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              ROBERT MULCAHY will remain as NJ Sports & Exposition
         Authority President.  He had been mentioned by NJ Gov.
         CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN for the AD's post at Rutgers Univ. 
         But Mulcahy plans to remain at the NJSEA indefinitely, a
         spokesperson said (N.Y. TIMES, 1/31)....The '99 FIFA Women's
         World Cup Organizing Committee has named its advisory board. 
         Members include Atlantic Records Founder AHMET ERTEGUN;
         General Motors VP PHIL GUARASCIO; Hunt Sports President
         LAMAR HUNT; former Secretary of State HENRY KISSINGER;
         Patriots VP JONATHAN KRAFT; MLS Revolution player ALEXI
         LALAS; Women's Sports Foundation Exec Dir DONNA LOPIANO; A-B
         VP/Corporate Media & Sports Marketing TONY PONTURO; ABC &
         ESPN broadcaster ROBIN ROBERTS; former Secretary of the
         Treasury and USOC President WILLIAM SIMON SR.; NBA VP/Int'l

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              PAUL ALLEN was interviewed in the Portland OREGONIAN on 
         Saturday.  Allen, on owning an NFL team compared to an NBA
         team: "I didn't realize there are many more people who
         follow the NFL than the NBA.  There are just a lot of people
         who watch games on TV wherever they are, and there is more
         regional support for the NFL here" (OREGONIAN, 1/31)....The
         ethics of sports agents and college athletes were examined
         by CNN's NICK CHARLES on "Page 1."  Charles: "They are
         number one on the NCAA's hit list.  A group responsible for
         untold instances of misconduct among college athletes"
         ("Page 1," CNN, 1/31)....Former investment advisor JOHN
         GILLETTE JR. was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and
         ordered to pay $11.8M plus interest "in restitution to the
         professional athletes he bilked" (Mult., 2/2).....MARIO
         ANDRETTI guest starred on NBC's "Pretender" on Saturday
         night (THE DAILY)....DENNIS CRAWFORD of TN, who won $1M by
         kicking a 35-yard field goal in "Hershey's $1 Million Kick"
         at the Pro Bowl yesterday, was featured this morning on
         ABC's "GMA," outfitted in Hershey gear (THE DAILY).

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