SBD/September 13, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published September 13, 2012
CHARITY STRIPE: For 27 days beginning tomorrow through Oct. 10, participating merchants and restaurants in Ellicott City, Md., will offer themed specials featuring Ravens RB RAY RICE’s No. 27 jersey. Twenty-seven percent of those sales “will be donated to benefit community recovery efforts” from a train derailment last month (BALTIMORESUN.com, 9/12)….Citi yesterday announced a $500,000 donation to the USOC to be allocated to sport programs across the country (Citi).
NAMES: Golf HOFer ARNOLD PALMER yesterday “accepted the Congressional Gold Medal, becoming just the sixth sportsman to receive the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.” Palmer said, “I'm particularly proud of anything that the House and Senate agree on” (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 9/13)….Basketball HOFer OSCAR ROBERTSON “faces a foreclosure” on his chemical company’s Fairfield, Ohio, HQs for “nearly $200,000 in back property taxes and interest.” He and his wife “personally owe more than” $2.4M to two banks for loans on the building (CINCINNATI.com, 9/13)….NASCAR driver DALE EARNHARDT JR. said a National Enquirer report that he is getting married is “totally false.” The tabloid reported Earnhardt is “expected to marry girlfriend AMY REIMANN by the end of the year” (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 9/12)….Bulls G DERRICK ROSE took to Twitter "express his frustration" with the Chicago school teachers strike. Rose tweeted, “I'm sitting here just thinking how sad it is that my city got to go through this. I love my city and everyone in it even my haters.” He added, “I don't like that fact that OUR kids are not in school and that's the only thing we have to SAVE these kids” (ESPNCHICAGO.com, 9/11)….Nets Owner MIKHAIL PROKHOROV is “in talks with two possible buyers" to sell his near $4B stake in Polyus Gold, "Russia’s biggest gold miner by volume” (FINANCIAL TIMES, 9/13).