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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              Olympic gold medal winner BRUCE JENNER was named Dir of
         Promotional Marketing for Allegiance Telecom.  He will also
         serve as commercial spokesperson (AD AGE, 4/23)....A-B
         promoted STEVE ULINE to Group Dir/Sports Marketing and Bud
         Sports.  Uline served as Dir of Bud Sports for the past five
         years (A-B)....Hurricanes GM JIM RUTHERFORD will hand his
         "administrative duties" to DEAN JORDAN, who is leaving his
         job as Exec VP with the NHL Panthers. Jordan will handle all
         arena, marketing, financial, ticketing and merchandising
         issues, while Rutherford will "concentrate full-time on the
         hockey operations" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 4/23)....FL
         Citrus Sports (FCS), which runs the CompUSA FL Citrus Bowl,
         named former FCS President MARSHALL VERMILLION as its Game
         Chair for the '99 Bowl.  HARVEY MASSEY was elected President
         of FCS.  Walt Disney World Senior VP/Ops & Services BILL
         O'TOOLE was voted the President-Elect (FCS)....DONNA DOHERTY
         has left as Editor of Tennis Magazine, and has been replaced
         by MARK WOODRUFF, who was Assistant Managing Editor of
         Rolling Stone (TENNIS WEEK, 4/23 issue).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              On Tuesday, THE DAILY listed TOTAL SPORT magazine's Top
         10 Best Female Bodies, as voted upon by its readers.  The
         Top 5 Best Male Bodies were: 1) LINFORD CHRISTIE 2) EVANDER
         HOLYFIELD 3) LENNOX LEWIS 4) COLIN JACKSON and 5) STEVE
         REDGRAVE (TOTAL SPORT, 4/98 issue)....Stars C MIKE MODANO
         was featured by ESPN's Shelley Smith in a "SportsCenter"
         cover story entitled "Star Struck."  Having modeled Armani
         and posed for Cosmopolitan magazine, Smith said, "Mike
         Modano might be hockey's heartthrob."  Modano, on his cover
         boy status: "I get razzled from the guys about it, and I'm
         razzled about all those magazine shoots, but they're fun. I
         don't mind doing them" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/22)....DALE
         EARNHARDT will be a guest voice on the May 3 episode of
         Fox's "King of the Hill" (USA TODAY, 4/23)....NFL Oilers
         Owner BUD ADAMS donated $100,000 to support repair efforts
         in the wake of the tornadoes which struck Nashville last
         week.  The NFL matched his donation (USA TODAY, 4/23).
         ...ESPN's CHRIS BERMAN was the main speaker at the sold-out
         Univ. of Calgary sports banquet last night.  Attendees paid
         $125 a ticket (CALGARY SUN, 4/23)....Univ. of Kansas F PAUL
         PIERCE signed with CA-based agent AARON GOODWIN, while his
         former teammate RAEF LAFRENTZ signed with DC-based DAVID
         FALK of F.A.M.E. (K.C. STAR, 4/23).
    
    

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