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A lawyer for the city of Atlanta has a chance to get a job from Donald Trump-but he’ll have to do better than other practicing attorneys have done on the first five seasons of NBC’s The Apprentice. The network has announced that “Martin,” a 37-year-old senior assistant city attorney, would be one of the contestants when the show debuts on Jan. 7, 2007. The description issued by NBC exactly matches the biography of the Atlanta law department’s Martin Han Clarke, who said NBC prohibits him from giving news interviews until he either is eliminated or wins the competition. The show’s action is moving from New York to a sprawling Los Angeles mansion. Members of each week’s losing team reportedly will have to sleep in tents in the backyard, wash in outdoor showers and use portable toilets. Although the winner of the first Apprentice held a law degree, all practicing lawyers in the competitions have been on the receiving end of Trump’s signature line, “You’re fired.” Clarke is one of five lawyers on this season’s 18-member cast. He shares the distinction of oldest cast member with Los Angeles lawyer “Kristine.” -Daily Report Evel v. Kanyevel Evel Knievel has sued Kanye West, taking issue with a music video in which the rapper takes on the persona of “Evel Kanyevel” and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon. Knievel, whose real name is Robert Craig Knievel, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tampa, Fla., claiming infringement on his trademark name and likeness. He also claims the “vulgar and offensive” images depicted in the video damage his reputation. “That video that Kanye West put out is the most worthless piece of crap I’ve ever seen in my life, and he uses my image to catapult himself on the public,” the 68-year-old daredevil said. A spokesman for West said the 28-year-old rapper had no comment. The lawsuit seeks damages and to halt distribution of the video. In the video for “Touch the Sky,” West dons the familiar Knievel star-studded jumpsuit and jumps a canyon in a vehicle “visually indistinguishable” from the one used by Knievel in his failed attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974, the lawsuit said. The video, which features Pamela Anderson as West’s girlfriend, contains “vulgar and offensive sexual images, language and conduct involving ‘Evel Kanyevel’ and women apparently trying to gain his sexual interest,” according to the lawsuit. “The guy just went too far using me to promote his filth to the world,” said Knievel, who lives in Clearwater, Fla., and has been in poor health in recent years. -Associated Press Birds of a feather A man who created a “winning” lottery ticket and planted it at work as a practical joke was sentenced to a year of probation for forgery and tampering with public records. James A. Koons Jr., 38, also was fined $2,500 and may have to pay the legal fees of the co-worker who was arrested for trying to redeem the Powerball ticket at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters. Koons’ lawyer said that his client meant to play a prank on co-workers when he left the bogus $853,000 ticket underneath a newspaper in his trucking company’s break room. Koons pleaded guilty. “It was intended to get a reaction from someone, and then [Koons] would burst their bubble,” said Koons’ attorney, Stephen Ellwood. “In hindsight, it was a terrible joke.” Brian S. Miller, 35, was charged with unsworn falsification after telling investigators that he purchased the ticket, which in fact had been created on Koons’ home computer. A jury acquitted him. Miller and Koons worked different shifts at Roadway Express in Carlisle, Pa., and did not really know each other. A judge will conduct a hearing to consider Miller’s request to have Koons pay the $12,000 in legal bills he incurred. -Associated Press

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