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          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).
 
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