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Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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A new survey finds that ESPN and MTV "are the dominant foreign-programming channels on cable systems in China," according to Maureen Sullivan of DAILY VARIETY. Boston Consulting Group surveyed 41 cabl

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03/26/98
HAWKS-BULLS MATCHUP NOT LIKELY TO BREAK ATTENDANCE RECORD

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03/26/98
ON THE PROWL: PREDATORS SIGN-UP TWO CORPORATE SPONSORS

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03/26/98
NEW BRITISH AD CAMPAIGN LOOKS TO COUNTER HOOLIGAN RIFF-RAFF

The British government has launched a new TV ad campaign as part of a strategy to prevent "hooligans [from] disrupting this summer''s World Cup," according to Jimmy Burns of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The a

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REGGIE WHITE TACKLES CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES BEFORE LEGISLATURE

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03/26/98
TAKING IT TO THE WEDGE: COUNTY OFFERS BALLPARK SITE

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ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH OFFER NEW LAP OF LUXURY

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AMEX BECOMES A TOP SPONSOR OF INT'L WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

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SI'S PROFILE OF LIGHTNING DRAWS TEAM IRE, REBUTTAL FROM NHL

In a piece titled "Team Turmoil," SI''s Howard & Munson write that "you could ... make the case that the Lightning ... is the worst franchise in sports." The team has been up for sale since the fall o

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