NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published August 14, 1996
According to the L.A. TIMES, BOB ARUM is about to sign Olympic U.S. Champion DAVID REID (L.A. TIMES, 8/14). ...Pocket Books will publish "IceBreaker" written by 1996 National Figure Skating Champion RUDY GALINDO due out in January '97 (Pocket Books)....The Raiders' ANTHONY SMITH has established, funds and directs YES (Youth Enterprise Systems of America), which focuses on urban youth-oriented issues including education, counseling, employment, recreation, corrections and economic development (YES)...."ET" previewed "Space Jams", which opens November 15. It stars MICHAEL JORDAN and is produced by Ivan Reitman. Reitman feels Jordan is a "natural" and could sell to an worldwide movie audience. Reitman: "People know him from that great smile and his very handsome face, this is really what a movie star is all about." JORDAN: "I think the movie is gonna be pretty fun and the kids will really enjoy it" ("ET", 8/13).