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Published June 6, 1995
Among a list of free perks received by freshman Rep. JOHN BALDACCI (D-ME) is two tickets to Camden Yards and four NHL tickets (NEWSWEEK, 6/12 issue)....Red Sox shortstop JOHN VALENTIN is giving 13 tickets to Dana Farber Cancer patients each time he hits a home run. Another 13 tickets will be donated for each man who is on base during a Valentin homer (BOSTON HERALD, 6/5)....MONICA SELES will return to the tennis court by playing an exhibition match against MARTINA NAVRATILOVA. She might also play in the Arthur Ashe Tennis Challenge in New York on August 27 (USA TODAY, 6/6)....ARA PARSEGHIAN is featured in the current PEOPLE. He is working to raise money for research toward a cure that could save his grandchildren who are suffering from "a rare genetic killer" (PEOPLE, 6/12 issue)....WAYNE GRETZKY and his wife are building a 7,000-square-foot home on Sherwood Country Club golf course at a cost of $1.6M (L.A. TIMES, 6/4).... Blackhawks PR Dir JIM DEMARIA said that any fans bringing an octopus to the United Center for Game 3 of the Blackhawks/ Red Wings series will be "arrested and prosecuted" (DETROIT NEWS, 6/6)....After winning the IHL's Turner Cup, members of the DENVER GRIZZLIES took the Cup downtown to Larimer Square, placed the trophy on an outdoor patio table at a restaurant and "invited passersby to drink beer from it" (Norm Clarke, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 6/6).