Inside line: Food Network delivers chef to your doorstep

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Food Network next month launches a "Chef for a Year" sweepstakes. The winner will get 52 gourmet meals cooked weekly in their home by a professional chef. Sponsors include AT&T Corp.; cookware marketer De Longhi; Disney Cruise Line; Ramada Inns; Ritz crackers, marketed by Kraft Foods' Nabisco; Sargento cheese; and Schering-Plough Corp.'s Dr. Scholl's. Viewers can enter online (, at local cable TV affiliates' offices and at many retail outlets. The sweepstakes runs March 19 through April 9.

Fujifilm USA marks the arrival of two giant pandas at the National Zoo by offering free "Panda-Gram" postcards that consumers can send to one another online via Cross-promotion is included on, and Sharpe Partners, New York, handles.

Sears, Roebuck & Co. is giving college basketball fans the chance to have their photos taken for free with the National Champion Basketball Trophy-valued at $30,000 and made of Waterford crystal-at NCAA Hoop City events. The events will be staged at the women's Final Four in St. Louis March 30 through April 1, and at the men's Final Four in Minneapolis March 31 through April 2. The Gem Group, Atlanta, handles.

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