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ANDREW CRAIG, a prominent St. Louis banker and head of a group planning a centennial celebration of the 1904 World's Fair in 2004, said plans could include bidding for the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four or MLB All-Star Game (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 1/9)....JACK NEWFIELD's book on boxing promoter DON KING, "Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King," will be made into an HBO movie scheduled for release in early '97 (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/10)....JAY LENO will host the NFL Alumni Player of the Year awards dinner in Phoenix on the eve of Super Bowl XXX (USA TODAY, 1/8)....The FT. LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL reported the FBI is investigating a series of incidents involving Marlins OF GARY SHEFFIELD (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 1/8)....The National Council for Urban Economic Development will hold a conference on stadium financing February 1-3 in Scottsdale, AZ. The Council is located in Washington, DC (CUED)....ESPN reports Padres OF RICKEY HENDERSON is under investigation by the IRS for possible failure to report income earned from autograph signing appearances ("SportsCenter," 1/9)....ESPN Enterprises has promoted RICK ALESSANDRI to VP & GM of SportsTicker (ESPN Inc.).