Names In The News
The Univ. of Maryland announced that a scholarship in late Annapolis Capital reporter JOHN MCNAMARA's name has been "established for undergraduates in the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism." McNamara covered the UMD athletics beat for more than three decades before being "killed during the attack" on the Annapolis Capital newsroom in June. It is "very likely" that future recipients of the scholarship will cover UMD athletics for the school's newspaper, "just as McNamara did" in the early '80s (Annapolis CAPITAL, 11/8).
LAW & ORDER: A Manhattan jury yesterday "convicted" former WFAN-AM host CRAIG CARTON of fraud. After less than a day of deliberations, a jury found Carton "guilty on all three counts against him, including securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud." He faces as "much as 45 years in prison based on the sentencing guidelines but will likely get far less" (NYPOST.com, 11/7)....A former Univ. of Minnesota ticketing director has been "charged in federal court with enriching himself through a long-running scheme involving football and men's hockey and basketball ticket orders." BRENT HOLCK was "charged Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis with wire fraud in connection with the siphoning of money" from April '12 to January '17 (STARTRIBUNE.com, 11/7). According to the charging document, Holck would "cancel ticket sales to games after they'd taken place, then direct the refunded money into his accounts" (TWINCITIES.com, 11/7).
NAMES: KENNY CHESNEY played in 14 NFL and 19 overall stadiums for his five-month "Trip Around The Sun" tour earlier this year. Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT, who was on hand when Chesney played at Gillette Stadium, said, "When you see Kenny live in concert, his personal energy and charisma is like no one else." He added, "It truly is one of my favorite scenes, seeing 60,000 happy, glowing faces" (AP, 11/8)....The new book on Hockey HOFer BOBBY ORR titled, "BOBBY: MY STORY IN PICTURES," is an "intriguing, classic coffee table book, chock-full of pictures much of the hockey-loving world will treasure, most of them never before published." Until recently, even Orr "hadn't seen some of the shots" (BOSTONGLOBE.com, 11/7)....At the PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration on Tuesday at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, CBS Sports/IMG Media Exec VP BARRY FRANK, who brought the sport to CBS, received the Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award (IMG)....Seahawks RB CHRIS CARSON was at Magnuson Park in Seattle on Friday night to "support ROOTS -- 'Rising Out of the Shadows' -- an emergency shelter for homeless youth ages 18 to 25" (SEATTLETIMES.com, 11/7)....Broncos LB VON MILLER's foundation hosted more than 250 guests at the first ever Western Round-Up event on Monday. More than $400,000 was raised to support the Von's Vision programs, which includes the $50,000 in donation by Miller himself (Von's Vision).