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Names In The News

CRAIN'S N.Y.'s Adrianne Pasquarelli looks at the state of the New York Road Runners, and writes that while it is "growing by Olympian proportions,” some runners and retailers "complain that as it expands and brings new participants into the fold, NYRR is alienating its core New York membership by shortening the length of races in the boroughs, and by failing to communicate adequately in an environment where social media can amplify every snafu" (CRAIN'S N.Y., 3/31 issue).

NAMES: FX Networks President & GM JOHN LANDGRAF (programming) and ESPN Exec VP & Chief Technology Officer CHUCK PAGANO (science & technology) will each receive a Young Leadership Vanguard at the NCTA's awards lunch May 23 in Boston (CABLEFAX DAILY, 4/5)....Cleveland Indians Charities donated $1M to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland in support of the community organization's "Save Our Kids" capital campaign (Indians)....NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN, Suns Managing Partner ROBERT SARVER, President of Basketball Operations LON BABBY and GM LANCE BLANKS all attended last night's Suns-Jazz game at EnergySolutions Arena (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 4/5)....Dolphins CEO MIKE DEE joined Twitter yesterday with the handle @MikeDeeFins, one day after former Dolphins coach DON SHULA joined the social media site with the handle @DonShula. Dee garnered 1,114 followers in his "first few hours" (, 4/4)....Wild investor PHIL FALCONE said that he "may consider voluntary bankruptcy for LightSquared Inc., the broadband wireless venture majority owned by his hedge fund that has been derailed by regulators." Falcone mentioned that he would "maintain control" of the Reston, Va.-based company if it filed (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 4/5).

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