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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).
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).