NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published April 26, 1995
JOE MONTANA has signed on as a partner with the Target/Chip Ganassi Racing Indy Car team. Montana will be involved with the team's marketing, business promotions and sponsor relations (IMG)....Ten YANKEES will present the "Top 10 Best Reasons to Play in New York," on DAVID LETTERMAN's "Late Show" tonight on CBS (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/26)....An editorial in this morning's WASHINGTON POST proclaims this baseball season as "The Year of Cal," honoring Oriole CAL RIPKEN's streak as "a sustained celebration of the old-fashioned virtues" (WASHINGTON POST, 4/26)....Former NBA player TRENT TUCKER has a new line of sports apparel called "From The 3" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/25)....IOC President JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH has reportedly started a campaign for reelection in '97. He has sent IOC colleagues a letter seeking views on raising the retirement age from 75. Samaranch is currently 75 (USA TODAY, 4/26)....CHARLES BARKLEY was on the "Tonight Show" last night. Barkley, asked if he would like to act: "The only problem is they work too hard. That takes hours. I practice for an hour a day and I'm done. I mean Jay, seriously, I've never had a job" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 4/25)....The Special Commission studying a Megaplex in Boston is expected to approve the hiring of a consultant to negotiate lease terms with the Red Sox and Patriots. The panel is reportedly "leaning toward" Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Senior Managing Partner PAUL MUCH. The commission also is considering Deloitte & Touche's STEWART ROG, but is said to have rejected Boston sports attorney ROBERT CAPORALE (BOSTON HERALD, 4/26).