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A Navy fighter jet narrowly missed a house in a crash near St. Louis.
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And a fire crews are at Lewis Gale Hospital this morning after a small fire broke out. wx-head
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And Larry is takes us horsing around at the Silver Anniversary of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.

LGH-fire


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A small fire in some equipment was contained quickly at Lewis Gale Hospital earlier this morning.
Fire crews responded to smoke coming from near the emergency room a little after 4:30.
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The smoke was contained to a small area of the building, and did not effect patients or the staff...no one had to evacuate,
Fire officials do not know the cause of the smoke, and are still investigating.
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F-18


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A jet fighter that crashed yesterday in a St. Louis suburb yesterday may have stalled while attempting an acrobatic maneuver.
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A McDonnell Douglas pilot, practicing for an air show, was killed when his Navy F-A-18 fighter slammed into an unoccupied garage and caught fire.
Witnesses say the pilot had been practicing special manuvers all day when the jet appeared to lose power and began dropping into a neighborhood just west of the airport.
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The Missouri pilot was a veteran with more than six thousand hours of flying experience on more than one hundred different aircraft.
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plane-crash


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And three people are dead after a small airplane crashed yesterday in Burbank, California.
The plane went down just after take-off from the Burbank Airport.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The three people who died have been identified as the 34- year old pilot, and his parents.
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Valujet


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Two mechanics reportedly filed false records on the oxygen canisters aboard the doomed Valujet Flight.
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VO-NAT
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The Miami Herald reports paperwork indicated, incorrectly, that the canisters had the required safety caps before they were loaded into the cargo hold.
Some speculate the canisters started a fire in the cargo hold that led to the plane crash.
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The New York Times is also reporting that at times D-C nine planes flew with broken and poorly working parts for at least a year before last month's crash.
Other incidents cited include a plane that was put back in service UNinspected after being hit by lightning.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it was NOT aware of these problems until after the crash in the Florida Everglades.

allen


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Southern governors met with the President yesterday in light of the recent rash of church fires.
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Unified, they were angry at the people responsible for the blazes, and in search of some answers.
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((WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON IT AND SPEAK OUT AS A COUNTRY ON IT....AND DEMOCRATS HERE.)) ((JIM GILMORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE HEARD GOOD THINGS....ENTIRE SOUTH ))
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In February, Richmond's Glorious Church of God in Christ was gutted by fire--that blaze and another church fire in Chesterfield County have not been added to the federal list yet.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to let federal authorities supersede states when it comes to anti-religious and hate crimes, but how does that effect Governor Allen's crusade for states' rights?
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Under Allen's Parole Reform, arson is now considered a violent crime. In some cases the punishment could be life in prison.
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Danville-Lawsuit


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More problems for the Danville Police Department--
A former officer wants a federal jury to help win her job back.
Cheryl Bartee is suing Police Chief Neal Morris, his assistant B-C Elliott and two others for gender discrimination.
Bartee was fired last year for allegedly giving false information to a grand jury.
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According to court papers, Bartee was later reinstated, but fired again for allegedly violating department policy by taping a conversation with another employee.
The tape was used as evidence in the grievance hearing in which Bartee was reinstated.
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The former Vice President of the Danville Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the lawsuit and three others against the police department have prompted him to form an organization.
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Motley is currently applying for a charter from the state.
A spokeswoman says the Danville police department has not been served with Bartee's lawsuit.

1-Sports


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In sports--an Olympic veteran will be representing the U-S once again in the summer games.
Mike Stevens tells us who it is.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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Jim Carrey's "Cable Guy" and Sean Connery's "The Rock" continue to battle for bragging rights at the box office.
But this morning, Anna Wentworth passes on the popcorn for a visit to Lexington and the latest production from Lime Kiln.
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((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: Hate destroys the guilty and innocent alike. That is the underlying message in Janice Kennedy's original play, "The Last Hanging in Pike County" a story of the Hatfield/McCoy Fued.
The play opens with a flashback as Johnsie Hatfield--Michael Mahoney---newly

released from prison, returns to the mountains and talks about the past with an old mountain woman, Aunt Jenny--Faith Potts.
Johnsie was in love with Roseanne McCoy--Susan Sanford--but ever since his father may or may not have killed her uncle during the civil war, the two families have hated each other. Call this a mountain version of "Romeo and Juliet".
Rosanne's cousin-Nancy-played by Mikki Liner has a hankering for Johnsie herself even though his father may have killed hers.
When Roseanne and Johnsie go to face his pap, Devil Anse--Jim E. Brady--makes it very clear that he won't bless their marriage.
The mutual dislike between the Hatfields and McCoys escalates, culminating in the death of the most innocent in both families. One of who is Devil Anse's illegitimate nephew Cotton Top, played by Beckett Taylor.
"The Last Hanging in Pike County" is a fascinating story. The Lime Kiln itself makes a beautiful and appropriate setting, but there is almost too much stage and too much foliage for the relatively small cast.
This Lime Kiln original is well worth the trip to Lexington. The show continues through June 29.))
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LINDSEY


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Senior White House Aide Bruce Lindsey is named an unindicted co-conspirator in the latest WhiteWater Trial.
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Two former Arkansas bankers are charged with using bank funds for contributions to Mr. Clinton's 19-90 campaign for governor.
Lindsey is one of president clinton's closest friends.
He claims he's being named so the prosecution can get testimony admitted.
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Lindsey says he did nothing wrong and will not resign.
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FBI


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Meantime, with House hearings on the F-B-I files case just underway, the Senate begins its hearings today.
Yesterday, a parade of officials from former administrations told the HOUSE Committee there was no excuse for White House officials obtaining confidential files on more than 400 people, many of them key republicans.
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Benda


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An international parental kidnapping case is unfolding in Wythe County.
Earlier this week a Federal Grand Jury indicted a woman who may be hiding out in Japan...
Her husband in Max Meadows is trying to track down his two daughters.
Ron Jones explains.
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((Walter Benda says he met his Japanese wife, Yoko Mizuno, while attending Washington and Lee University in 19-79.
They married in Japan 19-82 and had two little girls, Mari and Ema.
But after 14 years Walter says his marriage fell apart as his wife got involved in a cult with an Indian Guru.
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((WALTER BENDA: THIS GURU SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS REINCARNATION OF A HINDU GOD AND HAS ALL KIND OF POWER. CAN MATERIAL GOLD COINS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I JUST WASN'T VERY IMPRESSED BY HIM.))
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Toward the end of their marriage he says Yoko became more involved in the cult and more distant.
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((I FEEL SHE'S BEEN BRAIN WASHED. SHE WAS WITH DIFFERENT GROUPS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO ALL SHE WAS INFLUENCED BY. BUT SHE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN BRAINWASHED IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS BY SOMEONE OR SOME ORGANIZATION.))
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Then one day in July of 1995, he returned home from work and his wife and daughters were gone.
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((SHE GAVE THE REASON THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT LED TO HER HAVING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRESS AND SHE DECIDED THAT WAS THE BEST THING FOR HER TO DO.))
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Last year he returned to his his parents' home in Wythe County and has been trying to contact with his wife and children with no luck.
All he has are home video's and pictures of his little girls.
He hopes the F-B-I warrant will give him a little more leverage with the Japanese government-- and restore the family he once had.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Prison-Food


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He's still a prisoner-- but he may have more freedom over what he eats.
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Islamic prison inmate Rahim X was granted a preliminary injunction in federal court yesterday.
The prisoner at Buckingham Correctional Center filed a lawsuit-- saying his religious freedom was denied because he was not served a "Nation of Islam" diet.
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Prison policy requires inmates to get outside clergy to provide documentation before they can receive special meals.
The preliminary injunction will allow Rahim X to bypass that policy.

Cattle


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About 53 cattle were found dead yesterday at a ranch in Botetourt County.
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No one at the ranch realized the animals were apparently dropped off and held in a pen.
It's unknown how long they were there.
Botetourt County Animal Control officials say they died from excessive heat and lack of water.
It happened at the Braeman ranch near Daleville.
The ranch belongs to the Woodhill Corporation which is owned by T-D Steel.
The cattle apparently belong to someone from out of town.
The loss is estimated at 10 thousand dollars.
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Two-Larry


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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
And it keeps getting bigger and bigger.
In just one week, it supplies close to 300 bales of hay, three-thousand bales of shavings, 400 bales of straw, and 200 bags of feed.
Larry Dowdy takes us behind the stables for a bigger show.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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One of President Clinton's closest political confidants, Bruce Lindsey, says he's done nothing wrong.
But a defense lawyer says he's been informed by Whitewater prosecutors that Lindsey will be named an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of two Arkansas bankers.
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A day after House Hearings, a Senate panel is set to hear testimony in the F-B-I files flap.
Lawmakers are looking into why the White House obtained 408 F-B-I files, including those of some top Republicans.
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And A Navy fighter jet narrowly misses a house in a crash near St. Louis.
The pilot died yesterday when the F-A-18 jet went down during a practice flight.
A witness says the plane started doing a roll and may have stalled.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, June 20th
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LGH-fire


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A small fire in some equipment was contained quickly at Lewis Gale Hospital earlier this morning.
Fire crews responded to smoke coming from near the emergency room a little after 4:30.
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The smoke was contained to a small area of the building, and did not effect patients or the staff...no one had to evacuate,
Fire officials do not know the cause of the smoke, and are still investigating.
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JET-CRASH


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The pilot of a Navy fighter jet died in a crash near St. Louis yesterday as he practiced acrobatics for an air show.
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The McDonnell-Douglas F-A-18 clipped trees and powerlines...crashed into a unoccupied garage...and caught fire.
Witnesses say the pilot had been practicing special manuvers all day when the jet appeared to lose power and began dropping into a neighborhood just west of the airport.
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The Missouri pilot was a veteran with more than six thousand hours of flying experience on more than one hundred different aircraft.
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inv-Valujet


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More information is out on why Valujet flights have been grounded.
The New York Times is reporting that at times D-C nine planes flew with broken and poorly working parts for at least a year before last month's crash.
Other incidents cited include a plane that was put back in service UNinspected after being hit by lightning.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it was NOT aware of these problems until after the crash in the Florida Everglades.
Two mechanics reportedly filed false records on the oxygen canisters aboard the doomed Valujet Flight.
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SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL/File Tape;


The Miami Herald reports paperwork indicated, incorrectly, that the canisters had the required safety caps before they were loaded into the cargo hold.
Some speculate the canisters started a fire in the cargo hold that led to the plane crash.
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Church-Burning


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President Clinton and the Southern Governors say they'll present a united attack to solve the recent church burnings.
Yesterday Governor Allen was among the state leaders at a meeting in Washington.
Ellen Qualls reports from the White House.
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whitewater


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President Clinton is standing by his most trusted advisor, Bruce Lindsey, who confirmed yesterday that he will be named an unindicted co-conspirator in the latest Whitewater trial.
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Two former Arkansas bankers are charged with using bank funds for contributions to Mr. Clinton's 19-90 campaign for governor.
He says says he did nothing wrong and will not resign.
Lindsey claims he's being named so the prosecution can get testimony admitted.
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Meantime, with House hearings on the F-B-I files case just underway, the Senate begins its hearings today.
Yesterday, a parade of officials from former administrations told the HOUSE Committee there was no excuse for White House officials obtaining confidential files on more than 400 people, many of them key republicans.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Mike Stevens has some news from the hardwoods-- in both the big and the not so big leagues...Good Morning Mike
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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Assisted-Suicide


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The latest attended suicide by Doctor Jack Kevorkian could have an impact on the Commonwealth.
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Tuesday, in his presence, 58- year old (LOH-nah) Lona Jones inhaled deadly levels of carbon monoxide.
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It happened in Pontiac, Michigan, but Jones was from Chester, Virginia... right outside of Richmond.
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She suffered from a malignant brain tumor... and had apparently been consulting with Kevorkian for some time.
That's opening the eyes of many Virginians.
But one ethics consultant says it shouldn't be TOO surprising.
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((JANET MCDOWELL/ETHICS CONSULTANT: A SIGNIFICANT MINORITY OF PHYSICIANS THAT I WORK WITH WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THEY PROBABLY HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO THE LINE IN ASSISTING A PATIENT TO END HIS OR HER LIFE. ))
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This is the second assisted suicide Kevorkian has attended in the past two weeks.
In all he's been present at 30- suicides.
He's been tried three times on charges relating to his activities-- and acquitted each time.
No word yet as to whether charges will be filed in the Jones death.
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L'burg-Mail


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A Lynchburg man is facing federal charges for allegedly operating a mail theft ring in central Virginia.
19-year old Jeffrey Scott Wright was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday.
Authorities say Wright and several juveniles stole hundreds of pieces of mail from mailboxes over a several month-long period.
They then allegedly forged and cashed the checks they found, taking in thousands of dollars.
Several of the teens have already been prosecuted in the juvenile court system.
Wright is the only adult to be indicted.
Wright could receive a five year prison term and a 250-thousand dollar fine if convicted.

Letter-Carrier


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Letter carriers walked their routes and the picket lines last night---


The nationwide protest was held at many post offices, including one in Danville.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


Nearly 20- members of the National Association of Letter Carriers picketed outside the Main Street post office.
They're upset over policies they feel jeopardize efficient mail service.
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((DONALD ADKINS/BRANCH 595 PRESIDENT: WE'RE FOR...AT ALL. ))
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The post office says it recently posted a 90- percent on time delivery performance for first- class mail.
It says letter carriers played a big part in that success.
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Farmers-Share


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Do you know how much money the average famer receives from the food you buy at the grocery store?
One group is hoping to educate shoppers about that.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The Virginia Farm Bureau Women's Committee is sponsoring Farmers' Share in several Food Lion stores in Virginia.
The goal is to point out how much money farmers receive for their crops in comparison to what consumers pay for foods.
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((ERNESTINE FRITH/MONTGOMERY CO. WOMEN'S FARM BUREAU CHAIR: AT THE CHECKOUT COUNTER THE PORTION OF THEIR GROCERIES THAT IS DESIGNATED FARM PRODUCTS - WE ARE GOING TO PAY THEM 22 PERCENT OF WHAT THEY HAVE PURCHASED.))
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That means farmers receive 22 cents for every dollar people spend on farm products.
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((SUZANNE HARDEN/SHOPPER: I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD GET MORE ACTUALLY I GUESS. IT'S SURPRISING THEY DON'T. THERE ARE SO MUCH MIDDLEMEN INVOLVED.))
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The Committee will meet later this summer to review the results of the Farmers' Share Project.
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Stick-Horses


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About 70 pint- sized equestrians were strutting their stuff at the Salem Civic Center last night.
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It's one of the most popular events of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show-- the Stick Horse Race.
Boys and girls, ages six and under donned their best riding outfits.
Some galloped on their own-- others needed a little help from Mom and Dad.
But in this contest, everyone is a winner.
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((JUNE CAMPER/1996 SHOW CO-CHAIRMAN: THEY GO IN THE RING. WE GIVE THEM A BACK NUMBER, SO THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE ANOTHER COMPETITOR. AND THEY RUN AROUND THE RING AND WE GIVE THEM A BLUE RIBBON AND THEN THEY GO HOME FEELING REAL PROUD OF THEMSELVES FOR BEING OUT IN STAGE OF A BIG ARENA. ))
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The grown- ups, meanwhile, performed in the Welcome Jumper Stake-- competing for a cash prize of five- thousand dollars.
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4-Scores


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Time for sports U-S Olympic team members Dawn Staley and Lisa Leslie were selected to play for the Richmond team in the inaugural season of the women's American Basketball League.
Eleven members of the Olympic squad are playing among the league's eight teams.
Staley led the Virginia Cavaliers to four straight N-C-A-A tournaments during her career. Now for a look at scores from the diamond, let's go to the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=91-Oakland/=10/Detroit/==3//Kansas City/==8/Milwaukee/==4;
SUPER=91-Chicago/==2/California/=14//Boston/==4/Cleveland/=11;
SUPER=91-Texas/==3/Baltimore/==2//Toronto/==9/Seattle/==2;
SUPER=92-San Diego/==1/Atlanta/==5//Los Angeles/==4/Chicago/==3;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==2/St. Louis/==3//Cincinnati/=10/Houston/==7;
SUPER=92-Montreal/==6/Colorado/==7//NY Mets/==5/Pittsburgh/==6;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==5/Pittsburgh/==3//Florida/==4/San Francisco/==7;
RUNS=:35

out=san francisco