NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published November 2, 1998
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).