NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published November 17, 1997
The first BOSTON YOUTH SPORTS CONGRESS, at Roxbury Community College on Saturday, brought together 450 political and corporate leaders, public safety and university officials, sports organizers, parents and children. The session was convened by Boston Mayor THOMAS MENINO. Boston city officials received $50,000 from REEBOK to pay for Saturday's conference (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/16). NO ILLUSIONS: DENNIS RODMAN opened his new nightclub Illusions on Saturday. The Las Vegas-style club features a 24-carat, gold portal that leads to the entry, where the centerpiece is the wedding dress Rodman wore last year when he announced his "wedding" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/17). In Chicago, Phil Rosenthal writes that Illusions has a private hideaway for athletes and other celebrities with "civilian members to be charged a reported $5,000" (SUN-TIMES, 11/17). NAMES: DON SHULA's Steak Houses, which includes six restaurants, plans to open a seventh at The Alexander Hotel in Miami Beach (MIAMI HERALD, 11/15)....JOHN ELWAY has co- written his first children's book, an autobiography titled "Comeback Kid," which is aimed at 7-12-year-olds (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 11/15)....DEAN SCHOENEWALD, who runs Mascot Mania, was profiled in the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Schoenewald has signed with the William Morris Agency, and "will soon begin work on a mascot-based sitcom" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/16).