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     CHRIS BERMAN and AL MICHAELS were voted sportscasters of the
year by the American Sportscasters Association.  Michaels was
honored for play-by-play and Berman as a studio host (WASHINGTON
POST, 10/20)....Heat Owner MICKY ARISON's Carnival Air will merge
with Mercury Air Group, a Los Angeles aviation services firm
(MIAMI HERALD, 10/19).... Many surviving Negro League players,
including HANK AARON, will be in Kansas City October 27-29 to
commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Negro League's founding
(Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)....MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, BILLIE
JEAN KING and CHRIS EVERT were feature attractions at the
Virginia Slims Legends' "Meet the Players" AIDS benefit in
Houston.  The event garnered $50,000 (HOUSTON CHRONICLE,
10/17).... ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's 6th annual list of Hollywood's
most powerful players hits newsstands Monday.  At the top of the
list is Disney Chair MICHAEL EISNER (USA TODAY, 10/20).... MIKE
TYSON has bought a house for $2.05M in Bethesda, MD.  He
reportedly plans to live there with his girlfriend MONICA TURNER
(WASHINGTON POST, 10/20)....RANDY SMITH will reportedly become
Tigers GM (WASHINGTON POST, 10/20).