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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              USA Network Founder, Chair & CEO KAY KOPLOVITZ said she
         was leaving the company.  BARRY DILLER, whose HSN Inc.
         agreed to acquire USA Network last October, is expected to
         assume direct control (N.Y. TIMES, 4/9)....The '99 FIFA
         Women's World Cup Organizing Committee named two more Venue
         Directors, hiring HEATHER QUINN to run DC's Jack Kent Cooke
         Stadium and RICHARD MUSCHELL to oversee S.F.'s venue
         operations at both Spartan Stadium and Stanford Stadium. 
         Quinn was a consultant for the Davis Cup. Muschell was the
         Warriors Dir of Premium Seat Marketing (WWC)....SHARON FANTO
         was named General Sales Manager at Fox Sports Detroit. 
         Fanto was VP/GSM at Fox KTBC and KVC in Austin, TX (FSD).
    
    

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  • HAS GUN, WILL TRAVEL: SWITZER AIMS FOR ROLES IN HOLLYWOOD

              Former Cowboys coach BARRY SWITZER has signed with
         creative manager STEVEN FENTON and has met with producers
         MIKE TOLLIN and ROBERT WUHL of "Arli$$," who will write an
         episode of their show around Switzer, according to Michael
         Fleming of DAILY VARIETY.  Tollin "also has brought him into
         a cameo role" as a high school football coach in the MTV/
         Paramount film, "Varsity Blues."  Switzer will also try "to
         package his bestselling memoirs, 'The Bootlegger's Boy' as a
         movie."  Switzer is also looking into hosting a talk show
         and is planning to write another book on football.  Fenton
         called Switzer "the most dynamic speaker I've ever heard. 
         He's the Marlboro man" (DAILY VARIETY, 4/9).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              EDDIE VEDDER is among the guest conductors at Wrigley
         Field as part of a season-long tribute to HARRY CARAY
         (Mult., 4/8)....Celtics Coach RICK PITINO, on MSG President
         DAVE CHECKETTS: "I heard Dave Checketts said heads will role
         if the Knicks don't make the playoffs.  There's good
         pressure and there's bad pressure.  What he applied was bad
         pressure" (N.Y. POST, 4/9)....Bulls Chair JERRY REINSDORF
         told MICHAEL SNEED in Chicago that First Lady HILLARY RODHAM
         CLINTON has hung an autographed jersey of DENNIS RODMAN in
         her White House bedroom (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 4/9)....In
         Philadelphia, Stan Hochman reviews "My Giant," and writes
         that GHEORGHE MURESAN "steals the movie" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY
         NEWS, 4/9)....The annual GIVAT HAVIVA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
         GALA DINNER -- where MUHAMMAD ALI will receive the '98
         Haviva Reik Award -- will take place Tuesday, April 21 at
         the N.Y. Sheraton Hotel's Imperial Ballroom.  DICK SCHAAP is
         among the guests.  Ticket information can be obtained from
         the Haviva Foundation's N.Y. office (THE DAILY).
    
    

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