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Published May 15, 1998
Packers QB BRETT FAVRE has retained WI-based attorney GERALD BOYLE to "weigh possible litigation" against MN-based radio station KQRS, which pulled a "radio prank" on him last December (ST. PAUL PIONEER PLANET, 5/15)....In Chicago, Fred Mitchell reports that "plans are in the works for a book and a movie" about the life of HARRY CARAY (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/15)....THE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME holds its annual Awards Day tomorrow in Springfield, MA (Hall of Fame)....Red Sox 3B TIM NAEHRING pitched a plan to Acting MA Gov. PAUL CELLUCCI to build a miniature Fenway Park on state land in Quincy, MA. The nonprofit, 2,500-seat ballpark would be used by Little Leaguers and softball teams. Naehring's personal charitable foundation is seeking about $2M in corporate donations to finance construction of the replica (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/15)....FRANK COSTANZA, to GEORGE STEINBRENNER, as the Yankees Owner gave his testimony against the "New York Four" in last night's "Seinfeld" finale: "How could you give 12 million dollars to HIDEKI IRABU?!" (NBC, 5/14)....TARA LIPINSKI was on "Late Show" last night. DAVID LETTERMAN, on Lipinski turning pro: "[Y]ou're making huge money. Big dough, am I right?" Lipinski: "I guess. You know when you're skating you don't think about the money, you just go out, and the first place you went out there was to have fun." Letterman: "I want to tell you something. When I'm skating, all I think about is money" ("Late Show," 5/14).