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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     "BURNIE," the Heat mascot, got hit with a $1M civil lawsuit
Thursday by YVONNE GIL-REBOLLO of Puerto Rico.  Burnie "allegedly
hurt and embarrassed" her by dragging her onto the court during
an exhibition game a year ago.  The lawsuit is not only directed
at Wes Lockard (aka "Burnie"), but the Heat and the FL Basketball
Associates (MIAMI HERALD, 10/13)....This morning's W.S. JOURNAL
sports page profiles Illinois football coach LOU TEPPER's efforts
to make racial integration a part of his program by requiring his
players to promise to get to know teammates of the other race and
putting them in situations that promote such contact (W.S.
JOURNAL, 10/13).....Hurricane PETER MCNEELEY told the BOSTON
HERALD's "Inside Track" he hasn't had a drink since Sept. 16 and
said he won't have one again "until after I box for DON KING
again."  The piece notes his two TV commercials for America
OnLine and Pizza Hut. McNeeley on the ads: "Hey, anyone who
doesn't think those ads are funny shouldn't call themselves an
American" (BOSTON HERALD, 10/12)....A story in today's N.Y. TIMES
examines the tax plight of tennis star STEFFI GRAF (N.Y. TIMES,
10/13)....Bulls Coach PHIL JACKSON was interviewed on ABC's "Good
Morning America" to discuss his new book, "Sacred Hoops:
Spiritual Lesson of a Hardwood Warrior."  Jackson calls the book
"a link between spirituality and sports" ("GMA," ABC, 10/13).
              >>>>>>>>>>>>  REMINDER  <<<<<<<<<<<<
     Keep those nominations for "Sports Industrialist of the
Year" coming!  Remember, nominees should have a clear and
definable impact on the industry, work daily to further its
strength and growth, and demonstrate creative and innovative
thought.  Nominations can be made in writing, on video or in
person.  Please submit all entries by November 3 at 5pm.
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