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          The FINANCIAL TIMES' Michael Thompson-Noel reported
     that Romania's ALEXANDRU SIPERCO, the "longest-serving IOC
     member," died last week.  Siperco was an IOC member for 43
     years.  Thompson-Noel: "Father Time's scythe is cutting into
     [the IOC's] ranks, so reform could be on the way.  Or not"
     (FINANCIAL TIMES, 11/1)....NFL Dir of Football Development
     GENE WASHINGTON bought the Sag Harbor, NY, home of composer
     MARVIN HAMLISCH for a reported $515,000 (N.Y. POST, 11/1).
     ...After being arrested on charges of purchasing cocaine,
     checking himself into a drug rehab center and filing for
     personal bankruptcy, LAWRENCE TAYLOR met with OLIVER STONE
     and auditioned for a role in Stone's film, "On Any Given
     Sunday."  Taylor's marketing rep MARK LEPSELTER: "They had
     some concerns, which they asked about, but I really think
     he'll be Mr. Reliable for them" (N.Y. POST, 10/31). 

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