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In St. Louis, Bernie Miklasz reports that beer distributor JERRY CLINTON is telling friends that he has put together a bid to purchase the Buccaneers (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/22)....In Tampa, Bob Chick profiles ANTHONY LOIACONO, the CEO of the Ted Williams Card Company. In '92, AD AGE named Loiacono one of the country's top 100 marketing execs while he was at Upper Deck (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/23).... In other profiles, Raptors VP ISIAH THOMAS under the header "Player's man in the Owner's boardroom" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/24); Coke President M. DOUGLAS IVESTER under the header: "Coke exec's bean-counter image persists" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/24); and So. FL sports magnate WAYNE HUIZENGA under the subhead: "One reporter's attempt to penetrate H. Wayne Huizenga's corporate veil of secrecy" (SOUTH FLORIDA, 10/94 issue)....Filmmaker SPIKE LEE has announced that he is beginning work on a screen biography of JACKIE ROBINSON. Meanwhile, DENZEL WASHINGTON, whom Lee wants to star in his film, is developing a project on the Negro Leagues through his own company (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 10/21)....Former Tiger pitcher DENNY McLAIN is selling his interest in Peet Packing Co. to his partner, attorney ROGER SMIGIEL (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 10/23 issue).
ARTHUR GOLDBERG, Chair & CEO of Bally Entertainment was a guest on CNN's "Moneyline." On the gaming industry: "I think the entire industry will reach a saturation. I don't think it is here yet. I think there are a number of other jurisdictions that will make intelligent expansions and do well. I think the Chicago market will be an interesting market. I think Philadelphia will be an interesting market" ("Moneyline," CNN, 10/21)....PBS's "Adam Smith" examined the business of sports with former CBS Sports President Neil Pilson, BBDO Senior VP Stephen Grubb, FINANCIAL WORLD's Michael Ozanian, N.Y. Giants Owner Bob Tisch and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker (PBS, 10/22)....Alcorn State QB McNair, who was caught doing the Heisman pose after defeating Southern, 41-37: "I have to look back on the films and say, hey, how did I do that? I amaze myself a lot of the time" ("Sports Tonight," CNN, 10/22)....Mike Lupica on the possibility of a lockout in the NBA: "I am not convinced they are not going to lock these guy out. I'll believe that the season is going to start on November 4 when someone throws the ball up" ("Sports Reporters," ESPN, 10/23)....Mighty Ducks' Don McSween, who got much press attention last week when he filed for unemployment in CA: "There are a lot of average every day Joe's like myself ... and something like this, it hurts" (CNN, 10/21).