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              The Sonics signed President & GM WALLY WALKER to a two-
         year contract extension, with an option for a third year
         (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 10/31)....The Indians "replaced"
         Assistant GM DAN O'DOWD with Dir of Minor League Operations
         MARK SHAPIRO.  O'Dowd "asked for permission to talk with
         other ballclubs about job openings."  Indians Owner RICHARD
         JACOBS then "voided" terms of O'Dowd's new five-year deal
         and "cut his pay" to $220,000, down from $300,000, as part
         of a new deal that runs through next year (AKRON BEACON
         JOURNAL, 10/31)....ROBIN BRAIG was named Exec VP/GM at the
         Phoenix Int'l Raceway.  Braig will be in charge of day-to-
         day operations, "freeing" President BUDDY JOBE to "spend
         more time in other areas."  Braig was hired by Int'l
         Speedway Corp. in August after being A-B's Dir of Sports
         Marketing (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 10/31)....The Brewers named TOM
         GAUSDEN VP/General Counsel (Mult., 11/1)....TODD MUSBURGER
         will represent CHET COPPOCK.  Coppock has "retained" MIKE
         SIEGEL as his personal attorney (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/30).

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              The FINANCIAL TIMES' Michael Thompson-Noel reported
         that Romania's ALEXANDRU SIPERCO, the "longest-serving IOC
         member," died last week.  Siperco was an IOC member for 43
         years.  Thompson-Noel: "Father Time's scythe is cutting into
         [the IOC's] ranks, so reform could be on the way.  Or not"
         (FINANCIAL TIMES, 11/1)....NFL Dir of Football Development
         GENE WASHINGTON bought the Sag Harbor, NY, home of composer
         MARVIN HAMLISCH for a reported $515,000 (N.Y. POST, 11/1).
         ...After being arrested on charges of purchasing cocaine,
         checking himself into a drug rehab center and filing for
         personal bankruptcy, LAWRENCE TAYLOR met with OLIVER STONE
         and auditioned for a role in Stone's film, "On Any Given
         Sunday."  Taylor's marketing rep MARK LEPSELTER: "They had
         some concerns, which they asked about, but I really think
         he'll be Mr. Reliable for them" (N.Y. POST, 10/31). 

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