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Names In The News
Published July 6, 2012
NAMES: The National Constitution Center in its Liberty Medal ceremony on Sept. 13 in Philadelphia will recognize former boxer MUHAMMAD ALI as a champion of freedom (THE DAILY)….Singers PHILLIP PHILLIPS, KELLIE PICKLER and DAVID COOK are expected to “provide the entertainment” at the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby in K.C. next week. LUKE BRYAN will sing the national anthem and Pickler will sing “God Bless America” (MLB.com, 7/5)….NASCAR driver and NEMCO Motorsports Owner JOE NEMECHEK is auctioning the 139-acre equestrian estate, Finncastle, after “years of depressed real estate conditions made a traditional sale difficult.” The five-week auction period began last week. The “entire property has been on the market” since ’09. It was “originally listed at $10.995 million, then reduced to $8.4 million” (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/6)….Former Vikings Owner RED MCCOMBS said that his foundation “is writing a $5,000 check to the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, which is collecting donations” for ANDREW OBERLE. Oberle was “attacked last week by two chimpanzees” at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in eastern South Africa (AP, 7/5)….8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill, the joint venture between Brewers LF RYAN BRAUN and Packers QB AARON RODGERS, opened Thursday in Brookfield, Wisc. (JSONLINE.com, 7/5).