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Coming up on News 7-
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Verizon employees in 12- states remain on strike tonight.
State police take another look at the disappearance of a Virginia Tech student.
Hundreds of Hokie fans gather in Blacksburg to welcome the two-thousand football team.
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And a Hollywood legend passes away. News 7 is next.

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Negotiations between Verizon Communications and striking unions continue tonight, but hundreds of Roanoke employees are still walking the picket lines.
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Good evening, I'm teresa Hamilton. [Verizon-Strike]


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Verizon workers from Maine to Virginia say they'll stay on the picket line until they get what they want. In Roanoke, the strike began at six this morning after a contract agreement was not reached overnight by the company and union negotiators. Kate Weidew reports.
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Dozens of Verizon telephone operators and line technicians woke up early to hit the picket lines. From the Bell Atlantic headquarters on Airport Road to the downtown office in Roanoke, to Hershberger Road strikers were holding signs and getting support from drivers passing by.
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The strikes comes after the union's three year contract expired at midnight on Saturday while negotiations were still taking place. Although talks are continuing workers want the company to know they mean business.

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((DAVID LAYMAN/LOCAL 2204 CWA PRESIDENT: WE'VE GIVEN COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSALS SINCE JUNE 26-TH AND THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO ADDRESS THOSE PROPOSALS.))
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The local union president says the employees want a better pension plan and working environment.

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((DAVID LAYMAN: PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY MONITORED IN SOME OF OUR JOBS THE RULES TODAY MAY NOT BE THE RULES OF TOMORROW, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE SO MANY SALES AND ABRIDGE TO MAKE SALES.))
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While workers are off the job more than 33- thousand Verizon managers across the country will step in to take over their responsibilities. Officials expect few if any interruptions in basic telephone service.

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((DAVID LAYMAN: WE HOPE THERE IS VERY LITTLE SERVICE DISRUPTION.))
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((DAVID LAYMAN: THE COMPANY SAYS THINGS ARE AUTOMATED, BUT AUTOMATION DOESN'T TAKE THE PLACE OF 82-HUNDRED PEOPLE.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT VERIZON OFFICIALS SAY THERE COULD BE DISTRUPTIONS IF A CUSTOMER WANTS TO SPEAK WITH AN OPERATOR OR HAVE SERVICE INSTALLED. BOTH THE COMPANY AND IT'S WORKERS HOPE AN AGREEMENT IS REACH TO END THE STRIKE. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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A Chatham teenager is dead following a single-car accident in Pittsylvania county. State Police say 19-year-old Alex Wayne Blair was driving on U-S 29 when his 19-94 Pathfinder swerved off the side of the road. Blair apparently overcorrected his vehicle and it rolled over several times, throwing him from the car. Blair was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Vice President Al Gore is saying little about who his running mate will be.
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The Vice President attended church services in New York, this morning.
Afterward, he met with former Secretary of State Warren Christopher who's heading up the search effort.
A Gore spokesman says the list consists of six candidates and a possible quote "dark horse".
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((CHRIS LEHANE/GORE SPOKESMAN: I THINK IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THE BUSH CAMPAIGN HANDLED IT, THERE'S A STARK CONTRAST ... WE'VE BEEN VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD. WE'VE TOLD PEOPLE WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHAT WE'RE NOT DOING. .))
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Gore plans to announce his choice for a running mate on Tuesday.
That's a week before the Democratic National Convention opens in Los Angeles.

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Presidential hopeful George W. Bush says if elected, he'd drop a Justice Department lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
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Bush says he wants to focus on preventing children from smoking while still enforcing the settlement between the states and the industry. And, he says, the states have already received a lot of money from their settlements with tobacco companies. The Clinton administration sued the tobacco industry last year, seeking 500-Billion in payments to recover Medicare spending to treat smoking-related illnesses.
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In their first debate, Senator Chuck Robb and his Republican opponent faced off this weekend. Among the topics - each candidates' records.
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One of the questions centered on the gas tax.
George Allen says Robb tried to have a bill passed in 19-93 that would have raised the gas tax by 50 cents a gallon.

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((GEORGE ALLEN: WE WOULD HAVE BEEN PAYING 2 DOLLARS A GALLON AND YOU TALK ABOUT CONSERVATION THEN WHY DO YOU ALWAYS VOTE AGAINST ANY DOMESTIC PRODUCTION UNDER THE NORTH SCOPE OF ALASKA.)) ((CHUCK ROBB: I DIDN'T NOT REINTRODUCE THAT LEGISLATION IN 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 AND I WILL NOT REINTRODUCE IT THIS YEAR. I KNOW IT'S AN ISSUE YOU ENJOYED RUNNING ON.))
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Robb says he made the proposal during the Persian Gulf War.
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Governor Gilmore has spent a lot of time in the national spotlight recently, yet he says he's not letting it go to his head. In fact, he says, he plans on staying in the Commonwealth for awhile.
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The Governor played a prominent role in last week's Republican convention - and has led the campaign for George W- Bush in Virginia.
There's speculation that Gilmore is a a top candidate for a Cabinet post if Bush is elected.
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But Gilmore says he HAS NOT spoken with Bush about such a position - and he expects to serve as Virginia's Governor through the length of his term - which ends January 2002.

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It resembled an old-fashioned pep rally - but this was the welcome-back picnic of the millennium!
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More than 12-hundred Virginia Tech alumni and fans turned out for the 3rd annual "Outback Steakhouse Welcome Back Picnic" this evening. There, they had the chance to meet the 2000 Hokie's football team, and even rub shoulders with Head Coach Frank Beamer.
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((FRANK BEAMER/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL, IT'S NOT LONG BEFORE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR GREAT FAN SUPPORT AND THE FACT THAT GAME DAY'S COMING BACK FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THE LAST 8 BALLGAMES, COMING BACK TO BLACKSBURG, THAT GOES BACK TO OUR GREAT FAN SUPPORT, ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT THEY PROVIDE.))
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The menu at today's picnic was donated by Outback Steakhouse .. All proceeds benefit athletic scholarships to the school. The Blacksburg Hokie club says as a result of Outback's support, the Coaching club has been able to donate more than 50-thousand dollars to the Athletic Fund.
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Next on News 7 .. As the school year approaches, administrators say good help is hard to find. Will your childrens' education be compromised? We'll have more.
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And the man behind a beloved "Star Wars" character is dead. News 7 will be right back.
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West Virginia State Police plan on spending more time investigating the case of a missing Virginia Tech student.
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It's been nearly two years since Rob Kovack was last seen in Blacksburg.
His abandoned car was discovered in Fayette County... near the New River Gorge Bridge.
West Virginia state police say the case has always been active but were recently given permission to devote even more time to it.
They've since met twice with Virginia State police to go over their files.
They say they have NO new leads or information.

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School administrators across the country say the hiring process is becoming more and more competitive.
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Even local school systems are feeling the impact of changing times... as the teaching population ages and fewer young people enter the profession.
Last week-- Montgomery County still had ten teaching vacancies to fill.
Superintendent Fred Morton says it's often hard to compete with larger school systems in terms of salary.
But Morton says the New River Valley has a lot to offer.
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((FRED MORTON/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERINTENDENT:I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO WHEN WE'RE RECRUITING IS TO TALK ABOUT A LOT OF THE BENEFITS HERE. WE'RE MADE A REAL COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING TEACHERS IN TERMS OF CLASS SIZE AND SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS WE DO. WE MAY NOT BE THE BEST IN THE STATE, BUT WE'RE VERY COMPETITIVE IN TERMS OF WHAT WE'RE DOING THERE AND SO IT'S NOT JUST QUALITY OF LIVING LIFE, IT'S QUALITY OF TEACHING LIFE. ))
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Morton says school officials made approximately 40- recruiting visits to colleges and universities last year.
They also took along members of the community to talk about the positive things the New River Valley has to offer.
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The Southern Cruisers jumped on their bikes this afternoon to help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research.
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More than one hundred bikers tried to get the best hand for the Poker Run.
Each biker is given a card when they stop at a different location.
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((BUDDY HINKLE/ORGANIZER: WHEN THEY GET BACK HERE THE PERSON WITH THE BEST HAND WINS THE POT, THEN WE SPLIT THE POT WITH THE MS PEOPLE))
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The event raised more than one thousand dollars for Multiple Sclerosis.
M-S then uses the money for research and client programs.
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The man who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars" has died. Sir Alec Guiness was 86.
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Guinness was one of the last surviving members of Britain's greatest generation of actors, which included Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson. His career spanned 66-years. He won an Oscar for "The Bridge on the River Kwai, " but is probably most well known for his role in Star Wars. About his fame, Guinness once said "You can only be your own personality. And I'm just happy to be an actor."
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Still to come on News 7 .. You'll meet a man who has mixed business with pleasure for years. We'll have this week's Virginia Profile on "the Beer Man."
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And as firefighters continue to battle wildfires out west, some injured volunteers are returning home. That's just ahead.
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In Danville, he's known as the "Beer Man." But John Hamlin also wears another title-- that of Mayor. Surae Chinn has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: YOU'RE REALLY LOOKING AT OUR MAIN STORAGE AREA.))
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He's known in the Danville area as the beer man.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR:IT'S AN EXCITING PROFESSION BECAUSE SO OFTEN WHEN YOU GO SOMEWHERE YOU'RE THE BEER MAN WHEN YOU SHOW UP HERE COMES THE BUD MAN.))
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The Bud man is the operations manager of the Danville Distributing Company. John Hamlin is also the mayor of Danville. [nats of vote]
Last month council members selected him to take the highest seat in the city.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/MAYOR: WHEN YOU SIT IN THAT MAYOR'S CHAIR THERE'S NO WHERE TO GO BUT STRAIGHT FORWARD.))
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He's been a council member for 14 years. He's been a businessman all his life.
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((this is our draft room it's 35 degrees and it's quite cool.))
And his beer business is sizzling.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANIVLLE MAYOR:AHH WE DO QUITE WELL. THIS IS A NON REPORTING STATE SO WE DON'T REALLY TELL WHAT WE DO.))

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And he might just have the mix of business success and politics Danville is looking for.
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((with any business we are dependent on the inner workings of the company.))
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: I FEEL I HAVE A VERY GOOD BALANCE AND WHAT OUR COMMUNITY IS ABLE TO OFFER AND WHAT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ADDRESS.))
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We asked his coworkers how they feel about working for him now that he's mayor.
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((MARK PRETTY/CO-WORKER: WE JUST GET TO HARASS HIM MORE.))
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All jokes aside, they say Hamlin's business sense is right on the mark. And he has a pulse on Danville's economic development needs.
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((this is pretty much our office.))
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((MARK PRETTY/CO-WORKER: I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH JOHNNY FOR 17 YEARS AND THE WAY HE WORKS HERE I THINK HE'LL BRING THAT TO THE COMMUNITY OF DANVILLE.))
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But Hamlin is humble in his NEW role - ((I WAS NERVOUS))
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and wants to EASE into the spotlight.
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The Danville native, who married his G-W high school sweetheart 29 years ago and has a daughter, says life is good.


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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: WHEN YOU DO LOOK AT MY LIFE AND WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO IN MY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE . IT'S THE BEST OF TIMES BUT IT CAN GET BETTER.))
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And that's just how he sees his city's future...with a good mix of business and politics it's more than a Friday night happy hour.
I'm Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))


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Firefighters are making progress in battling fire in eleven western states, but at a price.
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14- firefighters have been injured in one California fire alone.
Two of the men returned home this weekend.
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They were injured in Southern California when powerful winds changed directions.
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((CHRIS HAYDEN/FIREMAN: I JUST REMEMBER FLAMES COMING UP OVER TOP OF THE BUILDING AND BOTH SIDES AND HIT US. WE TRIED TO GET INSIDE BUT THE DOOR WAS JAMMED.))
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The men were injured battling fire in Temecula, California.
The fire has burned more than nine- thousand acres but is now 25- percent contained.
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After finishing second five times this year, four of those in tournaments to Tiger Woods, Ernie Els won the International in Castle Rock, Colorado.
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Using the modified scoring system, Els started the day with an 8 point lead.
But Phil Mickelson, who picked up 12 points on the day, rolls in this eagle putt on the 17-th hole cutting Ernies lead down to 3 points.
Els birdied, 14, 16 and 17 and he rolled in this par putt at 18 to win the tournament with a record 48 points, 4 points better than Mickelson.
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((ERNIE ELS/THE INTERNATIONAL WINNER: I KNEW THAT EVEN THOUGH I THINK I MADE A REALLY CLUTCH PUTT ON 14 WHEN HE KNOCKED IT ON THE GREEN IN TWO AND EVEN WHEN I MADE MY BIRDIE AT 16 I KNEW 17 WAS DOWN WIND AND HE HAD AN EAGLE OPPORTUNITY AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.))
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Stuart Appleby was third with 41.
That's it for sports...Have a great day everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On the Senior tour, Ed Dougherty wins the Burnet Senior Classic. He closed with a 66 for a total of 197, 19 under par and a two shot win over Hale Irwin.
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The Ladies were in Missouri for the Michelob Light Classic.
Canadian Lorie Kane shot a final round 71 to finish at 205, 11 under par for a three shot victory over Kristi Albers. It's Kane's first L-P-G-A tournament title after being a runner up 9 times during the past five years.
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Baltimore third baseman Cal Ripken may return to the Orioles lineup in about two weeks.
Ripken, sidelined with a lower back injury since June 28-th, is hitting, fielding grounders and running again. He says its possible to play the last six weeks of the season.
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The Orioles were in Tampa today taking on the Devil Rays.
In the top of the first Melvin Mora hits this solo shot over the left centerfield wall and Baltimore jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
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But Greg Vaughn hit his first of 2 homers today this two run shot over the left field wall and the Devil Rays beat the Orioles 7 to 4.
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Seattle jumped on New York pitcher Orlando Hernandez for five runs and 8 hits over four innings in an 11 to 1 win over the Yankees
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Leading 3 to nothing, The Mariners would score again in the fourth Mark McLemore hits this double to left centerfield scoring Carlos Guillen to make it 4 to nothing Seattle.
The Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the fourth Bernie Williams gets all of this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a solo homer to make it 5 to 1 Mariners.
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But Seattle answered leading 7 to 1 Mike Cameron hits a shot to left field Alex Rodriguez rounds the bases beating the throw home to make it 8 to 1 and Seattle wins it 11 to 1.
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After finishing second five times this year, four of those in tournaments to Tiger Woods, Ernie Els won the International in Castle Rock, Colorado.
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Using the modified scoring system, Els started the day with an 8 point lead.
But Phil Mickelson, who picked up 12 points on the day, rolls in this eagle putt on the 17-th hole cutting Ernies lead down to 3 points.
Els birdied, 14, 16 and 17 and he rolled in this par putt at 18 to win the tournament with a record 48 points, 4 points better than Mickelson.
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((ERNIE ELS/THE INTERNATIONAL WINNER: I KNEW THAT EVEN THOUGH I THINK I MADE A REALLY CLUTCH PUTT ON 14 WHEN HE KNOCKED IT ON THE GREEN IN TWO AND EVEN WHEN I MADE MY BIRDIE AT 16 I KNEW 17 WAS DOWN WIND AND HE HAD AN EAGLE OPPORTUNITY AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.))
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Stuart Appleby was third with 41.
That's it for sports...Have a great day everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On the Senior tour, Ed Dougherty wins the Burnet Senior Classic. He closed with a 66 for a total of 197, 19 under par and a two shot win over Hale Irwin.
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The Ladies were in Missouri for the Michelob Light Classic.
Canadian Lorie Kane shot a final round 71 to finish at 205, 11 under par for a three shot victory over Kristi Albers. It's Kane's first L-P-G-A tournament title after being a runner up 9 times during the past five years.
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Baltimore third baseman Cal Ripken may return to the Orioles lineup in about two weeks.
Ripken, sidelined with a lower back injury since June 28-th, is hitting, fielding grounders and running again. He says its possible to play the last six weeks of the season.
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The Orioles were in Tampa today taking on the Devil Rays.
In the top of the first Melvin Mora hits this solo shot over the left centerfield wall and Baltimore jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
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But Greg Vaughn hit his first of 2 homers today this two run shot over the left field wall and the Devil Rays beat the Orioles 7 to 4.
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Seattle jumped on New York pitcher Orlando Hernandez for five runs and 8 hits over four innings in an 11 to 1 win over the Yankees
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Leading 3 to nothing, The Mariners would score again in the fourth Mark McLemore hits this double to left centerfield scoring Carlos Guillen to make it 4 to nothing Seattle.
The Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the fourth Bernie Williams gets all of this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a solo homer to make it 5 to 1 Mariners.
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But Seattle answered leading 7 to 1 Mike Cameron hits a shot to left field Alex Rodriguez rounds the bases beating the throw home to make it 8 to 1 and Seattle wins it 11 to 1.
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Florida put the broom on Cincinnati yesterday sweeping the three game series and handing the Reds their fifth straight loss.
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The Marlins would use the long ball to put the Reds away.
In the top of the 8-th with the score tied 6 to 6, Derek Lee goes deep over the left field wall the solo homer made the score 7 to 6 Marlins.
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The very next batter Andy Fox takes this Danny Graves pitch over the right field wall for another solo homer and the Marlins beat the Reds 9 to 6.
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After finishing second five times this year, four of those in tournaments to Tiger Woods, Ernie Els won the International in Castle Rock, Colorado.
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Using the modified scoring system, Els started the day with an 8 point lead.
But Phil Mickelson, who picked up 12 points on the day, rolls in this eagle putt on the 17-th hole cutting Ernies lead down to 3 points.
Els birdied, 14, 16 and 17 and he rolled in this par putt at 18 to win the tournament with a record 48 points, 4 points better than Mickelson.
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((ERNIE ELS/THE INTERNATIONAL WINNER: I KNEW THAT EVEN THOUGH I THINK I MADE A REALLY CLUTCH PUTT ON 14 WHEN HE KNOCKED IT ON THE GREEN IN TWO AND EVEN WHEN I MADE MY BIRDIE AT 16 I KNEW 17 WAS DOWN WIND AND HE HAD AN EAGLE OPPORTUNITY AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.))
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[OUT Q=....what he did.]
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Stuart Appleby was third with 41. [GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]