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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     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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