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Published February 5, 2009
|Evans (l) Proposes $6M Donation To
UGA Academics Over Three Year Period
NEW VENTURE: "CORALINE," an animated film from Nike Chair PHIL KNIGHT's Laika studio, will premiere tonight in Portland. Knight: "Even if nobody goes to see it, we're going to make another couple of movies at least." Laika "envisions a new campus on 30 acres" in Tualatin, Oregon, employing "well over 1,000 Oregonians and turning out a film every year" (Portland OREGONIAN, 2/5).
HELPING HAND: In DC, Michael Lee profiles ADRIANE MAYES, the cousin of Raptors F CHRIS BOSH, under the subhead, "NBA Star's Cousin Helps With Player's Foundation, His Everyday Life." Mayes was officially hired as Chris Bosh Foundation Business Coordinator, but she also serves as Bosh's "personal problem solver" and keeps "his life manageable." Lee notes it "helps that Bosh has an unpretentious, laid-back demeanor," and Mayes said that the two "have never had an argument." Mayes: "Our personalities kind of clicked because we're both nerds" (WASHINGTON POST, 2/5).
Harbaugh's Three-Year Contract Extension
With Stanford On Hold Due To Recession
NAMES: Fox NFL analyst TROY AIKMAN last month purchased a 42,000-square-foot property in Highland Park, Texas. The property is appraised at $7.3M (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 2/5)....According to a court filing released yesterday, Baseball HOFer SANDY KOUFAX was among the clients who lost money investing with BERNIE MADOFF (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/5)....The Ft. Worth Star Telegram’s TOBIAS XAVIER LOPEZ has been elected President of the North American Soccer Reporters (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 2/5)....Lakers F PAU GASOL and G JORDAN FARMAR will appear in the March 13 episode of CBS' "Numb3rs" (EW.com, 2/3).