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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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06/12/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

L.A.-based attorney JOHNNIE COCHRAN has registered with the NBPA as a player rep. His Cochran Sports Group will work with Denver-based agent LAMONT SMITH (David Aldridge, ESPN SportsZone, 6/12)....JIM

Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/11/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PepsiCo announced personnel for its soon-to-be-spun-off $20B restaurant group. MIKE RAWLINGS, former President of DDB Needham Worldwide, Dallas, was named President - Chief Concept Officer for Pizza H

Tags: PepsiCo, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

06/11/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MAGIC JOHNSON''s on-air "sidekick" when he launches his new late-night talk show early next year will be comic BARRY SOBEL (N.Y. POST, 6/11)....STEFFI GRAF had surgery on her left knee yesterday and i

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NBC, New York Yankees, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, YankeeNets

06/11/97
PETER ANGELOS: BALTIMORE'S ONE-MAN CONGLOMERATE?

Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS''s recent business plans, which include the construction of a "massive" Grand Hyatt on a "prime" city-owned lot across from Camden Yards, are "only the latest in a series o

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, People and Pop Culture

06/10/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In N.Y., gossip columnist Cindy Adams writes that DENNIS RODMAN "may play himself in an ABC-TV movie" (N.Y. POST, 6/10)....The REICHMANN family of Toronto has "proposed building a vast $1 billion ente

Tags: ABC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/10/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Penske Motorsports named GREGORY PENSKE as President & CEO. He replaces RICHARD PETERS who is leaving to start another company (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/10)....IL-based Racing Champions, manufacturer of

Tags: AHL, Chicago Bears, Int'l Speedway Corp., Canucks Sports and Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals

06/09/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

STEVE VANDERPOOL has resigned as VP/Communications at the CISL to become Dir of PR at the ''99 FIFA Women''s World Cup Organizing Committee (THE DAILY)....Fox Sports Net (FSN) named DAN FAWCETT as Sen

Tags: News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

06/09/97
FORMER DIRECTOR OF NBC SPORTS NATHANSON PASSES AWAY

TED NATHANSON, whose career as a TV director included 13 Super Bowls and 21 Wimbledon Championships, died Friday in New York at 72, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Nathanson directed

Tags: MLB, NHL, People and Pop Culture

06/09/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CAL RIPKEN JR. is donating $25,000 to literacy programs in each of the ten cities in which he is promoting his book, "The Only Way I Know" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 6/9)....The City of Green Bay will drop b

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, New York Yankees, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/06/97
OH THOSE WONDROUS DAYS OF BARGAINING AND ROSE GARDEN TRIPS

"Several U.S. congressmen have taken issue with some of the quotes attributed to them by former Secretary of Labor ROBERT REICH in his recently released memoir, ''Locked in the Cabinet,''" according t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, MLB, People and Pop Culture

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