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Published April 15, 1996
Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP donated $1.5M toward the John Mellencamp Pavilion, an indoor sports center at Indiana Univ. (WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/14)....JUDGE MANNY ALVAREZ says Cowboys WR MICHAEL IRVIN had "better watch his mouth" because he is close to violating a gag order forbidding him to speak about his drug possession case (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 4/14)....Agent RON SHAPIRO, who represents CAL RIPKEN, EDDIE MURRAY and KIRBY PUCKETT, has founded the Shapiro Negotiations Institute with fellow lawyer MARK JANKOWSKI. The Institute is designed to teach corporate managers "how to make a deal" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 4/14).... ....Jazz forward KARL MALONE appeared on the "Tonight Show" Friday. Malone, on Charles Barkley running for Governor of Alabama: "Charles is just too honest. He's going to tell the people the truth about what he thinks about them and I think somebody's going to try to assassinate him." Malone on a post- NBA acting career: "I want to be the black Rambo" (NBC, 4/12)....MLS Chair ALAN ROTHENBERG has become the first American member of the CONCACAF Exec Committee, which gives him one of five seats on the regional soccer authority's board (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/14)....USA Today has named MONTE LORELL, former Managing Editor/Page One, as new Managing Editor/Sports. He replaces GENE POLICINSKI, who left the paper to pursue other interests (USA Today).