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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         HOOPS, the Bullets mascot, will begin a 300-mile walk today
    from Landover, MD to Secaucus, NJ for the May 21 NBA draft
    lottery (WASHINGTON POST, 5/11)....VLADE DIVAC appeared on last
    night's "Tonight Show."  Divac, on trash talking:  "First couple
    of years, I talked Yugoslavian, now, I use English."  Divac said
    after he was approached about doing a Taco Bell commercial, he
    read the contract, and then asked, "What is taco?" (NBC, 5/11).
    ...GRANT HILL is writing a book tentatively titled "Change the
    Game" to be published by Warner Books (DETROIT FREE PRESS,
    5/11)....49ers President CARMEN POLICY will address the annual
    convention of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
    May 18 in Scottsdale, AZ (Silverman, Warren/Kremer)....The
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES is reporting that Farragut High's KEVIN
    GARNETT, USA TODAY's High School Player of the Year, will forego
    his college career and apply for the NBA Draft (CHICAGO SUN-
    TIMES, 5/11)....VENUS WILLIAMS has requested and received wild
    card entries to three WTA Tour events in August and October.  She
    will play at the Acura Classic in Manhattan Beach, CA, the du
    Maurier Ltd. Open in Toronto and the Best of the West Classic in
    Oakland (WTA Tour)....USA Baseball Deputy Dir WANDA RUTLEDGE will
    be the featured speaker at the Women's Sports Foundation Annual
    Summit in Dallas, May 19-21 (USA Baseball)....The Women's Sports
    Foundation announced the winners of the '95 Miller Lite Women's
    Sports Journalism Awards: TOBY SMITH of the Albuquerque Journal,
    ELAINE LOUIE of the New York Times, JACK MCCALLUM of Sports
    Illustrated, The Women's Sports Hour on Prime Sports Radio, LINDA
    COHN and KELLY NEAL of ESPN, and MARK STEINES at KCAL-L.A.
    (Women's Sports Foundation).
    

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  • THE MODERN-DAY IRONMAN FEATURED ON ABC'S PRIMETIME LIVE

         CAL RIPKEN, JR., was profiled on last night's "PrimeTime
    Live."  Reporter CHRIS WALLACE followed Ripken through the winter
    and spring to the start of the season.  Ripken, on the streak:
    "I'm afraid that if I start to think about it too much, I'll
    change my approach and become obsessed with this thing. ...  So I
    fight it, I fight listening to it, I fight talking about it, I
    fight thinking about it."  ESPN's PETER GAMMONS, on Ripken: "He's
    the most professional athlete in America."  PrimeTime's Sam
    Donaldson:  "Go get'em Cal!" (ABC, 5/10).
    

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