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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Coming up next...
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When you buy a home you expect to move in almost right away. But a Wythe County woman had to wait six months. Her story-- just ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
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Plus, the Roanoke school system makes some changes to its hiring policy. [Sports-Head]


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In sports, The Redskins get ready for the exhibition season opener the Orioles and Red Sox battled at Camden yard this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Virginia Tech Hokies are in the A-P college top 25 we'll tell you where coming up at six.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


We've already had reports of golf ball size hail in Bedford County and more than two inches of rain in Amherst County.... and the strong thunderstorms are expected to continue through tonight and tomorrow.

[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-36 - 47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]

The Roanoke city school system is making some changes. The system announced today it's revising some of its human resources policies. This-- after a report found that more than 30 of its employees had criminal records. Richard Lesko has more.
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((Last month's audit report was critical of the school system's Human Resources Department... having found that over the past two years, more than 30- employees with criminal backgrounds, have worked for the school system. [PRE-PRO] Superintendant Wayne Harris responded to that report, announcing that a team of human resource professionals will be assembled to review the hiring practices of the school system, and also any worker who fails to disclose a criminal conviction will now be terminated. Of the 36 employees in question, about half are still with the school system, and Harris says 12 of those employees ha

ve not been convicted within the last ten years. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=rle]
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The Henry County sheriff's office is investigating a shooting which left a teenager dead. 16 year-old Lorenzo Hairston, of Martinsville was shot in the head outside of the Horse Pasture Ruritan Club last night. Two other Martinsville men were wounded in the shooting, which stemmed from a fight outside the club. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.

[Trailer-Raise]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC-15:48]
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Fighting city hall can sometimes be an uphill battle. A Wythe County woman is living proof of that. Her new home was ready six months ago, but only now can she move in. Justin McLeod tells us why two feet stood in her way.
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[SUPER=03-Max Meadows; :15]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Davis/Friend of Jones; :29]
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[SUPER=01-Arthur Johnson/Volunteer; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Wythe County]

((((NAT SOUND OF HOME))
Home sweet home for 84 year old Virgie Jones.
After a six month ordeal, she finally moved into her new home.
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[IN Q=Its like being back in my new home]

((VIRGIE JONES: ITS LIKE BEING BACK IN MY NEW HOME.))
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Thats because long before the mobile home, Virgie lived in a house located on this lot.
Two years ago, she tore the house down and put in a mobile home last February.
Her good friend Nancy Davis helped Virgie obtain all the neccessary permits. [14:53:07]
[IN Q=There was a long list]

((NANCY DAVIS/FRIEND OF JONES: THERE WAS A LONG LIST BUT I HAD NO IDEA THAT I WOULD RUN INTO SO MUCH DIFFICULTY.))
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The difficutly was in the building codes.
The home is located in a flood plain and the county said it must be raised another two and half feet.
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[IN Q=The county would make no]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE COUNTY WOULD MAKE NO EXCEPTIONS. THE BOARD FELT A FLOOD COULD BE COSTLY AND EVEN DANGEROUS FOR VIRGIE JONES. BUT SHE SAYS THE RISK IS LOW. AFTER ALL, THERE'S ONLY BEEN ONE OR TWO FLOODS HERE IN THE LAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS.))
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But County leaders refused to budge. It would cost Virgie six thousand dollars to raise her trailer, money she didnt have.
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[IN Q=We tried to jack it up]

((KEITH JOHNSON/GRANDSON: WE TRIED TO JACK IT UP WITH BOTTLE NECKS OURSELVES, PERSONALLY. WE JACKING IT UP. WE THOUGHT THAT WAS A LITTLE TOO DANGEROUS SO THEN WE GOT A LITTLE HELP.))
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That help came from 12 volunteers in the community.
They raised her trailer, put in a new sewer system, as well as a new ramp and deck.
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[IN Q=Some of the people from city]

((ARTHUR JOHNSON/VOLUNTEER: SOME OF THE PEOPLE FROM CITY HALL HELPED US. THEY TOLD US SOME OF THINGS WE NEEDED TO DO AND I JUST FELT THEY WANTED TO SEE HER IN HER HOME AND THEY WANTED HER TO BE SAFE IN HER HOME.))
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But Virgie Jones still wonders why restrictions designed to keep people like her safe can sometimes make life so difficult.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Wythe County.))



[Fiddlers-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Fans of the fiddle came out in full force this week for the 66th annual old fiddler's convention in Galax.
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The week long event attracted nearly forty thousand spectators, including 22-hundred performers. This is the oldest and largest fiddler's convention in the world.
And while it may get bigger and better every year---organizers say the goal of the convention never changes.
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[IN Q=People just got interested]

((OSCAR HALL/ORGANIZER: PEOPLE JUST GOT INTERESTED IN THIS TRADITIONAL OLD TIME BLUE GRASS MUSIC AND THEY KNOW THATS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO CONSERVE AND PROTECT, TRADITIONAL MUSIC.))
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[VO-NAT]

The fiddler's convention wraps up tonight-- with an all night competition that includes dancing, folk music, and fiddle playing.
More than twenty thousand dollars will be awarded to various performers.
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[Money-Fiddlers]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The fiddler's convention is a major source of revenue for the Galax Moose Lodge.
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The Moose has sponsored the convention since the beginning. Members say some of the money raised goes for scholarships as well as projects within the club and community.
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((BOB WILSON/ORGANIZER: WE SAY WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN AND WE DO. WE GIVE MONEY TO THE RED CROSS, WE HELP ALL THE VARIOUS CLUBS, WE GIVE MONEY TO THE SCOUTS TO THE SCOUT TROOP JUST ANYTHING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.))
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Much of the money generated comes from entry fees for the various competitions.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still to come on News 7, a group of disadvantaged kids
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[VO-NAT]

spent the day teeing off with some local role models. But first, some scattered showers popping up around the region, let's check in with Jacey in the Weathercenter.
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[Kids-Picnic]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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An event held in Roanoke today introduces teens to positive role models.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held its annual youth picnic in Thrasher park.
They ate food, played games, and took part in a speak-out rap session.
It was a chance for young black men ages 8 to 14 to inter-act with positive professionel men in the area.
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((RANDY DONALDSON/EVENT COORDINATOR: I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO THEM BECAUSE IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO HAVE FUN, TO LEARN SOME DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE WOULDN'T OTHERWISE DO AND TALK ABOUT POSITIVE THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO DO IN TERMS OF EDUCATION, STAYING OFF DRUGS, RESPONSIBILITY, AND BEING OVERALL GOOD CITIZENS.))
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Many of the kids came from economically disadvantaged homes.
The Roanoke Housing Authority provided rides to and from the park.
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[Jefferson-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A home in South Roanoke suffered heavy damage last night when it was hit by lightning.
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The impact knocked bricks from the chimney, and set the roof on fire.
Kimberly Templeton was home with her three children when the storm moved through around eight o'clock.
She says it sounded like a bomb had hit her house.
Everyone made it out okay and firefighters retrieved the family dog after it ran back inside.
But the flames were difficult to reach.
A preliminary estimate set the damages at more than 50- thousand dollars.
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[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Economic development this week came in the form of toys.
K-B Toys AND F-A-O Schwarz will be coming to our area.
Jennifer Miele has that story and more in this week's business review.
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This week in Review, F-A-O Schwarz, the famous toy store, will temporarily set up shop in the old Brendle's building during September and October.
Toys and other specialty items will fill most of the 50-thousand square foot building.
The Schwarz company already has a distribution facility in Roanoke, so apparently it has decided to use some of the merchandise stored there to test the market.
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((ALLEN FOSTER/TANGLEWOOD MALL: THEY ARE BRINGING IN A LOT OF INVENTORY FOR THIS SALE, IT'S NOT CLEARANCE OR WAREHOUSE ITEMS, IT'S BRAND NEW ITEMS THEY ARE BRINGING IN.))
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[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
It's toys, toys and more toys in Pittsylvania County. KB Toys will take over the old e-Toys distribution facility in Blairs.
Employees like Lynn Williams who lost their jobs with e-Toys have already been hired by KB.
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((LYNN WILLIAMS: WE LEARNED A LOT THROUGH E-TOYS. AND WE'RE GETTING A SECOND CHANCE. WE'RE DETERMINED TO MAKE IT WORK.))
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K-B will hire nearly a thousand temporary workers during the busy Christmas season.
And by the new year, nearly all internet orders will be shipped from Blairs. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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George Allen continued his recreational vehicle tour with a stop at General Electric in Salem this week.
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[IN Q=We've invested about 10 million]

((NAT SOUND: WE'VE INVESTED ABOUT 10 MILLION DOLLARS IN THIS FACILITY. TEN MILLION? YEP. AND WE'LL SHOW YOU THE THREE AREAS WE'VE INVESTED IN.))
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GE Officials noted the facility's high-tech capabilities, including state-of-the-art turbine manufacturing that can be found in power plants across the country. [PRE PRO]
The Dow closed UP 117 point 69 to finish at 10,416 and a quarter. The Nasdaq finished down seven to close at 1956 and a half.
That's a look at business in review, I'm Jennifer Miele.))




[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Still to come on News 7, where will the Hokies stack up? Roy Stanley will join us with the first top-twenty-five gridiron poll...
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and Rockbridge County is famous for its drive in movie theater. Now a drive-through zoo is turning necks. Shannon Young will take us on a tour coming up in just a few minutes. Stay with us.
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[Profile-Preview]


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The Telltale Heart.
The Raven.
The Masque of the Red Death.
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If those titles alone are creeping you out -- there's a tiny museum in Richmond for you.
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum claims the American writer as a native Virginian, with international allure.
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((CHRIS SEMPTER/HEAD TOUR GUIDE: THE LITTLE KIDS LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT HIS HAIR... MARRYING HIS FIRST COUSIN. BUT THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY USUAL, NORMAL AT THE TIME.))
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Coming up tomorrow morning on NEWS 7, a trip to the Poe Museum is this week's Virginia Profile.
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[Safari-Park]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Some might say at the Virginia Safari Park, you're the one being held captive, in the safety of your car, while the animals roam around freely. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the commonwealth's only drive-through zoo.
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(( It's not often that you see a camel wandering the Virginia country side. But, on 180-acres in Natural Bridge, you'll find not only camels, but dozens of other species from around the globe.
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[IN Q=We have everything from llamas, camels...]

((We have everything from llamas, camels, ostrich, emu, a very nice group of zebras, all types of deer and antelope. And one of the favorites here are the big elk that come up to the car.))
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And don't forget the bison. Virginia Safari Park boasts 300 animals - give or take. They wander the park 12 months a year, rain or shine. Thanks to the drive-through feature, you don't have to worry about the weather, either.
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[IN Q=Weather's fine. If it's raining...]

((Weather's fine. If it's raining, you're in the car. The animals don't seem to be bothered at all by the rain. As long as it's comfortable for them they're out all year round.))
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You decide how close you want to let the animals get. You can roll down your windows, but be forewarned...
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[IN Q=The animals will be just as curious about you as you are about them.]

((The animals will be just as curious about you as you are about them. And while you're required to stay in your car, you are allowed some interaction.))
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((Like you can see behind me, you can feed the animals from buckets of food. And everything will come up to visit you in your car. They'll eat right out of the bucket and they'll visit you whether you bring the buckets or not.))
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Your entry fee allows you to drive the 3-mile loop as many times as you like during a one day period. Which means, if you don't catch the camels the first time around, you can give it another whirl.
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[IN Q=What do you want?]

((What do you want? Thank you, Joe. That was lovely.))
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[OUT Q=That was lovely.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Natural Bridge.))



[S-College]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies continue to rank high in the college football polls.
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The Hokies hit the practice field for the first time this morning. And Tech is picked ninth in the Associated Press preseason college football poll.
Tech, who finished last season 11 and 1, received over 11 hundred points in the voting.
Miami, Tech's Big East rival, was picked second and Florida is the number one pick by the A-P.
And here's a look at the top 25.
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[SUPER=0125-1. Florida//2. Miami//3. Oklahoma//4. Nebraska//5. Texas//;]
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[SUPER=0125-6. Florida St.//7. Oregon//8. Tennessee//9. Virginia Tech//10. Georgia Tech//;]
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[SUPER=0125-11. Oregon St.//12. Michigan//13. Kansas St.//14. LSU//15. Washington//;]
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[SUPER=0125-16. Northwestern//17. UCLA//18. Notre Dame//19. Clemson//20. Mississippi St.//;]
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[SUPER=0125-21. South Carolina//22. Wisconsin//23. Ohio St.//24. Colorado St.//25. Alabama//;]
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[TALENT=Roy]
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The Virginia Cavaliers didn't pick up a single vote. Virginia opens the season August 25-th against Wisconsin, which is ranked 22nd.



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The Washington Redskins open the preseason tomorrow night on the road against their head coach's old team - the Kansas City Chiefs.
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And they will do so without the services of quarterback Jeff George, who is battling tendinitis in his right throwing arm. With George out, the Skins will get a good look at second year signal caller Todd Husak. The former Stanford star says his mindset hasn't changed just because his role in the preseason has increased.
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Husak, who has thrown just two passes in his NFL career will play half of the game against the Chiefs, while rookie Sage Rosenfels will play at least a quarter. Husak knows that with his limited experience that he'll be less than perfect.
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[S-Allen]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Former Redskin running back Terry Allen is back in the N-F-L.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File; :]


The 33 year old Allen signed a one year contract with the Baltimore Ravens for the veteran minimum salary. Allen will earn 477-thousand dollars this season. He replaces injured running back Jamal Lewis, who tore a knee ligament in practice this week.
Allen has over 79-hundred career yards rushing along witth 70 touchdowns.
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[S-MLB]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Baltimore Orioles hosted Boston at Camden Yard this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :]


Pedro Martinez watching the action from the dugout.
Leading 2 to nothing, Baltimore's Tony Batista hits this shot to third base the error allows Jeff Conine to score and the Orioles led 3 to nothing.
Then in the fourth David Segui hits this double off the right field wall scoring Jerry Hairston and the Orioles led the Red Sox 4 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Boston/2/;]


The Red Sox got on the board in the sixth when Trott Nixon goes deep to right centerfield for the solo homer but the Orioles win the game 4 to 2.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (52:17)]
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The Salem Avalanche is still in the hunt for post season play.
Salem lost to Wilmington last night but the Avalanche didn't lose any ground in the chase for a wild card spot thanks to a loss to Myrtle Beach.
The Avalanche leads the third place Pelicans by two games in the Southern Division.
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[TALENT=Roy]
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The Avalanche is at Memorial Stadium again tonight taking on the Blue Rocks game time is 7:05