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Published April 7, 1998
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).