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              DEREK REISFELD has been named President of CBS New
         Media.  Reisfeld will be responsible for all of CBS's new
         media endeavors, including the joint ventures with CBS
         SportsLine and  CBS MarketWatch (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/7).
         ...TRACY SCHOENADEL has resigned as VP/Research for CT-based
         The Marment Group (THE DAILY)....TearDrop Golf Co. announced
         the following promotions: JOHN GUTELIUS to VP/North American
         Field Sales; GARY KESTER to VP/North American National
         Accounts; KEN PARKER to VP/Int'l Sales;  MISHELLE REED to
         Dir of Worldwide Marketing; KEVIN SHEEHAN to Sales Operation
         Manager (TearDrop Golf)....E. MILES PRENTICE was elected as
         the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of the NAPBL. 
         Prentice has been a member of the Board since its inception
         in '92 and has served as Vice Chair for the past two years
         (NA)....MOISES RODRIGUEZ was named Assistant, Media
         Relations and Player Records for the National League (NL).

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              MD police "are investigating" Wizards players CHRIS
         WEBBER and JUWAN HOWARD after "an unidentified woman's
         allegations of sexual assault" which "allegedly occurred
         early yesterday."  Webber and Howard attended a morning
         practice yesterday, and called the allegations "ridiculous" 
         (WASHINGTON POST, 4/7)....TARA LIPINSKI announced on NBC's
         "Today" that she is turning pro.  Lipinski: "I really miss
         being home with my dad.  And I realized after Nagano how
         important it was to me to be with my mom and dad and be all
         together."  Lipinski said he has a new book coming out
         called "Totally Tara," and that she is working with Disney
         for the animal kingdom that is opening ("Today," NBC,
         4/7)....INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. filed a lawsuit in U.S.
         District Court "seeking a declaration by the court that it
         has not infringed upon the rights of" boxing ring announcer
         MICHAEL BUFFER.  Infinity filed suit after it received a
         letter from Buffer's lawyer "demanding $195,000 for
         copyright infringement."  Infinity said that "several years
         ago," Buffer had appeared on one of its stations, N.Y.'s
         WFAN-AM, and recorded the phrase "Let's Get Ready To Rumble"
         for the station's use (AP/DETROIT NEWS, 4/7).

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