NAMES IN THE NEWS
The Wall Street Journal listed its annual "Executive
Pay Survey" today. Among the execs noted were Disney's
MICHAEL EISNER, who had a '96 base salary of $750,000;
Nike's PHIL KNIGHT, with a base salary of $939,200; and
Reebok's PAUL FIREMAN, $1M (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4/10).
...The Jackie Robinson-look adapted by this season by the
Reds' DEION SANDERS has caused the NL office to "investigate
whether the uniform actually is uniform." Sanders is
wearing his road uniform in a high-pantleg, cutoff-sleeve
style to match the style worn by Robinson. But NL Senior VP
& Secretary KATY FEENEY said yesterday that her office might
"force" Sanders to wear his sleeves at the same length as
his teammates (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 4/10)....Ex-NBA player
CHRIS WASHBURN sued CBS and Warner Brothers Studios seeking
$20M, claiming the TV movie "Never Give Up: The Jimmy V.
Story" inaccurately portrayed him as a "drug addict" while
he played at N.C. State (AP/N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/10).