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Published April 30, 1998
THE WHITE STUFF: In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes that "in a day and age when athletes invoke misplaced context when they are called on the stupid things they say," REGGIE WHITE "is bold enough to take the heat he is getting." Kent adds that White is "not at all innocent," calling his remarks about minorities "reprehensible" (Baltimore SUN, 4/30). White is scheduled to speak today at a MI rally against a city ordinance that bans discrimination against gays and lesbians (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 4/30). OTHER NAMES: CNN's "Showbiz Today" profiled golfers PETER JACOBSEN, PAYNE STEWART and MARK LYE, who have released an album under the band name "Jake Trout and the Flounders." Musicians making cameos on the multimedia CD include Hootie and the Blowfish's DARIUS RUCKER (CNN, 4/29). ...Actor JAMES WOODS will replace DON JOHNSON as host of "NASCAR'S NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD -- A GOLDEN CELEBRATION," May 1 in at the Wiltern Theatre (NASCAR)....DOUG FLUTIE, his wife and two children appeared on ABC's "GMA" to discuss their foundation of the DOUG FLUTIE JR. FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM. Flutie, whose six-year-old son DOUG JR. is autistic, said, "I like the thought of Dougie having a legacy, that he can make a difference and there's a reason for him being the way he is. And if now we can make a difference because of it, then it's all that much better" ("GMA," ABC, 4/30).