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Volume 24 No. 156
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     ACOG President BILLY PAYNE says some of the Olympic venues
are ahead of schedule: "It's all scheduled to be completed
sufficiently in advance of the games and tested with major
international events" ("CBS This Morning," 3/13). ....Walt Disney
Co.'s top TV exec, RICHARD FRANK, resigned Friday.  He will be
replaced by DENNIS HIGHTOWER, who headed Europe and Middle
Eastern Operations for Disney Consumer Products (L.A. TIMES,
3/13)....CARL HIRSH, former President of the Spectrum arena and
Spectacor Development, was named Managing Partner of Stafford
Sports Ventures (Stafford). ....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL and MICHAEL
JORDAN were ranked Nos. 1-2 as the most marketable athletes in a
poll by Sportsfan Radio Network (WASHINGTON POST, 3/13)....JULIE
FARIN has been named Promotion Director/Marketing at PR Newswire.
She was Dir of Publicity at King World Productions (VARIETY,
3/13). ....ABC's "Person of the Week" was former Negro League
player BUCK O'NEILL ("World News Tonight," 3/10).