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June 12, 1998

Football athlete competing in Australia

Staff Writer
David Evaro will be boarding a plane to Australia next week,
but not to visit the kangaroos. He was chosen by the state
of New Mexico to participate in a football team competing
against international competition.

David Fernando Evaro, of Hobbs, N.M., and formerly of Pecos,
will be leaving for Australia on June 16 until June 29.

He was chosen as one out of 18 in the entire state of New
Mexico to play on a team that will compete not only against
Australia, But also Hawaii.

Evaro, a 1998 graduate of Hobbs High School, was captain of
his football team where he played left tackle and defensive

He was chosen by the state of New Mexico to form a U.S. team
that will be competing abroad.

Evaro is the son of David Evaro of Hobbs, N.M.

Paternal grandparents are H.B. and Socorro Evaro of Pecos.

Maternal grandparents are Jesse and Ida Hernandez, also of

"We're very proud of him, because they selected only the
best in the entire state of New Mexico," said Socorro Evaro.

Last dance could be here for Bulls

AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - The months and years have flown by for the
Chicago Bulls. Now, after five championships and a sixth so
near, they are down to what could be their final 48 minutes

What a blend of talent and temperament as they shoot for a
second ``three-peat'' in the last eight years.

The greatest player of his era or any other, Michael Jordan;
the loyal but eager-to-leave Scottie Pippen, probably the
most versatile performer in the game; the wacky do-it-my-way
rebounder, Dennis Rodman; and the ex-Hippie, Zen-espousing
coach, Phil Jackson.

Leading the Utah Jazz 3-1 in the NBA Finals, they are ready
to clinch tonight and perhaps go their separate ways. Maybe

``I'm sure this one would mean more to us, especially to
myself and Michael and Phil, realizing that we're probably
in our final season together,'' Pippen said, proclaiming
Thursday - in contrast to what he said earlier in the week -
that he's not returning.

``We'd love to have the opportunity to go out on top. And I
think that's been the drive for us the whole season - we
want to prove that we're still the greatest and we're still

The best seats in the house tonight at the United Center are
going for $9,000. A chance to witness history, see what
could be the end of a dynasty, watch the tongue-wagging
Jordan sail above the basket, spew anger at unpopular team
management for leaving the future in such a cloud.

Jordan, who's been with Jackson and Pippen on all five title
teams, isn't sure what will happen. But tonight's game
promises to be one of the most electric of his unparalleled
career because it could be his last.

``It's going to be hard not to think of it that way,'' he

``We'd love to get this thing done here, in Chicago, in
front of the fans,'' Jordan said. ``If this so happens to be
the last dance, why not do it in front of the fans?.''

The Jazz also feature two players chosen among the NBA's Top
50 in John Stockton and Karl Malone. They'd love to spoil
the Bulls' celebration plans because it would also send the
series back to the Delta Center in Salt Lake City.

They plan no big time pep talk. Both stars have struggled
against Chicago's stifling defense, led by the long-armed

Malone's game has faltered in the stretch of several games
because of the presence of the bothersome Rodman. And
Stockton, after a strong Game 1, has scored just 18 points
the last three.

``We're not the kind of guys that go out and whoop and
holler,'' Malone said. ``We're old-fashioned. You come and
are ready to play. I don't believe in a lot of speeches.''

No team has ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the

``We're not conceding anything,'' Malone said.

And the Bulls are wary of premature celebrations.

``We have to guard against that mentality. It's difficult
for both teams in a situation in which you are always
thinking about ending,'' Jackson said. ``The thing about it
is that Utah only has to play one really good game here and
go back home.''

All the Bulls need is one good game and they can head out on
vacation with another trophy for the case.

``We're all looking forward to going fishing or golfing or
whatever our favorite past time is in the summer,'' Jackson

Some might come back, others not. It will be an offseason
for making decisions.

``I think Michael will know sometime in August or September
when the thirst or the hunger to come back is not there or
is there,'' said Jackson, who has said he needs a year off.

``I'm the same as anybody else. It's going to take me a
while to step back and look at this and make a decision one
way or the other about what's going to happen.''

Jordan claims he's approaching tonight's game as the final
one of this season and taking it no farther, should the
Bulls win.

``What evolves over the summer will make me think about what
this game actually meant, either the team's going to be
broken up and Phil is going to go his way and Scottie and I
are going to go our way,'' Jordan said.

``And then you reminisce about the game.''

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