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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published June 8, 1998
Washington Sports' ABE POLLIN, on the late Washington Post sportswriter SHIRLEY POVICH: "There was something about his writing that was so very clear, so easy to follow. It was nonconfrontational, no anger in it" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/6). ESPN's DICK SCHAAP called Povich "the consummate gentlemen, his prose and manner equally impeccable" ("The Sports Reporters," ESPN, 6/7). In N.Y., IRA BERKOW wrote Povich was "considered one of the finest gentlemen in the sometimes inelegant world of sports" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/7). In Miami, EDWIN POPE wrote, "Perspective was his game, liveliness his style" (MIAMI HERALD, 6/6)....During halftime of Game Two of the NBA Finals, MAYNARD TRUDEAU, a 74-year-old Bulls fan, hit his first shot of the AT&T $2M Shootout, taking home $250,000 (NBC, 6/5)....In Tampa, Tom McEwen profiled retiring NFL Senior VP/Broadcasting VAL PINCHBECK, a "trusted NFL executive for more than 28 years, one of even temper, good humor and an appreciation of the good life" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 6/7)....BRAD PITT and MATT DAMON are among those being mentioned to play MICKEY MANTLE for a film being developed by Fox 2000 Pictures (Rush & Molloy, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/8)....MAGIC JOHNSON's "The Magic Hour" debuts in syndication tonight at 11:30pm ET. Johnson said the show will not include an opening monologue (N.Y. POST, 6/8).