[Thumb Up]To the state of Minnesota, for abandoning its proposal to allow people to play the state lottery using Nintendo systems (Scorecard, Oct. 7). Many legislators opposed the plan because they felt it would encourage children to gamble.
[Thumb Up]To George Foreman, for donating to charities a $1.5 million settlement he received from Evander Holyfield. Foreman had sued Holy field for pulling out of their agreed-upon heavyweight bout in order to fight Mike Tyson.
[Thumb Down]To Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner. for telling the elevator operator at Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium, "Don't let so many people on," after the elevator got stuck before Game 5 of the NLCS. The two people who put the elevator over its limit were Turner and his fianc�e, Jane Fonda.