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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     "Entertainment Tonight" previewed the TBS documentary on
HANK AARON, "Chasing the Dream," of which Denzel Washington is an
Exec Producer.  Aaron: "It is a story that needs to be told now
and needs to be told to this generation of people and to these
kids" ("ET," 4/9).  Aaron is profiled in the latest PARADE
(PARADE, 4/9 issue).  The TBS special airs Wednesday at 5:05 and
7:05pm (L.A. TIMES, 4/9).... CHRISTOPHER FRANKLIN, formerly of
ProServ, has started his own firm to help athletes handle their
money.  Titan Financial Services, which will focus on black
athletes, is located in Alexandria, VA (WASHINGTON POST,
4/10).... Cavaliers Owner GORDON GUND was interviewed at halftime
during NBC's Sunday telecast.  Gund been blind since the age of
30.  Gund: "I never really got to see Julius Erving.  I would
have liked to.  I can only imagine because he really started a
different dimension to the game.  I missed that, a whole
elevation to the game in every sense" (NBC, 4/9).
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