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              Time Warner Vice Chair TED TURNER is making "the
         largest charitable donation ever," $1B to benefit UN
         agencies which will be used to establish a not-for-profit
         foundation to benefit UN programs "aiding refugees and
         children, clearing mines and fighting disease."  The TIMES
         writes that Turner is "well known for his ownership of the
         Atlanta Falcons" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/19).... Magic VP JULIUS
         ERVING "is expected to be a character witness" for NBC's
         MARV ALBERT, whose trial on sodomy and assault charges
         begins Monday in VA (USA TODAY, 9/19)....In Chicago, Jim
         O'Donnell writes that PETER VESCEY "is the latest charlatan
         sniffing around the last-tango Bulls with visions of a best-
         seller dancing in his head" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 9/19).
         ...Westchester County, NY, Medical Center and the Yankees
         are hosting "DAVID CONE's Kids Clinic" to benefit the
         Children's Hospital at the Medical Center.  The clinic will
         take place tomorrow at Yankee Stadium.  For more
         information, call (914) 593-2575 (WCMC)....MICHAEL JORDAN's
         Bijan Body Collection was profiled on "ET."  Jordan, on the
         size of the collection's bar of soap: "That relates to my
         hands. ...  It's huge" ("ET," 9/18).

    Print | Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bulls, NBC, New York Yankees, Orlando Magic, People and Pop Culture

              The World Research Group's Interactive Sports
         Conference concluded yesterday at New York City's Hilton
         Hotel & Towers.  Scheduled speakers/moderators: IBM Global
         Telecommunications and Media Industries VP/Broadcasting,
         Sports & Cable WILLIAM MOSES; NBA Dir of New Media PEGGY
         WHITE; NHL Enterprises GM & "NHL Ice" Exec Producer CHARLES
         SCHMITT; NFL Interactive VP ANNE KIRSCHNER; MLB Enterprises
         VP/Business Development & New Ventures MICHAEL BERNSTEIN;
         Fox Sports Exec VP/Marketing, Fox Sports Net COO TRACY
         DOLGIN; Westinghouse/CBS VP/Business Development-Dir of
         Strategic Management DEREK REISFIELD; ABC Sports
         VP/Multimedia JONATHAN LEESS; USFANS President & CEO FRANK
         STADULIS; USA Today Information Network VP & GM LORRAINE
         CICHOWSKI; Sun Sentinel/Chicago Tribune Inc. Cybersports
         Columnist SHARON ROBB; CNN/SI Interactive N.Y. Bureau Editor
         JOHN SCHER; Showtime Networks Senior VP/New Media and
         Technology Dept. Development JEFF MORRIS; IMG VP & Exec
         Producer Interactive Media THERESE BYRNE; IMG VP Golf
         CHARLIE MOORE; AudioNet President & CEO MARK CUBAN;
         Microsoft Product Unit Manager, NetShow JIM DURKIN; AirMedia
         VP/Business Development LOU WEISS; BackWeb Technologies Dir
         of OEM Sales GLENN REINUS; Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield &
         Byers Partner JOSEPH LACOB; and Veronis, Suhler & Assoc.
         Managing Dir JAMES ROSENFIELD (THE DAILY).

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