[Thumb Up]To Otis Smith of the Orlando Magic, for launching a $1.5 million fund-raising drive for the Otis Smith Foundation, which sponsors activities for underprivileged youth.
[Thumb Up]To the NCAA, for creating a $3 million fund for needy student-athletes out of its $115 million take from the 1991 men's basketball tournament. It also gave $25,000 to each Division I school for "academic enhancement." The proceeds from the tournament used to be divvied up solely on the basis of tournament performance.
[Thumb Down]To The Topps Company, Inc., for announcing that it will no longer include sticks of bubble gum in its packages of trading cards. The company says the gum sometimes stains the cards, decreasing their value to collectors.