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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published December 5, 1994
Miss America, HEATHER WHITESTON will perform the National Anthem in Sign Language at Super Bowl XXIX (NFL)....MELLISA ETHERIDGE asked Madison Square Garden officials that she wanted Martina Navratilova's banner hung during her concert on December 13 (Dozoretz Communications). ....Ann Killion of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS profiles JERRY RICE and how his many football receving records haven't paid off in endorsements. Rice: "I guess I am just not appealing to them. ... I'm not really hot with Nike. Maybe they want people with an image, something different that stands out" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 12/4)....L.A. Kings coach BARRY MELROSE on former Kings Owner BRUCE MCNALL, who is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges: "When we look back 10 or 20 years from now, people will look back and say he was one of the reasons the NHL exploded" (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/4).... JUDY FEARING joins ESPN as Senior VP/Consumer Marketing. She was with Nabisco, Pepsi-Cola and Frito Lay (ESPN)....JIM SMITH, former FL Attorney General and Secretary of State, is "eyeing the job of AD at Florida State" (Mult., 12/4).