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The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) promoted CATHY WILLIS to Top 50 Account Manager in Apparel. Willis previously worked as an Apparel Licensing Coordinator, and replaces MALINDA CHILDRESS, who has moved to Account Manager in Non-University Properties. CLC also announced that BETH REESE has joined the company as an Account Manager for Non- Apparel Licensing (CLC)....Anaheim Sports named BOB GOBRECHT Dir of Sales & Marketing for the Angels. He served as VP/Sales & Marketing for the Mariners from '93-96 (Angels). ...The MLS Fusion named LEO STILLITANO as its GM. Stillitano was the MLS MetroStars' Dir of Sales & Marketing (SUN-SENTINEL, 10/30)....The Florida Sports Foundation announced that Lightning President & CEO STEVE OTO has been appointed to its Board of Directors (Lightning)
JIM HARBAUGH has become a partner in Panther Racing, a new IRL team that will field cars for SCOTT GOODYEAR (INDIANAPOLIS STAR NEWS, 10/30)....Marlins players hit the late night circuit on Wednesday. BOBBY BONILLA, who appeared on the "Late Show," on the intensity of Game Seven: "There were a couple of Zantac moments. This is the truth. I took it in the ninth inning. I was yelling at Larry Starr, our trainer, I said, 'Get me that Zantac, please. I can't take this, this is killing me'" (CBS, 10/29). GARY SHEFFIELD appeared on the "Tonight Show." Sheffield, when asked why teal is one of the Marlins' colors: "That's what the fish is. It's all about the fish" (NBC, 10/29)....Conan O'Brien: "In the year 2000, God will hold a press conference, to announce the firing of Jesus, and the hiring of Jets coach BILL PARCELLS" ("Late Night," 10/29).
DENNIS RODMAN plans on opening a new club in downtown Chicago on November 18, according to Michael Sneed of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The club will reportedly have a Las Vegas theme with a "mobile caviar bar, a cigar bar, a cognac bar and a port bar." Rodman is teaming with "noted restauranteur" ALEX DANA and "entertainment entrepreneur" BOB ITZKOW on the venture (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/30).