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NAMES IN THE NEWS

          LEONARDO DICAPRIO was sporting a Lakers home jersey in
     a REUTERS photo that showed him on the site of his new film
     in Southern Thailand (USA TODAY, 1/18)...."VARSITY BLUES,"
     the first motion picture produced by MARQUEE TOLLIN/ROBBINS
     -- a division of The Marquee Group -- was the number one
     box-office draw over the three-day weekend, with an
     estimated gross of $14.8M (THE DAILY)....Red Wings C SERGEI
     FEDOROV reiterated that he and ANNA KOURNIKOVA are just
     "friends," and said his leaving IMG for Advantage Int'l had
     nothing to do with her similar move.  Fedorov, on IMG: "I
     didn't like the feeling of limbo -- I want my feet on the
     ground, you know?  I just want to know where I'm coming from
     with (my) company" (DETROIT NEWS, 1/19)....Twins Owner CARL
     POHLAD's wife, ELOISE, "is recovering after having knee-
     replacement surgery" on both legs at MN's Mayo Clinic
     (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/17)....Winston Cup team Owner
     RICK HENDRICK talked to the media Friday for the first time
     since his sentencing for mail fraud more than a year ago. 
     In Greensboro, Dustin Long wrote that Hendrick, who is also
     battling leukemia, looked "strong" (NEWS & RECORD, 1/16). 

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