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[TALENT=Keith]

On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll hear from a death-row inmate granted an absolute pardon last night.
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And Roanoke's passenger train station gets a new lease on life- -sale of the property will lead to a complete restoration.
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[Sports-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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In sports, St. Louis beats the Braves, Jeff Burton gets a new sponsor in CITGO,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Hokies lose Larry Austin for the season, surgery is set for Friday.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Leo]
[SS=None]


Mild weather will continue through tomorrow and then some big changes will head our way for the weekend...I'll have your forecast coming up...

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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((GERALD ZERKIN/WASHINGTON'S ATTORNEY: IF PEOPLE THINK THAT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM DOESN'T MAKE MISTAKES IN CAPITAL CASES. THEY HAVE THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND.))
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For the first time in Virginia, D-N-A evidence exonerates a man almost sent to the death chamber.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Washington]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-27 TC1:32:02]
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Last night, Governor Jim Gilmore granted an absolute pardon to Earl Washington, Jr.
But today, Washington remains in prison in Buchanan County -- still doing time for another crime.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
You spoke with Washington today.
What did he have to say?
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, in 1983, Earl Washington broke into an elderly neighbor's house in Fauquier County.
She surprised him, he beat her with a chair, and then he shot his brother in the foot with a gun he stole from the woman.
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[SUPER=01-Gerald Zerkin/Washington's Attorney; :45]
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[OUT Q=could have been released.]

(( Now, exonerated on the separate capital murder and rape charge, Washington says he's sorry about the other crime he admits committing... and he thinks about the neighbor's family.
But on the Governor's pardon:
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((EARL WASHINGTON: MR. GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE, THANKS FOR DOING THE TESTS. AND THE TESTS PROVE I WAS INNOCENT.)) [runs:15]
[sot 10:57:24]

((I FEEL HAPPY. I FEEL THAT LIKE A TON OF WEIGHT CAME UP OFF MY SHOULDERS. -- I HAD GOOD LAWYERS.)) [runs:13 ]
His lawyers say Governor Gilmore made a political decision -- and dropped the ball on the way to justice last night, in relation to the 30 year sentence Washington was already serving.
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((HE HAS, WE BELIEVED, ALMOST MAXED OUT ON THAT SENTENCE. THAT IF HE GETS THE GOOD TIME THAT HE SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO, HE'S VIRTUALLY FINISHED THAT SENTENCE ANYHOW. AND THAT EVERYONE KNOWS THAT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PAROLED YEARS AGO. AND THE GOVERNOR COULD HAVE TAKEN CARE OF ALL OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLICATIONS THAT ARE RAISED BY THIS SITUATION AND SIMPLY SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND COMMUTED IT TO TIME SERVED, AND MR. WASHINGTON COULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED.)) [runs:25 ]))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
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His lawyers say, if he had never been on death row, he'd have been eligible for parole in 1988 -- and mandatory seven months from now.
The Department of Corrections says it's fast- tracking the calculations to see where he stands now.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]
(QUESTION: It was former Governor Wilder that actually ordered the first, inconclusive DNA tests in 1994, and commuted

his sentence to life. Does he have any comment today?) ELLEN: Yes, Governor Wilder says the blame rests squarely with the General Assembly for doing nothing to fix the 21 day rule... which prevented Washington's lawyers from introducing any new evidence without the act of a Governor.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC59:50]
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Roanoke's classic old rail station has been rescued from obscurity and decay.
Center in the Square bought the building yesterday and will restore it to the way it looked half a century ago.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square; :49]
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(( The building itself is nearly a century old. But its the renovation of the late 1940's that makes it so valuable.
The Norfolk and Western Railway spent a million dollars modernizing the old passenger station, commissioning the work of Raymond Loewy.
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((LOEWY DID NOT DO MANY BUILDINGS, HOWEVER. HE WAS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS IN AMERICA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.)) [RUNS08]
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Center in the Square intends to restore the station to Loewy's exact specifications... right down to the marble- walled concourse with the N-and-W logo on the floor.
When the railroad converted the train station to office space in the 70's, cheap partitions covered some of the finer features of Loewy's design.
If Norfolk Southern approves, Center in the Square may borrow some relics of the steam era to create the illusion of a step back in time.
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((WELL, WE HOPE TO MAKE THIS STATION LOOK ALIVE AND ACTIVE BY HAVING SOME ROLLING STOCK THAT WOULD BE ON LOAN FROM THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION.)) [RUNS09]
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[V/O-NAT ]
The station will incorporate a Convention and Visitor's Bureau and an expanded portion of the History Museum.
It may also include a Raymond Loewy exhibit to showcase other examples of his work that range from the Shell gasoline logo to the interior design of Skylab.
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[One-Source]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:03:24]
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A Roanoke communications company has suddenly gone out of business -- leaving some customers with no long distance service.
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One Source connected people to cellular phone, pager and long distance service -- but now its offices are locked.
[SUPER=04-January;]

Vice president Mark Rhodes talked to us earlier this year about problems with the company but would not go on camera today. He says One Source owners started a new company called Infonet, providing high speed data service only. Long distance customers must find a new plan. Meantime, the Better Business Bureau says cell phone and pager customers should take this as a warning:
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: IT ALL COMES BACK TO KNOWING WHO YOU'RE DEALING WITH. MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT PAYING BIG UPFRONT FEES LIKE PAYING A YEAR IN ADVANCE. PAY MONTH TO MONTH SO IF SOMETHING HAPPENS YOU'RE NOT OUT MAJOR FUNDS.))
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[VO-NAT]

The Salem Avalanche and Valley Metro both won lawsuits against One Source last month when the company did not pay for billboards. But One Source's vice president says it did not go bankrupt.
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[Virginia-Gas]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC48:12]
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282 homeowners in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties are on the list for a gas line to go through through their property... and there's nothing they can do to stop it.
This week, Virginia Gas said it would NOT share an existing easement with another gas company.
Marya Jones talks to one resident who's trying to ensure it doesn't happen again.
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(( Stacy Snyder built her dream house on a mountain with a panoramic view last year.
Now, she fears it will be devalued by a 55-mile pipeline destined for her backyard.
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((STACY SNYDER: I THINK IT WILL DEFINITELY ALTER THE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT I DREAMED OF HERE.)) [RUNS:05]
Snyder's fears became more real this week, when Virginia Gas rejected proposals to share a 50-foot corridor for an 8-inch pipe with its competitor, Duke Energy.
Saying it affected 100 fewer homes, 4 fewer nature preserves, and 8 fewer subdivisions, Virginia Gas passed on the offer.
Snyder wants to ensure it doesn't happen again.
She's meeting with dozens of other gas line opponents in Roanoke tonight.
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((STACY SNYDER: I THINK THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME KIND OF CONSIDERATION ON A LARGER LEVEL ON THE AMOUNT OF EASEMENTS BEING GRANTED BY THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION.)) [RUNS:13]
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[SU 2:38:18 - :35] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: ROANOKE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS BOTH PASSED RESOLUTIONS URGING VIRGINIA GAS TO BUILD A NEW PIPELINE WITHIN AN EXISTING EASEMENT. NOW WITH THAT OPTION OUT OF THE PICTURE, BOTH SIDES SAY THEY'LL MEET AGAIN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEXT TUESDAY TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE FURTHER. MJN7, MONTGOMERY CO.)) [RUNS:17]))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


A new product is hitting K-Mart shelves.
Find out why that's good news for Southside when News 7 returns.
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And we'll travel back in time to 1970's Danville-- where producers found the perfect setting for a made for television movie.
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[Character-Education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC40:59]
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Roanoke area schools are trying to teach parents that their kids' character count. That's why parents can hear a nationally-known consultant on the subject tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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Dr. Thomas Lickona (Like-own-uh) is a developmental psychologist and past president of the Association for Moral Education. Lickona says he uses real-life examples to educate parents on how they can teach their children a sense of right and wrong. Tonight, he'll focus on what parents can do in their every day lives to raise kids of character - something he says can be done in all stages of development.
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[IN Q=Parents who've...]

((DR. THOMAS LICKONA: PARENTS WHO'VE HAD TROUBLE ALONG THE LINE MAY FEEL THEY'VE DROPPED THE BALL, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN SUFFICIENTLY FIRM WITH THEIR TEENAGER, OR THERE HASN'T BEEN COMMUNICATION, THEY HAVEN'T SPENT TIME WITH THEM, OFTEN WONDER, 'IS IT TOO LATE?' IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Tonight's presentation is open to the public. It gets under way at 7:30 at the Cave Spring High School Auditorium.

[Martha-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:59:48]
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Kmart stores across the nation now have exclusive Dan River Mills and Martha Stewart products on the shelves.
Dan River Mills reached a deal to make the latest Martha Stewart bedding line a few months ago.
Surae Chinn has more.
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(( The shelves are stocked with the Dan River Mills-Martha Stewart bedding products at Danville's Big K store. Store manage Sharon Carter has been anxiously anticipating the new items.
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((SHARON CARTER/KMART STORE MANAGER: IT WAS KIND OF EXCITING TO US BECAUSE A LOT OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND THE FAMILIES ALL WORK FOR DAN RIVER. I DON'T THINK THE REALITY REALLY SET IN UNTIL WE SAW THE BOXES COME IN AND IT WAS REALLY EXCITING TO SEE DAN RIVER.)) [RUNS:13]
And all very exciting for Dan River Mills. The textile company packed hundreds of thousands of boxes of matching sheets, comforters and pillowcases and shipped them out by the truckload.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: AND NOW THAT THE SHELVES ARE FULL WITH THE LATEST DAN RIVER MILLS AND MARTHA STEWART PRODUCTS SHOPPERS SAY IT GIVES THEM MORE OF AN INCENTIVE TO BUY.)) [RUNS:08]
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((MARTHA RUSH/CUSTOMER: I LOVE IT! I BUY IT A COUPLE TIMES A YEAR.)) [RUNS:04]
Martha Rush comes to this store to buy Martha Stewart products.
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((DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT DAN RIVER MILLS MADE THE ITEMS? MARTHA RUSH/CUSTOMER: IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ME BECAUSE I LIKE TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL MANUFACTURER AND THE LOCAL BUSINESSES.)) [RUNS:10]
Sharon Carter couldn't agree more.
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((SHARON CARTER/KMART MANAGER: IT'S FAMILY AND ITS IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN.)) [RUNS:04]
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((MARTHA RUSH/CUSTOMER: OUR TOWN IS GOING TO DIE IF WE DON'T HAVE SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL FOLKS, I WANT TO SEE US GO ON AND BE MERRY.)) [RUNS:06]
Martha Stewart may be just the person to make Danville a little more merry these days and Dan River Mills would say it's not only because these products are made in the USA but right here in Danville.
Surae Chinn News7.))
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[Stocks]


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The federal reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged this month.
But the news didn't help the major indexes much. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 20 points, but NASDAQ lost 114.
The Bloomberg News 7 index fell a fraction of a point.
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[Oprah-Movie]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:55:08]
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Danville has turned the clock back 30 years to bring part of a movie shoot into town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


A production crew is filming a made- for- television movie set in the 70's.
The film is being made by Oprah Winfrey's production company and it features Elizabeth Shue and Hanna Hall.
Many Danville residents were hoping to get a glimpse of the movie stars.
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((LOU WALL/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I WAS HOPING TO SEE ELIZABETH SHUE AND HANNA HALL BUT I HAVE YET TO SEE THEM. BUT I THINK IT'S INTERESTING. IT'S TAKING ALL DAY THEY ONLY SAID THEY WOULD BE HERE AN HOUR AND I'M NOT SURE IF THEY WILL EVER GET FINISHED.))
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[OUT Q=ever get finished.]
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The movie is called "Amy and Isabelle." The crew will resume filming in Wilmington tomorrow.
No word yet on when the movie will air.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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Coming up, Mike Stevens has an injury report from Virginia Tech and tells us how the Hokies may be thinking revenge.
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And CITGO changes NASCAR teams. Roush Racing and Jeff Burton are the beneficiaries.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-77 11405tc]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


It's homecoming this weekend in Blacksburg as the Hokies take on the Temple Owls. Mike Stevens says while revenge is on the minds of many of the players, so too are the changes that are taking place in the Tech defensive secondary.
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(( While the folks in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts were green with envy last Saturday - Hokie Larry Green was feeling mighty blue. The Hokies starting boundary corner, who is a redshirt junior from Norfolk tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee in the first quarter. He'll have surgery on Friday and he's out for the season. That means true freshman Eric Green, a high school quarterback at this time last season will get his first start on Saturday. ((ERIC GREEN:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Austin will have some company on Friday in the operating room, former Glenvar great Seth Noonkester, a walk-on who was playing as a backup tight end is also out for the year with a similar injury. ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((NICK SORENSEN:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) The game with Temple kicks off at noon. It is a complete sellout. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-66 tc 1:56:01]
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Jeff Burton has a new primary sponsor. CITGO Petroleum Corporation announced today, its expanding its NASCAR Winston Cup Series sponsorship program to include Roush Racing and Burton.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


It starts Sunday for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte and runs the rest of this season through the 2001 campaign.
CITGO will be the primary sponsor of the Number 99 CITGO Supergard Ford driven by Burton.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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CITGO has been sponsoring Wood Brothers Fords for 16 years and will continue to display its logo on the number 21 car driven by Elliott Sadler through the end of this season.
Wood Brothers will announce their 2001 sponsor tomorrow. It's is expected to be Ford Quality Care.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-67 tc 1:45:49]
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The Braves dropped the first game of their playoff series with St. Louis.
Atlanta couldn't overcome a six run first inning and lost seven to five this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/ESPN;]


Jim Edmonds led the charge with three hits, including a home run. Atlanta's Andruw Jones just doesn't catch Edmonds' long ball and that starts off the scoring in the first.
[super=35-St. Louis/7/Atlanta/5;]


The Braves had three errors and the Cardinals capitalized. St. Louis leads the best of five series, one game to none, with today's seven to five win.
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[anchor=Denise]
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Chicago leads Seattle four to three, in the sixth, in the other afternoon game.

[WX-Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Alamanc]
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September came to an end with more rain than normal. What can we expect for the month of October.. Jacey Birch takes a look....
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