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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              Reebok Int'l named JOHN WARDLEY as Dir of Worldwide
         Advertising.  Wardley was the Senior Ad Dir at the Coca-Cola
         Co. (AD AGE, 9/29)....CO-based Chartwell Int'l named J.
         WILLIAM GRIMES Chair of its subsidiary, SportsStar
         Marketing.  Grimes was President & CEO of ESPN from '82-88.
         SportsStar also named SPENCER HAYWOOD as spokesperson.  He
         will support its efforts to obtain scholarships and
         financial aid to high school students for higher education
         (Chartwell)....Fox Sports Net announced that WILLIAM CRAIG
         resigned from his position of VP/GM of Fox Sports Pittsburgh
         to pursue other interests.  Fox Sports South GM HUNTER
         NICKELL will serve as interim GM of Fox Sports Pitt (FSN).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              ANDRE AGASSI was on "The Tonight Show" last night. 
         Agassi, on whether he would do TV commentary: "I'd love to
         see the sport have better commentary but I'm not sure how I
         would enjoy actually doing it" ("Tonight Show" NBC, 9/29).
         ....Corel WTA Tour CEO ANNE PERSON WORCESTER and her husband
         TOM WORCESTER announced the birth of their second child,
         VICTORIA KARENE WORCESTER (THE DAILY)....Panthers QB KERRY
         COLLINS is joining team President MARK RICHARDSON in opening
         a martini bar in Charlotte (Charl. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 9/29).
    
    

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  • THE FORBES 400: CHARTING THE SPORTS DOLLARS

              The FORBES 400 calculates the personal wealth of
         America's top business leaders.  Below are the members of
         the list with an interest in sports (FORBES, 10/13 issue).
    
    
    NAME
    BUSINESS
    WEALTH
    SPORTS INTEREST
    Bill Gates Microsoft
    $39.8B
    Multiple
    Paul Allen Microsoft
    $17.0B
    Blazers, Seahawks, Starwave
    John Kluge Multimeida
    $7.8B
    MLS MetroStars
    Alice Walton Wal-Mart
    $6.3B
    Llama Sports
    Phil Knight Nike CEO
    $5.4B
    Nike
    Philip Anschutz Oil/Railroads
    $5.2B
    NHL Kings, MLS Rapids
    Newhouse Bros. Publishing
    $4.5B
    Conde Nast Sports
    Rupert Murdoch News Corp.
    $3.9B
    Fox Sports, Dodgers
    Kirk Kerkorian Investments
    $3.7B
    MGM Grand
    Ted Turner Time Warner
    $3.5B
    TBS, Braves, Hawks
    Micky Arison Carnival Cruise
    $2.7B
    Heat
    Richard DeVos Amway Corp.
    $2.4B
    RDV Sports
    Lester Crown Conglomerate
    $2.5B
    Yankees, Bulls
    Robert Tisch Loews Corp.
    $2.4B
    NFL Giants
    John McCaw Telephony
    $2.0B
    Orca Bay, Mariners
    William Davidson Guardian Indus.
    $1.5B
    Pistons
    Wayne Huizenga Entrepreneur
    $1.7B
    Dolphins, Marlins, NHL Panthers
    Hearst Family Inheritance
    $1.4B
    ESPN interest
    William Clay Ford Ford Motor Co.
    $1.4B
    Lions
    Amos Hostetter Cable TV
    $1.3B
    The Golf Channel
    Carl Pohlad Banking
    $1.3B
    Twins
    Henry Kravis KKR Buyout
    $1.2B
    Spalding Sports
    George Roberts KKR Buyout
    $1.2B
    Spalding Sports
    Patrick Ryan Insurance
    $1.1B
    Bears Minority Owner
    Jim Jannard Oakley
    $1.0B
    Oakley Sunglasses
    Frank Perdue Chickens
    $825M
    Minor League Baseball
    John Malone TCI/Liberty
    $750M
    Liberty Media
    Leon Hess Hess Corp.
    $770M
    Jets
    Michael Eisner Walt Disney
    $760M
    ESPN, Angels, Ducks
    Ed DeDartolo, Jr. Developer
    $750M
    49ers
    Paul Fireman Reebok Int'l
    $690M
    Reebok CEO
    Ann Walton Kroenke Inheritance
    $600M
    Married to Rams Vice Chair Stan Kroenke
    Mark McCormack IMG Founder
    $650M
    IMG CEO
    Bruton Smith Auto Racing
    $650M
    Speedway Motorsports
    Michael Ilitch Little Caesars
    $630M
    Tigers, Red Wings
    Melvin Simon Shopping Center
    $620M
    Pacers
    Charles Dolan Cablevision
    $610M
    MSG, Knicks, Rangers
    Alex Spanos Construction
    $600M
    Chargers
    David Price Golf Properties
    $570M
    American Golf
    Nancy Lurie Marks Harcourt Gen.
    $515M
    Mother to Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie

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