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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published January 11, 1996
MICHAEL JORDAN has spent the past two days giving a deposition in a lawsuit against him, according to Jerry Bonkowski of USA TODAY. Jordan and his agent, DAVID FALK, are reportedly being sued for $28M by producers of the '91 movie "Heaven in a Playground." The producers claim breach of contract, saying Jordan "backed out of an agreement to appear in the film" (USA TODAY, 1/11)....CHARLES BARKLEY said he is not going to let recent rumors of a possible trade affect him. Barkley: "The last time I checked, I had about $20 million -- and that was before the new McDonald's deal. I thought about cashing in my Nike stock, too, but it split, so I am just going to hang onto it" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 1/11)....In Chicago, Philip Hersch writes on the challenges facing skaters in choosing between "grabbing a fistful now and building a reputation for the future." Noted is NICOLE BOBEK, who spent December 10-30 with the Nutcracker on Ice "rather than staying home to train for the national championships" -- and later, healing an injured ankle. Bobek's financial advisor is STEVE DISSON, whose D&F Group brought in the Nutcracker's sponsorship. Disson: "Nicole didn't do the Nutcracker just for financial reasons. It was a dream of hers to do this show." Disson said, despite the injury, "no one pressured" Bobek to continue with the show (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/11)... NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN was at the Univ of Michigan's Business School yesterday to accept their leadership award (DETROIT NEWS, 1/11)....The following will be recognized at the 18th Int'l Sports Summit, February 1-2 in Atlanta: NIKE as "Foremost Sports Sponsor of the Year"; USOC and ACOG as joint winners of the "Balance of Payment Award"; the IHL for "Turn Around Award"; AMERICA WEST ARENA for "Foremost Sports Facility of the Year"; and the CHARLOTTE REGIONAL SPORTS COMMISSION as "Foremost Sports Commission" (Sports Summit)