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News-Heads

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Up next on News 7 at five-
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A commuter train crashes into a school bus- killing several students in Illinois.
A girl scout leader admits to embezzling cookie money-
Plus we'll show you why the next world series pitch is out of this world-
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Wx-Heads
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One more pleasant day then another batch of rain arrives on Friday. Forecast details straight ahead.

MEDICAL-hEADS


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On Health Check-- the danger of being UNDER-insured.
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In the event of serious illness, millions of Americans will not be financially prepared.
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((I JUST SAW. I COULD SEE BODIES IN THE BUSES. KIDS FLYING THROUGH THE AIR GOING THROUGH THE WINDOW.))
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A witness describes what she saw when a commuter train hit a school bus in suburban Illinois this morning.
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5-Bus-Ax


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
A routine ride to school turned deadly this morning.
Five people were killed and 30 others hurt when the train hit the bus.
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SUPER=03-Fox River Grove, IL;


It happened early this morning in Fox River Grove- not far from Chicago.
Students aboard the bus say the bus stopped at a red light but the back of the bus was still over the railroad tracks.
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SOT 15:04:08
IN Q=i saw

((TABEN JOHNSON/STUDENT ON BOARD BUS: I SAW ALL OF THE KIDS RUNNING FORWARD AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHY AT FIRST BUT THEN I FIGURED IT OUT AFTER AWHILE THAT A TRAIN WAS COMING CAUSE WE WERE ON THE TRACK AND THE LITTLE BELL THING WAS RINGING AND THE GATE FELL.)) 15:04:27 ((TERESA ROBERTSON/STUDENT ON BOARD BUS: AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WE SEE THE GATE COMING DOWN ON THE TRAIN. WE ALL STARTED LAUGHING AND THEN WE FIND SHE'S NOT EVEN GONNA MOVE YET AND THERE'S A TRAIN COMING.))
SUPER=01-Taben Johnson/Student On Board Bus; :00
SUPER=01-Teresa Robertson/Student on Board Bus; :12
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OUT Q=and there's a train coming.
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The impact of the accident knocked the bus off the (Chassy) chassis and spun it around.
Passengers on the commuter train say the conducter was blasting his horn for a while before crashing into the bus.
Students say it was the bus driver's first day on the job.
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5-Toxic-leak


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A Santa Fe Railway train jumped the tracks this morning in California- spewing toxic gas into the air.
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SUPER=03-Shafter, CA;


Thirty people near the derailment were overome by the poisonous gas.
Crews had to evacuate residents within a half a mile- but they have been allowed back home.
The derailment left train cars strewn across the tracks- so far no word on what caused the accident.
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5-Gas-Leak


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wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Bogalusa, LA;


A toxic gas leak is under control in Bogalusa, Louisiana, but schools there are still closed.
That's partly because school buses are being used to haul thousands of evacuees back to their homes.
Authorities gave residents the O-K to return today- two days after a ruptured rail car spewed poisonous gas into the air.
About 500 people had to be treated for exposure to the chemical.
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5-Wythe-Prison


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Wythe County is among three finalists for a privately- operated minimum- security prison.
The state corrections department has narrowed its list of competing companies from eight to three.
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Corrections Corporation of America will now negotiate further to build a one thousand bed facility on farmland in Wythe County.
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The Department of Corrections expects to award a contract within a month.

5-Stokes


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'Scouts Honor' has been tainted in Salem by a former Girl Scout troop leader.
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Catrice Stokes-Goode pleaded no contest to embezzlement today.
She's accused of stealing close to 25-hundred dollars in cookie money.
She confessed to police back in May, telling them she spent the majority of the cash on fast- food and bar- hopping.
Stokes-Goode says she is upset because she let her scouts down.
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((CATRICE STOKES-GOODE: TO MY GIRL SCOUTS, TO MY GIRL SCOUTS I WOULD SAY I WAS SORRY. ))
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Stokes- Goode is scheduled to be sentenced January 18th.
The maximum penalty for embezzlement is 20 years in prison.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Coming up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Norfolk Southern posts its best third quarter earnings ever--
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And a little later-- you won't see anyone walk onto the baseball field and throw the first pitch in game four of the World Series, instead its coming from space.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check-- Planned Parenthood opens up it's Lynchburg Clinic.
Plus, the government is urging seniors to get vaccinated against the flu and pneumonia this year. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


State-wide television campaign ads are unveiled by the Republican and Democratic parties.
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It is the first of its kind for a General Assembly Election-- That story after this break. cc sponsor

5-NS-Earnings


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A record performance for one of the region's largest employers.
Norfolk Southern came out with its third quarter figures this morning.
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Len Besthoff says the railroad giant posted its most profitable quarter ever.
Len, I imagine this is good news for both N-S employees and shareholders alike.
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It is Jean. N-S's earnings exceeded analysts' expectations, and you won't
SUPER=@Len1;

hear too many bad things about this company's bottom line.
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((JIM KERN/INTERSTATE-JOHNSON LANE: PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO REALIZE THAT RAILROADS IN GENERAL, N-S IN PARTICULAR, MAY BE A GOOD PLACE TO PLACE YOUR FUNDS SINCE WE EXPECT TO SEE GOOD SUSTAINED EARNINGS GROWTH AND LOW VOLATILITY. ))
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OUT Q=low volatility.
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Norfolk Southern made 184-million-dollars in the third quarter, up nine-percent from the same period a year ago.
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It's stock price hasn't gone up because of the news though.
N-S was down more than a dollar a share at the close of trading today.
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(question: Why did that happen, Len? Is there reason to believe N-S's profits

will be going down soon?)

5-Retired-Miners


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The United Mine Workers say legislation pending in congress will threaten the pension benefits of widows and retirees.
Today, they urged Senator John Warner to reconsider his support for the bill.
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((HE VOTES YES ON THIS BILL, IT WILL BE POLITICAL SUICIDE IN THE NEXT ELECTION.))
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OUT Q=in the next election.
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This morning, Union leaders brought a group of widows and pensioners to Warner's office in Abingdon.
They say Senate Bill 878 would damage the Miners Health Trust Fund and jeopardize health care benefits of thousands of retired miners and their families.
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IN Q=I have a son that

((I HAVE A SON THAT IS DISABLED. HE'S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE 17. HE WAS IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT AND IT'S JUST HIM AND I AT HOME. AND IF THEY TAKE OUR HEALTH CARD, I CAN'T MAKE IT. ))
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OUT Q=I can't make it.
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Assuming the Senate bill wins approval in both houses, union leaders are hopeful President Clinton will veto it.

5-TV-Campaigns


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Even if it seems like the same old campaign stuff, both major parties in Virginia are doing something totally new.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: PLEASE VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY TO BRING MORE HONEST CHANGE TO VIRGINIA.))
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((THE REPUBLICANS SAY THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT WASHINGTON DEMOCRATS, LIKE PRESIDENT CLINTON. OR WHETHER YOU THINK GOVERNOR ALLEN IS A NICE GUY. BUT IT'S NOT. IT'S REALLY ABOUT OUR CHILDREN.))
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The Democrats have finally joined the Republicans on the airwaves -- making these the first General Assembly elections in history where the parties have run their OWN ads across the state.
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((GAIL NARDI/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VA.: THIS GOVERNOR HAS USED THE BULLY PULPIT OF THE GOVERNORSHIP TO MAKE PARTISAN ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATS, AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A GROUP.))
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((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: THIS IS A REFERENDUM ON GEORGE ALLEN. THESE ELECTIONS THIS NOVEMBER ARE A REFERENDUM ON THE GOVERNOR AND THIS ADMINISTRATION.))
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The GOP is on its second television ad.
The Democrats are premiering the first today.
Expect more from both camps in the next two weeks.
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The Harrison Museum is flaunting several new exhibits--including a journey to Africa without even leaving the Roanoke Valley.
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5-HARRISON


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Some new exhibits have arrived at the Harrison Museum, while at the same time one key person is departing. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans reports today on new developments taking place at the Museum, including the upcoming annual meeting.
Patrick, just who is leaving the museum?
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Still to come in the newscast-- what does it take to sing the National Anthem before a sporting event? Mike has a look at the dos and don'ts.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the Montgomery County Health Department is serving up drive-through flu shots.
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Plus, the high cost of health care.
We'll hear the potential dangers of being UNDER-insured.
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health bump next

5-Insurance


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A new study out by the American Medical Association estimates that 29-million Americans are under-insured in the event of a catastrophic illness.
We're not talking about people who don't have insurance at all-- but those who aren't aware they may have to pay out of their own pockets in the even of an illness.
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SUPER=01-Bobbie Adwar/Heart Disease Patient; 1:18
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If you end up here, the dollars start adding up fast. Take heart bypass surgery, for example:
Anesthesiology alone will probably run five-thousand dollars.
The average surgeon's fee for an UNCOMPLICATED procedure-- 10-thousand dollars.
Post-op care from a cardiologist-- three-thousand dollars.
And perhaps the biggest bill comes from the hospital itself-- 15-thousand dollars.
Even having to pay a small out-of-pocket percentage of the total bill can be tough to absorb.
Jack Parisi's bypass surgery totaled nearly 50-thousand dollars.
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IN Q=It cost me

((JACK PARISI:IT COST ME OUT OF MY POCKET ABOUT SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ON MY OWN. IT MADE ME VERY ANGRY BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF IN THE INSURANCE POLICY, BUT APPARENTLY IT WASN'T ))
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((DR. WARREN WEXELMAN, CARDIOLOGIST: PATIENTS NOW CAN BUY INSURANCE THAT THEY THINK WILL COVER THEM, AND ACTUALLY IS ADVERTISED IN COVERING THEM FOR MANY MANY THINGS, AND WHEN YOU READ THE FINE PRINT OF THE CONTRACT IT REALLY DOESN'T COVER WHAT THEY THINK.))
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The problem doesn't just occur with acute catastrophic illness.
Many insurance policies lack long-term coverage for chronic problems, expenses like drugs, checkups and therapy.
Bobbie Adwar's insurance covered her quintuple bypass surgery, but not the necessary rehabilitation.
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IN Q=You're monitored

(( BOBBIE ADWAR, HEART DISEASE PATIENT: YOU'RE MONITORED AND IF SOMETHING SHOULD HAPPEN IT CAN BE NIPPED IN THE BUD, WHERE IF YOU'RE RUNNING DOWN THE STREET AND YOU GET THIS PAIN AND YOU SAY IT'S JUST BECAUSE I'M EXERCISING IT COULD BE SOMETHING SEVERE AND YOU WOULDN'T PICK UP ON IT UNTIL ITS TOO LATE.))
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((THESE ARE THE KIND OF PROGRAMS THAT WE WOULD HOPE KEEP PATIENTS FROM REDEVELOPING THE DISEASE AND CERTAINLY GETTING BACK INTO THE WORK FORCE A LOT QUICKER. IF IT WERE UP TO HER INSURANCE COMPANY SHE WOULD ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO CARDIAC REHABILITATION AND SHE'D PROBABLY BE HOME AND EVEN MORE SO PROBABLY UTILIZING MEDICAL CARE THAT NOW HOPEFULLY SHE WON'T EVEN NEED.))
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Experts say for the most part, the best insurance polices are those that don't restrict you from doctors, or from certain therapies.

5-Planned-Parenthood


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Women's reproductive health services are now being offered in the Lynchburg area, courtesy of Planned Parenthood.
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About 40- supporters gathered for a ribbon- cutting ceremony at the group's offices on Langhorne Road.
Despite the appearance of half- dozen protestors, Planned Parenthood says it is receiving a warm welcome in the community.
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((KATHRYN HAYNIE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE HAVE HAD A REQUEST FROM THIS COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS FOR SERVICES AND I THINK THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT, THE DEPTH OF SUPPORT IN THIS COMMUNITY WE'VE EXPERIENCED SINCE WE ACTUALLY STARTED TRYING TO GARNER THE SUPPORT OFFICIALLY IN TERMS OF DOLLARS TO OPEN THIS CENTER, HAS BEEN JUST REMARKABLE.))
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OUT Q=has been just remarkable.
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Haynie says Lynchburg- area supporters contributed 130- thousand dollars to help open the new office.
She adds her group is still deciding whether to offer abortion services in central Virginia.
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5-Flu-Shots


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The government is urging elderly people to get their flu shots this fall.
The best time to get the vaccination is between mid-October and mid-November.
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The Centers for Disease Control says an estimated 20-thousand Americans die from flu or its complications annually.
Eighty to 90 percent of the deaths are among the elderly.
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5-Drive-Through


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The Montgomery County Health Department was serving up shots fast food style today.
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Drive-through flu and pneumonia vaccines were the order of the day.
Public health nurses administered the shots to people in, or out of their cars.
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((RUTH WOLFORD/NURSE SUPERVISOR: IT'S MOST ATTRACTIVE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY-IMPAIRED AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT OF THEIR CAR EASILY. BUT THEN IT'S OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HOPEFULLY PREVENT THE FLU AND THE PNEUMONIA. ))
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OUT Q=and the pneumonia.
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Wolford says this is the first time such curbside service has been offered in Virginia.
The whole process takes about 15 minutes.
Officials even offered free refreshments to help ease the pain.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


It was a nail-biter last night in game three of the World Series.
ANCHOR=Connie


Now the Indians have cut the Braves lead-- with more on the game, here's Mike Stevens.

S5-Series


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Good afternoon everybody the midweek ticker gets started today with the ending to last night's game three of the world series than of you probably missed.
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Around 12:45am the Indians broke open a six-all tie with the Braves as Eddie Murray slapped this single to center field and plated Alvaro Espinoza with the game winning run.
And no one was happier to see the Indians get the 7-to-6 win and cut the series lead to 2 games to one than tonight's starting pitcher, Ken Hill.
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((KEN HILL/INDIANS STARTER TONIGHT:))
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S5-Banner


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As many of you know, the World series opened last Saturday night with Darius Rucker, of Hootie and the Blowfish, performing the national anthem.
Well, it seems everybody wants a chance to sing the Star Spangled Banner.
In fact, the New Jersey Nets basketball team has open tryouts. Here's a sample of the singing.
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OUT Q=...ETHEL MERMAN'S VOICE."
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Coming up at six tonight we'll hear from the newly crowned Northside high school state championship golf team.
Have a nice night everybody. take a break

5-first-pitch


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Tonight's game four of the World Series will have an "out of this world" start.
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The first pitch wil be thrown by an astronaut aboard the Shuttle Columbia in orbit.
Astronaut Ken Bowersox taped the ceremonial pitch for the camera this morning.
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((KEN BOWERSOX/ASTRONAUT: TONIGHT OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE NATIONAL PASTIME. TO THE BRAVES AND THE INDIANS, GOOD LUCK IN GAME FIVE OF THE WORLD SERIES. NOW LET'S PLAY BALL.))
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The crew was a game ahead-- tonight is game FOUR.
The astronauts taped a few versions-- one of them will air at the beginning of tonight's game in Cleveland.
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six-preview


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The Justice House is officially condemned.
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Keith Humphry has the latest on the woes of the low income apartment building.
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Jean, just last night we reported it was lights out for Justice House--
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Now the city has cut off all hope.
This morning building inspectors condemned the building, forcing residents to get out as soon as possible.
Many of them are scrambling this hour to try and move out before the sun goes down.
But there are some residents who are still refusing to leave.
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We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, sports, and weather on News 7 at six.
ANCHOR=Jean

That's all for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- goodnight.