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Continuing studies of Vietnam War veterans provide a mixed picture of possible long term health effects serving in that war may have on men more than two decades later. A significantly higher death rate in civilian life for Viet vets, especially those with documented drug use during their military tour, was reported by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

And if it is, it has been wonderful.” . Not only is the Cavaliers’ Wayne Embry the favorite for executive of the year for obtaining Shawn Kemp in trade and assembling a playoff team with low draft picks, but all the players he released have slumped. Terrell Brandon, who missed 31 games with an ankle injury, is averaging 17.3 points in Milwaukee after 19.5 last season; Bobby Phills is averaging 10.3 points with Charlotte after 12.6 last season; Chris Mills is averaging 9.4 points with the Knicks after 13.4 last season; and Tyrone Hill is averaging 10.2 points with Milwaukee after 12.9 last season. Back in the running, and said to be the front runner, for the Pistons’ coaching job is interim coach Alvin Gentry.