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Published December 18, 1995
During the intro to Fox's broadcast of Tyson-Mathis, James Brown described the Spectrum crowd as "maybe not comparable to the Rocky-Apollo Creed fights" (Fox, 12/16). ....CBS is planning to make a movie about former NC State basketball coach JIM VALVANO (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/18)....An IPO for WAYNE HUIZENGA's Extended Stay America hotel venture started at $13 a share and closed at $27.50 during its first day of trading (MIAMI HERALD, 12/15)....Some MLB legends have agreed to pay the IRS nearly $250,000 in "back-taxes, fines and interest" for thousands in unreported cash fees earned at an '89 Atlantic City card show. Those who paid fines or are expected to do so include EDDIE MATTHEWS, FRANK ROBINSON, and MIKE SCHMIDT. Those who "deny wrongdoing" and refused to deal include REGGIE JACKSON, HANK AARON and HARMON KILLEBREW (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/18).