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Coming up on News 7-
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The Roanoke Express reacts to charges against their former manager. The reward is doubled for information about Texas convicts on the loose. And, a pep rally welcomes Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Big Apple.
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News 7 is next.



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The Roanoke Express is struggling to pay its bills - and fill seats... As they fight to polish their reputation.
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Good evening, I'm Jennifer Miele.. Teresa Hamilton has the night off.




[Mancuso]


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A three count indictment was handed up last week against Tony Mancuso, the former General Manager for the Roanoke Express. The indictment charges Mancuso and his former assistant James Higginbotham with embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses, and grand larceny. All of the allegations stem from the 1998-99 season. But, as Kate Weidaw reports, some Express officials say problems persist today.
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(( During the 1998-99 season Tony Mancuso was considered by Express players and the coaching staff as a manager who gave his employees what they wanted.

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((PERRY FLORIO/HEAD COACH: TONY TOOK GOOD CARE OF HIS EMPLOYEES IN THAT HE TREATED THEM VERY WELL FOR THE MOST PART HE GAVE THEM WHAT THEY WANTED.))
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Head Coach Perry Florio was an assistant while Mancuso was the General Manager. Florio says at the time, he didn't realize Mancuso was allegedly making trade out arrangements intended for the benefit of the team that winded up being used for Mancuso's personal use. Mike Peron, the team's Captain, says he thought some of the perks Mancuso provided was a sign of the times for the organization.

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((MIKE PERON/EXPRESS CAPTAIN: WE HAD FELT LIKE THINGS HAD PROGRESSED HERE AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP HAD INCREASED OR TICKET SALES WERE INCREASING AND REVENUE WAS LARGER THEN IT WAS IN THE PAST AND THAT'S THE MAIN REASON THESE GUYS FELT THESE THINGS WERE COMING OUT.))
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But Florio says that wasn't the case.

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((PERRY FLORIO: PROMISES WERE MADE TO SPONSORS AND BUSINESSES AND THEN NOTHING WAS EVER GIVEN TO THEM OR FOLLOWED THROUGH, AND I THINK THAT HURT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR FRANCHISE.))
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The team's current general manager, Mark Fackrell, says it wasn't until after Mancuso and his assistant James Higginbotham left the organization that they realized it was "swimming in red ink". Payments to several businesses were late or never paid. One of those businesses was Lee Hartman and Sons. As a result it stopped sponsoring the team for two years.

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((STEVE HARTMAN: DURING THE INVESTIGATION WE WERE BEING INVESTIGATED TO SEE WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE WITH THE ROANOKE EXPRESS ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO WRONG DOING ON OUR PART WE JUST FELT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO BACK AWAY FROM THE SITUATION.))
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Hartman says they resumed sponsoring the team this season but were not as generous as they were in the past. Florio says while the organization is paying its past bills, there's another problem.

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((PERRY FLORIO: WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO REPAY BILLS AND PLAY CATCH UP, ATTENDANCE IS DROPPING ITS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, LESS PEOPLE ARE COMING AND NOW WE OWE MORE MONEY.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: MEANWHILE MANCUSO'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE'S "OUTRAGED" BY THE ALLEGATIONS IN THE THREE COUNT INDICTMENT. THE ATTORNEY SAID MANCUSO WAS NOT FIRED IN 1999 FOR STEALING FROM THE HOCKEY TEAM.. HE WAS MERELY LET GO. CURRENTLY MANCUSO IS EMPLOYED IN WHAT HIS ATTORNEY SAID WAS A "HIGH LEVEL JOB" NOT IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
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[Hodges]


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Anonymous tips lead Roanoke police to a man facing federal drug charges.
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[TAKE PICTURE FS] 27-year old Christopher W. Hodges was wanted by the Drug Enforcement Agency and local police.
Police say several anonymous tips lead authorities to believe Hodges was at the Villager Motel in Roanoke County yesterday evening. He was arrested without incident.
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[ANCHOR=Jen]
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Hodges faces federal narcotics charges.




[Hale]


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Tips haven't helped police catch a Roanoke man accused of murder.
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Roanoke City Police say they've been receiving tips on the whereabouts of Earl Allen Hale.
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He's suspected of gunning down his ex- girlfriend, Charlene Ramsey, at a local business last week.

Hale was indicted - based on information from the surviving witness, Rodney Basham, who was also shot in the attack at Hot Rods Car Care.
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But the tips haven't led them to Hale - and authorities are still asking for anyone with information
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
to leave detailed tips on the city's crimeline at...344-8500.
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[TX-Inmates]


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A 200 thousand dollar reward will be given for information leading to the capture of seven escaped Texas Prisoners.
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A story about the escapees on "America's Most Wanted" last night has yielded hundreds of tips.
Since December 13th, the convicts have been on the loose. They're wanted on capitol murder charges for allegedly gunning down at police officer Christmas Eve. Authorities say the longer the convicts run, the bigger the reward will become.
The group is believed to be hiding out in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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[Toss-2-Robin]
One school closing to pass along tonight. Mount Rogers school in Grayson County will be closed tomorrow. All other Grayson County schools WILL be open. Now, here's Robin Reed with your first look at weather.

[WX1] [11:00pm] [01/07/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Mideast-Peace]


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President Clinton is making a last-ditch effort to achieve a Middle East peace deal before he leaves office.
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A senior White House official says Clinton is dispatching U-S mediator Dennis Ross to the Middle East .. in hopes of making significant progress toward a deal before he leaves office January 20th.
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Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat returned to Gaza from Jordon today. He refuses to give an answer to a U-S proposal for "declaration of principals" in conjunction with Israel. The declaration of principals would be a basis for future talks with Israeli negotiators. It would also serve as a framework for peace talks after President Clinton leaves office. But, until the U-S offers further clarifications on the principals, Arafat was unwilling to commit approval.


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A pep rally of sorts today for incoming New York state Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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The empire state made it official in grand style at Madison Square Garden.
The first lady was officially sworn in as Senator in Washington earlier this week.
But today, celebrity supporters like Billy Joel and Toni Morrison were on hand for the splashy re-enactment ceremony.
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((THIS STATE THAT HAS GIVEN SO MUCH TO THIS COUNTRY, DESERVES TO HAVE ITS FAIR SHARE. DESERVES TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, DESERVES TO HAVE THE KIND OF ECONOMIC, HEALTH CARE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES THAT THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK ARE DEMANDING.))


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Vice-President Al Gore swore in the First Lady with daughter Chelsea and President Clinton as witnesses.
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Coming up on News 7 - The S-O-Ls are being put to the test tomorrow... Some teachers say they don't make the grade...
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And the electronics of the future were on display today .. Retailers are getting their first glimpse at what might be on YOUR Christmas wish list in 11 months! We'll be right back.
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The Standards of Learning tests will go under the microscope tomorrow. Hearings are scheduled in several Virginia cities for public comment on proposed changes in the history and social science S-O-Ls. A handful of committees, mostly made up of teachers, recommend rewriting the history curriculum from kindergarten to 12th grade. The proposed changes are designed to address concerns that the 19-95 standards were too broad and failed to reflect cultural diversity. The state Board of Education could vote on the changes next month.





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Telephone cables as old as the Cuban revolution itself are getting an overhaul.
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The state telecommunications company is converting large chunks of Havana from analogue to digital, in a bid to bring its phone services up to date. That should also allow more Cubans access to the internet. Right now, only about 40-thousand residents, from an estimated population of more than 11-million, go online. Many internet users there currently tap their way into service providers, use borrowed accounts or accounts sold on the black market.
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What's on your holiday list next year? Electronics retailers from all over the country are in Las Vegas this weeked to find things they THINK will be on it. Mike Fierberg (FEAR-berg) reports some of the hottest products are simple and satellite oriented.
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A new study says water pills could help prevent strokes... The latest health news for patients with high blood pressure is coming up...
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And a powerful storm in Australia has hearts racing... The details - and our local forecast - are still ahead.
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A Gretna man was killed in an early-morning car accident in Pittsylvania County. State Police say the single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight, about a mile East of Route 762.
Police say 38-year-old James Foster Osborne the Third was traveling west bound on Route 764 when his Pontiac Grand Am ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Authorities believe alcohol DID play a role in the crash.






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A new study suggests people who take blood pressure medications, including diuretics, are less likely to suffer strokes. The study says patients whose treatment didn't include diuretics, also called water pills, had an 85-percent higher risk of stroke .. Diuretics are among the oldest drugs used to control high blood pressure.
The American Heart Association estimates the disease afflicts as many as 50-million Americans, including one in four adults.



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Subway subs are turning a Dublin woman into a celebrity. And contract negotiations continue between Trigon and Memorial Hospital. Joy Sutton has this week's health check.
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(([tape 00-53, 37:39]
For now, Memorial Hospital will continue to be part of the Trigon network.
The two sides have agreed to extend their old contract until February 28th --while they continue negotiating.
The extension will also be retroactive. That means claims filed between January 1st and 5th will be paid at the in-network level.
Trigon and Memorial say they are optimistic a new contract can be reached by the time the temporary agreement runs out. [tape 500-8, 1:42:04]
In other health news,
Subway is using the weight loss success story of woman from Dublin -- to help advertise its low fat subs.
Kimberly Johnston says she lost 114 pounds by eating a diet which included low fat Subway sandwich four days a week for lunch and dinner.
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((I NOTICED THE CHANGE HEALTH WISE IN MY HEART, MY LEGS WERE GETTING BETTER, I DIDN'T HAVE ASTHMA ANYMORE)) [RUNS 12]
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And now she's being featured on posters and brochures, she even has her own website, subway-kimberly-dot-com.
Subway is also paying her to appear in its commercials. [tape 500-8, 1:44:59]
Also making medical headlines,
Carilion is closer to opening a new pediatric clinic for underprivileged children.
Not only is construction well underway at Roanoke Community Hospital - but Carilion has also hired a pediatric dentist, Doctor Gabriel Brown.
The clinic will concentrate on treating children who are uninsured or underinsured.
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((KNOWING THAT THESE ARE THE NEEDY ONES THAT THEY REALLY NEED IT, I THINK THEY WILL SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION AND THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD THAT YOUR DOING SOMETHING WONDERFUL FOR HUMANITY)) [RUNS 15]
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The clinic is expected to open in early Spring. That's this week's health check. I'm Joy Sutton.))


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Damage caused by a storm in the Australian city of Dubbo (Doo-Bow) is expected to run into millions of dollars...

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The storm was caught on amateur video as it ripped through the New South Wales city last night. An Emergency Services Minister says the storm had been short but very strong...with trees down everywhere and a lot of buildings with damaged roofs. Emergency services had about 300 calls for assistance - but there aren't any reports of deaths or injuries from the storm.
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The New York Giants took the lead on the opening kickoff and led all the way in their 20 to 10 N-F-C playoff win over Philadelphia.
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Both teams were fired up at the Meadowlands as the kickoff was just minutes away.
The Giants got the jump. On the games opening kickoff Ron Dixon cuts it back up the middle and he takes it 97 yards to the house and the Giants took the 7 to nothing lead and set the tone of the game.
New York's defense was just as good. It accounted for six sacks and held Donovan McNabb to 20 of 41 passing and 141 yards.
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The defense continued to apply the pressure on this play Jason Seahorn makes the diving interception and he takes it 35 yards for the T-D and the Giants beat the Eagles 20 to 10.
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The win sends the Giants into next weekends N-F-C title game against the Minnesota Vikings. It's New Yorks first

trip to the title game since 1991.



[S-Titans]


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Baltimore is headed to California to take on the Oakland Raiders in the A-F-C championship game.
Two fourth quarter touchdowns on returns sent Tennessee packing 24 to 10.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/CBS SPORTS; :]


The Titans opened the scoring in the first quarter when Eddie George takes it in from the 2 to make it 7 to nothing.
But the Ravens answered in the second quarter when Jamal Lewis takes the pitch and scores from one yard out to tie it at 7 to 7.
Tennessee's Al Delcro missed two field goals in the first half then in the third this attempt is blocked and Baltimore's Anthony Mitchell scoops it up and takes it 90 yards for the score to make it 17 to 10 Ravens.
[SUPER=30-Baltimore/24/Tennessee/10/;]


The Ravens sealed the win when Ray Lewis intercepts this pass that was bobbled by Eddie George and takes it 50 yards for the score the Ravens beat the Titans 24 to 10.
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The Roanoke Express ran into a red hot Johnstown team Sunday afternoon and the Chiefs beat the Express at the Roundhouse 6 to 3.
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Girl scouts from all around the region were at the match up between the two rivals.
Roanoke's Joe Dusbabek fires the puck and misses then Mike Peron tries to make the put back but the Chiefs goalie turned away the second shot.
[SUPER=38-Johnstown/6/Roanoke/3/;]


The Chiefs broke a 3 to 3 tie in the third Eric Snyder gets the break away and he makes the nice move scoring on the left side and the Chiefs get the 6 to 3 win.
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The Lady Hokies get their first big east win...more later on Mornin.

[S-Tech]


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In Blacksburg, The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech scored their first Big East win beatimg Miami came to the Cassell 64 to 51.
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The Hokies jumped out to the early lead.
Sarah Hicks sets up in the corner and hits the three pointer and the Hokies led 16 to 9.
Tech led by 7 until Miami's Shelia James pulled up and hit this three cutting the lead to 4, 18 to 14.
But the Hokies went on a 11 to 2 run Tere Williams scores the short jumper in the paint and the Hokie lead was 8.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/64/Miami/51/;]


Then point guard Amy Wetzel hits the jumper drawing the foul Tech led by 8 and the Hokies win the game 64 to 51.


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[S-UVA]


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The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia suffered their first A-C-C loss yesterday losing to Georgia Tech 70 to 65.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/HTS; :]


Debbie Ryan and the Lady Cavs on the road in Atlanta.
It was a close first half and when Virginia's Taleshia Quarles hit the baseline jumper the game was tied at 27 to 27.
But Georgia Tech answered Alex Stewart drives to the hoop and scores and the game was tied again at 37 to 37.


Virginia took the lead early in the second half when Sky Larue hits the jumper to make it 45 to 44.
[SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/70/Virginia/65/;]


But Georgia Tech's Alex Stewart turned it around late in the half and Georgia Tech wins it 70 to 65.
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[S-Duke]


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Duke's Carlos Boozer scored a game high 25 to lead the third ranked Blue Devils to a 115 to 74 win over Clemson.


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[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ESPN; :]


A shot from outside Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Then on the inside Clemson's Will Solomon, who leads the conference in scoring, makes the steal pulls up and hits the three pointer giving the Tigers a 2 point lead.
But it wouldn't last lone Duke's Mike Dulneavy gets out on the steal and goes in for the jam and the game was tied.
[SUPER=33-Duke#3/115/Clemson/74/;]


Boozer took control of the game halfway through the first half here taking it to the hoop and drawing the foul and the Blue Devils win it 115 to 74.
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That's it for sports...Have a great day everybody.


[S-Scores]


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Two top 55 teams were beaten by 3 points at the buzzer today. South Carolina's Travis Craft hit the winner in South Carolina's 69 to 68 win over 5-th ranked Florida.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bloomington, IN/CBS SPORTS; :]


While in Bloomington, Indiana knocked off top ranked Michigan State.
Kirk Haston hit the three pointer at the buzzer and the Hoosers beat the Spartans 59 to 58.
and here's a look at the scores.
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The Rick Pitino era with the Boston Celtics will end tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
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Pitino frustrated by the teams lackluster play, took the day off after last night loss to the Miami Heat.
He remained in Miami with his wife and he's apparently set to announce his resignation tomorrow.
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Reports in Boston say that assistant Jim O'Brien will move into the head coaching job.



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American Steve Stricker has started the 2001 golf season with what he calls the biggest win of his career.
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Stricker played 118 holes of golf this week and trailed only on nine of them as he won the season opening Match Play Championship in Australia.
Stricker never trailed in the 36 hole final beating Sweden's Pierre Fulke 2 and 1. The one million dollars he won is nearly as much as he has made the past two years combined.
Stricker started as the 55-th seed and becomes the lowest seeded player to win the event.
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