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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

     HEIDI UEBERROTH was promoted to Dir and Group Manager, Int'l
Programming, NBA Entertainment (NBA)....PABLO BARQUIN has joined
ESPN in the newly created position of Manager, Int'l Advertising
Sales, Latin America (ESPN).

     KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR appeared on "Up Close" to promote his
upcoming book "Black Profiles in Courage"  (ESPN,
3/20)....Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS was chosen yesterday to
handle a lawsuit against tobacco companies on behalf of the state
of  Maryland (Baltimore SUN, 3/21)....Racing legend RICHARD PETTY
is profiled on his GOP bid to become NC's Secretary of State
(WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/21)....SPIKE LEE talked with Charlie Rose
on his fallout with Turner Broadcasting over the making of a film
on JACKIE ROBINSON:   "It's very political.  You know, they just
didn't want to make it.  I guess they just considered it a black
baseball film.  I consider it a great American story" (PBS,
3/20).