NAMES IN THE NEWS
"Spurred" by news of taxpayer-subsidized sports arenas,
consumer activist RALPH NADER is considering resurrecting
the Fight to Advance Nation's Sports, or FANS, which
climaxed at about 1,000 members during its run from '77-79
(AP/FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 2/18)....Bigsby & Kruthers Cos.
Chair JOE SILVERBERG denied a published report claiming he
might put MICHAEL JORDAN's restaurant in Chicago up for sale
as "sweetener to help unload a debt-ridden chain of tie
shops" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/18)....Daytona 500 Champion JEFF
GORDON appeared on the "Late Show" with David Letterman.
Letterman: "To win it at 25 ... you going to retire now?"
Gordon: "No, no, no. This is the greatest race to win,
without a doubt, and the highlight of my career, but there's
a lot more things out there" ("Late Show," CBS, 2/18).