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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     GERRY COONEY is currently writing a book with BOB KLAPISCH
on his boxing experiences.  Cooney works for the New York state
prison system with prisoners and recovering alcoholics and is
also part owner of two minor league baseball teams (PHILADELPHIA
INQUIRER, 7/7)....BILL WALSH is profiled in THE SPORTING NEWS.
Walsh is called the "Dear Abby of the NFL, churning out advice to
one and all.  Need help organizing a franchise? ... Just call 1-
800-Bill."  The piece also looks at four other "independent
contractors used by NFL teams," MIKE GIDDINGS, STEPHEN AUSTIN,
RAY PELFREY, BUD GOODE (SPORTING NEWS, 7/10)....NY Gov. GEORGE
PATAKI met yesterday with TED TURNER, HARVEY SCHILLER, and ROBERT
JOHNSON, Chair of the 1998 New York Organizing Committee, to
discuss the '98 Goodwill Games (NY Gov.).
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