Sugar Ray Leonard,who may not be so wealthy after he gets through divorce proceedings with his wife, Juanita, and her lawyer, Marvin Mitchelson, is still near the top of the list of highest-paid sports figures. According to Forbes magazine, the local boxer will make $13 million this year, locking the third position on the list. In its Aug. 20 issue, Forbes lists the 30 top athletes by income, including salary and winnings as well as money from endorsements.

Two other boxers top the list. Dethroned heavyweight Mike Tyson can easily afford all those expensive cars he keeps buying. He's No. 1, earning an estimated $28.6 million this year. He's followed by Buster Douglas -- the man who took Tyson's heavyweight title in February -- at $26 million. Jack Nicklaus, the top golfer on the list, is sixth at $8.6 million; Boris Becker, the best-paid tennis player at $7.2 million, is 11th; Jose Canseco, the highest paid baseball player, is 14th, at $6 million, although that includes the $3.5 million signing bonus from his five-year contract that begins in 1991; and Wayne Gretzky is the top hockey player at $6 million, tied with Canseco. Two women are among the top moneymakers -- tennis players Steffi Graf, 13th, at $6.1 million, and Gabriela Sabatini, 22nd, at $4.5 million. Out and About

Roll Call, Capitol Hill's smart, ever-growing newspaper, is looking for tattooed members of Congress. It brings back memories of the Princeton tiger reportedly tattooed on former secretary of state George Shultz's tail. In a classified advertisement in the current issue, Roll Call says it is preparing an article on members of Congress with tattoos. Anyone with skin art is encouraged to call in, and anyone who has seen some during those nude swims at the gym can turn in a colleague, "confidentiality assured" ...

One of Chicago's most famous columnists, Mike Royko, has been selected to receive the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award, presented for a distinguished career in journalism. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist will receive the award at a National Press Club dinner in his honor here in November. An author whose column is syndicated to more than 600 newspapers, the 57-year-old Royko has spent his career in Chicago journalism, as a columnist for the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times before moving to the Chicago Tribune in 1984. Some other winners of the prestigious Fourth Estate Award: Walter Cronkite, Russell Baker, Art Buchwald, David Broder, Simeon Booker, Helen Thomas and David Brinkley ...

The irrepressible Roseanne Barr may not be asked again to sing the national anthem at a baseball game, but she told an audience of Barr-lovers in St. Paul, Minn., over the weekend that she must be the "world's greatest singer." Why is that? In her first public stage performance since singing a shrill rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in San Diego last month, she explained, "Because my voice can stop a {expletive} nation." Building on the public outrage about her singing, which even President Bush took time to criticize, Barr joked that she was recently released from "the Betty Ford drug clinic." She added, "I didn't want to be on drugs, but my publicist said it would help my comeback" ...

"Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind." -- retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland in Omni magazine ...