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Ovechkin Ranked 48th In GQ's
List Of Most Powerful People In DC
GQ magazine ranks Capitals LW ALEX OVECHKIN No. 48 on its list of "The 50 Most Powerful People In DC," and writes DC "loves a winner, and no local sports team these days wins nearly as often as the Caps." NBC's "Meet the Press" host DAVID GREGORY is a "regular at the Verizon Center" for games, while U.S. Sens. JOHN KERRY (D-MA) and JOE LIEBERMAN (D-CT) "show up when they can." Ovechkin earlier this year "even got a shout-out from OBAMA during the president's trip to Russia" (GQ, 11/ '09 issue).

SCENT OF A WOMAN: The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Matthew Futterman profiles U.S. skier MICHELLE ROARK, and notes a perfume blend that she developed called "Confidence" is now sold in "six natural scents." With skiing "taking up so much of her time, her business is only in its early stages, with most of her customers local acquaintances in the Denver area" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/15).

NAMES: Nashville businessman RAYMOND WHITE Monday filed a motion to shut down a local restaurant he opened and co-owned with late former NFLer STEVE MCNAIR, and also “stop the sale of McNair’s interest” in the restaurant, which was only open 10 days before McNair’s death in July and “hasn’t been open since” (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 10/14)....Bank of America teamed up with NASCAR driver KASEY KAHNE and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to host "Students at the Speedway" on Tuesday. One hundred CMS middle school students "participated in hands-on displays and experiential stations to learn how science and math are incorporated into NASCAR career opportunities" (CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.com, 10/13)....Cowboys Owner JERRY JONES this week celebrated his 67th birthday with his sons, Cowboys VP & Chief Sales & Marketing Officer JERRY JONES JR. and Exec VP & COO STEPHEN JONES, as well as Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT, his wife MYRA and Patriots President JONATHAN KRAFT at Davio's at Patriot Place (BOSTON HERALD, 10/15)....TIGER WOODS Tuesday was "pumping iron" in the Cowboys weight room (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/15)....Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer JOE TAIT last weekend was inducted into Monmouth College's Hall of Achievement (DAILY REVIEW ATLAS, 10/13)....Former NBAer DERRICK COLEMAN has been named Detroit Public Schools Commissioner of Athletics (DETROIT NEWS, 10/15).

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