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Published February 26, 1996
CHARLES BARKLEY, on Steve Forbes and his proposed flat tax: "They're killin' me with that 50% [tax bracket]. Steve Forbes has some good ideas. I could retire sooner." Forbes, with the Arizona Primary on Tuesday, was in attendance at yesterday's Suns game (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 2/26)....NBC's Peter Vecsey: "My feeling is that they [the Knicks] have a chance to go out and get MICHAEL JORDAN. If JERRY REINSDORF, the owner of the Bulls, does not give Jordan what he wants, if he considers it an insult, I think Jordan will make Reinsdorf pay one way or the other - and the best way to make him pay would be to come to New York for less money" ("NBA on NBC," 2/25)....The Braves make a visit to the White House today. Braves 3B CHIPPER JONES: "I want to see that little red telephone. All I have to do is pick it up and World War III starts" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/26)....BO JACKSON on his acting career: "I'm not going to be another Brian Bosworth" (MIAMI HERALD, 2/25)....Daytona 500 champ DALE JARRETT made a cameo appearance on "The Tonight Show" Friday night. Jarrett polished JAY LENO'S dress shoes with a gigantic red buffer attached to the back wheel of a Ford convertible car ("Tonight Show," 2/23).... Lakers star CEDRIC CEBALLOS will appear on the children's TV program, "The Puzzle Place" ("Inside Stuff," 2/24).