Appointments at Turner Sports in Atlanta: MICHAEL SHAPIRO
was named VP/Business Affairs. ALLEN SELLS was named Director
Finance at Turner Sports entities....KEVIN BROCKMAN joined United
Paramount Network as VP/Media Relations. He was Director of
Publicity and Promotions at Fox TV (BROADCASTING & CABLE,
1/23)....HELENE HUTCHINSON was named Western Advertising manager
for Runner's World. She was L.A. sales manager at the magazine
(INSIDE MEDIA, 1/31 issue)....University of Mississippi
Chancellor R. GERALD TURNER is the leading candidate to become
President at SMU (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/25)....GREG BARRATT,
recently the President of Leaf Canada, was named Sr. VP/Marketing
and Sales for Leaf USA. ERIC BATY was named to Barratt's former
post (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/26).
CARLOS JAUREZ, 33 resigned as one of four full-time US
Soccer Federation national coordinators (USA TODAY, 1/26).
...FRAN TARKENTON is being sued for fraud and breach of contract
by former partners in Knowledgeware Inc. (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS,
1/25).....On Sunday, NBC will air "NBA Special: SHAQUILLE O'NEAL"
at 5:00 pm EST, hosted by Ahmad Rashad and produced by NBA