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         DAVID ROBINSON was joined by DENNIS RODMAN, now sporting
    orange hair with an arrow shaved into it, during an appearance on
    Friday's "Tonight Show."  Robinson, asked if the two spend time
    together off the court: "We don't hit the same spots" (NBC,
    1/6)....NBC's WILL MCDONOUGH reported that BILL WALSH will take a
    consultant job with the NFL helping the league with the new WLAF
    that starts this spring ("NFL Live," NBC, 1/7)....IBM is expected
    to announce a major top management shake-up today (Mult.,
    1/9)....The Rams could name Raiders asst coach STEVE ORTMAYER as
    their new VP/Football Operations as early as Wednesday (L.A.
    TIMES, 1/8)....Sunday's NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE profiled the
    49ers and how they mastered the salary cap.  Regarding the
    signing of DEION SANDERS, Allen Barra writes "No one seriously
    doubts that Nike kicked in more than enough in Deion's shoe
    contract to make up whatever he lost in his football contract;
    after all the sight of their man doing his touchdown dance on a
    Super Bowl broadcast would be the sports advertising coup of the
    year (N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, 1/8)...SANDRA PASTOOR is leaving
    Paramount Channel 20 in Washington to become VP/Affiliate
    Relations for the new United Paramount Network (WASHINGTON POST,
    1/9)....A branch of the Mexican government created to boost
    tourism has been working with JACK NICKLAUS's golf-course design
    company  (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 1/7)....Walt Disney CEO MICHAEL
    EISNER reportedly earned a $7.3M bonus during the company's 1994
    fiscal year.  The bonus, combined with $750,000 base salary,
    $2.6M in stock, and $9,730 in other compensation, brought his
    total compensation to about $10.7M (L.A. TIMES, 1/7). ....A book
    by O.J. SIMPSON, discussing spousal abuse, his ex-wife and his
    innocence will be published next month (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/8).
    ...SCOTTIE PIPPEN spoke out on this year's NBA rule changes
    saying that they have "made the NBA game inferior to the college
    game" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/8).
    

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