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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published September 18, 1995
JACK NICHOLSON was spotted at the Woodward Stakes on Saturday ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/16)....New Boston Garden Corp. President LARRY MOULTER is the subject of the BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE's cover story. Moulter is described as an "orchestrator" who coaxed "dissonant soloists to play in harmony" in the development of the new FleetCenter. Moulter has stressed the need for a more audience-friendly environment and makes his workers pledge allegiance to the "Church of the Everlasting Change." Jack Connors, who heads Boston ad agency Hill Holiday Connors Cosmopoulos: "If I were Disney, I'd go after him" (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/17).... Senior PGA star CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ is upset about the use of his name in the new movie "To Wong Foo ..." Rodriguez is suing the production company and Universal Pictures because one of the characters -- a drag queen -- is named Chi Chi Rodriquez. The character, played by JOHN LEGUIZAMO, engages in numerous "disreputable acts," according to the golfer's lawyers, and "is portrayed as sexually promiscuous." The suit aims to prevent the movie from being shown using the Rodriguez name (L.A. TIMES, 9/16)....Rangers Fan STEPHANIE GLAZER of Queens, NY, is suing the club and accusing them of gender bias after she was kicked out of Madison Square Garden last year for using "unfeminine" language. Glazer says a Garden usher ejected her for using foul language yet ignored several male fans using similar diction (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/16)....Fox NFL Sunday" examined whether EMMITT SMITH should get DEION SANDERS-type money. JIMMY JOHNSON: "Jerry Jones will never pay Emmitt Smith what he deserves." TERRY BRADSHAW: "His only chance to get this kind of money is to, after this season, hold out" (Fox, 9/17)....The Greater Boston Business Bureau will honor John Hancock exec DAVID D'ALESSANDRO for helping to restore the Boston Marathon and to bring the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials to Boston (BOSTON GLOBE, 9/16).... Chicago's WMVP Radio reported that KEN GRIFFEY, JR., has been offered $12M for one season by a Japanese League club to play in the Far East after his current contract expires in '96 (ESPNET SportsZone). On ESPN's "Sunday Conversation," Griffey said Seattle can support major league baseball with a new stadium. Griffey: "If we get a new stadium I'll stay there" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/17)....36 House and Senate members have entered the Nike Capital Challenge three mile race Wednesday. Included in the field are Senators DON NICKLES, RICHARD LUGAR and Representatives BART GORDON, SUSAN MOLINARI and STEVE LARGENT. The race is expected to raise $4,000 for DC Special Olympics (Nike Capital Challenge)....Penn State football coach JOE PATERNO is profiled in the latest issue of TIME. The article talks about Paterno's emphasis on academics as well as football (TIME, 9/25 issue).