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Published August 11, 2011
state employee by more than $800,000
SO THIS IS SETTLED, THEN? JIM DONNAN "has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by an Ohio-based company alleging the former University of Georgia football coach played a principal role in orchestrating a 'far-reaching Ponzi scheme.'" Court documents reveal that Donnan and his wife, MARY, who was "also named in the suit, will transfer liquid assets" totaling roughly $5.5M to GLC Limited. The retail liquidation company, which "attracted investors including well-known college football coaches TOMMY TUBERVILLE, FRANK BEAMER and BARRY SWITZER, filed for bankruptcy in February" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/11).
NAMES: In anticipation of JIM THOME's 600th career HR, the Twins "have directed Target Field staff to be on alert in the stands." A handful of ballpark employees "have been placed in right-field and right-center field locations to either retrieve the prized baseball or make whoever catches it a trade offer" so Thome can keep the ball (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 8/11)....Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT yesterday revealed that the Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston "has received $3 million in donations" since her death last month. The Kraft family also "plans to start an 'emergency fund' to help people who contact them with one-time, urgent needs" (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/11)....Suns F VINCE CARTER has donated $2.5M to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund, which will "support the operating endowment" for the men's basketball program at the Univ. of North Carolina, his alma mater (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 8/11)....Broncos QB TIM TEBOW's namesake foundation has selected Jacksonville-based Dreams Come True as its "official wish-granting" partner (JACKSONVILLE.com, 8/10)....T'Wolves F MARTELL WEBSTER is "seeking an internship" with singer RYAN LESLIE during the NBA lockout (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 8/11).