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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Coming up on News 7,
Botetourt County authorities search for a person believed to have left the scene of a fatal accident.
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[VO-NAT]

And a Radford University student is sent to the hospital after falling from a balcony.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, week 5 highlights from the NFL, the Braves force a game five with Houston, and
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[VO-NAT]


Joe Nemechek breaks out the broom in Kansas.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

A beautifull fall day with sunny skies and seasonable temperatures. Another nice one is on the way for Monday. When can we expect the rain from Tropical Depression Matthew? The answers in coming up in the 7-Day planner. [Video-Open]
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[VO-NAT]

A Radford University student is injured after falling from a third-story balcony.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Radford-Fall]


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The student ended up in the Trauma Center this morning after falling from the balcony.
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[VO-NAT]
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Radford Police say the 20 year old Junior from Midlothian was at a party on the third floor of an apartment building in the 700 block of Downey Street. Police say just after the midnight the student tried to pull himself onto a railing to sit when he fell over. He was found unconscious on the ground with minor visible trauma and taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Investigators say the railing did not appear to be faulty. Police have NOT ruled out alcohol or drugs as a factor.
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[Boty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=rde]
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State Police and Botetourt County officials are looking for someone who may have the left the scene of a fatal accident.
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[TAKE ACCIDENT GRAPHIC FS] Investigators say 18-year-old Matthew Everette Neel of Troutville died when his car ran off the road. It happened around two in the morning on Mountain Pass Road between Blue Ridge and Troutville. Investigators say Neel's Mazda was headed eastbound when he ran off the right side of the road and struck several objects including two trees.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Neel was prounced dead at the scene. Investigators are now looking for someone they think might have left the scene on foot.

[Vinton-OTB]


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A new Vinton facility that had some controversy surrounding it will open on Monday.
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The off track betting center run by Colonial Downs will have its grand opening in Vinton tomorrow at noon. The center's owners say they have a strong record, and citizens don't have anything to worry about.
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[IN Q=We have a track record.]

((IAN STEWART:WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD. WE'VE BEEN OPERATING OFF TRACK BETTING FACILITIES IN VIRGINIA SINCE FEBRUARY OF 1996 SO WE GOT NO WHERE TO HIDE. YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF CHESAPEAKE YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF HAMPTON YOU CAN GO TO THE CITY OF RICHMOND YOU CAN GO DOWN TO THE LITTLE TOWN OF ALBERTA. YOU CAN ASK ABOUT COLONIAL DOWNS AND WE RUN ON OUR RECORD.))
[SUPER=01-Ian Stewart/Colonial Downs President; ]
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[OUT Q=and we run on our record.]
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Some Vinton residents hope past differences can be forgotten, and that everyone will work together to make the facility successful.
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[SOT 02:49:06]
[IN Q=Hopefully all the past differences]

((MOE MATTOX:HOPEFULLY ALL THE PAST DIFFERENCES WILL BE FORGOTTEN AND THEY'LL GO ON THEIR WAY AND THEY'LL BE A SUCCESS HERE AND THEY'LL HELP THE TOWN AND THEY'LL BRING SOME BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Moe Mattox/Chamber of Commerce Member]
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[OUT Q=bring some business.]
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[VO-NAT]

The parlor is still waiting on one more controversial issue-- its liquor license. The owners do plan to serve alcohol at the facility -- and say they are taking the proper steps through the ABC board to obtain their license.
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[CROP-Walk]


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Some folks in Roanoke took a walk today not just for their own health, but for the health of others as well.
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The *CROP Walk for the Hungry* began outside the First Presbyterian Church on Jefferson Street and made a four-and-a half mile circle around Roanoke. The walk supports the work performed by the Church World Service for disaster relief, providing food for the hungry, and in educational efforts throughout the world. 75 percent of the proceeds from today's walk will be distributed nationally. The rest will stay in Roanoke to help feed the hungry. The walk is over 50-years old, and last year alone the group raised 18-thousand dollars for the poor.
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[Toys-Motorcycle]


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Christmas is nearing -- and some bikers in Salem are doing what they can to assure a happy holiday for some children in need.
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The Ride Round Valley event is held every year in October -- to get brand new toys under the trees for low-income children in Salem, Roanoke, and Vinton.
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((ANGIE APGAR:IT'S A BENEFIT RIDE TO RAISE TOYS AND MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE. WE HELP NEEDY FAMILIES EACH YEAR AND THIS WILL HELP STOCK THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Angie Apgar/Community Christmas Store;]
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[OUT Q=stock the childrens department.]
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It's a big job considering the number of children who benefit from the Community Christmas Store.
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[IN Q=Well we serve over seven hundred]

((ANGIE APGAR:WELL WE SERVE OVER 700 FAMILIES WHICH CONSIST OF ABOUT 1200 CHILDREN SO IT TAKES A LOT TO STOCK THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT SO THIS DEFINITELY WILL HELP US.))
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[OUT Q=so this deffinetly will help us.]
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Bikers could either donate ten dollars or bring a new toy as an entry fee into the ride. The group of about 50-bikers took their 20-mile ride around the Roanoke Valley via police escort. Organizers hope the event will grow each year to ensure a merry Christmas for ALL children in our area.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[WRITER=rle]
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[ENG#=APRISA]

Some nurses in the area are upset about declining salaries, and who their hopsital is hiring. That story is still to come on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]

and some Roanokers got a taste of some tasty music AND food today -- at a festival fit for the senses.
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[1st-Wx]

[UVA-Nurses]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jen]
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Some nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center are upset over the center's hiring practices. That's because the hospital is cutting the salaries of its current nurses -- even though it has hired a dozen new nurses from as far away as Australia and South Africa - and says it plans to hire more.
A hospital spokesman says the foreign recruiting is needed to maintain adequate staffing levels in a competitive market.
But the university staff union president says nurses have told her the hospital is paying a recruiting firm more than 18-thousand dollars for each foreign nurse hired.

[Health-Review]


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Reducing the risk of breast cancer, a shortage of the flu shot affects the state and the country, and teeing off for a cure.
Joy Sutton has those stories and more in health review.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Russell Delaney/Lewis-Gale Clinic; :09]
[SUPER=01-Heather Cox/Kroger Dietitian; :43]
[SUPER=01-Susie Parrish/Golf Tournament Organizer; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Honey/Rally For a Cure; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Holly Atkinson/Medical Journalist; 1:59]
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((Health officials are urging that only individuals at highest risk for complications get the flu vaccine this year because of the limited supply.
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[IN Q=For the healthy person]

((FOR THE HEALTHY PERSON ADULT OR CHILD OVER 2 YEARS OLD THEY'RE NOT AT SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR COMPLICATIONS HOWEVER THERE OUT THERE WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR ARE YOUNGER POPULATION WHO AT RISK FOR COMPLICATIONS EVEN DEATH FROM INFLUENZA )) [RUNS19]
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High Risk Individual include children six to 23 months old, people 65 and older, people with chronic conditions, and pregnant women.
Flu Mist may be an alternative for healthy people ages five to 49.
You can also give your immune system a boost by eating healthy and exercising.
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[IN Q=We need to make sure we're eating]

((WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE'RE EATING RIGHT TO PROVIDE OUR BODY WITH FUEL IT NEEDS TO BUILD A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM. 10 ARE WE EATING OUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AT LEAST FIVE SERVINGS A DAY OR WE GETTING OUR WHOLE GRAINS, BEAN, NUTS ALL OF THOSE THINGS HAVE ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS AND NUTRIENTS THAT HELP OUR BODY FIGHT OF DISEASE AND MAKE IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONGER )) [RUNS23]
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Battling breast cancer for the third time didn't' stop a Franklin County women from holding her annual golf tournament as part of the Susan G. Komen Rally for a Cure.
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[IN Q=I'm in the middle of my third fight with breast cancer]

((I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF MY THIRD FIGHT WITH BREAST CANCER THIS IS A LITTLE BIT MORE SERIOUS. IT METASTASIZED INTO MY BONES. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS IT WAS A LONG TIME BEFORE THE RELAPSE)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=time before the relapse]


Parrish says almost every golfer here has been touched in some way by breast cancer. A memory tree bears the names of those women who lost their fight-- all are friends or relatives of golfers in this Smith Mountain Lake Community.
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[IN Q=It's all about the pink ribbon]

((IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PINK RIBBON. YOU JUST HAVE KEEP THE DIALOGUE GOING SO THE MONEY FLOWS SO WE CAN GET A CURE FOR THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING IT )) [RUNS09]
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There are ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer --that was the message from Dr. Holly Atkinson at Carilion Women's Health University on Thursday.
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[IN Q=We do know for women]

((WE DO KNOW FOR WOMEN THE MORE ALCOHOL THE MORE YOU RAISE YOUR RISK FOR BREAST CANCER. IT'S SMALL BUT IT'S THERE AND IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN CONTROL)) [RUNS7]
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Diet as whole can make a difference -- particularly when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables.
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[IN Q=Fruits and vegetables are wonderful]

((FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE WONDERFUL ANTI-CANCER SUBSTANCE. YOU CAN'T GET IT IN A PILL. THERE ARE TOO MANY SUBSTANCE WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT. TRY AND MAKE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THE CENTER PLATE OF YOUR DIET. IT WILL GO A LONG WAY IN PROTECTING YOU FROM A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CANCER INCLUDING BREAST CANCER)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=including breast cancer]


Doctors also know extra weight can increase your risk for breast cancer, but exercising can reduce it.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))


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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[WRITER=rle]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Still ahead on the newscast, enjoy the nice weather for now, because rain could be moving into the area. We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes...
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[VO-NAT]

and Tiki Barber continues to be on a tear, in another Giant win. We'll have the highlights in sports.
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[Latino-Festival]


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A festival honoring the Latino culture was held in Elmwood park today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This is the first year for the festival and organizers hope it will become an annual event for Roanokers. Foods, crafts, and music from a variety of Latin cultures were on display and organizers hope the event will educate Roanoke about the Latino people.
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[IN Q=We hope they will learn]

((AGGIE SIRRINE:WE HOPE THEY WILL LEARN ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT CULTURES. WE HAVE SALVADORIAN FOOD HERE WE HAVE HISPANIC FOOD HERE WE HAVE MEXICAN FOOD HERE. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING WE HAVE LOTS OF MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND WE JUST HOPE EVERYONE WILL LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ALL THOSE CULTURES.))
[SUPER=01-Aggie Romero-Sirrine/Latino Committee Member]
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[OUT Q=about all those cultures.]
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The Latino Committee decided that October would be the perfect time to kick of their festival. October is Latino awareness month and organizers say they plan on coming back next October to celebrate and educate once again.
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[Blues-Fest]


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The smell of barbecue and the sound of the blues filled Roanoke today.
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The Big Lick Blues and Barbecue Blast was held on the Plaza at the Roanoke Civic Center. Organizers say the weather was right in tune for the outdoor music fest, which they hope will raise the awareness of Roanoke and the area's blues bands.
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[IN Q=There are a lot of]

((STU ISRAEL:THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT BLUES MUSICIANS IN THE AREA AND BLUES IS GREAT MUSIC. MOST PEOPLE CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE BLUES BECAUSE EVERYBODY FEELS DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=because everybody feels down.]
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Nearly a hundred people enjoyed beer and catfish sandwiches as they watched five live bands perform. Proceeds from the event will benefit similar events in Roanoke.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, the Chase for the Nextel Cup tightens up in Kansas City, UVA climbs the polls, plus
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Michael Vick and the Falcons are unbeaten no more.
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[S-Kansas]


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Joe Nemechek won both the Busch and the Nextel Cup poles this weekend in Kansas City. He went to victory lane in yesterday's Mister Goodcents 300 and today completed the sweep in the Banquet 400.
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[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS/NBC Sports; :00]


Jimmie Johnson's title hopes continue to fade. Johnson spun into the wall at lap 214 on his way to a 32nd place finish.
Nemechek was out front as the laps wound down. He held off a furious charge from Ricky Rudd to take the checkered flag. Kurt Busch still leads the points by 29 over Dale, Jr.
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[SUPER=0106-13. Jeff Gordon//14. Tony Stewart//17. Matt Kenseth//32. Jimmie Johnson//33. Ryan Newman;]
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The Atlanta Falcons fell from the ranks of the unbeaten this afternoon, losing at home to the surprising Lions.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports; :00]


Detroit took the momentum late in the opening half. On 4th down, Joey Harrington threads the needle to Az Hakim who takes it to the house for a 39 yard score to make it 7-all.
Michael Vick continues to be mediocre in the West Coast offense. Vick threw for 196 yards this afternoon, but did have this costly interception. Alex Lewis returned the pick
[SUPER=30-Detroit/17/Atlanta/10/;]

inside the Falcons 5 yard line to setup another score as the Lions improved to 3 and 1 with a 17 to 10 win.
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[S-NFL]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


The Giants continued to impress in the NFC East. Today New York got 198 total yards and a touchdown from Tiki Barber to whip the Cowboys in Dallas 26 to 10.
[SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/Patriots vs. Dolphins; :]


In the AFC, New England extended its winning streak to 19 games by beating the Dolphins 24 to 10. Tom Brady threw two TD passes in the victory. Now here's a look at all of today's NFL numbers.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers have moved up to number 6 in both the AP and Coaches polls this week. UVA is ranked ahead of this week's opponent Florida State who checks in at number 7. The Hoos are ready for the challenge.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVA Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=try to plow forward."]
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies did not manage to crack this week's poll. Tech entertains Florida A&M this weekend, and Frank Beamer knows he can continue to count on his tight ends, in an offense that often struggles to find the endzone.


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[S-MLB]


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The Atlanta Braves staved off elimination today in Houston, battling back from a 5-2 deficit to beat Houston in Game four of the NLDS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ESPN; :00]


Adam LaRoche blasted a tying 3 run homer in the 6th for the Bravos. It came off Chad Qualls after Roger Clemens left the game.
The Braves broke thru on JD Drew's base knock in the 9th that scored Rafael Furcal with the go ahead run.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/6/Houston/5/;]

(------------) John Smoltz, pitched the 8th and the 9th for the win. Atlanta 6 and Houston 5. Game Five is in Atlanta Monday.