NAMES IN THE NEWS
An anonymous telephone bidder paid $3.005M last night
at Guernsey's auction house for MARK MCGWIRE's 70th HR ball.
The ball was retrieved by 26-year-old PHILIP OZERSKY, who
said, "It's amazing, I guess, but it's not surprising, not
in a day and age when ballplayers get $105 million
contracts. Anything's possible now. ... I'm glad I did
this. I was just a research scientist; now I'm a media
star" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/13)....The OTTAWA SUN profiles
WARREN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT, and co-Owner KURT MILLER said
he expects the company to take in more than C$13M this year,
half of which will come from the company's latest film,
"Freeriders" (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 1/13)....T-Wolves Owner GLEN
TAYLOR underwent triple bypass heart surgery at the Mayo
Clinic on Tuesday. There are no details of Taylor's current
condition (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/13)....BILL BRADLEY
"officially declared his candidacy for president and set up
headquarters in West Orange [NJ]" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/13).
...Former Dodgers Exec VP FRED CLAIRE will teach a class
titled "Sports, Business and the Media in Today's Society"
at the Univ. of Southern CA's Annenberg School for
Communications beginning today (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 1/12).