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              WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: The '99 Women's World Cup Organizing
         Committee named four of its seven venue directors: SUSAN
         MARENOFF, formerly VP/Sales & Client Services at MSG, will
         run Giants Stadium; TIM LARKIN, who served as Manager of
         Stadium Ops for the Rose Bowl during World Cup '94, will
         head Foxboro Stadium;  MATT ALEXANDER, former Marketing Dir
         for the U.S. Senior Open golf championships, will handle
         Soldier Field, JIM TAYLOR, former Dir of Corporate
         Communications/Community Relations for the Trail Blazers,
         will head up the venue at Portland's Civic Stadium (WWOC).
              OTHER EXECS: The Braves extended the contract of GM
         JOHN SCHUERHOLZ through 2003.  His pact would have expired
         in '99 (Mult. 3/5)....The IHL Long Beach Ice Dogs named SKIP
         ALLUM Dir of PR.  Allum was at The Robbins Group, working on
         the Miller Lite/AVP Beach Volleyball Tour (Ice Dogs).
         ...DAVID MOSCA has been appointed VP/Sales of ANC Sports
         Enterprises. Mosca worked the last five years as Sales
         Manager for Sports Advertising Network Inc. (ANC Sports).
         ...FootAction USA named MARK LARDIE as VP/Senior Divisional
         Merchandise Manager for Footwear.  Lardie had been Exec VP/
         Merchandise Manager at Athlete's Foot since '96
         (FootAction)...."EXTRA"'s LAUREN SANCHEZ has joined the
         anchor team of Fox Sports News (FSN)....Indianapolis Motor
         Speedway named JEFF CHAPMAN as Dir of Marketing & Branding
         and JOHN KESLER and PEG CARNEY as Account Execs (IMS).

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              GE Chair JACK WELCH, NBC President BOB WRIGHT, "Today"
         co-host MATT LAUER and GREG NORMAN played a round of golf
         together in Hobe Sound, FL.  While Lauer and Wright's scores
         are unknown, Norman shot a 70 -- but lost to the 62-year old
         Welch -- who shot a 69 (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/5)....DON KING was
         robbed of his $100,000 Rolex watch at gunpoint in Mexico
         City.  King: "Had they known I was Don King, I'm confident
         they never would have stopped me" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/5).
         ....MARTINA HINGIS was a guest on the "Tonight Show."
         Hingis, who is a big basketball fan, said her favorite
         player is DENNIS RODMAN.  Leno: "I'm sure your mother would
         be thrilled if you brought home Dennis Rodman.  Look what I
         found in America, mom!" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 3/4).

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