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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

     ANDREW CRAIG, a prominent St. Louis banker and head of a
group planning a centennial celebration of the 1904 World's Fair
in 2004, said plans could include bidding for the Super Bowl,
NCAA Final Four or MLB All-Star Game (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH,
1/9)....JACK NEWFIELD's book on boxing promoter DON KING, "Only
in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King," will be made into
an HBO movie scheduled for release in early '97 (PHILADELPHIA
INQUIRER, 1/10)....JAY LENO will host the NFL Alumni Player of
the Year awards dinner in Phoenix on the eve of Super Bowl XXX
(USA TODAY, 1/8)....The FT. LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL reported the
FBI is investigating a series of incidents involving Marlins OF
Council for Urban Economic Development will hold a conference on
stadium financing February 1-3 in Scottsdale, AZ.  The Council is
located in Washington, DC (CUED)....ESPN reports Padres OF RICKEY
HENDERSON is under investigation by the IRS for possible failure
to report income earned from autograph signing appearances
("SportsCenter," 1/9)....ESPN Enterprises has promoted RICK
ALESSANDRI to VP & GM of SportsTicker (ESPN Inc.).