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              BILL ACKERLEY, 37, co-President and COO of the Ackerley
         Group sports and communications group, which includes the
         Sonics and indoor soccer SeaDogs, announced his retirement,
         effective Monday.  Ackerley will spend time with his family
         and pursue other business opportunities (SEATTLE TIMES,
         5/5)....McHenry Metals has promoted BRADLEY WILHITE from
         Exec VP to President (McHenry)....Rising Star Publications,
         which publishes motor sports books, has named ERNIE SAXTON
         as VP/Marketing. Saxton had been a PR and Marketing exec at
         the company (Rising Star)....RANDY MOORE was named National
         Ad Account Manager for USA Today's Baseball Weekly.  Moore
         was a Senior Account Exec at Time Warner (MEDIAWEEK,
         5/4)....RON ROSENBAUM, former VP of WTS Int'l tennis
         division, was named Marketing Division Manager for the
         USTA/Mid-Atlantic section (TENNIS WEEK, 5/7 issue). 

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              Reebok Chair PAUL FIREMAN and Bass Pro Shops President
         JOHN MORRIS have been elected to the National Sporting Goods
         Association Sporting Goods Hall Of Fame.  They will be
         inducted at the NSGA Annual Meeting July 19 (NSGA)....Bulls
         G MICHAEL JORDAN and NFLPA Exec Dir GENE UPSHAW are listed
         in EBONY's "100+ Most Influential Black Americans" EBONY,
         5/98)....In Ottawa, Senators Chair ROD BRYDEN was named Man
         of the Year at a Consumers' Choice business award banquet
         Monday.  The Consumers' Choice awards were determined by a
         Gallup survey that polled 1,350 individuals in the Ottawa
         area early this year (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 5/5)....Scholastic
         Inc. and Lakers C SHAQUILLE O'NEAL signed a publishing deal
         to create a children's collection of "fractured" fairy tales
         aimed at readers six to nine.  "Shaq And The Beanstalk And
         Six Other Very Tall Tales" will be published by Scholastic
         in the fall of '99 (Scholastic Inc.)....Time Warner Sports
         CEO SETH ABRAHAM is highlighted in the "Workspaces" profile 
         in the WALL STREET JOURNAL.  Abraham, on his office: "I
         spend so much time in this office I want it to be fun" (WALL
         STREET JOURNAL, 5/6)....Gatorade Ad Manager LIZ BARDETTI is
         profiled in ADWEEK.  Bardetti: "A lot of people find online
         work intimidating.  But if you understand your target it's
         just one more tool in your marketing toolbox" (ADWEEK, 5/4).

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