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Published May 1, 2001
USA TODAY's Michael McCarthy reports ALICIA CALAWAY, recently voted off "SURVIVOR: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK," has signed with IMG. Agent Sharon Chang: "Fitness is her niche, but going outside of sports is not impossible for her." Chang added that Calaway "could endorse fitness chains and clothing or make an exercise video" (USA TODAY, 5/1). ...Univ. of SC AD MIKE MCGEE confirmed he has been contacted by the USOC about its position as CEO (Columbia STATE, 5/1)....Long-time horse racing writer DAVE FELDMAN died yesterday of heart failure. He was 85 (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 5/1)....N.Y. Times Jets beat writer JUDY BATTISTA and N.Y. Daily News Yankees beat writer ANTHONY MCCARRON were married Friday at the Lotos Club in N.Y. Battista will continue to use her name professionally (N.Y. TIMES, 4/29)....In Phoenix, Jeff Metcalfe reported WNBA Mercury coach CYNTHIA COOPER and partner LAVAILLE METOYER run a sports marketing company called PROHAVEN, which is launching an Internet technology program this fall at 20 schools in the Houston Independent School District. The curriculum "uses sports, statistics, interviews, e-pen pals and mentors to educate students about Web technology" (AZ REPUBLIC, 4/29)....In San Diego, Alex Roth reported a San Diego couple filed a lawsuit in Superior Court last week because they were required to buy an extra ticket for their breast-feeding baby during last month's NCAA men's basketball tournament at Cox Arena. The suit alleges the policy "amounts to discrimination against women who breast-feed their infants." Among the defendants named in the suit are SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV. and the NCAA (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 4/29).