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              The XFL N.Y./NJ Hitmen named the following to their
         front office: former Nike exec PAUL MILES as
         VP/Administration; former Interbrand exec JASON DANAHY as
         Dir of Marketing; former AFL Red Dogs VP/Communications JON
         SCHWARTZ as Dir of PR; former MSG Manager of Sales &
         Services KEITH LEVIN as Dir of Sales; former Devils Staff
         Accountant GINA DURANTE as Finance Manager; former NJ Sports
         & Exposition Authority exec JAY JOHNSON as Operations
         Manager; and former Ticketmaster Senior Client Rep SCOTT
         STENBACK as Box Office Manager (Hitmen).
              OTHER MOVES: N.Y.-based NMG named ARMAND MILANESI as
         Dir of Sales and MICHAEL GALANTE as a Sales Account Exec. 
         Milanesi most recently served as Corporate Marketing Manager
         for the Nets (THE DAILY)....The WPHL named JEFF GODA as Dir
         of Ticket Sales.  Goda spent the last three years as Account
         Sales Manager for the Sharks (WPHL)....The Carolina League
         Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans named ROBERT STOCKHAUSEN as
         Corporate Sales Exec, replacing LEANN ROTHROCK.  Former
         Corporate Sales Exec KELLY SUFKA was named Dir of Client
         Relations.  Dir of Stadium Operations DREW STUART is leaving
         the team to hold the same position with the Int'l League
         Class AAA Tides (Pelicans)....Richmond Int'l Raceway named
         ROGER CURTIS as Senior Dir of Marketing & Sales.  For the
         past four years, Curtis was GM of Marketing & Sales at
         Watkins Glen Int'l Raceway (Richmond Int'l Raceway).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              TNN Motorsports announcer STEVE EVANS died of natural
         causes Wednesday in his hotel room in Las Vegas, where he
         was covering the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series.  Evans
         had been with TNN Motorsports since '83 (TNN).  TNN Dir of
         Motorsports Mark Kuchan said Evans' "legacy at TNN will
         never be forgotten" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 11/3).
              OTHER NAMES: The seventh ESPNZONE will open in the NEW
         YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO in Las Vegas next summer
         (ESPNZone)....In Atlanta, Jenn Hildreth writes that EVANDER
         HOLYFIELD appeared at Buckhead's ESPNZONE last night "to
         help introduce" the premiere of his documentary: "CHAMPION:
         A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SPORT AND BUSINESS OF BOXING AND THE
         CAREER OF EVANDER HOLYFIELD."  The film was produced and
         directed by three-time Academy Award winner JANA SUE MEMEL. 
         Holyfield's attorney and boxing management adviser, JIM
         THOMAS, said that the documentary will be shown next at film
         festivals (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/3)....Phoenix-based
         Stratford American Corp., which includes D'Backs Managing
         General Partner JERRY COLANGELO and team President RICH
         DOZER, "is joining with" Tucson-based developer Diamond
         Ventures and Colonial Development to build a 100,000-square-
         foot office project in north Scottsdale.  The new group,
         called Triway Land Investors, "intends to put up" ten
         single-story office condo buildings to be sold to individual
         users (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 11/3)....Democratic real estate
         broker ROLLIE REYNOLDS, who is running against former Univ.
         of NE football coach/GOP nominee TOM OSBORNE for the U.S.
         House of Rep. seat from NE's Third District: "I ran because
         I thought the race was going to be mostly about agriculture. 
         But instead it's been mostly about football" (DETROIT FREE
         PRESS, 11/3)....Lions Vice Chair WILLIAM CLAY FORD JR., on
         why he chose ROGER PENSKE to lead Detroit's bid for Super
         Bowl XL: "I think he's the most impressive businessman in
         the city.  Everything he touches works because of his
         personal drive and because his attention to detail is so
         exquisite.  I just love being around that guy" (DETROIT
         NEWS, 11/3).....In L.A., J.A. Adande cited singer JEFFREY
         OSBORNE as saying that his "most remarkable" NBA
         accomplishment "might have come" at a past NBA All-Star
         Weekend, when he "claims he got [DAVID STERN] to sing the
         chorus of" Osborne's "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo
         Song)."  Stern: "Absolutely.  I was very good" (L.A. TIMES,
         11/2)....76ers President Pat Croce's new book, "I FEEL GREAT
         AND YOU WILL TOO," is No. 15 on the N.Y. Times Bestseller
         List (Mult., 11/3).
    
    

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