A battle of Blue Ridge schools tipped off over at Northside last night
as the Lady Vikings played host to the lady Spartans.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Vikings; :00
Salem knew teamwork would be a key to a win in the hostile Viking gym.
And the home team went right to work..on the fast break, Laura Schmidt takes
the rock in and scores the lay up and the Lady Vikings led by 1.
Salem would come back. Angela Bryson dishes to Marilyn Huang in the corner.
She finds the range , but the Lady Spartans still trailed by a point.
Northside's Amy Heath shows off her passing skills, giving to super soph
Crystal Barrett, who finishes the play with the bucket.
Salem kept fighting back. Mandy SUPER=34-Northside/=57/Salem/=55;
Williams gets the ball inside to Sarah Palmer; she nails the shot. Northside
was still out in front 24-21.
With 2 minutes left in the second quarter Heath scores, and Northside
defeats Salem 57-55.
Week number six of friday Football Extra is here and there are 15 games on
this week's schedule. Here's a look at the FFE gridiron menu.
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OUT Q=...MUSIC FADES/FFE LOGO FULL SCREEN
The Virginia Football team plays ACC rival North Carolina Saturday on the
Virginia Tech takes on Navy this weekend. The Hokies are coming off two big
conference wins, but Frank Beamer knows there could be rough waters ahead with
the Midshipmen up next.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 16; :12
SUPER=01-George DelRicco/Hokies Leading Tackler with 51; :56(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Jay Hagood/Virginia Tech Offensive Lineman; 1:05(QUICK)
OUT Q=...as a Big East game"
((FRANK BEAMER/VA TECH HEAD COACH: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO SAY IS, YOU PLAY
THE SAME WAY ALL THE TIME. YOU'RE EXECUTION IS THE SAME, THE INTENSITY IS THE
SAME, YOU'RE THINKING IS THE SAME, SO I THINK THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO SEE
IF THIS IS THE RING AT HOME.
Beamer hopes the wake-up bell rang loud enough after the Cincinnati loss
for his players not to take their second out of conference foe lightly. Two
and two, Navy does have a sentimental place in Beamer's heart. His first win
as Tech's head coach, came against the Midshipmen in 1987.
I'VE GOT A FOOTBALL AT HOME WITH THE SCORE ON THERE FROM THAT FIRST NAVY
GAME. YEAH, IT WAS A GOOD WIN, BUT HOPEFULLY, THIS SATURDAY'S GAME IS WHAT IS
IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW.
The Midshipmen are coming off a convincing 31 to 9 victory over Duke. In
that game Navy racked nearly 400 yards on the ground. On the other side of the
ball, Tech leads the Big East in run defense. This season the Hokies have
limited their opponents to just 88 yards per game rushing.
GEORGE DEL RICCO/HOKIES LEADING TACKLER WITH 51: DEFINITELY, ITS OUT
STRENGTH AGAINST THEIR STRENGTH, SO HOPEFULLY OUR STRENGTH WILL WIN OVER
JAY HAYGOOD/VA TECH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: THIS IS A CHALLENGE IN A
NON-CONFERENCE GAME, AND WE NEED TO EXECUTE AND BE POISED AGAINST THEM. TREAT
IS AS A BIG EAST GAME.
The Washington Redskins seemed to have solved their quarterback question
mark..for now. They plan to re-activate Heath Shuler for Sunday's game at
SUPER=03-Washington DC/FOX SPORTS; :
Head coach Norv Turner says Gus Frerotte will keep the starter job as
long as he plays well.
Last week Ferotte threw a couple of touchdown passes as the Skins upset
the Cowboys and, he's already talking like a starter.
IN Q="We've been so
((GUS FREROTTE/REDSKINS STARTING QUARTERBACK: WE'VE BEEN SO CLOSE IN SO MANY
GAMES THE GUYS THE NOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO GET THAT WIN KEEP TASTING THAT VICTORY
LET IT ROLL OVER AND KEEP GOING EVERY WEEK THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Starting Quarterback; :
OUT Q= .....NEED TO DO."
And two time Pro Bowl receiver Anthony Carter has announced his retirement
from the N-F-L yesterday.
Carter played nine seasons with the Minnesota
Vikings and he signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent last year.
The death toll from Hurricane Opal continues to rise.
15 people have died including eight in Georgia.
Damage estimates could go as high as three BILLION dollars in Florida
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ;
More than 80-thousand people gathered tonight in rainy New Jersey to hear
Pope John Paul deliver Mass.
And in Roanoke, the victims and families of domestic violence turn out for
a candlelight vigil.
They say they want to remember the 52-thousand victims from Virginia every
That's News 7 Newsbreak. Stay with us for all the news, sports, and
weather-- coming up.
By the tens of thousands, people who fled Hurricane Opal are heading home to
see what's left.
SUPER=03-Mexico Beach, FL; :
15 deaths have been blamed on Opal-- and it's path into Florida, Georgia,
Alabama and North Carolina.
Still, some two million people across the Southeast are without power.
In Florida, it's the second costliest storm in the state's history, behind
Hurricane Andrew-- with damage estimates at up to three- BILLION- dollars.
The storm that caused all the damage on the Gulf coast, brought high winds
and heavy rains to western Virginia.
But the threat of any serious damage in our area faded as the remnants of
Opal moved to the north.
IN Q=I've caught four
((ERNEST MURPHY: I'VE CAUGHT FOUR, THE BIGGEST ONE I 18 INCHES. AND THIS MUDDY
WATER DOESN'T HOLD YOU BACK AT ALL? MOST TIME I CATCH THE LARGER FISH WHEN IT'S
MUD AND THE RIVER'S UP AND IT'S MUDDY.))
OUT Q=and it's muddy.
Ernest Murphy didn't let a little rain keep him away from the Roanoke
While Opal brought periods of heavy rain, most of the region's rivers and
streams stayed within their banks.
High winds threatened trees and power lines, but APCO reported only
Still, State agriculture experts say the storm may be a mixed blessing for
IN Q=Farmers have got
((BOB BASS/VA. AGRICULTURE STATISTICS SERVICE: FARMERS HAVE GOT PEANUTS DUG
AND LAYING ON TOP OF THE GROUND. THE COTTON BOLLS ARE OPEN. IT WILL INFECT
THE QUALITY OF THE COTTON. THE HARVEST WILL BE SLOWED DOWN. SO THESE RAINS,
ALTHOUGH WE ARE DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR, ARE BENEFICIAL FROM SOME PEOPLE'S POINT
OF VIEW, BUT NOT FROM FARMERS'.))
SUPER=01-Bob Bass/Va. Agriculture Statistics;
OUT Q=from farmers.))
The New River was expected to crest near Galax at 11 feet. That's two feet
above flood stage.
Elsewhere in the region, flood warnings were lifted at midday, and only
minor problems were reported.
In Virginia fifty-two thousand women and children are victims of domestic
violence every year.
And as Ron Jones reports some of those victims were in Roanoke tonight to
offer each other support and hope.
IN Q=October is Domestic
SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP Organizer; :22
SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point Shelter; :53
SUPER=01-Lin Edilich; :1:10
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News seven, Roanoke.
October is Domestic Violence Abuse month.
These T-Shirts represent victims of violence.
They are designed by family members, friends, and concerned citizens to
stress the need to stop domestic violence in America.
This annual tribute is organized by TAP's Women's Resource Center.
((ELLEN BROWN/TAP ORGANIZER: IT'S STRENGTHENING, IT'S HEALING, FELLOWSHIP,
IT'S SUPPORT. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS TO KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE
BEEN ABUSED AND LOST THEIR COURAGE OR LOST THEIR SPIRIT BUT THEY'RE HERE TO
JOIN TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN DO IT.))
The festivities also included a celebration with music, song, and praise.
But despite this campaign some believe the OJ Simpson trial will make it
((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: I FELT LIKE IT'S A SETBACK JUST BECAUSE
I'M AFRAID IT'LL SEND A MESSAGE TO MEN THAT YOU CAN KILL YOUR WOMEN AND GET BY
But, the speakers vowed not to give up.
They say they will aggressively educate the public and legislators about
((LIN EDILICH: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO FEEL THAT YOU CAN COME TOGETHER WITH
PEOPLE WHO'VE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE. TO FEEL THE SUPPORT
AND SISTERHOOD IF YOU WILL.))
They ended their event with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the
victims and as a symbol of hope.
NAT SOUND (Amazing Grace-Music underneath in the close)
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.
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President Clinton has announced a 60-day-cease fire in Bosnia, to begin
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
New peace talks are scheduled for later in the month, in Washington.
IN Q=This is
((THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MOMENT IN THE PAINFUL HISTORY OF BOSNIA, FOR TODAY THE
PARTIES HAVE AGREED TO PUT DOWN THEIR ARMS AND ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES, AND WORK
FOR PEACE. ))
OUT Q=work for peace.
SUPER=03-Sarajevo, Bosnia; :
Bosnia's president says his Muslim-led government will respect the cease
fire, and he thinks the Serbs will, too.
TAPE# NET B
One toddler is dead and two more are critically injured, after a playground
accident today in Oakland, California.
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA; :
A pick-up truck crashed onto the grounds of a day-care center, injuring
eight other children.
They're recovering from less serious injuries.
Police say the truck plowed through a redwood fence, pushing a jungle gym
in the front of the center.
An 18-year-old woman was driving the truck-- police have not yet filed
The U-S Supreme Court will decide whether or not
Virginia Military Institute can remain all-male, even if the state offers a
separate program for women.
The court agreed today to hear two appeals, one from the Clinton
administration and one from Virginia officials.
Virginia argues V-M-I should remain all-male in order to preserve its
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File Tape;
The Justice Department says the W-WIL program established at Mary Baldwin
College reflects the "separate but equal" kind of discrimination seen in the
years of segregation.
IN Q=They're separate where they
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY'RE SEPARATE I SUPPOSE IN THAT YOU HAVE WOMEN'S DORMS
AND MEN'S DORMS, I SUPPOSE. THEY'LL BE WHINING ABOUT THAT ONE TOO IN THE
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. NO THIS IS A VERY APPROPRIATE APPROACH I THINK FOR
VIRGINIA. ALL OF VIRGINIA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT. THAT IS ONE
OF THE STRENGTHS OF VIRGINIA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IF YOU LOOK AT IT.))
OUT Q=approach for Virginia.
In a written statement this afternoon V-M-I's Superintendent Josiah Bunting
said he's confident the high court will side with V-M-I as part of an effort to
uphold, quote "Virginia's outstanding higher-education system."
Mary Baldwin's President said tonight: "we welcome the scrutiny."
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When News 7 returns, a Martinsville student allegedly cuts another student
with a razor, a Dublin student is suspended for reportedly bringing a gun to
and Governor Allen gets recommendations for his commission that wants to get
tough on juvenile crime.
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Pulaski school officials have suspended a sixth- grader indefinitely for
allegedly bringing a gun and ammunition to school.
Several students reported seeing the weapon at Dublin Middle School on
Tuesday, and a parent told the principal.
The student faces possible expulsion for a year under a new policy that went
into effect at the start of the school year.
Police are also investigating the incident.
Meanwhile in Martinsville Tuesday, a 13-year-old middle school student on a
school bus allegedly threatened a younger classmate with a razor blade.
The suspect allegedly shoved the classmate and demanded money.
The classmate was not injured.
Police say the teenager has been charged with attempted robbery by force.
A few minutes later, the 13- year- old allegedly cut a high school student
on the lip.
But police say the cut was minor and they believe it was an accident.
Governor Allen used the murder of Wythe County Deputy Sheriff Cliff Decker
today to make an argument for a tough new set of proposals to deal with
SOT 14:53:02 end o'tape one
IN Q=That family
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT FAMILY DOESN'T HAVE ANY LESS GRIEF BECAUSE IT WAS A
15- YEAR OLD WHO MURDERED THEIR FATHER.))
OUT Q=their father
The Governor received the reform recommendations from a bi-partisan
Included in them: boot camps and military schools for young offenders,
opening juvenile courts to the public, requiring schools to notify parents of
violence and drugs, and automatically trying serious violent offenders age 14
and older as adults.
SOT 14:17:49 tape one
IN Q=They commit
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THEY COMMIT ADULT CRIMES. THEY SHOULD
SERVE ADULT TIME.))
OUT Q=adult time.
The Commission would like to see what it calls "violent predator" juveniles
removed from the detention centers.
IN Q=So that adequate
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: SO THAT ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL AND
CORRECTIONAL METHODS CAN BE EMPLOYED AND THE COMMONWEALTH CAN SAVE THOSE THOSE
CHILDREN WHO CAN BE SAVED. RATHER THAN JUST LUMPING THEM TOGETHER IN A SYSTEM
THAT IN MANY CASES SPAWNS BETTER CRIMINALS RATHER THAN BETTER CHILDREN.))
OUT Q=better children.
The public gets four chances to speak out on the proposals.
One of those will be October 24th in Roanoke City Council chambers.
A Halifax lawyer running for Commonwealth's attorney is accusing the
incumbent of using "race" as an issue against him.
Last week, News 7 profiled Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker and his
opponent William Bryant Claiborne.
Greenbacker is using his record in his bid for re- election.
But he says he won't get an opportunity to promote his views on October
That's when a Neighborhood Watch group wanted to hold a forum but now can't
because Claiborne isn't able to attend.
Greenbacker says organizers informed him Claiborne will be attending the
"Million Man" march in Washington organized by controversial Nation of Islam
leader Louis Farahkan.
Greenbacker says he questions Claiborne's reason for not attending because
there were only three debates scheduled before the election.
IN Q=Most incumbents
((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: MOST INCUMBENTS DON'T WANT
TO DEBATE, DEBATING IS MY WAY OF LIFE, ITS THE WAY OF LIFE FOR ANY PROSECUTOR,
ANYONE WHO SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN COURT. SO I DON'T SHY FROM IT, AND I'M VERY
PROUD OF MY RECORD AND SO THEREFORE I'M MORE THAN WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PUBLIC DISCOURSE. ))
SUPER=01-John Greenbacker/Halifax Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
OUT Q=public discourse.
William Claiborne would neither confirm nor deny whether he plans to attend
the rally and declined our request for an on camera interview.
But off camera, Claiborne said he felt Greenbacker was using the scheduling
problem as an excuse to portray him as a man more interested in black rights.
Students at the Lynchburg Christian Academy today got a firsthand look at
the workings of a political campaign.
All four candidates for General Assembly seats in the 23rd District appeared
at an L-C-A sponsored forum.
Students asked them questions on a wide range of topics from abortion to
negative campaign ads.
Republican Preston Bryant says it's time for the GOP to take control of
SOT 13:28:24 (#1)//14:13:56 (#2)
IN Q=We have a
((PRESTON BRYANT/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE HAVE A RECORD, A POSITIVE
RECORD OF BEING PRO- FAMILY, PRO- BUSINESS. WE'RE CONSERVATIVES. THIS IS A VERY
IMPORTANT YEAR. IT'S GOING TO THE YEAR FOR ALL CONSERVATIVES TO STAND UP AND BE
((GIL COBBS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: SO I THINK WE WILL COME RIGHT BACK
TO CHARTER SCHOOLS AND OPT- IN PROVISIONS FOR FAMILY- LIFE AND TUITION TAX
CREDITS AND VOUCHERS AND PAYMENTS FOR HOME SCHOOLING IF WE HAVE THAT MAJORITY
THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. SO I SAY, BE CAREFUL OF THAT WHICH YOU WISH FOR, YOU
JUST MIGHT GET IT.))
SUPER=01-Preston Bryant/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Gil Cobbs/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :13
OUT Q=just might get it.
Republicans need to pick up just three seats to gain a majority in the House
of Delegates and the State Senate.
A straw vote among students today gave the GOP an overwhelming victory.
The outbreak of rabies in central Virginia has claimed another animal, this
time a pet cat owned by a family in Brookneal.
Health officials say the animal may have exposed as many as seven people to
the rabies virus.
The cat was brought to the Addison Animal Hospital in Lynchburg, where it
died last week.
Its owner, two other family members and four hospital workers will have to
undergo treatment for rabies after handling the animal.
Nearly sixty rabid animals have been documented in central Virginia since
Authorities believe the cat is the first domesticated animal to contract the
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at 11, Robin Reed will be along with the weekend forecast,
and residents across the nation take a test today. It's an effort to get help
for people suffering from clinical depression.
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State transportation officials are trying to ensure a smooth ride into the
V-M-I is the sight of the 45th annual Virginia Transportation Conference,
and it's turning out to be a showcase for many new technologies heading to the
A few years from now, Virginians will be able to access up- to- the- second
traffic conditions through their personal computers.
Plus some experts say drivers in the 21st century might not have to drive at
They're working on cars that will automatically drive to programmed
IN Q=Take some
((JIM ROBINSON/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: TAKE SOME OF THE
UNCERTAINTY OUT OF TRAVELING THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. PROVIDE
INFORMATION, REAL TIME INFORMATION TO TRAVELERS ON MODES, ON CONDITIONS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Robinson/Virginia Department of Transportation;
OUT Q=on conditions
Governor George Allen was on hand and used the conference to blast the
General Assembly when it comes to transportation money.
IN Q=The Transportation
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND SHOULD NOT AND WILL NOT BE A
SLUSH FUND FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO DIP INTO AT WILL, AND TODAY I REAFFIRM THAT
I'LL MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF VIRGINIA'S TRANSPORTATION FUND. ))
OUT Q=transportation fund.
The Governor accuses some state lawmakers of trying to use transportation
funds for other programs.
The conference runs through tomorrow.
Nationwide, and around the region today people were asked some tough
It was all part of National Depression Screening Day-- aimed at helping the
millions of Americans who are depressed, and aren't getting treatment.
IN Q=Over one
((KAY KOSTURA/LEWIS GALE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER:OVER ONE GENERATION WE'VE SEEN THE
RATE OF SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION DOUBLE. IT'S CURRENTLY AT EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS
IN THE UNITED STATES. ))
SUPER=01-Kay Kostura/Lewis Gale Psychiatric Center; :
OUT Q=United States
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
The symptoms of depression vary, including:
-- Feeling sad, anxious or empty
-- Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism, or guilt.
-- Loss of interest in hobbies
-- Sleep disturbances such as insomnia or oversleeping
-- Changes in appetite and weight
-- Thoughts of death or suicide
-- Restlessness, or irritability
-- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions.
IN Q=Often with
((OFTEN WITH DEPRESSION YOU SEE AN INCREASE OF SYMPTOMS WITH PHYSICAL ILLNESS
AS WELL. SO IF WE SEE A CLUSTER OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND THEY CONTINUE OVER A
PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS, THEN WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO SUGGEST THAT THE INDIVIDUAL
GO ON AND PURSUE FURTHER EVALUATION. ))
More than 17 million Americans suffer from depression, but only half seek
GRAPHIC=San Antonio Spurs
The "San Antonio News" reports that the Spurs have agreed to terms with
their top draft pick; Cory Alexander.
The report says the three year deal will pay the former Virginia point
guard around one and a half million dollars.
Alexander has two screws in his right foot, the result of breaking that same
foot on two different occasions during his career at UVa.
And still ahead in sports, a preview of the Morrison/Lewis fight,
and Roanoke Express players talk about playing for their head coach; frank
For the second day in a row, Heavy rains have postponed qualifying at
Charlotte for this weekends running of the UAW-GM 500.
The Winston Cup and Busch cars are now scheduled to practice tomorrow
morning at 9.
Winston Cup qualifying will begin at noon and the Busch Cars will follow
if weather permits.
Saturday, Tommy Morrison will step into the ring to fight former WBC
heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Morrison will make 2.1 million bucks while Lewis will pocket 2.4 million,
a purse definitely worth putting their fist together for.
IN Q="I think
SUPER=01-Tommy Morrison/Heavyweight Contender; :00
SUPER=01-Lennox Lewis/Former WBC Heavyweight Champ; :16
OUT Q=...taking serious"
Camp Anzalone wrapped up today at the Sportscomplex in Hillsborough, North
Carolina and the topic of the day was Express head coach Frank Anzalone.
SUPER=03-Hillsborough, NC/Yesterday; :
The Express has a strong group of veterans and rookies that can provide the
muscle and speed needed to compete in the East Coast Hockey League.
But Roanoke has three goalies in camp veterans Mike Parson, Matt DelGuidice
and rookie Scott Barber.
Barber is right out of college and may take some time to come along but
the Express is building its team around Parson and Delguidice.
IN Q="We're hoping that
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: WE'RE HOPING THAT PARSON AND DELGUIDICE
CAN REGROUP THE FORM THAT THEY WERE USE TO. MATT HAD A PRETTY SOUR SEASON LAST
NEAR IN NASHVILLE AND PARSON DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD YEAR HE HARDLY PLAYED AT ALL IN
PORTLAND BUT THEY ARE QUALITY GOALIES AND WE'RE HOPING BY HAVING TWO OF THEM IF
MINNESOTA SHOULD NEED A GOALIE AT LEAST WE HAVE THE OTHER ONE TO TAKE UP THE
REINS WHILE THAT GUYS GONE.))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......guys gone."
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Don't go away
when we return we'll see how 80-thousand Catholics brave the rain as Pope John
Paul the Second conducts the first Mass of his U-S visit.
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Tonight's heavy rains and strong winds didn't sway almost 90-thousand
Catholics from an outdoor mass with Pope John Paul the Second.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=crowd chants back
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :
At Giants Stadium tonight, the Pope asked the audience to continue to fight
slavery and racism.
And he asked Americans to stop abortion and euthanasia.
The raw October weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm, with the masses
huddled and cheering.
IN Q=crowd cheers
Before the pontiff spoke from the giant end zone alter, he circled the
stadium in his popemobile, to the delight of the crowds.