Roger Curtis Leaving Michigan Int'l Speedway Minding My Business: UFC's Tim O'Toole NFL, CBS, Twitter Developing "TNF" Viewership Metric Executive Transactions Names In The News Tirico Hosting NBC's Ryder Cup Coverage Agenda Announce For Sports Media & Tech Conference AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing Symposium Turner Sports Promotes Tina Shah To Senior VP D-Backs Add Twitter Vending Machine To Chase Field
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published November 28, 1995
PETER GRAF, the father of STEFFI GRAF, is expected to break his silence and make a statement to German authorities about tax evasion charges he faces (USA TODAY, 11/28).... BURTON HAWKINS, former Public Relations Dir for the Texas Rangers and also a baseball writer for the Washington Star, died yesterday at his home in Arlington, TX. He was 81 (WASHINGTON POST, 11/28)....One-time heavyweight boxing champ JAMES "BONECRUSHER" SMITH was appointed chair of the NC Boxing Commission (N.Y. TIMES, 11/28)....A Philadelphia jury awarded $128,000 in damages for the PHILLIE PHANATIC's "overzealous antics" at a '91 church carnival. The jury awarded the money to Carl Seidel and his wife, Arlene, who alleged the mascot knocked Mr. Seidel down causing a back injury (PHILA. INQUIRER, 11/28)....Suns/DiamondBacks Owner JERRY COLANGELO won the 1995 Phoenix Downtown revitalization award presented by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership (ARIZONA BUSINESS GAZETTE, 11/16 issue)....NBC News reported on a survey which asked adults who or what organizations provide the best and worst examples as role models. Sports figures were not mentioned. Best: youth organizations, teachers, clergy and doctors. Worst: movies, TV, politicians, music industry (NBC, 11/28)....ILIE NASTASE has become a leading member of Romania's ruling party by becoming elected to the party's national council ("Sports View," CNBC, 11/27)....The latest stop on Microsoft's BILL GATES' book tour was the "Late Show" with David Letterman (CBS, 11/27)....The Manhattan U.S. Attorney will file today to retry DON KING on wire fraud charges ("SportsCenter," 11/27).