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  • LOUGANIS ADDRESSES SPONSOR'S HANDS-OFF ATTITUDES

         In Friday's highly-publicized "20/20" interview, ABC's
    Barbara Walters asked Greg Louganis if sponsors stayed away from
    him because he was gay.  Louganis: "I am sure there was a
    definite assumption that I was and that was, I believe, the
    reason people stayed away from me" (ABC, 2/24).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Sixteen years after his retirement and "self-imposed" exile
    from the NHL, BOBBY ORR hinted that he may return to the league
    in some capacity (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/26)....The CONTRA COSTA
    TIMES and the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS both reported this weekend
    that JOE MONTANA will retire before next season.  Montana's
    agent, TOM CONDON, says his client has not made a decision
    (Mult., 2/26)....LAWRENCE TAYLOR is expected to announce he will
    participate in Wrestlemania XI, in Hartford on April 12 (N.Y.
    DAILY NEWS, 2/26)....CHARLES BARKLEY appeared on "Good Morning
    America":  "I know that I'm not a Democrat because I don't think
    the Democrats have done a good job at helping black people or
    poor people.  So I guess the only thing left for me to be is
    Republican" (ABC, 2/27)....NASCAR has announced the following:
    JOHN GRIFFEN as Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, TODD
    UNGER as Special Activities Manager, and JIM EUBANK as Marketing
    Coordinator for the new NASCAR SuperTruck Series by Craftsmen
    (NASCAR)....Liberty Sports has announced the following
    appointments:  TERRY PLANELL as VP of Programming and Operations
    for Prime Deportiva; RON ACOSTA as Media Relations Manager for
    Prime Deportiva's national and int'l sports services (Liberty).
    

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