SBD/Issue 135/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published April 7, 2005
|Jackson Filing Defamation
Suit Against Paper
FORGIVABLE BLACKNESS: U.S. Rep. PETER KING (R-NY) is pushing a House version of a bill approved by the Senate last year to pardon deceased boxer JACK JOHNSON, the first black heavyweight champion, for his conviction in 1913 “in a case based on his consensual relationship with a white woman.” U.S. Sen. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) has led efforts in the Senate (WASHINGTON POST, 4/7).
STABLE HAND: WOODFORD RESERVE, the official bourbon of the KENTUCKY DERBY, is starting its own thoroughbred racing stable, called WOODFORD RESERVE STABLES. Woodford has formed the WOODFORD RESERVE THOROUGHBRED SOCIETY, which allows consumers to vote online to name the stable’s first horse and choose the silks design (AP, 4/6).
NAMES: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Christopher Conkey reports a new nonprofit, CADDY FOR A CURE, is auctioning off the right to caddy for several PGA Tour golfers during the Tuesday practice round of tournaments. Proceeds from the eBay auctions will benefit the FANCONI ANEMIA RESEARCH FUND and other charities. The players’ real caddies will tag along (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4/7)....A wax likeness of ANDRE AGASSI has been added to the MADAME TUSSAUDS wax museum at THE VENETIAN in Las Vegas (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 4/7).