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Published February 2, 1998
PAUL ALLEN was interviewed in the Portland OREGONIAN on Saturday. Allen, on owning an NFL team compared to an NBA team: "I didn't realize there are many more people who follow the NFL than the NBA. There are just a lot of people who watch games on TV wherever they are, and there is more regional support for the NFL here" (OREGONIAN, 1/31)....The ethics of sports agents and college athletes were examined by CNN's NICK CHARLES on "Page 1." Charles: "They are number one on the NCAA's hit list. A group responsible for untold instances of misconduct among college athletes" ("Page 1," CNN, 1/31)....Former investment advisor JOHN GILLETTE JR. was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $11.8M plus interest "in restitution to the professional athletes he bilked" (Mult., 2/2).....MARIO ANDRETTI guest starred on NBC's "Pretender" on Saturday night (THE DAILY)....DENNIS CRAWFORD of TN, who won $1M by kicking a 35-yard field goal in "Hershey's $1 Million Kick" at the Pro Bowl yesterday, was featured this morning on ABC's "GMA," outfitted in Hershey gear (THE DAILY).