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Published January 25, 2007
COUNTER POINT: Japanese nationalists “plan to produce a film on the massacre known as the Rape of Nanking to contradict a series of films to be released this year, its 70th anniversary.” The film is tentatively titled “THE TRUTH OF NANJING” (N.Y. TIMES, 1/25). Capitals Owner TED LEONSIS financed one of the aforementioned films, a documentary titled “THE RAPE OF NANKING,” which is being screened at the Sundance Film Festival (THE DAILY).
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CHARITY STRIPE: The PGA TOUR this week donated $250,000 to each of three military charities during a luncheon held in conjunction with the Buick Invitational. In ’06, the Tour raised $750,000 for AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU a nationwide program launched by the U.S. Dept. of Defense (PGA Tour)....The REDS will pay to renovate several baseball fields in Louisville this year after spending about $30,000 to upgrade fields last year as part of its Community Fund outreach project (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 1/25).
BEST WISHES: Yankees COO LONN TROST is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack last Thursday during the MLB owners’ meeting in Arizona. He “could return to work as early as next week” (Bergen RECORD, 1/25).