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WILL COX COMMUNICATIONS PAY FOR MIAMI TALK SHOW HOST

     Phil Hendrie, talk host on show Miami's WIOD-radio, has
"been doing lame impersonations" of Dolphins LB Bryan Cox for
more than a year, according to Brian Schmitz of the ORLANDO
SENTINEL.  But a recent impersonation had Hendrie-as-Cox
admitting over the air that he was gay, "touching off taunts" by
schoolmates aimed at Cox's 12-year old daughter.  In response,
Cox said he will file a $15M lawsuit against the station forcing
them to stop the impersonations.  Cox:  "If people want to
criticize me, that's fine.  But when it starts to affect my
family ... that's when I go to war."  WIOD is the Dolphins'
flagship and is owned by Cox (no relation) Communications.  Bryan
Cox's attorney, Mike Baird: "By the time we're done with them it
would be fitting if we could turn 'Cox' in Cox Communications
into Bryan Cox Communications" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 11/21).
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