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              The NBA Kings named BARRY GIBSON Dir of Ticket Sales
         (N.Y. POST, 6/6)....NCAA Group Exec Dir for Membership
         Services JOHN LEAVENS and DAN CALANDRO, a Dir of the Div. I 
         Men's Basketball Championship, announced that they will leave
         the organization when it moves to Indianapolis (K.C. STAR,
         6/6)....Former MLB Cardinals PR assistant DAVE FANNUCHI will
         become Dir of Media Relations for the AZ Fall League (St.
         LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 6/6)....SCA Promotions named TOM
         FLOERCHINGER COO (SCA)....Dallas City Manager JOHN WARE will
         run an investment company financed by Stars Owner TOM HICKS. 
         Hicks Muse Tate & Furst "will entrust $500 million of capital
         in Mr. Ware to invest in Southern Dallas and other areas"
         (Todd Gillman, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/6).  

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              MAX MUHLEMAN is profiled by Leah Beth Ward in a
         CHARLOTTE OBSERVER cover story.  Muhleman "is the marketing
         maven to some of the biggest names in the business," who
         seek out Muhleman for his "disciplined, pull-no-punches
         analysis of their dreams."  Ravens Owner ART MODELL, who
         hired Muhleman to run his team's PSL campaign: "People try
         to BS you.  He doesn't."  Beth Ward: "Muhleman is anything
         but slick.  He's more like the mild-mannered uncle who knows
         more than he lets on.  He's the straight shooter who can
         make even the most egotistical team owner listen to hard
         realities."  Muhleman Marketing has run five PSL campaigns
         in the last five years and while Muhleman Marketing doesn't
         disclose revenues, Muhleman "pegged annual revenues at
         somewhere between" $1M-10M (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 6/8). 

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              Washington Sports' ABE POLLIN, on the late Washington
         Post sportswriter SHIRLEY POVICH: "There was something about
         his writing that was so very clear, so easy to follow.  It
         was nonconfrontational, no anger in it" (WASHINGTON POST,
         6/6).  ESPN's DICK SCHAAP called Povich "the consummate
         gentlemen, his prose and manner equally impeccable" ("The
         Sports Reporters," ESPN, 6/7).  In N.Y., IRA BERKOW wrote
         Povich was "considered one of the finest gentlemen in the
         sometimes inelegant world of sports" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/7).  In
         Miami, EDWIN POPE wrote, "Perspective was his game,
         liveliness his style" (MIAMI HERALD, 6/6)....During halftime
         of Game Two of the NBA Finals, MAYNARD TRUDEAU, a 74-year-old
         Bulls fan, hit his first shot of the AT&T $2M Shootout,
         taking home $250,000 (NBC, 6/5)....In Tampa, Tom McEwen
         profiled retiring NFL Senior VP/Broadcasting VAL PINCHBECK, a
         "trusted NFL executive for more than 28 years, one of even
         temper, good humor and an appreciation of the good life"
         (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 6/7)....BRAD PITT and MATT DAMON are among
         those being mentioned to play MICKEY MANTLE for a film being
         developed by Fox 2000 Pictures (Rush & Molloy, N.Y. DAILY
         NEWS, 6/8)....MAGIC JOHNSON's "The Magic Hour" debuts in
         syndication tonight at 11:30pm ET.  Johnson said the show
         will not include an opening monologue (N.Y. POST, 6/8).

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