Nov. 1 officially introduces Pentium Pro at a special event in San Francisco. The next-generation computer chip initially will target the high-end server and personal-computer business markets, and will be supported by print ads from Dahlin Smith White, Salt Lake City. ... Rupert Murdoch's Fox Inc. and Tele-Communications Inc.'s Liberty Media unit are discussing a TV sports programming alliance, confirmed executives familiar with the talks. While details are still being worked out, the venture initially would focus on Mr. Murdoch's Fox Sports and Liberty's Liberty Sports cable channel, but could grow into a more collaborative arrangement between Mr. Murdoch and TCI CEO John Malone. ... Dan Dorfman is taking a leave of absence from his job as a columnist at Money
after a Business Week
article revealed he is under investigation by the Justice Department over possible illegal insider trading. Mr. Dorfman has maintained the claims are groundless and said he will continue to host his daily financial telecasts on CNBC. ... Robert Meers, 51, to president-CEO of Reebok International's
Reebok branded division, its biggest unit, from president of Reebok's specialty business group. He succeeds John Duerden and Roberto Muller, both of whom left earlier this year. ... W.B. Doner
& Co.'s division Doner International bought GGK, London, renaming it Doner Cardwell Hawkins. ... Gerald Habeck, VP-advertising at Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., resigned to join Tandy Corp.'s Computer City SuperCenters, Fort Worth, Texas, as VP-marketing. ... Keith Baldwin to national advertising director, at TV Guide
, from eastern ad director, replacing Suzanne Grimes, who moved up to senior VP-publisher.
Copyright October 1995 Crain Communications Inc.