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Names In The News

Texans WR KENNY STILLS "initiated a meeting" with Houston Police Chief ART ACEVEDO that took place yesterday. The two talked for "roughly 40 minutes" at the police HQ and discussed "community policing." Stills wants to "launch an Officer of the Month program to recognize officers who foster a positive relationship with the community while doing their jobs" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/18). Meanwhile, Stills and other Texans players, including OT MAX SCHARPING, yesterday attended an event for Huddle Against Hunger, a partnership between the team and the Houston Food Bank. The players packed bags of food with local students (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/18).

NAMES: A former Univ. of Arizona track athlete has filed a $3M lawsuit against the school, "accusing the track program of bullying and alleging assault by head coach FRED HARVEY." MICHAEL GRABOWSKI is making "multiple claims against the school, including defamation, Title IX violations and assault" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 9/18)....A former Iowa State student who "held up a sign that read 'Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished' and requested funds at Saturday's 'College GameDay' stop in Ames" is now donating more than $8,000 to the Univ. of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Busch Light also announced that it would match CARSON KING's donation and "provide King a year's worth of free beer." When King "hit the $600 mark, he decided he would donate the proceeds to the Children's Hospital" (DES MOINES REGISTER, 9/18)....TOM BRADY celebrated the grand opening of the TB12 Performance & Recovery Center in Boston yesterday along with co-founders ALEX GUERRERO and JOHN BURNS. Notable attendees included TV personality MARIA MENOUNOS, Bruins C CHARLIE COYLE and D ZDENO CHARA (THE DAILY).