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Volume 24 No. 117

Sports Industrialists

          Former InterZine Productions Dir of Business
     Development IRA WILLIAMS has been named Dir of Business
     Development for SportsLine USA (THE DAILY)....MLS named J.
     RICHARD LAW VP/Consumer Products.  Law spent the last eight
     years with Spalding Sports (MLS)....The CBA named JAMAAL
     WILKES Dir of Program Development.  Wilkes will direct,
     support and facilitate CBA outreach as assigned by CBA
     Commissioner STEVE PATTERSON (CBA)....Dallas businessman
     FRED MCCLURE has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of
     the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.  For the last two
     years, McClure has served as one of four vice-chairs on the
     Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl's Board of Directors (CBAA).
     ...MARIAN MELCHER HANSON has been named to the newly created
     post of VP/Special Events marketing at ESPN.  Hanson was at
     Int'l Promotion Management (BRANDWEEK, 3/24 issue).

          Academy Awards host BILLY CRYSTAL, greeting Best Actor
     winner and Lakers fan JACK NICHOLSON during the opening of
     the 70th Academy Awards: "I'm a Clippers fan.  We don't get
     to the same games" (ABC, 3/23)....Celtics coach RICK PITINO
     was profiled in the ROBB REPORT by Michael Lindenberger, who
     wrote that Pitino "brings hard work and discipline to a
     league known for millionaire twenty-somethings who often
     resist hard work.  The Pitino factor can be summed up in two
     words: respect and enthusiasm" (ROBB REPORT, 3/98).
     ...Announcer RAY SCOTT, the TV voice of the Packers during
     the Lombardi era, died Monday in Minneapolis following a
     long illness (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 3/24).....DUTCHIE
     CARAY, the widow of HARRY CARAY, will sing "Take Me Out To
     The Ballgame" during the seventh inning of the Cubs home
     opener April 3.  The team says she will be the first in an
     array of "guest conductors" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/24)....The
     Supreme Court, without comment, refused to drop DON KING
     PRODUCTIONS as a co-defendant in the insurance-fraud suit
     against King.  King was "hoping to make himself less
     vulnerable" to the charges.  The case against King will
     begin next week (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/24)....Former Penguins
     President JACK KELLEY is serving as a hockey technical
     advisor on the new Disney film "Mystery, Alaska," which
     chronicles a hockey team in AL.  The film, produced by
     Penguins Owner HOWARD BALDWIN and his Baldwin/ Cohen
     production company in conjunction with TV producer DAVID
     KELLEY, will be released later this year (THE DAILY).