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              Moves at Nike Golf: MIKE KELLY has accepted the newly
         created position of Dir of Communications for Nike Golf. 
         Kelly was Dir of Communications for Taylor Made.  STAN
         GRISSINGER was named Category Product Dir of Golf Equipment.
         He previously worked as Business Manager for the golf ball
         division of Maxfli.  HECTOR HERNANDEZ has been named Senior
         Apparel Designer for Nike Golf's men's line (Nike Golf).
         ..The 49ers named KEITH LENHART as VP & CFO.  He replaces
         BILL DUFFY, who resigned to become Exec VP/Administration
         for the Bills last week (N.Y. TIMES, 5/9)....KY sportscaster
         KENNY RICE is leaving WTVQ-ABC to become a full-time
         freelance reporter with ESPN (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER, 5/8). 
         
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              In a speech at the U.N. on Friday, TED TURNER ended his
         feud with RUPERT MURDOCH.  Turner: "I'm not gonna hate
         anybody.  I won't even hate Rupert Murdoch.  I'm not gonna
         hate him from this moment on.  And that's a pretty difficult
         thing to do" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/8)....MLB player agent
         RON SHAPIRO was profiled by Richard Justice of the
         WASHINGTON POST.  Justice: "Shapiro has been so successful
         that he now spends much of his professional time speaking to
         corporations on his philosophies of negotiations, which are
         outlined in a new book, 'The Power of Nice'" (WASHINGTON
         POST, 5/9)....No Limit Sports Managing Dir LELAND HARDY
         secured rights to the Web URL "Newyork.com" in '94.  Hardy:
         "I've been offered millions for the name.  ... [It will] be
         as big as Amazon.com.  It's the kind of opportunity we can
         offer clients that no one else can" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS,
         5/9)....PAUL LEVY, a Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter, is
         suing former Fox broadcaster JERRY GLANVILLE and Fox Sports
         Inc., claiming Glanville "failed to exercise care in driving
         the motorcycle" inside the Metrodome before a Vikings game
         last November 8th.  Levy, suffered arm and shoulder injuries
         and has been in physical therapy since the incident (AP,
         5/7)...On "The Tonight Show" with JAY LENO, actress KERI
         RUSSELL of "Felicity" said that she was an Avalanche fan and
         enjoyed the NHL because "it's like football with dancing,
         because they're so graceful.  I think it's a great sport." 
         Leno then presented Russell with a "hockey kit" that
         contained an Avalanche jersey, a bottle of fake blood and a
         Ziploc bag with "actual teeth knocked out" of a player's
         mouth (NBC, 5/7)....Predators captain TOM FITZGERALD read
         "The Top 10 Nashville Predator Pick-up Lines" during the
         "Late Show" with DAVID LETTERMAN. No. 3) "Our sport may not
         be as cool as baseball, basketball, football, boxing, golf
         or soccer, but I still make a ton of green" (CBS, 5/7).
    
    

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