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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              ESPN promoted PHIL SHIFFMAN to Dir of Int'l Research &
         Special Projects.  Shiffman had been Dir of Research &
         Measurements (ESPN)....Coca-Cola named M. DOUGLAS IVESTER as
         the company's new Chair & CEO (Mult., 10/24)....ANDREW
         GURTIS, former Dir of Licensing for Int'l Speedway Corp.,
         has been named VP/Daytona Int'l Speedway (Daytona Speedway).
         
    

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  • MARV ALBERT GIVEN 12-MONTH SUSPENDED SENTENCE & COUNSELLING

              MARV ALBERT "was spared jail time" today by a judge who
         told him that his conviction for misdemeanor assault and
         battery "would be dropped if he stays out of trouble for a
         year," according to the AP.  VA State Judge Benjamin
         Kendrick "rejected prosecutors' request that Albert serve a
         short jail term."  Albert "apologized in court" to Vanessa
         Perhach, the woman who accused him of sexual assault. 
         Albert attorney Roy Black: "I have to say that finally
         common sense has prevailed" (AP, 10/24).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              Pacers Coach LARRY BIRD is profiled by Charles Pierce
         in ESQUIRE.  Pierce: "He's heard ever since taking the job
         that he is going to hate what's become of the NBA - that he
         will find himself surrounded by hysterically wealthy
         players, most of whom don't know how to play the game
         correctly and have no desire to learn."  Bird: "Look, it's a
         players' league, and everybody knows that. ... I'm not going
         to call every play from the bench.  It slows the game down,
         and I think the game is just fine" (ESQUIRE, 11/97 issue).
         ...NBC's "Saturday Night Live" will include a "SuperFans"
         skit with MIKE DITKA, CHRIS FARLEY and GEORGE WENDT (USA
         TODAY, 10/23)....DON SHULA, ALEX ENGLISH, and PHIL NIEKRO
         will be among those honored at the 22ND ANNUAL ALL SPORTS
         HALL OF FAME DINNER, to be held November 5 at the Waldorf-
         Astoria in New York.  The event, which honors '97 inductees
         into the Baseball, Basketball, Pro Football, Golf, Hockey
         and Tennis Halls of Fame, benefits The Boys Club of New York
         (All Sports Hall Of Fame Dinner)...."GMA" contributor REX
         HUDLER reported live from Jacobs Field this morning. 
         Marlins' DARREN DAULTON, on playing in the cold weather:
         "It's kinda like molasses, you know, when you pour it out in
         the cold, it doesn't move very fast" (ABC, 10/24).  
    
    

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