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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 10, 1997
"First Time," part of the "Nickelodeon Sports Theater With SHAQUILLE O'NEAL" series, will air Saturday at 9:00pm ET/PT. The program is narrated by O'Neal, who is also one of the co-producers. The First Time episode is produced by MICHAEL TOLLIN & BRIAN ROBBINS, who produce HBO's "Arli$$" (Nickelodeon). In L.A., Larry Stewart: "Need a lift? This one-hour dramatic special should do it" (L.A. TIMES, 10/9). ...John Feinstein, on DEAN SMITH: "Dean Smith could have made a lot more money than he did, but he turned down endorsement opportunities. ... He was always outspoken on behalf of the players, and that's gotten lost a little bit in this rush for all these coaches to have their fancy suits and their endorsement contracts the last few years" ("Newshour With Jim Lehrer," PBS, 10/9)....The body of DON LEVENTHAL, who wrote the NBA Draft Report and contributed to ESPN SportsZone, was found Thursday in Philadelphia, after an apparent suicide (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 10/10).