People: Jul. 17, 2000

WHY LOSE TEETH WHEN YOU CAN SUE?

ANTONIO TWISTELLI is a fine name for a comic-book villain (or a Sicilian porn star), but if Spawn comic-book creator Todd McFarlane knew using the Twistelli sobriquet would cost him millions, he probably would have gone with something else. Last week a St. Louis jury ordered McFarlane to pay $24.5 million to one TONY TWIST, 32, a former NHL enforcer for the St. Louis Blues, who sued McFarlane for using his name without permission. McFarlane, a sports nut who paid $2.7 million for Mark McGwire's record-breaking 1998 home-run ball, waffled in his testimony about...

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