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By Eric Mink and Eric Mink,New York Daily News | December 20, 1993
In the end, quality-of-life considerations proved stronger than both money and the not-quite-irresistible temptation of a professional alliance with David Letterman and CBS.Bob Costas has agreed to an unusual multi-year contract with NBC -- his fifth since 1980 -- that links him to the network's sports, news and entertainment divisions as follows:* Play-by-play announcer for the World Series, playoffs and several regular-season baseball games.* Prime-time host/anchor of the 1996 Olympics.
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SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | November 11, 2008
Ball State@Miami-Ohio 7 p.m. [ESPN2] What do we know about Ball State? The Cardinals - did you know that? - are ranked 14th. The school is located in Muncie, Ind. Sure, we know David Letterman is an alumnus, but how about these other illustrious former students: Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company; Garfield creator Jim Davis; Oprah's squeeze, Stedman Graham; and former Oriole Merv Rettenmund. Consider yourself enlightened.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2001
Increasingly iconoclastic Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said yesterday that it will open a manufacturing facility in Baltimore County in the spring to help keep up with increasing demand. The company will hire about 60 people to make doughnuts for Krispy Kreme's account with Giant Food and other customers. The 18,000 square-foot plant in Woodlawn is scheduled to open in May. Currently, Giant stores are supplied by retail locations and a plant in Northern Virginia. "Business is very strong," said spokesman Stan Parker.
SPORTS
November 5, 2005
"A man ran onto the field Sunday and took the football from Brett Favre. Sort of what men called defensive backs have been doing to Favre all year." Greg Cote Miami Herald columnist "Even though Elvis has been dead for 30 years, Forbes reports he earned $45 million last year. That's nothing. The Cubs have been dead for 60 years, and they're said to still be worth nearly a billion dollars." Mike Bianchi Orlando Sentinel columnist "The U.S. has been hit [by hurricanes] eight times. The good news is that next week is a bye week."
SPORTS
April 16, 2002
Who's hot Pitcher Glendon Rusch has four RBIs in eight at-bats this season, fourth most on the Brewers. Who's not The Yankees have 14 errors in as many games, worst in the American League. Line of the day Sammy Sosa, Cubs RF AB R H RBI BB 2 2 2 2 3 He said it "I don't care what Jay Leno has to say. I don't even watch him, because David Letterman is better." Wendell Magee, outfielder for the winless Tigers, butts of Tonight Show jokes On deck Randy Johnson of the Diamondbacks attempts to improve to 4-0 today when he faces the Cardinals.
SPORTS
October 3, 1994
News of the dayThere were no labor negotiations. No talks are scheduled.Games lostThere were 669 games lost.Money lostOwners lost estimated revenue of $580 million. Players lost estimated salary of $230 million. New York Mets third baseman Bobby Bonilla, who has the highest salary this season at $5.7 million, lost $1,619,672. Each player at the major-league minimum of $109,000 lost $30,973.Quote"We won't be hearing the crack of the bat again until next April. Or in the Mets' case, maybe June or July."
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 18, 1993
Harold Baines is the biggest Os acquisition since Glenn Davis.Haitians must understand that when Bill said he would let them into the country he did not mean, of course, that he would let them into the country.It turns out that some of our smart bombs don't read Arabic.The British Parliament will enact laws to prevent the scurrilous press from snooping on politicians the same as royals.From all the hoopla, you would think it was David Letterman who got elected, not Bill Clinton.
FEATURES
June 6, 1991
Exclusive guest host Jay Leno will take over as host of "The Tonight Show" following Johnny Carson's final appearance on May 22, 1992, announced NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield.Leno joins Carson, Steve Allen and Jack Paar in an elite circle o hosts of the most highly acclaimed late-night show in television history. Carson announced the date of his last show last month.When Leno takes over as host next spring, the show returns to NBC Productions, by which it was previously produced until Carson Productions assumed responsibility in September 1980.
NEWS
March 23, 2007
CALVERT DEFOREST, 85 Letterman sidekick Calvert DeForest, the white-haired, bespectacled nebbish who gained cult status as the oddball Larry "Bud" Melman on David Letterman's late night television shows, died Monday in New York, Mr. Letterman's Late Show announced Wednesday. He made dozens of appearances on Mr. Letterman's shows from 1982 through 2002, handling a variety of twisted duties: dueting with Sonny Bono on "I Got You, Babe," doing a Mary Tyler Moore impression during a visit to Minneapolis and handing out hot towels to arrivals at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
FEATURES
By Newsday | September 3, 1991
"Would I like to have this show? I would."That's how David Letterman, Johnny Carson's guest on last Friday's "Tonight Show," asked and answered the question about whether he would like to be the program's host.The comment, made amid general merriment but still with an edge, broke Mr. Letterman's months-long public silence over reports that he was livid at being passed up by NBC when it chose Jay Leno to be Mr. Carson's permanent replacement after Mr. Carson retires.To Mr. Carson, Mr. Letterman said, "From what I know about you, a guy can make a pretty good living doing this show."
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