This week has been a busy one for a whole lot of people. Donald Sterling, co-owner of the L.A. Clippers basketball team, had decided to sell the team to accommodate a ruling by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banning him for life because of Sterling’s recorded racist remarks.
He then flip-flopped and said he would sell after his wife Shelly, co-owner, negotiated a $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Then Sterling said he wasn’t going to give in. Then he was given ultimatums … and so he capitulated again. Now this week’s news is that he won’t give in …again. Stay tuned.
I really didn’t want to think about the FSU presidential search scandal, which is what it has become in the public’s eye. Does the college I attended really want to be one of the top researching facilities in the nation? The search for a new president, after Eric Barron’s abrupt departure a few months ago, will now go on, it is reported. Then Senator John Thrasher became the leader of the pack wanting to head FSU. Then, just as the search committee was thinking about closing the selection part of the process and vote yes or no on Thrasher, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricky Polston submitted his application. Then everything was put on hold while leaders thought about how they wanted to proceed. Now, chief headhunter William Funk has submitted his resignation. Last week the FSU Faculty Senate brought forth a resolution of no confidence in Funk, who told the Tallahassee Democrat that he was surprised by the resolution. He said it was the first time in more than 400 executive searches that he’d ever been castigated. This search is becoming an embarrassment to many.
J Lo (Jennifer Lopez) has canceled her opening ceremony performance in Brazil for the World Cup because of unspecified production issues, say online sources. She was supposed to join rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. She’s an incredible performer, singer and former American Idol judge.
News Alert! Veterans will host a donation drive at Havana’s stage area on Friday, July 4th in celebration of America’s birthday. The event will support needs at the Veterans Village in Tallahassee, which has a two-year program for returning and homeless veterans in the area. They house them in individual apartments, see to socialization skills, offer job training and much more. They need many household items like sheets, towels, small electrical appliances, toiletries, and much more. 4th of July at Havana’s downtown square, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Vets will be cooking hotdogs. Free live music all day long with at least seven bands. Come join in the fun!