[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Marcus Vick gets the same deal his teammate got: No time to serve.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And Governors Wise and Warner talk about being on the receiving end of explosive mail.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - we'll head to Charlottesville where the Cavs are climbing the polls, winning awards, and repairing their stadium on this Monday.
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[VO-NAT]

And as the Hokies get ready for their ACC opener with Duke, they learn the start time for the following week's game with NC State.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


More clouds than sun for the next few days and then rain from Ivan ahead for the weekend. All the details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

There's Community service in Marcus Vick's future.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A plea agreement entered today helps put the suspended Tech quarterback's legal problems behind him.
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[SOT: 10:40:19:00 to :24]
[IN Q=His future's]

((MARCUS LONG: HIS FUTURE'S IN HIS HANDS AND WE DO BELIEVE THAT HE WILL MAKE THE BEST OF IT.))
[RUNS=:06 ]
[OUT Q=make the best of it.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Vick-Case]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:50:02]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Marcus Vick was fined and ordered to perform more community service, but he won't be going to jail.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The suspended Hokie entered a plea in Circuit Court for giving alcohol to teen aged girls.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with details.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith/Shannon, Marcus Vick pleaded no contest to a charge connected with a late night drinking party with underage girls. The plea puts an end to months of legal trouble for the hokie.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marcus Vick didn't ]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Long/Vick's Attorney; :10]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=many people.]

((Marcus Vick didn't have much to say today as he entered Montgomery County Circuit court. He left all of the talking to his lawyer Marcus Long.

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[SOT: 10:40::01:00 ]
[IN Q=I believe this]

((MARCUS LONG: I BELIEVE THIS HAS BEEN A LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE FOR MARCUS. AS YOU KNOW WE CAN MAKE THE BEST OF THE WORST OF THESE LIFE ALTERING DECISION. SO FAR I THINK HE'S MADE THE BEST OF IT. HOPEFULLY HE CAN GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=right track]


Vick's life changed drastically last winter after a party he and two teammates, running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill had with 14 and 15 year old girls at his apartment. Under a plea agreement he was sentenced to 30 days in jail... all of it suspended. He will also perform 24 hours of community service and pay a 100 dollar fine.

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[SOT: 10:40:29:00 ]
[IN Q=Marcus]

((MARCUS LONG: MARCUS HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POTENTIAL BOTH AS A PERSON AND AS AN ATHLETE AND WE HOPE HE DOES THE BEST WITH IT AND WE HOPE THIS IS THE END OF ALL OF THIS. :35)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=all of this.]


Vick's attorney issued an apology to the family of the teenage girls. saying quote, Marcus has and does apologize for hurting so many people."))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Vick may have one more trip to court this week. Running back Mike Imoh is appealing his conviction of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon, his trial is scheduled for later this week and Vick may even have to testify.
(KEITH QUESTION: Rachel any word on whether Vick is still planning to play football at Tech?)

His lawyers says, as far as he knows.. .Vick is planning to come back and wants to play football. As you know, he is suspended from this season because of all his legal troubles. The university says he can come back after completing a drug education and counseling program.

[NRV-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=504-03 TC1:37:20]
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[ENG#=1]

A man trying to save a life, lost his own in the New River this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

According to Longshop/McCoy's fire chief a 29 year old man was trying to rescue a woman who fell in the New River and then drowned himself. Rescuers say the female had fallen off the rocks around the McCoy Falls area in Giles county. Witnesses say the victim appeared to have a problem and was swept away. His body was recovered about a mile and a half down the river near the Eggleston Bridge and was taken to Giles County Hospital. His named won't be released until his family is notified.
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[Rigged-Letters]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC37:31]
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[ENG#=2]


Governor Mark Warner and West Virginia Governor Bob Wise are the latest targets in a series of attempted attacks on U-S governors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

Letters rigged to ignite when opened have been sent to governors in at least 17 states in the last week.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Today, similar letters were intercepted before reaching governors Warner and Wise. Both learned of the attempts at a Southern Governors' Association conference today in Richmond.
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[SOT 13:49 AND 14:55]
[IN Q=we're all outraged]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'RE ALL OUTRAGED THAT SOMEONE WOULD TRY TO PUT PEOPLE IN FEAR AND THREATEN NOT ONLY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, BUT THE REAL PERSON WHO'S POTENTIALLY MORE AT RISK IS THE PERSON WHOSE JOB IT IS TO OPEN THE MAIL. /// BOB WISE/WV GOVERNOR: IT'S A ROUTINE PROCESS NOW THAT WE HAVE TO WEAR GLOVES TO OPEN OUR MAIL.))
[SUPER=@markWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Bob Wise/(D) West Virginia; :17 QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=open our mail]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials said both letters were in standard, white business envelopes, and had a return address from Nevada's maximum-security Ely State Prison. At least three of the letters opened last week caught fire, but no one has been injured. Authorities said they were interviewing inmates at the prison.
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[US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
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[GRAPHIC=US Airways Bankruptcy]

US Airways is hoping the second time's a charm... The company filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday for the second time in two years.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Microwave;]

Susan Bahorich set out to determine the regional impact of the move. She is at the Roanoke Regional Airport tonight. Susan, how will the airline's return to bankruptcy court affect the airport and passengers?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

Keith According to airport officials and travel agents.. in the near-term, it won't. But, as we move into next year- it could be anybody's guess.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Roanoke Region Airport; :13]
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel; :52]
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[OUT Q=GETTING THERE AND BACK]

(([NATS@20:01:10.16/tape from yesterday] ((AIRPLANE TAKING OFF...)) [RUNS:04]
Its been anything, but smooth sailing for US Airways. For the second time in as many years- the nation's 7th biggest airline and the Valley's largest carrier is filing for bankruptcy.

[SOT@4:10.15/today's tape]
[INQ=US Air is just one...]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK, ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: US AIR IS JUST ONE OF A NUMBER OF CARRIERS TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S BEYOND OUR ABILITIES TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT BESIDES GET INFORMATION TO PASSENGERS THAT EVERYTHING FINE... )) [RUNS:16]
[OUTQ=.. that everything's fine.]


US Airway's president says passenger's tickets and frequent flier miles will be honored, the schedule will be uninterrupted and normal day-to-day operations will continue.
[NATS] ((TRAVEL AGENCY)) [RUNS:04]
And, that's the word that's been given to the nation's travel agents, including those here in Roanoke. Even with that being the case -they're advising customers to play it safe.

[SOT@19:29.15]
[INQ=We would steer them away...]

((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: WE WOULD STEER THEM AWAY FROM US AIRWAYS IN 2005, 2004 WE FEEL COMFORTABLE SELLING US AIRWAYS. TOO MANY UNCERTAINTIES IN 2005 TO RECOMMEND THAT AS A SAFE MEANS OF GETTING THERE AND BACK...)) [RUNS:15]
[OUTQ=.. there and back.]))
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

And, if worse comes to worse- and US Airways would close, passenger who are holding tickets would NOT take a loss.
Ludovici says there's a deal in place where other airlines would honor US Airways tickets IF there were enough seats available on their flights.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan/Microwave;]

... but besides being prepared for the worst, airport officials say they'll just have to wait and see...

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


New devlopments in a Franklin County murder case.
More on that when News Seven at Six returns
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And how about a little culture with your lunch?
The latest advertising effort roams the streets of Downtown Roanoke.
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[1st-Wx]
[Bill-White]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC2:00:32]
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[ENG#=1]


An assault and battery charge against a Roanoke landlord was dropped today, when the woman who swore out the warrant against him failed to show up in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Bill White is the landlord who operates the extreme website Overthrow- dot- com.
Erica Hardwick Hoesch (HOEshhh) is a former neo-nazi who passed out fliers with White's picture and the headline, "Meet Your Local Racist."
White was convicted of assault and battery following a confrontation in July, and Hardwick- Hoesch was convicted of trespassing on one of White's properties.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Both defendants appealed their convictions to circuit court, but Hardwick Hoesch did not appear in court today.


The judge dropped the charge against White for lack of a witness, and convicted Hardwick Hoesch in her absence. She was fined 25 dollars plus court costs.


[Franklin-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Ketih]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Authorities have now determined the cause of death of a man murdered in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

An autopsy report shows 32-year-old Ronald Christopher Bonds died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bonds was found dead Saturday inside his mobile home at the Chestnut Trailer Park Court on English Road. Authorities say a friend went to check on Bonds after no one heard from him. Investigators are now interviewing people who knew Bonds. So far, they have NOT named any suspects.
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[Weed]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:21:12]
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The Democrat trying to unseat Congressman Virgil Goode says the Republican failed the Fifth District when he voted to go to war with Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Al Weed used Bedford's D-Day Memorial as a backdrop today as he accused Republicans of over-extending and under-supplying America's armed forces.
Weed ... a former Green Beret ... says he'd also like to see the presidential campaign move beyond its current fixation on the Viet Nam War.
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[SOT 15:33:13]
[IN Q=Re-fighting that era]

((AL WEED/D-FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: RE-FIGHTING THAT ERA DOESN'T HELP US NOW. THE FOCUS REALLY OUGHT TO BE ON THE WAR IN IRAQ AND THE ECONOMY AND THE ISSUES THAT REALLY MATTER TO PEOPLE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Al Weed/(D) Fifth District Candidate]
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[OUT Q=matter to people today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Weed says the Kerry campaign's decision to pull its t-v ads in Virginia won't adversely affect his own campaign.
He plans his own advertising blitz in the final week to ten days before the election.
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[Stocks]


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Tech stocks advanced on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/1.69/10314.76/x/16.07/1910.38;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose two points today.
The NASDAQ gained 16.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Opera-Roanoke]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC2:01:13]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Spending lunch time on Roanoke's Market Square this week could pay off with a taste of culture.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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((NATS OF SINGING))
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Bass Baritone Drew Dowdy is putting on a strolling performance several days this week as part of a new Opera Roanoke advertising campaign. Among other pieces, the 27-year old is singing selections from Verdi's (VEHR-deez) Rigoletto in which he'll star later this month. Street performances are relatively new to Roanoke. But Dowdy and his impromptu audience seem to relish the change.
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[SOT 9:28:57 - 9:29:07]
[IN Q=Oh, his singing is beautiful...]

((BETH CARUTHERS/VISITOR TO MARKET: OH, HIS SINGING IS BEAUTIFUL. HE'S A ROANOKE NATIVE. THAT MAKES IT KIND OF EXTRA SPECIAL.)) ((DREW DOWDY/BASS BARITONE, OPERA ROANOKE: IT'S A LOT OF FUN... MORE FUN TO DO IT THIS WAY BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. IT'S ALMOST LIKE HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Caruthers/Visitor to Market; :00]
[SUPER=01-Drew Dowdy/Opera Roanoke Bass Baritone; :15]
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[OUT Q=almost like having a conversation with somebody.]
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[VO-NAT :05]

The performances are free and can be caught Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 and 1:30.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports kickoff times for upcoming games in Blacksburg and Charlottesville are set. Two Cavs earn ACC player of the week honors -
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[VO-NAT]


and workers were on the JOB today at Scott Stadium repairing part of the upper deck that displaced several thousand fans on Saturday.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=SP-183 26:06]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]
[ENG#=1]


Twelfth-ranked Virginia's game against Akron this Saturday was not the hot topic in Charlottesville today. Steve Mason has more on how a section of Scott Stadium fell apart during the U-N-C game.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Littlepage/UVa Athletic Director; :29]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :48]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/170 All Purpose Yards Per Game Avg.; 1:35]
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[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The ACC plays right here on Your Hometown Station this weekend. Saturday at Noon this is only place you can watch the Hokies' historic first ever game in the ACC
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[go to aprisa board on wdbj-7] As Tech hosts the Duke Blue Devils. You can catch all the action this Saturday beginning at Noon. The Tech players know its important to make a statement in their first conference game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Royal/Two TDs This Past Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :09]
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[OUT Q=...FIRST CHANCE TO SHOW PEOPLE."]
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[go aprisa board on wdbj-7] The Hokies and Hoos also found out starting times for their respective games on Saturday September 25th. The Tech - N.C. State game in Blacksburg will kickoff at Noon, and it will be televised by ESPN. The UVa game on the 25th in Charlottesville against Syracuse will kickoff at 3:30 - and it will NOT be televised. No TV for the UVa-Syracuse game.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00]

Two ACC football players of the week are Cavaliers. Marquis Weeks is the specialist of the week after returning a kickoff for 100 yards in the second-half of Virginia's win over North Carolina. The senior now shares the school record for most career kickoff returns for TDs. Virginia senior guard Elton Brown has been named the league's lineman of the week. Brown eight knockdown blocks and helped the Cavalier line turn in a no quarterback sacks or pressures.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-185 ]
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Hurricane Ivan is taking sweet time in the Gulf, but after getting pelted twice in the past couple of weeks the Florida Marlins weren't taking any chances.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/MLB-Cubs; :00]

Their game today with the Expos- originally set for Miami, was moved to Chicago's US Cellular field due to the threat of the Hurricane. About 4 thousand fans showed up to watch the game. They paid
[super=35-Montreal/3/Florida/6;]

$15 a ticket and saw the Marlins beat the Expos 6-to-3 and move within two games of the Giants in the NL wildcard race. (------------)