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But it’s a manly shade of pink A University of Iowa law professor said she received death threats after voicing her objections to the pink visitors’ locker room at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Erin Buzuvis, 29, who moved from Boston to Iowa City to begin teaching at Iowa’s college of law, said the locker room promotes negative stereotypes. Former University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry had the visiting team’s locker room painted pink in the 1970s. University officials have kept the color and expanded its use with the renovation under way at the stadium. The carpeting, metal lockers, brick walls, sinks, shower floor-even the urinals-are pink. “I’ve heard this is a way to honor a great coach, and Fry was a great coach,” Buzuvis said. “But I don’t think it does him any honor to perpetuate what is seen by many as a sexist and homophobic gesture.” After Buzuvis made her comments to a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reporter, she began to receive angry electronic messages. Law professor Jill Gaulding said the issue also is a sore spot among members of the women’s hockey team, and she has heard similar complaints from others on campus and around town. “There are a lot of people out there who, if they felt safe saying so, would say that this has bugged them for years,” Gaulding said. Sports Information Director Phil Haddy dismissed Buzuvis’ concerns as “someone trying to grab a little fame.” He said the pink color is not a boy-girl issue. He said Fry intended the locker room to be a passive color he hoped would put opponents in a passive mood. � Associated Press ‘Privacy’ violated Golf great Tiger Woods has won a federal court order in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that forbids a Washington state yacht maker from using him and his wife in the company’s marketing efforts. The decision clears the way for Woods to seek $50 million in damages. Chief U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch upheld a preliminary injunction barring Christensen Shipyards Ltd. from using Woods, his wife or the luxury yacht it manufactured for him-named Privacy-to market its products. Woods sued in U.S. district court in Fort Lauderdale last October. He purchased the 155-foot yacht, reportedly worth $20 million, in February 2004. Woods’ case is based on an alleged breach of contract and the common law claim of rights-of-publicity, which allows an individual to control his name and image in relation to product promotion. Woods sought $50 million from Christensen in the initial complaint. According to the suit, Woods intended for his yacht Privacy to provide just that-a sanctuary from his international celebrity for himself and his family. The purchase contract included a clause limiting Christensen’s ability to mention Woods’ purchase. � Daily Business Review His good name A defense attorney has asked a judge to bar any references to his client’s nickname-”Scuz”-in his coming murder trial, saying the moniker could negatively influence jurors. Demetrius “Scuz” Fiorentino, 31, of Coatesville, Pa., is charged with the April 2004 robbery and shooting death of Joel “Wellz” Taylor, 19, during a botched drug deal. It was unclear when the judge would rule. Defense attorney Laurence Harmelin cited the dictionary definition of scuzzball as “an unpleasant, dirty or dangerous person; creep,” and scuzzy as “dirty, shabby or foul in condition or nature.” Assistant District Attorney Lorraine Finnegan said it would be nearly impossible for witnesses to identify Fiorentino without using his nickname. “We’re not calling him a scuzzball or scuzzy . . . it’s ‘Scuz’ because that is his nickname,” she said. � Associated Press

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