ANDY DOLICH was named Exec VP/Strategic Marketing &
Sales of CA-based Advantix, Inc., a provider of automated
ticket systems and services to entertainment and sports
venues (Advantix)....Sports Specialties named MARK HAMPTON
as General Manager. Hampton comes from Sara Lee, where he
held COO, VP and GM positions (Sports Specialties)....CBS
Sports named KEVIN HARLAN to its NFL broadcast team. Harlan
did NFL play-by-play for Fox since '93 and is the radio
voice of the Timberwolves since '89 (CBS Sports).
MICHELLE KWAN was a guest on the "Tonight Show." Kwan:
"People say, 'You lost the gold, how do you feel?' And I'm
like, 'I didn't lose the gold. I won the silver'" (NBC,
2/26). U.S. Olympic speedskater CHRIS WITTY was a guest on
the "Late Show." DAVID LETTERMAN gave her an "Olympic Medal
Rolodex" to store her two gold medals (CBS, 2/26).
Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY will be honored tomorrow when he
will be named the '98 Black Professional of the Year by the
BLACK PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL,
2/27)....Mariners SS ALEX RODRIGUEZ will help lead the
first-ever "Read Across America" celebration, sponsored by
the Nat'l Education Association (NEA), on March 2 by reading
DR. SEUSS' "Green Eggs and Ham" with students in Phoenix, AZ
(NEA)....JOE DIMAGGIO, and his role in a new film, "The
First of May," were featured on "ET" (2/26)....Two members
of the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were featured on ABC's "GMA" at
the Reebok Sports Club in N.Y. this morning attempting to
set a new slam dunk record by dunking on a 12-foot rim.
Globetrotters Chair MANNIE JACKSON noted that the players
were wearing Reebok DMX-6s ("GMA," ABC, 2/27).