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Universities nationwide and across Virginia public and private, large and small PUNISHMENT Year's Eve with a graphic comparing the football teams of Vir I Virginia Tech Nsbrasial 17 Players 0 Arests 7 are enduring criminal and antisocial behavior by male athletes, especially those in football and basketball, at a rate that appears to be unprecedented. Today, the Daily Press examines the issue and explores possible solutions. Stories, B10-11. Convictions 4 ginia Tech and Nebraska. But the chart had nothing to do with touchdowns or interceptions.

Instead, CBS documented for its audience of several million households the staggering number of criminal charges brought against athletes from both programs since August 1995. The combined totals were 28 arrests of 23 players. American slashes airfares Airline offers discounts to win back customers From wire service reports American Airlines slashed fares Saturday and resumed flights to domestic and international destinations just hours after President Clinton intervened to avert a strike by American's pilots. By 3:15 a.m. Saturday, the airline had notified dozens of travel agents in key cities that its planes were running again and that huge discounts would be offered to woo the thousands of travelers who had switched to other carriers in anticipation of a strike.

American, whose 2,200 flights carry 200,000 passengers a day, had canceled most of its international flights and some domestic flights after negotiations with its pilots' union stalled. Hoping to recoup market share, American's Dallas-based parent, AMR announced discounts of up to 50 percent on 21-day excursion tickets Saturday, with no advance purchase required. The company said American and its commuter carrier, American Eagle, would double frequent-flier miles on all flights through March 14. "We realize many customers have held off their travel plans on American because of the uncertainty regarding a possible strike," said Michael W. Gunn, senior vice president of marketing at American.

"We want to encourage travelers to make their travel plans on American, and to apologize to customers for any inconvenience they have experienced." American also moved to jump-start its international operations by discounting fares to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, London, Paris, Hawaii and Las Vegas by 15 to 40 percent through May 31. Discounts of up to 50 percent are now being offered for excursion fares to Europe through May. International travel accounts for more than 35 percent of American's revenue. Competing airlines had also announced fare cuts Friday, and analysts had said a strike at American could allow other carriers a golden opportunity to take American's customers. In a statement, Robert L.

Crandall, the company's chairman, acknowledged that tf threat of economic damage to the company was quite real, saying the strike "would have been very harmful to American's many constituencies and to the nation as a whole." The decision by Clinton, the first time in 31 years that a president has invoked the power of the Railway Labor Act of 1926 to halt an airline dispute, averted wide disruptions for about 40,000 travelers this weekend. The focus will now shift to a three-member board of mediation and arbitration experts, who face a difficult task in sorting through the complex aspects of the dispute. While finding common ground on pay raises may be relatively easy, the board must also contend with the contentious issue of regional jets. American Airlines wants its commuter subsidiary, American Eagle, to fly the same planes that some commuter operations at other airlines like Delta are already using. American Airlines pilots, though, say they Please see AmericanA7 21 7 3 11 Dropped Charges 0 Cams Pendng In this image from television, CBS documents the number of criminal charges brought against athletes from Nebraska and Virginia Tech since August of 1 995.

Less-ambitious Allen scores some points Governor marks this session with small achievements Assembly moves to end beeper ban By David Lerman Daily Press By Patrick Lee Plalsance Daily Press RICHMOND It was halftime at the governor's annual charity basketball game, and coach George Allen was talking strategy. His "A-Team" was trailing by 1 point to The Lobbyists," and it was time to play it safe. "You have to pull these guys out every now and then and say 'Don't take those long shots, the governor explained. Maintain a strong defense, he seemed to be saying, and avoid the urge to go for glory. As he heads for the home RICHMOND For weeks after he got in trouble for bringing a pager to school, Ryan Hudson's kindergarten classmates called him "beeper boy." The 5-year-old, who delighted in the device as a toy, even joked that other kids could do the same thing if they ever wanted to stay home for a day, his mom said.

The October incident for which he was sus pended is ancient history for Ryan now, buried by craftmaking sessions and story hours at Kiln Creek Elementary School. But more than three months after Ryan's beeper suspension was stretch of his four-year term, Allen has been heeding that advice both on and off the court. With one week remaining in this year's General Assembly session, the governor appears likely to emerge with a number of small successes, but few if ALLEN any of the big victories that marked his first three years in the talk of national television shows, it remains a point of bitterness for mother Kim Hudson, who believes her son was the victim of school officials1 mindless adherence to a rule that often failed the test of common sense. And similar school rules around the state have drawn complaints from parents who feel they have legitimate reasons for wanting their children to have beepers and cellular phones during school hours. As a result, the House of Delegates has voted to repeal the state beeper ban on school grounds, and to give local school boards the power to decide when they could be allowed and how students should be punished if they're not.

office. Long gone are the days when he waged war against Democratic legislators to abolish parole, overhaul welfare, or ram through a $2.1 billion tax cut. Back then, Allen was a star player on his basketball team, proving himself so aggressive that he injured an opposing team member and sent him off the court in pain. Last week, by contrast, Allen spent the game much the way he has spent the legislative session: on the sidelines. Asked which role he prefers, the governor said, Anatomy of the final hours of failed American Airline talks.

One group relieved the strike was averted the passengers. Stories, A3. Ryan Hudson, 5, got suspended for bringing a beeper to school. His mother, Kim, at right, believes the school went too far. The House of Delegates has voted to give local school boards the power to decide when pagers can be allowed.

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