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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

          Topps Co. President & COO JOHN LANGDON is leaving the
     company and company CEO ARTHUR SHORIN will assume the duties
     of President (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/17)....Score Board CEO
     KEN GOLDIN said he plans to resign on or before February 19. 
     Goldin hopes to continue as Score Board Chair (WALL STREET
     JOURNAL, 11/17)....Fox Sports Net Senior VP/Business
     Development DAN WILHELM has resigned effective at the end of
     the year to pursue other interests (FSN)....RISA FELDMAN,
     former Dir of Events for ISI, has launched her own event and
     marketing company, NY-based New Leaf (New Leaf).

          The first BOSTON YOUTH SPORTS CONGRESS, at Roxbury
     Community College on Saturday, brought together 450
     political and corporate leaders, public safety and
     university officials, sports organizers, parents and
     children.  The session was convened by Boston Mayor THOMAS
     MENINO.  Boston city officials received $50,000 from REEBOK
     to pay for Saturday's conference (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/16).
          NO ILLUSIONS: DENNIS RODMAN opened his new nightclub
     Illusions on Saturday.  The Las Vegas-style club features a
     24-carat, gold portal that leads to the entry, where the
     centerpiece is the wedding dress Rodman wore last year when
     he announced his "wedding" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/17).  In
     Chicago, Phil Rosenthal writes that Illusions has a private
     hideaway for athletes and other celebrities with "civilian
     members to be charged a reported $5,000" (SUN-TIMES, 11/17).
          NAMES: DON SHULA's Steak Houses, which includes six
     restaurants, plans to open a seventh at The Alexander Hotel
     in Miami Beach (MIAMI HERALD, 11/15)....JOHN ELWAY has co-
     written his first children's book, an autobiography titled
     "Comeback Kid," which is aimed at 7-12-year-olds (ROCKY
     MOUNTAIN NEWS, 11/15)....DEAN SCHOENEWALD, who runs Mascot
     Mania, was profiled in the N.Y. DAILY NEWS.  Schoenewald has
     signed with the William Morris Agency, and "will soon begin
     work on a mascot-based sitcom" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/16).