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Volume 24 No. 116
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          KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR is developing a TV movie about the
     life of the black inventor LEWIS HOWARD LATIMER, who worked
     with THOMAS EDISON on the development of the electric light
     bulb (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/15).....Marquee Group CEO BOB
     GUTKOWSKI is featured in AD AGE's "On A Roll."  His opinion:
     "Few advertisers are tapping all the available sponsorship
     avenues: harnessing technology for highly effective on-site
     advertising, localized commercials and Internet presence"
     (AD AGE, 4/13 issue)....Villard Publishing Chief BRIAN
     DEFIORE has bought memoirs written by sports agent LEIGH
     STEINBERG (N.Y. POST, 4/15)....Dodgers Exec VP FRED CLAIRE
     was released from the hospital and is "expected to be fine,"
     after suffering from dehydration (L.A. TIMES, 4/15).