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SBD/October 25, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published October 25, 2012
FLIP THIS HOUSE: Yankees 3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ is "trying to sell his Miami Beach mansion" for $38M (DETROITNEWS.com, 10/24)....Former NBAer ALONZO MOURNING "sold his spectacular bayfront home" in Gables Estate, Fla., for $11.35M (MIAMI HERALD, 10/25)....Patriots WR WES WELKER "has put his Back Bay condo on the market." The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom penthouse is on the market for "something in the neighborhood" of $2.5M (BOSTON HERALD, 10/25).
SPREADING THE WEALTH: Oilers Owner DARYL KATZ "gave Alberta's Progressive Conservatives nearly half a million dollars -- almost one-third of the party's total fundraising in a single donation" (GLOBE & MAIL, 10/25)....NFL Giants Chair & Exec VP STEVE TISCH and DAN KRAFT, son of Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT, "put rivalry aside" to dedicate the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center at Tufts Univ., for which Tisch donated more than $13M (NYPOST.com, 10/25).
NAMES: Former Sara Lee CFO DIANA FERGUSON said that she is "a candidate to manage daily operations for the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/25)....Former NHLer DEREK SANDERSON is touring to promote his new autobiography, “CROSSING THE LINE, THE OUTRAGEOUS STORY OF A HOCKEY ORIGINAL," co-authored with KEVIN SHEA. In Montreal, Dave Stubbs writes the book is a “compelling read, often riotous and frightening and sickening with the turn of a few pages” (Montreal GAZETTE, 10/25)….Yankees SS DEREK JETER on Monday was seen using crutches and “hobbled into Southern Hospitality in Hell’s Kitchen with six friends” (N.Y. POST, 10/25).
IN MEMORY: Former Dallas Morning News columnist FRANK LUKSA died on Tuesday in Plano, Texas, at the age of 77 (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/24).