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Published January 9, 1995
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).