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Volume 24 No. 135
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     The latest issue of FORBES ranks the Top 25 paid trial
lawyers based on their estimated '94 incomes.  Included:  Orioles
Owner PETER ANGELOS (13th, $9M) and JOSEPH COTCHETT, who
represents the NFL (22nd, $4M) (FORBES, 11/6 issue).... Edmonton
Oilers Owner PETER POCKLINGTON takes the stand in Canadian court
in his own defense as his former company winds up a C$7.5M
lawsuit against him (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 10/24)....STEVE YOUNG was
on hand at a local Northern CA school during the announcement of
Sun Microsystems $1M donation to CA schools (SAN JOSE MERCURY
NEWS, 10/24)....The Pats finalized their 7-year $42M deal with
DREW BLEDSOE yesterday.  One of the holdups was Bledsoe's off-
season activities which included blacking-out during a flight
with the Air Force's Thunderbirds (BOSTON HERALD, 10/24)....A
W.S. JOURNAL story notes that Time Warner Chair GERALD LEVIN,
soon-to-be chair of Braves owner TBS, will not do the tomahawk
chop.  Levin: "I have my own way of cheering."  Also of note,
while Levin's company will technically own the Braves, he will
stay a Mets fan (W.S. JOURNAL, 10/24).... With the naming of TONY
LA RUSSA as the new Cardinals manager, the ST. LOUIS POST-
DISPATCH notes that even though La Russa is alcohol free, he is
now a "Bud man" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/24)....For the first
time ever, the first pitch for a World Series game will not take
place inside the ballpark.  Space shuttle astronaut KEN BOWERSOX
will throw out the first ball inside Columbia before Game 5, with
video beamed to the scoreboard at Jacobs Field (MLB)....BARRY
O'DONNELL, a former actor, turned President/CEO of the Organizing
Committee for the '98 Goodwill Games, is profiled in CRAIN'S NEW
YORK BUSINESS.  O'Donnell: "My job is to find a way to these
games distinctly New York.  No matter where people are watching,
they are going to see the stamp of New York" (CRAIN'S NY, 10/16-
22)....David Letterman's correspondent for the World Series, nine
year-old SPARKY MORTIMER, had his first report last night from
Atlanta.  Mortimer: "I said the games would be close and they
have been."  In his monologue, Letterman noted Braves Owner TED
STONE ("Late Show," CBS, 10/23). ...."Entertainment Tonight" took
a look at ANDREW SHUE and his involvement with the MLS' L.A.
Galaxy.  Shue modeled uniforms at MLS' recent press conference
and has said he may "come out of retirement" and play if his
"Melrose Place" schedule allows.  Shue was All-American at
Dartmouth ("ET," 10/23).