DANIELLE MAGED has been named Dir of Strategic Planning
for ESPN Int'l. Maged comes from Fox Sports Int'l, where
she served as a consultant (ESPN Int'l)....The Devil Rays
hired JULIE WILLIAMSON as Dir of Community Relations. She
served as Dir of Community Affairs for WTSP-TV for 3 1/2
years (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 11/9)....GREG WALKER has been
promoted to CEO of Allsport Photography (USA), Inc., and
MIKE POWELL has been promoted to COO (THE DAILY).
VENUS WILLIAMS is featured on the front page of today's
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER under the header "Tennis' Newest Star
Has All Eyes On Her" (PHILA. INQUIRER, 11/10)....Vikings QB
BRAD JOHNSON, along with 10 to 12 other NFL players, will
tape a special episode of "Wheel of Fortune." The episode
will air during Super Bowl week in January (Minneapolis STAR
TRIBUNE, 11/8).....The DETROIT FREE PRESS profiles COLLEEN
HOWE, wife of GORDIE HOWE, and her companies, Power Play
International and Power Play Publications in today's paper
(DETROIT FREE PRESS, 11/10)....Univ. of PA Wharton School
Professor KENNETH SHROPSHIRE wrote in Sunday's N.Y. DAILY
NEWS under the header "Blacks Must Speak Up If Stars Act
Up." Shropshire: "[W]hy isn't black America more critical?
Just as we condemn a Marge Schott for her racist comments,
shouldn't we condemn the poor public behavior of athletes in
the public eye?" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/9).