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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     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).
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