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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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06/13/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JAMEY HORAN was named Dir of PR for the new Comcast- Spectacor RSN in Philadelphia. He will handle media and community relations for the network set to debut in October. Horan was Press Secretary for

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Milwaukee Brewers, People and Pop Culture

06/13/97
RUPERT MURDOCH THE FOCUS OF ABC'S "NIGHTLINE"

News Corp. Chair RUPERT MURDOCH was the subject of ABC''s "Nightline" last night. ABC''s Ted Koppel: "Rupert Murdoch is to the world of communications what John D. Rockefeller used to be to the world

Tags: ABC, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/12/97
THE PARTY FOR THE RED WINGS NEVER STOPS

The Red Wings'' BRENDAN SHANAHAN was on the "Tonight Show." Shanahan, on the image of hockey players: "I''m not a tough guy, but the toughest guys in the league are often the nicest guys in the league

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, NBC, People and Pop Culture

06/12/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Coliseum (Edmonton) Management Inc. Operations Manager DAN CRAIG will join the NHL''s Hockey Operations Department effective September 1. Craig will be responsible for working with each NHL building t

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, NHL, People and Pop Culture

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
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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

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