NAMES IN THE NEWS
According to the L.A. TIMES, BOB ARUM is about to sign
Olympic U.S. Champion DAVID REID (L.A. TIMES, 8/14). ...Pocket
Books will publish "IceBreaker" written by 1996 National Figure
Skating Champion RUDY GALINDO due out in January '97 (Pocket
Books)....The Raiders' ANTHONY SMITH has established, funds and
directs YES (Youth Enterprise Systems of America), which focuses
on urban youth-oriented issues including education, counseling,
employment, recreation, corrections and economic development
(YES)...."ET" previewed "Space Jams", which opens November 15.
It stars MICHAEL JORDAN and is produced by Ivan Reitman. Reitman
feels Jordan is a "natural" and could sell to an worldwide movie
audience. Reitman: "People know him from that great smile and
his very handsome face, this is really what a movie star is all
about." JORDAN: "I think the movie is gonna be pretty fun and
the kids will really enjoy it" ("ET", 8/13).