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03.22.2006

THE COMPETITION HEATS UP IN ITALY WHEN TEAMS MUST RECONSTRUCT BROKEN STATUES, ON "THE AMAZING RACE 9,"

March 22, 2006

THE COMPETITION HEATS UP IN ITALY WHEN TEAMS MUST RECONSTRUCT BROKEN STATUES, ON "THE AMAZING RACE 9," TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT

"Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class In High School" -- Competition heats up in Italy when Teams must reconstruct broken statues in order to get their next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE 9, Tuesday, March 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

One duo gets lost on their way to the road block and ends up at the pit stop instead. During a detour, teams frantically try to locate a marked item of clothing among 2,400 pieces of laundry. The pressure of the race intensifies and one team member has a meltdown while trying to assemble a statue.

THE AMAZING RACE is broadcast on Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). THE AMAZING RACE has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Reality Program.

Following are the 11 Teams, listed in no particular order:

Name: BJ AVERELL (Male)

Occupation: Online Tutor
Age: 26

Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: TYLER MACNIVEN

Occupation: Filmmaker
Age: 25 Hometown: San Francisco
Relationship: BEST FRIENDS


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Name: SCOTT BRAGINTON-SMITH

Occupation: Sales
Age: 41
Hometown: West Harwich, Mass.

Name: JOHN LOWE

Occupation: Wealth Manager
Age: 38

Hometown: Dorchester, Mass.

Relationship: LIFE-LONG FRIENDS (ELIMINATED 2/28) _______

Name: YOLANDA BROWN-MOORE

Occupation: Science Teacher
Age: 27

Hometown: Chicago

Name: RAY WHITTY

Occupation: Attorney
Age: 31 Hometown: Chicago
Relationship: DATING

Name: MONICA CAYCE

Occupation: Student
Age: 23

Hometown: Fayetteville, Ark.

Name: JOSEPH MEADOWS

Occupation: Homebuilder
Age: 23 Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.

Relationship: DATING


Name: DESIREE CIFRE

Occupation: Writer
Age: 24

Hometown: New York

Name: WANDA LOPEZ-ROCHFORD

Occupation: Corporate Trainer
Age: 44 Hometown: Smyrna, Ga.

Relationship: MOTHER AND DAUGHTER (ELIMINATED 3/21)

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Name: MICHELLE GARNER

Occupation: Homemaker
Age: 36

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Name: LAKE GARNER

Occupation: Dentist
Age: 37 Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Relationship: MARRIED PARENTS

Name: JONI GLAZE

Occupation: Children's Minister Age: 44

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Name: LISA HINDS

Occupation: Realtor/Artist
Age: 48 Hometown: Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Relationship: SISTERS (ELIMINATED 3/7)

Name: BARRY LAZARUS

Occupation: Retired Physician
Age: 63

Hometown: Silverthorne, Colo.

Name: FRAN LAZARUS

Occupation: Retired Accountant
Age: 61
Hometown: Silverthorne, Colo.

Relationship: MARRIED 40 YEARS

Name: JEREMY RYAN

Occupation: Valet
Age: 26

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Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Name: ERIC SANCHEZ

Occupation: Waiter
Age: 27

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Relationship: FRIENDS

Name: DAVID SPIKER

Occupation: Musician
Age: 30

Hometown: Manhattan, Kansas

Name: LORI WILLEMS

Occupation: Pizza Hut Manager
Age: 25 Hometown: Manhattan, Kansas

Relationship: DATING

Name: DANI TORCHIO

Occupation: Recent College Graduate Age: 22

Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Name: DANIELLE TURNER

Occupation: Recent College Graduate Age: 22 Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Relationship: CHILDHOOD FRIENDS

THE AMAZING RACE 9 is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan. The show features 11 teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each team of two will have to compete in a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical -- and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with Touchstone Television and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

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RATING: To Be Announced

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race9/

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

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