Ski run named in honor of actor Schwarzenegger

Thursday, November 29, 2001

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- The Running Man is getting his own run.

Sun Valley Resort is renaming a ski run "Arnold's Run" after muscleman and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who owns a home nearby. Previously, the short mogul field carried the less-than-manly moniker, Flying Maid.

Until now, the only runs named for people have gone to three of Sun Valley's Olympic medalists; Gretchen Fraser, Christin Cooper and Picabo Street; and former resort owner Bill Janss.

Schwarzenegger, the 54-year-old star of such films as 1987's "The Running Man," has led the Christmas Eve torchlight parade down the mountain for several years. But besides that, it's a mystery how the name change came about.

"All I know is that Wally told me to do it," said Sun Valley Marketing Director Jack Sibbach, referring to resort General Manager Wally Huffman.

Jordan's mother's home for sale at $3 million

PHOENIX -- Michael Jordan's mother has been trying to sell her 6,000-square-foot house for the past month with no bites.

That could change now that the family name attached to it is being publicized.

Jordan's mom, Deloris Jordan, is listing the home in Paradise Valley, an affluent Phoenix suburb, for $3 million. It has been a family retreat for the Jordans since they bought it for $1.1 million in 1995.

"I have always thought a pro ball player would really enjoy this home," said Katie King of Realty Executives, who has the exclusive listing.

The four-bedroom house, on an acre spread, has a combination basketball/tennis court and lagoon swimming pool with waterfall.

--From wire reports as many potential buyers lost money in the stock market or decided to cut back until the economy recovers.

Kenny Rogers gets lawsuit over sale of mansion

COLBERT, Ga. -- A new lawsuit has been filed in the dispute over the sale of Kenny Rogers' mansion, two years after the estate was first auctioned.

The country singer wanted to sell his 360-acre Beaverdam Farms estate near Colbert. He auctioned it for $5.9 million in November 1999 but has since been mired in disputes with James and Thomas Threatt, two brothers who submitted the high bid.

The Roswell brothers stopped payment on their check after arriving at the mansion and finding that Rogers, 63, had removed items from the estate that they believed were to be included in the sale.

An attorney said investors who toured Beaverdam Farms were led to believe the estate would be come with everything they saw except for Rogers' toothbrush and clothing.

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