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              Topps Co. President & COO JOHN LANGDON is leaving the
         company and company CEO ARTHUR SHORIN will assume the duties
         of President (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/17)....Score Board CEO
         KEN GOLDIN said he plans to resign on or before February 19. 
         Goldin hopes to continue as Score Board Chair (WALL STREET
         JOURNAL, 11/17)....Fox Sports Net Senior VP/Business
         Development DAN WILHELM has resigned effective at the end of
         the year to pursue other interests (FSN)....RISA FELDMAN,
         former Dir of Events for ISI, has launched her own event and
         marketing company, NY-based New Leaf (New Leaf).

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              The first BOSTON YOUTH SPORTS CONGRESS, at Roxbury
         Community College on Saturday, brought together 450
         political and corporate leaders, public safety and
         university officials, sports organizers, parents and
         children.  The session was convened by Boston Mayor THOMAS
         MENINO.  Boston city officials received $50,000 from REEBOK
         to pay for Saturday's conference (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/16).
              NO ILLUSIONS: DENNIS RODMAN opened his new nightclub
         Illusions on Saturday.  The Las Vegas-style club features a
         24-carat, gold portal that leads to the entry, where the
         centerpiece is the wedding dress Rodman wore last year when
         he announced his "wedding" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/17).  In
         Chicago, Phil Rosenthal writes that Illusions has a private
         hideaway for athletes and other celebrities with "civilian
         members to be charged a reported $5,000" (SUN-TIMES, 11/17).
              NAMES: DON SHULA's Steak Houses, which includes six
         restaurants, plans to open a seventh at The Alexander Hotel
         in Miami Beach (MIAMI HERALD, 11/15)....JOHN ELWAY has co-
         written his first children's book, an autobiography titled
         "Comeback Kid," which is aimed at 7-12-year-olds (ROCKY
         MOUNTAIN NEWS, 11/15)....DEAN SCHOENEWALD, who runs Mascot
         Mania, was profiled in the N.Y. DAILY NEWS.  Schoenewald has
         signed with the William Morris Agency, and "will soon begin
         work on a mascot-based sitcom" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/16).

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