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Volume 24 No. 117

Sports Industrialists

     HAROLD WESTLEY, Jr. has been elected president and CEO of
Spectacor Management Group (SMG).  He had been exec VP and chief
financial officer since May of '93.  SMG is the nation's largest
facility management company (Spectacor)....
National Cycle League founder PETER O'NEILL has been "stripped"
of most of his responsibilities by the NCL Board and replaced by
Portland landowner and attorney JOHN BILLINGTON.  Cycling
Columnist Mark Evangelista writes that O'Neil was met "with a
task that no one wanted -- bringing cycling to the masses with a
gimicky format" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/27)....Sara Lee Corp.,
Champion sports apparel's parent company, has named JUDITH
SPRIESER Senior VP and CFO.  She succeeds MICHAEL MURPHY, who
remains Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer and a director.
Former Corporate Development VP STEVEN STANBROOK will take
Sprieser's former position as President and CEO of Sara Lee
Bakery North America (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/28).

     KMart Corp. is considering hiring R.H. Macy & co. Chair
MYRON ULLMAN as President and COO.  The company is "under
pressure from stockholders" to hire a second leader with current
Chair, President and CEO JOSEPH ANTONINI (WALL STREET JOURNAL,
10/28)....USA Hockey has nominated GUY HEBERT and ERIN WHITTEN,
'94 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, for the U.S. Olympic
Committee's SportsMan and SportsWoman of the Year Award (USA
Hockey)....GLENN ROBINSON will not be the richest man from Gary,
IN even if he gets a $100M contract.  MICHAEL JACKSON holds that
title (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/28)....This morning's L.A. TIMES
profiles Walt Disney Senior Exec VP SANFORD LITVACK who is
"invisible to Wall Street" but has emerged as a "de facto second
in command" to Chair MICHAEL EISNER (L.A. TIMES, 10/28).... CNN's
Fred Hickman said "it is being reported in Chicago" that MICHAEL
JORDAN will be promoted to Triple A Nashville next season.
("Sports Tonight," CNN, 10/27)....CHRIS EVERT spoke with Barbara
Walters this morning concerning a tournament she will host this
weekend to raise money to fight drug abuse and to help abused and
neglected children in South Florida ("Good Morning America," ABC,
10/28).