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Coming up on News 7-
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The start of the holy month of Ramadan proves deadly in Iraq. Dozens of freight trains hop the tracks in Southern California. And fire officials still don't know the cause of a blaze that killed a Martinsville college student. Plus the "Roanoke Valley Y" puts the "Y" in yard sale.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

News 7 is next.

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A rash of bombings in Iraq leaves U-S troops and civilians dead, and officials warn more could be on the way.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Iraq]


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Two U-S Army helicopters crashed today in southwest Baghdad, killing two soldiers and injuring two others. The cause of the crashes has not been determined. Meanwhile, military commanders had warned of a possible upsurge in rebel attacks during *Ramadan* -- and that appears to be starting. Don Kirk has details.
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((IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH-LONG RAMADAN HOLIDAY - AND IRAQI EXTREMISTS HAVE MADE IT AN OCCASION TO TARGET CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN THIS OVERWHELMINGLY ISLAMIC SOCIETY.
(CHURCH DAMAGE)

BOMBS WENT OFF IN FIVE CHURCHES IN BAGHDAD - DESECRATING CAREFULLY CRAFTED WOODEN ALTARS AND PEWS, FIGURES .....AND SHATTERING WALLS AND CEILINGS.
(HOSPITAL)

THE CHURCHES WERE NOT THE ONLY TARGET. A MORTAR ROUND LANDED IN THE GARDEN OF A HOSPITAL IN BAGHDAD - KILLING A HOSPITAL WORKER.
(SOLDIERS AT IMPACT SITE)

AND A ROCKET EXPLODED IN THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL HOUSING THE CBS BUREAU....FLATTENING CARS BUT INJURING NO ONE. (BRIDGE): WE'RE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM -- THE GREEN ZONE A FEW HUNDRED YARDS ONE WAY, THE HIDEOUTS OF INSURGENTS A FEW HUNDRED YARDS THE OTHER WAY. AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM US -- A CHURCH -- FAIR GAME FOR INSURGENTS ESPECIALLY DURING RAMADAN. THE CHURCH BOMBS WENT OFF IN THE PRE-DAWN....WHEN NOBODY WAS INSIDE. IRAQI CHRISTIAN LEADERS PRAYED FOR HARMONY... Reverend Zaya Yousef, St. George's Church: THIS REVEREND AT ST. GEORGES CHURCH SAYS (NAT POP ARABIC) "ALL PEOPLE MUST LIVE TOGETHER LIKE BROTHERS IN THIS COUNTRY THROUGH SADNESS AND HAPPINESS." THAT MESSAGE, THOUGH, MAY NOT CONVINCE ALL CHRISTIANS. THEY COMPOSE ONLY THREE PERCENT ... SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND... OF IRAQS TWENTY SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE...AND MANY ARE LEAVING THE COUNTRY...., IN REBEL-HELD FALLUJAH....MUSLIMS SAY THEY TOO ARE UNDER ATTACK....AND ARE FLEEING THROUGH TIGHT MARINE CHECKPOINTS. MUSLIM CLERICS WANT TO RESUME PEACE TALKS BUT DEMAND THE U.S. CALL OFF ATTACKS ....AND FREE THEIR CHIEF NEGOTIATOR.... DETAINED BY MARINES. THEY'VE SURROUNDED FALLUJAH...AND SHOW NO SIGNS OF LETTING UP....NOT EVEN FOR RAMADAN. DK CBS NEWS BAGHDAD))

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A major freight train derailment today in Southern California.
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Nearly 50 Union Pacific freight cars and trailers left the tracks in *Pico Rivera,* spilling hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel. More than 200 people were forced to leave their homes. Union Pacific says the train was carrying things like paint and batteries, but an L-A County fire inspector says there were also small bits of *sulfuric acid* and other materials. Two homes were badly damaged by runaway cars -- including one that went through a roof. No serious injuries have been reported.
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[Plantation Ax]


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A traffic accident in Roanoke County injured three people.
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It happened at the intersection of Plantation and Boxley Roads. A vehicle with three passengers was stopped attempting to make a left-hand turn, when it was hit from behind. The driver of the other vehicle, Paul Slegas was charged with reckless driving. Three people were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
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[Fire-Investigation]


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Federal officials say they have not been able to pinpoint what caused a fraternity house fire that killed three students at the University of Mississippi -- including one from our area.
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[SUPER=03-Jackson, MS/August 27th;]

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the cause of the fire at the Alpha Tau Omega house remains undetermined. 19 year old Howard Stone of Martinsville and two other students died in the fire. A-T-F investigators say they were unable to find evidence of foul play or evidence that electrical appliances near the fire's origin had failed.
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[Buchanan-Fraud]


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A sixth man has pleaded guilty in the Buchanan County bribery investigation known as "Operation Big Coon Dog".
51 year old Ricky Allen Adkins was convicted of bilking the county out of thousands of dollars as the personal servant to the former Board of Supervisors *Stuart Ray Blakenship.*
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The federal and state investigation stems back to the awarding of contracts for clean-up work following the 2002 floods.
Buchanan County officials and business leaders were charged with giving coon dogs, trucks, and cash in exchange for *lucrative flood clean-up* jobs.
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Adkins admitted he billed the county for thousands of hours of bogus overtime for work such as feeding and cleaning out the kennels for Blakenship's coon dogs.
He at first argued his innocence -- but later, seeking mercy from the judge --said-quote-- You can see I'm not the smartest person in the world.
Adkins faces up to 10 years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine.

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A reminder that WDBJ-7 will host the only televised debate for the 9th congressional district Friday the 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
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[Take WDBJ Web FS #E522]

We will include viewer questions submitted on line. To enter your question for consideration, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, a book written by a local author helps cancer patients deal with their disease...
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and some kids get a clear picture about clean water in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hoos get humbled in Tallahassee. Tech beats up on the Rattlers from Florida A&M, plus highlights from both VMI and W&L. We'll get in the gas at the Motor Mile Speedway and in Charlotte, and the Rocket helps the Stros scratch in the NLCS. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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He was declared brain-dead -- but the parents of one Utah boy say they're determined to keep their son alive.
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[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]

The parents of six-year-old Jesse Koochin believe they can bring him back to health with alternative medicine. They won a temporary restraining order to keep the boy on a ventilator -- just minutes before doctors were to remove him from life support.
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The boy is now in Hospice care under his parents' custody. They say they are now just looking for a caring doctor, who will help them take care of him.
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[Cancer-Book]


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Faith and Medicine -- that's the focus of a book written by both a local doctor and a Roanoke College professor of religion.
The book was actually published 10 years ago.. but the third edition was just recently released.
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Oncologist Bill Fintel says he wrote the book for people just diagnosed with cancer to answer those hard medical and spiritual questions.
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((IN THE PATIENTS MIND THEY DON'T SEPARATE THEIR MIND BODY AND SPIRIT. BUT IN MEDICINE AS WE'RE TAUGHT WE DO KIND OF SEPARATE. SO PATIENTS WILL ASK YOU PUT IT BACK TOGETHER DOC. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH THIS BOOK))
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The book is entitled "Cancer" -- a medical and spiritual guide for patients and their families.
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((FAITH PLAYS A PART IN SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALING ALL THE TIME. I THINK IT DOES PAY IN A ROLE IN PHYSICAL HEALING AS WELL. PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT DOES PRAY WORK.. DOES IT NOT WORK. THAT'S GOING TO BE HARD THING AND PERHAPS SCIENCE IS THE WRONG VEHICLE TO GET AT))
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The latest version of the book is available at most bookstores.

[Lead-Safe]


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In 2002 -- 42 children in Roanoke were diagnosed with lead poising.
But, now a local program is helping families make their homes safer.
*Lead Safe Roanoke* was given a grant to improve 100-homes in Roanoke City.
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The problem is that most of the homes in the city were built before lead-based paint was banned.
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((WHERE AS LEAD BASED PAINT IS A HAZARD. IT'S MORE OF A HAZARD WHEN IT'S CHIPPING AND PEELING AND MAKING DUST IN THESE HOMES. SO THE GRANT IS SET UP SO WE CAN CONTROL THESE HOMES AND MAKE THEM HEALTHY FOR THESE CHILDREN THAT TYPICALLY LIVE IN THESE HOMES BUILT PRIOR TO 1978))
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Infants and children six-years-old and younger are especially at risk. Lead poisoning can cause brain damage, decreased muscle growth, and even behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder. The Roanoke City Health Department does offer free lead testing for children.
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[TAKE LEAD FS #8700]


For more information on Lead Safe Roanoke you can call 540-345-6781 extension 4390 or you can find a link to the web site on our web page at wdbj7.com
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Still to come on the newscast, after a cold night, a pleasant day is in store for tomorrow. We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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and the Y sheds some weight by having a sports-themed yard sale.
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[Art-Hollins]


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Hollins University dedicated its newest work of art today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A new ten million dollar building houses the university's art program and a museum that will showcase world class exhibitions. All of this was made possible largely due to the nearly three million dollar donation made by the late Eleanor Wilson.

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((WYONA LYNCH NCWHIT:SHE IS AN ALUMNAE FROM THE CLASS OF 1930-- ISNT THAT WONDERFUL. AND SO SHE HAS ALWAYS HELD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HER HEART FOR HOLLINS AND WANTED THEM TO HAVE A MUSEUM AND A VISUAL ARTS CENTER, AND SO THROUGH HER GRACIOUS GIFT IT'S ALL BEEN POSSIBLE.))
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Students are attending classes at the new building and their professors have noticed a difference in their work.
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((WILLIAM WHITE:I COMMENTED TO MY STUDENTS AT THE END OF THE DAY-- YOU GUYS ARE REALLY DOING BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE WHATS GOING ON? WHY DO YOU THINK YOUR DOING BETTER? AND WITHOUT SKIPPING A BEAT THREE OR FOUR OF THEM SAID IN UNISON ITS THIS BUILDING IT'S REALLY CHALLENGING US TO BE THE VERY BEST WE CAN BE.))
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[OUT Q=the very best we can be.]
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Residents are welcome to visit the museum and see the paintings and sculptures on display.
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[Explore-Park]


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Some local students are working to keep the area's water crystal clear and full of life this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Yesterday was *World Water Monitoring Day.* Middle and high school students from around the Roanoke Valley received free water testing kits and took to the streams and creeks of Roanoke. The data collected were on display this afternoon at Explore Park.
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((CAROL DAVIT:...A LOT OF REALLY NICE HANDS ON DEMONSTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO SEE AND LEARN FROM AND THEY ILLUSTRATE THAT POLLUTION DOESN'T COME FROM JUST ONE POINT IT CAN COME FROM MANY MANY DIFFERENT SOURCES AND THEIR ARE THINGS THAT EACH OF US CAN DO TO HELP PROTECT WATER QUALITY RIGHT HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Davit/Roanoke Enviromental Comm. Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=right here in the Roanoke valley.]
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The students involved learned to test for different levels of pollutants that can be found in a contaminated stream -- and the ways those contaminants can invade the area's water supply.
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Coming up, UVa tangles with Chief Osceola and the Seminoles, Tech whallops Florida A&M, plus racing from Charlotte and New River, but first our extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/USA; :00]


Tom Lehman and Brent Geiberger share the third round lead at the Chrysler Classic of Carolina in Greensboro. Both are at 12-under par. Lehman carded 4 birdies in the round. He is looking for his second victory in the last five years.
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[S-Cavs]


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The Virginia Cavaliers had started the season 5 and oh four times since 1990, yet not once managed to make it to 6 and oh. Tonight, they tried to do just that at Florida State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/ESPN; :00]


But things went bad from the start. Sean Johnson had this punt blocked out of the endzone for a safety and it was 2-nothing Noles.
Later in the first half, Lorenzon Booker busts up the gut and into the endzone on the 6 yard TD run to make it 12-zip.
Then Wyatt Sexton went up top for Chauncey Stovall. Florida State led it 19 to 3 at halftime.
[SUPER=36-Virginia/3/Florida State/36/;]


It didn't get much better in the 2nd half. Marques Hagans and Elton Brown both left the game with injuries as FSU beat Virginia 36 to 3.
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[S-Hokies]


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Tallahassee's other team took a beating today, as the Hokies celebrated homecoming by crowning Florida A&M 62-to-nothing. Mike Stevens has our story.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE TO ENG!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Lafayette, IN/ESPN; :00]


It was a busy day in the top 25. Kyle Orton and 5th ranked Purdue were trying to put away Wisconsin late, but Orton fumbled while leaping for a first down. Scott Starks took it 40 yards the other way for the game winning score as the Badgers beat the Boilermakers 20 to 17.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/ABC Sports; :]


Matt Leinhart made a statement today for number one USC. Leinhart threw 4 TD passes and ran for another--all in the first half as the Trojans rolled Arizona State 45 to 7.
[SUPER=03-Manhattan, KS/ABC Sports; :]
And #2 Oklahoma improved to 6 and oh as Jason White tallied 4 touchdown tosses of his own to help the Sooners take

out Kansas State 31 to 21.
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VMI fell to oh and 7 today, losing at home to Coastal Carolina on Parents Weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Chanticleers vs. Keydets; :00]


Just under 65 hundred fans braved the wind in Lexington for the Big South affair.
VMI came up with a big special teams stop early. Coastal attempting the field goal, but the Keydets get the block to keep the Chanticleers off the board.
The visitors did manage to break the scoring column just a few minutes later. Quarterback Tyler Thigpen deals to Patrick Hall who goes over from a couple of yards out to make it 7-nothing.
[SUPER=36-Coastal Carolina/21/VMI/14/;]

VMI answered with Sean Mizzer. Mizzer broke the plane for the short TD, but Coastal Carolina had just enought today, beating the Keydets 21-14.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
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Just up the street from VMI, Washington & Lee hosted 22nd ranked Hampden-Sydney.
The Tigers led 24-14 at the half and went looking for more. Former Alleghany star CW Clemmons takes the shovel pass down to the ten yard line to setup a TD to make it 31-14.
But the Generals answered the bell. Greg Tweardy airs it out for Colton Ward who hauls it in for six and just like that, it was 31-21.
Ward got Washington & Lee to within 3,
[SUPER=36-Hampden-Sydney/31/Washington & Lee/28/;]

scoring again with just under four minutes to play, but Hampden-Sydney held on for the 31-28 win.
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[S-Race]


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It was a Saturday night showdown to mark the halfway point in the chase for the Nextel Cup. It was a wreck fest at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the UAW-GM 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/NBC Sports; :00]


To Lowes Motor Speedway just outside Charlotte where early on, Greg Biffle got loose and smacked the SAFER barrier taking out Tony Raines and Kurt Busch. Points leader Busch had minimal damage and continued on.
Then check out Jeff Gordon as he goes on a merry go round ride of his own. Rusty Wallace just clips the 24 on his way by.
But Gordon battled his way back into contention, only to have his teammate Jimmie Johnson beat him to the checkered flag. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came home third.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Today's 300 lap feature at the Motor Mile Speedway capped off an afternoon which saw a total of 500 laps of late model racing.
Mark McFarland, who has raced sporadically in the Busch and Truck Series, started 15th and the 2003 Dodge Weekly Racing Series national champ rallied to take the checkered flag and the top prize of 20 thousand dollars.
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[S-MLB]


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The Houston Astros held serve at home today in the NLCS against Saint Louis, thanks to the long ball and the Rocket.
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[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


Roger Clemens allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 7 in 7 innings of work.
Carlos Beltran homered in his 4th straight post season game. It was his 7th dinger of the playoffs, as Houston won Game Three 5 to 2. Jeff Kent and Lance Berkman also homered for the Stros.
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/2/Houston/5/;]

The Cards still lead the series 2 games to one.
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[S-Bass]


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The Citgo Bassmaster Northern Open wrapped up today at Smith Mountain Lake. Here's a look at the final results.

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Lynchburg native David Dudley maintained his lead in the boater's class. He finished with nearly 34 pounds. Fellow Lynchburg native, Steve "Cheeseburger" Roberts started 2nd on the day, but ended up in 5th.
In the non-boater class, Boone's Mills Mark Clingenpeel won a new boat. He caught just one fish today, but it weighed in at almost 3 pounds as he held on for the win.
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Out with the old and in with the new-- a motto the Roanoke Valley Y-M-C-A has taken to heart.
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With the completion of the new Kirk center YMCA in downtown Roanoke -- the old Central YMCA facility still has some leftover equipment to haul-off before the building is turned over to the city. And what better way to do that than a yard sale! Desks, computers, nursery items, and even vintage weight loss machines from the 60s were all up for grabs. Those looking for the mother load of gym equipment, however, were out of luck. (------------) The YMCA was able to trade-in its old machines for a discount on the new equipment at the Kirk facility.