In St. Louis, KSDK-TV sports anchor TREY WINGO will
join ESPNEWS in November (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/14).
...MLS Wizards GM TIM LATTA announced his resignation. Hunt
Sports Group President TIM CONNOLLY said the team hopes to
have a new GM in four to six weeks (K.C. STAR, 10/14)....The
SLOC named GORDON HALL Chair of the Board of Ethics. Hall
replaces new SLOC Chair ROBERT GARFF. The SLOC also
expanded the ethics board from three members to five, adding
DAVID JORDAN, a former U.S. attorney, and MERRILL NORMAN, a
CPA (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 10/11)....Raycom Sports named
REGINALD JESTER Dir of Distribution Sales (Raycom Sports).
In a deal completed seven months ago, Twins Owner CARL
POHLAD and Northwest Airlines bought MN-based Champion Air,
the air service provider for the Twins, Timberwolves, Jazz,
Bruins and other sports teams. Pohlad now owns 60% of
Champion (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/13)....T-Wolves Owner
GLEN TAYLOR will give a "record" $8M to his alma mater, MN-
based Mankato State Univ. (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 10/14).
ESPN anchor GARY MILLER was arrested Saturday at a
nightclub in Cleveland and charged with public indecency,
aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest (Mult,
10/12)....N.Y.-based developer JERRY SPEYER has reportedly
brokered a deal linking Radio City Productions with MSG to
sign up shows for both sites. MSG President DAVE CHECKETTS
would head up the new company that will book talent into
both MSG and Radio City Music Hall (N.Y. POST, 10/13).
...ESPN's DICK SCHAAP, who hosts "The Sports Reporters," was
profiled by Michael Hirsley of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Schaap,
who is also a theater critic for ABC: "I think I'm the only
person who votes for both the Heisman Trophy and the Tony
awards" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/12)....In an examination of the
personal finances of celebrities, it is reported that DENNIS
RODMAN has a financial advisor who put him on a $1,000-per-
week allowance. All the rest of Rodman's income is invested
-- "some in individual stocks and most in mutual funds."
Rodman also holds "big equity stakes" in Oakley sunglasses
and supermarket chain Safeway (N.Y. POST, 10/12)....Former
MLB Commissioner FAY VINCENT contributed a column in
Sunday's N.Y. TIMES on the loss of the Browns, his favorite
NFL team. Vincent: "When the Browns return to life in some
future season, I wonder how I'll respond. My guess is that
the flame will be dim. There is a big cost to these
franchise shifts. Competition for my sports loyalty is now
much greater" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/12).
WOODY HARRELSON will star in "Almost Perfect Game,"
which chronicles the life of former MLB P BILL LEE. The
movie will start shooting in the spring ("Access Hollywood,"
10/13). Lee, who now resides in VT, spent most of his
career with the Red Sox and wrote "The Wrong Stuff."
A NATURAL? BARRY LEVISON and producer MARK JOHNSON have
optioned for an undisclosed sum the rights to "Magic Time,"
an unpublished baseball manuscript written by W.P. KINSELLA,
the novelist "Field of Dreams" (VARIETY, 10/9).