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New video by hometown hotshot

The newest video by up-and-coming country star Lari White, a graduate of Dunedin High, debuts nationally today as the "Hotshot" pick in heavy rotation on The Nashville Network (TNN) and Country Music Television (CMT). White's song, That's My Baby, is the first offering off her upcoming second RCA release. The CMT programing staff chose That's My Baby as the "Hotshot," or top video of the week, and it should air four or five times a day. White is also representing RCA at the "new faces" in country music event in Nashville, and will appear in a TNN special taped at Opryland, along with Shenandoah, on April 19 at 8 p.m.

Miami backdrop for new film

Principal photography begins today in Miami Beach on the action-adventure movie The Specialist, starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone. The thriller, about an explosives expert who seeks vengeance from the Cuban underworld, will be filmed around the Gold Coast for the next three months. Stallone, Stone and co-stars James Woods, Rod Steiger and Eric Roberts conducted a media conferance at the Fountainebleau Hilton Resort and Spa Tuesday afternoon where producer Jerry Weintraub was given a key to the city. _ STEVE PERSALL

Weight plan investigated

Janet Greeson's controversial weight loss program, investigated by the Times in The Patient Pipeline series, is among the subjects of tonight's 48 Hours on CBS. Author of the best-selling book It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You, Greeson claims obesity has its roots in childhood trauma. Treat the trauma, she claims, and the pounds will melt away. Federal investigators, however, say Greeson's programs are a sophisticated scam aimed at separating overweight people from their insurance money. A report on Greeson will be one of the segments on tonight's 48 Hours program entitled "Winning the Weight War." Reporter Erin Moriarty interviews Greeson patients who say they were diagnosed with depression and kept as virtual prisoners in psychiatric wards. Locally, 48 Hours airs at 10 p.m. on WTVT, Ch. 13.

Friday at the Bayfront with George

Sunday In The Park With George, nominated for 10 Tonys, winner of a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize, will be staged Friday at 8 p.m. at the Bayfront Center. Tickets are $19 and $16 and are available at the Bayfront box office (813-892-5767) or through Ticketmaster (898-2100 in Hillsborough, 287-8844 in Pinellas).

_ From Times wires