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In a First, Virus Found to be Passed During College Gridiron Contact

<TAB>College football players sick with food poisoning transmitted the virus to the opposing team on the gridiron in the first documented case of its kind in sports, researchers say.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Duke University teammates retched in the locker room and on the sidelines during the Sept. 19, 1998, game against Florida State, which they lost 62-13. But the Blue Devils got revenge when the virus crossed the line of scrimmage.

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Measure Passes to Keep Mentally Ill Out of Prisons

Congress has approved funds for pilot programs that emphasize supervision and treatment rather than prison sentences for the mentally ill who commit non-violent crimes.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The bill, sent to the president for signature after passing the House in a voice vote Tuesday, gives the Attorney General the authority to make grants to state, local or Indian tribal governments to create up to 100 programs to help the mentally ill caught up in the criminal justice system.

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CBS Network, Female Techs Settle $8M Suit

<TAB>CBS agreed to settle a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit involving about 200 women technicians for $8 million, attorneys said yesterday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The agreement, which must be approved by a federal judge, also includes changes in how CBS handles job, training and overtime opportunities, said Susan Stokes, one of the attorneys representing the women.

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The Grapevine: 1999 Waipara West Is a 'Gem of a Wine

Mention the words Cloudy Bay and to the wine lover a New Zealand sauvignon blanc wine of that name immediately comes to mind.<@SM><@SM><TAB>In fact, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is responsible for putting New Zealand wines on the map. Why? Because its taste became a world benchmark for what sauvignon blanc should taste like.

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The Bookcase

Fiction Best SellersThe Poisonwood Bible (p) Barbara Kingsolver The Bear and the Dragon (h) Tom Clancy Saving Graces (p) Patricia Gaffney Plainsong (p) Kent Haruf Tara Road (p) Maeve Binchy Saving Faith (p) David Baldacci Winter Solstice (h) Rosamunde Pilcher ...

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Destinations: Antique Treasures, Homelike Setting

You can almost hear the hoofbeats of the horses and the passengers alighting from the stagecoach to refresh themselves at this former stagecoach stop located on a quiet country lane.<@SM><@SM>The handsome buff-colored Colonial clapboard house has seen numerous changes since it began life in 1810.

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Norman’s Partner Shanks It

<br /><br />Even golf superstar Greg Norman could not save Mammoth Sports Group Inc. after the capital market for the online retailer ran dry and debt built up.[IMGCAP(1)]<br /><br />A little more than one month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Jessup-based Mammoth is trying to sell off its retail superstore and online operations.

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