Names In The News
Florida state Sen. RENE GARCIA yesterday released a letter sent to Dolphins Owner STEPHEN ROSS "blasting him for a 'reprehensible and condemnable' series of direct-mail attacks on lawmakers, requesting a public apology and promising retribution in the 2014 legislative session in Tallahassee." The "hard-hitting Ross mailers were in retaliation for those legislators' votes in opposition to a bill that would have authorized a county-wide referendum on a tax break for improvements at SunLife Stadium" (TAMPABAY.com, 6/26).
NAMES: Univ. of Tennessee officials yesterday formally announced plans to "build a plaza on campus" honoring women’s basketball coach emeritus PAT SUMMITT, "including a bronze statue" in her likeness. UT AD DAVE HART said that he "hoped it would be completed in time to have a dedication ceremony later this year" (AP, 6/26)....A new book by author MARK SALTVEIT titled, "THE TAO OF CHIP KELLY: LESSONS FROM AMERICA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL COACH” was published on Saturday. The book is “unabashedly complimentary -- and its title is a bit of a stretch,” but author Saltveit “lays out a clear picture of how Kelly operates” (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 6/23)....ESPN's STUART SCOTT last weekend was named the recipient of the inaugural Beachbody Challenge Inspiration Award (Beachbody)....Blackhawks C JONATHAN TOEWS is “under contract to sell his three-bedroom, 32nd-floor condo unit in the Lakeshore East neighborhood, which is listed for” $1.7M (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 6/26).