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Published March 27, 1997
Prosecutors in Mannheim, Germany, dropped their investigation into STEFFI GRAF's taxes in return for Graf paying a fine and making a charitable contribution (MIAMI HERALD, 3/27)....IMG's HUGHES NORTON, who represents TIGER WOODS, was profiled by Joe Concannon in the BOSTON GLOBE under the header "Norton Is Earning His Keep Representing The Rookie." Norton tracked Woods' progress since the golfer was seven. Norton: "The fact that he was a black prodigy made me think, How many black golfers have we had? I always thought that if a young, black, athletic kid comes along he'd be, as Nicklaus has said, 'better than any of us in this game.' I thought, 'This may be the kid'" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/27)....MICHAEL VOLPE, the free-agent fan who "divorced" the MLB Giants, and was "courted" by 31 MLB and Minor League baseball teams, announced this morning on NBC's "Today" that he has chosen the Phillies and the Durham Bulls of the Carolina League as his teams ("Today," NBC, 3/27).