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SBD/July 19, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published July 19, 2012
LEGAL MATTER: The father of a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a foul ball at Turner Field has filed a lawsuit against the Braves, its owner Liberty Media Corp. and MLB Enterprises. The girl was hit by a foul ball at the Aug. 30, 2010 Mets-Braves game, “fracturing her skull" and "damaging her brain.” The lawsuit claims that the defendants were “negligent for failing to provide proper protection” for the girl. The suit, filed Monday in Fulton County State Court, seeks “unspecified damages for the girl's pain and suffering, punitive damages and compensation for the family's medical expenses, which are expected to exceed $100,000” (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 7/19).
THAT'S A RAP: The MLB Fan Cave yesterday hosted an album release party for rapper NAS, whose newest release, “LIFE IS GOOD,” came out this week. Nas, a Queens native and a Mets fan, performed for more than 500 fans at the Fan Cave while wearing a Mets cap. The performance was part of the MLB Fan Cave Concert Series (MLB).
LOOK IT UP: The sixth edition of the Chinese dictionary “implemented a number of new words to make for a more ‘fashionable’ presentation with an online emphasis.” One of the new words is NBA, which can replace the league's Chinese abbreviation, "Mei Zhi Lan.” The move “makes sense considering more fans know the league as the NBA than identify it as ‘Mei Zhi Lan’” (USATODAY.com, 7/18).
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