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Coming up on News 7-
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A close-call at Roanoke Regional Airport means a change of plans for many travelers. The streets of Lynchburg were full of pride -- and protests. And he's being called the king of the basketball court and he's only three-years-old.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Plus, Brent says the temperatures are rising. News 7 is next.

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((THE PILOT IS OKAY AND HE'S ON HIS WAY HOME AND THE FAA IS GOING TO TALK TO HIM ON TUESDAY REGARDING THE ACCIDENT.))
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No injuries related to a small plane accident, but flights at Roanoke Regional Airport are delayed for hours.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Shortly after 7 o'clock emergency personnel responded to a downed plane on the runway of Roanoke Regional Airport.
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Officials say they're not sure exactly why the "Glass Air" plane crashed, but say the pilot told them the plane was having mechanical and electrical problems as it was approaching the runway.
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((JOHN MCCLENDON: FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL THE INDIVIDUAL WAS MAKING AN APPROACH INTO THE RUNWAY AND UPON LANDING HIS PROP IMPACTED THE RUNWAY AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.))
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Officials have not released the name of the pilot but say he purchased the plane two months ago and that it is self maintained. The pilot told investigators he'd been in Roanoke for a few days working on his plane and was headed to New London, Connecticut. There were no passengers. At least four flights both in and out of the airport were delayed because of the accident. One flight was diverted to Washington D-C, and another was diverted to West Virginia.
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[Lynchburg-Pride]


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Hundreds gathered in Lynchburg today to show pride in their sexuality. This weekend marks the second annual gay pride event in the Hill City, but it wasn't without opposition. Jennifer Wishon Reports.
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[SUPER=01-Laura Montgomery Rutt/Soulforce; :19]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :27]
[SUPER=01-Mel White/Soulforce Founder; :38]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Brock/Protestor; :52]
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((NATS OF MARCH)) Members of Soulforce and other religious and civil rights organizations walked down Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg Saturday to promote gay awareness in the Hill City and celebrate their sexuality.
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((LAURA MONTGOMERY RUTT: WE ARE HERE TO PROCLAIM THAT GOD LOVES GAY, LESBIAN, BI- SEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE JUST AS THEY ARE AND WE ARE WORKING TO ENSURE CIVIL RIGHTS AND TO GET PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND CELEBRATE WHO THEY ARE.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON: MANY OF THE WEEKEND'S ACTIVITIES FOCUS UPON GAY AND LESBIAN FAMILIES. SOULFORCE OFFICIALS ARE HOPING TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THAT IT'S NOT THE STRUCTURE OF THE FAMILY THAT MATTERS. BUT RATHER THE LOVE THAT BINDS THEM TOGETHER.))
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((MEL WHITE: JERRY FALWELL AND THE OTHERS SAY WE ARE A THREAT TO THE FAMILY. IN FACT, WE ARE A PART OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY AND WE HAVE LOVING FAMILIES OF OUR OWN.))
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Ronald Brock followed the crowd in this vehicle to make it clear that he disagrees.
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((RONALD BROCK: FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AND WE HAVE TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN. IT'S NEVER HAD TO BE DEFINED BEFORE.))
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Brock is referring to the Federal Marriage Amendment, which was introduced to define marriage as a union between a man and woman only. The proposed amendment has been referred to the judiciary committee, but for Bruce Murch, legislation isn't necessary.

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((BRUCE MURCH/PREACHER: MARRIAGE IS NOT A STATE FUNCTION, MARRIAGE IS A FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH.))
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((MUSIC: WE ARE MARCHING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD.))
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Members of Soulforce say being gay in Central Virginia is hard enough without discriminatory legislation.
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((LAURA MONTGOMERY RUTT: WE BELIEVE THAT LYNCHBURG IS A REALLY ROUGH PLACE TO COME OUT AS GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL OR TRANSGENDER. THERE'S A LOT OF OBSTACLES THAT ARE FACED HERE BY GAY PEOPLE.))
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Sunday the group plans to bless same sex couples and families outside Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lynchburg.))

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No one was seriously injured, but a telephone pole is a total loss after an accident this morning in Roanoke.
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Police say a motorist struck this pole in the 35-hundred block of Williamson Road just before 9 o'clock. Witnesses say the man appeared to lose control of his SUV before hitting the pole. Police believe he may have had a seizure. He's been charged with driving without a license and reckless driving. Power to TWO homes was turned off while Verizon employees repaired the pole. Traffic in both directions was blocked while loose lines were removed.
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A Hollywood-style prison escape -- now police are on the man hunt.
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[SUPER=03-Wilkes-Barre, PA;]

Authorities spent the night with K-9 units, and searched a nearby river with hover crafts. Police say Hugo Selenski and Scott Bolton broke out of their jail cell by tying bed sheets together and climbing down seven stories. Bolton fell during the escape and was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries -- Selenski got away. Selinski is accused of killing two drug dealers, burning their bodies, and burying them in his yard.
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[Conjoined-Twins]


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Dallas hospital reports that surgery to separate joined twins is continuing, and their condition is stable. A team of 18 doctors is performing the complicated separation surgery in an attempt to give the two-year-old twins from Egypt a chance at independent lives. Tony (GUY-duh) Guida has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Jim Thomas/Children's Medical Center, Dallas; :44]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Souweidane/Weill-Cornell Medical Center; 1:41]
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((nothing about the brief lives of ahmed and mohamed ibrahim is ordinary. it was a 1 in 10-million chance that they would be born this way.. and for 28 months each brother's survival has depended on the other. yet neither brother can see the one who is giving him life. now the twins' survival rests with 5 neurosurgeons, 2 plastic surgeons, 1 pediatric general surgeon, 1 oral surgeon, 9 anesthesiologists, 6 pediatric nurses, 4 respiratory therapists, 3 cranofacial nurses and a support staff of biomedical engineers, pharmacists and social workers. an extraordinary operation to give 2 little boys a chance for normal lives. CG :2-line Dr. Jim Thomas Children's Medical Center, Dallas
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"they have quite different personalities; one appears to be a much more reflective quite introverted toddler and the other is a bit more i think the term fiestier is an appropriate one."
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it took the medical team close to 2 hours just to properly position the twins for the complex surgery of separating them. they lie in a specially-made bed wrapped in a cocoon of padding so they can't move. it was 6 hours into the operation before the neurosurgery began.

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"IF YOU DON'T GET THROUGH THE DIVISION OF BLOOD VESSELS AND SINUSES THE TWINS WILL NOT BE SEPARATED, SO YES, IT'S CRITICAL."
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The sinuses dr thomas refers to are not the ones that give you and me headaches. they're the blood vessels that drain both sides of the brain. ahmed and mohamed share them. on the right side of each boy's brain blood flows normally; on the left side, the blood flows from one boy into the other. dr mark swaydan is a pediatric neurosurgeon who helped separate pakistani twins joined at the head. this case, he says, appears more difficult. CG :2-line Dr. Mark Souweidane Weill-Cornell Medical Center
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"THE DAUNTING TASK COMES FROM THE FACT THAT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO SEPARATE THAT PARTICULAR BLOOD VESSEL. INJURIES TO THE SINUS CAN AND NOT UNCOMMONLY WILL BE FATAL."
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CG :2-line Tony Guida/CBS News the principal risks in this operation are blood loss and swelling of the brain. if the operation is successful, the twins will spend up to 5 days in intensive care in a drug-induced coma. then doctors will search for any signs of brain damage. tg cbs news ny.))

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Still ahead on the newscast, what will new regulations for Medicare mean for you?
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and also, if he can shoot hoops like this now, just wait until he gets taller. We'll meet a three year old who is getting plenty of attention for his skills on the court.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies get a special effort from D'Lo to crush the Orange. The Cavs get clawed in Death Valley, and BC could be number 12 in the ACC. Plus, we'll hit the trail at the Metro Invitational cross country meet, and the track in Charlotte. So keep your head up and don't lose your head. Sports is on the way in just a few.))

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Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50.
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But, now there is a new technology that may limit the effects of the disease.
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((THIS IS THE ACTUAL DEVICE. IT'S ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PEA.))
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A tiny experimental telescope is place inside the eye, near the pupil. It doesn't give 20 -20 vision, but it is an improvement.
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((EDNA STEWART/SUFFERS FROM MACULAR DEGENERATION-I'M SO PROUD OF IT. I'M CAN YOU SEE... CAN YOU REALLY SEE MY TELESCOPE. DR. DONALD H. STEWART--WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS IMPROVE PEOPLES QUALITY OF LIFE AND WE CAN'T REALLY FIX THE MACULAR DEGENERATION, BUT WHAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY DO IS HELP THEM FUNCTION BETTER WITH THAT DISEASE.))
[SUPER=01-Edna Stewart/Suffers from Macular Degeneration;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Donald H. Stewart, III/Charlotte Eye, Ears, Nose and Throat Assoc.]
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Stewart says she can't feel the device, but it has given back her independence. 200 people are taking part in the clinical trial.
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Some Medicare patients will be paying out of their pocket for health services soon.
A new financial cap could limit patient access to rehabilitative care. Donald Graham has more.
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[SUPER=01-Gladis Ellen Lehman/Fibromyalgia Patient; :19]
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(( ((3 seconds of Gladis in pool. TC --)) Gladis Lehman is a fibromyalgia patient. She's been using physical therapy for two months now and says Medicare will only pay for another month of treatment. After that, she'll at least be able to work out a deal with Heartland Rehab to only pay 35 dollars a month.
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((WE'LL JUST HAVE TO DO WITHOUT SOMETHING ELSE IF I HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO IT.))
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Starting September first, Medicare only pays 1, 590 dollars for speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. According to Gladys' therapist, a patient with an ailment like fibromyalgia, stroke, or traumatic brain injury could spend that money quickly.
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((IF IT'S MORE COMPLICATED SUCH AS A STROKE, MAYBE MORE INVOLVED ARTHRITIS WITH MULTIPLE JOINTS INVOLVED THEN THOSE INDIVIDUALS WILL MOST LIKELY REACH THAT CAP WITHIN A THREE MONTH PERIOD OF TIME.))
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Physical and speech therapy are combined under the same cap, making things even harder if someone is being treated for a stroke or other brain injury, which can result in months of both types of therapy.
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((STAND UP-- THE CAP APPLIES TO ALL OUTPATIENT THERAPY PROGRAMS EXCEPT THOSE PERFORMED IN A HOSPITAL. SO A MEDICARE PLAN B PATIENT COULD USE A HOSPITAL THERAPIST AND RECIEVE UNLIMITED TREATMENT. BUT THAT COULD CREATE PROBLEMS FOR SOME PATIENTS.))
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((IN OUR RURAL COMMUNITY NOT ALL PATIENTS ARE ABLE TO DO THAT READILY BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE TO TRAVEL A LONG DISTANCE TO GET TO A HOSPITAL WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL TO SEE THEIR OUTPATIENT THERAPIST.))
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The cap was established in 19-97, but has been under a moratorium for years. There are currently bills in both the Senate and House to abolish the caps entirely, but for now, Gladis says she will have to deal with her fibromyalgia any way she can.
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((WELL I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR WHAT MEDICARE HAS PAID. AND IT'S HELPED ME. I CAN CONTINUE DO A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE LEARNED ON MY OWN))
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Donald Graham, News 7, Salem.))



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Still to come on the newscast, we'll take a look at a hair-razing record-breaking exhibition...
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and also Mother Nature tore their church down, but now faith is building it back up. We'll have that story up next.
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[Church-Rebuild]


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A Campbell County church is being re- born after a tornado destroyed it more than a year ago.
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The foundation was poured for a new Lawyers Road Missionary Baptist Church two weeks ago and the structure already has four walls and a roof. It's being constructed entirely by volunteers with supplies that were donated by area businesses and residents. The church's pastor says the experience has been a blessing.
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((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: THAT TORNADO WAS PREORDAINED. IT DESTROYED THE OLD AND IS GIVING US THE NEW. WE HAVE A NEW NAME AND A NEW LOCATION, WE HAVE A NEW MINISTRY AND ALL THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME AND SO YEAH, GOD DID IT.))
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./April 2002;]

This is what the church looked like last April after a tornado leveled it. The congregation has been worshiping with Timberlake United Methodist Church since then. With "love in action" as their motto, builders hope to complete construction on the new facility by Spring.
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Thousands of people were hoping to make it into the record books today in South Africa.
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[SUPER=03-Johannesburg, South Africa;]

The World's Biggest Ever Hair event took place with the countries top hair stylists going to work on four-thousand heads. The event was used as an advertising campaign for Sunsilk, a hair products company. Ages varied from young and old, but the completed hairstyles were just as varied.
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Coming up, the Hokies dismantle the Cuse in special fashion, the Hoos can't hold that Tiger, Pedro throws down with Don Zimmer and a double dip on the track in Charlotte, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies honored one of their greatest players ever today as Carroll Dale was recognized in the school's NFL flashback. The Wise native played on three titles teams with the Packers and was an all-American at Tech. His jersey number 84 also is retired. Dale still ranks fourth all-time at Tech in career TD catches with 15.
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech said so long to Syracuse today by trashing the Orangemen 51-to-7. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have the details of a Happy Homecoming.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/181 Yards of Offense; :35]
[SUPER=01-DeAngelo Hall/3 Touchdowns vs. Syracuse; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/131 Yards & 2 Touchdowns; 1:47]
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[SUPER=36-Syracuse/7/Virginia Tech #4/51; 2:26]
[SUPER=01-Carter Warley/168 Career Point After Touchdown Kicks; 2:32]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/6 & 8 Against Syracuse; 2:40]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-BC]


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While the past four months have shown that nothing about ACC expansion is final until an official announcement, the league's presidents are expected to hold a conference call on Sunday to vote on Boston College as the ACC's 12th member.
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[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President; :00]
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Virginia was looking for its first 4 and oh start in the ACC since sharing the league crown in 1995, today at Clemson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Jefferson-Pilot; :00]


Al Groh's Hoos fell behind ten-zip at halftime, but Matt Schaub went to work in the third quarter, hooking up with Heath Miller over the middle for the TD.
But UVA rushed for just 53 yard today and lost Wali Lundy to a leg injury.
Schaub later found his other tight end Patrick Estes for four yards and a score to give the Cavs their first lead at 14-10.
It was 24-17 Tigers though late in the fourth quarter when Alvin Pearman crashed in from a yard out to force overtime. Virginia settled for a field goal before Clemson's Charlie Whitehurst went up
[SUPER=36-Virginia/27/Clemson/30/;]

top for Kevin Youngblood who hauled in the game winner. Virginia loses a heartbreaker 30 to 27.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/ABC Sports; :00]


In Tallhassee, the Miami Hurricanes made themselves right at home in a driving rainstorm. Sean Taylor intercepted two Chris Rix passes and recovered a blocked punt as the Noles turned the ball over five times.
Miami's Jarrett Payton also caught a 14 yard touchdown and rushed for 97 yards as Miami stayed unbeaten beating Florida State 22 to 14.
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And in Dallas, top ranked Oklahoma annihilated Big 12 rival Texas. Jason White tossed 4 TD passes for the Sooners who routed the Longhorns 65 to 13.
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The New York Yankees have taken a 2-1 lead in the ALCS, but not without some fireworks today in Beantown.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Fox Sports; :00]


Derek Jeter smacked the first homer by a right hander off of Pedro Martinez all season to help the Yanks overcome an early 2-oh deficit, but that's when things got interesting.
Martinez threw behind the head of Karim Garcia to get things started.
Then Roger Clemens answered with this high fastball that Manny Ramirez took offense to.
Both benches cleared and the gloves were off. Especially for Martinez who threw 72 year old Yankees coach Don Zimmer to the
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ground. The former Red Sox manager would be ok and just for the record New York won the game 4-3.
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In the NLCS, the Cubs beat the Marlins 8 to 3. Former Lynchburg Hillcat Aramis Ramirez had a grand slam in the first inning for the Cubbies.

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Nearly 500 runners took part in the 30th annual Metro Cross Country meet today in Salem.
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19 teams took aim at the 5000 meter course at Roanoke College's Elizabeth Campus. Today's event was a good tuneup for the district and regional meets to come in the next few weeks. Cave Spring took home the overall girls title while Salem took the boys crown.
Adam Dickerson of Franklin County and Catherine White of Northside were the top individuals.
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For the first time in Nascar history, the Winston Cup and the Busch series cars raced on the same track in the same day. Greg Biffle won the Little Trees 300 this afternoon setting the table for tonight's UAW_GM 500 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway outside of Charlotte.
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Elliott Sadler's string of bad luck continued as the 38 gets hooked up with Mike Skinner in this incident at lap 160.
It looked as though Ryan Newman would win his 9th race of the season late in this one. Newman short pitted at lap 268, but Tony Stewart chased down the 12 car and made the pass for the win with just 6 laps to go. Stewart takes his 2nd victory of the season and the first of his career at Lowe's. Now here's the top ten from tonight's race. [go to chyron] [go to motion]
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Finally, while most basketball stars are spotted in high-school, one talked about Missouri player hasn't even entered kindergarten.
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Three-and-a-half year old Mark Walker, Junior is being called basketball's next big thing. The pint-sized player started shooting hoops at the age of 21-months and can nail a basket from just about any direction.
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Walker's skills on the court are already claiming fame. He's already signed a deal with Reebok. (------------)