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SBD/May 9, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published May 9, 2014
BOOK SHELF: In Boston, Bill Nowlin reviews author CLAUDIA WILLIAMS' new book about her father, late Baseball HOFer TED WILLIAMS. The book is a "forthright, uncompromising but loving memoir." There are "Ted books aplenty," but this one "truly stands out, simply because it offers insight no other author could" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/8)....Walmart stores nationwide are now carrying the fictional NICHOLAS SPARKS book, "THE LONGEST RIDE," about a PBR rider. The book, which features rider JORY MARKISS on the cover, is being made into a movie by Fox (Josh Carpenter, Staff Writer).
CHARITY STRIPE: Under Armour is giving $10M to the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center for a breast health program that will "be part of the hospital's recently announced cancer treatment building." The company's pledge is its "largest gift to any organization" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 5/8)....Former UConn G SHABAZZ NAPIER will appear on Friday night at the UConn Co-Op Book Store to "help raise money to complete the Mansfield Town Square project" (HARTFORD COURANT, 5/9).
NAMES: The Yankees announced that former manager JOE TORRE will "be honored with a plaque" in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park and "have his No. 6 retired" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/9). Torre on Thursday also was inducted into the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 5/9)....DEEPAL WANNAKUWATTE, the former owner of the now-defunct World TeamTennis Sacramento Capitals, on Thursday in U.S. District Court pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud, and he is now "awaiting a likely 20-year prison term" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 5/9).