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         WAYNE HUIZENGA will invest $27M in Republic Waste
    Industries, a small waste company with recent annual revenue of
    around $100M, and is expected to take over as Chair & CEO (WALL
    STREET JOURNAL, 5/23).  Analyst Sanders Morris Mundy:  "He just
    might want something easier for a while.  Somebody who might not
    go on strike" (Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, 5/23)....GEORGE
    FOREMAN said headgear should be mandatory in the aftermath of the
    boxing death of JIMMY GARCIA.  Foreman: "I'd do it right now.
    When is the right time?  Now" (Mult., 5/23)....JOHN FEINSTEIN's
    new book "A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour,"
    will be released June 6 (Little Brown)....The Pistons' JOE DUMARS
    was recognized as one of NEWSWEEK's National Achievement Award
    Winners for his charity work (NEWSWEEK, 5/29 issue)....PETE ROSE
    was on ESPN's "Up Close" and commented on MICHAEL JORDAN and
    gambling: "If Michael had been a baseball player and had the same
    problems he did while playing basketball, then he would have been
    suspended for life just like me" (ESPN, 5/23).... IVAN LENDL
    failed in his bid to become only the third man to participate in
    both the in both the U.S. Open golf and tennis championships when
    he shot an 8-over-par 78 in a U.S. Open qualifier last week (PGA
    Tour)....CONNIE CHUNG is reportedly being pursued by the Fox
    Network, according to the BOSTON HERALD.  Industry insiders say
    Fox may sign Chung to anchor their upcoming nightly news show
    (BOSTON HERALD, 5/23).  Letterman's Top 10 was "Real Reasons
    Connie Chung is Leaving CBS."  Highlights:  5) Same reason that
    those who could left the Titanic; 4) CBS was forcing her to
    change her name to "Dr. Chung, Anchorwoman" ("Late Show," CBS,
    5/22)
    

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