SBD/1/Sports Industrialists


          ABC News CEO ROONE ARLEDGE announced Friday that after
     21 years "he would turn over leadership" to the division's
     President, DAVID WESTIN, starting on Monday.  Arledge, on
     his legacy: "ABC Sports hardly existed when I first started,
     and I built it into the greatest sports television
     organization there had ever been, at its peak" (N.Y. TIMES,
     5/30).  Arledge will remain Chair of ABC News and add the
     title of ABC Inc. Senior VP ("Business Center," CNBC, 5/29). 
     Arledge will also continue as Dir of ESPN (N.Y. POST, 5/30).
          OTHER MOVES: Ascent Sports announced the following
     promotions: PAUL ANDREWS was promoted from Dir of Ticket
     Sales to VP/Ticket Sales & Operations; TAMARA MCMILLAN from
     Community Relations Assistant to Community Funds Manager;
     DAN SWEENEY from Sales Consultant to Ticket Sales Manager;
     CHE VIALPONDO from Season Ticket Holder Rep to Sales
     Consultant; CHRISTY BAIRD from Game Operations Coordinator
     to Promotions Manager and KIM ERWIN from Games Operations
     Coordinator to Community Events Manager.  Also, HARLAN
     HENDRICKSON was named an Entertainment Coordinator (Ascent).

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