Names In The NewsPublished June 9, 2003
|Walker Resigns After Dooley’s
Contract Not Extended
NAMES: HERSCHEL WALKER is resigning from the Archway to Excellence steering committee — a fund-raising unit of the Univ. of GA — because the school is not extending the contract of AD and former football coach VINCE DOOLEY. Walker will continue to donate to a scholarship he established years ago (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/8)....Shares of CA-based QUIKSILVER dropped 10% to $16.06 Friday as investors "worried that higher inventory levels could pressure sales in the future." The company last week posted a 43% increase in Q2 net income (REUTERS, 6/7)....Yankees GM BRIAN CASHMAN and his wife, MARY, had a second child — THEODORE JOHN — last Thursday (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 6/8)....DENNIS MINISHIAN, a sports statistician in L.A. for nearly 40 years, passed away Wednesday at the age of 61 (L.A. TIMES, 6/9). The play “TAKE ME OUT,” about a homosexual baseball player who comes out of the closet, last night at the 57th annual TONY AWARDS at Radio City Music Hall won the award for BEST PLAY. The play also won for BEST DIRECTION and BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY (N.Y. TIMES, 6/9).
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MOVIES?: KURT RUSSELL appeared during the second intermission of ABC's broadcast of Devils-Mighty Ducks Game Six Saturday to discuss his portrayal of head coach HERB BROOKS in the upcoming Disney movie "MIRACLE ON ICE," and said, "It's going to be very difficult (to portray Brooks). What we want to do is, of course, is try to make one of the best sports movies over the last 100 years. Maybe the best. We're going hard after it" (ABC, 6/7).
ATHENS: The Greek General Secretary for the Olympics COSTAS CARTALIS "is said to be on the verge of stepping up to become" a Vice Minister of Public Works, responsible for overseeing the final stages of preparation for venues and infrastructure controlled by the government (AROUND THE RINGS, 6/6)....The AP reported that construction of an Olympic media village was stopped by Greece's highest court, which ruled Friday that "legislation used to zone the land was unconstitutional." The decision also "halted construction of a housing unit for security" (AP, 6/8).
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