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          CIBC Oppenheimer and the Women's Sports Foundation have
     formed a three-year partnership to present a series of "Meet
     A Champion!" youth sports clinics.  WSF President-Elect
     NANCY LIEBERMAN-CLINE will tip off the program today at a
     press conference at a Manhattan's school where the WNBA's
     TERESA WEATHERSPOON will conduct a co-ed basketball clinic
     afterwards (CIBC Oppenheimer)....Univ. of TN QB PEYTON
     MANNING was a guest on the "Late Show" with David Letterman. 
     Manning, on staying in school for his senior year: "That's
     kind of the norm now, people take the money and go pro, but
     just growing up around college football, I always loved the
     game.  My dad loved to play, and he just taught me to play
     the game for the love of the game, and that's really what I
     do" (CBS, 12/8)....ERIC LINDROS is scheduled to appear on
     the "Late Show" tomorrow (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/9).
     ...TONY KORNHEISER's new book "Bald As I Want To Be," a
     collection of his columns published by Villard, received a
     B+ review in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (EW, 12/12 issue)....Each
     fan attending JOE MONTANA's ceremony retiring his number
     next Monday will receive a copy of a book highlighting his
     49ers career.  Montana: "This is my way of saying thank
     you."  Copies of the book may be purchased for $14.95 each
     by calling (888) 467-6263 (S.F. CHRONICLE, 12/8)....RUPERT
     MURDOCH, on TED TURNER: "I've never abused him, never
     attacked him.  In fact, I've always rather admired him.  I
     don't know what got into him" (REUTERS, 12/9)....JEREMY
     ROENICK and other NHL players competing in the Nagano Games
     attended a photo shoot for Vanity Fair (AZ REPUBLIC, 12/9). 

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