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Names In The News

Heat Managing General Partner and Carnival Chair MICKY ARISON, along with his wife, MADELEINE, have "pledged more than" $1M to bushfire disaster relief in Australia. The couple's donation will "accompany another $250,000 from the Carnival Foundation and five of the cruise company's other brands" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/10)....Appalachian State AD DOUG GILLIN's contract extension adds "two more years to his deal, locking him in" through '24, along with "roughly a 60 percent increase to his base salary and doubling of his annual retention bonus." Gillin will "make $450,000 in base salary this year," and he will see a 4.5% increase "with every year going forward" (WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, 1/10)....Two companies owned by Rams Owner STAN KROENKE have "sued an insurance firm over the cleanup of arsenic-contaminated soil at the sprawling development the billionaire is building in Inglewood." TKG Management and Pincay Re LLC allege that Chubb Custom Insurance Company "refused to pay the bulk" of a $5M policy "covering environmental cleanup costs" at the site of the new SoFi Stadium (L.A. TIMES, 1/10)....Steelers QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER "awarded a grant" to the Sacramento PD that has "allowed it to add one new dog to its K-9 unit" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 1/10).

IN MEMORY: Longtime Denver Post sports writer IRV MOSS, whom many "considered to be the encyclopedic authority on Colorado sports," died Wednesday at 85 of "complications from esophageal cancer." Moss, who was with the Post for 60 years, had a "front-row seat" to the debut of the Nuggets and Rockies franchises (DENVER POST, 1/10).