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Volume 25 No. 48
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NAMES IN THE NEWS

          SHERYL SWOOPES gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday     afternoon.  JORDAN ERIC JACKSON weighed in at 7-pounds, 9-     ounces (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/26)....PAM SHRIVER will replace     BETSY NAGELSEN on ESPN's Wimbledon coverage.  Betsy, and her     husband, IMG's MARK MCCORMACK, are expecting their first     child (THE DAILY)....NHL Kings Owner EDWARD ROSKI was on the     L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL's list of "Who's Who In Real Estate --      The Power Players" (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 6/16 issue).     .....JEFF GORDON's rising popularity was profiled on "Extra"     last evening.  Gordon: "I never thought that it would get to     this. ... I can remember when I was asking people 'Do you     want an autograph?'" ("Extra," 6/25)....In L.A., MIKE     DOWNEY:  "In 'My Best Friend's Wedding,' JULIA ROBERTS     chases a sportswriter. ... I know that couldn't happen"     (L.A. TIMES, 6/26)....In an interview to air during ABC's     "Wide World of Sports," MIKE TYSON "confirms" that he is     married to DC doctor MONICA TURNER.  Tyson: "I'm just     prepared to love my wife and take care of my children and     make sure the streets don't get them" (WASHINGTON POST,     6/26)....Lakers G KOBE BRYANT is being considered for the     role of a high school basketball phenom in SPIKE LEE's      upcoming film "He Got Game" (DAILY VARIETY, 6/26)....Knicks     first-round pick JOHN THOMAS, when asked what he knows about     his new teammates: "I know a lot about them.  I play with     the Knicks on video games" (NEWSDAY, 6/26).