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Published July 7, 1995
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.).