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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The story of a murder suspect coming back to Virginia to face charges that date back to 1990.
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And a 16-million dollar lawsuit filed by a dog groomer against those who said Puppyland's been abusing animals.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, The Hokies hope to put some zip in their stagnant offense this weekend.
The new high school football polls are out.
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And Tom Glavine will be on the hill tonight as major league baseball's league championship series open in Cincinnati and Seattle.
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TALENT=Robin
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Hurricane Hunters tell us that Roxanne has grown even stronger and is now a dangerous Category 3 hurricane. Top winds at 115mph. Will it affect the gulf coast again? That story coming up.

Pitts-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tha
TAPE# 95-79
GRAPHIC=Murder


Police have made an arrest in a five- year- old murder case in Pittsylvania County.
A former Danville man was brought back from a South Carolina prison today. Dble box/Teresa
Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Chatham with the latest.
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Puppyland


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-81
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


The owner of a Roanoke dog grooming business has filed a 16- million dollar lawsuit against a former employee and Roanoke television station W-S-L-S.
The former employee accused Puppyland owner Chris Benson of abusing his customers' pets.
Now Benson claims he was slandered, naming the former employee, Channel 10 and its reporter Kris Lloyd.
Ron Jones has the story.
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(( Chris Benson opened Puppyland in 1971.
Last month he was accused by a former employee of abusing and killing his client's pets.
Former employee, Amy Martin, says she witnessed the abuse for two and a half years.
Benson denies the accusations and says Martin is just a disgruntled employee trying to ruin him.
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((CHRIS BENSON/PUPPYLAND OWNER: APPARENTLY SHE'S GOT AN AX TO GRIND WITH ME AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENED.))
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Benson says the friction began when he discovered Martin gave his customer list to a competitor.
He says when he asked her about it-- she walked off the job and went to work for that competitor.
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((AMY MARTIN/FORMER EMPLOYEE: WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE, THE DAY I ENDED UP QUITTING THERE I LEFT EARLY AND HE CALLED ME AT HOME AND WE GOT INTO IT OVER THE PHONE. I QUIT AT THE MOMENT, I DID NOT PLAN IT SO I HAD NO CHANCE OF GETTING ANY OF THE FILES.))
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Martin sticks with her story that Benson abused the animals.
Benson is now suing Martin for slander. Also named in the lawsuit are W-S-L-S, and reporter Kris Lloyd.
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STAND UP
But are the charges true?
We spoke with someone who says his dog did die at Puppyland. But we also spoke with those who were pleased with the service.
Benson's attorney accuses W-S-L-S of jumping the gun without getting all the facts.
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((BARRY M. TATEL/PUPPYLAND ATTORNEY: AS A RESULT OF THOSE NEWS BROADCAST MR. BENSON AND PUPPYLAND HAS SUFFERED IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THEIR REPUTATION, TO THEIR BUSINESS, TO THEIR STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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Animal Control Officers say their investigation of Puppyland is still ongoing.
Amy Martin refuses to comment on the law suit and W-S-L-S officials says they may respond at a later date.
And Puppyland's attorneys say they'll seek the truth in court.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

Miles


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 95-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


A grand jury today cleared a Richmond police officer of criminal wrongdoing for fatally shooting a Danville man.
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SUPER=@File;


Officer Jeffrey Miles shot 21- year- old Marco Loney August 24th after a traffic stop.
Miles said he thought Loney was carrying a gun-- but no gun was found.
A special prosecutor for the case says Miles had good reason to fear for his life when he shot Loney.
Witnesses said Loney fled from police-- then reached into his waistband, appearing to grab for a gun.
Officer Miles still faces a police review of the incident.
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Selbe


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 95-77
GRAPHIC=Cranwell


The lawsuit filed against Delegate Dick Cranwell- -at the height of the political season TWO YEARS ago- -has been dismissed.
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Cranwell's former business partner Frank Selbe filed the seven HUNDRED- page complaint one month before the election in 19-93.
Selbe claimed Cranwell conspired to injure his reputation, interfere in a federal investigation, defame and defraud him.
But Selbe waited until the last possible day to have the papers served on the Vinton delegate, and the process server couldn't find the House Majority Leader.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD Cranwell


So a judge dismissed the case today, despite a dispute over Cranwell's legal residence at the time Selbe tried to have the papers served.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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These stories in just a moment, Vinton town council gives the owner of three pot-bellied pigs two more days to get rid of her pets,
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and Tracy Altizer will be along to report on a 166- year- old house in Giles County and the plans for its future.
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Rockbridge-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
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A Lexington man was killed over the weekend when his car crashed into a concrete bridge in Rockbridge County.
State police say 44- year- old Charles Edward Riley was driving north on Route 631 Saturday evening.
Authorities say Riley was speeding.
He apparently lost control, ran off the left shoulder of the road, and struck a concrete bridge head- on.
The vehicle exploded on impact.
No other vehicles were involved.

Prison-Interviews


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-78
GRAPHIC=Prison security


The Allen Administration has banned cameras from Virginia prisons.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


A spokeswoman for Corrections Director Ron Angelone says the camera ban is NOT a "hard and fast rule," but a security measure implemented several months ago on a case-by-case basis.
The Governor says he was unaware of the ban.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NO I'M NOT AWARE OF IT. AND I'M GONNA RELY AND GIVE A GREAT DEAL OF CREDENCE TO RON ANGELONE'S ABILITY TO RUN THE PRISON SYSTEM IN A SAFE WAY. AND THAT'S WHAT PRISON SYSTEMS ARE FOR, IS TO KEEP THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED VIOLENT CRIMES AND FELONIES BEHIND BARS AND PUNISHED. IT'S NOT TO BE USED FOR A PLACE OF -- A PUBLIC SQUARE.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union hopes the Corrections Department will reconsider the new policy.
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THIS IS WHAT FREE PRESS IS ALL ABOUT. IT'S ABOUT LETTING INDIVIDUALS IN SO THAT THE REST OF US CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE INSIDE. THE MORE THE BETTER. AND THAT IS CAMERAS, INDIVIDUALS, AND ALL THE REST. IF IT'S ONLY DONE BY PHONE, IT MAY BE CONSTITUTIONAL, BUT IT CERTAINLY VIOLATES THE SPIRIT OF FREE PRESS IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THIS ADMINISTRATION IS THE ONE THAT PUT THE GAG ORDER ON ALL STATE EMPLOYEES. THEY CAN'T EVEN TALK TO PEOPLE LIKE ME UNLESS THEY CHANNEL THE INFORMATION THROUGH A SECRETARIAT AND THE SECRETARIAT REVIEWS THE INFORMATION. AND ALL THAT HAPPENED BACK DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION. SO I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU ALL ARE SURPRISED THAT THEY WOULDN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE PRISONS.))
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The camera ban comes at a time when a General Assembly committee is looking into security and management concerns about Virginia's growing prison system.
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Vinton-Pigs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-76
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Vinton woman has until Thursday to remove three pot- bellied pigs from her home.
But Emma Saunders says she will fight to keep the pets on her property.
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Saunders successfully challenged the town's animal control ordinance in August. A judge ruled it was too vague.
But last week, town council amended the law, and officials have renewed their efforts to evict Arnold, Charlotte and Wilbur.
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((EMMA SAUNDERS/VINTON RESIDENT: THIS LITTLE PIG UP HERE IS THE BEST THERAPY YOU'VE SEEN IN YOUR LIFE. THOSE PIGS MAKE HER LAUGH. THEY MAKE HIM LAUGH.))
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Saunders says her children are planning a protest on Saturday. She will speak to town council next week. And it's likely, that a judge will eventually decide the fate of the animals.
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Hurricane-Crew


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-75
GRAPHIC=Hurricane Roxanne


As Robin mentioned, Hurricane Roxanne is bearing down on the Yucatan Peninsula, and is expected to strike later tonight.
Virginia emergency relief crews are on alert in case they're needed once the Hurricane hits land.
One team is just back from the Virgin Islands after hurricane Marilyn leveled most areas.
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The Virginia team was on the second plane to land after the hurricane passed through the islands.
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((BILL SWEET/NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE FIRE HERITAGE: IT WAS REALLY ERIE USUALLY YOU GO INTO AN AIRPORT AND THERE IS LIGHT, THERE WAS NO LIGHT. WE DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER WE COULD LAND UNTIL TEN MINUTES BEFORE WE ACTUALLY LANDED. WHEN THEY COULD SEE THE BLUE LIGHTS ON THE RUNWAY, AND THEY WERE BEING OPERATED BY A GENERATOR.))
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The National Forest Service is often the first on the scene of disasters to help establish communication.
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((BILL SWEET: THAT'S ONE THING THE LAND MANAGING AGENCIES HAVE. WE HAVE THIS QUICK RESPONSE CAPABILITY FOR FOREST FIRES. WE TAKE THE SAME SKILLS AND PUT IT INTO THIS TYPE OF EMERGENCY WORK. ))
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This time they were the first to establish two way communications on St. Thomas and they helped to set up the mobilization center at the airport so that all disaster relief supplies could be transported.
Sweet says they also helped the Red Cross get seven mobile kitchens desperately needed for food distribution.
Sweet was in the Virgin Islands for three weeks, and says it will be another three months before life there returns to anything close to normal.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=agi
TAPE#=
GRAPHIC=NONE


The DOW took another hit today, dropping 65 points at one time during today's trading.
It regained ground though, to close at 47- hundred- 20, a drop of five points.
Nasdaq had a loss of one point.
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Planned-Parenthood


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 95-90
GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood


After months of planning, Planned Parenthood has opened up offices in the Hill City.
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The organization that offers reproductive health care and education is now operating out of this office complex on Langhorne Road.
Former Lynchburg city council member Joan MacCallum is heading up Planned Parenthood's new office.
MacCallum says the first day went well.
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((JOAN MACCALLUM/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE HAD SOME VERY NICE AND VERY SUPPORTIVE PHONE CALLS. SOME PEOPLE CAME BY AND WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE AND GLAD THAT WE'RE HERE, SAYING AS WE ALL KNOW THAT IT'S VERY MUCH NEEDED IN LYNCHBURG AND THEY'RE HAPPY.))
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VO NAT
The office does NOT yet provide any clinical services.
MacCallum says her job will be to raise funds and public awareness.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


She also was NOT surprised by the presence of protestors outside the office today.

Pearisburg-Museum


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-84
GRAPHIC=NONE


After a year of fundraising, the Giles County Historical Society is ready for bids on a new museum.
Tracy Altizer reports the project will also mean a facelift for a national historic landmark in Pearisburg.
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(( Andrew Johnston was a local entrepreneur when he built this house in 1829.
It stayed in his family for generations. Fowler Johnston was among the last of the descendants to live here.
He vowed to never sell it, and 10 years ago donated the home to the historical society.
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((FOWLER W. JOHNSTON: SO I WANTED TO GIVE IT TO SOMEBODY WHO WOULD LOOK AFTER IT. IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG ASSET TO THE COUNTY. ))
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The society has raised almost 140- thousand dollars towards its goal of 225 thousand.
Part of the funds will refurbish the home.
But the biggest expense will be construction of a museum behind the house.
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((ALEX WITTEN/MUSEUM COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: IT'S EDUCATION AND THINGS OF THAT TYPE, THAT IT WILL MEAN SO MUCH TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE COUNTY. ))
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Witten says the plans have been sent to contractors for bidding.
And though the groundbreaking may be a little premature, organizers hope to proceed with the first phase of the project this winter.
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((WINSTON FAUST/FUNDRAISING CHAIRMAN: WE'RE CONTINUING OUR FUNDRAISING PROJECTS AND ALSO OUR SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS. WE'RE VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE ON WITH OUR CONSTRUCTION UNINTERRUPTED. ))
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The historical society hopes the museum will be completed and ready to open around this time next year. The renovation of the house will likely take a little longer, and will depend on the availability of funding. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Pearisburg.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up tonight in sports, the Braves and Reds talk about renewing their rivalry in the National League championship series.
We'll show you some racing like you've never seen before.
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Plus Roy Stanley reports from Tech on howe the Hokies plan to keep their offense from getting anymore offensive the rest of this season.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-17
GRAPHIC=NL CHAMPIONSHIP


The Atlanta Braves continue their quest for that elusive world series title tonight when they travel to Cincinnati for game one of the National League Championship series.
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The Red and Braves met 13 times during the regular season with the Braves winning eight.
But as we all know, the past means little in the playoffs.
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((BOBBY COX/ATLANTA BRAVES MANAGER:)) ((BARRY LARKIN/REDS INFIELDER:))
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Tom Glavine will be on the hill tonight for the Braves while the Reds will counter with Pete Schurek.
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S-Indians


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-18
GRAPHIC=al series


The American league championship series begins tonight in Seattle with two new kids on the block, Cleveland and Seattle.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Yesterday; :00


The Indians beat the Mariners five of the nine times they played them this season, but Ken Griffey Junior missed all but one of those games with his broken wrist.
It'll be Indians Dennis Martinez against Seattle's Bob Wolcott.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE=95
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS


You still have time to head over to the Roanoke Civic Center for the Express's final ECHL exhibition game of the preseason.
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After spending the past two weeks on the ice in Hillsborough, North Carolina at training camp, area fans will get their first look at the team tonight in a seven o'clock faceoff with Hampton.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
So far the Express is unbeaten in the preseason.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF95-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia Tech's 14 to nothing victory over Navy marked the Hokies first shutout since the 1989 season.
The Hokie defense is nationally ranked while on offense the Hokies have yet to live up to their expectations.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((The problem on defense is inconsistency. For example, The Hokies have scored just seven points in the first quarter of play in 1995.
The experience and talent is there but the Hokies execution is not.)) ((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((Beamer says the offense seems to react better when its back is against the wall.
Last week in the closing minutes of the game against the Midshipmen the Hokies went 85 yards on a drive for a touchdown in the 14 to nothing win over Navy.)) ((DWAYNE THOMAS/TECH TAILBACK: )) ((CHRIS MALONE/TECH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ANOTHER OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE SHOWING FOR VIRGINIA TECH. THE HOKIES POSTED 8 QUARTERBACK SACKS AND HELD NAVY'S NATIONALLY RANKED OFFENSE TO 209 TOTAL YARDS. IN BLACKSBURG, ROY STANLEY NEWS 7 SPORTS.))
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S-Chiefs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-19
GRAPHIC=nfl


Early this morning, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Diego Chargers 29-to-23 in overtime of this week's Monday night game of the week.
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SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/ABC; :00


Former Florida State star Tamerick Vanover won the game in the extra period with this electrifying 86 yard punt return for a touchdown.
The Chargers obviously didn't play very good kick defense, but watch how you break that news to head coach Bobby Ross.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-20
GRAPHIC=martinsville


150 late model stock cars will be in Martinsville this coming weekend for the Taco Bell 300.
But will they be able to entertain the fans like these
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big boy water buffaloes?
Welcome to Thailand, the only place in the world that holds water buffalo races.
For more than 100 years, races have been held in this small town 77 kilometers south of Bangkok.
This year more than 5000 fans watched 159 buffaloes race on the 120 meter track.
Amazingly the one ton animals cover the distance in 11 seconds.
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