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Names In The Game

January 1, 1993

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Reveille VI, Texas A&M’s 4-month-old collie mascot, was found near Lake Travis almost a week after she was abducted in Dallas.

The puppy was taken to the school’s College Station campus Friday to be examined by a veterinarian and was scheduled to return to Dallas today to make her debut in the Cotton Bowl in place of retiring Reveille V.

Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Dugger said a couple flagged him down about 1 p.m. after they saw the dog tied up to a sign near a marina.

″She was real friendly,″ Dugger said. ″She came right up to me and let me pet her. It didn’t seem like she had been mistreated.″

The mascot was taken Sunday morning from the Dallas home of Cpl. Jim Lively, the sophomore Aggie Corps of Cadets member responsible for the puppy.

A group of University of Texas students calling themselves ″The Rustlers″ has taken credit for stealing the dog.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres rookie Derek Plante has given up his spot on the U.S. Olympic team to stay with the NHL team.

Speaking Friday night, hours before the deadline Buffalo gave him to make a decision, the former Minnesota-Duluth center said an injury to Sabres star Pat LaFontaine convinced him to remain with the team.

″Sure it’s a tough situation,″ said Plante, who has 12 goals and 13 assists in 33 games. ″It was a gut decision. But with Patty down, the Sabres definitely need me.″

Olympic coach Tim Taylor was upset with the decision.

″Once they put the burden on Derek to make the decision, they made it pretty tough on him,″ Taylor told the Buffalo News. ″Buffalo is making a big mistake. He could’ve been a national hero. The kid could have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated. It’s a shame.″

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