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Volume 24 No. 155
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THOMPSON ABANDONS QUEST FOR GAMBLING LICENSE

     Georgetown men's basketball coach John Thompson will
withdraw his application for a NV gaming license and will pull
out of a deal to make him a 10% owner of slot machines at Las
Vegas' McCarran Airport.  Thompson said he did so on the request
of Georgetown President Rev. Leo O'Donovan.  Thompson:  "It was
never my intention in any way to create any grief for him"
("SportsCenter," ESPN, 3/20).  Tony Kornheiser lauds Thompson's
decision: "Why forfeit any of his stature on something like
this?" (WASH. POST, 3/21).