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Published October 24, 1995
The latest issue of FORBES ranks the Top 25 paid trial lawyers based on their estimated '94 incomes. Included: Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS (13th, $9M) and JOSEPH COTCHETT, who represents the NFL (22nd, $4M) (FORBES, 11/6 issue).... Edmonton Oilers Owner PETER POCKLINGTON takes the stand in Canadian court in his own defense as his former company winds up a C$7.5M lawsuit against him (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 10/24)....STEVE YOUNG was on hand at a local Northern CA school during the announcement of Sun Microsystems $1M donation to CA schools (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 10/24)....The Pats finalized their 7-year $42M deal with DREW BLEDSOE yesterday. One of the holdups was Bledsoe's off- season activities which included blacking-out during a flight with the Air Force's Thunderbirds (BOSTON HERALD, 10/24)....A W.S. JOURNAL story notes that Time Warner Chair GERALD LEVIN, soon-to-be chair of Braves owner TBS, will not do the tomahawk chop. Levin: "I have my own way of cheering." Also of note, while Levin's company will technically own the Braves, he will stay a Mets fan (W.S. JOURNAL, 10/24).... With the naming of TONY LA RUSSA as the new Cardinals manager, the ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH notes that even though La Russa is alcohol free, he is now a "Bud man" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/24)....For the first time ever, the first pitch for a World Series game will not take place inside the ballpark. Space shuttle astronaut KEN BOWERSOX will throw out the first ball inside Columbia before Game 5, with video beamed to the scoreboard at Jacobs Field (MLB)....BARRY O'DONNELL, a former actor, turned President/CEO of the Organizing Committee for the '98 Goodwill Games, is profiled in CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS. O'Donnell: "My job is to find a way to these games distinctly New York. No matter where people are watching, they are going to see the stamp of New York" (CRAIN'S NY, 10/16- 22)....David Letterman's correspondent for the World Series, nine year-old SPARKY MORTIMER, had his first report last night from Atlanta. Mortimer: "I said the games would be close and they have been." In his monologue, Letterman noted Braves Owner TED TURNER traded CHIPPER JONES and his wife JANE FONDA for SHARON STONE ("Late Show," CBS, 10/23). ...."Entertainment Tonight" took a look at ANDREW SHUE and his involvement with the MLS' L.A. Galaxy. Shue modeled uniforms at MLS' recent press conference and has said he may "come out of retirement" and play if his "Melrose Place" schedule allows. Shue was All-American at Dartmouth ("ET," 10/23).