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[TALENT=Keith]

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A WOMAN rises within the corps of cadets to become a leader among men at V-M-I. We'll meet Erin Claunch in just a moment on NEWS 7.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And Governor Jim Gilmore makes few friends on either side by- -once again- -declaring Confederate History Month.

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In sports, a large part of Winston Cup's rookie class will talk about racing at Texas, what do the Cubs, the Mets and Tokyo have in common,
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[VO-NAT]


and Radford University and the Roanoke Civic Center tip off the Big South millennium basketball tournament today.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Showers are a possibility in this forecast, along with a warmer weekend forecast. You'll want the latest details from the News 7 Weather Center.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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((I THINK IT GOES TO SHOW THAT WOMEN AT VMI CAN ACCOMPLISH THINGS.))
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[VO-NAT]


A female cadet fills one of the top student leadership positions at Virginia Military Institute.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=News 7 at Six.]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[VMI-Claunch]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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It's another first for V-M-I.
As of August Erin Claunch will out- rank all but one other cadet.
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Teresa Hamilton spoke with the Battalion Commander this afternoon and has the story from Lexington.
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[Willey]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC16:25]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


A federal judge says President Clinton is GUILTY of criminally violating the Privacy Act, by releasing private correspondence from Richmond area native Kathleen Willey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS News - 60 Minutes;]


Willey alleged in a 1998 interview that the President made a sexual advance toward her in the Oval Office.
The next day, the White House released friendly letters she'd written AFTER the alleged incident, in an attempt to damage her credibility.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ANY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE PRIVACY ACT...MADE AGAINST ME THAT WERE UNTRUE.))


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Willey's NOT even a complainant in this particular suit, brought by a conservative rights group.
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[TALENT=Keith]
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Her last public appearance in Richmond was to support Republican John McCain on the night of Virginia's primary this year.


[Bedford-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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An elderly Bedford man escaped injury when he crashed his car into a building this morning.
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It happened around 10 o'clock on North Bridge Street in Bedford.
Police say 90- year- old William Turner apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake as he entered the parking lot.
Turner's car hit several other vehicles before crashing through the waiting room of an optometrist's office.
No one in the building was injured.
Turner has been charged with reckless driving.
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[Volvo-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:13:52]
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Volvo workers are pitching in to help victims of the explosion at New River Castings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


Volvo plant workers, union members and officials presented a check for 42-hundred dollars to a union representative for the victims and their families today.
The workers spent several weeks collecting the money.
[SUPER=03-Radford/This Month;]


The explosion on March 5, killed three people and injured six.
The fund has reached 62-thousand dollars, so far.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The price was right for a Virginia Tech student.
Still ahead on News 7 at Six, watch her win big.
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[VO-NAT]


And part of Boones Mill history goes on the auction block.
We'll have a preview when we return.
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[Murray-Estate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC54:26]
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Most people knew Homer Murray as the founder of Franklin County's Apple Festival and a longtime county supervisor.

He died last month at 91.
But Murray also carved woodwork for both the British and the U-S armies during World War Two -- all from his Boones Mill furniture store.
Now thousands of his handmade pieces go up for auction.
Tina Tenret has a sneak preview.
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(( Homer Murray's creations are the stuff of history books.

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((IT SAYS IN THE LATE 1930'S HOMER MURRAY ESTABLISHED A NOVELTY FURNITURE COMPANY AT BOONES MILL.)) [RUNS:06]
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Murray and his two brothers carved cradles, chairs, telephone stands and those ever popular footstools.

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((THEY SHIPPED EM TO 46 OF THE 48 STATES. THERE WERE ONLY 48 STATES AT THAT TIME.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
SEE THAT ONE AND THIS ONE HAS A DIFFERENT STYLE LEG, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PUT A TOP ON IT WITH THE PADDING AND ALL.))
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The square stools were trendy by fireplaces.

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((THEY GOT PUBLICITY WITH IT WITH THE GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT WHOSE FAMILY WAS FEATURED IN LADIES HOME JOURNAL AND THE GOVERNOR'S FAMILY WAS SITTING ON ONE OF THESE SQUARE STOOLS.)) [RUNS:12]
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((WHAT DO YOU CALL THIS MACHINE, DO YOU KNOW?)) [RUNS:02]
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Now auctioneers are scooping up Homer Murray's tools -- along with stacks of walnut and mahogany. The sale starts Friday night at the Craig Jamison Auction House in Rocky Mount. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County ))

[Health-Award]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roanoke store owner Jimmy Spichek (Spee-check) goes by the nickname "Croatian Jimmy."
He has such strong ethnic ties that he now helps resettle other Bosnian refugees in the community.
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Today he was honored for his volunteer work.
This year there were seven nominees for the James G. Snead Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Health.

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((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ROANOKE-ALLEGHANY HEALTH DISTRICT: IT IS A TOUGH PROCESS AND WE HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WILLING TO WORK THROUGH THE PROCESS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND THIS YEAR WE HAD SOME GREAT NOMINATIONS FROM PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY.))
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Spichek has been at the airport to greet every Bosnian immigrant... 550, so far.
The first one- -three years ago, Midhat Kurtic and family, showed up to extend their congratulations today.
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(("BOSNIAN JIMMY" SPICHEK/AWARD RECIPIENT: THE FIRST FAMILY THAT CAME TO ROANOKE FROM BOSNIA, THEY STAYED WITH MY SISTER AND SHE HAS TWO BOYS THAT CAME WITH HER AND MINERA HAD A BABY GIRL AND THE BABY GIRL WAS PREMATURE SHE ASKED ME TO BE GODFATHER TO THE LITTLE GIRL.))
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Spichek takes families to medical appointments, immunization clinics, helps them get their driver's licenses and listens to their problems.
The Bosnian community says he has their trust and respect and he's helped them leave ethnic hatred behind.
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[Confed-Month]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:18:23]
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It's being anticipated with everything from mild appreciation to outright disgust.
This Friday, Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to proclaim April "Confederate History Month" in Virginia once again.

And once again, NO one seems to love it.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((
The Governor says he'll probably present the Sons of Confederate Veterans with the same thing they got last year-- a mixed bag, praising: [prepro PAGE ONE] " ... the noble spirit and inspiring leadership of great Confederate Generals, leaders, and the ordinary men and women" ... but pointing out they were "free and not free... "
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY DECLARATIONS ALWAYS ARE EVEN-HANDED AND BROAD AND RECOGNIZE ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.))

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[prepro PAGE THREE!!!!] " ... slavery was a practice ... which degraded the human spirit, is abhorred and condemned by Virginians ... "
No disagreement there. [prepro PAGE TWO] " ... slavery was one of the causes of the war ... "
Among the Confederates, that's debatable.
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((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: CERTAINLY IS. IT'S VERY DEBATABLE. SLAVERY WAS A MORAL ISSUE OF THE TIME. BUT IF YOU GO THROUGH ANY OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE WAR, YOU WILL NOT SEE SLAVERY MENTIONED UNTIL REALLY 1862.)) [runs:14]

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((REV. GERALD GLENN/NEW DELIVERANCE EVANG. CHURCH: MY QUESTION IS GOVERNOR, WHAT ABOUT OUR PEOPLE THAT WERE RAPED? WHAT ABOUT OR FOREFATHERS THAT WERE LYNCHED?.... GOVERNOR, WHERE ARE THE LINES FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS?)) [runs:19]
So enter a new figure this year.
Governor Gilmore's own hand-picked man to head up Virginia's juvenile prisons-- who resigned amidst controversy last year and now has a bone to pick with the former boss.
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((REV. GERALD GLENN/NEW DELIVERANCE EVANG. CHURCH: GOVERNOR GILMORE, TO YOUR RESOLUTION, HERE IS MY REPLY...applause.)) [runs:08]
Reverend Glenn says his congregation will wear ribbons to commemorate Mourning and Remembrance Month.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


[Stocks]


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A sell-off in the technology sector sent the Nasdaq sharply lower today, but the Dow actually gained ground... [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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advancing 84 points to close at 11-thousand- 20.
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The Bloomberg News-7 Index gained half a point.
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[Price-Right]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If the Price is right, the prize is yours.
And Heather LaBoe walked away from the CBS Game Show with a four-wheel, five figure pay-off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-The Price is Right]


During a recent trip to California, the Virginia Tech senior was selected as a contestant on the show. The episode aired this morning.
After winning a preliminary pricing game, LaBoe waited nervously to see if the numbers would fall in her favor... and she would win a new car.
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LaBoe didn't make it to the Showcase Showdown at the end of the program, but she won cash and prizes worth more than 20- thousand dollars.
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[Radford-Sports]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:34:28]
[GRAPHIC=Radford University]


Radford University students are fighting to hold on to two athletic teams that soon may become budgetary casualties.
The university's intercollegiate athletic committee made a final recommendation today to cut two programs.
Marya Jones has that story.
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(( For the past two years, Radford's women gymnasts have vaulted their way into national competitions.
But they may not get that chance again.
Radford's intercollegiate athletic committee says it can't afford to keep them.
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((JILL CARUSO/RADFORD GYMNAST: I DEFINITELY THINK WE'VE PROVEN OUR WORTH AND I DEFINITELY THINK IT'S A BIG MISTAKE TO GET RID OF US.)) [RUNS:07]
Radford's Division One lacrosse team ... one of only three in the state ... also faces extinction.
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((CHRIS LAMONIA/LACROSSE CAPTAIN: THIS IS MY LIFE. LAX IS MY LIFE. NEXT YEAR I WAS PLANNING ON COACHING HERE. MY ASPIRATION, MY DREAMS ARE JUST CRUSHED.)) [RUNS:11]
School officials say dropping lacrosse and gymnastics will take a strain off the budget ... and help make other teams stronger.
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((GREIG DENNY/RADFORD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE FEEL IT HAS THE ABILITY TO RAISE THE ENTIRE ATHLETIC PROGRAM ANOTHER LEVEL.)) [RUNS:05]
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[SU 47:00 - 13] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: MANY STUDENTS BELIEVE THE UNIVERSITY BIT OFF MORE THAN IT COULD CHEW WHEN IT STARTED CONSTRUCTION OF THIS THREE-MILLION DOLLAR TRACK AND SOCCER COMPLEX... A FAVORITE PROJECT OF UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DOUGLAS COVINGTON'S. AND NOW, THOSE STUDENTS SAY, THEIR TEAMS ARE PAYING THE PRICE.)) [RUNS:13]
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((CHRIS LAMONIA/LACROSSE CAPTAIN: IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE PICKING ON THE LITTLE GUY HERE...THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO. )) [RUNS:04]
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The final decision on the teams' fate rests in the hands of the University's President ...who has to make a recommendation to the Board of Visitors.
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(( I CAME HERE TO DO GYMNASTICS AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO FINISH MY 4 YEARS DOING.)) [RUNS:03]
Members of both teams say they hope the recommendation will let them hang on to the teams they love.
Marya Jones, News 7, Radford.))

[Sports tease]


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Radford University and the Roanoke Civic Center unveil their plans for the Big South Basketball tournament's stop in the Star City, Roanoke and Washington & lee battle in lacrosse
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[VO-NAT]


and Dale Junior and two other Cup rookies talk about racing at Texas this weekend.
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[S-Radford]


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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=Big South Basketball]


While Radford University is trying to drop two sports, the school officially added the Star City to it's Big South Basketball family today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Radford and the city of Roanoke held a news conference today to celebrate a joint partnership where the Roanoke Civic Center and Radford will host the 2001-2002 Big South basketball tournaments.
Major David Bowers presented conference commissioner Kyle Kallander with a key to the city on a special day for Roanoke and Radford U.
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[S-Rookies]


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The Texas Motor Speedway is the focus of the Winston Cup circuit this Sunday as drivers gear up for the DirectTV 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Four Winston Cup rookie teams got in a few test sessions at Martinsville this week, but they seem to know the Texas half mile track a little better simply because the Busch series runs there.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/18th in Cup Points; :19]
[SUPER=01-Scott Pruett/Driver of Tide Ford; :45]
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[OUT Q=....Texas looks good"]
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[WIPE TOT PINNACLE!!!!!!!]
[@PAGE-----7512]


And you can catch the DirectTV 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway right here on your hometown station. CBS begins coverage of Winston Cup's seventh race of the season Sunday at 1:30.

[S-LAX]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
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Up in Lexington, Roanoke ventured behind enemy lines to take on the Generals of Washington and Lee in men's lacrosse in a huge ODAC showdown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Maroons vs. Generals; :00]


The Generals came into the game ranked fourth in the country, the Maroons are not ranked.
W & L opens the first quarter strong. Attackman Matt Dugan scores this goal to give the Generals a 5-2 advantage.
But the Maroons would score three unanswered goals in the second quarter. Andy Bonasara notches his third goal of the game to make it 5-3 Generals.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/12/Washington & Lee/16;] Roanoke ties it at 5-5, then with nine minutes left before halftime, Roanok

e team captain Jim Capalet rips rope to make it 6-5 Maroons But W & L wins 16-12.
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[S-Rangers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 1:45:37]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


A former Roanoke Valley hockey coach has a chance to become an NHL coach, thatnks to the New York Rangers firing of head coach John Muckler yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1986]


Former Virginia Lancers head coach John Tortorella took over as the Lancers coach in 1986.
That year he led the team to the Valley's first ACHL championship.
Tortorella is taking over the Rangers for the remaining four games of the regular season.
After the season, the Rangers next General Manager will hire a coach.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets made baseball history today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo; :00]

They played in the first ever regular season game outside North America.
The Cubs Shane Andrews two run homer in the top of the eighth proved to be the game winner as he puts Chicago up 4-1.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/5/New York/3;]Mark Grace provided some extra cushion with this solo shot to right field to push t

he Cubs lead to 4 runs, 5-1, still in the 8th.
Mike Piazza crushed a two run homer in the ninth, but the Cubs win it 5-3
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