NASCAR Hires Brent Dewar As COO John Skipper Sits For Q&A CSN Chicago President Jim Corno Dies Minding My Business With Lon Rosen Executive Transactions Names In The News Marvin Miller Again Falls Short of HOF Vote USA Hockey Extends Ogrean's Contract Espinoza Excelling As Head Of Showtime Sports Executive Transactions
SBD/October 6, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published October 6, 2011
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” (VARIETY.com, 10/5).