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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              The Giving Back Fund, a MA-based charity dedicated to
         helping athletes and entertainers create and manage
         charitable foundations, hired HADLEY MORASH as Dir of Client
         Relations, and EDWARD PESELMAN as Dir of Communications (THE
         DAILY)....DONNA SABINO was promoted to Dir of Strategic
         Planning & Research for SI For Kids.  She was Research
         Director (SI)....Ogden Entertainment, which manages the
         Providence, RI, Civic Center, hired SEAN MCHUGH as Marketing
         Dir (Providence JOURNAL-BULLETIN, 3/1).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              CBS's ANDY ROONEY: "My major complaint about television
         coverage of all sports events, not just the Olympics, is
         that producers don't understand how important pauses are for
         viewers. ... Television ruins it by filling in all the
         pauses with commercials or chatter from the announcers. ...
         Shut up, for gosh sakes, and let us enjoy the game!" ("60
         Minutes," 3/1)....PHILIP GUARASCIO, General Motors VP &
         GM/Marketing & Advertising for the company's North American
         operations, is profiled by Robin Pogrebin in the N.Y. TIMES. 
         Guarascio "has moved away from nitty-gritty negotiating to
         making big deals," like GM's deal with NBC Sports and the
         USOC making GM the official car & truck of the U.S. Olympic
         team through the 208 Games (N.Y. TIMES, 3/2)....WFAN ended
         its 9th annual TOMORROWS CHILDREN FUND/C.J. FOUNDATION FOR
         SIDS radiothon with a record $2.3M, including a $500,000
         contribution from AT&T (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/2)....ESPN and
         MLB Giants play-by-play announcer JON MILLER has written
         "Confessions of a Purist," scheduled to be released later
         this month.  The book is co-written by MARK HYMAN and
         published by Simon & Schuster (S.F. EXAMINER, 2/28)....BRETT
         FAVRE makes his movie debut in, "There's Something About
         Mary," playing a pro quarterback who tries to win back his
         old girlfriend, played by CAMERON DIAZ.  MATT DILLON and BEN
         STILLER also star in the film (K.C. STAR, 3/1).
    
    

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  • OLYMPIANS RETURN TO LATE NIGHT SHOWS OVER THE WEEKEND

              PICABO STREET appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Jay
         Leno on Friday.  Street, on her family: "It's not like we're
         grungy hippies that don't shower and things like that. 
         There's a lot of fallacies that can come along with that"
         (NBC, 2/27)....TNT's JIM LAMPLEY also appeared on the
         "Tonight Show."  Lampley wore his CBS Olympic credentials,
         which CBS threatened to take away if he continued doing
         Olympic reports for the "Tonight Show."  Lampley: "This is
         the credential that was threatened by a competing network. 
         It may surprise you to know that a competing network has
         such enormous interest in you, Jay" (NBC, 2/27)....TARA
         LIPINSKI was on the "Late Show" Friday.  DAVID LETTERMAN, on
         Lipinski's age, 15: "You can't even drive. ... Let me tell
         you something, you take your gold medal down to the DMV and
         see what happens.  Nothing" ("Late Show," CBS, 2/27).      
    
    

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  • POLLACK RESIGNS AS PUBLISHER OF THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY

              JEFFREY POLLACK, President & Publisher of THE SPORTS
         BUSINESS DAILY, has resigned from his position.  Pollack:
         "As reported this weekend, Times Mirror has purchased
         InterZine Productions, owner of THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY. 
         While I wish Times Mirror the best of luck and success in
         determining the future direction of THE DAILY, I have
         decided that personally it is time for me to move on to new
         challenges.  Accordingly, I am resigning as President and
         Publisher, effective immediately." 
              LOOKING BACK: Pollack created and founded THE DAILY in
         February 1994, and sold the publication to InterZine in
         September 1996.  Pollack: "When I started THE DAILY in 1994
         our goal was to create the sports industry's first daily
         trade publication and provide sports executives with a news
         service that is preeminent in its scope and perspective.  I
         believe that goal has been accomplished and I hope that, in
         the process, we have made a positive contribution to the
         sports industry.  Most importantly, over the last four
         years, I have had an opportunity to work with some wonderful
         people at THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY.  For that, I will
         always be grateful" (THE DAILY).  
    
    

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