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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published January 12, 1998
LAMAR HUNT was profiled by DONALD VAN DE MARK on "Business Unusual with Lou Dobbs." Hunt, who owns the MLS Crew and Wizards, on MLS' future: "I think it's gonna take off. Even the fact that the U.S. has again qualified for the World Cup helps a lot" ("Business Unusual," CNN, 1/10). OTHER NAMES: PEYTON MANNING has signed with agent LEIGH STEINBERG (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/11)....HOWIE LONG's "Firestorm," which opened Friday, was the seventh-highest grossing film over the weekend, bringing in $4M overall (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 1/12)....O.J. SIMPSON will be interviewed on ESPN's "Up Close" on Thursday. An ESPN source told Larry Stewart of the L.A. TIMES that there will be no restrictions on questions, and Simpson said, "They can ask me anything they want" (L.A. TIMES, 1/10)....TERRY PLEDGER, who won $1M at the Orange Bowl in the Gillette Touchdown Challenge, was a guest on the "Late Show" with DAVID LETTERMAN on Friday. "Gillette" was mentioned five times, and the video from the FedEx Orange Bowl, with prominent Gillette signage, was shown ("Late Show," 1/9).