•Arnold Weber (SCORECARD, Jan. 10), the president of Northwestern and a front-runner for the barely remembered office of baseball commissioner, is a member of the board of directors of the Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Cubs and holds the telecast rights to seven major league teams.
Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago White Sox and one of the most powerful figures in baseball, is a member of the board of trustees of...Northwestern.
Small world, isn't it?
•At week's end a group that includes Wayne Huizenga, the Blockbuster Video tycoon, was considered the leader in the battle to buy Paramount Communications, the parent company of Madison Square Garden and the New York Rangers. Since the NHL prohibits an individual or company from owning more than one team in the league, and since Huizenga already owns the NHL Florida Panthers, one must assume the league is watching the possible transaction with interest.
•Mike Tyson has been granted a hearing by the Indiana court of appeals on a technicality and may be back in court as early as next month. While sources say there is virtually no chance that Tyson's conviction will be overturned, the hearing represents a possible battleground for the case's two colorful and combative attorneys, Alan Dershowitz and prosecutor Greg Garrison, who will probably take the stand. "When I'm done with him," says Garrison of Dershowitz, "he'll wish he died as a child."