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Volume 24 No. 113
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Names In The News

In Pittsburgh, Taryn Luna reports Pirates Owner BOB NUTTING will "charter a bus" to return the Baldwin High School softball team home Sunday from a Cal Ripken Experience softball tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The players were "left in limbo without a way home when Direct Air shut down operations last week and cancelled their return flight from Myrtle Beach to Pittsburgh" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 3/21).

Forstmann's art collection features works from
artists such as Chaim Soutine

NAMES: Auction house Sotheby's yesterday announced that this spring it will "sell about 50 works of art" owned by the estate of the late IMG Chair & CEO TED FORSTMANN, with an estimated value of $75M (, 3/20)....Houston police officer RAYMOND PEREZ, who has accused MLS Dynamo G TYLER DERIC of assault, yesterday "filed a civil suit" against the team, D WARREN CREAVALLE, F WILL BRUIN and MF ALEX DIXON. The suit, filed in the District Court of Harris County (Texas), alleges the defendants "assaulted the plaintiff and are guilty of negligence" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/21)....Keeneland Race Course and bourbon distillery Maker’s Mark announced that former NFL and Univ. of Kentucky QB TIM COUCH will be featured on a commemorative bottle to benefit the UK Health Care's Gill Heart Institute. It is the 16th year the organizations have partnered to offer a charitable bottle (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 3/21)....Boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. has "paid all of the medical bills -- currently in excess of $49,000 -- for 10-month-old AUSTIN YORK, who was born with a rare heart abnormality known as hypoplastic right heart syndrome" (, 3/20)....Aerosmith bassist TOM HAMILTON and Red Sox DH DAVID ORTIZ have teamed up to support the '12 YouthCare Spring Gala April 26 at Boston's Four Seasons hotel (BOSTON HERALD, 3/21)....Izod IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg organizers announced yesterday that current "DANCING WITH THE STARS" contestant JACK WAGNER and his partner ANNA TREBUNSKAYA will serve as grand marshals for the season-opening race on Sunday, which is set to air on ABC (, 3/20).