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PATERNO AND OTHERS CONCERNED ABOUT FATE OF GAMBLING BILL

          Penn St. Univ. football coach Joe Paterno and "other
     college officials are going on the offensive this week
     against money and politics," according to ABC's Brian Ross,
     as the NCAA "has come to believe that millions of dollars
     from the gambling industry has blocked a bill in Congress
     that would outlaw gambling on college sports in Nevada
     casinos" (see THE DAILY, 7/19).  The NCAA believes the anti-
     gambling bill "is being blocked behind the scenes by Senate
     Majority Leader Trent Lott, who in public says he supports"
     the bill.  While Paterno has tried to meet with Lott, a Lott
     spokesperson said the senator "has been too busy over the
     past year to meet with coach Paterno" (ABC, 8/1).

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