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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published April 3, 1995
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).