NAMES IN THE NEWS
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).