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              ANDREW VEDLITZ was named Account Supervisor at ProServ
         Consulting.  Vedlitz comes from Chicago-based WCJ Event
         Marketing (ProServ)....JOHN STILLSON has been promoted from
         Promotions Coordinator to Manager of Advertising &
         Promotions at SportsChannel FL (SCFL)....The USOC has four
         promotions in the Int'l Games Preparation Division: STEVE
         SAYE was named Associate Dir of Int'l Games Preparation;
         GARY MOY was named Manager, Games Operations; BRIAN
         DOUGHERTY was named Games Publications Coordinator; and Dir
         of Games Operations DOUG INGRAM will assume additional
         duties as part of the restructuring of the Division (USOC).

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              Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY was named The Sporting News' NBA
         Executive of the Year.  Embry won the award in '91-92 as
         well (The Sporting News)....A MD judge has barred Wizards F
         CHRIS WEBBER from driving in the state for 120 days,
         "punishing him for refusing to submit a blood sample"
         following a January incident in which he was pulled over and
         a police officer "concluded he was driving under the
         influence of marijuana."  Webber faces a separate trial this
         year on criminal charges arising from the incident,
         including assault, resisting arrest and marijuana
         possession.  Webber's attorneys said they will appeal the
         driving ban (WASHINGTON POST, 5/12)....HERBERT MIDDLETON, a
         member of the Phillies' partnership, died yesterday.  No
         further details were announced (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS,
         5/12)....ALAN EAGLESON "has been cleared of a misconduct
         charge in jail," according to his lawyer, Brian Greenspan
         (GLOBE & MAIL, 5/12)....NCAA Deputy Exec Dir TOM JERNSTEDT
         will speak this afternoon at the Univ. of OR's Warsaw Sports
         Marketing Center (THE DAILY). ...CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN:
         "Woolworth's has purchased The Sports Authority, so now
         whenever you need to pick up some Nikes, you can also get
         yourself a cheeseburger and a parakeet" ("Late Show," 5/11).

    Print | Tags: CBS, NBA, NCAA, Philadelphia Phillies, People and Pop Culture, The Sports Authority, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures

              CA-based Seaver Marketing Group will bring together
         sports industry execs for two days of intensive training at
         HITTS '98, to be held July 25-26 at the Doubletree Hotel and
         Conference Resort in St. Louis, MO.  HITTS, which stands for
         High Intensity Training in Team Sports, is sponsored by the
         U.S. Postal Service and will feature presentations from
         Magic Exec VP PAT WILLIAMS, Guerilla Group President ORVILLE
         RAY WILSON, Game Face Marketing President ROB CORNILLES, K&A
         Sports Marketing Communications President DAVID KOROBKIN and
         Franklin-Covey Dir of Sports Marketing JAY ABRAHAM.  Further
         information on HITTS '98, including registration
         instructions, can be found at its official Web site at or by contacting Seaver
         Marketing Group's Kurtis Katz at 619-469-4101 (HITTS).

    Print | Tags: Orlando Magic, People and Pop Culture, Wilson Sporting Goods
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