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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     Rockets Owner LESLIE ALEXANDER increased his share of the
team last week by buying minority partner BILL ESPING's 8% stake.
Alexander now owns 95%.  "I like my investment, and I like the
future of the Rockets" (Eddie Sefko, HOUSTON CHRONICLE,
6/10)....Celtics Center ERIC MONTROSS will hold his Father's Day
Basketball Camp at the UNC-Chapel Hill Dean Smith Center on June
16-17 (Medical Foundation)....PGA golfer ERNIE ELS is profiled in
the latest issue of PEOPLE.  CURTIS STRANGE on Els:  "Ernie is
the next god of golf"....PEOPLE also profiles NASCAR driver KYLE
PETTY, who sings "Oh, King Richard" on the NASCAR tribute album,
"Runnin' Wide Open" (PEOPLE, 6/19 issue)....PETER MCNEELEY, Mike
Tyson's first post-incarceration opponent, was profiled on "CBS
This Morning."  McNeeley:  "I say let everybody abuse me, because
I am a better fighter than what they are giving me credit for."
But boxing analyst BERT SUGAR say McNeeley will just be "one more
name on Mike Tyson's resume" ("CBS This Morning," 6/13).
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