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In The News ...
Lots Of Hits Expected: The American Medical Association (AMA) is opening an official Web site. It will contain information of vital interest to the nation's dedicated physicians -- golf scores, mutual fund performance rankings, and vacation getaway deals. (Jim Rosenberg)
It's A Small World...: Disney and Unabomber brother David Kaczynski are collaborating on an $80 million movie about Ted's life. ... And he didn't even have to audition. The part of Ted will go to, of course: Goofy! (Bill Williams)
Producer Jailed: A CBS producer was jailed in Texas for refusing to turn over transcripts to a judge. The network plans to punish her as well. They'll reassign her to work with Bryant Gumbel. (Alan Ray)
Romance: Paul McCartney denies he's dating. "Rock stars don't need to date. All they have to do is throw a concert and announce which hotel they're staying in." (Gary Easley)
Rejected Cable Sports Shows (Chris Pina): "Nude Luge" "Extreme Gardening" "Real Wrestling" "Synchronized Whitewater Rafting" "Contact Yahtzee"
Another Head Trip: MSNBC has dropped Charles Grodin's talk show from its schedule, citing continuing poor ratings. Grodin joins Pee Wee Herman as the second celebrity whose career was brought down by excessive self-love. (Rosenberg)
Presidential Follies: "Bill Clinton hasn't had time to cheat lately. He's been too busy buying a house, running the country and not helping Al Gore run for president." (Gary Greenfield)
New ACLU Suit: The Southern California Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to take the Orange County Board of Education to court, if the board refuses to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance Club at El Modina High School. We had a Gay-Straight Alliance Club at our high school -- it was called "Drama Class." (Rosenberg)
Good Game: Prime-time game shows are ratings hits on TV. With the success of Regis Philbin's show, Kathy Lee Gifford has created a program for her employees: "Who Wants to Reach Poverty Level?" (Ray)
Family Ties: "Britain's Future Foundation is predicting that babies born in the next millennium will enter school at 3, launch their own businesses by 20 and live to be 120. On the downside, they'll continue living in their parents' homes the whole time." (Ira Lawson)