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          Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY will be honored tomorrow when he
     will be named the '98 Black Professional of the Year by the
     BLACK PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL,
     2/27)....Mariners SS ALEX RODRIGUEZ will help lead the
     first-ever "Read Across America" celebration, sponsored by
     the Nat'l Education Association (NEA), on March 2 by reading
     DR. SEUSS' "Green Eggs and Ham" with students in Phoenix, AZ
     (NEA)....JOE DIMAGGIO, and his role in a new film, "The
     First of May," were featured on "ET" (2/26)....Two members
     of the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were featured on ABC's "GMA" at
     the Reebok Sports Club in N.Y. this morning attempting to
     set a new slam dunk record by dunking on a 12-foot rim. 
     Globetrotters Chair MANNIE JACKSON noted that the players
     were wearing Reebok DMX-6s ("GMA," ABC, 2/27).

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