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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     JACK KELLY resigned as President of the Goodwill Games.
Kelly says he plans on opening an event consulting business.
Kelly served as President of the '90 US Olympic Festival and then
to Turner Broadcasting to head the Goodwill Games.  DAVID RAITH,
VP of Sports For the Goodwill Games, will handle day-to-day
operations until a successor is named (USA TODAY, 4/6)....DIKEMBE
MUTOMBO is profiled in today's WASHINGTON POST Style section.
Mutombo says he someday wants to be a U.N. Ambassador:  "The
first tall guy to sit on the (U.N.) Security Council" (WASHINGTON
POST, 4/6).... ESPN profiled the Padres' new management.  Padres
CEO LARRY LUCCHINO:  "We have even stuck 'new' on top of all our
logos everywhere so people know this is a new chapter in Padres
history.  We are doing things, we hope, differently, more
aggressively, certainly with a lot of enthusiasm, and these are
the new Padres" ("SportsCenter," 4/5)....MICHAEL JORDAN was seen
at New York's Bowery Bar at a table with among others, NBC's
AHMAD RASHAD, HBO's RUSSELL SIMMONS and MTV's KENNEDY.  Simmons
says the conversation revolved around Phat Farm's Jolly Stomper
lightweight boot, whose licensing rights Nike and Adidas are both
"fighting over."  Simmons:  "It's like an Earth Shoe. ... Since
Mike's the only guy I know at Nike, I was asking him what he
thought" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/6)....HENRY AARON: "Baseball has not
done as good a job marketing our players the ways basketball has
and I think it is due to the fact that we are so angry at one
another. ... Basketball does a fabulous job marketing Shaq
O'Neal, and Michael Jordan.  They make them feel like they are on
a pedestal, and they should, because they are the ones selling
the tickets ("Charlie Rose," PBS, 4/5).... ESPN's Linda Cohn
reports MIKE PIAZZA will donate $100 for each home run he hits
this season to the various unions that represent workers at
Dodgers Stadium ("SportsCenter," 4/5).
     WACKY AUGUSTA HIJINKS:  ESPN's DAN PATRICK caddied for PETER
JACOBSEN during a practice round at The Masters.  Patrick gave
Jacobsen a driver on a Par 3.  Jacobsen: "I know you hit your
driver 110 yards, but I hit mine quite a bit further."  Jacobsen:
"Where's Olbermann?"  Patrick: "Probably combing his hair"
("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/5).
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