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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     The latest issue of the L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL ranks the top
50 "Wealthiest Angelenos" ranked by net worth.  Included:
Clippers Owner DONALD STERLING (16), the DISNEY family (23),
Angels Chair GENE AUTRY (34), Disney President MICHAEL OVITZ
(41), Lakers Owner JERRY BUSS (45) and Dodgers Owner PETER
O'MALLEY (47) (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 9/25).... CE Sports
President CRAIG ELLEDGE is profiled in the "On a Roll" column of
the latest issue of AD AGE.  Elledge, 35, has a 30-member agency
that created the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League and
represents 20 corporations through events (AD AGE, 10/2)...."ET"
showed scenes from the opening of the FleetCenter.  NANCY
KERRIGAN, who performed:  "We're going to miss the Garden, but at
the same time, it's the same fans, the same people and they're
the ones who make the building what it is" ("ET,"
10/2)....Outgoing LPGA Tour Commissioner CHARLIE MECHEM will
remain as a consultant to the Tour and new Commissioner JIM RITTS
... MICHAEL CULANG has been named President of Izod Club Golf &
Tennis.  Culang forsees "minimal organizational change" at Izod
(GOLF WORLD, 9/29)....JERRY VAINISI has resigned from the World
League to purse a career in sports law with a Chicago firm.
Vainisi was WLAF VP/Football Ops (USA TODAY, 10/3)....Tigers
Owner MIKE ILLITCH was "never more noticeable than in his
absence" during manager SPARKY ANDERSON'S resignation press
conference yesterday (DETROIT NEWS, 10/3)....STEVE YOUNG is in
L.A. today to film his segment for Fox's "Beverly Hills 90210."
Agent LEIGH STEINBERG will also be in the segment, both playing
themselves.  Steinberg:  "Obviously it is not Shakespeare" (SAN
JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 10/3)....ESPN's Keith Olbermann on Expos GM
KEVIN MALONE's comment baseball is run by Satan:  "No truth to
rumors that Satan has issued a statement saying he'd never get
involved in anything as sleezy as the baseball business"
("SportsCenter," 10/2).  For the record, Malone told Peter
Gammons that his "Satan" quote was taken out of context.  Malone:
"I can't help if someone's out to get me" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/1).
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