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  • CRIMINAL CHARGES DROPPED VS. SHINN, CIVIL ACTION POSSIBLE

              Hornets Owner GEORGE SHINN "won't face criminal
         charges," but lawyers for the woman who accused him of
         sexual misconduct vowed" press the case in civil court,
         according to Chandler, Dube, & Wright of the CHARLOTTE
         OBSERVER. York County Solicitor Tommy Pope "stressed" that
         Shinn's influence in the community "played no role in his
         decision," and that the ten week delay in deciding to press
         charges was not "unusually long" (CHAR. OBSERVER, 11/22). 
    
    
    

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              CT-based Millsport has hired DAVID SOLOMON as its
         VP/Marketing and made him responsible for developing new
         business.  Solomon was a member of the NFL's Corporate
         Sponsorship sales group (BRANDWEEK, 11/24)....RENEE TANNER
         has been named Salt Lake City's Dir of Olympic Opportunities
         Planning.  She was Chair of the SLOC's Environment Committee
         (DESERET NEWS, 11/23)....United Sports Group, marketer of
         Hart Skis, named MARTY CARRIGAN to handle Hart's overall
         Sales & Marketing Strategies.  Carrigan was VP/Sales &
         Marketing for Morrow Snowboards.  United Sports also named
         FRANK PROVANCE as a Sales Representative (USG).
         
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              FRANCE RESTING AFTER ANGIOPLASTY: Int'l Speedway Corp.
         CEO BILL FRANCE is resting comfortable in "satisfactory"
         condition at a Japanese hospital following an angiolplasty
         on Friday.  France complained of shortness of breath upon
         arriving in Tokyo on Friday.  Doctors said he had "a mild
         coronary incident" and recommended the procedure.  France
         has no prior history of cardiac aliments (ISC).
              NAMES: GEORGE FOREMAN, after losing a decision against
         SHANNON BRIGGS on Saturday, told HBO's Larry Merchant, "I
         don't think I'll be boxing again" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/24).
         ...JEFF GORDON will be in New York next week to hit the talk
         show circuit, appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America,"
         "Regis and Kathie Lee," and "Charlie Rose" (N.Y. POST,
         11/22)....TOM MCMILLEN has resigned as Co-Chair of the
         President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.  On
         Tuesday, "federal agents investigating health care fraud
         raided the Washington office of one of McMillen's
         businesses" (WASHINGTON POST, 11/23)....Orioles 2B ROBERTO
         ALOMAR was on-hand during the Chase Championships to support
         MARY PIERCE.  Pierce "refused to elaborate on their
         relationship" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/23)....MIKE LUPICA, on
         Sunday's Giants-Redskins 7-7 tie: "It was a dreadful game
         ... it's the mediocrity of the league.  If you watched the
         overtime last night, it was like some horrible experience,
         like sitting through 'Cats' again" ("GMA," ABC, 11/24).
     
    

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  • WELCOME TO ROME'S JUNGLE, HE'S GOT FUN AND GAMES

              Sports talk radio host JIM ROME was profiled by Peter
         McAlevey of the L.A. TIMES MAGAZINE.  At 32, Rome "not only
         dominates the ratings in Southern California -- more than
         100,000 men, and a surprising number of women, tune into his
         show" each morning and afternoon -- "he can be heard
         virtually everywhere west of the Mississippi following his
         syndication by Premier last year.  Since January, he's more
         than tripled his affiliates to 70.  The notoriety has not
         come without a price."  But Rome "is a member of the
         otherwise leaderless Generation X and suspects that much of
         what the elder statesmen of radio complain about in his show
         is simply a case of youth envy" (L.A. TIMES, 11/23). 
    
    

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  • WOMEN BECOMING COMFORTABLE IN THE SPORTS WORKPLACE

              Under the header, "Women Finding Their Places As Big-
         League Power Brokers," Bruce Lowitt of the ST. PETERSBURG
         TIMES examined the "commonplace" of women in the upper-
         echelons of sports.  Like their male counterparts, the women
         come from backgrounds as diverse as their positions, and
         "some -- perhaps most -- have experienced the sometimes
         subtle, sometimes blatant inequities of being a woman in
         what once was almost exclusively a man's world."  ABC Sports
         VP/Programming LYDIA STEPHANS said the greatest resistance
         she meets "tends to come from men in their 50s and up who
         simply are more comfortable dealing with men."  ELIZABETH
         PRIMROSE-SMITH, IBM's Dir of Worldwide Olympic & Sports
         Sponsorships, on how women approach their jobs differently
         than men: "We look more for a long-term solution to a
         situation, look for a win on both sides.  We get frustrated
         when we can't get to that 'win-win,' when the other side is
         playing by different rules.  Guys seem to think, 'If I let
         you get an inch, I've lost a foot'" (ST. PETE TIMES, 11/23).
    
    

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