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Volume 24 No. 159

Sports Industrialists

          Time Warner Vice Chair TED TURNER is making "the
     largest charitable donation ever," $1B to benefit UN
     agencies which will be used to establish a not-for-profit
     foundation to benefit UN programs "aiding refugees and
     children, clearing mines and fighting disease."  The TIMES
     writes that Turner is "well known for his ownership of the
     Atlanta Falcons" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/19).... Magic VP JULIUS
     ERVING "is expected to be a character witness" for NBC's
     MARV ALBERT, whose trial on sodomy and assault charges
     begins Monday in VA (USA TODAY, 9/19)....In Chicago, Jim
     O'Donnell writes that PETER VESCEY "is the latest charlatan
     sniffing around the last-tango Bulls with visions of a best-
     seller dancing in his head" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 9/19).
     ...Westchester County, NY, Medical Center and the Yankees
     are hosting "DAVID CONE's Kids Clinic" to benefit the
     Children's Hospital at the Medical Center.  The clinic will
     take place tomorrow at Yankee Stadium.  For more
     information, call (914) 593-2575 (WCMC)....MICHAEL JORDAN's
     Bijan Body Collection was profiled on "ET."  Jordan, on the
     size of the collection's bar of soap: "That relates to my
     hands. ...  It's huge" ("ET," 9/18).

          The World Research Group's Interactive Sports
     Conference concluded yesterday at New York City's Hilton
     Hotel & Towers.  Scheduled speakers/moderators: IBM Global
     Telecommunications and Media Industries VP/Broadcasting,
     Sports & Cable WILLIAM MOSES; NBA Dir of New Media PEGGY
     WHITE; NHL Enterprises GM & "NHL Ice" Exec Producer CHARLES
     SCHMITT; NFL Interactive VP ANNE KIRSCHNER; MLB Enterprises
     VP/Business Development & New Ventures MICHAEL BERNSTEIN;
     Fox Sports Exec VP/Marketing, Fox Sports Net COO TRACY
     DOLGIN; Westinghouse/CBS VP/Business Development-Dir of
     Strategic Management DEREK REISFIELD; ABC Sports
     VP/Multimedia JONATHAN LEESS; USFANS President & CEO FRANK
     STADULIS; USA Today Information Network VP & GM LORRAINE
     CICHOWSKI; Sun Sentinel/Chicago Tribune Inc. Cybersports
     Columnist SHARON ROBB; CNN/SI Interactive N.Y. Bureau Editor
     JOHN SCHER; Showtime Networks Senior VP/New Media and
     Technology Dept. Development JEFF MORRIS; IMG VP & Exec
     Producer Interactive Media THERESE BYRNE; IMG VP Golf
     CHARLIE MOORE; AudioNet President & CEO MARK CUBAN;
     Microsoft Product Unit Manager, NetShow JIM DURKIN; AirMedia
     VP/Business Development LOU WEISS; BackWeb Technologies Dir
     of OEM Sales GLENN REINUS; Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield &
     Byers Partner JOSEPH LACOB; and Veronis, Suhler & Assoc.