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Volume 24 No. 216

Sports Industrialists

          The Bills named Canadian reps to help them in marketing
     and sales promotion of the team in Toronto.  Former CFL Argos
     Dir of Marketing BRET GALLAGHER and former Labatt Breweries
     Promotions Manager DOUG FRAIN have been added to the team's
     staff in Toronto (TORONTO SUN, 10/26).....Former Patriots and
     Colts QB TOM RAMSEY was named Dir of Corporate Sales by the
     Broncos (Co Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 10/26). 

          JEFFREY POLLACK, President & Publisher of THE DAILY, has
     KidsPeace is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive
     organization dedicated to helping children overcome crisis,
     and the KidsPeace National Sports Council helps promote
     participation in sports as a way for children to develop the
     emotional, physical and intellectual skills they need to
     overcome challenges and crises.  Members of the council
     include ABC Sports/ESPN broadcaster ROBIN ROBERTS; Women's
     Sports Foundation Founder/ABC Sports correspondent DONNA DE
     VARONA; Spurs CEO JOHN DILLER, Knicks President ERNIE
     GRUNFELD and former MLB Int'l CEO FRANK HEFFRON.  For more
     information about the KidsPeace National Sports Council
     contact Sue Rodin at (212) 982-5757 (THE DAILY).

          Olympic sprint champion DONOVAN BAILEY was charged with
     careless driving and leaving an accident scene after his
     Mercedes-Benz crashed early Sunday (TORONTO SUN, 10/27)....
     CHARLES BARKLEY was arrested Sunday and charged with
     aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence
     after an incident at an Orlando nightclub (Mult., 10/26).   

          Pistons F GRANT HILL was profiled by Curry Kirkpatrick
     in Sunday's N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE under the header "Excuse Me
     While I Dominate."  Kirkpatrick: [P]ro basketball is ready
     for Hill to take over the game.  But is he ready?"  Hill: "My
     basketball personality has changed.  I came into last season
     wanting to send a message to my teammates, to the whole
     league.  I'm for real.  I mean business.  I think I can be
     the best player in the N.B.A., and I want to show it."  Hill,
     on becoming a superstar: "Going out as a celebrity and V.I.P.
     was a novelty at first, fun, exciting.  Now it's like every
     time I leave the house, I feel like I'm running for office. 
     If I want to dance, I'll do it in front of a mirror or
     something."  Fila Senior VP Howe Burch, who signed Hill to a
     recent contract extension: "Grant probably will determine the
     destiny of our company" (N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, 10/26).