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Coming up on News 7-
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It's no day off for politicians- We'll check in on the candidates on this Labor Day-
A fiery crash in Chicago- leaves several people dead-
Plus an update on the overweight girl taken from home- authorities say her mother fed her too much.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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((GEORGE BUSH: THERES ADAM CLYMER, MAJOR LEAGUE ----FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES.))

((CHEYNEY: OH YEAH, HE IS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Presidential candidate George W. Bush accidentally spices up a campaign appearance calling a reporter a name- when the mic was on.
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[Campaign]


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The slip-up happened during a campaign stop.
Labor Day is the traditional start of the Presidential campaign season - Both Bush and Al Gore and Bush were out to pick up some votes today.
As Lee Cowan reports, a lot was said - including things not meant to be heard by everyone.
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((
For both George W. Bush and AL Gore -- Labor Day meant LABORING. With both candidates in a dead heat, the pressure is on, and mistakes are being made.

In Chicago, George W. Bush -- who has campaigned on bringing civility back to politics -- was apparently oblivious to an open microphone, and said THIS about a critical New York Times reporter. GEORGE W. BUSH:
"There's Adam Clymer, major league #$hole for the New York Times.

Cheney: Oh yeah, big time."
When his running mate AGREED with the remark -- it only hightened a campaign mis-step the Gore camp says is the sign of a desperate candidate. CHRIS LEHANE, GORE SPOKESMAN: "In the face of his declining poll numbers and the pressure of the fall campaign, the Governor's conduct is both unfortuante, and very curious."
It comes just a day after Bush announced he would only accept ONE of three debates proposed by a bi-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates.
Instead he proposed two of his own -- one on NBC, one on CNN -- both shorter and both likely to have a smaller TV audience. GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: "My opponent says he will debate anytime anyplace."
Gore, who was in the middle of a marathon 27 hour Labor Day campaign swing, admits he DID say that. But now says he'll comply only if Bush agrees to comply with tradition. AL GORE-DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: "Why not just accept the Commission debates? The bi-partisan forums that his dad accepted, that Bob Dole accepted, that every candidate has accepted at least since '88 and many before that."
Bush says Gore is bound by his word to show up. But the Debate Commision hasn't agreed to Bush's "one only" plan -- leaving it up to the two campaigns to figure out what's next. Lee Cowan, CBS News Washington.))




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Chuck Robb and George Allen have been courting Virginia voters for weeks, but now their Senate campaigns are shifting into high gear.
Both men were in Buena Vista today for the city's Labor Day celebration. Joe Dashiell reports they sparred over competing claims.
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((Buena Vista's labor day tradition was hard labor on a hot and humid holiday.
But Rockbridge County turned out for an annual event that has become a regular stop for candidates seeking statewide office. [NAT SOUND OF ALLEN]
George and Susan Allen lead the charge through downtown... Chuck and Lynda Robb were a few blocks behind. [NAT SOUND OF ROBB]
With recent polls giving Allen the edge, the Republican former Governor says he is pleased, but not complacent.


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The Democratic incumbent says he's confident the tide will turn...
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And both men say they hope the voters will disregard what they describe as lies and distortions in their opponents' campaign ads.
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((CREDIBILITY HAS BECOME A SERIOUS ISSUE, BECAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE CREDIBILITY WITH THE OTHER SENATORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND IF YOU CONSISTENTLY MISREPRESENT YOUR OPPONENTS' RECORD OR MISREPRESENT THE FACTS, THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET BACK.)) ((AND WE'VE ALREADY SEEN SINCE MAY, THEY'VE BEEN RUNNING THESE DISTORTION CAMPAIGN ADS UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THEY'LL BECOME MORE DESPERATE. THERE WILL BE MORE DISTORTIONS, MORE FALSEHOODS AND SCARE TACTICS, TRYING TO PUT FEAR INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.))
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With nine weeks left in the campaign, the candidates will meet again. They have one debate behind them, but three more scheduled before election day.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista))
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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Three former presidents were a part of Buena Vista's labor day festivities today ..
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The concrete busts of Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor are visible for miles from their perch atop Glen Maury Park.
A steady stream of visitors took in the new attraction today... and many said they hope it becomes a permanent addition to their city.
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((I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS. I DIDN'T SEE THE ARTICLE, I JUST HEARD FROM FRIENDS THEY WERE GOING TO BE HERE, AND I THOUGHT I'D COME UP AND LOOK AT 'EM WHILE THEY WERE HERE.)) ((I'D LIKE TO SEE 'EM WITH THE REST OF THE HEADS FOR SURE. I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY THERE WERE, BUT I REMEMBER THERE WERE MORE, BUT YEAH I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM ALL TOGETHER. IT WOULD BE NICE FOR US TO GET THEM IN BUENA VISTA.))
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A developer still hopes to build President's Park in York County...
So no one knows how long Lincoln, Harrison and Taylor will stay in Buena Vista.
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[Clement]


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Danville Delegate Whitt Clement may withdraw from the Lieutenant Governor's race before it even starts.
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After front-runner Emily Couric was diagnosed with cancer, and dropped out of the Democratic field,
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Clement was one of several potential candidates to express interest.
Here's what he said two weeks ago.
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: I HAVE BEEN VERY FLATTERED, I HAVE GIVEN IT SOME THOUGHT. BUT I AM IN NO POSITION AT ALL TO MAKE A DECISION.))
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But now, Clement's expressing reservations about the demands of a statewide campaign.
That's despite political analyst Larry Sabato's analysis of his chances in a Democratic primary next spring.
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((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: IN A FOUR OR FIVE WAY RACE, YOU CAN WIN THE ELECTION WITH 20, 25, 30 PERCENT OF THE VOTE. YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER CONSERVATIVE, RURAL COALITIONS FROM JUST THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE AND POTENTIALLY WIN.))
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The other Democrats who are still expressing interest in a bid for Lieutenant Governor are all from urban areas: Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld (GERALD) Jones, Newport News Delegate Alan (DI-mon-steen) Diamonstein, Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine, and Fairfax County Supervisors' Chairman Kate Hanley.



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Debate over corporal punishment goes to the public tomorrow. The state plans to hold a hearing about whether foster parents have the right to spank, shake or pinch children in their care.
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The social services board approved the idea a few months ago-
The public had no chance to comment before the board voted on the changes.
Some lawmakers thought that was wrong.
At least 25 people have signed up to speak.
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Even more Firestone tires are being recalled. That story is still ahead.
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And the parents of a 120-pound toddler fights to get their daughter back. The details are coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HAPPY LABOR DAY TO EVERYONE, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT AND THE WEATHER IS STILL WORKING EVERYONE OVER. THE FRANKLIN COUNTY/MAGNA VISTA FOOTBALL GAME IS POSTPONED AGAIN, PATRICK HENRY AND AMHERST PLAY AT RIVERS EDGE BECAUSE OF POOR FIELD CONDITIONS AT VICTORY STADIUM. UVA WOMENS BASKETBALL COACH DEBBIE RYAN HAS A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT AND MAJOR BASEBALL HIGHLIGHTS, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

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A fire in Ohio leaves a family of seven dead- but tonight authorities say the fire was set- and this may be a case of murder-suicide.
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Fire gutted the trailer home in the rural area of Noble County -
Seven family members - including five children - were killed.
Now authorities say at least two of the children were shot to death.
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((LANDON SMITH/NOBLE CO. SHERIFF: SOME OF THEM I FEEL WERE SHOT POINT FINGER AND SAYING WHO SHOT WHO SHOT AND WHO'S A VICTIM.))
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The Sheriff says whomever did the shooting set the fire after killing the others.
He says there had been no reports of violence at the house before- though the couple had been talking about divorce.
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[Chicago-Crash]


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The Holiday weekend was deadly on some roadways-
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Six people were killed when a car overturned and smashed into a concrete wall- bursting into flames
It happened on a Chicago expressway this morning-
Police say they don't know how it happened.
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[Firestone-Recall]


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Another recall by Bridgestone- Firestone
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The company today recalled 62-thousand tires made in Venezuela after they were suspected of causing fatal traffic accidents that killed 46 people.
Meanwhile the company is struggling to replace six and half million U-S made tires.
Meanwhile Congress will question both companies this week- to try and find out if they knew there was a tire problem and what they did about it.
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[Fat-Baby]


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A vigil tongiht for a child taken from her parents- because the state says the parents feed her too much.
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It's been ten days since Anna Maria Regino was taken from her home- But her parents are not giving up.
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Neither are her supporters who tonight held a vigil- They want the 3-year old out of foster care and back with her parents.
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((VIVIAN DOAK/FAMILY SUPPORTER: I THINK IT'S HORRIBLE. THAT'S WHY I STAYED INVOLVED. MY HEART WAS TORN OUT.))
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Anna Marie is three and half feet tall and weightsmore than 120 pounds.
A state affidavit claims her parents are endangering her life by not controlling her weight and exercise- as doctors had ordered.
The girls parents say their daughter's condition is complicated- and they've received conflicted advice on treatment.
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((ADELA MARTINEZ/MOTHER: WE'RE HOLDING UP. WE STILL HAVE OUR MOMENTS TIL SHE'S HOME IS WHEN WE'LL BE NORMAL AGAIN.))
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The girls mom has only been allowed to see her daughter twice in ten days- Adela Martinez will go to court this week to try and get her daughter back.
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Still ahead on News 7 - the local Red Cross issues another plea for life saving blood ..
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And little boy is hurt in Sundays quake in California. Tonight his father talks about what happened.
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((FOR ANY PARENT TO SEE THEIR KID IN THAT SHAPE.. IT'S PRETTY SHOCKING.))
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We'll hear more coming up next on News 7-
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The start of September is often a critical time for the American Red Cross.
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The organization says fewer people donate blood during the warmer months because of vacations and other summer activities.
And local Red Cross officials say this year is no different.
The local American Red Cross, which serves 43 counties, is below emergency levels.
The organization's goal is to have a three day supply of blood on hand... right now less than a one day supply is in stock.
Other factors have also contributed to the shortage.
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((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: SOME OF OUR BEST DONORS OVER THE YEARS ARE THE OLDER FOLKS THAT ARE MILITARY VETERANS, WITH MANY OF THEM UNABLE TO GIVE BLOOD NOW, WE HAVE TO LOOK TO THE YOUNGER FOLKS TO STEP UP AND DO THEIR PART AS A VOLUNTEER IN THEIR COMMUNITY.))
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Several blood drives are scheduled throughout the viewing area this week... including at Virginia Tech.
You can donate at Squires Student Center from ten until four P-M... Tuesday through Thursday.
For details on other locations... call 1-800- GIVE-LIFE.
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[Quake-folo]


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A five year old is in critical condition after yesterday's earthquake in California.
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Nathan Schank was injured when blocks from the family fireplace fell on top of him.
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((DELMAR SCHANK/VICTIM'S FATHER: ALL I SAW WAS OUR REFRIGERATOR DOOR MOVED.. FOOD WAS ALL OVER.. I IMMEDIATELY RAN OVER TO CHECK ON THE KIDS. ALL I SAW WAS ABOVE THE MANTLE THE BRICKS WERE MISSING.. AND LAYING ON THE GROUND WHERE THE KIDS HAD BEEN SLEEPING.))
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Doctors say the boy will need more surgery once he stabilizes.
[Super=03-Napa, CA;]


Meanwhile others are cleaning up after the five point two earthquake.
It hit early yesterday morning- causing an estimated 15-million dollars in structural damage-
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[Church-Clock]


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A downtown Roanoke landmark took a licking - and it's clock stopped ticking.
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The clock in the tower at Greene Memorial "United Methodist" Church has been broken for a week.
It was damaged in a storm that struck the same night the Virginia Tech football game was rained out.
Church officials aren't sure if lightning hit the steeple. But there was some type of power surge that night.
The repairman who works on the clock is supposed to arrive this week.
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The weather continues to play havoc in the sporting world both here and nationally. Highlights of a soggy Franklin County/Magna Vista game to come in sports.
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Fans quickly left the stadium seating at the U.S. Open as play was delayed during the Pete Sampras match on day eight today.
The weather did not do in fourth seeded Mary Pierce, but a sore shoulder did as she forfeited her fourth round match to Anke Huber after losing the first set 6-4
and Serena Williams advances, winning in two sets 7-6 and 6-love.
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[S-Eagles]


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The weather has made trouble for several of our Friday Football Extra teams so far this season, but know one has had more headaches over rain, and lightning than Franklin County.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Warriors vs. eagles; :00]


The Eagles came out fired up, hoping to get in their previously postponed game with Magna Vista under dark skies.
In the first quarter, with 10 minutes left, Magna Vista half back Louis Taylor takes the ball deep in his own territory and goes around the right side and he's gonna escape the Eagles defense for a long touchdown run.
Then the rain and lightning hit.
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[VO-NAT]


The stands would soon empty as fans made their way to the parking lot of the concession stand to find shelter under the overhang. The field and surrounding areas were soon water logged and the game was called around 8:45, still in the first quarter.
The game will be made up tomorrow at 5pm at Franklin County. The game will begin where play was stopped.

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Weather also added to the Patrick Henry/Amherst football game soggy saga today. That game was postponed Friday night due to weather and poor field conditions at Victory Stadium and was played at Rivers Edge today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Lancers vs. Patriots; :00]


After a scoreless first half, Jeff Johnson would get his Patriots going first in the third quarter. Jermaine Myers would break free from the line and scoot down field, out running the Lancers defense to set up Patrick Henry's first touchdown of the day.
Then, Maurice Robinson drops the ball, picks it back up and runs it in from 15 yards out and PH led 6-nothing in the third.
Myers finds daylight again, bursting through the line on his way to a 66 yard touchdown gallop up the right side of the field and Patrick Henry had the game in hand, making a two point conversion to go up 14 nothing.
Amherst comes right back on it's next possession as quarterback Chris Williams hits Brian McPherson, he takes the ro
ck and breaks a few tackles and is on his way [SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/14/Amherst/12;]to a 64 yard touchdown jaunt with

just over two minutes left in the third.
With three and a half minutes left in the game, Kionne Dixon scores from three yards out to make it 14-12.
But PH stops to two point conversion and improves to 2 and OH with the win.
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((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY FOOTBALL COACH:)) ((MICKEY CROUCH/AMHERST FOOTBALL COACH:))
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[S-Mud]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Now the reason the game was NOT played at Victory Stadium is that the Roanoke City Parks and Recreation department felt the field was too wet.
There were some places that had water spots but the process of getting the game moved was tough on Patrick Henry.
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The Rivers Edge field was not much better and in some areas much worse and PH could not charge admission and lost five thousand dollars.
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[S-Skins]


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Stephen Davis and the Redskins reached a contract agreement today.
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The deal is worth 90 million dollars over 9 years, He registerd 133-yards rushing and 1 touchdown yesterday against the Panthers.
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The Virginia Cavaliers will look for their first win of their young football season this Saturday against Richmond.

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The Spiders will meet a team that is coming off a sour 38-35 overtime loss to BYU. The Cavs built a 21 point halftime lead only to watch it evaporate in the second half. In other words, watch out Richmond.
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One basketball note. University of Virginia Women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan released a statement today about the cancerous tumor she recently had removed from her pancreas.
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Ryan noted that the tumor luckily hadn't spread through her body. All follow-up tests have been normal, and she will be back to the team full time within three weeks and will be in the office some this week.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats best of three game Carolina League opening playoff series against the Frederick Keys was delayed nearly two hours tonight. The game began at nine pm. Rain was the reason. Right now, the game is in the top of the ninth and the Hillcats arre leading 2-1.

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The Central Division leading Chicago White Sox had their hands full today with Texas.
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Sox fans always juiced but the Rangers would try and ruin the party. Gabe Kapler rocks this pitch over the left field fence, this ball gets out quick. The solo shot closed Chicago's lead to 2-1 in the top of the fourth.
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e 5-4 win, snapping the White Sox five game winning streak.
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One final scheduling note, due to poor field conditions at Virginia Tech, because of the weather, the Virginia Tech men's soccer game against Radford has been re-scheduled for tomorrow night at seven at Radford. The Hokies field is unplayable.
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The Lady Highlanders game against the Lady Hokies has also been moved from Tech to Radford. That game is now Wednesday at four.
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Finally, The Roanoke Stars U-18 boys soccer team won the Atlanta Cup beating three time defending state champion Virginia Beach 2-nothing in the finals. Glen Grunewald and Stuart Dowling scored the goals.

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