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).