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NAMES IN THE NEWS

      Panthers Owner JERRY RICHARDSON has officially stepped down
as Chair of Flagstar Companies, operator of Denny's restaurants,
in order to spend more time on his football team (ATLANTA
CONSTITUTION, 5/3)....The '95 MLB All-Star Game host committee
was announced Monday.  Among the 33 members chosen:  Dallas Mayor
STEVE BARTLETT, Arlington Mayor RICHARD GREENE, Rangers President
TOM SCHIEFFER, Fort Worth Mayor KAY GRANGER, Dallas County judge
LEE JACKSON, and Tarrant County Judge TOM VANDERGRIFF (DALLAS
MORNING NEWS, 5/2)....Former Kings coach BARRY MELROSE will serve
as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2 for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
(ESPN)....NBC Sports' DICK ENBERG and BOB HAMMEL, Sports Editor
of THE HERALD-TIMES in Bloomington, Ind. were announced yesterday
as the winners of the Curt Gowdy Award for broadcast and print
coverage of basketball (N.Y. TIMES, 5/3)....PGA golfer PAUL
AZINGER was on "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book and his
fight with cancer (CBS, 5/3)....The N.Y. DAILY NEWS reported
today that LAWRENCE TAYLOR is thinking about returning to the
NFL, possibly as a Patriot (5/3)....The N.Y. TIMES estimates that
Magic Owner RICH DEVOS has donated $18.5M to his charitable
foundation (N.Y. TIMES, 4/30).... Red Sox DH JOSE CANSECO is the
"Inside Interview" in the latest edition of INSIDE SPORTS.
Canseco, who has established his own sports agency: "You hear
horror stories every day: agents taking clients away from
agencies, CPAs stealing money from corporations.  Things like
that can happen."  Canseco, on whether he believes that Latin
players have a hard time getting endorsements: "It depends a lot
on what a company needs, what it's looking for.  There still is a
stereotype, a double standard that exists.  We're not over that
yet" (INSIDE SPORTS, 6/95 issue)....Former MLB pitcher SAM
MCDOWELL is profiled in the latest PITTSBURGH magazine.
McDowell, a "licensed addiction counselor," has a "holistic
approach to athlete problem-solving."  His services have been
used by the Blue Jays (PITTSBURGH, 5/95 issue).....
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