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Coming up on News 7-
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A biology book is back in the headlines.
Lynchburg's school board makes another vote on the controversial picture.
Did Social Services wait too long to help a sick woman neglected by her husband?
And a baby stolen in a car jacking is reunited with his mother.
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News 7 is next.

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((JULIE DOYLE/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AS THE MOTHER OF A YOUNG SON, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE MESSAGE THAT WE ARE SENDING BOYS THAT THEY CAN'T BE TRUSTED TO LEARN ABOUT THE FEMALE ANATOMY IN AN ACADEMIC SETTING.))
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The Lynchburg school board does an about- face tonight and votes to KEEP a controversial diagram in a high school biology book.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[L'burg-Schools]


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Were they prudes or were they protecting students when the Lynchburg school board voted to block a depiction of female anatomy from a high school textbook?
In the face of growing criticism, the board reversed that decision tonight.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Wayne Brindle/School Board Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Mack Frankfort/School Board Member; :33]
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[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman; :55]
[SUPER=01-John Nye/Biology Teacher; 1:10]
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((THIS BOARD DID NOT BRING EMBARASSMENT OR NATIONAL ATTENTION TO LYNCHBURG ON THIS MATTER..))
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But the decision two weeks ago DID create a firestorm of controversy.. it seemed everyone had an opinion about a single picture from a 500-page textbook: one that showed a frontal view of female genitalia, and one that some board members still feel is too graphic for high school students.
[SOT 00:53:12]

((WAYNE BRINDLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WHEN DOES A PORNOGRAPHIC PICTURE BECOME AN ANATOMICAL DIAGRAM? WHEN LABELS ARE ADDED TO IT? WHEN IT'S MOVED FROM A MEN'S MAGAZINE TO A BIOLOGY TEXTBOOK?))
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((MACK FRANKFORT/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS IS AN ANATOMICAL ILLUSION THAT I BELIEVE BELONGS IN A WONDERFUL TEXTBOOK.. I DON'T SEE IT AS PORNOGRAPHIC OR SUGGESTIVE.))
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So before a packed room the board voted 5- to- 4 to keep the book AND the picture.. and not to get into the business of cutting and pasting academic material.
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((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: TO DO SO OPENS THE DOOR TO A MULTITUDE OF INTEREST GROUPS WHO, FOR INNUMERABLE REASONS, MAY OBJECT TO A PARTICULAR PART OF A SCIENTIFIC OR HISTORIC OR LITERARY WORK.))
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Biology teacher John Nye says he doesn't expect any problems once the book actually arrives in his class.
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((JOHN NYE/BIOLOGY TEACHER: I HAVEN'T HAD ANY STUDENT COME TO ME AT ANY TIME OPPOSED TO HAVING ANY TYPE OF DIAGRAM LIKE THIS IN, I'VE HAD QUITE A FEW ACTUALLY SAY IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT IT'S EVEN GONE TO THIS LEVEL.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[County-Fire]


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Fire damaged a home tonight in western Roanoke County.
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Units from the Fort Lewis, Masons Cove and Elliston Volunteer Fire Departments responded to West River Road around 7:30 tonight.
Firefighters found heavy flames in the basement, but were able to control the fire quickly.
No one was injured. And there's no word yet from investigators on the probable cause.
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[Stolbun]


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Elizabeth Stolbun died in November - after she was found in her home, covered in urine, blisters and vomit. The Henry County-Martinsville Department of Social Services has released the results of an internal investigation into the agency's handling of her case.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom]


Meredyth Censullo obtained a copy of that report...
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Jean, Social services came under fire from some Martinsville residents, who said the department waited too long to save Stolbun from abuse and neglect, at the hands of her husband. But Social Services say they followed standard procedure in handling the case.
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[SUPER=01-Don Thomas/Social Services Board Chairman;:23]
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((The report says a concern about Stolbun's welfare was considered a non-emergency complaint. State regulations require the department had to look into that concern within five days. The report says Social Worker Ronda Handy made several attempts to gain entrance to the Stolbun home - the first two days after the complaint was filed.

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((DON THOMAS: THERE WERE THREE EFFORTS, THREE HOME VISITS AND SHE WAS NEVER ABLE TO GAIN ENTRANCE IN ANY OF THE THREE ATTEMPTS.))
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The report says on November 16th, Handy verbally requested a court order to enter the Stolbun home, but because of a miscommunication between her and the department's Attorney, Robert Haley, that court order wasn't obtained until a week later.
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((THERE WAS NO FAULT TO BE LAID ON ANYONE. IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF MISCOMMUNICATION, NOT FOLLOWING CERTAIN ORDER.))
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Social Workers took Stolbun from the home, with her permission. She later died at a hospital.
[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] As a result of this case, Social Services has implemented strategies to prevent future miscommunication. All requests for legal assistance must be submitted in writing to their attorney. The department will conduct an internal investigation within five days any time a case involves a death by abuse or neglect. And Social services will initiate a program to educate the public about the department's services.))
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Social Services says the report was completed last month - but they waited to release it until after the trial of Stolbun's husband.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom]

Paul Stolbun was found guilty of depriving his wife of water, food and medicine earlier this month.

[Firestone]


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More deaths have been linked to recalled Firestone tires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Federal Government says 15 more deaths have been associated with the tires- raising the suspected death toll to 103.
More than 400 injuries have also been reported.
The tires have had problems with tread separation and blowouts. Some six and half million Firestones are being recalled.
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[VO-NAT]
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And Firestone isn't the only tire maker with troubles- Another company is recalling 160 thousand tires because of tread separation.
Nearly 40-thousand 1998 and 1999 Lincoln Navigators are equipped with the 16 inch Conti-Track A-S series.
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((BERNARD FRANGENBERG/CONTINENTAL TIRE PRESIDENT: THE DATA SHOWS RIDE PROBLEMS, NOISE, VIBRATION WHICH IN SOME CASES CAN LEAD TO SEGMENTS OF THE TREAD COMING OFF.))
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The problems first surfaced more than a year ago when a Ford service director in Saudi Arabia notified Ford about accidents involving tread separations on the Continental tires.
Continental says there have been no reports of drivers losing control because of problems with its tires.
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[Minor-Council]


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Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham says she wants to move quickly to clear the air following allegations of police misconduct.
Today, she promised an independent review of citizens concerns.
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[SUPER=04-Roanoke Valley Television;]


Burcham's comments follow a heated city council meeting Monday night.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Speakers demanded an investigation of the recent motorcycle accident that killed 31- year- old James Minor. Police had pursued Minor, but say they broke off the chase well before the accident.
Once the police investigation is complete, Burcham says she will share the results with Minor's family, and then with a group of local ministers.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM: I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRUTH COMES OUT. AND THAT WE DEAL WITH THE TRUTH WHATEVER THE TRUTH IS. AND IF WE AS A CITY NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO THINGS, OR IF CITIZENS NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY DO THINGS FOR THIS TO BE A SAFER CITY, THEN I THINK WE ALL NEED TO STRIVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT TRUTH IS AND DO SOMETHING WITH THAT INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
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Burcham says she expects the police investigation to be completed by the end of this week.
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[Police-Chase]


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The President of the Roanoke Chapter of the N-double-A-C-P is eager to set the record straight... so the community can move on.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Reverend Carl Tinsley says he's been in touch with both the police chief and city manager in hopes of clearing the air.
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[SOT 22:11:11]
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((REV. CARL TINSLEY/NAACP PRESIDENT: MAYBE THEIR INVESTIGATION WAS DONE RIGHT AND EVERYTHING WAS UP AND ABOVE BUT AS LONG AS THERE'S THAT PERCEPTION BECAUSE THAT'S A REALITY TO SOME PEOPLE AND THEY'RE THE BEST TO DEAL WITH THAT BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/NAACP President;]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Donald Stokes says he knows what happened.
Stokes was behind the wheel of the car that James Minor struck at the intersection of eleventh and Hanover.
He says he passed a patrol car on Hanover just before the accident.
But Stokes says the officer was not chasing Minor.
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((DONALD STOKES/WITNESS: IT HAPPENED THE WAY I SAID IT AND IF THEY GOT ANY DISCREPANCIES THEN THEY NEED TO TAKE IT TO COURT AND NEED ME TO BE A WITNESS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.))
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Stokes says after the accident he asked some nearby residents to call 9-1-1.
He says police arrived about three minutes later.
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Still ahead on News 7, the latest on a Cuban plane that went down off the coast of Florida.
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And find out why new regulations are making it tougher for Smith Mountain landowners to make changes to their property.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY FOLKS, STEVE MASON BRING YOU SPORTS TONIGHT AND WE WILL CHECK OUT FOUR HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS ON GIRLS HOOPS NIGHT OUT. KYLE PETTY AND JEFF BURTON TESTED AT MARTINSVILLE TODAY, NORV SHOWS HIS NERVE IN MEETING THE MEDIA TODAY, THE EXPRESS SIGNS A FINESSE PLAYER WHO WILL PLAY ON A TOUGH TEAM AND BIGGER TENNIS BALLS, WAIT AND SEE IN SPORTS.))

[Cuban-Plane]


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Investigators are trying to figure out what a Cuban family and some friends were planning when they allegedly snatched a plane and headed west- crashing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. Craig Quigley/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. Thad Allen/U. S. Coast Guard;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
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((By air .... and by sea.... A frantic effort to save the passengers of a plane from Cuba that went down in the Gulf of Mexico. The drama started at 845 am Tuesday morning. A Russian-made Antonov AN-2, a crop duster similar to this one, left Western Cuba with 10 people on board. But just 15 minutes into its flight something went wrong. Cuban Air Traffic Controllers warned U.S. officials that the plane had been hijacked. With the US scrambling F-15s into the air, the Pentagon feared the worst. REAR ADMIRAL CRAIG QUIGLEY, PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: "It's something that's clearly close and we just want to make sure we know who's out there and what their intentions are. " But CBS News has learned from Cuban - American sources that the plane was in fact STOLEN. Those sources say the pilot of the crop duster, 36 year old Angel Lenin, with his wife and two children STOLE the airplane and then flew to another airport to pick up more people before trying to fly to Miami. What happened next is unclear, but more than three hours after the plane disappeared from radar, it was found nearly 200 miles from Key West, in the Gulf of Mexico. Ten people were plucked from the warm, but choppy waters -- One person was dead, nine others survived-- three men, three women and three children. REAR ADM. THAD ALLEN, U.S. COAST GUARD. JENNIFER JONES.))

[Williamson-Road]


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A new look is on the way for one of Roanoke's oldest commercial corridors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, city officials and business leaders broke ground on the first phase of improvements along Williamson Road.


The section between Orange Avenue and Wayne Street will serve as a model for the rest of the project which will require 17 million dollars over 20 years.
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((GENE MCGUIRE/WILLIAMSON ROAD AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF WILLIAMSON ROAD TO MAKE IT BE MORE BENEFICIAL AND MORE FAVORABLE TO THE BUSINESSES OF WILLIAMSON ROAD WHICH WILL DRAW MORE CUSTOMERS, MORE PEOPLE TO THE AREA TO SUPPORT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Gene McGuire/Williamson Rd. Area Bus. Assoc.]
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[OUT Q=more people to the area to support it.]
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The Williamson Road Corridor Improvement Project promises new sidewalks, curb and gutter repairs, more green space, lighting and landscaping.
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[Lotto-Virginia]


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Tickets went on sale Sunday.
The first drawing's tomorrow night.
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((WHERE IS LOTTO, VIRGINIA? LOTTO? VIRGINIA? YOU GUYS HAVE A CAR?))
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The ten year old Lotto game is now "Lotto Virginia."
But bigger jackpots mean it's harder to win.
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[SOT 04:53:28]
[IN Q=You know we]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: YOU KNOW, WE DID A LOT OF FOCUS GROUPS ABOUT THIS. WE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS. YOU COULD HAVE CHARGED TWO DOLLARS, GOTTEN THE SAME EFFECT, WITH ONE IN 7-POINT-1 MILLION ODDS. BUT WE DECIDED TO KEEP IT A DOLLAR. THE WHOLE IDEA BEING THAT LOTTERY PLAYS COST A DOLLAR. AND WE DECIDED TO GO THIS ROUTE.))
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The unpopular "Kicker" game is gone.
Now, you choose six numbers between one and 49.
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A car is stolen while a little baby sits in the back seat.
Find out how the story turns out when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later it's a 640-pound anniversary celebration at one of Virginia's most popular attractions.
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[Lake-Marina]


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County permits are no longer enough for a whole range of activities on Smith Mountain Lake. Now you need federal approval.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Richard Longenecker learned that the hard way. A-E-P, which runs the dam and controls lake levels, is suing him over camping trailers that A-E-P says would go underwater if the lake flooded. Similar campers have been here for decades with no problem.
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[SOT 10:03:13]
[IN Q=You usually]

((YOU USUALLY GOT A FOUR OR FIVE DAY AHEAD OF TIME, APCO WOULD CALL AND TELL YOU THE WATER WOULD RISE SIX INCHES TO A FOOT AND IT WAS NO PROBLEM. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE DO? JUST PULL THEIR CAMPERS OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Eaker/Former Marina Owner;]
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[OUT Q=just pull their campers out]
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[VO-NAT]

But now everything from docks and piers to embankments and excavation require federal permission, since the government strengthened A-E-P's license. A federal judge will decide the camper case but a court date has not yet been set.
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[Baby-stolen]


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It's a parent's worst nightmare- their baby stolen- after the family car was taken with the baby inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel]


But this story has a happy ending. The car with the three month old inside was found- after a phone-in tip to Israeli police.
Police found the baby before dawn- outside a Palestinian refugee camp near Jerusalem.
The car was taken in downtown Tel- Aviv last night- the baby's mother had left the keys in the ignition when she took the stroller out of the trunk.
The parents say they don't want police to track down suspects or press charges. In fact the parents have said they would offer their car as a gift to the thief.
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[S-Extra]


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Lots of sports for you tonight, including girls hoops highlights and major league baseball, but first our extra point.
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[vo-nat]
[super=76-File Tape; :00]

One racing note. Rayovac Corporation has announced that it will not extend it's primary sponsorship of Jason Jarrett's number 11 Rayovac Pontiac at the end of this Busch series year.
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[S-Hoops]


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Girls hoops teams all over the place opened district play last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Spartans vs. Cavaliers; :00]


We start in Daleville where Lord Botetourt took on rival Salem.
In the first quarter. The Lady Cavaliers Amber Graham drives to the iron and she makes good on the lay up to give Botetourt the early lead.
Salem answers. Jessica Hefner dishes to Michelle Hamilton and she goes hard to the hoop for two of he game high 25 on the night.
[SUPER=34-Salem/65/Lord Botetourt/33;]


The Graham sisters hook up on this play as Kristen gives to Amber for lay up, she led her team with 19.
Chassidy Martin then passes to Raven Stoval who scores and Salem's strong second half earned the Lady Spartans a 65-33 win.
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[S-Girls]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Highlanders; :00]


Over in Highlander Heaven, Glenvar welcomed James River to town.
In the third quarter, the Lady Knights Holley Hall makes good on the dish to Katie Moore who rips rope for James River.
[SUPER=34-Glenvar/54/James River/19;]


Glenvar comes right back. Allison Fashnagt (FAZZ-NAT) then passes to Sarah Frazier for and easy bucket to make the count ___to__.
The Lady Highlanders Amanda Kite is gonna score after some nifty passing, Glenvar rolls 54-19.
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[S-MLB]


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The race for post season spots is getting tighter in the majors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Mets vs. Braves; :00]

The Braves, however, keep widening the gap between themselves and the Mets. Jave Lopez gets things started with a triple that goes to the wall and scores Andres Gallaraga. After two innings Atlanta was up 7-nothing and extends it's lead over the Mets to 5 games with a 12-4 win.
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Astros vs. Cardinals;]


If the Cardinals beat the Astros and the outcome of the Cincinnati/San Francisco game goes their way, St. Louis wins the division.
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[S-Test]


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Winston Cup drivers invade Martinsville October 1st for the NAPA Auto Care 500.
Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton tested there yesterday. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Sprint Pontiac Driver; :29]
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Second In Points Race; 1:36]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Express]


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Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that the team has signed rookie defenseman Jeff Sproat. He's six foot-two and 200 pounds and has offensive skills that should gel with a tougher Express style of play in 2000.


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[S-Volley]


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The fifth annual U-S Cellular Volley in the Valley starts tomorrow and the event will feature the new Wilson Rally ball.
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[VO-NAT]


The Rally One is six percent larger and two grams lighter than the traditional tennis ball.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The hope is this ball will address the problem of shorter points and quicker games by slowing down the speed of tennis.
The tournament runs through Sunday at Hunting Hills Country Club. The proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse Roanoke Valley.
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[S-Skins]


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The Redskins head into this weekend's game against the undefeated New York Giants 1 and 2 after a 27-21 loss to Dallas last night.
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((NORV TURNER/REDSKINS HEAD COACH:))
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Turner also said, Brad Johnson will start over Jeff George this weekend against the Giants.

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Finally tonight-- a sweet 15-th anniversary for Potomac Mills.
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Northern Virginia's giant mall celebrated today by creating the world's biggest chocolate chip cookie.
The bakers from Mrs. Field's Cookies began working last evening.
172 man-hours later, the 15-square foot cookie was cut up and given to the first 500 customers.
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