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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     Blackhawks owner BILL WIRTZ is planning to build a 5,000
space parking lot on the grounds of the old Chicago Stadium.  At
$10 per space, the parking lot will be a welcome change from the
old stadium which cost $2M a year to operate
(SPORTSTICKER)....JOE MONTANA will officially anounce today he is
joining NBC as a studio analyst ("Sports Tonight," CNN,
5/16)....A federal jury yesterday began hearing the case of
former NBA player JEFF RULAND who is suing the Celtics over
claims he suffered a career-ending injury when a Celtics ballboy
hit his leg with a ball cart ("SportsCenter," ESPN,
5/16)....PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS Columnist BILL CONLIN underwent
heart bypass surgery Monday outside of Philadelphia.  He was
listed in stable condition yesterday (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS,
5/17)....Broncos QB JOHN ELWAY will join coaches WAYNE FONTES and
DENNIS ERICKSON in the fourth annual MIKE UTLEY Celebrity Golf
Tournament this week in Scotsdale, AZ (USA TODAY, 5/17).