Fox' Freer, Shanks Top SBJ's "Most Influential" List United Airlines Extends Chicago Naming Rights New Orleans Architect Allen Eskew Dies At 65 MLB's Dan Halem Promoted NASCAR Hires Brent Dewar As COO Why Was Bears-Eagles Flexed To NBC? John Skipper Sits For Q&A Rose Injury Presents Issues For Brand Marketing CSN Chicago President Jim Corno Dies Minding My Business With Lon Rosen
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published February 28, 1996
Bulls Chair JERRY REINSDORF on speculation that MICHAEL JORDAN may try and spite the Bulls by signing with the Knicks, "Did Michael say that, or [NBC's Peter Vecsey]? If [Vecsey] said that then I have no comment. I don't care what anybody speculates" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/27)....MONICA SELES, KEN GRIFFEY, JR, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL and ANDRE AGASSI celebrated the official opening of their second All-Star Cafe in Cancun, Mexico Monday night. WESLEY SNIPES and SYLVESTER STALLONE joined the celebration ("ET," 2/27).... JERRY COLANGELO is featured in the latest INSIDE SPORTS by Pat O'Brien. O'Brien calls Colangelo "one of the good guys" in sports who is "always available and always upfront and truthful" (INSIDE SPORTS, 4/96 issue)....The new minor league baseball franchise in Bangor, ME will be known as the BLUE OX. The team's name was chosen from 1,200 submissions in a January contest (USA TODAY, 2/28)...Duke Coach MIKE KRZYZEWSKI took himself out of the running to be the new coach at Illinois. He had been mentioned as a possible replacement to LOU HENSON (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 2/28)....Spurs star DAVID ROBINSON has his own Web page. It can be accessed at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/David Robinson-50 (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS, 2/28).