SBD/June 14, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published June 14, 2013
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS: Levis President JAMES CURLEIGH said that the company's 20-year, $220M naming-rights deal with the 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara was a "wise marketing investment." Curleigh: "In the overall scheme, it's a manageable number if we execute it properly." He said Levi's was "looking at some big ideas," and "trying to figure out how to put some big league plays in for Levi's" (OREGONLIVE.com, 6/12).
NAMES: NHL Jets LW EVANDER KANE "apologized late Thursday evening for what he agreed was a 'homophobic term' he had used on his Twitter account" earlier in the day. Kane "criticized a Heat player for driving to the basket like a 'fairy.'" He "issued an apology" after speaking with Flyers scout PATRICK BURKE, who works with the You Can Play organization (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 6/14)....Jaguars Owner SHAHID KHAN is "interested in developing the Shipyards property, a 40-acre plot of city-owned land that has been mired in lawsuits, bankruptcy, grand jury investigations and broken promises." It is "unclear what Khan's plans are for the space" (JACKSONVILLE.com, 6/13)....Northwestern Univ. alumni RICHARD and ROXELYN PEPPER have pledged $5M to help "renovate the university's baseball stadium" (DAILYHERALD.com, 6/13)....Former NBAers OTIS BIRDSONG and MICHEAL RAY RICHARDSON, and Univ. of Tulsa men's basketball coach DANNY MANNING held a basketball clinic for "about 50 students" from Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary schools, affected by the recent Oklahoma tornadoes (AP, 6/13).