NAMES IN THE NEWS
FRANCE RESTING AFTER ANGIOPLASTY: Int'l Speedway Corp.
CEO BILL FRANCE is resting comfortable in "satisfactory"
condition at a Japanese hospital following an angiolplasty
on Friday. France complained of shortness of breath upon
arriving in Tokyo on Friday. Doctors said he had "a mild
coronary incident" and recommended the procedure. France
has no prior history of cardiac aliments (ISC).
NAMES: GEORGE FOREMAN, after losing a decision against
SHANNON BRIGGS on Saturday, told HBO's Larry Merchant, "I
don't think I'll be boxing again" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/24).
...JEFF GORDON will be in New York next week to hit the talk
show circuit, appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America,"
"Regis and Kathie Lee," and "Charlie Rose" (N.Y. POST,
11/22)....TOM MCMILLEN has resigned as Co-Chair of the
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. On
Tuesday, "federal agents investigating health care fraud
raided the Washington office of one of McMillen's
businesses" (WASHINGTON POST, 11/23)....Orioles 2B ROBERTO
ALOMAR was on-hand during the Chase Championships to support
MARY PIERCE. Pierce "refused to elaborate on their
relationship" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/23)....MIKE LUPICA, on
Sunday's Giants-Redskins 7-7 tie: "It was a dreadful game
... it's the mediocrity of the league. If you watched the
overtime last night, it was like some horrible experience,
like sitting through 'Cats' again" ("GMA," ABC, 11/24).