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Volume 26 No. 207
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Names In The News

A Florida appeals court has "granted a request" by Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT and Florida prosecutors for a "hearing over secret Orchids of Asia videotapes" in Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution case. Kraft's case will be "consolidated with appeals in cases against four Orchids of Asia spa workers and another defendant charged in a separate Florida spa prostitution sting" (BOSTON HERALD, 2/21).

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Jet Sports Management Founder & CEO B.B ABBOTT "made it safely to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro this week, completing the trek to benefit pediatric cancer charities." When Abbott completed the week-long trek to the summit, he "planted flags representing two organizations he is involved with, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research." He had "pledges for donations of nearly $135,000, and after exceeding his initial goals of $100,000 and $125,000, was hoping to get to $150,000." The longtime MLB agent first represented Baseball HOFer CHIPPER JONES, and his company's "extensive client list" now includes Rays Ps BRENT HONEYWELL and CHARLIE MORTON and C MIKE ZUNINO (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 2/21).

NAMES: Hollywood agency ICM Partners "has inked" Eagles S MALCOLM JENKINS, along with his production company Listen Up Media. ICM will "rep Jenkins in all areas except his NFL player contract." NFL agent BEN DOGRA will "continue to represent Jenkins in all football-related matters" (DEADLINE.com, 2/19)....Seahawks RB MARSHAWN LYNCH appeared "on screen in HBO's trailer for Season 3 of the sci-fi series 'WESTWORLD'" (ESPN.com, 2/20).