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Published September 22, 1997
FROM THE CURRENT NEWSWEEK: Dodgers' pitchers CHAN HO PARK and HIDEO NOMO are profiled in NEWSWEEK. Both are "cheered on by legions of raucous hometown fans who live thousands of miles away." Park has a four-year Nike deal worth $1.7M and endorsements with three Korean sponsors worth another $2M....KEN GRIFFEY, JR. is profiled by Smith & Starr, who write that Griffey is "not only the Zen master of the game; he is also the best player" (NEWSWEEK, 9/29). OTHER NAMES: NFL Giants co-Owner BOB TISCH is donating $7.5M to his alma mater, the Univ. of MI, for a humanities building and a tennis center (N.Y. TIMES, 9/21)....Vail CEO ADAM ARON was profiled in Sunday's DENVER POST by Penny Parker under the header, "Big Year For Vail Boss." Parker: "[S]ki-industry insiders say Aron is an infusion of energy that the ski industry desperately needs" (DENVER POST, 9/21)....Jets WR KEYSHAWN JOHNSON will tape an episode of Fox's "Living Single" where he will play himself (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/22)....WAYNE HUIZENGA was featured in an extensive profile by Jill Dutt in Sunday's WASHINGTON POST. Dutt: "For all his money ... Huizenga's friends insist he remains a regular guy" (WASHINGTON POST, 9/21)....DAVID FALK was interviewed on "Bloomberg Forum" this morning. Falk: "I consider myself a creative person, I really enjoy the marketing side of the business a great deal because it allows you much greater latitude to do things in business than simply negotiating contracts" ("BBN," 9/22).