Names In The News
TD Ameritrade on Thursday in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission announced that members of Cubs Owner the Ricketts family "have agreed to relinquish their board seats" in '16, which "would end decades of close family involvement in one of Omaha's best-known companies." The company was founded by JOE RICKETTS in '75 (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, 12/6)....Meanwhile, PRESIDENT OBAMA on Thursday announced that he "plans to nominate" Cubs BOD member LAURA RICKETTS to the Kennedy Center's Board of Trustees (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 12/6).
FOR SALE SIGNS: Hockey HOFer WAYNE GRETZKY has listed a 3,758-square-foot townhouse at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for $1.899M (LATIMES.com, 12/5)....Golf HOFer LANNY WADKINS' 9,521-square-foot mansion in North Dallas is "being put on the auction block" after previously being offered on the market for nearly $2.3M (BIZJOURNALS.com, 12/5)....Former USC football coach LANE KIFFIN and his wife, LAYLA, have listed their 7,308-square-foot home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., for $6.995M after buying it for $5.5M last year (LATIMES.com, 12/5).
BUNDLES OF JOY: Nationals 3B RYAN ZIMMERMAN and his wife, HEATHER, had their first child on Nov. 20, a baby girl (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 12/5)....IndyCar driver RYAN BRISCOE and his wife, NICOLE, welcomed the birth of their first child on Thursday, a girl named FINLEY (INDYSTAR.com, 12/5).
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IN MEMORY: Longtime TV agent and former Marquee Group VP ART KAMINSKY died on Thursday at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held this Sunday (N.Y. POST, 12/6).