Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing Eye Openers

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New Houston Rockets owner LESLIE ALEXANDER says his team no longer will use balloons in any celebration. His wife is president of an animal rights group in Florida, and Alexander says when balloons are released, they float into lakes and choke fish.

But how do they float out of the arena?

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Newsweek says the best part of PAT RILEY's new book is the wide margins.

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MANON RHEAUME, 21, became the second woman goalie to win a professional hockey game. She stopped 32 of 38 shots Saturday as the Knoxville Cherokees defeated the visiting Johnstown Chiefs 9-6.

"I'm happy," she said. "The team played great behind me and they helped me a lot."

Not.

"We gave up nine goals, and seven were gifts," Johnston coach EDDIE JOHNSTON said. "We made too many mistakes. . . . She definitely didn't beat us."

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BILL WALTON probably played in fewer games than anyone else named to the Basketball Hall of Fame. …

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