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ANCHOR=Ron
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Next on News Seven,
Virginia Democrats have nominated a candidate for the U-S Senate.
The Independent party meets in Lexington to talk about government reform.
And two people were killed in yesterday's car crash in Botetourt County.

Sports-Head


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


In sports, Dot Bolling is the leader after one round of the women's Hall of Fame and Steffi Graf wins the French Open.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Beth
SS=None


Scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.
Rain could be heavy at times.
I'll tell you more about that in a few minutes.

Democrats


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-43
GRAPHIC=Democrats State Convention


Everybody's theme music this summer is Mission Impossible.
It blared out at political events around Virginia this week.
But for the 100- million dollar man Virginia Democrats nominated today -- the title may really apply.
Ellen Qualls has the story of an uphill struggle.
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IN Q=Go get em pal!
SUPER=03-Hampton; :00
SUPER=07-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer; :14
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa. Political Analyst; :33
SUPER=@markwarner; :45
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:20
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:39
RUNS=1:53
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((GO GET EM PAL!))
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It was nomination by resounding voice acclamation -- and then a plunge into the crowd to charge up the almost 25- hundred Democratic activists he'll need to achieve the impossible.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: OUR MISSION: ELECT THE AMERICAN DREAM. MARK WARNER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE.))
RUNS=:06


But with polls showing incumbent Republican John Warner towering at the top -- and challenger Jim Miller still ahead -- does the 41- year old cell phone tycoon have the fire in the belly?
sot 05:07:23

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: WELL 100 MILLION DOLLARS CAN BUY YOU A LOT OF CHARISMA. AND HE'S GOT THE TWO THINGS THAT ARE MOST PRIZED IN MODERN POLITICS. A TON OF MONEY. AND ABSOLUTELY NO PUBLIC RECORD SO IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO CRITICIZE HIM.))
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((MARK WARNER: I WILL EARN THIS SENATE SEAT THE SAME WAY I'VE EARNED EVERYTHING THAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME IN MY LIFE. I'LL WORK MY TAIL OFF FOR IT. applause))
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sot 05:46:55 second warner tape

((AND THEY WILL SAY IN NOVEMBER THAT MARK WARNER IS THE RIGHT WARNER FOR VIRGINIA'S FUTURE. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS AMERICA. AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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Former Governor Doug Wilder pleaded with Democrats to forget the good deeds Republican John Warner's done for their party in the past.
sot 02;26:25

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: POLITICS MAKES STRANGE BEDFELLOWS. BUT DON'T LET IT GET SO STRANGE THAT YOU FORGET WHO BRUNG YOU TO THE PARTY.))
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The man who brung these happy Democrats to this fairly enthusiastic party must now put his money where his mouth is.
And try to avoid the campaign pitfalls of political newcomers.
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((MARK WARNER SAYS HE'LL TAKE HIS CAMPAIGN TO EVERY CITY AND COUNTY IN THIS STATE BY LABOR DAY. HE'LL HAVE TO. BOTH OF HIS REPUBLICAN OPPONENTS HAVE HIGHER NAME RECOGNITION. ONE OF THEM WILL BE CHOSEN TUESDAY. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, HAMPTON.))
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Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


While Democrats were officially naming their candidate in Eastern Virginia, the state's third party was deciding NOT to nominate a senatorial candidate.
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SOT 5:16:23
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Members of the Virginia Independent Party decided to set priorities for their party today.
The debate heated up as members decided whether or not it should nominate a senatorial candidate.
In the end, most thought the party was too young to carry a candidate in a statewide race.
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SOT 6:04:19
IN Q=if you are

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SUPER=01-George "Tex" Wood/Potential Senate Cand.;
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OUT Q=make the petition drive work
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Campaign 96


Tex Wood needs 15-thousand registered voters to sign a petition to get him on the November ballot.
Recently Wood won a court case which could impact independent candidates nationwide.
A federal judge ruled Virginia's ballot-access laws were unconstitutional.
Wood has been fighting for years to change the law requiring independent candidates to turn in petitions by June 11th.
Now he has about two more months to get the needed signatures.

Independents


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Even though an independent party candidate won't be in the senate race, several V-I-P candidates are seeking seats in the House.
For them, today's convention was like a coming out party.
As Denise Allen reports party members hope these candidates can bring the beginning of government reform.
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IN Q=George Spinnet
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-George Spinnet/Virginia Independent Party; :13
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/VIP 9th Dist. Congressional Cand.; :56
SUPER=01-Gary Thomas/VIP 5th Dist. Congressional Cand.; 1:06
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:23
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OUT Q=News 7


(( George Spinnet says he's been around long enough to know Americans need to change the way the country is run.
The 84 year old former democrat says it's time to get back to the principals that built this country.
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Members of the Virginia Independent Party hope to reform government.
They say the first step is to eliminate conflicts of interests.
That means no V-I-P candidate will take campaign contributions from Political Action Committees.
Some, like Tom Roberts, say they'll go even further than that.
Roberts is taking on Democratic incumbent Rick Boucher and Republican Patrick Muldoon for the ninth district congressional seat.
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Gary Thomas is seeking the fifth district congressional seat.
He'll be facing well known candidates in Republican George Landrith and democrat Virgil Goode.
This is the first time the Virginia Independent Party will have candidates on the ballot.
Marshal Coleman won 10 percent of the vote when he ran as an independent candidate for the senate in 1994.
That 10 percent vote total was one criterion needed for the formation of Virginia's third party.
A party that's already on the ballot in 14 other states, a party George Spinnet hopes will make this country's future brighter.
Denise Allen News 7.))

220-Ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-41
GRAPHIC=None


Police STILL have not released the names of two victims of yesterday's fatal car wreck on Route 2-20 in Botetourt County.
Traffic was backed up for four hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


A tractor trailer carrying logs collided with a car around four- thirty in the afternoon.
State police say the truck was in the northbound lane when an Isuzu Impulse swerved in front of it.
The car was lodged underneath the truck as it skidded another 60 yards.
Then the car exploded.
The passenger from the car was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver died in the explosion.
The truck driver, Johnny Douglas Roach, suffered minor injuries.
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81-Sinkhole


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-40
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Traffic is moving slow in neighboring Rockbridge County on Interstate 81 due to a sinkhole.
V-DOT crews are making repairs in the one of the southbound lanes around exit 1-82 near Fancy Hill.
Crews are working around the clock to repair the road.
They hope to have it open by Tuesday.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
April's unemployment numbers are out, and Virginia's jobless rates are still low.
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VO-NAT


And,
Books, Strings, and things is no more-- but that doesn't mean the popular bookstore is closing up shop.
But first, let's check in with Beth Myer.
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ANCHOR=Beth
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Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Virginia's latest political stance is slightly to the right-- when it comes to presidential elections.
That's according to a News 7 poll that gives Republican Bob Dole a slim lead over President Clinton.
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VO-NAT


In the latest News 7 poll, 37 percent of those surveyed said they have a favorable opinion of the President. But just as many voters have an unfavorable opinion.
Dole does slightly better. 39 percent have a favorable opinion of the republican senator, while 30 percent have an unfavorable view.
If the election were held today, Dole would win in the state, but his lead remains very slim.
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Wendy's


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court


The Virginia Supreme Court has sided with Salem city council in a land use controversy.
The high court said the city was within its rights to deny a rezoning request for a Wendy's restaurant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/September 1995;


The fast food chain had its eye on some property at the corner of Midland and Electric Roads.
When the city turned them down, the company went to court, and a circuit judge ruled that council's decision was "arbitrary and capricious".
But yesterday the Supreme Court said council's action was reasonable, and overturned the lower court's decision.
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Booksmith


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-39
GRAPHIC=None


In March a popular Blacksburg bookstore closed its doors.
Now the store has a new owner, a new look, and a new name.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=When the doors closed
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Peggy Smith/The Booksmith Owner; :08
SUPER=@Tracy1; :20
SUPER=01-Ranae Gillie/Bollo's Owner; 1:13
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OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( When the doors closed on Books, Strings and Things, it was only the end of a chapter.
Peggy Smith has turned the page.
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SOT 10:53:28
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((PEGGY SMITH/THE BOOKSMITH OWNER: I RAN A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN OVERLAND, OHIO, AND I'VE BEEN A MOM, A WIFE, A STUDENT, AND NOW I'M A BOOKSTORE OWNER. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=ENDS ON LAUGH

SUFor Peggy Smith it began with a walk downtown. A friend told her Books, Strings and Things was closing. She decided she couldn't let that happen. Several hours later she had made an offer, and four days later she was its new owner.su
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SOT 10;50:53

((THE OTHER DAY WE HAD A WOMAN IN HERE WHO SAT AND READ TO HER CHILD FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF. SHE NEVER BOUGHT A THING BUT THAT LITTLE KID WAS SO HAPPY. SO IT'S MORE COMMUNITY-BASED. ))
RUNS=:10


At The Booksmith, as it's now called, an expanded children's section is only one change.
Smith has remodeled, though the familiar cherry shelves and reading stools are a mainstay.
The back room will eventually hold an expanded book AND music selection, and allow seating and direct access to Bollo's coffee shop next door.
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SOT 10:46:42

((SO PEOPLE CAN BROWSE THROUGH BOOKS AND HAVE THEIR LITTLE MEETINGS AND LOOK THROUGH MAGAZINES. QUESTION: AND YOU'LL JUST KNOCK OUT THIS WALL? ANSWER: YES, KNOCK OUT THAT WALL AND GO RIGHT THROUGH. ))
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((RANAE GILLIE/BOLLO'S OWNER: IT WILL DRAW PEOPLE DOWNTOWN, IT WILL DRAW THE STUDENTS DOWNTOWN AND MAKE BOTH BUSINESSES VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
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Soon, The Booksmith will host signings and poetry readings. Smith wants a place where people gather to talk about books, not just buy them. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Unemployment


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-48
GRAPHIC=VA Unemployment


For only the second time in six years, unemployment in Virginia has fallen below the four- point- oh level.
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VO-NAT


Statewide, unemployment was three- point- eight percent for April... the same as it was in March.
The Roanoke Valley came in at two- point- five percent.
Lynchburg wasn't far behind, with a two- point- nine percent rate.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=VA Unemployment


The Virginia Employment Commission officials say the traditional temporary furloughs in textiles and apparel kept the unemployment level from falling.
Tease#2

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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


When News 7 continues,
Beth will give us the weather story.
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VO-NAT


And,
Some cross-country bicyclists are rolling through Southwest Virginia, trying to drum up support for Habitat for Humanity.
Stay tuned.
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Habitat


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-47
GRAPHIC=None


For about 40 Habitat For Humanity workers the road to building a house passed through the Roanoke Valley.
This morning local cyclists hooked up with about 25 Yale University students biking the country in the name of Habitat for Humanity.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


They say the trip will take about 64 days.
And the hardest leg of the journey is just beginning.
The cross-country riders say if they can make it through the Appalachian Mountains, the rest of the trek will be much easier.
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SUPER=01-Brian Vogt/Habitat For Humanity; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Garman/Habitat For Humanity; :09
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OUT Q=just spreading the word
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VO-NAT


Area cyclists met up with the students in Salem.
There the cyclists set out to cross Christiansburg Mountain.
The trip has already raised 50-thousand dollars.
When these Yale students return to school they'll use the money to build a house.
Habitat For Humanity helps those who normally couldn't afford it-- move into a home of their own.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, The Preakness was run this afternoon the women teed off in the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame this morning.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Steffi Graf comes from behind to win the French Open for her 19-th Grand Slam title.
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S-Belmont


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


"Editors Note" won the final leg of the Triple Crown today finishing first in the Belmont Stakes.
Lets listen to the call by A-B-C sports Dave Johnson.
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SOT
IN Q="On the outside
SUPER=03-Belmont, NY/ABC SPORTS; :
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=......philly third."
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S-French


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=French Open


Defending champion Steffi Graf came from two games down in the third set to beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in three sets and claim the French Open title.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC SPORTS; :


After splitting the first two sets Sanchez Vicario took control in the third she hits a winner when Graf returns the show wide to break Graf and lead in the third set 3 to 2.
But Graf is always under control she comes back with the strong baseline shots from all angles on the court and hit a shot down the line for a winner to get back in the match.
Sanchez Vicario served twice for the championship in the third set but Graf battled back to win the three and a half match 6-3, 6-7, 10-8. Her 19-th Grand Slam title.
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S-Fame


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=Hall of fame Golf


The women teed off bright and early this morning in the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Golf Tournament over at Ole Monterey Country Club.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00


50 ladies are competing in the 23rd annual tournament. As usual, 1995 runner up Dot Bolling is the favorite. Dot was 5 over through 15 and finished with a 76. She leads after the first round.
Marilyn Bussey is tied for second with Cathy Hull. Each shot a round of 79 on the Par 72 course. The scores were good considering the conditions.
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IN Q="It got

((MARILYN BUSSEY/CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE: IT GOT REALL SOAKING LAST NIGHT WITH THE RAIN THAT CAME DOWN AND IT'S MADE THE FIRWAYS PRETTY WET, NOT A LOT OF ROLL. GREENS ARE HOLDING WELL-- THEY'RE NOT REAL FAST, THEY'RE NOT REAL SLOW. I'VE PLAYED SLOWER BEFORE. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, THE GOLF COURSE IS IN REAL GOOD SHAPE.))
SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Currently in Second Place; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=....good shape"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


While the Ole Monterey course is in good shape, some of the lady competitors wish they could fine tune their sport by bringing in younger golfers. Defending champion Lee Shirley was one of several young stars not playing.
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((AUDRY NAJJUM/4 TIME HALL OF FAME CHAMPION: I THINK WE NEED MORE YOUNGER PLAYERS. IT'S THE SAME ONES EVERY YEAR. WE GOTTA LOT OF NEW PLAYERS AROUND ROANOKE, BUT THEY WON'T PLAY TOURNAMENTS. THEY ARE JUST NOT REAY TO GO OUT AND PLAY, AND LET PEOPLE SEE THEM PLAY. AND I'M SURE ALL THE OTHER CLUBS ARE THE SAME WAY BUT WE DO NEED A LOT OF YOUNG BLOOD. AND I WISH THEY WOULD COME OUT.))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Hall of Fame


The two day tournament wraps up tomorrow at the Roanoke Country Club.

S-Men


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Hall of Fame


Jake Allison is the leader in the Clubhouse after two rounds of the Hall of Fame golf tournament.
Allison shot 71 today giving him a two day total of 140. Two groups were still on the course we'll have all the scores tonight at 11.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles slugged it out at the Yard this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :


The White sox jumped on the Orioles in the top of the First. Danny Tartabul hits this high fly ball off the wall in deep centerfield two runners round the bases to score and the White Sox took the 2 to nothing lead.
Baltimore got on the board in the bottom of the third. Roberto Alomar extended his hitting streak with this single that also scored a run but the Orioles trailed 2 to 1.
Late in the game Bobby Bonilla SUPER=35-Chicago/==2/Baltimore/==1;

hits a high hopper back to the pitcher for the easy out and the White Sox go on to beat the Orioles 2 to 1.
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S-Scores


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


The Cleveland Indians shut out California this afternoon for all of today's baseball scores lets take a quick look at the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=.....SAN FRANCISCO."
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The Chicago Bulls will go to Seattle leading the Sonics two games to none in the N-B-A championship.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :


Last night at the United Center the Bulls held off a Sonic Rally in the closing minutes of the game Michael Jordan hit 29 and Dennis Rodman chipped in 10 points and 20 rebounds the bulls beat the Sonics 92 to 88.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN/29 POINTS: ))
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