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Published August 23, 1995
Former 49ers coach BILL WALSH is reportedly involved in an effort to bring an NFL team to the L.A. area (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/23)....NY Liquor Authority officials have reportedly begun an investigation into RUBEN SIERRA'S "undisclosed ownership interest" in Jimmy's Bronx Cafe. MLB has warned players to stay away from the restaurant because it is frequented by "unsavory characters" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/23)....The BOSTON HERALD reports that PETER MCNEELEY manager, VINNIE VECCHIONE, was once the target of an alleged Mafia hit over $100,000-plus in gambling debts (BOSTON HERALD, 8/23)....Former Twin and Tiger DAN GLADDEN and partner CLARK GRIFFITH will co-own the new Northern League baseball team in Fargo, ND. Griffith is son of former Twins Owner CALVIN GRIFFITH (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 8/22)....CBS' Jane Robelot interviewed Orioles Vice Chair JOE FOSS and DR. RALPH KUNCL of Johns Hopkins Univ. on the plan to sell of 5,000 extra seats for the September 6 game in which CAL RIPKEN is scheduled to break Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record. The revenue from those seats will go toward the finding a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Foss said Ripken "was very flattered and has expressed a termendous willingness to help in anyway he can." Ripken will autograph special tickets to be given to donors at a post-season party ("CBS This Morning," 8/23).