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Volume 24 No. 114

Sports Industrialists

     The heavyweight title fight between GEORGE FOREMAN and AXEL
SCHULZ scheduled for April 22 at the Superdome has been moved to
Las Vegas, according to boxing promoter Bob Arum (New Orleans
TIMES-PICAYUNE, 1/18)....WAYNE GRETZKY, on vacationing in the
Carribean with his wife during the lockout:  "It was fun and I
enjoyed it, but I'm glad to be back working ("Tonight Show," NBC,
1/18)....Chargers RB NATRONE MEANS will be a guest on the
"Tonight Show" this evening (USA TODAY, 1/19)....MARC EDWARDS is
the new GM of SportsChannel New England, taking over for MITCHELL
FREUND who left last September (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/18)....LEONARD
"BOOGIE" WEINGLASS, one-time bidder for Baltimore's sports teams,
resigned yesterday as chair from "his now faltering company,
Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc. (Baltimore SUN, 1/19)....27
year-old DAN SHULMAN is leaving "FAN," the flagship show for
Prime Time Sports, to do the Blue Jays' play-by-play on TSN
(TORONTO STAR, 1/19)....