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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              Angels VP/Sales & Marketing KEN WACHTER will leave his
         job and become Exec VP of Promotion Management Inc., a WI-
         based marketing company (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 6/1).
         ...NFLP promoted STEVE PHELPS from Senior Dir to
         VP/Corporate Sponsorships; DOUG QUINN from Dir to VP/Int'l
         Sponsorships....Former NHL licensing exec FRED SCALERA has
         left as USOC Dir of Licensing/Merchandising to take a 
         VP/Licensing job with Fruit of the Loom....Old Iron Sports &
         Entertainment named ROBERT SCHUPLER as Marketing Dir (Terry
         Lefton, BRANDWEEK, 6/1)....The ECHL Trenton franchise named
         BRIAN MCKENNA as a Special Consultant to the ownership
         group.  McKenna was most recently Exec VP & GM of the AHL
         Carolina Monarchs (ECHL Trenton)....The Globetrotters hired
         VERNON FORD as Exec VP/Sales & Marketing (Globetrotters).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              REAL QUIET jockey KENT DESORMEAUX was a guest on the
         "Tonight Show" last night.  Desormeaux said that when he was
         young he wanted to be a basketball star, not a jockey:
         "Everybody else idolizes MICHAEL JORDAN.  He ain't nothing. 
         MUGGSY BOGUES is my man" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 6/1). Real
         Quiet Owner MIKE PEGRAM owns 22 McDonald's franchises in WA
         (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/2)....Disney Chair MICHAEL EISNER's
         management style is examined by Eller & Bates in the L.A.
         TIMES, who write that "[s]ome wonder whether the company's
         corporate culture and the man at the helm ... aren't to
         blame for all the turnover at the top in recent years" (L.A.
         TIMES, 6/2)....TIGER WOODS withdrew from this weekend's
         Kemper Open yesterday due to a bad back.  Kemper Open Chair
         BEN BRUNDRED said last week that the tournament expected an
         increase in attendance of 20,000-30,000 if Woods played and
         called the news "a downer" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/2)....Former
         Univ. of MN basketball player SAM JACOBSON has become the
         first basketball client of JIM LEHMAN's Signature Sports. 
         Attorney ROB METCALF will work with the firm on basketball
         representation (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/30). 
     
    

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