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Published June 2, 1998
REAL QUIET jockey KENT DESORMEAUX was a guest on the "Tonight Show" last night. Desormeaux said that when he was young he wanted to be a basketball star, not a jockey: "Everybody else idolizes MICHAEL JORDAN. He ain't nothing. MUGGSY BOGUES is my man" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 6/1). Real Quiet Owner MIKE PEGRAM owns 22 McDonald's franchises in WA (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/2)....Disney Chair MICHAEL EISNER's management style is examined by Eller & Bates in the L.A. TIMES, who write that "[s]ome wonder whether the company's corporate culture and the man at the helm ... aren't to blame for all the turnover at the top in recent years" (L.A. TIMES, 6/2)....TIGER WOODS withdrew from this weekend's Kemper Open yesterday due to a bad back. Kemper Open Chair BEN BRUNDRED said last week that the tournament expected an increase in attendance of 20,000-30,000 if Woods played and called the news "a downer" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/2)....Former Univ. of MN basketball player SAM JACOBSON has become the first basketball client of JIM LEHMAN's Signature Sports. Attorney ROB METCALF will work with the firm on basketball representation (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/30).