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              DON BEAVER, who is leading a group to bring an MLB team
         to NC, named TIM NEWMAN VP for both North Carolina Major
         League Baseball, LLC and Beaver Sports Properties.  Newman
         comes from NC-based Wachovia Bank where he served as a
         Public Finance Banker and where he helped develop the bank's
         sports facilities finance practice (Beaver Sports).  

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              TBS named ALAN SMITH as Dir of Sports Marketing.  Smith
         comes from Nucleus Sports Marketing Group where he was
         Managing Partner (TBS)....The NHL Nashville expansion team 
         named SCOTT LOFT as Dir of Ticket Sales and HOLLY CONNER as
         Manager of Special Projects (NHL Nashville)....SHELLEY
         THOMAS has joined the SLOC as Senior VP/Olympic Public-
         Communications.  Thomas has been VP/Public Affairs for
         Smith's Food & Drug Centers (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 10/28).
         ...JEFF BLAIR has joined the Toronto Globe & Mail's Quebec
         bureau as a national sports correspondent.  Blair will work
         out of Montreal where he previously covered the Expos for
         the Montreal Gazette (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/29). 

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              Bucs Owner MALCOLM GLAZER has donated $75,000 to the
         Tampa Bay Sports Commission.  Glazer also pledged $7,500 to
         the Commission for each game the team wins over the next 30
         years.  The pledge includes regular-season games and the
         amount could increase to $100,000 a year.  The total amount
         of the donation could reach $3M (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/28)... 
         ...JEFF GORDON appeared on the "Tonight Show" last night.
         Gordon, who drove the limousine provided by the show on his
         way to the studio: "I just can't ride in the back seat.  I
         get carsick if I'm in the back seat.  I'm too used to
         driving all the time" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 10/28)....MIKE
         HAYNES was honored at halftime of the Broncos-Patriots game
         on Monday night.  Haynes is now a Licensing Manager for
         Callaway Golf (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/28)....Lakers Exec VP JERRY
         WEST is interviewed in the L.A. TIMES.  West: "It amazes me
         sometimes when I hear other people talking about our blase
         fans.  We have good fans.  But one thing that we've done,
         we've been competing against ourselves, and that's awfully
         hard to do sometimes" (L.A. TIMES, 10/29)....REGGIE JACKSON
         is suing Upper Deck Co. claiming the company failed to pay
         him for his work from '93-96 (USA TODAY, 10/29)....Houston
         Mayoral Candidate LEE BROWN refunded a $10,000 campaign
         contribution Tuesday from a PAC that Rockets Owner LES
         ALEXANDER "had used to exceed the $5,000 limit on individual
         donations" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/29).

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