SBD/November 30, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published November 30, 2011
NASCAR team Owner RICK HENDRICK, who suffered four broken ribs and a broken collarbone in a private plane crash last month, said that he “was feeling better but will miss this week’s Sprint Cup Series awards banquet in Las Vegas” (THATSRACIN.com, 11/28)....President BARACK OBAMA yesterday spoke with L.A. Galaxy coach BRUCE ARENA, “congratulating him on his third MLS title and inviting the team to the White House” (LATIMES.com, 11/29)....The Eagles announced that they will donate $500,000 toward “refurbishing three local youth football fields” (PHILLY.com, 11/30)....Nuggets C CHRIS ANDERSON has joined PETA's “Ink Not Mink” campaign (DENVER POST, 11/30)....U.S. skier LINDSEY VONN and husband THOMAS each filed for divorce last week. They “were a distinctive, husband/wife and athlete/coach combination that was nearly unprecedented in the sport.” Vonn through her publicist said that she "intended to continue skiing under her married name" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/30).