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SBD Global/June 11, 2013/People and Pop Culture

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A warrant for the arrest of "disgraced" former Scottish Third Division Rangers Owner CRAIG WHYTE was issued Monday after the millionaire businessman "failed to turn up for the trial of his two former housekeepers" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 6/10). ...  Former British Bronze Medal runner DONNA HARTLEY-WASS died suddenly at the age of 58. Hartley-Wass "died unexpectedly while sunbathing in her back garden on Saturday." She was "found by her husband at their home in Yorkshire" (LONDON TIMES, 6/10). ... World Touring Car Championship race winner PEPE ORIOLA "will switch from SEAT to Chevrolet for the remainder of the season." Oriola, who claimed his first WTCC victory earlier this year at Marrakech, "will race in a Chevrolet Cruze run by the Tuenti Racing Team with RML technical support from Porto onwards." (EUROSPORT, 6/10). ... British Olympic sailer PENNY CLARK "has decided to hang up her sailing boots" following this week’s Olympic classes competition (SAIL WORLD, 6/8). ... Dutch tennis player YANNICK EBBINGHAUS "has been suspended for six months and fined for betting illegally on matches" (AFP, 6/10).

DEATH THREATS: Retired Melbourne footballer and media commentator DAVID SCHWARZ admits he has been ''shaken up'' by an anonymous death threat he received after he wrote that he wanted the Demons to get thrashed. Schwarz "was contacted on his mobile phone by a caller from a blocked number immediately after finishing his SEN afternoon program on Friday evening'' (THE AGE, 6/10). ... Namibia coach ROGER PALMGREN "has quit" after just a month in the role saying that he "fears for the safety of his family after receiving death threats" (REUTERS, 6/10).
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