SBD/3/Sports Industrialists


          PETER BARTON has resigned as President & CEO of Liberty
     Media Corp. to form a new entertainment programming company. 
     ROBERT BENNETTE, Exec VP and CFO of Liberty, will succeed
     Barton (L.A. TIMES, 4/3)....MCI named ANDY DEAS GM for MCI
     Racing, where he will oversee all MCI Racing sponsorships. 
     Previously, Deas was VP/Sales & Client Services for CART
     (MCI)....BARRY SMITH was named VP/GM of Orca Bay Sports and
     Entertainment.  Smith had been GM of the Vancouver Trade and
     Convention Centre (CALGARY HERALD, 4/1)....USA Basketball
     named ALYSIAH BOND Dir/Special Projects (USA Basketball).
     ...Raycom Sports named WILLIAM ALLMENDINGER VP/Programming &
     Distribution.  Allmendinger had spent six years at Tribune
     Entertainment (Raycom Sports)....Kiel Center President & CEO
     WILLIAM HAVILUK has left his post to become President of
     Legoland Carlsbad, CA, a theme park scheduled to break ground
     later this month (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 4/2).

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