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Carnes started at adidas as an intern and is now VP/Design for the Americas
In Portland, Allan Brettman profiles adidas VP/Design for the Americas JAMES CARNES, noting the company has "spun out both trend-setting sports gear and chic fashion wear" under his direction. Carnes oversees design in Portland and "keeps track of sport performance design" at adidas "creation centers" in Shanghai, Tokyo, and company HQs in Germany. Carnes, who began with the company as an intern, has helped develop the adidas by STELLA MCCARTNEY sport performance collection for women. He also collaborated with YAMAMOTO at one stage of the development of the style unit, Y-3 (Portland OREGONIAN, 10/6).

NAMES: Former Rays Owner VINCE NAIMOLI donated $1M to Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. for the “Vincent Naimoli Family Baseball Complex,” which was dedicated last Wednesday. Naimoli graduated from FDU's MBA program in ’64 (Bergen RECORD, 10/4)….WAYNE READ, the man who “hoodwinked more than two dozen members” of the Saints organization out of nearly $1.9M “by selling them bogus film tax credits, was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison” (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 10/6).

IN MEMORY: TV sports director JOSEPH R. ACETI has passed away at the age of 76. Aceti worked “for all four major broadcast networks on every type of major sporting event,” including the Olympic Games, numerous playoff series, U.S. Open tennis tournaments, NFL and college football, college baseball and ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” He was also a director for boxing, covering “some 80 major matches.” He started his television career at ABC in '64 and retired in '01” (, 10/5).

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