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Next on News 7-
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A car accident traps two people in Southside-
In Roanoke a tree comes crashes down- right into one families house.
And a Roanoke family blames police for their son's death.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus could aspirin help prevent prostate cancer?
The stories next on News 7.

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((ALL I'M DEMANDING IS THE TRUTH.))
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Family members of the Roanoke man killed in a traffic accident are blaming police
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.[Minor-Relatives]


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The accident happened earlier this month at the corner of 11-th and Hanover.
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James (Mickey) "Meekey" Minor died when his motorcycle collided with a car.
Roanoke Police admit they were pursuing Minor the morning of the crash but say they broke off the chase well before the accident.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Today-- Minor's aunt and brothers spoke with NEWS 7.
They say they've had problems with Roanoke police for years... and believe the accident was a vendetta against their family.
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[SOT 00:28:00/00:21:39 ]
[IN Q=What is it]

((ERIC MINOR/BROTHER: WHAT IS IT, IS IT OPEN SEASON ON THE MINORS I THINK SO, I JUST WISH IT HAD STOPPED BEFORE IT EVER CAME TO MICKEY, IF THEY WANTED ME, THEY SHOULD'VE DEALT WITH ME. MARGARET PATTERSON/AUNT: ALL I WANT IS ANSWERS, ALL I NEED IS JUSTICE, PLEASE HELP ME GET IT.))
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Family members say people, who would NOT reveal their names, have approached them saying police did NOT break off the chase and that the officer actually struck Minor's motorcycle.
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Roanoke police say the allegations are false... and that the city will reveal evidence later this week that will exonerate the department.
They also note that about two weeks before his death-- Minor was arrested for eluding police and driving on a suspe

nded license.[Race-relations]


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Minor's family says this is not a racial issue.
At the same time today, city officials renewed their commitment to better race relations in the city by joining 200 cities recognizing "Un-doing Racism" day.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mayor Ralph Smith and Council Member Bill Bestpitch today offered their promise to promote positive relationships among races in the city.
Bestpitch says the city has a long way to go in its fight to end racism.
But, he says, things are happening.
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[IN Q=The city has]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE CITY HAS ALSO DONE SEVERAL WORKSHOPS ON PROMOTING MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION WITHIN THE CITY. SO THINGS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE.))
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[OUT Q=going to continue.]
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Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference came to hear the city's resolution.
They say the resolution is a positive step toward reaching a racial understanding.
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[Pitts-Ax]


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A Pittsylvania County accident trapped two people for nearly an hour.
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It happened around seven tonight on Route 29 near Chatham.
A car and S-U-V were involved.
Two people were trapped in the car and were taken to Danville Regional Medical Center, as was one person in the jeep.
No word on the severity of their injuries. Their names are not being released.
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[Tree-House]


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Three people have to find somewhere else to sleep tonight, after an Oak tree, 100 feet tall, crashed through the roof of their homes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened around 6:30 on Elm Avenue. The Roanoke Fire Department says the owner of the duplex, 61-year old Brent Miller, was home, and heard the tree falling. He got out of the home safely. His wife wasn't home at the time. Miller's 73 year old mother law was outside in the yard- but she wasn't hurt. Officials say the tree's 18-foot root base was rotten, which is why the tree fell over. Damage is estimated at 25-thousand dollars.
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[Lotto-Virginia]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***] Tonight's the first drawing of the Virginia Lottery's new game: Lotto Virginia. It replaces the ten-year-old "Lotto" game. Meredyth Censullo reports, Lotto Virginia is drawing a "lot" of players tonight.
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((LOTTO COMMERCIAL: WHERE IS LOTTO VIRGINIA? CAN I TALK TO YOU BACK HERE? JUST A MOMENT. COME ON.)) [RUNS:05]
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Plenty of folks in Roanoke have "found" Lotto Virginia - at this E-Z-N on Brambleton Avenue.

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((IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S ENTICED PEOPLE TO PLAY MORE.)) [RUNS:02]
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To play, or at the very least return, their old kicker tickets.

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((DO YOU HAVE A NEW ONE? THIS IS NOT A NEW ONE. YES, THE NEW ONE'S AT THE BACK.)) [RUNS:03]
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The new ones have 3 extra numbers to choose from...Some folks aren't too happy about that.

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((TOM HAWES: I DON'T LIKE THAT AT ALL - I DON'T HAVE NO CHANCE TO WIN THEN. (LAUGHS). )) [RUNS:04]
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((DISENCHANTMENT AMONG LOTTERY PLAYERS WITH THE OLD LOTTO'S ONE-TO-TEN MILLION JACKPOT LED TO A DECREASE IN TICKET SALES. SO LADY LUCK HAS GOTTEN A MAKEOVER.)) [RUNS:10]
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[NAT TICKET @ 1:22:38]
Lotto Virginia's jackpot pays up to 30-million greenbacks. A number that sweetens the pot at little more.

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((AL WILMER: WHEN IT GETS BIGGER, WE'LL PROBABLY INVEST A LITTLE MORE.)) [RUNS:04]
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That's what the Virginia Lottery is looking for. And from the scene here at the E-Z-N, their new strategy is working.

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((BETHANY HOLBERT: EVERYBODY'S JUST BEEN REAL EXCITED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT...EVERYBODY THINKS THEY'RE GONNA WIN (LAUGHS.) )) [RUNS:06]
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And they hope that with this new game, luck will be on their side, even if the odds aren't. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke. ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Of course we'll have all of tonight's winning numbers a little later in the newscast.

[County-Police]


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Some of the violent situations police officers encounter are caused by a person suffering from a mental illness.
But the violence can be avoided with the proper training, that's what the Roanoke County Police Department told mental health professionals tonight.
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Roanoke County is starting a new program called Crisis Intervention Team.
C-I-T is an intense training program that educates officers about mental illness and the effects some medicines can have on behavior.
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C-I-T also creates a partnership between the police and mental health care providers which they say better serves the community.
The County has invited members of Roanoke City, Salem, and Vinton law enforcement agencies to take part in the week long training program in October.
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[London-Blast]


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Police now confirm there's been at least one explosion at the M-I Six Intelligence service headquarters in Central London-
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The British Government says no one was hurt or killed- Police say there's limited damage.
The building is not far from the Houses of Parliament- it was featured in the James Bond Movie- The world is not Enough.
Some witnesses report hearing two loud bangs. One witness tells the B-B-C that he saw a flash of light coming from the top of the building.
The cause of the blast is not known.
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[Aspirin-Cancer]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Aspirin may help fight prostate cancer- That's the finding of researchers in Britain.
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[SUPER=03-London, England;]


The research at London's Hammersmith Hospital suggests aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs may prevent the grown of a fat that causes cancer to spread.
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((DR. PAUL ABEL/AUTHOR OF STUDY: WE FOUND A WAY WHY FATS MIGHT CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CANCER. THE ENZYME THAT STIMULATES THIS DEVELOPMENT CAN BE CONTROLLED WITH ASPIRIN AND ASPIRIN LIKE DRUGS.))
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There is still no cure for cancer but researchers have found that aspirin could prevent thousands from dying.
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((DR. CHRIS HILEY/THE PROSTATE CANCER CHARITY: IT'S SOMETHING WE WELCOME BECAUSE ANYTHING TO DO WITH RESEARCH IN CANCER ADDS ANOTHER PIECE TO THE JIGSAW IS ALWAYS USEFUL TO SEE BUT AS TO HOW IT TRANSLATES TO WHAT MEN WITH PROSTATE CANCER HAVE AT THE MOMENT IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Chris Hiley/The Prostate Cancer Charity;]
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Doctors do warn patients not to take aspirin without medical supervision.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A sigh of relief from the Clintons-- the six year Whitewater investigation is over.
We'll have the details next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later- this playground game isn't just for kids anymore--
It's a kickball comeback-- for adults.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans its the middle of the week and here's what's happening Mike Stevens spent the day in Charlottesville at the VHSL redistricting meeting The Roanoke College men's soccer team protects its 17-th ranking in division three the Cleveland Indians are a half game ahead of Oakland in the American League wild card race and Troy Aikman will get the start this Sunday at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Whitewater]


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A six year investigation into the Whitewater land deal is over.
It shows the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that either the President or Mrs. Clinton knowingly participated in criminal conduct in the Whitewater deal.
As Phil Jones reports, the investigation cost more than 50 million dollars.
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(( NINE TIMES the statement used the word "insufficient" to describe the evidence on whether the Clintons gave false testimony about their knowledge and involvement. For Senate candidate Hillary Clinton the independent counsel's surrender was better than one of those big campaign contributions. HILLARY "I'M CONFIDENT THAT NOT ONLY HAVE NEW YORKERS AND AMERICANS MADE UP THEIR MINDS, BUT THAT THERE'S NOTHING TO REPORT." SHOTS OF SENATE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE Even Michael Chertoff, who was the Republican legal counsel for the Senate Whitewater investigation that ended four years ago, was critical of the Independent Counsel's office taking so long. CHERTOFF: I THINK THE TIME TO HAVE PERHAPS FISH OR CUT BAIT ON THIS WAS BACK IN 1997 OR 1998. I DON'T KNOW THAT MUCH WAS GAINED BY GOING ON FOR TWO MORE YEARS. Kenneth Starr, the former counsel who spent most of the money, was asked today to justify the cost. He passed the buck to the man who replaced him. KENNETH STARR: I THINK YOU SHOULD ADDRESS THOSE QUESTIONS TO THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL." Still to come, the decision on whether to seek an indictment of President Clinton, after he leaves office, for criminal charges in the Lewinsky sex and perjury scandal. Phil Jones, CBS News White House.))

[Mason-Dixon]


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The latest statewide poll shows Republican George W- Bush leading in the presidential race in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]

In a News7 Mason Dixon poll out today, Bush has the support of 49-percent of state voters, while 39-percent back Gore.
One percent are for Green Party nominee Ralph Nader, one percent support Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, and ten percent remain undecided.
The gender gap remains, with Bush winning an extra 21 percentage points among men and Gore leading by a one percent margin among women.
80 percent of black voters favor Gore. 57 percent of whites back Bush.
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[Cuba-Plane]


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Eight people who survived a Cuban plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico are being brought to the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Florida Coast;]


A ninth survivor is already in Key West being treated for injuries.
The Coast Guard says officials want to make sure the survivors are getting medical attention- but it's not known if they'll be allowed to stay in the U-S.
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((JOSE BASULTO/REFUGEE LEADER: I DON'T SEE WHY THE UNITED STATES, ACKNOWLEDGING THE FACT THESE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE VALID CASE OF PERSECUTION IF RETURNED TO CUBA AND SEND THEM BACK TO CUBA.))
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[OUT Q=to cuba. DOUBLE OUT!!!]
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The FBI says it doesn't know if the plane was hijacked- Agents still must interview the survivors.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Next on News 7, V-Dot has a new plan to fix the Commonwealth's highways.
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[VO-NAT]


And later breakfast turns out to be a tight squeeze, for a skunk.
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[Road-Plan]


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State cash for roads is being passed out and Northern Virginia gets about a third of the money.
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[VO-NAT]


But 90 stalled projects around the state have gotten a green light in Virginia's new 11-hundred project, six year transportation plan.
The 10 BILLION dollar plan represents the first time state general fund money goes to road, transit, port, and airport projects.
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[SOT 11:48:42]
[IN Q=It uses]

((CHIP NOTTINGHAM/VDOT COMMISSIONER: IT USES AND FACTORS IN THE ROLE OF INFLATION IN THE OUT YEARS. WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT. IT LESSENS THE POTENTIAL THAT WE'LL EVER HAVE TO GO BACK TO A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SAY SORRY THE NUMBER CHANGED. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO DO YOUR PROJECT NEXT YEAR AS WE THOUGHT. SO THOSE SITUATIONS WE HOPE TO PUT WAY BACK IN OUR HISTORY AND MOVE ON TO A BRIGHT FUTURE OF SOLID PLANNING, REAL NUMBERS.))
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[OUT Q=solid planning, real numbers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Just this week, V-DOT announced the state's biggest road project, the Springfield Mixing Bowl, was now 54 percent more expensive than the public was told two years ago.
The public gets a say on the new "six-year plan" in public hearings in Roanoke and Richmond on October 5th.
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[Kickball]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You probably remember playing it as a child- now this child's game is winning an adult following in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
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Kickball is making a comeback with a group of young professionals there.
The playground sport combines the rules of softball and dodgeball.
Virginia Tech graduate Heather McElrath started the group after hearing about others in northern Virginia and Washington, D-C.
Participants say the game is a perfect combination of fun and exercise... and it's better the second time around.


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[10:58 - 11:08] ((HEATHER McELRATH: THERE'S NO STRESS. THERE'S LITTLE COMPETITION. IT'S JUST A LOT MORE FUN. AND SUPPOSEDLY IT DOESN'T TAKE AS MUCH ENERGY. I DON'T QUITE BELIEVE THAT ONE YET.)) [13:58 - 14:05] ((WINSTON MATTHEWS: THE BALL IS A LOT SMALLER, THE BASES ARE A LOT EASIER TO RUN TO AND I'M A LITTLE BIT MORE SCARED WHEN PEOPLE THROW THE BALL AT ME.))
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[SUPER=01-Winston Matthews/Kickball Enthusiast; :11]
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There are ten players in Blacksburg- but organizers say they need more teams to they can compete.
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[S-Extra]


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[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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The Virginia High School League held its redistricting meeting in Charlottesville today the Roanoke men's soccer team remains undefeated and Troy Aikman is scheduled to start for the Cowboys this Sunday.
But first out Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NFL; :]


Bills Rookie linebacker Corey Moore will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Coach Wade Philips says the former Virginia Tech standout was hurt Sunday while covering a punt in the loss to the New York Jets. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-VHSL]


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Later today in Charlottesville, The Virginia High School Leagues executive committee will vote on which high schools will be on the move next year.
Mike Stevens has details of yesterday's meeting.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Hale/Pulaski Co. Principal; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ken Tilley/VHSL Executive Director; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Rose Flaugher/E. C. Glass Athletic Director; 1:40]
[SUPER=01-Don Thompson/Halifax Athletic Director; 1:49]
[SUPER=01-John Vasvary/Brookville Athletic Director; 2:00]
[SUPER=01-Vern Barker/G. W. Athletic Director; 2:30]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-64 tc 2:00:43]
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Roanoke College is put its national ranking on the line in Bridgewater yesterday.
The Maroons are ranked 17th in Division Three men's soccer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Roanoke has jumped out to a six and oh start this season. The Maroons are just two wins away from their total number of victories in the 1999 campaign.
It might surprise some since the 2000 team only has three seniors.
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[super=01-Scott Allison/Roanoke Head Coach; :12]
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[VO-NAT]


The Maroons beat Bridgewater yesterday 8 to nothing.
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[S-Orioles]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Chuck McElroy pitched 5 strong innings in his first Major League Start and the Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland 2 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS; :]


Orioles manager Mike Hargrove watching the team go to work.
Brook Fordyce put the Orioles on the board in the bottom of the second he sends this pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer to make it 2 to nothing O's.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/2/Oakland/0/;]


McElroy had 603 appearances in relief, a record before his first start and the Orioles backed him up with the 2 to nothing win.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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The Cleveland Indians have a half game lead in the American League wild card race with Oakland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NESN; :]


Charlie Manuel hanging out before the game.
In the top of the first, Roberto Alomar singles to right field Kenny Lofton scores the run but Alomar is thrown out trying to stretch the single into a double.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/2/Boston/1/;]


The Indians sealed the win in the top of the ninth when Lofton hits this solo homer over the right field wall Cleveland wins it 2 to one.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The VHSL will vote on its redistricting today. More later on Mornin.

[S-Aikman]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 (1:38:22)]
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Dallas Quarterback Troy Aikman was cleared today and he could start Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


Aikman practiced today and said he expects to be in the starting lineup.
He has not played since the opening game 41 to 14 loss to Philadelphia missing two games including Monday night's 27 to 21 win at Washington.
The Cowboys put in a game plan on Tuesday suited to Aikman's abilities and not those of Randall Cunningham who started in the Cowboys win over the Redskins.
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[Skunk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A lone Wal-Mart customer needed a little extra help this morning.
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[SUPER=75-Pittsfield, MA]


A baby skunk was rummaging in the Massachusetts parking lot looking for breakfast.
He found a yoplait yogurt container-- it was just a little too small for his head.
Animal Control rescued the little guy but instead of thumbs-up thanks the little critter bid a special "tails-up" adieu.
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