NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 24, 1994
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).