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          EDITORIAL CRITICAL OF SHINN: An editorial in the
     CHARLOTTE OBSERVER says that despite a decision not to
     prosecute Hornets Owner GEORGE SHINN on sexual misconduct
     charger, his "reputation is in ruins."  The OBSERVER: "Since
     the woman filed the charge in September, Mr. Shinn has made
     no public statement.  His attorney has said, 'There are two
     sides to every story.  There is a side of this story that
     Mr. Shinn will tell at that proper time....'  If people
     believe the worst about Mr. Shinn, one reason may be that he
     has offered nothing better to believe.  We're not sure what
     Mr. Shinn and his attorneys consider, 'the proper time,' but
     [time] seems to us to be running out" (OBSERVER, 11/25).
          OTHER NAMES: MARV ALBERT and O.J. SIMPSON "have been
     ousted" from the American Sportscasters Association's new
     Hall of Fame.  Neither of the former sportscasters are
     mentioned in the ASA's exhibits opening at the MCI Center
     next week (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/25)....PATRICK EWING held a
     Thanksgiving dinner at MSG's Club restaurant for 60 kids
     from Covenant House (N.Y. POST, 11/25)....Lakers C SHAQUILLE
     O'NEAL is contributing a rap music track for a charity album
     to benefit underprivileged children.  The song is titled
     "Are You Ready to Fly," and the album is called "Jive's
     Unreleased Masters for the Children's Health Fund, Vol. 1." 
     The album will be released today (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/25).
     ...ALBERTO TOMBA is promoting a race called "Slalom For
     Peace" on December 23 to benefit the injured and the
     children in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (DESERET NEWS, 11/23).
     ....With boxer GEORGE FOREMAN announcing his retirement,
     DAVID LETTERMAN offered his "Top 10 Signs It's Time To
     Retire From Boxing."  Among our favorites: No. 10: Blows to
     the jaw often cause your entire head to fly off; No. 9: Your
     last match was promoted as 'The Snooza in Tuscaloosa; No. 6:
     Instead of 'Let's get ready to rumble!' announcer says,
     'Let's watch the geezer get his ass kicked!'; No. 2: Your
     idea of a one-two combo is metamucil and a nap; No. 1: MIKE
     TYSON chipped a tooth on your hearing aid" (CBS, 11/24). 

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