Also in L.A., Galaxy Dir of PR RON ACOSTA was named winner of the Most Valuable PRo award by the Publicity Club of L.A. (Galaxy)....DON KING Productions issued a press release saying that King was "very, very happy" to pay $30M in taxes on April 15. King: "It gave me great pleasure to sign that check" (Don King Productions, Inc.)....JAY LENO, on the 0-12 CUBS: "They lost again. And talk about embarrassing, it was a father and son game" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 4/16).