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Coming up on News 7-
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Two cars collide head- on in Roanoke tonight.
Dozens march in Roanoke demanding justice from the local police department.
Meanwhile, hundreds protest in Alabama in support of separating from the U-S.
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Plus, Andrew Freiden says a big WARM up is on the way.
News 7 is next.



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Alcohol may have been a factor in a head on collision on Route 220 in Roanoke tonight.
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It happened shortly before nine when the driver of a blue Geo Storm struck a Chevy Cavalier after traveling in the wrong lane.
Police say the driver had actually been heading south in the north bound lane for about a half mile... when the accident happened near the Franklin Road exit.
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((OFFICER HICKS: WITNESS SAY THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING FROM LOWE'S HEADING SOUTH IN THE NORTH BOUND LANES WHEN SHE STRUCK A CHEVROLET CAVILER GOING SOUTH PROPERLY.))
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Officials say the driver of the Cavalier was wearing his seat belt and only suffered minor bruises.
So far, no word on the condition of the driver in the Geo Storm.
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Dozens of protesters marched through downtown Roanoke today.
They say it's to hold police and city officials accountable for their actions.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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((Armed with posters in their hands -- dozens of men, women, and children took their message down 2nd street in Roanoke.
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((NAT SOUND: JUSTICE, PEACE, UNITY, JUSTICE, PEACE, UNITY ))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING; THE MARCHERS SAY THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THEIR FIGHT. THEY SAY A WAR IS NOT WON IN ONE DAY AND THEY ARE COMMITTED TO BRINGING JUSTICE, PEACE, AND UNITY TO THIS COMMUNITY))
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((BYRON CASEY/PROTESTOR: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO STOP COVERING-UP FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORKING WITH THE POLICE THAT IS DOING WRONG, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW, IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE BEFORE SOMETHING DRASTIC HAPPENS.))
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But many protestors say something has already happened in Roanoke.
They say it was unfair that Officer W.G. Boucher was cleared after he shot -- 38 year old Wilbert Lewis in December.
Lewis, who survived, was found unarmed.
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((ROMA WILLIS-TURNER/PROTESTOR: WHO CAN YOU TRUST, WHEN YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TRUST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHEN YOU'RE AFRAID, SOMETHING HAS GO TO BE DONE))
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((NAT SOT: WE'RE CALLING THE MAYOR OUT, WE'RE CALLING CITY COUNCIL OUT, WE'RE CALLING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT))
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And that's why they took their protest to the steps of the municipal building.
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((NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE, NO JUSTICE , NO PEACE))
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Martin Jeffrey, president of the roanoke n-double a c p, says he wants to start a citizen review panel to oversee the police department.
In respone, Shelly Alley, the spokesperson for the Roanoke City Police Department, says the department can only respond to specific allegations -- so she can't comment any further.






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Protests were also underway in Montgomery, Alabama today ... where hundreds marched in support of becoming a separate nation.
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More than 25-hundred people gathered outside Alabama's Capitol in a show of support for the Confederate flag and their Southern heritage.
During the rally, various leaders encouraged a separation of the south from the United States.
Today's event comes one day before President Clinton visits the state to commemorate the 35th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday"... an event in 1965 where law enforcement officials used clubs and tear gas against "voting rights demonstrators" trying to march on Montgomery.
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President Clinton says he believes race played a part in the Amadou Diallo shooting.
Clinton made his first public comments on the case last night at a Democratic fundraiser in San Francisco.
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(( I KNOW MOST PEOPLE IN AMERICA OF ALL RACES BELIEVE IF IT HAD BEEN A YOUNG WHITE MAN AND IN AN ALL WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD IT PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED THIS DOESN'T MEAN THEIR GUILTY UNDER CRIMINAL LAW, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING INTO THAT AND THAT'S THE WAY TO HANDLE THAT. ))
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Yesterday, lawyers for the acquitted officers said they'd meet with Attorney General Janet Reno's top deputy Monday, to ask him NOT to pursue civil rights charges.




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Bob Jones University has ended its ban on interracial dating.
The school's President made the announcement last night on C-N-N's "Larry King Live."
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Bob Jones the Third said the school still believes interracial dating is wrong, but all the recent publicity has been taking a toll on its graduates and students.
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush was criticized for making a stop at the fundamentalist Christian school last month.
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W-V-T-F public radio is losing its top man.
Steve Mills is no longer the station's general manager-- effective today.
That's according to Larry Hincker -- Mills' immediate supervisor at Virginia Tech who says, despite the decision, Mills is still an employee of the university.
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(( Hincker says Mills recent decision to cancel Metropolitan Opera -- which was later reinstated by the university -- is ONE of several factors as to why Mills was dismissed from the position.
The Metropolitan Opera furor was NOT Mill's first clash with listeners.
In 1995, he set off controversy with his decision to cancel the interview program , "Fresh Air."
Mills at the time said he felt the program had a sexual agenda.
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((STEVE MILLS: AN OFTEN TIMES THE ISSUES OF THE SEXUALITY OF THE PERSON, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION HAS NO RELEVANCE ON THE INTERVIEW AT ALL, BUT YET THE WOULD CERTAINLY COME IN OUT OF NOWHERE SOMETIMES, AND IT CERTAINLY LEFT SOME OF US WONDERING, WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS))
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Hincker would NOT comment on the other factors that led to Mills removal because he says it's a personnel issue.
While at W-V-T-F, Mills expanded the station's reach and won national awards in news and programming.


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A new disaster field office has opened in Richmond.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the office to help more than 100 Virginia localities recoup from two January storms.
The office will serve as a temporary command post to gather information on reimbursing agencies for a portion of the damage costs.
Under the program, FEMA will pay 75 percent of the damages -- state and local governments pick up the remaining 25 percent.




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Coming up on News 7, find out what happened to a Mexican couple suspected in a Pittsylvania County moonshine operation.

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Plus, we'll tell you how the Hotel Roanoke is taking advantage of high UNemployment on the Southside
The story when we return.
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The INS will NOT deport a Mexican couple for their suspected role in a Pittsylvania County moonshine operation.
Antonio and Beda Garcia were believed to be living in the United States illegally since 1992 -- but the Immigration and Naturalization Service's decision allowed them to be released on bond yesterday.
The Garcias were arrested Wednesday along with Nelson P. Giles after authorities found nearly two thousand gallons of moonshine and 65 gallons of finished liquor on Giles' land near Chatham.






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Hotel Roanoke officials are looking for help from the Southside.
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Hotel officials say unemployment is so low in the Roanoke Valley they're having a hard time finding workers.
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So earlier this week-- the hotel held a job fair at the unemployment office in Martinsville where thousands of laid off textile workers are out of work.
The Hotel is even offering to shuttle workers from Martinsville to Roanoke and back.
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((ERROL ALEXANDER, JR./HUMAN RESOURCES DIR.: PRIMARILY HOSPITALITY BUT WE ALSO HAVE ALL POSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL, SERVERS, CONFERENCE SERVICES, ETCETERA, STEWARDING.))
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Another job fair is planned for Martinsville on Monday.
The positions pay between six and nine dollars an hour with full benefits.
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A bill before Virginia's General Assembly would prohibit local governments from suing gun manufacturers.
In recent years, dozens of cities across the country have sued the manufacturers in order to recover costs associated with gun violence.
A Senate committee will consider the bill tomorrow.


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Still ahead on the broadcast...
A big name country music group got its start right in Virginia.
Coming up... we'll visit the Statler Museum.
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Plus it may not be time to go swimming, but these folks are taking the plunge for a good cause. More when we return.
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The Statler Brothers have been making music around the world for more than forty years.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom heads to their hometown of Staunton for a tour of the Statler Museum.

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These guys have been belting out tunes since before Shania was even born...
And during this age of country cross- overs, the Statler Brothers have stayed true to tradition.
Their roots originate in Staunton...it was in this auditorium where the group won its first talent contest in 1955.
The two ACTUAL brothers in the group, Harold and Don Reed attended school here.
The building is now the Statler Museum... ground zero for the group's business dealings.
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((CATHEY MORTON/STATLER TOUR GUIDE: THE UPPER LEVEL HOUSES THEIR PRIVATE OFFICES. AND STARTING FROM THE LEFT, THE FIRST IS DON'S AND THAT IS DON'S SEVENTH GRADE CLASSROOM. DON IS THE MAIN SONGWRITER OF THE GROUP. HE'S ALSO IN CHARGE OF ALL PUBLIC RELATIONS. )) [RUNS:15]
Phil Bosley and Jimmy Fortune round out the quartet... Fortune replaced an original member in 1982.
During the museum tour, you'll learn that The Statlers began their career singing gospel in the 50s and 60s...then switched over to country.
Around that time, the group also changed its name from "The Kingsmen"...its new name came from a box of Statler Facial Tissues.
As the Statler Brothers, they've received a room- full of gifts from devoted fans and several trophy cases of awards.
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((CATHEY MORTON/STATLER TOUR GUIDE: THEY HAVE RECEIVED THREE GRAMMYS. THEY'VE BEEN HONORED IN NASHVILLE FOR THEIR GRAMMYS AT STAR WALK. THEY'VE HAD THEIR HANDPRINTS PLACED IN THE WALK THERE. THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ARE AT THE BOTTOM, THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY AWARDS BEHIND THOSE.)) [RUNS:17]
Also on display, tokens of appreciation for their 1989 single "More Than a Name on the Wall", a song that honored veterans.
Throughout their career, the Statlers have recorded more than 40 albums...but haven't had a new release in a while.
The song, "Flowers on the Wall" did reach a diverse audience in the mid- 90s when it was featured in the film, "Pulp Fiction."
Although they're said to be back in the studio now in Nashville....their best recognition may be for never forgetting where they came from.
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((CATHEY MORTON/STATLER TOUR GUIDE: WHAT YOU SEE IS TRULY WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE. THEY WALK OUR STREETS FREELY. AND IT'S NOT THAT OUR CITY DOESN'T CARE FOR THEM OR WE'VE LOST RESPECT. I THINK EVERYBODY'S STILL IN AWE OF THEIR CREATIVITY AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH THEIR CAREERS AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. BUT THEY TRULY ARE THE GUYS NEXT DOOR.)) [RUNS:20] [use more statler file of parade 0:53:46]
And neighbors who, clearly, are always welcome.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Staunton.))
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If you enjoyed this segment on the Statler Museum, why not drive up there and check it out yourself?
You'll find directions on our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.









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The temperatures outside didn't stop some local people from getting more than their feet wet today.
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This courageous soul was just one of many who jumped into 50 degree water -- all in the name of charity.
The event is called the Polar Plunge and it was held at Cal Spas in Roanoke County.
Everyone who braved the chilly water raised money for the Special Olympics in Virginia.
Other attractions included the velcro wall and a car smash -- where people paid five dollars to take an unlimited number of whacks.
Even Roanoke deputies got involved -- by taking part in the dunking booth.
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((SCOTT BERSCHADSKY/SPECIAL OLYMPICS VA: BASICALLY IT RAISES AWARENESS AND THE CRUCIAL FUNDS NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR 13-THOUSAND ATHLETES WHO COMPETE YEAR ROUND IN SPORTS COMPETITIONS))
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More than 10-thousand dollars was raised today.
All of the food and games were donated by local businesses.
This is third time the event has been hold in Roanoke County.
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Radford and George Wythe would battle for the Region C title tonight at Northside.
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The Bobcats starting lineup being introduced to the crowd.
Radford works the ball around to Ben Fisher who drains the jumper in the first quarter.
But Radford's defense forgets about Chris Taylor and he steps up and hits the 17 footer.
Radford's Shane Nichols takes the ball down the lane and makes the basket and draws the foul.
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This time the Maroons muscle it inside getting the nice pass to Charlie Clark who hits the jumper and George Wythe goes on to win it 41 to 39.
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The Eagles of G.W. Danville and Potomac went head to head in the Northwest Region championship.
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Potomac came into the game looking to knock off G.W.
The Eagles jumped out to the early lead Antonio Fitzgerald hits the tough layup as the Eagles took the lead.
Potomac would come right back Jernavis Drawsllyn pulls up and hits the turn around jumper.
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Danville would hold off Potomac Anthony Wiles passes to Jerrod Harris for the long jumper and the Eagles go on to win it 71 to 58.
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The Lady Eagles huddle around their head coach.
Ravin Yancey goes left to the post and hits the jumper and also draws the foul.
Garfield would break a 40 to 40 tie when Kia Manuel passes to Vanessa Massey who hits the three pointer.
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Danville would try to come back Yancey again pulls up and hits the baseline jumper but Garfield holds on to win it 57 to 48.
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[S-High]


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In Region IV, Martinsville and Gate City hooked up tonight on the Bulldogs home floor. And Martinsville wins the game 60 to 57 to advance to next week's state tournament.
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Meantime, Roanoke Catholic is the Virginia Independent school champion. J.R. Reynolds hit a running jumper at the buzzer to lead the Celtics to a 44 to 42 win over Seton.



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The Virginia Cavaliers may get that invitation to the N-C-A-A tournament.
Adam Hall's three pointer gave Virginia the lead and the Cavaliers knock off Maryland 89 to 87 in overtime.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :]


The Cavs huddle around head coach Pete Gillen.
Maryland led in the first half Lonny Baxter uses his muscles inside for the offensive rebound and put back.
But Hall answers when he knocks down the three pointer but the Cavaliers trailed at the half.
Maryland looked like it was going to put it away when Danny Miller hit the jumper in the paint to make it 68 to 61 Terps.
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The Cavaliers forced over time and Hall hits the three pointer from the corner the Cavs win it 89 to 87.
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[S-Tech]


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Rolan Roberts scored 18 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 64 to 52 Atlantic 10 win over Dayton.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Flyers; :]


The Hokie Bird was looking to pick a fight with out photographer Ken Kelinski.
Then Brendan Dunlop get the Hokies going early as he works the ball inside and hits this jumper.
Andre Ray then kicks it out to Russ Wheeler who sinks the shot from downtown Blacksburg.
But Dayton would come back and take the lead with this Yuanta Holland jam.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/64/Daytona/52/;]


Then late in the half Dunlop drives again but this time he dishes off to Mims who puts it away for two of his 10 and the Hokies win it 64 to 52.
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Meantime, The Lady Hokies were knocked out of the Atlantic 10 tournament today.
U-Mass beats the Hokies 58 to 54. The Lady Hokies will now have to wait on an invitation to the N-C-Double-A tournament.

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The Roanoke College Maroons opened second round play in the N-C-double-A division three tournament tonight at Rowan.
And Rowan wins the game 80 to 74.
Jason Strickland was the high scorer for the Maroons with 12.
Meantime, The Lady Maroons were on the road in Texas taking on Hardin Simmons. And Simmons wins the game 101 to 76.




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The Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech celebrated today with an 85 to 69 A-C-C win over Clemson.
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It was the final home game for Bobby Cremins who is retiring at the end of the year.
Clemson's Adam Allenspach takes the ball inside and scores but the Tigers trailed 31 to 21 in the first half.
The Yellow Jackets then get it inside to Alvin Jones he hits the short jumper for a 33 to 21 lead.
Georgia Tech then kicked it outside to Jason Floyd who nails the three pointer for a 38 to 27 halftime lead.
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Clemson's Will Solomon tried to bring the Tigers back with the three but the Yellow Jackets win it 85 to 69.
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The Duke Blue Devils won their fifth straight matchup against North Carolina today.
Shane Battier scored 30 points as the 4-th ranked Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels 90 to 76.
And here are tonight scores.
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[OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-54 (1:40:29)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Baseball]


The Virginia Tech baseball team won at home today beating Ohio 12 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Ohio; :]


The Hokies got it started in the fourth. Brad Bauder gets all of this pitch sending it over tthe left field wall for a solo home run and the Hokies jumped out to the 7 to 1 lead.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/12/Ohio/1/;]


Then the Tech defense closed the door on this play they work the 6 to 4 to 3 double play and Tech holds on for the 12 to 1 win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (43:40)]
[GRAPHIC=Las Vegas]


Jeff Burton made a trip to Victory Lane today win the Busch Sams Town 300 in Las Vegas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ESPN2; :]


Mark Martin was leading with 3 laps to go but Jack Sprague spins out right in front of Martin he turns left to avoid the spin and Jeff Burton goes under him to take the lead. The Caution came out slowing the field.
And Burton would get the win under caution his first Busch win of the season.
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[IN Q="The car...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Sams Town 300 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=......over here."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Martin finished second, Joe Nemechek third, Todd Bodine fourth and Matt Kenseth fifth.

[Playstation]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[GRAPHIC=none]


Sony's new Playstation Two hit the stores in Japan today and sold out almost immediately.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


People waited in long lines for up to nine hours to plunk down 370 dollars for the sophisticated game machine.
PlayStation Two not only runs games, but it also plays D-V-D movies and C-Ds, and can connect the user to the Internet, all with stereo-quality sound.
Analysts say it's as powerful as a super-computer.
Sony is pitting PlayStation Two against Sega, which makes the Dreamcast game machine, and Nintendo, maker of N-64 and the portable Game Boy.
It will be available in the U-S, in time for the Christmas shopping season.
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