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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     Cowboy WR MICHAEL IRVIN charged that Dallas area electronic
and print media have been motivated by competition for readers
rather than concerning themselves with fairness and accuracy.
Therefore, he will not do any more interviews unless conducted in
the broadcast medium (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/11)....Yankees Owner
GEORGE STEINBRENNER announced yesterday he will personally fire
George Costanza on the season finale of "Seinfeld," set to air
May 16 (N.Y. POST, 4/11)....Former tennis pro JOHN MCENROE, now a
New York art dealer, is opening "The Human Body," an exhibit of
paintings by several artists (WALL STREET JOURNAL,
4/11)....Former Reds and Mets slugger GEORGE FOSTER was arrested
Wednesday after telling CT revenue agents he never paid state
income taxes while earning more than $500,000 in '94.  Foster,
who lives in Greenwich, says he hasn't filed state returns since
'91 because he "did not have the funds."  CT Commissioner of
Revenue Service GENE GAVIN called Foster's arrest "a home run for
the taxpaying citizens" of CT (HARTFORD COURANT, 4/11)....JON
STEVENSON, President of AVP Properties and Senior VP/Tour Admin.,
and AVP Tournament Dir JIM MENGES will be inducted into the Pro
Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame (AVP)....In his inaugural IHRA
race, former NBA All-Star forward LARRY NANCE won the Winter
Nationals in Darlington, SC (Cleveland PLAIN-DEALER, 4/10).
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