SBD/27/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              American Skiing Chair LES OTTEN will join the board of
         the Conservation Law Foundation, a Boston-based
         environmental group (USA TODAY, 5/26)....Former ACOG CEO
         BILLY PAYNE resigned yesterday as Vice Chair of NationsBank. 
         He will become Chair of Orcestrate.com, a new subsidiary of
         GA-based Premiere Technologies.  Payne will work with his
         son, PORTER, who has a "strategic partnership" with Premiere
         (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/26)....Kaleidoscope Sports &
         Entertainment named BARRY SCHWARTZ VP/Media Properties &
         Exec VP of Kaleidoscope Entertainment.  Schwartz was
         President of JMS Creative Media (KS&E). 
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              CBS Sports President SEAN MCMANUS married TRACY LYNNE
         TORRE on Saturday in Westport, CT (N.Y. TIMES, 5/24)....An
         ad for the MICHAEL JORDAN SENIOR FLIGHT SCHOOL appeared in
         the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.  Held in Las Vegas from
         September 3-6, the 35 and older camp costs $15,000 per
         person (THE DAILY)....The N.Y. POST's "Page Six" cited an
         "insider" yesterday who said that Yankees Owner GEORGE
         STEINBRENNER told SS DEREK JETER "a few weeks ago to cool it
         with MARIAH [CAREY], or else."  Steinbrenner spokesperson
         HOWARD RUBENSTEIN: "George never gets involved in the
         personal lives of his players" (N.Y. POST, 5/26).....In
         N.Y., Meier & Smith examined the financial situation of MIKE
         TYSON, who has filed suit against DON KING and his former
         managers.  Meier & Smith: "It is not clear whether Tyson's
         claims will ever go to trial. ... Tyson, despite all his
         problems, remains the sport's biggest draw.  The question
         that remains is who will share the bounty with him" (N.Y.
         TIMES, 5/24)....The COLUMBUS DISPATCH ran a three-part
         series on JACK NICKLAUS's business empire Sunday through
         Tuesday (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 5/24-26)....In N.Y., Kirk
         Johnson examined the academic field of sports studies, and
         wrote, "Sport is now regarded by social scientists as a lens
         on human behavior, by economists as a growth industry and by
         feminists as a vehicle for examining and challenging sexual
         roles.  Perhaps most important, it is being embraced by
         growing numbers of students" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/23). 
              
    

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