NAMES IN THE NEWS
LEONARDO DICAPRIO was sporting a Lakers home jersey in
a REUTERS photo that showed him on the site of his new film
in Southern Thailand (USA TODAY, 1/18)...."VARSITY BLUES,"
the first motion picture produced by MARQUEE TOLLIN/ROBBINS
-- a division of The Marquee Group -- was the number one
box-office draw over the three-day weekend, with an
estimated gross of $14.8M (THE DAILY)....Red Wings C SERGEI
FEDOROV reiterated that he and ANNA KOURNIKOVA are just
"friends," and said his leaving IMG for Advantage Int'l had
nothing to do with her similar move. Fedorov, on IMG: "I
didn't like the feeling of limbo -- I want my feet on the
ground, you know? I just want to know where I'm coming from
with (my) company" (DETROIT NEWS, 1/19)....Twins Owner CARL
POHLAD's wife, ELOISE, "is recovering after having knee-
replacement surgery" on both legs at MN's Mayo Clinic
(Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/17)....Winston Cup team Owner
RICK HENDRICK talked to the media Friday for the first time
since his sentencing for mail fraud more than a year ago.
In Greensboro, Dustin Long wrote that Hendrick, who is also
battling leukemia, looked "strong" (NEWS & RECORD, 1/16).