NAMES IN THE NEWS
The latest venture of former S.F. Giants Owner BOB LURIE is
Par Golf Systems Inc., a nationwide tee-time reservation system
that "could become the TicketMaster of the links" (SAN FRANCISCO
CHRONICLE, 9/25)....Boxer/actor RANDALL "TEX" COBB has sued
Sports Illustrated for $150M over a '93 article alleging one of
his fights was fixed (AP, 9/24)....St. Louis attorney TOM O'TOOLE
has been offered the post of Championship Director of the '97
U.S. Senior Open at Olympia Fields Golf Club in Chicago (ST.
LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 9/25)....In Anaheim, Steve Bisheff profiles
NHL "superstar-in-waiting" PAUL KARIYA of the Mighty Ducks:
"After just one brief, beautifully marketed year, the Mighty
Ducks already are the hottest sports team in the area. ... What
the Ducks didn't have was a star. A marquee name. Now they do"
(ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/24). ESPN's PHIL SIMMS on his talks
with the Cardinals: "If they make me an offer I can't refuse,
then I'll hopefully go to the Cardinals" ("GameDay," ESPN,
9/25)....L.A. Kings President BRUCE MCNALL's Holmby Hills, CA,
home was put on the market at $5.59M (L.A. TIMES, 9/25).