Northwest Entertainment Group recently hired JOHN CHAPPLE
who took over as President and COO. NEG owns the Canucks,
Grizzlies, and the GM Place. Chapple is a close associate of
JOHN MCCAW, Jr., the Seattle billonaire who purchased majority
control of NEG three months ago. NEG Chair ARTHUR GRIFFITHS
confirmed the appointment yesterday and said the group is looking
to change their name. Griffiths: "The one we have doesn't quite
cut it" (Neil Campbell, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/31).