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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     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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