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              JOHN LEFEVRE was named USFSA Exec Dir.  He is currently
         the USFSA First VP and an attorney for the FTC.  He will
         succeed JERRY LACE and assume his new responsibilities in
         May '98 (USFSA)....Speedway Motorsports named MARYLARUEL
         WILKS as VP/Communications and General Counsel (CHARLOTTE
         OBSERVER, 9/20)....CATHY PRIESTNER ALLINGER was named the
         SLOC's Dir of Ice Sports (SLOC). 

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              FROM THE CURRENT NEWSWEEK: Dodgers' pitchers CHAN HO
         PARK and HIDEO NOMO are profiled in NEWSWEEK.  Both are
         "cheered on by legions of raucous hometown fans who live
         thousands of miles away."  Park has a four-year Nike deal
         worth $1.7M and endorsements with three Korean sponsors
         worth another $2M....KEN GRIFFEY, JR. is profiled by Smith &
         Starr, who write that Griffey is "not only the Zen master of
         the game; he is also the best player" (NEWSWEEK, 9/29).
              OTHER NAMES: NFL Giants co-Owner BOB TISCH is donating
         $7.5M to his alma mater, the Univ. of MI, for a humanities
         building and a tennis center (N.Y. TIMES, 9/21)....Vail CEO
         ADAM ARON was profiled in Sunday's DENVER POST by Penny
         Parker under the header, "Big Year For Vail Boss."  Parker:
         "[S]ki-industry insiders say Aron is an infusion of energy
         that the ski industry desperately needs" (DENVER POST,
         9/21)....Jets WR KEYSHAWN JOHNSON will tape an episode of
         Fox's "Living Single" where he will play himself (N.Y. DAILY
         NEWS, 9/22)....WAYNE HUIZENGA was featured in an extensive
         profile by Jill Dutt in Sunday's WASHINGTON POST.  Dutt:
         "For all his money ... Huizenga's friends insist he remains
         a regular guy" (WASHINGTON POST, 9/21)....DAVID FALK was
         interviewed on "Bloomberg Forum" this morning.  Falk: "I
         consider myself a creative person, I really enjoy the
         marketing side of the business a great deal because it
         allows you much greater latitude to do things in business
         than simply negotiating contracts" ("BBN," 9/22).

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