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              The Pacers announced several promotions within the
         organization: DAVID KAHN was promoted to GM; BOB METELKO to
         Senior VP/Corporate Administration & Finance; DALE RATERMANN
         to Senior VP/Marketing;  RICK FUSON to Senior VP/Facilities;
         BILLY KNIGHT to Senior VP/Basketball; KATHY JORDAN to
         VP/Communications; LARRY TAYLOR to VP/Management Information
         Resources; DOUG MCKEE VP/Controller; RICH KAPP VP/Facility
         Services & Merchandising; EDDIE GROVER to VP/Facility
         Operations; HARRY JAMES to VP/Facility Administration; JEFF
         BOWEN to VP/Scheduling Production Services; COLLEEN MOORE to
         Dir of Human Resources; TOM RUTLEDGE to Dir of Event
         Production; TERRY STEWART to Box Office Dir; BOB SHORTER to
         Dir of Facility Safety/Crowd Management; LARRY JACKSON to
         Facility Safety & Crowd Management Coordinator; and LAURA
         KELLY to Box Office Manager (THE DAILY).
              OTHER MOVES: GARY DARCY has been named VP/Marketing for
         the NHRA.  He was most recently in marketing and sales at
         health car company Allergan Inc. (INDIANAPOLIS STAR/NEWS,
         7/17)....The Senators promoted PHIL LEGAULT to VP/
         Communications from Dir of Media Relations.  The team also
         promoted MORGAN QUARRY from Assistant Dir of Media Relations
         to Dir of Media Relations, and hired STEVE KEOUGH as Manager
         of Media Relations.  Keough was most recently Dir of Media
         and PR with the AAA Ottawa Lynx (Senators)....Former ski
         racer, and Boston Univ. MBA student LISA IRELAN has been
         hired as Dir of Operations for MA-based The Giving Back Fund,
         which establishes and maintains charitable foundations for
         pro athletes and entertainers (The Giving Back Fund).

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              VP AL GORE stopped by Turner Field before last night's
         Brewers-Braves game and joined the teams on the field during
         batting practice (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 7/17)....ANNA
         KOURNIKOVA, who withdrew from the A&P Tennis Classic in
         Mahwah, NJ, showed up at the event yesterday and "schmoozed
         with fans" before she "zoomed away for a late night out in
         Manhattan with her 'friend' [Red Wings C] SERGEI FEDOROV"
         (N.Y. POST, 7/17)....A gallery of about 2,000 followed SE RI
         PAK at yesterday's JAL Big Apple Classic first round.  In
         N.Y., Dave Anderson: "Mostly they were people of Asian
         backgrounds -- men, women, teen-agers and children -- but
         there were many white and black men, women, teen-agers and
         children" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/17)....In KY, Democrat KEN LUCAS is
         "using a pair of innocuous legislative votes to paint" GOP
         State Sen. JAY WILLIAMS as "Anti-NASCAR" in the congressional
         district race.  Williams voted against two bills honoring
         NASCAR's "legends," including DARRELL WALTRIP.  Williams says
         there was a "clerical error" made when the votes were taken. 
         Ground is being broken on JERRY CARROLL's new $130M KY track
         on Saturday (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 7/17). 

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