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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published July 2, 1996
FORBES lists American and foreign billionaires in their latest issue. Those with sports interests: PAUL ALLEN ($7.4B); JOHN KLUGE ($6.8B); PHIL KNIGHT ($5.12B); PHILIP ANSHCUTZ ($2.0B); RICHARD DEVOS ($4.4B); RUPERT MURDOCH ($3.3B); MICKY ARISON ($1.87B); ROBERT TISCH ($1.6B); WILLIAM DAVIDSON ($1.0B); WILLIAM CLAY FORD ($1.23B); CRAIG MCCAW ($1.0B) (FORBES, 6/15 issue)....ROBERT MCNULTY, one of the original owners of the North Stars, died Sunday (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/2)....WAYNE HUIZENGA's Republic Industries agreed to acquire ADT Ltd. for stock currently valued at $4.49B. ADT is a burglar alarm and auto-sales company (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/2)....Screenwriter JOE ESTZERHAS is reportedly looking to cast DENNIS RODMAN in his newest film, a Hollywood "spoof" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/2). CORRECTION: ESPN's report on Jerome Williams' choice of an agent incorrectly identified Lon Babby's employer. Babby is an attorney with DC-based Williams & Connolly.