NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 31, 1994
Bulls Coach PHIL JACKSON said he still thinks MICHAEL JORDAN will return to basketball: "I still don't think it's over." Jordan's number will be retired Tuesday night in a ceremony that will be nationally televised on TNT (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/31)....The BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE profiled LES OTTEN, one of New England's largest ski industrialists. Otten, 45, owns a ski resort in Maine and New Hampshire, with the purchase of a third mountain in Vermont pending. Otten is "generally respected in Maine as a man who has been able to prosper in a poor economy without totally alienating environmentalist" (Edgar Allen Beem, BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE, 10/31)....A's GM SANDY ALDERSON is in Vietnam with "Interplast," a volunteer medical team that travels worldwide giving free reconstructive surgery for those who can't afford it (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/30)....New Spectator Management Group CEO HAROLD WESTLEY called sports facilities "economically obsolete," and "thus SMG advocates that lots of space be given over to suites, luxury seats and ample areas where fans can spend money on food, beverages, and souvenirs" (PHILA. INQUIRER, 10/31).