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Published July 27, 1995
The current issue of SI examines the issue of domestic violence among athletes with a focus on ROBERT PARISH. Parish is accused of abuse by his ex-wife NANCY SAAD. In the piece, SI's Gerry Callahan notes that past rumors of Parish's abuse were never pursued. He adds, "True, until recently Saad had never spoken publicly about the abuse, but she claims her phone didn't exactly ring off the hook as journalists tried to check out what they'd heard." Saad: "I kept wondering when someone would call" (SI, 7/31 issue)....The WALL STREET JOURNAL's "Heard on the Street" examines former MLB Commissioner PETER UEBERROTH's work as Co-Chair of Doubletree hotels, whose shares have risen 79% since a July '94 IPO. Ueberroth, whose spends only half his time on Doubletree, has a stake in the company valued at $29.7M (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/27)....The Mariners have announced that Asst Dir of Public Relations PETE VANDERWARKER will be leaving the team to go to law school. TIM HEVLY has been promoted to fill the position (Mariners)....Wal-Mart CEO DAVID GLASS, who also serves as CEO of the Royals, has been chosen Chief Executive of the Year by CHIEF EXECUTIVE magazine (USA TODAY, 7/27)....ABREY BRIGGS, a paralyzed woman, is suing the Spurs alleging that the Alamodome is inadequately equipped for the disabled (AP/STAR TRIBUNE, 7/27).