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         GEORGE FOREMAN denied reports that he would go to North
    Korea to compete in an exhibition against a wrestler in April
    (Top Rank)....THE BULLETS shot a music video by the Reflecting
    Pool on The Mall in Washington to the song, "You the Man," by
    Jesse Jaymes.  It is being produced by NBA Entertainment
    (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/23)....RICHARD PETTY has hired NASCAR 1991
    Rookie of the Year, BOBBY HAMILTON, to drive his "legendary" No.
    43 Pontiac next season (KNIGHT-RIDDER, 11/23)....THE REDSKINS and
    Giant Supermarket hosted a Thanksgiving dinner in Northwest
    Washington last night, netting close to $6,000 (WASHINGTON TIMES,
    11/23)....Olympic gold medal winner OKSANA BAIUL was a guest at
    the White House State Dinner honoring Ukrainian President Leonid
    Kuchma (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/23)....HAKEEM OLAJUWON will write
    his autobiography with help from best selling author PETER
    KNOBLER (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/23)...ROLLIE MASSIMINO has joined
    the Prime Network as an announcer for the '94-95 college
    basketball season (Prime)....McCALL's magazine is the first
    recipient of the LPGA Komen Award.  The award is for outstanding
    contribution to generate national and local support for breast
    cancer research and education (LPGA). ....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL was a
    guest on "CBS This Morning," speaking on his latest album and its
    focus on what it means to be a father.  Shaq, who has no
    immediate family plans: "I want 26 kids, and I'm going to name
    them all Shaq" (CBS, 11/23)....ESPN's BOB LEY, on JEFF BAGWELL
    attending an Astros press conference to announce his new 4-year,
    $27.5M contract:  "Wonder what the union has to say about that?"
    ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 11/22)....ANTHONY MASON is profiled in
    this week's NEW YORK magazine.  Mason "derides the current
    wussification of basketball, and wonders why PAT RILEY and
    company still won't give him any respect" (NEW YORK, 11/28
    issue).
    

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