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Published January 4, 1996
NOLAN RYAN will be grand marshall of the '96 Parada del Sol Arizona Super Bowl XXX Parade (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 1/3). ....VANESSA WILLIAMS has been chosen to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXX (USA TODAY, 1/4)....'96 Dream Team Coach LENNY WILKENS, interviewed at halftime on TBS last night, said the offer has been made to Michael Jordan to join the team, but added, "He's just not ready to commit himself" (TBS, 1/3)....Phoenix sports mogul JERRY COLANGELO is profiled in this morning's Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Colangelo, on getting both an NHL and MLB team in one year: "It wasn't a master game plan. We've had a lot of success. I feel like I'm in a role of a deal maker. I make things happen" (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/4)....HAKEEM OLAJUWON will release an autobiography soon on February 1 entitled "Living the Dream, My Life and Basketball" and published by Little Brown and Co. (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/2).