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          MD police "are investigating" Wizards players CHRIS
     WEBBER and JUWAN HOWARD after "an unidentified woman's
     allegations of sexual assault" which "allegedly occurred
     early yesterday."  Webber and Howard attended a morning
     practice yesterday, and called the allegations "ridiculous" 
     (WASHINGTON POST, 4/7)....TARA LIPINSKI announced on NBC's
     "Today" that she is turning pro.  Lipinski: "I really miss
     being home with my dad.  And I realized after Nagano how
     important it was to me to be with my mom and dad and be all
     together."  Lipinski said he has a new book coming out
     called "Totally Tara," and that she is working with Disney
     for the animal kingdom that is opening ("Today," NBC,
     4/7)....INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. filed a lawsuit in U.S.
     District Court "seeking a declaration by the court that it
     has not infringed upon the rights of" boxing ring announcer
     MICHAEL BUFFER.  Infinity filed suit after it received a
     letter from Buffer's lawyer "demanding $195,000 for
     copyright infringement."  Infinity said that "several years
     ago," Buffer had appeared on one of its stations, N.Y.'s
     WFAN-AM, and recorded the phrase "Let's Get Ready To Rumble"
     for the station's use (AP/DETROIT NEWS, 4/7).

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