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SBD/November 2, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published November 2, 2012
Mayweather for TMT Promotions is over
CLAWING BACK: In Ft. Lauderdale, Jon Burstein reports Judge RAYMOND RAY has "thrown out lawsuits filed against two well-known South Florida charities by attorneys tasked with recouping money for Ponzi schemer SCOTT ROTHSTEIN's investors." The Dan Marino Foundation and HomeSafe are "not obligated to pay back any of the donations they received from Rothstein or his law firm, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler." Attorneys representing the "now-defunct law firm's bankruptcy trustee had been seeking $259,000 from the Dan Marino Foundation and another $60,000 from HomeSafe in what are known as 'clawback' lawsuits" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 11/2).
NAMES: Baptist Health of Northeast Florida President HUGH GREENE announced Thursday that former Jaguars Owners WAYNE and DELORES WEAVER have given $10M to Baptist Health to “establish an endowment to fund programs in pediatric and adolescent behavioral health.” Greene said that in acknowledgment a new “11-story tower at Baptist Medical Center’s downtown campus, scheduled to open next month, will be named the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Waver Tower” (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 11/2)....Trail Blazers F LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE “bought and personally delivered 100 turkey dinners to Northeast Portland families in need” (Portland OREGONIAN, 11/2)....The state of Rhode Island on Thursday sued former MLBer CURT SCHILLING over the $75M “loan guarantee that backed” his failed videogame company 38 Studios (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 11/2)….Boxing HOFer EVANDER HOLYFIELD on Thursday filed a lawsuit to “try to stop the upcoming auction of some of his boxing memorabilia, including an Olympic bronze medal and the gloves he wore to fight MIKE TYSON.” The lawsuit “seeks an order blocking the sale of 20 of the almost 450 items set for auction Nov. 30 by Julien’s Auctions” (AP, 11/1)....U.S. authorities said that former Oilers Owner PETER POCKLINGTON will “serve three extra months of federal probation in a 2010 perjury case” after his term was to end Oct. 26 (AP, 11/1)….Fitness celebrity BRENDA DYKGRAAF was the highest bidder for former NFLer WARREN SAPP’s home. An auction lasted 15 minutes "before Dykgraaf’s bid of $2.1 million was not matched” (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 11/1)….U.S. swimmer MICHAEL PHELPS appears on the cover of Golf Digest’s December issue (BALTIMORESUN.com, 11/1).