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Jan. 8, 1997

Pecos-Andrews games now set for Thursday

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PECOS, Jan. 8 -- The Pecos Eagles and Andrews Mustangs will be hoping
for a quick change from today's continued snowy weather and icy roads,
as they've moved up their rescheduled basketball games from Saturday to
Thursday night.

The Eagles were to have hosted the Mustangs on Tuesday, but those games
were postponed due to the winter storm that hit the area. It was first
announced that the games would be made up on Saturday, but school
officials said today the varsity and junior varsity games are now set
for Thursday at the PHS gym.

The varsity girls, 1-1 in District 4-4A, will face 2-0 Andrews in a 6
p.m. start, while the Eagle and Mustang boys open district play at 7:30
p.m. The JV contests for the boys and girls will also be at 6 and 7:30
p.m. in the old PHS gym.

Bad weather also forced Fort Stockton to postpone its Tuesday night
games in San Angelo against Lake View, while the weather was good enough
in the eastern half of the Permian Basin for Sweetwater to make the trip
to Big Spring for their games.

Sweetwater's boys, who are favored to win the 4-4A title, routed Big
Spring by a 71-42 final score, while Big Spring's girls took sole
possession of first in the district standings with a 46-38 victory over
the Mustangs.

The Eagles also will be at home on Friday, for varsity and JV games
against San Angelo Lake View.

Dallas police release affidavit from woman on alleged rape

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DALLAS, Jan. 8 (AP) -- The woman who accuses Dallas Cowboys star Erik
Williams of sexually assaulting her while teammate Michael Irvin
videotaped the scene told police the players called the next day to

The 23-year-old woman also said in an affidavit released Tuesday that
the players used cocaine the night of the alleged incident.

In the affidavit, released by state District Judge John Roach, the woman
told police that Irvin, Williams and a third man ``had been using
cocaine that night.''

Detectives, who used the affidavit to obtain a search warrant, have said
they had found no evidence of drug use in their search of Williams'
North Dallas home.

Irvin and Williams have denied the assault accusations, and no one has
been charged with a crime stemming from the alleged Dec. 29 attack.
Police have not identified the third man said to have been involved.

The next day, the woman said Irvin told her, ``Nothing happened; you
will be OK.''

She said Williams told her, ``I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you. Next
time, if there is a next time, I'll be more gentle.''

At one point during the alleged incident, Williams ``began snorting
powder cocaine off the bar in the room'' before forcing the woman to
perform a sexual act, the affidavit said.

The woman also said that after she was raped, Williams ``grabbed a bag
of cocaine and went downstairs with Michael Irvin and the other unknown
black male.''

Williams' lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, said, ``What's important is the
evidence gathered by the police, and I've been informed of no evidence
which is consistent with the allegations of unlawful activities.''

Irvin's lawyers did not return telephone calls from The Associated
Press. The former All-Pro receiver has said he hasn't been to Williams'
home in more than a year; Williams' lawyer supported that claim.

Irvin is on four years' probation for felony drug charges. During
sentencing last summer, state District Judge Manny Alvarez told Irvin
he'd be ``looking at 20 years in the penitentiary'' if he reappeared in

Roach's court also released an inventory of items seized from Williams'
house on Dec. 31. The list included a loaded revolver, two loaded
semi-automatic pistols, a video camera, more than two dozen video tapes,
sexual paraphernalia and ``one small package of aluminum foil containing
unknown type residue.''

Police took hair samples from the house and from a pool table on which
the woman said she was raped.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted an anonymous source on Tuesday as
saying no evidence links Irvin to the alleged assault.

The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday that Irvin didn't appear on a
seized videotape that allegedly shows Williams and the woman having sex.
Police sources told the paper the voices on the tape would be analyzed
and that it could not be determined from the tapes whether the sex was

However, the affidavit states doctors who examined the woman at Parkland
Health and Hospital System on Dec. 30 found bruises ``consistent with a
sexual assault.''

The woman told Dallas police Sgt. Ross Salvarino on Dec. 31 that she had
found several videotapes at Williams' home that showed other women being
sexually assaulted, according to the affidavit.

The woman said in the affidavit that the incident began while she was
watching television. She said Irvin hugged her from behind and said
``something to the effect that `I need to show you something.'''

He then brandished a small, black semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at
her head and told her to be a ``good girl,'' the affidavit states.

She said Williams videotaped her being raped by the unknown man, then
Irvin videotaped Williams assaulting her.

The woman, who has been under police protection since the incident
unfolded, told police she has known Irvin for six or seven years. She
said they met through Irvin's wife.

The woman said her relationship with Irvin ``developed to a point where
she would accompany him to parties.''

``This association did not involve a sexual relationship,'' the
affidavit said.

Copyright 1997 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may
not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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