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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              SportsTicker named ROBERT BOHN as Dir of Sales &
         Marketing (SportsTicker)....PATRICK MCCABE, former West
         Coast Head of Sales for SportsChannel/MSG Networks, has
         joined the CA-based sports and entertainment company, The
         McSand Group, as Partner & co-President (The McSand
         Company). ...BRETT THACKER has been named Sports Editor of
         the San Antonio Express-News.  BARRY ROBINSON, sports editor
         since '76, will assume the role of sports department
         Administrator and Senior Reporter (S.A. EXPRESS-NEWS, 1/10).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              LAMAR HUNT was profiled by DONALD VAN DE MARK on
         "Business Unusual with Lou Dobbs."  Hunt, who owns the MLS
         Crew and Wizards, on MLS' future:  "I think it's gonna take
         off.  Even the fact that the U.S. has again qualified for
         the World Cup helps a lot" ("Business Unusual," CNN, 1/10).
              OTHER NAMES: PEYTON MANNING has signed with agent LEIGH
         STEINBERG (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/11)....HOWIE LONG's
         "Firestorm," which opened Friday, was the seventh-highest
         grossing film over the weekend, bringing in $4M overall
         (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 1/12)....O.J. SIMPSON will be
         interviewed on ESPN's "Up Close" on Thursday.  An ESPN
         source told Larry Stewart of the L.A. TIMES that there will
         be no restrictions on questions, and Simpson said, "They can
         ask me anything they want" (L.A. TIMES, 1/10)....TERRY
         PLEDGER, who won $1M at the Orange Bowl in the Gillette
         Touchdown Challenge, was a guest on the "Late Show" with
         DAVID LETTERMAN on Friday.  "Gillette" was mentioned five
         times, and the video from the FedEx Orange Bowl, with
         prominent Gillette signage, was shown ("Late Show," 1/9).
    
    

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  • TWINS MARKETING CONSULTANT PAT FORCIEA TO LEAVE POST

              Twins Sales & Marketing Consultant PAT FORCIEA "is
         leaving his $200,000 a year job."  His duties will be split
         by Dir of Corporate Marketing LAURA DAY and Dir of
         Communications DAVE ST. PETER (Sid Hartman, STAR TRIBUNE,
         1/11).  Forciea will "concentrate on his job" as the Univ.
         of MN's Men's Marketing Assistant AD.  Twins President Jerry
         Bell: "This is a bad time for Pat to leave us, but he has
         two children and it's difficult for anyone to attend 200
         events a year" (Sid Hartman, STAR TRIBUNE, 1/10).
    
    

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