NAMES IN THE NEWS
DON TRANSETH, VP/Sports Marketing for EA Sports, will
be speaking at the Univ. of OR's Warsaw Sports Marketing
Center today (THE DAILY)....JOHN SPANO "backed out of a plea
bargain" with three states on fraud charges, a decision that
leaves him facing up to 30 years in prison (N.Y. POST, 12/2)
....JAY LENO, on the Eagles' get-tough policy: "There were
20 arrests the first week, they had five arrests yesterday.
And a related story, yesterday 11 Indianapolis Colts players
were arrested for loitering while out on the field" (NBC,
12/1)....JEFF GORDON was on "GMA" today. Gordon, on his
popularity: "It's tough to live up to these things, you
know. People magazine ... I certainly don't know how they
considered me as one of the 50 most beautiful. It's pretty
embarrassing around the garage area" (ABC, 12/2).