NAMES IN THE NEWS
EDITORIAL CRITICAL OF SHINN: An editorial in the
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER says that despite a decision not to
prosecute Hornets Owner GEORGE SHINN on sexual misconduct
charger, his "reputation is in ruins." The OBSERVER: "Since
the woman filed the charge in September, Mr. Shinn has made
no public statement. His attorney has said, 'There are two
sides to every story. There is a side of this story that
Mr. Shinn will tell at that proper time....' If people
believe the worst about Mr. Shinn, one reason may be that he
has offered nothing better to believe. We're not sure what
Mr. Shinn and his attorneys consider, 'the proper time,' but
[time] seems to us to be running out" (OBSERVER, 11/25).
OTHER NAMES: MARV ALBERT and O.J. SIMPSON "have been
ousted" from the American Sportscasters Association's new
Hall of Fame. Neither of the former sportscasters are
mentioned in the ASA's exhibits opening at the MCI Center
next week (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/25)....PATRICK EWING held a
Thanksgiving dinner at MSG's Club restaurant for 60 kids
from Covenant House (N.Y. POST, 11/25)....Lakers C SHAQUILLE
O'NEAL is contributing a rap music track for a charity album
to benefit underprivileged children. The song is titled
"Are You Ready to Fly," and the album is called "Jive's
Unreleased Masters for the Children's Health Fund, Vol. 1."
The album will be released today (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/25).
...ALBERTO TOMBA is promoting a race called "Slalom For
Peace" on December 23 to benefit the injured and the
children in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (DESERET NEWS, 11/23).
....With boxer GEORGE FOREMAN announcing his retirement,
DAVID LETTERMAN offered his "Top 10 Signs It's Time To
Retire From Boxing." Among our favorites: No. 10: Blows to
the jaw often cause your entire head to fly off; No. 9: Your
last match was promoted as 'The Snooza in Tuscaloosa; No. 6:
Instead of 'Let's get ready to rumble!' announcer says,
'Let's watch the geezer get his ass kicked!'; No. 2: Your
idea of a one-two combo is metamucil and a nap; No. 1: MIKE
TYSON chipped a tooth on your hearing aid" (CBS, 11/24).