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New Orleans Saints Coach Mike Ditka to Visit Kehoe-France School As Staples Coach of the Week
ADVISORY...for Tues. (Jan.5) --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kehoe-France School to Receive a $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate

WHAT: Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" 
      award with presentation by Coach Mike Ditka of the New 
      Orleans Saints.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 5, 1999 
           9 a.m.

WHERE: Kehoe-France School
       720 Elise Avenue
       Metairie, La. 70003
       ph - (504) 733-0472
       Kyle France, Assistant Principal

WHO: Coach Mike Ditka, New Orleans Saints
     Mike Stenhouse from Staples
     Kehoe-France School students and faculty

DETAILS: Mike Stenhouse from Staples will present Kehoe-France School with a $5,000 Staples gift certificate as winners of the "Staples Coach of the Week" program. Coach Mike Ditka will address the students during the presentation.

Coach Mike Ditka was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game played against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 6th.

The "Staples Coach of the Week" program is run in partnership with the National Football League and CBS. Each week, one head coach whose team played an outstanding game, was honored by NFL representatives. An independent judging organization randomly selected an entry sent in on behalf of an accredited K-12 school in that football team's area. The winning school receives a $5,000 gift certificate from Staples. There are 17 winners in all. Kehoe-France School is the 14th of 17 winners in the contest this year.

NOTE: Coach Mike Ditka, Kehoe-France School officials and Mike Stenhouse of Staples will be available for interviews after the presentation.

     CONTACT: Staples                      
              Kathy Montal, (508) 370-7895 
              Kehoe-France School              
              Kyle France, Assistant Principal           
              (504) 733-0472