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     BERNARD KING has informed NJ Gov. CHRISTIE TODD WHITMAN that
he did not wish to be named as a commissioner on the NJ Sports &
Exposition Authority.  He was nominated September 19 (NEWSDAY,
10/8). ...Tennis champion GUILLERMO VILAS is interviewed by PETER
BODO in the latest TENNIS magazine. Vilas, on the image of
today's tennis players: "Agents are all trying to make their guys
uncontroversial and smooth because they want to develop certain
images for them ... Today, it's like guys don't know who they are
or who they want to be."  Vilas: "Players hang around their
agents too much.  Agents are pretty square.  They're not going to
know, never mind want to go, if the Rolling Stones are playing in
some small club in a bad part of town.  It isn't good for
business" (TENNIS, 11/96 issue)....CHARLES BARKLEY on TIGER
WOODS: "Tiger Woods is probably the most important person in
sports since Jackie Robinson as far as that situation
[shouldering the aspirations of blacks].  ... All the black guys
are very proud of what he has accomplished.  And we're behind him
110 percent, but it's going to be a long, tough struggle"
(HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/8).
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