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SPRINT JOINS BACCHUS TO SPONSOR COLLEGIATE HEALTH AND FITNESS TOUR

 KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your Alcohol I.Q. user friendly? Sprint (NYSE: FON) wants to know.
 Sprint is sponsoring an Alcohol I.Q. game and the Sprint Bank- Shot Basketball Challenge at college campuses across the United States this spring and fall as part of the 1993 Jeep-Eagle Collegiate Health & Fitness Tour. The Alcohol I.Q. game, a computer-education tool formally known as the Alcohol I.Q. Network, was developed at Cornell University.
 The tour is presented by the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network, a college and university-based alcohol abuse prevention and health awareness program with more than 20,000 members in more than 650 chapters across North America. The tour is under the direction of Intercollegiate Communications, Inc., an event marketing group.
 "Sprint is especially proud to sponsor a program in alcohol awareness, one of the critical issues today for students," said Dave Schmieg, president of Sprint's Consumer Services Group. "Participating in the tour lets college students learn about Sprint as part of a healthy educational program -- and have fun at the same time."
 The university community will have unlimited access to the tour exhibits, which will encourage healthy lifestyles for the college students. The tour will offer students health and fitness-oriented activities, games and sweepstakes.
 The nationwide tour started last month at Clemson University in South Carolina. Approximately 1.5 million students at 50 campuses will have the opportunity to see, feel, interact and participate in the event.
 By working with BACCHUS, Sprint hopes to educate and raise student alcohol awareness through sponsorship of the Alcohol I.Q. Network. The Alcohol I.Q. Network is divided into three categories:
 -- Spirited Information: Contains information and "little known facts" about alcohol. For example, alcohol content is expressed in "degrees of proof," derived from the old English custom of demonstrating the potency of an alcoholic drink by mixing it with gunpowder and trying to ignite it.
 -- Alcohol I.Q. Quest: A non-trivial pursuit testing students knowledge of alcohol through several categories of "Quest-tioning."
 -- Private Stock: Lets students take a personal inventory of their drinking behaviors and attitudes through a series of objective statements, and promises that students may be amazed at what they learn.
 Students participating in the Alcohol I.Q. test will receive a complimentary animated poster that provides an educational message related to alcohol awareness.
 The Sprint Bank-Shot Basketball Challenge is a fitness event where students will compete for fun and prizes.
 Students who participate in either Sprint event will have the opportunity to sign up to receive discounts on a number of Sprint products. Any students who sign up for Sprint products will receive up to 70 free minutes of long distance service.
 Products especially popular with university students include Sprint's FONCARD; Sprint's The Most residential program; and Sprint WORLD, Sprint's international discount calling program.
 The tour will visit about a dozen Southern universities before taking a recess in March, when Sprint is sponsoring health- related Spring Break activities for college students on the beaches of Panama City, Fla., and South Padre Island, Texas. The tour will continue at several Northern universities in the late spring, recess for summer, and continue to 25 additional campuses in the fall.
 Sprint is a diversified international telecommunications company with $9 billion in annual revenues and the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network. Its divisions provide global long distance voice, data and video products and services, and local telephone services to more than 4 million subscriber lines in 17 states.
 IS YOUR ALCOHOL I.Q. USER FRIENDLY? SPRINT WANTS TO KNOW!
 To determine your Alcohol I.Q., take the following Alcohol I.Q. game. This is an excerpt from the Alcohol I.Q. Network, a computer- education tool developed at the Cornell University Gannett Health Center's Health Education Service. Sprint is sponsoring the Alcohol I.Q. test this spring and fall as part of the 1993 Jeep-Eagle Collegiate Health & Fitness Tour.
 1. The organ most affected by alcohol is the:
 a. stomach
 b. pancreas
 c. kidney
 d. brain
 2. Intoxication can result when:
 a. norephedrine levels diminish
 b. the rate of alcohol absorption is greater than the rate
 of metabolism
 c. the rate of metabolism is greater than the rate of
 absorption
 d. oxidation ceases
 3. In the United States, proof values represent exactly double
 the percentage of alcohol in the beverage.
 a. True
 b. False
 4. Passing out from alcohol intoxication can quickly lead to
 coma or death.
 a. True
 b. False
 5. If someone is taking an antibiotic under a doctor's direction
 and has been invited to a party, what should they do?
 a. Go to the party and drink as much alcohol as they want.
 Alcohol intake is safe with antibiotics.
 b. Don't take the medicine right before or right after the
 party.
 c. Check with a doctor or pharmacist before drinking alcohol
 at the party.
 d. Go to the party but don't drink too much or drive while
 intoxicated.
 6. To greatly reduce their risk of developing alcoholism,
 children of alcoholics can:
 a. Move away from the alcoholic parent as soon as possible.
 b. Drink beer rather than mixed drinks.
 c. Drink on weekends only.
 d. Abstain completely from alcohol.
 e. All of the above.
 7. The best resource(s) for families and friends who want to
 take positive steps to cope with another's alcoholism is:
 a. Alcoholics Anonymous
 b. Al-Anon
 c. Ala-Teen
 d. b and c
 Answers: 1-d, 2-b, 3-a, 4-a, 5-c, 6-d, 7-d.
 Scoring: 7 -- Excellent; 6 -- Good; 5 -- Fair; 4 -- Study Up;
 3 -- Poor; 1-2 -- You've failed, need to do more
 homework.
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 /NOTE: Sprint's FONCARD and The Most are service marks. Sprint WORLD is a registered trademark./
 /CONTACT: Juanada Teas, 202-828-7426 or, after hours, 703-644-5165, or Robin Pence, 202-828-7454 or, after hours, 703-820-1873, both of Sprint/
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