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Published November 23, 1994
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).