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     In Baltimore, Vito Stellino writes that the NFL's "surprise
coaching move could be the departure of New England's BILL
PARCELLS at the end of the season.  NFL insiders are speculating
that Parcells may pack it in" (Vito Stellino, Baltimore SUN,
10/8)....A survey by Fuji Bank in Japan noted that HIDEO NOMO
ranks first among outstanding sports figures in the eyes of many
Japanese fathers and boys.  In a survey of 300, Nomo was followed
closed by baseball player ICHIRO SUZUKI (KYODO NEWS)....TOM
LANDRY was a guest of JOE GIBBS at the Charlotte Motor Speedway
this weekend.  Gibbs owns the BOBBY LABONTE racing team, and
Labonte wore a Cowboys helmet during the race.  Labonte is
sponsored by NFL Properties (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM,
10/9)....KRISTINE CARLIN BAY, better known as Willow Bay and host
of "NBA's Inside Stuff," was married on Long Island over the
weekend to ROBERT IGER, President and CEO of Cap Cities/ABC (N.Y.
TIMES, 10/8). ....On "Entertainment Tonight," Pat O'Brien
featured the new golf center opened by MICHAEL JORDAN.  At the
center, where the goal is to teach the game of golf to kids,
visitors will find a full range of golf supplies carrying
Jordan's name ("ET," 10/9)....The Chicago Tribune is running
excerpts from two books on Jordan by reporters from the paper --
"Rebound:  The Odyssey of Michael Jordan," by BOB GREENE, and
"Second Coming:  The Strange Odyssey of Michael Jordan -- From
Courtside to Home Plate and Back Again," by SAM SMITH (CHICAGO
TRIBUNE, 10/9).