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Budig buys into baseball team


¢ Gene Budig, former chancellor of Kansas University and a past president of Major League Baseball's American League, has become a partner of the Charleston RiverDogs, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, according to [OurSportsCentral.com][1]."No segment of organized baseball is more exciting than the minor leagues," said Dr. Budig, who joins Marv Goldklang and Mike Veeck as the RiverDogs' primary owners. "And no minor league team is better run than the RiverDogs under Mike Veeck. The team was great fun for the record number of fans who visited Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park during the 2006 regular season."¢ A Lawrence concert promoter is finding himself in the middle of a controversy after a band he represents wasn't paid for playing at a festival, the [Everett (Wash.) Herald][2] reports. Steve Ozark represents Savoy Brown, one of several bands - including Cheap Trick and Grand Funk Railroad - who say they didn't get paid after a festival in Darrington, Wash. Concert promoter Brian Burkel can't be located._ "I hope that law enforcement will take action against Mr. Burkel and anyone else involved in this," Ozark said from his office in Lawrence, Kan. "It's so obviously illegal. It's not what grandma taught us. It's not the right thing to do. He burned a lot of people."_ [1]: http://oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3413017 [2]: http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/01/08/100loc_a1festival001.cfm


walkdog262 11 years, 3 months ago

The LJW sports had the Budig item last week.

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