Longtime Chiefs Exec Jack Steadman Dead Executive Transactions NBC Generally Praised For NASCAR Coverage Names In The News Greenbrier Formally Unveils New Course Plans LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Tennessee Unveils New Nike Uniforms
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published May 2, 1995
AVP star KENT STEFFES is one of PEOPLE's "50 Most Beautiful People." Steffes: "I've got nice toes, and clean toenails, which is rare in beach volleyball" (PEOPLE, 5/8). ....ANDRE AGGASI has unveiled plans for a music concert and dinner to benefit children's charities supported by the Agassi Foundation (ATP)....Citing the "overkill" of TV figure skating exhibitions, BRIAN BOITANO called for a tour similar to that of the PGA and a skaters' union. But he admitted problems: "There are a lot of people that can be bought for a higher price" (AP/HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 4/30).... Hornets Owner GEORGE SHINN denies "hinting" that he is offering MICHAEL JORDAN a job with the team, but says, "If he ever desires to come home [to NC] permanently, I might be one of the people he'd want to see" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 4/30)....CHARLES BARKLEY says former Dream Team I mate MAGIC JOHNSON should give other players a chance to play on Dream Team III and drop his plans to play in '96. Barkley: "It was a great experience for me. It was one of the highlights of my life. But I just think he should let other players experience that" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/1).... Microsoft's BILL GATES will be profiled in an NBC special, "Tycoon," set to air May 26 (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 5/2).... Three men have been elected to the NSGA Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame. JOHN BRUNSWICK, founder of the Brunswick Corp.; E. CLAUDE MANNING, founder of the National Buying Syndicate; and CLIFFORD DICKMAN, President of Kesslers Sport Shop. They will be honored at a July 18 ceremony (NSGA)....KI-JANA CARTER has signed on with Nike Sports Management. He brings the total number of athletic clients to 12 (Michael Heistand, USA TODAY, 5/2).