NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published April 2, 1997
The Eagles' CHARLIE GARNER has filed a libel suit against the Philadelphia Daily News over a July 18, 1995, report that said he had tested positive for marijuana, violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The NFL said in a statement issued after the Daily News report that Garner did not test positive for any illegal substances, (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/28)....NBC golf analyst JOHNNY MILLER: "One of the goals I really want to accomplish in my life is building 18-hole courses for kids only. The kids would play free and would be able to learn the game" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/31)....GENE SISKEL, on DENNIS RODMAN's performance in "Double Team," after the world premiere in Chicago on Monday: "Dennis is better than the movie. He's genuinely appealing at times. The movie never is" (USA TODAY, 4/2). Rodman, on "Double Team": "I expect the worst. So if I get some good reviews, great, if I get some bad reviews, I'm right back where I started" ("Access Hollywood," 4/1)....Figure skaters MICHELLE KWAN and TARA LIPINSKI were rivals on the late night talk show circuit on Tuesday. Kwan appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and Lipinski on the "Late Show" with David Letterman. Letterman: "What do you win for winning the World Championship?" Lipinski: "I think I got some prize money." Letterman: "How much?" Lipinski: "I have no clue." Letterman: "You oughta' look into that." Lipinski, on how long figure skaters can skate: "I think you can be like any age. You can't be like 30 or something" ("Late Show," CBS, 4/1).