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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     During TNT's coverage of the Magic-Pacers game, Craig Sager
displayed one of SHAQUILLE O'NEAL's Reeboks with "TWISM" engraved
in the side.  "The World Is Mine" is Shaq's response to what he
perceives as a "lack of respect" shown him in the MVP balloting
(TNT, 5/25)....BOB COUSY will host an international basketball
tournament for players six foot two inches and under.  The event
will take place in Worcester, MA in July '96 (Six Two
U)....Former Rockies partner MICKEY MONUS was convicted of 109
felony counts in U.S. District Court relating to a $1.1B fraud
and embezzlement scheme.  Monus is expected to receive a 15-20
year prison term.  Monus was accused of diverting more than $8.8M
from Phar-More Inc., where he was president, to the World
Basketball League (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/26).
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