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NAMES IN THE NEWS

          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).

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