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Next on News 7-
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Yet another deadly accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County- We'll have details.
While today money is approved to help improve the interstate-
And the president faces a lawsuit- We'll tell you what this one's about.
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Plus Tech BCA bowl- refund information
News 7 is next.
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Traffic backs up for miles after a deadly collission between a car and tractor trailer on Interstate 81.
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[81-Ax]


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A woman from Harrisonburg was killed this afternoon after she lost control of her car.
Witnesses say her car split in two when it hit a tractor-trailer headed the other direction.
Kate Weidaw was at the scene and has the details.
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((The south bound lanes of interstate 81 near Buchanan looked more like a parking lot than a highway Thursday afternoon. Around 4 o'clock 72 year old Juanita Clague from Harrisonburg was driving north when she lost control of her car.

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((SGT. PAUL DULANEY: WITNESSES STATED THE VEHICLE STARTED SWERVING AND THEN SHOT ACROSS THE MEDIAN INTO THE SOUTH BOUND LANE AND STRUCK THE TRACTOR TRAILER HEAD ON.))
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The Mercury then rolled and split into two. Police say Clague was killed instantly. The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with head injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. It took officials over three hours to clear the scene before traffic was back to normal. Kate Weidaw News7 Botetourt County.))

[Safety-Improvements]


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Fatal accidents are something VDOT hopes to reduce on the interstate with funding from a six year transportation plan.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./August 22]


Today the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved nearly 1 billion dollars in funding for projects on interstate 81 and Routes 58 and 220.
37 and a half million dollars will upgrade the interstate by installing median guardrails, additional rumble strips, and message boards.
Some folks believe improvements are needed but it's the drivers who have to be careful.
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((WILLIAM SANDERS/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: IF THEY'RE GOING TO WIDEN IT AND PUT THREE LANES ON IT YOU COULD PUT FIVE ON IT AND YOU'D STILL HAVE THE SAME MESS.))
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VDOT will hold a public hearing on the plan on October 5th at the Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke.
The transportation board will make a final decision on the plan October 19th and if it's approved it will go into effect November first.
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[Fifth-wheel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was last summer that three new Volvo truck tractors broke loose on the Interstate killing a truck driver in the on-coming lane of traffic.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 19, 1999]


The widow of Georgia trucker Robert (Ga-rard) Garrard went to court, hoping to prove that either negligence or defective equipment was to blame.
Now a federal judge has ruled it was neither.
Judge Sam Wilson found no proof of any defects in the "fifth wheel" and no evidence of negligence on the part of those who stacked the piggy-backed tractors at the Volvo terminal in Dublin.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/21/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Heating-Oil]


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Oil and water may not mix, but oil and politics do.
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Home heating oil prices are taking center stage in the Presidential Campaign.
Al Gore today called for the U-S to tap into the nation's strategic oil reserves.
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((IN THE FACE OF RISING PRICES OF GAS AND HOME HEATING OIL, I SUPPORT THE RELEASE FROM OUR NATIONAL STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE. WE OUGHT TO START WITH THE RELEASE OF FIVE MILLION BARRELS EACH.))
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Bush says the Strategic Oil Reserve is meant for sudden drops in the energy supply or for war.
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((THE STRATEGIC RESERVE SHOULD NOT BE USED AS AN ATTEMPT TO DRIVE DOWN OIL PRICES RIGHT BEFORE AN ELECTION. IT SHOULD NOT E USED FOR SHORT TERM POLITICAL GAIN AT THE COST OF LONG TERM NATIONAL SECURITY.))
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[vo-nat]
Bush says Gore actually opposed dipping into the reserve last winter- Bush says the solution is to expand gas and oil exploration in North America and expand the capacity of U-S refineries.
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[Mason-Dixon]


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In the race for U-S Senate- George Allen is ahead by seven points ...
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE ONE ]
Our latest Mason-Dixon/News 7 poll of likely voters shows Republican Allen with 48 percent over Democrat Chuck Robb's 41 percent support.
Eleven percent are still undecided.
The silver lining for Robb is that he's closed the gap three points over our July poll. [PINNACLE PAGE TWO]
From a regional standpoint, Robb is winning Northern Virginia, 52 to 38 percent.
The candidates are dead even in Hampton Roads, at 43 percent. [PINNACLE PAGE THREE]
But everywhere else in the state, George Allen's on top, including in the Roanoke and Southwest region.
He leads 54 to 35 percent.
In Lynchburg and Southside, Allen's up ten points over Robb, with a 49-39 split.
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Allen continues to have a big lead among men and white voters.
Robb has a big lead among black voters, and finally has eked out a six point advantage with women.

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The plane that crashed in downtown Lexington last month fell more than three thousand feet in twenty seconds- That's according to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board.
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The N-T-S-B says eight minutes before the crash, the pilot radioed the Roanoke Airport Air Control Tower to say his plane was losing altitude. Witnesses say the plane spiraled downward and came apart in mid-air. They say the wing fell off first. The front section of the plane, including its engine and the propeller, was buried in the sidewalk.
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The medical examiner says neither the pilot nor his passenger had alcohol or illegal drugs in their systems when they died. The N-T-S-B does not expect to determine a cause for the crash until next year.

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A new air traffic control tower is in the works for Roanoke's Regional Airport- The Federal Aviation Administration got the go-ahead for it.
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The new tower will give controllers a birds eye view of Woodrum field. The structure will rise almost 200 feet, the equivalent of a 15-story building with antennas on the roof.
Today, the Roanoke City Planning Commission gave its approval.
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((IT GIVES THE CONTROLLERS A LOT BETTER VISIBILITY THAN WHAT THEY HAVE TODAY. AND IT WILL PERMIT US TO DEVELOP SOME LAND THAT CURRENTLY WE CAN'T DEVELOP BECAUSE OF WHERE THE TOWER IS LOCATED.))
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The new tower will cost the F-A-A about eight and a half million dollars.
Construction should begin in February and the new tower could be ready for service in early 2003.

[Cancer-Walk]


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Tonight's "Light the Night Walk" raised nearly 58-thousand dollars to fight cancer.
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Hundreds of people walked two miles around South Roanoke.
The money raised will be used to fight blood-based cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Cancer survivors carried white balloons.
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((YOU NEVER KNOW FROM DAY TO DAY WHEN YOUR LIFE'S GOING TO BE TOUCHED BY THIS. WHETHER IT BE YOU HAVE CANCER YOURSELF OR YOUR LOVED ONES HAVE CANCER.))
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Six other Virginia cities and hundreds of communities across the country also held walks tonight.
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A Richmond woman is suing the Clintons.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- folks wondering about refunds from the washed-out B-C-A Bowl now have an answer.
We'll have the decision.
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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening on the Big 7 tonight the Virginia High School League's executive committee approved the redistricting and reclassification plans for next year, Frank Beamer was at the White House today and we're headed for week five of Friday Football Extra Mike Stevens has a preview.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Willey]


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More trouble for the President.
This time a former White House volunteer who accused President Clinton of making unwelcome sexual advances is suing not only the President, but his wife and his lawyers.
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((KATHLEEN WILLEY/FORMER WHITE HOUSE VOLUNTEER: BEFORE I TESTIFIED IN THE PAULA JONES CASE, A STRANGER APPROACHED ME, MENTIONED MY 13 YEAR OLD, MY CAT WHO HAD DISAPPEARED, MY TIRES WHICH HAD BEEN VANDALIZED AND ASKED HOW MY CHILDREN.. BY NAME.. WERE AND SAID YOU'RE JUST NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE.))
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But it wasn't just threats, Willey says the President his wife and lawyers illegally violated her privacy by releasing a letter she wrote the President asking for a job.
Willey's lawsuit has been assigned to a Federal Judge- who earlier this year- concluded Clinton criminally violated the privacy act by releasing the letters.
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[Firestone]


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Why were faulty Firestone tires kept on the road- and who's to blame? Ford or Firestone?
Lawmakers fired off more questions at both Ford and Firestone executives today on Capitol Hill-
Peg Rusconi was there.
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(((The fact that our customers are questioning our commitment to them.. has shaken us to our core.") BUT FIRESTONE'S JOHN LAMPE POINTED A FINGER AT FORD TODAY AS BOTH SIDES TESTIFIED ON CAPITOL HILL. TO MAKE THE EXPLORER LESS LIKELY TO FLIP, FORD RECOMMENDS INFLATING THE TIRES TO 26 POUNDS OF AIR PER SQUARE INCH. FIRESTONE SAYS THAT'S TOO LOW... We believe very strongly that 30 psi provides consumers with additional safety." AND MIGHT HAVE HELPED PREVENT THE ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES THAT LED TO THE RECALL. FIRESTONE OFFICIALS DON'T KNOW WHY THE PROBLEM EXISTS. THE QUESTION IS WHEN THEY KNEW. AS EARLY AS 1996, TIRES TESTED POORLY AT THE COMPANY'S DECATUR PLANT. "We may never learn the answers, but I'll tell you there was something rotten in Decatur." "Why did consumers continue to ride on these tires?"
FURTHERMORE, THE RECALLED FIRESTONES WERE TESTED ON A PROTOTYPE AT HIGH SPEED-- BUT NEVER ON AN ACTUAL EXPLORER. AND THEY'RE NOT TESTED OVER TIME. How can you justify not testing these tires after 2 years of use? Those are the tires that people are riding on."
IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT WHILE THE DEFECTIVE FIRESTONE TIRES FAILED ON THE ROAD, THEY PASSED THE GOVERNMENT'S OWN SAFETY TESTS. This is an old standard, 30-years old, and we're looking to change it this year." ))

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If it's true every dark cloud has a silver lining, the skies are clearing up for some Lynchburg workers this week.

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Last Thursday, Crown Simplimatic laid off 150 employees to trim costs while filing for bankruptcy protection.
But Lynchburg's unemployment rate is less than two percent, which means many businesses are frantically searching for workers.
Many companies were on display at a job fair for Crown employees today.
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((CONNIE STANEK/SOCIETY OF H.R. MANAGERS: WE FIND OURSELVES HAVING TO GO TO NON-TRADITIONAL METHODS TO RECRUIT.. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE WHAT WE TERM THE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE.))
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Crown Simplimatic workers handed out resumes, filled out applications and did some networking this afternoon.
The company says some of the laid- off employees have already found new jobs.
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It looks like a wet weekend may be in store.
Coming up on News 7, Robin will be here with the forecast.
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And folks in Xenia Ohio are cleaning up after a tornado tore through town.
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[Tech-Transfer]


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You may be at the top of your class, but if you're hoping to transfer to Virginia Tech this spring, you'll have to wait.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The university is turning away all spring applicants because this year's freshman class was 10 percent larger than expected.
Tech had 430 more first year students than it planned ... even though officials say the schools is getting more selective.
And more students are STAYING, which means NO spots for transfers.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR: WE'VE ACCEPTED 2,000 MORE VIRGINIA STUDENT IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEAR WITHOUT HAVING ANY INCREASE IN FUNDS FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. WE DID THAT AS A PRODUCTIVITY MEASURE. WE REACHED OUT TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. BUT WE REALLY ARE PACKED TO THE GILLS RIGHT NOW AND WE CANT ACCEPT ANY MORE STUDENTS UNTIL WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE REVENUE SITUATION.))
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About 15 percent of Tech's students transfer from other colleges.
University officials say the applicant boom was caused partly by a rise in Virginia high school graduates.
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[TICKETS]


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Are you one of these people who had tickets to that rained-out Virignia Tech game?
Ever since the Black Coaches Association bowl was washed-out almost a month ago, fans have been asking about refunds. Now there's an answer.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape]


The Gazelle Group, the producers of the game, announced that it WILL give refunds for tickets. But you do need your ticket stubs.
They say all requests for ticket refunds should be sent before November 15,
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE - REFUND ESS 100] along with the ticket stub and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address on your screen.
If you have questions about the refunds, you can also call the group. [TAKE FS WEB PAGE ESS 4562] OR you can access the B-C-A Bowl's web site through the webwatch section of our site at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[Xenia]


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The Cleanup has begun in (Zeen-ya) Xenia, Ohio-
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where two twisters roared through town last night.
The tornados ripped through with little warning- killing one person and injuring about one hundred more.
It's too early to estimate the damage from this storm but the Governor has declared a state of emergency. It'll take days before power is back on- and weeks to clean up.
[Super=04-1974;]


The twisters last night brought back memories of 1974- when a tornado tore through this Xenia- at that time 33 people were killed and much of the city was destroyed.
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We'll have a preview of week 5 of Friday Football Extra and Tech head coach Frank Beamer makes a visit to the White House. But first out Extra Point.
Workers at the Lowes Motor Speedway will start building a new pederstrain bridge tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Concord, NC/May 25, 2000; :]


The Old bridge collapsed May 25-th after steel cables in the structure corroded from rust.
More than one hundred people were injured in the collapse.
The 320 foot bridge stretches from the track to a parking lot and should be finished next week.
And here are the scores.
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[S-VHSL]


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The Virginia High School League's executive committee overwhelmingly approved the Redistricting and Reclassification plans for next season - with several amendments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

The committee met all day Wednesday and again yesterday morning and in all there were few surprises. Both E.C. Glass and Halifax County high schools were denied in their requests to play down and join the Seminole district. Patrick Henry and Cave Spring also were both denied their request to play down in classification and become members of the Blue Ridge. That means starting with the next school year the Roanoke Valley and Western districts will merge to become the Western Valley district. The six member schools will include Cave, PH, Franklin County, Glass, GW Danville and Halifax. Rockbridge County was one of the big winners. The Wildcats asked to be moved out of the Blue Ridge district and into the Valley district. Rockbridge's request was granted. But the biggest winner of all was Pulaski County. The executive committee voted to place the Cougars in Blue Ridge district and not the Southwest starting next school year.
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((KEN TILLEY:))
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[SUPER=04-Hometown Hoops Weekly; ]

As far as aligning the girls' sports seasons at the same time of the year by moving single a and double a girls' basketball to the winter, the committee did not vote, and instead urged the league's lawyers to pursue maintaining the current situation.
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Tonight signals the midway point of the high school football season for many schools in our area.
And you can bet the stars will be shining brightly in the Star City.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; 1:01]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JACOB LEWIS/CAVE SPRING QUARTERBACK:)) ((Lewis has been a big part of the Knights' success, but the real pat on the back needs to go to Tiki and Ronde Barber - who provided the funds to furnish the Knights' new weight room in the off-season.)) ((BEN FOUTZ:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


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

[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Hokies are off this weekend, but their head coach was
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

running with some mighty fast company yesterday. Frank Beamer was invited to the White House by President Clinton yesterday morning to lend his name and influence to the passage of the conservation and reinvestment act.
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The bill will help build parks, playing fields and swimming pools throughout the nation. Beamer joined a diverse group that included Gaylord Perry and Jack Hanna. The bill has house approval and it's now in the senate.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


We're getting ready for week five of Friday Football Extra. We'll have a preview later on Mornin'.

[S-UVa]


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Offense should be the key when Virginia faces 11th ranked Clemson Saturday in Charlottesville. Steve Mason has more.
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((Clemson's Woody Dantzler leads the ACC in rushing and is one of only two signal callers without an interception. ((:))
While the Cavaliers are second in the conference in rushing, over half of the 496 yards on the ground came in the first game of the season against BYU. ((:)) ((:))
800 tickets remained for the 3:30 game as of Thursday morning. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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Redskin defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield has been charged with domestic assault.
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Fairfax County police arrested Stubblefield last night after his wife called police to their home in Great Falls.
Police say the dispute which started over a piece of luggage turned into a verbal exchange and escalated into a physcial confrontation.
Stubblefield was released on 25-hundred dollars bond and told to stay away from his wife for 48 hours.
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Cleveland slipped a little bit in its drive to get the American League Wild card spot in the playoffs.
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Boston Manager Jimmy Williams headed to the mound as the Red Sox give up a 7 to nothing lead.
But later in the game Troy O'Leary started the Boston comeback. He takes
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this pitch and sends it over the right field wall for a three run homer and the Red Sox win it 9 to 8.
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