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Volume 24 No. 157

Sports Industrialists

     RICHARD PARSONS, Chair & CEO of Dime Bancorp, is expected to
be named President of Time Warner today (N.Y. TIMES,
10/31)....SANFORD RILEY, CEO of Investors Group Ltd. will be
named Chair of the Winnipeg 1999 Pan-American Games Society
(WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 10/31)....DOUG ARNOT was named Dir of
Venues by ACOG.  Arnot most recently served as Exec VP of World
Cup USA (ACOG)....SYD THRIFT, longtime baseball executive, is
expected to be named director of player development for the
Orioles (Baltimore SUN, 10/29)....JOHN BROWN was promoted to Dir
of Promotion for Turner Sports Networks Sales.  He had been
Promotion Manager, Sports. ... At Rainbow, ARNOLD SCHREER was
named account executive for the SportsChannel national sales
team.  He was sports sales exec at WFAN, New York.  DENA KAPLAN
was named Dir of Advertising Sales in the Western region.  She
had been assistant sales manager (MULTICHANNEL NEWS, 10/31
issue).

     Bulls Coach PHIL JACKSON said he still thinks MICHAEL JORDAN
will return to basketball:  "I still don't think it's over."
Jordan's number will be retired Tuesday night in a ceremony that
will be nationally televised on TNT (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
10/31)....The BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE profiled LES OTTEN,
one of New England's largest ski industrialists. Otten, 45, owns
a ski resort in Maine and New Hampshire, with the purchase of a
third mountain in Vermont pending. Otten is "generally respected
in Maine as a man who has been able to prosper in a poor economy
without totally alienating environmentalist" (Edgar Allen Beem,
BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE, 10/31)....A's GM SANDY ALDERSON is
in Vietnam with "Interplast," a volunteer medical team that
travels worldwide giving free reconstructive surgery for those
who can't afford it (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/30)....New Spectator
Management Group CEO HAROLD WESTLEY called sports facilities
"economically obsolete," and "thus SMG advocates that lots of
space be given over to suites, luxury seats and ample areas where
fans can spend money on food, beverages, and souvenirs" (PHILA.
INQUIRER, 10/31).