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Volume 24 No. 112

Sports Industrialists

          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).