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              The Marquee Group named DONNA COLEMAN CFO.  She had
         served as CFO for Time Warner-Music Sound Exchange for the
         last three years (The Marquee Group)....The CISL named
         MICHAEL HARRISON Deputy Commissioner.  He was VP/General
         Counsel of Contemporary Services Corp (CISL)....BET
         Holdings, the parent company of BET network, named BYRON
         MARCHANT Senior VP & General Counsel (WASHINGTON POST,
         4/29)....Lyons, Inc. promoted MEG JAMISON to Dir of
         Sales/Presentations, DAN WHITE to Account Supervisor in the
         Advertising Department and JEANINE KOBER to Account
         Executive (Lyons)....Twentieth TV has signed GEOVANNI BREWER
         and JEFF FISCHGRUND to executive produce the upcoming late
         night talk show with MAGIC JOHNSON (VARIETY, 4/28 issue).

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              The crew of HBO's Arli$$ had a busy weekend, taping
         shots Saturday with JERRY WEST and SHAQUILLE O'NEAL at the
         Great Western Forum, and with HANK AARON and RONNIE LOTT at
         a card show in Pomona, CA.  The new season of Arli$$ starts
         June 14 (THE DAILY)....A Norfolk, MA Superior Court Judge
         ruled that Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT can move forward in
         his effort to evict CHARLES SARKIS, the operator of a
         Foxboro Racetrack, from the site which Kraft purchased,
         along with 330 acres adjacent to Foxboro Stadium, for $16.2M
         last year.  According to "several sources," Kraft is
         weighing plans to build a new stadium on the Foxborough site
         to replace the current one, located across the street from
         the track site (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/26)....The N.Y. POST reports
         that OPRAH WINFREY cancelled an appearance on her show by
         DENNIS RODMAN last week because his new book, "Walk on the
         Wild Side," is too "raunchy" (N.Y. POST, 4/29).

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              One week after he withdrew from a tournament after
         making racially insensitive remarks about Tiger Woods, Fuzzy
         Zoeller "kidded" with a black golfer Monday about eating
         fried chicken and watermelon, according to Thomas Bonk in
         the L.A. TIMES.  While at a pro-am in South Carolina, the
         black golfer, Victor McBryde, called to Zoeller, "Hey
         Fuzzy," and Zoeller responded, "Go get you some fried
         chicken."  McBryde answered "by telling Zoeller not to
         forget the cornbread."  Zoeller replied: "How about some
         watermelon?" (L.A. TIMES, 4/29).  CNN/SI's Nick Charles
         spoke with Zoeller via phone and Zoeller read a statement:
         "I've had a lot of time to think over the past several days. 
         Race has been a serious issue in this country for years, but
         it still seems to me that we have to stop being so sensitive
         about things. ... If we don't all learn to laugh at each
         other, and ourselves, were not ever going to get along." 
         Zoeller, asked by Charles what he thought was funny about
         the remarks: "Everybody's laughing, we're having a good
         time.  No harm intended, no pun intended" (CNN/SI, 4/28).

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