Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

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How do you know when March Madness has driven you mad? Well, one obvious symptom is that you've grown accustomed to the sound of Billy Packer's voice.

But DAN SHAUGHNESSY of the Boston Globe writes about another telltale symptom. How much is too much?

"You know there's been too much college hoops on the tube when your 6-year-old takes his crayons to the TV screen and claims he just wants to design a play on the telestrator like AL MCGUIRE does," Shaughnessy scribed.

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Major Madness: As actor CORBIN BERNSEN recently signed autographs before the premiere of "Major League II," he warned that the comedy sequel is funnier than the original but "a little raw."

Apparently not raw enough to turn off many of the 2,800 movie-goers who cheered heartily during the premiere in Cleveland.

"Major League II," like the original, is about a struggling Indians team that somehow starts to win. The field scenes were filmed in Baltimore's Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The film reunites Bernsen, CHARLIE SHEEN and TOM BERENGER in starring roles for another baseball fantasy.

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Money Talks: Rather than holding a name-the-rink contest, the owners of the Vancouver Canucks say that fans should get used to calling the new $160 million, 20,000-seat facility by the catchy name "General Motors Place."

Money apparently is in the driver's seat when it comes to naming the new arena, expected to open in the fall of 1995 and serve as home to the Canucks and the city's anticipated NBA franchise.

The arena's owners and GM refused to reveal how much the automaker is putting up to get its name on the complex.

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Time Off For Good Behavior: An Indiana judge who sentenced boxer MIKE TYSON to six years in prison will consider giving him an early release at a hearing June 13.

A superior court judge will consider the petition, which states that while Tyson has been incarcerated at the youth center west of Indianapolis he has "demonstrated a pattern of behavior consistent with evidence of rehabilitation. …

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