* DIME ALERT * DIME ALERT * DIME ALERT * DIME ALERT * Who? A Kansas City resident is $25,000 richer after picking up a Sprint Sense gold-plated dime at a local public library. Since this lucky local discovered this gold treasure, the dreams of yesterday are becoming a reality. How? The grand prize winner heard clues from The Amazing Kreskin, "the world's foremost mentalist," and immediately hit the pavement searching for the powerful gold dimes. When? Wednesday, May 7, 1997 What? Capture the excitement as the grand prize dime find winner receives a gold treasure with a surprise visit from the Amazing Sprint Sense gold prize patrol. Mark this date in your calendar and be on the look out for more details next week! Photo Opp: A Hawaiian surfer will surprise the grand prize winner at work with a $25,000 check in the shape of a surfboard -- bringing the flavor of Hawaii to the office with a tropical fruity drink, leis and soft island breezes. Background Across the nation on April 3, 1997, Sprint Information: dropped 1,000 gold-plated dimes where people make phone calls. In order to turn this special dime into dollars, finders called 1-888-GRAB-GOLD to report their gold dime find. The first person who called the toll free number, and completed the dime verification process, won a $25,000 gold dime prize and one year of free long distance. The next 10 who call, and complete the same process, each will win a $1,000 gold dime prize and a year's worth of free long distance. Currently two Kansas City residents have been identified as $1,000 winners. www.sprint.com CONTACT: Steve Lunceford, 202-828-7427 (office), 703-713-6226 (home) or, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; Juanada Teas, 202-828-7426 (office), 703-664-5165 (home) or, e-mail, email@example.com; or Andrea Fox of Burson-Marsteller, 312-329-7690 or, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.