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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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02/13/98
STREET AND MOSELY EMERGE AS EARLY MARKETING FAVORITES

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02/13/98
FILA FEELING THE EFFECTS OF SOFT MARKET IN EARNINGS ESTIMATE

Fila Holding SpA yesterday said its fourth-quarter and year-end ''97 earnings will be about $10M less than expected "because stores are overstocked, prices for its shoes are falling and its markets ar

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02/13/98
NBA NEWS & NOTES: STILL TALK OF CANNABIS AROUND LEAGUE

NBA Commissioner David Stern''s "new crusade [is] Reefer madness," according to Carol Slezak of the CHICAGO SUN- TIMES. Slezak wrote that lost in this "emerging power struggle" between Stern and the u

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02/13/98
MORE ON MARTIN: RULING RAISES QUESTIONS ON ADA AND SPORTS

The Martin ruling was the topic of last night''s "Nightline," with Mike VonFremd''s report featuring interviews with U.S. Attorney Gen. Janet Reno, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, Golf Digest''s Mike Stachura a

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02/13/98
DOWNHILL BOOSTS COVERAGE, BUT CBS STILL GETTING HIT BY MEDIA

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02/13/98
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02/13/98
FANS LEFT BEHIND, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN DURING NHL WINTER BREAK

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02/13/98
MARTIN A HOT TOPIC: PGA TOUR, USGA MAY BE TURNING HEAT DOWN

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02/13/98
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