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Volume 24 No. 155

Sports Industrialists

          ANDREW VEDLITZ was named Account Supervisor at ProServ
     Consulting.  Vedlitz comes from Chicago-based WCJ Event
     Marketing (ProServ)....JOHN STILLSON has been promoted from
     Promotions Coordinator to Manager of Advertising &
     Promotions at SportsChannel FL (SCFL)....The USOC has four
     promotions in the Int'l Games Preparation Division: STEVE
     SAYE was named Associate Dir of Int'l Games Preparation;
     GARY MOY was named Manager, Games Operations; BRIAN
     DOUGHERTY was named Games Publications Coordinator; and Dir
     of Games Operations DOUG INGRAM will assume additional
     duties as part of the restructuring of the Division (USOC).

          Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY was named The Sporting News' NBA
     Executive of the Year.  Embry won the award in '91-92 as
     well (The Sporting News)....A MD judge has barred Wizards F
     CHRIS WEBBER from driving in the state for 120 days,
     "punishing him for refusing to submit a blood sample"
     following a January incident in which he was pulled over and
     a police officer "concluded he was driving under the
     influence of marijuana."  Webber faces a separate trial this
     year on criminal charges arising from the incident,
     including assault, resisting arrest and marijuana
     possession.  Webber's attorneys said they will appeal the
     driving ban (WASHINGTON POST, 5/12)....HERBERT MIDDLETON, a
     member of the Phillies' partnership, died yesterday.  No
     further details were announced (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS,
     5/12)....ALAN EAGLESON "has been cleared of a misconduct
     charge in jail," according to his lawyer, Brian Greenspan
     (GLOBE & MAIL, 5/12)....NCAA Deputy Exec Dir TOM JERNSTEDT
     will speak this afternoon at the Univ. of OR's Warsaw Sports
     Marketing Center (THE DAILY). ...CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN:
     "Woolworth's has purchased The Sports Authority, so now
     whenever you need to pick up some Nikes, you can also get
     yourself a cheeseburger and a parakeet" ("Late Show," 5/11).

          CA-based Seaver Marketing Group will bring together
     sports industry execs for two days of intensive training at
     HITTS '98, to be held July 25-26 at the Doubletree Hotel and
     Conference Resort in St. Louis, MO.  HITTS, which stands for
     High Intensity Training in Team Sports, is sponsored by the
     U.S. Postal Service and will feature presentations from
     Magic Exec VP PAT WILLIAMS, Guerilla Group President ORVILLE
     RAY WILSON, Game Face Marketing President ROB CORNILLES, K&A
     Sports Marketing Communications President DAVID KOROBKIN and
     Franklin-Covey Dir of Sports Marketing JAY ABRAHAM.  Further
     information on HITTS '98, including registration
     instructions, can be found at its official Web site at or by contacting Seaver
     Marketing Group's Kurtis Katz at 619-469-4101 (HITTS).