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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

          Strike Ten Entertainment named MIKE HENNESSY to the
     position of Dir of Tournaments & Events.  Hennessy had
     served as Exec Dir of the Bowling Proprietors Association of
     Ohio since '80, and the Greater Dayton BPA since '66 (Strike
     Ten)....Cohn & Wolfe/New York has named KAREN VONDER MUELEN
     as Account Supervisor, Sports & Event Marketing (Cohn &
     Wolfe)....The Brewers named MATT GRONIGER as Manager of
     Corporate Sales and LIZ KRUEGER as Assistant Dir of Media
     Relations (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/21).

          NIKE donated $600,000 over three years in support of
     increasing child literacy in Oregon (Nike)....Magic Senior
     Exec VP PAT WILLIAMS has a new book out, "The Magic of Team
     Work" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/22)....MARV ALBERT will be sentenced
     tomorrow in Arlington, VA (WASHINGTON POST, 10/23).
     ...Broncos RB TERRELL DAVIS will be Denver's celebrity
     participant on a "Wheel of Fortune" show that will air
     during Super Bowl week (DENVER POST, 10/23)....Packers DE
     REGGIE WHITE is teaming with the Shooting Gallery to produce
     "Barnstormin,'" a family-oriented football movie.  White,
     who wrote the outline for the film, will also have the
     starring role (REUTERS/VARIETY, 10/22). ...VENUS WILLIAMS is
     profiled in PEOPLE.  Williams wants to open a clothing store
     for young people with her mother ORACENE, and her sister,
     SERENA (PEOPLE, 10/27 issue)....The Orioles' ERIC DAVIS was
     awarded MLB's '97 ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD, given to the
     player "who best exemplifies the game of baseball both on
     and off the field" ("CNN/SI," CNN, 10/22).