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November 13, 1995

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jerry Stackhouse has struck a deal with Schick to become the spokesman for the rookie game that is played Feb. 10 during the all-star break.

``We are proud to have our shaving products associated with his dynamic image and reputation as a consummate winner that he brings from the University of North Carolina,″ said S. Morgan Morton, the president of Shick’s savings products group.

Stackhouse was the third pick in the NBA draft. Previous spokesmen for the rookie game included Chris Webber, Shawn Bradley and Grant Hill.

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Garth Brooks will make a live appearance on Fox’s pregame show on Thanksgiving Day.

The country & western star recorded a live music video for Fox, and the video will air behind Brooks and his band as they perform ``The Fever,″ a song on his new album, ``Fresh Horses.″

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LEESVILLE, La. (AP) _ For four years, folks in Leesville have known about running back Cecil Collins.

Now, the rest of the state and country are starting to take notice.

The senior tailback is one of the country’s most sought-after prospects and is drawing interest from programs like Texas A&M, Nebraska, USC, UCLA, LSU, Colorado and Illinois.

In a state playoff game Friday night, Collins gained 223 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 31-0 Leesville victory. He now has 2,245 rushing yards and 33 TDs this season.

His four-season totals are are 883 carries for 88 touchdowns and 7,031 yards.

Only 19 other running backs in high school history have topped it, according to the National High School Sports Record Book.

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Twenty-six hours after she started, Zoe Koplowitz reached the finish line of the New York Marathon on Monday _ the last of some 29,700 competitors to complete the 1995 race.

It was the eighth time the 46-year-old multiple sclerosis victim has finished the race on her aluminum crutches. Although it was far from her best time of 19 hours, 15 minutes, Koplowitz took the matter _ well, in stride.

``We had a wonderful time,″ she told well-wishers on arrival at the Central Park finish line with her overnight escort of red-bereted Guardian Angels.

Former marathon winner Greta Weitz greeted Koplowitz, as Multiple Sclerosis Society officials Rich Mauch and Trish McNicholas stretched the tape and a friend, Hester Southerland, gave a bouquet of flowers to the woman who calls herself the ``world’s slowest woman runner.″

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