NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 25, 1994
According to a poll of 200 kids ages 11 to 17, conducted by the Leo Burnett Co., the "coolest celebrities," in no particular order: CHARLES BARKLEY, MICHAEL JORDAN, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, KEVIN COSTNER and JOE MONTANA (AD AGE, 10/24 issue)....In ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's annual Power 101 Survey, RUPERT MURDOCH has been named Hollywood's top player, SUMNER REDSTONE was second, MICHAEL EISNER was fifth and TED TURNER was sixth (10/24 issue)....Among the keynote speakers at this fall's Sports Careers Seminar: RON FRASER, retired head baseball coach at the Univ/Miami, and NewLeaf VP TONY ROMERO, who will speak on the upcoming plans for Blockbuster Park. Newleaf is a joint venture company that was formed by Blockbuster and IBM. Sports Careers will host the Seminar October 27-29 in South FL (Sports Careers). GCI Group President/CEO JACK BERGEN will be a featured speaker offering his perspective of sports marketing at the '94 U.S. Olympic Congress, November 9-11 in Nashville (GCI). DAVID LETTERMAN: "Yesterday at the Meadowlands, the New York Giants lost their fourth game in row. It was so bad that in the fourth quarter, fans actually began chanting, "Let's Go Mets, Let's Go Mets!" ("Late Night," CBS, 10/24).