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         Former MLB Commissioner FAY VINCENT is being sued for
    $600,000 by the co-author of his cancelled autobiography.  DAVID
    KAPLAN is accusing Vincent of breach of contract and fraud.
    Kaplan is Legal Affairs Editor and a Senior Writer for NEWSWEEK
    (MIAMI HERALD, 3/31)....MICHAEL JORDAN's image, voice and items
    from his high school and college days will be a part of the
    Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, under construction at the Cape
    Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC  (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/2)....Former
    Georgetown Hoya-Sacramento King MICHAEL JACKSON, was profiled in
    Sunday's N.Y. DAILY NEWS.  Jackson is currently working as an
    assistant to Turner Sports President HARVEY SCHILLER (Bob
    Raissman, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/2)....MARTINA NAVRATILOVA is the
    subject of an opera called "Song of Martina" which premiered this
    week at Carnegie Hall ("extra," 4/2)...."60 Minutes" profiled
    PETE ROSE last night.  Rose: "Here we are in April of 1995, and I
    am the best ambassador baseball has today, and they don't even
    want me to go to the ballpark" (CBS, 4/2)....WTA CEO ANNE PERSON
    WORCESTER was interviewed by NBC's Bud Collins during the Family
    Circle Magazine Cup.  On MONICA SELES' possible return to the
    game: "There is new leadership at the Players Association, there
    is new leadership on the Tour, and we would certainly consider
    special treatment such as special seedings, special rankings. ...
    There is no doubt the Tour misses Monica very much."  Collins
    also reported that VENUS WILLIAMS' father, Richard, said that
    Venus will only play in three tournaments in the coming year, and
    not four.  All during her summer vacation (NBC, 4/1).
    

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