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Published April 2, 1998
The VILLAGE VOICE's J. Hoberman reviews MICHAEL MOORE's "The Big One," which opens April 10. Moore "meets his match in Nike CEO PHIL KNIGHT. A relaxed and jovial middle-aged hippie type, Knight provides the world's largest shoe company with a human face while deflecting the filmmaker's various ploys." Moore does get Knight to match a $10,000 donation to the Flint, MI, school system, "a dirt cheap product placement for Nike and an inexpensive special-effect for Moore, with good vibes and tax deductions all around" (VILLAGE VOICE, 4/1 issue)....The NCAA and JERRY TARKANIAN have reached a settlement on his seven-year-old lawsuit one month before it was to go trial. Tarkanian will receive $2.5M after he contended the NCAA targeted his teams and "made up evidence to try to run him out of coaching" (Baltimore SUN, 4/2)....Reds CEO MARGE SCHOTT is recovering at Jewish Hospital Kenwood after having a hip surgically repaired Wednesday afternoon. She fell on her driveway and broke her hip on Tuesday (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 4/2).