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NAMES IN THE NEWS

          WAYNE KNIGHT, who plays Newman on "Seinfeld," will
     throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday,
     the night before NBC's "Seinfeld" finale (N.Y. POST, 5/10).
     ...Patriots VP/Player Personnel BOBBY GRIER, Northeastern
     Univ. Center for Study of Sport Founder RICHARD LAPCHICK and
     Celtics Exec VP/Corporate Development M.L. CARR were honored
     by the Organization for a New Equality for "their commitment
     to helping minorities and women excel economically off the
     playing field" (BOSTON HERALD, 5/10)....Kentucky Derby-
     winning jockey KENT DESORMEAUX has retained LARRY FELDMAN as
     his agent.  Feldman has been D. WAYNE LUKAS' agent since
     '96, and will seek endorsements and speaking engagements for
     Desormeaux (Mult., 5/8)....ALAN EAGLESON was charged with
     misconduct in jail, after signing a sports calendar for
     another prisoner, despite being warned earlier not to sign
     autographs (GLOBE & MAIL, 5/11)....Patriots DE WILLIE
     MCGINEST has started an entertainment company, 55
     Entertainment, that promoted a show last Thursday at the
     Wonderland Ballroom in Boston (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/10). 

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