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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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10/31/96
NAME IN THE NEWS

When NASCAR legend RICHARD PETTY announced his run for NC Secretary of State, other NC GOPers "cheered" his entry and hoped his popularity would "sweep other party loyalists into office." Now some Rep

Tags: NASCAR, People and Pop Culture

10/31/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The AVP promoted DAVID ALEXANDER to Assistant VP/Tournament Productions. Alexander served as the AVP''s Dir/Marketing Services during the ''96 season (AVP)....DALE COXE has been named Assistant Dir/Ma

Tags: People and Pop Culture

10/30/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NHL Oilers Owner PETER POCKLINGTON has reportedly made a C$27.7M bid on behalf of his private holding company, Pocklington Financial, to acquire full control of margarine producer Canbra Foods, Ltd. o

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, NBC, New England Patriots, NHL, People and Pop Culture

10/30/96
LETTERMAN TO KING GEORGE: NO MOVE OR ENCOUNTER WRATH OF DAVE

Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER was the lead guest on "Late Show" with DAVID LETTERMAN last night. Letterman to Steinbrenner, noting Manager JOE TORRE had been soaked with champagne by Yankee player

Tags: CBS, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

10/30/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PAUL ABRAMSON was named Nat''l Account Manager for Professional Sports Publications (PSP), while DOUG KIMMEL was appointed Manager of Marketing/Promotions for PSP Marketing, Inc. (PSP)....The Marlins

Tags: Miami Marlins, Madison Square Garden, People and Pop Culture

10/29/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

T-Wolves'' 20-year-old KEVIN GARNETT presented President Clinton with a souvenir Wolves jersey at the Target Center yesterday. Wolves Coach Flip Saunders: "Kevin said to me, ''How many kids get to mee

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Timberwolves, New England Patriots, New York Jets, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

10/29/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MELISSA STARK was hired by ESPN as the host of Scholastic Sports America. Stark previously worked as a producer/reporter at RSN HTS covering the Bullets, Orioles and Capitals (ESPN)....LPGA Tour golfe

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, LPGA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

10/29/96
YANKS ON DAVE

Several members of the Yankees, including JIM LEYRITZ, BERNIE WILLIAMS and WADE BOGGS, made cameo appearances on "Late Show" with David Letterman last night. The players stood on stage, greeted by a s

Tags: CBS, New York Mets, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

10/28/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Advantage Int''l promoted LISA MURRAY to VP. She will supervise all aspects of service to several clients in the company''s Partnerships Division (Advantage Int''l)....MAUREEN LYNN has been named Nati

Tags: People and Pop Culture

10/28/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

TIGER WOODS was ABC''s "Person of the Week" last week. ABC''s Forrest Sawyer: "Once or twice in a generation along comes a young person who can do something so astounding everyone stops to pay attenti

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBC, NFL, San Antonio Spurs, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

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