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Coming up on News 7-
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Police chases may come to a screeching halt in L-A. We'll tell you why.
School uniforms. One public school district may make that the policy.
And the nomination goes to.... The grammy nominees coming up.
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Plus Roanoke Express highlights.
News 7 is next.

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Traces of a deadly poison lead to the arrest of six men... and new fears about terrorist plots.
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((IT SHOWS THAT AL QAEDA OR SOME SORT OF TERRORIST ORGANISATION IS PLANNING TO TRY AND HAVE SOME ATTACK OF SOME SORT))

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[Terrorism]


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British authorities are trying to figure out the connection between several North African men and possible terrorism. That after they discovered traces of a poison in a home near London.
Aleen Sirgany has more on the war on terrorism from Washington.
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((BRITISH LAB TESTS CONFIRM THAT TRACES OF A SUBSTANCE FOUND INSIDE THIS NORTH LONDON APARTMENT IS RICIN ... A POISON SO DEADLY THAT EVEN A TINY AMOUNT IS ENOUGH TO KILL A PERSON. POLICE ARRESTED SIX MEN OF NORTH AFRICAN ORIGIN DURING SUNDAY'S RAID. BRITISH OFFICIALS -- FEARING THEY MAY HAVE STUMBLED UPON A TERRORIST PLOT -- ARE NOW URGING THE PUBLIC TO BE ALERT. RICIN IS DERIVED FROM THE CASTOR BEAN PLANT, AND IS TWICE AS LETHAL AS COBRA VENOM. THERE IS NO KNOWN ANTIDOTE.
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"If it is injected, it can be fatal. And if someone inhales large quantities or eats large quantities, again it can be fatal." ALTHOUGH THE TOXIN IS RELATIVELY EASY TO PRODUCE, IT'S DIFFICULT TO ADMINISTER ON A GRAND SCALE. COMMUNIST AGENTS IN LONDON USED RICIN IN 1978 TO ASSASSINATE BULGARIAN DEFECTOR GEORGI MARKOV. AND MORE RECENTLY, U.S. TROOPS FOUND TRACES OF RICIN AT A SUSPECTED AL-QAIDA BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PLANT IN AFGHANISTAN. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, TONY BLAIR, SAYS THIS LATEST DISCOVERY HIGHLIGHTS THE THREAT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. Tony Blair/British Prime Minister "This danger is present and real and with us now." U.S. OFFICIALS ARE ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT RICIN GETTING INTO THE WRONG HANDS. THEY SAY AN ISLAMIC EXTREMIST GROUP ... ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO AL-QAIDA ... HAD BEEN TESTING THE SUBSTANCE. AND U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTORS LISTED RICIN AMONG THE POISONS SUSPECTED OF BEING PRODUCED BY SADDAM HUSSEIN. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Uniforms in some public schools? It could happen in Lynchburg.
City educators say they need more time to study whether school uniforms would make good policy in a number of the city's public schools.
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The principals of Marvin Bass Elementary and Linkhorne Middle told the school board tonight there is interest in implementing a uniform policy in their schools.
E-C Glass High School is also said to be studying the idea.
But administrators say it goes beyond simply being in favor of uniforms.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S THE SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH QUESTION I THINK OR POINT YOU HAVE TO MAKE. YOU CAN SAY ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF UNIFORMS, YES OR NO? IF SOMEBODY SAYS YES, I THINK WE HAVE TO KNOW THE WHYS. WHAT IS IT THAT UNIFORMS WOULD CHANGE IN OUR SCHOOLS?))
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McCormick says, under state law, any uniform policy would have to be optional.
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Some students will have a little extra time to think about what they're wearing to school tomorrow.
That's because their schools are delayed or closed due to yesterday's snow.
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It's a plan that would give millions of Americans a tax break.
President Bush unveiled a more than "650 billion dollar plan" today to boost the economy.
It includes quickly reducing the so called marriage penalty tax.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: INSTEAD OF SLOWING REDUCING THE MARRIAGE PENALTY BY 2009, WE SHOULD DO IT NOW AND HELP 35 MILLION MARRIED COUPLES. INSTEAD OF WAITING UNTIL 2008 TO MOVE MORE TAXPAYERS FROM THE 15 PERCENT TO THE LOWEST 10 PERCENT FOR 2 MILLION WORKING AMERICANS.))
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The President's plan would accelerate tax cuts that were scheduled for the future, offer new re-employment accounts to aid the unemployed in job searches, and abolish the tax on stock dividends.
The President says his proposal will help Americans who are out of work.
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((WE HAVE MORE WORK TO DO BECAUSE TOO MANY OF OUR CITIZENS CAN'T FIND A JOB.))
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The President's plan would also send rebate checks to 34 million low and middle income parents.
Democrats though criticized the plan saying the lion's share of the package favors the rich.
The White House says that misses the point- that the wealthy pay, by far, the most in taxes.
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A surprise from the Democratic side of the Senate today.
Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle says he's not running for President.
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Close aides say they were surprised. In fact, they'd planned to announce this weekend that Daschle would run. They had even scheduled campaign trips to three states.
Meanwhile it was a swearing in today for Congress members in Washington.
Republican Senator Bill Frist took over as majority leader- after Trent Lott stepped down.
California Democrat Nancy Pelosi became the first woman ever to head a political party in Congress, becoming minority leader.
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[Unemployment]


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The Senate wasted no time getting to work today.
Senators approved help for the unemployed.
The plan allows a five month, seven billion dollar extension of emergency jobless benefits.
Critics though say it won't help the more than one million people without any benefits.

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State Lawmakers will be heading back to work tomorrow when the General Assembly goes into session.
One of the bills up for debate this year could effect which members will be returning for future sessions.
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One legislator is introducing a bill to change the re-districting process.
Currently, the party in control of the General Assembly draws the legislative lines.
But some Democrats want to create a non-partisan re-districting commission.
Supporters of the bill say partisanship has diminished the number of competitive races.
Republicans say the new measure is just as political as the practice it aims to eliminate.
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((SEN. CREIGH DEEDS/(D) BATH CO.: WE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, IN PARTICULAR, KNOW HOW BADLY THAT PROCESS CAN GO TO NOT ONLY COST US SEATS BUT CUT UP THE DISTRICTS IN A PARTISAN WAY THAT HURTS OUR AREA.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: THE DEMOCRATS THOUGHT IT WAS FINE WHEN THEY WERE IN CONTROL THE WAY IT IS. I THINK IT IS A LITTLE DISINGENUOUS TO NOW WHEN THEY'RE IN THE MAJORITY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A HUNDRED YEARS TO SAY OH, WE WANT TO CHANGE THE RULES NOW.))
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Lawmakers will also elect a new Speaker tomorrow and the governor will deliver his State of the Commonwealth address.
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There will be one state leader missing from tomorrow's gubernatorial State of the Commonwealth address.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will be at an undisclosed secure location to preserve Virginia government in case of a terrorist attack.
The move comes at the recommendation of state anti-terrorism experts.
A spokeswoman for the governor says the government can not ignore it's own advice.

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[Take State of Commonwealth FS] News 7 will be at the capitol for Governor Warner's address. Join us tomorrow night for the governor's message, along with analysis from our political expert Tom Morris. We also hope to have live Republican reaction from Richmond. Our coverage begins at 7.
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A strike over health insurance could slow down an area factory.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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Plus L-A wants to change its reputation as the police-chase capital.
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((Hey, folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as Perry Florio gets the night off and his team responds with a comeback win over the Bullies from Atlantic City. High school hoops are of course in order on this Tuesday night. Plus, Daytona Testing begins at the beach, and the silent one get a first time ticket to the baseball hall of fame tonight on the Big 7.))

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It's on the news frequently- High speed chases caught on camera in Los Angeles.
But you may not see them as much.
After a recent tragedy, Los Angeles will limit just who can be chased. Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((WE'VE ALL SEEN THEM HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASES THAT GRAB RATINGS ON TV BUT OFTEN END IN DISASTER. WITH ITS LONG STRETCHES OF FREEWAY, A HUGE GRID OF WIDE BOULEVARDS, AND ENDLESS LITTLE NEIGHBORHOODS, LOS ANGELES IS THE POLICE PURSUIT CAPITOL OF THE WORLD. BUT NOW THE CITY'S POLICE COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO BAN PURSUITS FOR LESSER CRIMES SUCH AS TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. SO, A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT, OR A MISSING LICENSE PLATE, WILL NO LONGER LEAD TO A CHASE.
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THE DECISION CAME AFTER WHAT WAS A HORRIBLE EXAMPLE OF HOW A CHASE CAN END. LAST MONTH, A BABY HAD HIS ARM TORN OFF IN A HIGH-SPEED CHASE THAT LASTED LESS THAN THREE MINUTES. THE LATEST FIGURES SHOW IN ONE YEAR THE LAPD WAS INVOLVED IN 781 PURSUITS-RESULTING IN 283 COLLISIONS 139 INJURIES SIX FATALITIES. ABOUT HALF THE TIME, THE DRIVER IS WANTED FOR A SERIOUS CRIME. WHILE DEFENDING HIS OFFICERS, LA.'S NEW POLICE CHIEF SAYS THAT POLICY HAD TO CHANGE AND THAT HIS OFFICERS WILL SOON RECEIVE NEW TRAINING ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR. WILLIAM BRATTON Los Angeles Police Chief we owe it to our officers that not so much to tell them what NOT to do, but HOW to do it. UNDER THE NEW PLAN A POLICE HELICOPTER WILL NOW TAKE THE LEAD IN PURSUING SUSPECTS-ALLOWING OFFICERS ON THE GROUND TO SLOW DOWN. THE NEW POLICY GOES INTO EFFECT IN 60-90 DAYS. AND SOON, FEWER PURSUITS ON THE STREETS, AND ON TELEVISION. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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Union workers at Salem's General Electric plant are planning a two-day strike next week over health- benefits. The strike will involve about 14- thousand workers across the country. It's expected to start early Tuesday morning.

According to a statement from the I-U-E C-W-A, the union is angry that G-E has increased the amount that workers and retirees must pay toward their health insurance when the company is enjoying multi-billion dollar profits. The Salem G-E plant employs about one thousand workers. Nearly 400 are union members.


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A local antiques dealer is making his business history.
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John Elkins is retiring and liquidating all his merchandise after 26-years of selling fine pieces. His 12-thousand square foot retail gallery holds thousands of items including furniture, rugs and porcelain. Beginning Wednesday (Jan 8th), all items will be marked down 30-percent in a sale that runs until the place is empty.
Hundreds of buyers are expected at the Glade Hill location. Elkins says his career in antiques has been fun and that it allowed him to travel extensively.
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A Bedford teenager is charged with involuntary manslaughter for a September fourteenth car accident. State Police say 19-year old Michael Channing Coffey was under the influence and speeding when his Chevy Blazer ran off Route 122 in Moneta shortly before 10:30 p.m. One passenger, James Edward Sines (signs) the Third, was thrown from the vehicle when it overturned. The 24-year old died at the scene. Two others were injured. A grand jury today indicted Coffey on charges of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, maiming and driving under the influence
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Some home-grown talent is in the running for this year's Grammy awards.
Find out who's been nominated when News 7 returns.
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Plus this isn't high-fashion... it's high-powered fabric being designed by Virginia Tech.
See what it's all about next.
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There's a new pair of fashion designers out on the scene...and you can find them right here in our area.
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Actually, Tom Martin and Mark Jones really aren't designers, but, engineering professors at Virginia Tech.
They're in the midst of developing e-textiles--which are fabrics with electronic sensors.
The goal is to incorporate the fabrics into military gear and equipment, as well as other things.
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(( TOM MARTIN: ONE OF THE APPLICATIONS WE'D LIKE TO HAVE IS A SHIRT THAT WOULD MAP OUT A BUILDING FOR YOU AS YOU WALK THROUGH IT. MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR THE BLIND, MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR FIREFIGHTERS 16:21 ))
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Jones and Martin, along with some of their students, have been working on the e-textiles project for a little more than a year now.
The group will receive funding over the next two years through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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[National-Grammy's]


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It is a big day for the Boss. Bruce Springsteen was nominated for five grammys today.
He's one of seven different musicians nominated five times.
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Springsteen's September Eleventh themed "The Rising" is up for top honors this year.
It is the first album he has released with the E-Street Band since 19-84 .
Springsteen is nominated for album of the year, title track of the year, and song of the year.
Rapper Eminem was also nominated five times in the key categories... record, album and song of the year for "The Eminem Show."
Nora Jones, and Avril (La-Veen) Lavigne and Nelly are also up for five awards.
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Alan Jackson and the Dixie Chicks both garnered four nominations.

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A record company based in Roanoke will be vying for a Bluegrass Grammy.
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Gary Reid has been fielding congratulations since the nominations were announced.
His record label, Copper Creek, is 25 years old, but the latest C-D from The Roland White Band is the first to garner a grammy nomination.
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((GARY REID: I THINK ALL OF THE SMALLER INDEPENDENT LABELS, IT'S A TOUGH ROW TO HOE AND JUST HAVE TO KEEP AT IT ALL THE TIME. IT'S MORE THAN A FULL TIME JOB, A LABOR OF LOVE.))
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Copper Creek will face tough competition, including southwest Virginia native and bluegrass veteran Ralph Stanley.
He has two albums in the running for Best Bluegrass Album.
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The Grammys will be awarded February 23rd in New York City.

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Express hilites, plus Florio talks about his suspension. High school hoop hilites are on the way, plus testing at Daytona and a Hall of Fame day for a former Orioles. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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The NFL's offensive rookie of the year honor was handed out to Denver Broncos' running back Clinton Portis. Portis ran for 15 hundred and 8 yards this season. Not bad for a guy who wasn't taken until the second round with the 51st overall pick. Portis beat out his fellow Miami Hurricane alum Jeremy Shockey of the New York Giants for the award. Now, tonight's scores.
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The Roanoke Express was back in the Roundhouse ice last night,
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but head coach Perry Florio was in the stands instead of on the bench. Florio was suspended by the ECHL for one game yesterday. Florio was put in the league's TIMEOUT chair for his ejection on Sunday. Florio felt the refs in Sunday's game made not one , but seven bad calls and he not only filed a grievance but sent the league videotape to prove it.
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Not only did the Express not have Florio on the bench, but second leading scorer Rick Kowalsky was out as well with the flu.
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The man in charge was assistant coach Tony MacAulay and he would see the players get off to a shaky start as Jim Henkel scores on the power play opportunity to give the visitors a 2-to-nothing lead in the first period. But Roanoke would regroup and score three unanswered goals with two coming in the second period.
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The League's player of the month Jason Jaffray gets this one and the Express gets the 3-to-2 win.
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The team is on the road this weekend, and it's back in the Roundhouse until January 17th.

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High school hoops this morning - and we begin in Highlanders Heaven where Glenvar was hoping for a little divine intervention against
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the Blues and head coach Nelson Fox, who made the trek up from Buena Vista. Parry McCluer's Adam Gilbert will grab the pass on the Glenvar end and take it all the way to his own hoop for the layup and the visitors make themselves right at home. The Blues again - this time RJ Whitmore goes baseline and he will hit off the glass for two points. The Blues are on top by 6. The Highlanders struggled mightily tonight. Jeremy Szuch goes up tough inside and gets the hoops, plus he converts on the harm. But the Blues would hold the Highlanders to 29 points and get 43
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of their own as JK Thompson steals the pass and pops the jumper. Parry McCluer wins it 43-to-29.
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Just down 460 off of Spartan Drive, Salem welcomed Lord Botetourt to town for a little Blue Ridge action.
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The Spartan student section was doing its best to ensure the home court advantage. Lord Botetourt tries to silence the screams with Jacob Hudgins gets the put back down low for the tough two points to cut into the Salem lead. The Spartans' Jeremy Haskins will then take a nice feed from the wing and hit from the key area. The two pointer gives Salem a 15 point lead. Salem's Ben Motley will then finish it off with the steal and the
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sweet behind the back pass that ends up in Jason Vest's hands for the score. Salem beats Lord Botetourt 81 to 59.
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Winston Cup Racing's minor break is over and today 24 of teh sport's drivers got back on the track for some testing at Daytona.
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NASCAR - has a three day test scheduled for this week and it is being dubbed "Preseason Thunder." The driver making the most racket today was Mike Skinner and his Abingdon-based race team. Their new Pontiac Gran Prix turned in a 181 point 837 mile an hour lap. Elliott Sadler was second, while Rusty Wallace was third in his brand new Dodge.
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The Continental Tire Bowl not only was a hit with fans buying tickets, but it also turned out to be a winner for those watching on TV.
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The December 28th battle between UVa and West Virginia averaged one point seven million households - the second most watched scheduled program in ESPN2 history. It was surpassed only by this year's GMAC bowl between Marshall and Louisville. Even more amazing is the fact that the Tire Bowl's web site had almost 4 million hits in a 20 day period leading up to the game.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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This year's baseball hall of fame class will include just two former Big League stars this year. 11-time all-star catcher Gary Carter was voted into the Cooperstown shrine along with
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8-time all-star Eddie Murray. The former Oriole great is the only switch hitter in baseball history to rack up 500 homeruns and 3000 hits. Murray also is just the 38th player in history to be elected to the hall in his first year of eligibility. Murray was named on 85 percent of the ballots.
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Bruce Sutter was third in the voting, but well short of the 75% needed for election.