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Volume 24 No. 158

Sports Industrialists

     Sixers Dir of Player Personnel GENE SHUE has also been named
assistant GM (PHILA. INQUIRER, 9/17)....Orioles owner PETER
ANGELOS approved the consideration of assistant GM DOUG MELVIN in
Rangers President TOM SCHIEFFER's "very preliminary search" to
replace TOM GRIEVE (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 9/17)....The Orioles own
staffing changes might include switching GM ROLAND HEMOND to vice
chair and bumping assistant GM FRANK ROBINSON to GM.   (Baltimore
SUN, 9/18)....Event operations manager SCOTT KIRKPATRICK has been
made VP at Kemper Sports Marketing (CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS,
9/12 issue).

     It's official, ANDY MacPHAIL took the helm of the Cubs as
president and CEO. CNN's Fred Hickman on the Cubs hiring of
MacPhail: "There are reports indicating that some current members
of the Cubs organization could go, including GM Larry Himes, and
field manager Tom Trebelhorn" ("Sports Tonight," 9/9).....MARK
LaNEVE has been named director of advertising and market planning
for GM's Cadillac Motor Car Division.  He formerly was Cadillac's
dir. of merchandising (AD AGE, 9/12)....Former Kings GM NICK
BEVERLEY was named director of player personnel for the Maple
Leafs (L.A. TIMES, 9/11)....JONATHAN MILLER, VP of program
planning and development at NBC Sports has been promoted to
senior VP of sports programming at the network (INSIDE MEDIA, 9/7

     The World League of American Football appointed MARC
LORY as its President and CEO.  The WLAF is scheduled to resume
in April after a two year hiatus (THE DAILY, 9/14). ....PAUL
FARNSWORTH was named coordinating producer of The Golf Channel.
He was producer for HBO Sports and Madison Square Garden
(ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 9/12 issue)....TERRY RYAN was named the next
GM of the Twins, with BILL SMITH continuing as the assistant GM
(Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/14).....Eagles VP SUZI BRAMAN,
daughter of former owner NORMAN BRAMAN, resigned her position
yesterday to pursue "her own business ventures."  Braman was in
charge of corporate sponsorship (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 9/14).

     Bruce McNall, the former owner of the L.A. Kings and Toronto
Argonauts, "repeatedly invoked the fifth amendment" when asked
during a bankruptcy proceeding if he had secreted funds overseas.
When questioned if he had transferred large sums of money to bank
accounts in Switzerland, England, and Liechtenstein, McNall chose
not to answer (Jim Tranquada, L.A. DAILY NEWS, 9/17).  McNall is
mired in "bankruptcy proceedings and the FBI is looking into his
role in the disappearance of $3.3M in ancient coins from a fund
he managed" (Sallie Hofmeister, NEW YORK TIMES, 9/19).

     GARY MCCORD -- banned by the Masters two weeks ago as a CBS
golf commentator -- plans to "practice my butt off" to qualify
for the Masters as a player (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL,
9/10)....FINANCIAL TIMES' Keith Wheatley detailed Int'l Amateur
Athletic Federation president PRIMO NEBIOLO's attempts to succeed
IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch (FINANCIAL TIMES,
9/10)....CNN's "Pinnacle" profiled IMG CEO Mark McCormack,
"sports' first super agent" (CNN, 9/11).

      CHARLES BARKLEY plans to run for governor of Alabama as a
Republican in four years and has sought support from RUSH
planning to return to the tennis tour in October. She has
requested wild cards for two tournaments in Germany" (Robin
Roberts, "SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/13)....     BERNARD MARCUS,
Chair and CEO of Home Depot was interviewed on CNN's Moneyline.
"Our key was we told people you didn't want to just maintain your
house, you wanted to do something better to it" ("Moneyline,"
9/13)....JOSE CANSECO will head up a campaign to raise toys and
sports equipment for Cuban raft children currently detained in
Cuba and Panama.  Canseco will coordinate a telethon on a Miami
Spanish-language radio station and deliver the toys October 6
("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/13).

     In a "Sports Center" interview, JIM BROWN expressed
disapproval of the NFL's "embarassing pension plan" and lack of
conversation about retired players (ESPN, 9/18)....In New York,
Gary Myers reports on NFLPA Exec Dir GENE UPSHAW'S new six-year,
$6M contract.  Upshaw was recently re-elected to a 30-year term,
but his contract covers employment for six years.  He made about
$500,000 a year under his previous deal (N.Y. DAILY NEWS,
9/18)....PETE ROZELLE was interviewed in the N.Y. TIMES.  Asked
what the biggest change in pro football was: "It's obviously more
litigious."  Asked why an antitrust exemption would be so
important to the NFL: "The exemption would be wonderful because
of the unique status of a sports league -- you have to have rules
to run a sports league" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/18)....U.S. NEWS profiles
Cowboys owner JERRY JONES.  Jones recently "angered" some other
NFL owners by suggesting each franchise market its own logo and
retain part of the profits.  Browns owner ART MODELL argues NFL
licensing forms many national ad campaigns and Jones' plan would
allow advertisers to invest in individual markets, eventually
fragmenting the league's national TV contract.  Jones also upset
owners by signing corporate sponsorships to allow "exclusive
access" to his players and team facilities.  Jones doesn't intend
to share this money because the logo is not directly involved.
Broncos owner PAT BOWLEN calls Jones' move a "grey area" that the
"league is going to have to address" (U.S. NEWS, 9/26 issue).