NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published April 24, 1995
In an NBC interview, MAGIC JOHNSON announced his desire to play in the '96 Olympics and said he feels good enough to play in NBA. Johnson: "When Michael [Jordan] announced he was coming back he's made my life miserable, in a sense, because now everybody has asked me, 'When are you coming back?'" (NBC, 4/22)....Former CBS broadcaster IRV CROSS has sold his 2% interest in the CFL Baltimore Football Club, but Cross said he will remain active with U.S. CFL expansion (Baltimore SUN, 4/23). ....The stock of Compuware, the parent company of the Whalers "took a hit," dropping nearly 40% during a recent five-day period. Whalers Owner/ Compuware President PETER KARMANOS: "It's the difference of whether I'm worth $100 millon or $200 millon at a given point. It's all relative" (Roy Cummings, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 4/23)....JOE MONTANA was at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes. Montana said he has "been playing with the idea" of owning a cutting horse (FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 4/23). Montana will hold a news conference tomorrow in Minneapolis to announce his new future sports ventures (IMG)....HOWIE LONG will be in the action adventure film "Broken Arrow" with JOHN TRAVOLTA and CHRISTIAN SLATER (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/21).... JUNIOR SEAU will be named Football Man of the Year at the 10th annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular in June (Cedars Sinai)....CBS will not air a segment on TONYA HARDING during "Where Are They Now," a May 4 CBS special. The network pulled the piece after allegations by Harding that her mother, LAVONA GOLDEN, was paid to wear a wire during the skater's training last year. Harding: "My mother doesn't do anything without being paid." CBS denied any payment (WASHINGTON POST, 4/24).