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COPY-Steroid use by baseball role models is again under scrutiny

WASHINGTON Baseball is back in Washington, but this time it isn't something to cheer about.

Congress has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on steroid use in Major League Baseball. It has raised concern about the influence on young athletes. Thomas Moore, a member of the Wilson High School baseball team in Washington, D-C, says if high school players "are not at the physical level they want to be, they might take something to try to get them to that level."

Don Hooton of Plano, Texas, blames his teenage son Taylor's suicide on depression linked to steroid use.

He says studies show nearly a (m) million high school students have admitted using steroids. And he adds, "Kids are very, very reluctant to admit" it, so there's probably a lot more than the studies show.

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