NAMES IN THE NEWS
Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY will be honored tomorrow when he
will be named the '98 Black Professional of the Year by the
BLACK PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL,
2/27)....Mariners SS ALEX RODRIGUEZ will help lead the
first-ever "Read Across America" celebration, sponsored by
the Nat'l Education Association (NEA), on March 2 by reading
DR. SEUSS' "Green Eggs and Ham" with students in Phoenix, AZ
(NEA)....JOE DIMAGGIO, and his role in a new film, "The
First of May," were featured on "ET" (2/26)....Two members
of the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were featured on ABC's "GMA" at
the Reebok Sports Club in N.Y. this morning attempting to
set a new slam dunk record by dunking on a 12-foot rim.
Globetrotters Chair MANNIE JACKSON noted that the players
were wearing Reebok DMX-6s ("GMA," ABC, 2/27).