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ANCHOR=Ron
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WRITER=rjo
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Next on News Seven Senator John Warner and Challenger Jim Miller are running hard for the senate seat-- we caught up with them.
And a Roanoke Principal is cleared of criminal charges.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Highlights of Virginia Tech's Spring game a look at the top 10 players in the N-F-L draft and Roanoke College beats Washington and Lee in Lacrosse.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


We saw the sun for a short while today-- then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms came through this afternoon.
More rain is possible tonight-- before skies turn partly cloudy later on. open
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McIntosh


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-17
GRAPHIC=McIntosh, Michael


Roanoke principal Michael McIntosh was cleared of criminal charges last week, but he may be heading back to court in an effort to reclaim his position.
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McIntosh was accused of striking a student, but a judge ruled there was reasonable doubt and dismissed the charges.
Though McIntosh wanted to return to his job at the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy, School Superintendent Wayne Harris has reassigned him to administrative duties at the Lincoln Terrace and Addison Magnet Schools.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=McIntosh


Attorney John Fishwick says McIntosh was surprised when he was not reinstated to his position at the Taylor Academy.
The two will be meeting early next week to consider the legal options.

Hanover-Direct


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Hanover Direct


A union representation drive is underway at the Hanover Direct Home Fashions Center in Roanoke County, less than a year after it opened.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday supporters of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union passed out literature in an attempt to increase their ranks.
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SOT 16:20:18
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((WALTER SHELBURNE/HANOVER DIRECT EMPLOYEE: BECAUSE THE UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES, THE UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS, THE UNFAIR LABOR, I MEAN, THE UNFAIR PAY.))
SUPER=01-Walter Shelburne/Hanover Direct Employee;
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Hanover Direct says it doesn't feel it needs union representation, noting it has competitive wages, excellent benefits, and it provides a good place to work.
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New-River-Trail


ANCHOR=ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-36
GRAPHIC=None


Hikers on the New River Trail now have a straight shot from Pulaski to Galax, without a detour around private land in Wythe County.
A new two- mile section has opened, allowing first- time access to Foster Falls.
Now the state hopes to bring new life to the former mining community.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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New River Trail State park workers are hard at work building a new canoe launch.
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And new access roads to the parking areas they'll also soon build.
The work is part of the improvements under way at what will be called Foster Falls Village.
For years, the trail stopped on each end of this former mining community and detoured around private property.
But the state bought the land last Fall, and opened the new trail connector today.
Officials say by July, they'll open the area AROUND the trail.
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((MARK HUFEISIN/NEW RIVER TRAIL MANAGER: PHASE ONE, WE'RE LOOKING AT PUTTING IN SOME PICNIC AREAS, TWO PICNIC SHELTERS, SOME CANOE ACCESS TO THE RIVER AND A LITTLE FISHING AREA.))
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This summer, a gift shop will open in the old depot, and visitors will be able to rent bikes, canoes and horses at the old barn.
Eventually, officials hope to bring history back to life on the 160- acre site.
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((THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS THE SAWMILL AND YOU CAN STILL SEE THE WHEELS, THE BELTS AND EVERYTHING ARE STILL STANDING RIGHT WHERE THEY WERE. ))
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Hufeisin would eventually like to see a living history museum, complete with an amphitheater using the old blast furnace as a backdrop.
Several fields would be used for primitive, R-V, and even equestrian campgrounds along the river.
For non-campers, more comfortable accommodations may be available. suWhen Virginia Iron and Coke was here, miners used to stay in this hotel back in the 1800's. In the early 1900's it became an orphanage. Now officials hope someone will lease it, fix it up and turn it into a bed and breakfast.
Hufeisin has already had several inquiries about the hotel.
As for the rest of the property, the improvements will take years as funding becomes available. Tracy Altizer News 7.))

Miller-Warner


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-27
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Election day is more than seven months away, but Virginia voters will be hitting the polls in about six weeks.
The Republican primary is in June.
That's when the VOTERS will choose the GOP nominee for United States Senate seat.
Denise Allen caught up with incumbent John Warner and challenger Jim Miller.
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Challenger Jim Miller calls himself a consistent conservative.
Incumbent John Warner says he's an experienced senator who's voted his conscience.
But both know it's what the voters think that's important.
The latest polls give John Warner the edge, but Miller says the numbers translate in his favor.
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SOT 12:58:40
IN Q=THE PREDICATE

((JIM MILLER/R-U.S.SENATE CANDIDATE: THE PREDICATE FOR THE POLL IS A TURN OUT OF LIKE 43 PERCENT AND EVERYBODY KNOWS TURNOUT IS GOING TO BE LIKE 13-PERCENT. WHEN THEY ASKED THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER YOU'VE EVER PARTICIPATED AS A REPUBLICAN IN ANY EVENT I LEAD SENATOR WARNER.))
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((JOHN WARNER/R-U.S. SENATOR: ))
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Primaries traditionally bring low voter turnouts.
And a low turnout in June's primary would seem to benefit Miller.
The two potential nominees are rarely seen at the sam event, leaving open the question, "will there ever be a debate?"
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((MILLER: CALL HIM UP AND ASK HIM. HE'S THE MAN THAT CAN SAY YES OR NO. I'VE SAID LET'S HAVE A SERIES OF FOUR DEBATES.))
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Standup
While the June 11th vote determines the GOP nominee, the decision won't just be up to republicans.
In the end all registered voters can have a hand in choosing who will be the Gop nominee.
Denise Allen News 7.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--
Cleaning out your garage the safe way.
We'll show you how one group does it right,
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VO-NAT

and if pancakes are your cup of tea, then your in luck.
The Kiwanis Club has been dishing them out all day in the name of charity.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Well, Ron the day started fairly quietly-- then a band of showers and thunderstorms moved into the region.
Halifax county's under a severe thunderstorm warning for the next 10 minutes or so--
That band of thunderstorms is moving Northeast at 40 miles an hour.
Meanwhile, more scattered showers are possible-- before partial clearing occurs later tonight.
We'll check out the latest doppler radar-- coming up in the forecast. MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Household-haz


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-30
GRAPHIC=None


Looking at the lines at the Salem Civic Center hundreds of people in the Roanoke Valley spent the morning cleaning out the garage.
Today was the fourth annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


This is the one day of the year the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority collects items such as oil, batteries, antifreeze, paints and pesticides.
Organizers say this gives people a chance to safely dispose of these chemicals.
And they say it's just the right thing to do.
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SOT 10:18:07
IN Q=THE PAINT IS

((JOHN HUBBARD/ROANOKE VALLEY RESOURCE AUTHORITY: THE PAINT IS CERTAINLY RECYCLABLE. THE OIL, THE GASOLINE ARE BLENDED TO MAKE FUELS. KEROSINE CAN BE RE-USED. BATTERIES, SOME OF THE AEROSOLS CAN.))
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The number of people taking part in the event doubled this year.
The Resource Authority offers these tips to cut down on toxic materials:
--Buy the least toxic product
--Buy only what you need
--or use non-toxic substitutes.
You can contact the Resource Authority for more information.
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Rockbridge-Development


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista are going through a number of economic changes.
Recently the area's economic development commission hired a new executive director.
And already David Kleppinger is busy trying to bring industry to the area.
Jay Moore reports.
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(( Working in economic development is nothing new to David Kleppinger.
The new executive director of RAEDC has been doing planning and community development for almost 25 years.
He's served for many years on city council in Williamsburg.
He says that will only HELP him with his new job.
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((KLEPPINGER: I THINK IT BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH A REGIONAL ENTITY WHERE YOU'RE DEALING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, POLITICAL OFFICIALS FROM THREE JURISDICTIONS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE GOOD PERSPECTIVE. ))
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One thing Kleppinger is happy about is the success with the area's industrial park.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: KLEPPINGER SAYS OVERALL ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. IN FACT THE INDUSTRIAL PARK AT NATURAL BRIDGE IS ALREADY FULL PLUS SINCE HE'S BEEN IN OFFICE HE'S HEARD SPARKED INTEREST IN THE VACATED BLUE BIRD PLANT. ))
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That plant closed in '92 leaving more than 200 people out of work.
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((KLEPPINGER: THERE'S GOOD INTEREST. IT'S A GOOD BUILDING. GOOD COMMUNITY. I'M REALLY OPTIMISTIC THAT BUILDING IS GOING TO HOUSE A NEW INDUSTRY SOMETIME VERY SOON. ))
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And he's optimistic about economic growth in the area as a whole.
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((KLEPPINGER: THIS COMMUNITY THE NATURAL BEAUTY, THE CULTURE, THE HISTORY, THE AMENITIES, THE COLLEGE THAT ARE HERE. THERE'S A GOOD WORK ETHIC IN THIS AREA. ))
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And he says all of that will make his job easier.
In Rockbridge County, Jay Moore, News 7.))

On-Record


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=On Record
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=None


So you've found that perfect home and you're ready to sign the final papers.
Before you do, you may want to consider a home inspection.
Jean Jadhon reports it could save you money in the long run.
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SUPER=01-Herman Schaal/Home Buyer; 1:30-33! quick!
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((Herman and Phyllis Shaal looked at many houses before picking one. But before the sale is final, some other folks will look at this home with a much more critical eye- They are home inspectors.
These guys tap-
and climb- and crawl-
They venture into every corner and crevice.
They also shake things around a bit.
ALWAYS CHECK THE FLOOR AROUND THE COMMODE, MAKE SURE IT'S GOOD AND SOLID. WE TAKE TWO AND HALF TO THREE, THREE AND HALF HOURS TAKE IT PIECE BY PIECE
JEAN: DO YOU THINK THAT THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN'T SEE AS A BUYER, WHEN YOU COME INTO A HOUSE EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT, BUT ....PHYLISS: OH YES, EVERYTHING HIDDEN BEHIND THE WALLS AND THE CRACKS.
The hidden things- Thats' what the inspectors look for.
In this house, the electrical wiring is old-
The roof could also use some work- the inspectors found a leak.
JEAN JADHON: INSPECTORS WILL CHECK THINGS THE AVERAGE PERSON DOESN'T THINK ABOUT. FOR EXAMPLE. THIS DETECTOR CAN TELL IF THESE GAS BURNERS ARE GIVING OFF ANY CARBON MONOXIDE.
When the inspection is done- the buyer is given a list of things that may need repair-
The inspectors also explain what may need work. TIM ELLIS: THE ROOF OF THE DORMER IS ROLLED IT'S THE SHEET. HERMAN: WILL IT GIVE ME ANY PROBLEMS?

So what happens if your dream home needs a 5 thousand dollar fix up? JEAN: DO YOU HAVE THE OPTION NOT TO BUY? YES. WE'VE PUT IN THAT OPTION THAT I CAN BACK OUT OR THE OWNER CAN BACK OUT. WELL WE'LL PROBABLY TALK TO THE OWNERS AND SEE IF MAYBE HE CAN SPLIT THE COST OR AT LEAST PART OF IT.
The inspection gives the owner recourse-
A couple of hundred dollars can save the new owner thousands down the road. Jean Jadhon, News 7 Roanoke.))
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=On Record


For more on what you should know before buying a home, watch On Record tomorrow morning at Eleven.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up next on News 7, Kimberly McBroom will be along with an update on our weekend forecast,
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and we'll see how the Roanoke Kiwanis got people out early this morning.
Stay tuned.
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Pancakes


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's Kiwanis Club has literally served tons of pancakes today-- and the griddle is still hot.
The first annual Pancake Day has already made four times the club's financial goal.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


By nine this morning club members had served thousands of hot cakes.
Other cooks were working on frying 12-hundred pounds of sausage.
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((JERRY STRAYVE/KIWANIS: WE'VE JUST HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE DONATING THEIR TIME AND EFFORT TO HELP UNDERWRITE ALL THE COSTS. SO 100-PERCENT OF THE TICKET SALES IS TARGETED FOR THE DIFFERENT CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT.))
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The event lasts until seven tonight.
The Kiwanis Club is a community service organization.
In addition to money, members donate around 15-thousand hours working with charities.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Virginia Tech wrapped up spring football practice today, and a look at the top 10 picks in the N-F-L draft.
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And Steve Mason has a report on what will be a record day for at least one driver at Martinsville.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF95-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies wrapped up their spring season with the Annual Maroon and White game.
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The game started as the captains met at midfield.
On the Maroon teams first drive Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller hands off to fullback Brian Edmonds who goes up the middle for the 15 yard touchdown to make it 7 to nothing.
Druckenmiller would strike again in the first quarter as he hits Michael Stuewe on this leaping four yard T-d pass and the Maroon team led 14 to nothing.
The White would get it together in the second quarter as Al Clark hooks up with James Crawford on this 20 yard touchdown pass play. The White trailed by seven.
But two more Druckenmiller T-d's SUPER=34-Maroon/=28/White/==7;passes

including this pass to Shawn Scales who would do the rest for the 40 yard touchdown and the Maroon team goes on to win it 28 to 7.
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S-Draft


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=NFL Draft


Several players from state schools are waiting the call from the N-F-L draft.
Tech's Bryan Still and J.C. Price are projected to be draft as is U-V-A's Mike Groh and Bobby Neely.
But few surprises in the first round of the draft.
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Pinnacle page...1001
The New York Jets selected U-S-C wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson with the number one pick.
Illinois's Kevin Hardy was number two and his teammate Simeon Rice was number three. Pinnacle page...1002
UCLA offensive tackle Johnathan Ogden was picked fourth by Baltimore and the fifth pick was Cedric Jones of Oklahoma chosen by the Giants.
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Controversial Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was picked sixth by the St. Louis Rams. Phillips was suspended for six games in 1995 for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Phillips rushed for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns in six games last season.
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Pinnacle Page...1003/1004
Rounding out the top 10 were Ohio state receiver Terry Glenn by New England, Tim Biakabutaka selected by Carolina, Oakland picked Ohio State tight end Ricky dudley and Auburn's Willie Anderson goes to Cincinnati.
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S-Records


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-32
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


This weekend at Martinsville could be a record breaking one for a few veteran drivers.
Steve Mason has more on Terry Labonte, Rusty Wallace and the King, Richard Petty.
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((95 winston cup rookie of the year Ricky Craven won his first pole Friday and Lynchburg's Stacy Compton secured his first ever spot in a Cup field when he qualified 9th.
And while a coup,e of youngsters have been the talk of the town for Sunday's Goody's 500, Terry labonte and Rusty Wallace are close to making NASCAR History. Labonte will make his 514th consecutive start Sunday, thus Surpassing Richard Petty's record. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) The KIng earned his reign through being a tough competitor and a refuse to lose attitude, but there is one positive about letting go of a few of his incredible records. ((:))
Now here's a look at second round qualifying for the Goody's 500.))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


South Boston's Ward Burton failed to make the field for the second week in a row.

S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-S6-2
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lacrosse


The 12th ranked Roanoke men's lacrosse team hosted 9th ranked Washington and Lee this afternoon in a key ODAC battle that went down to the wire.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs. Generals;


Bill Pilat's team trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but battled back in the 2nd.
Danny Soi gets things started with this goal that trims the Generals' lead to 1, 4-3.
The Maroons took a 5 to 4 lead before W & L's Russell Croft finds the net with the assist from Andy Jenkins.
Jeff Jones' goal right before the half made it a 7-6 game at the break.
Then, head general Jim Stagnitta looked to Ed Dougherty for the next score of the seesaw contest. He scores for a 7-7 deadlock.
The game came down to sudden death overtime. Billy Metz slices through
SUPER=33-Roanoke/=12/Washington & Lee/=11;

the middle netting the game winner, breaking an 11-all tie, and Roanoke wins it 12-11.
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(( ))
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


In Cleveland this afternoon, The Indians hosted the Boston Red Sox.
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The Indians scored all the runs they would need in the bottom of the third. Julio Franco singles to left field Tony Pena and Omar Vizquel both scored to make it 2 to nothing Cleveland.
The Red Sox prevented the shutout SUPER=35-Cleveland/==2/Boston/==1;by

scoring in the top of the sixth. Troy Oleary singles to center Mike Stanley (-------------) scores but the Indians get the win 2 to 1.