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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published September 19, 1997
Time Warner Vice Chair TED TURNER is making "the largest charitable donation ever," $1B to benefit UN agencies which will be used to establish a not-for-profit foundation to benefit UN programs "aiding refugees and children, clearing mines and fighting disease." The TIMES writes that Turner is "well known for his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/19).... Magic VP JULIUS ERVING "is expected to be a character witness" for NBC's MARV ALBERT, whose trial on sodomy and assault charges begins Monday in VA (USA TODAY, 9/19)....In Chicago, Jim O'Donnell writes that PETER VESCEY "is the latest charlatan sniffing around the last-tango Bulls with visions of a best- seller dancing in his head" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 9/19). ...Westchester County, NY, Medical Center and the Yankees are hosting "DAVID CONE's Kids Clinic" to benefit the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center. The clinic will take place tomorrow at Yankee Stadium. For more information, call (914) 593-2575 (WCMC)....MICHAEL JORDAN's Bijan Body Collection was profiled on "ET." Jordan, on the size of the collection's bar of soap: "That relates to my hands. ... It's huge" ("ET," 9/18).