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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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TAMPA TRIBUNE REPORTS NEW LIGHTNING SUITOR HAS EMERGED

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02/11/98
LEAGUE NOTES

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02/11/98
CBS HOPES THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP IN RATINGS RACE

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02/11/98
ESPY HANGOVERS: WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT HAREY CARAY SKETCH?

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Tags: ESPN, McDonalds, Media, Walt Disney

02/11/98
ALEXANDER WANTS TO TAKE THE OILERS AND RUN, BUT TO WHERE?

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TAGLIABUE VETOES VIKINGS' PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT HEADRICK

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02/11/98
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02/11/98
OPUS SEEKS ACCOUNT EXECS FOR SALT LAKE AND COLORADO SPRINGS

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MEDIA NOTES

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