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I'M A coke addict. No, wait! Before you throw down the newspaper in moral disgust, I mean of the cola variety. If I don't get my 330ml dose of stomach-rot every day, I am like a desperate smoker who has run out of cigarettes and is scrabbling around the ashtray for a few of yesterday's dog ends, or the alcoholic who pours with trembling hands his first glass of Voddy.

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TERESA POOLE ("Cola wars break out in China", 23 August) asks if the Chinese people's Future Cola is "the world's first patriotic cola". No, it was Coca-Cola. When America joined the Second World War in 1941, one of its greatest anxieties was that the rationing of sugar would restrict Coca-Cola supplies. Roosevelt broadcast: "...we are fighting for the American way of life and, therefore, the right of every American man and woman to drink one bottle of Coca-Cola a day".

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pounds 1.7bn float for Coke Beverages

COCA-COLA's seemingly unstoppable wordwide expansion was given another boost yesterday when Coca-Cola Beverages (CCB), one of the world's largest bottlers of the ubiquitous fizzy drink, launched plans to come to the London Stock Exhange this summer.

Maths and fizzics for the pupils of Dr Pepper

MY SON is barely out of kindergarten, but I have this vision of his graduation day some time in the next millennium. He will be wearing a gown that will not be black but a certain shade of red. In his hands will be the all-important diploma. It will read: "This education has been brought to you by Coca-Cola."

Cute-looking bear cubs help push Coke

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By Juliette Kellow, BSc SRD

Football: League chairmen to oppose cut

Football League club chairmen are likely to reject a bid to reduce the First Division to 18 clubs. A proposal to cut both the Premier League and the First Division to 18 clubs, with just two being promoted and relegated each season, will be discussed by League chairmen in London on 11 December.

Cadbury on acquisition trail after flat profits

Cadbury Schweppes said it was considering acquisitions for its confectionery business yesterday as it announced flat half-year profits affected by the strong pound and tough competition in the US.

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Fat Finns in bras, just for the bad taste of it

Football: Coca-Cola replays to go

Coca-Cola Cup replays will not exist next season following radical new proposals agreed by Football League clubs yesterday.

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