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              Nike named ROBERT MITCHELL as East Coast PR Senior
         Manager (Nike)....The Basketball Hall Of Fame promoted DON
         GIBSON to Exec VP & COO.  Gibson was formerly Exec
         VP/Marketing & Development (Hall Of Fame)....The Bonham
         Group promoted MATT YONAN to Dir of Client Services from
         Manager of Client Services (The Bonham Group)....The Astros
         named CHUCK POOL Dir of Advertising.  He was Marketing
         Manager of NE-based Data Management Products (Astros).

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              POPE JOHN PAUL II has awarded papal knighthood to News
         Corp. Chair RUPERT MURDOCH for "unblemished character" and
         for promoting "the interest" of society, the Church and the
         Vatican (L.A. TIMES, 1/3)....In N.Y., Su Avasthi gave the
         "buzz" on January movies, which included a down arrow for
         HOWIE LONG's "Firestorm," which "looks like it'll crash and
         burn" (N.Y. POST, 1/2).....NASCAR Owner RICK HENDRICK was
         barred from any involvement with his race teams as part of
         the sentencing "for his part in the American Honda Motor Co.
         kickback scheme" (USA TODAY, 1/2)....BUSINESS WEEK named
         adidas Chair ROBERT LOUIS-DREYFUS as one of its top 25 
         Managers of the Year (BUSINESS WEEK, 1/12 issue)....The
         WNBA's SHERYL SWOOPES was named one of PEOPLE magazine's 25
         Most Intriguing People (PEOPLE, 12/22 issue)....Former NHLPA
         Exec Dir ALAN EAGLESON is "expected" to receive an 18-month
         jail sentence as part of a plea-bargain on chargers of
         racketeering, mail fraud and embezzlement.  Also, author
         RUSS CONWAY has reissued his book on the subject, "Game
         Misconduct," which includes "new information," including the
         fact that the '96 World Cup of Hockey made more money,
         C$14.7M, than "the combined profit of the five Canada Cups
         that were organized" by Eagleson (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/5).

    Print | Tags: NASCAR, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals, WNBA
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