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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              JOHN GIANNONE has joined CNN/SI as a reporter in the
         network's Chicago bureau.  Giannone most recently worked at
         the N.Y. Daily News, where he served as the Yankees beat
         reporter for two years, covered the Mets and worked as a
         features reporter (CNN/SI)....The AHL named BRENT MAURER
         Manager of Communications & Media Relations.  He had served
         as the ECHL Columbus Chill's Dir of Corporate Sales and had
         been its Dir of PR for six years (AHL)....The Marment Group
         (TMG) promoted TRACY SCHOENADEL to VP.  Schoenadel had been
         Dir of Research.  TMG also named CHRIS PASSARELL Asst. VP
         and JOE DOYLE Research Dir.  Passarell previously served as
         Manager of Strategic Planning and Research at the NFL, and
         Doyle was formerly Asst. Dir at ESPN Chilton Sports Poll
         (The Marment Group)....USA Baseball named JEFFREY ODENWALD
         Dir/Marketing & Business Affairs (USA Baseball).... The
         Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) named JAY
         CICERO its Exec Dir.  Cicero had been the Interim Exec Dir
         for the past four months (GNOSF)....Hershey Entertainment
         and Resort Co. (HERCO) named SCOTT MULLEN GM of Hersheypark
         Arena/Stadium and Star Pavilion in Hershey, PA (HERCO).
    
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              MICHAEL JORDAN was a guest on "The Tonight Show" last
         night and brought along his line of body care products.
         Jordan, on his golf game with PRESIDENT CLINTON: "At first,
         I said, 'Let's play for taxes' ... It was lot of fun to have
         all these secret service guys running around, getting you
         through foursomes ... it was the quickest round we ever
         played" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 9/16)....JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE
         has been named the official spokesperson of the
         SuperChallenge, a jointly sponsored fund-matching program by
         the '98 Goodwill Game and TBS SuperStation.  Also, DAN
         O'BRIEN was named a spokesperson for the Goodwill Games'
         Junior Goodwill Games, a new national grassroots children's
         initiative (Goodwill Games)....ESPN's Bob Ley reported that
         with his new three-year, $28M contract with the Cardinals,
         MARK MCGWIRE "will donate a million dollars per year to a
         foundation for [abused] kids" ("SportsCenter," ESPN
         9/16)....DAN O'BRIEN, AMY VAN DYKEN and BORIS BECKER are
         among the athletes posing nude in a new advertising campaign
         for Tag Heuer's new collection of professional sport
         watches.  O'Brien: "I enjoyed it ... and I was open to new
         ideas. I think that's what life's all about."  The exhibit
         will be seen this fall in 40 countries ("EXTRA," 9/16). 
    
    

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  • SC SUPREME COURT RELEASE DOCUMENTS ON SHINN CASE

              While Hornets Owner GEORGE SHINN "has not been charged
         in any crime," FBI and SC law enforcement officials "say
         their investigations continues" (Chandler & Wright,
         CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 9/17).  Court documents released
         yesterday indicate that a 28-year-old NC woman "is accusing"
         Shinn of "sexually assaulting her" at his SC home.  Shinn's
         attorney, Bill Diehl, said his client had no comment, but
         added, "At the proper time and proper place, Mr. Shinn will
         give his side" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 9/17).  
              
    

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