12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The Marines may join the firelines as much of the west continues to go up in smoke.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a Russian jetliner goes down near the Arctic circle with close to 150 aboard.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Three tropical systems dot the map in the Atlantic, but high pressure keeps our outlook very sunny. Details coming up.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Stay with us News 7 at Noon is next.

Russian-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash commerical


There appear to be no survivors from the crash of a Russian plane this morning in the Artic.
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VO-NAT


The plane was carrying about 140 people when it went down on a Norwegian island.
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Rescue officials say the plane's wreckage is located in difficult terrain on a mountain -- about six miles from the island's airport.
Officials say they believe the plane was en route from Moscow and the passengers were workers heading for a Russian mine.
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DNC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=nle
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, bill


President Clinton is laying low in Chicago today, resting his voice, and putting the finishing touches on his acceptance speech.
Last night, Vice President Al Gore brought laughter and tears to the hall, with a speech that covered everything from the "Macarena" to Bob Dole.
Byron Harlan reports from Chicago.
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(( It was Al Gore's night to shine and he rose to the occasion, giving perhaps the best speech of his life.
He had them chanting, crying and even in stitches when he told the crowd, Bill Clinton asked him to speak the day before the president's big acceptance speech. ((AL GORE: AND YOU CAN PROBABLY GUESS THE REASON WHY...MY REPUTATION FOR EXCITEMENT.))
Then it was time to take off the gloves.
The vice president said Senator Dole offered himself as a bridge to the past, but he says he and Bill Clinton are a bridge to the future. ((AL GORE: IF HE'S OPTIMISTIC, IT'D HATE TO SEE PESSIMISM))
But the most compelling part of the speech came when the vice president remembered how he watched his sister die of lung cancer. ((AL GORE: UNTIL I DRAW MY LAST BREATH, I WILL POUR MY HEART INTO THE CAUSE OF PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM THE DANGERS OF SMOKING.))
When the speech ended the nominating process began.
President Clinton watched from his Chicago hotel room and to no one's surprise, the delegates nominated him.
Now it's President Clinton's turn.
His vice president's speech was--by all accounts--a barnburner and now the question is, how will Bill Clinton top that. Byron Harlan, CBS News, Chicago.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=ROBB


Virginia Senator Chuck Robb addressed the delegates last night.
He said as commander in chief of the armed forces Mr. Clinton has made the tough and right choices concerning national security.
Robb was the first member of the Virginia delegation to appear on the convention podium.

WILDFIRES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfire


The Marines may be called in to help fight the Western wildfires.
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VO-NAT
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Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt says he's considering mobilizing a Marine battalion from California's Camp Pendleton, following yesterday's visit to Idaho.
Fire managers have been strapped for manpower -- even with 20-thousand firefighters battling the blazes.
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((BABBITT:THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG AND VERY DIFFICULT SUMMER. WE'RE NOT EVEN ANYWHERE NEAR THE END OF THIS ONE. THE WEATHER FORECAST DOESN'T SUGGEST THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE AN EARLY LYING DOWN. WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO KEEP AT THIS. ))
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VO-NAT


Officials say fires have scorched nearly five million acres so far this year.
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PLO-STRIKE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Top negotiators for Israel and the Palestinians have met face to face, amid rising tensions betwen the two sides.
The Palestinian negotiator said he made it clear his people are impatient
with the slow pace of the peace talks. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Bank;


The talks came as Palestinians staged a general strike today called by their leader Yasser Arafat.
The move was to protest Israel's planned expansion of Jewish settlements and its foot-dragging on the peace plan.
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10:14;26 ((ZAYYAD:SINCE NETANYAHU GOVERNMENT CAME TO OFFICE HOTING IS MOVING, THE PEACE PROCESS IS STUCK. )) 10:15:05 NETANYAHU: WHAT I LIKE TO SEE IS ACTUAL PROGRESS IN NEGOTIATIONS LESS RHETORIC.
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VO-NAT


Some two million Palestinians stopped all commercial and public activities for four hours during today's strike.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7,
The state is stepping in to help solve a dispute between Holdren's customers and the store's new owner,
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VO-NAT

and a Roanoke man is in the hospital, and charged with reckless driving after crashing during an apparent race on Route 220.
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Talent=Patrick

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Holdren's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=HOLDRENS


Many Holdren's customers are not too happy to be left holding the bag.
They say they've been ripped off since the chain's new owners are not covering some service warranties.
Len Besthoff reports the state is now looking for some answers.
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SUPER=01-Ronald Pearson/Holdren's Customer; :12 QUICK
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SUPER=01-Andy Robeson/Holdren's Customer; :30
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OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7.

(( Since we first reported how Holdren's appliance stores aren't honoring service warranties sold by its previous owner, customers have visited, phoned, and become infuriated with the chain.
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((RONALD PEARSON/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT'S NOT FAIR, THERE OUGHT TO BE SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.))
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OUT Q=about it.


The Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs is looking into the matter.
It urges warranty holders to get complaint forms by calling 800-552-9963, or 804-786-2042 if the line's busy.
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((ANDY ROBESON/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: A COMPANY HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OBLIGATIONS, AS LONG AS THEY HAVE COMMITMENTS FOR THEM. IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE.))
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OUT Q=to see.


The company that recently bought Holdren's also owns the Crenshaw appliance chain in North Carolina.
It insists its not at fault.
But next month the new owners and Holdren's former president will all meet with the Department of Consumer Affairs in Richmond.
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SOT 12:41:03
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((STAN CROSS/FORMER HOLDREN'S PRESIDENT: THERE WILL BE A LOT OF RELATED PARTIES THAT WILL COME TOGETHER ALL WITH AN INTEREST TO TRY TO COME TO A SOLUTION. TRY TO WORK OUT A WAY THAT THE WARRANTIES CAN BE COVERED.))
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((Now no matter how this situation ends up, odds are it's going to take a while because the folks who used to run Holdren's said thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of people have these extended warranties. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot


Some local marijuana growers found out that the sky ACTUALLY IS the limit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.;


Virginia National Guard helicopters have been busy the past few weeks traveling across the state to help with the marijuana eradication program.
Each aircraft carries a spotter trained to pinpoint marijuana from the air.
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SOT 7:18:03
IN Q=It's a different

((DEP. JOE CAREY/CHARLOTTE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S A DIFFERENT COLOR GREEN FROM MOST OTHER VEGETATION AND USUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO FIND IT IN OPEN CLEAR SPOTS BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO BE SOMEWHERE WHERE THE SUN CAN SHINE IN.))
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OUT Q=can shine in.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


In Campbell County, ground teams destroyed more than two hundred marijuana plants in these woods near Naruna.
The same spot yielded thousands of plants two years ago.
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SOT 15:57:03
IN Q=It's intelligence

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, WE KEEP RECORDS ALL YEAR OF WHAT DEPUTIES AND OTHER AGENCIES GIVE US, AND WE COLLECT THAT AND PLOT THE DATA AND WE SEARCH BASED ON THAT. SO YOU'VE GOT SOME PRETTY GOOD INTELLIGENCE ON IT TO BEGIN WITH.))
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OUT Q=to begin with.
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Harris says each plant that's destroyed has a street value of about one thousand dollars.
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Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-65
GRAPHIC=Accident


A race may be the cause of an accident in Roanoke last night that nearly split a car in half.
The driver, 23-year-old Scott Engle, has been charged with reckless driving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened in the north bound lanes of Route 2-20 near the Wonju street exit.
Engle appeared to be racing his Corvette with another vehicle in heavy traffic when he lost control and crashed.
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((WE SAW HIM SPEED PAST US WITH ANOTHER CAR THAT VANISHED WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. AND HE HIT THE WALL. HE GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE WALL, HIT THE WALL, BOUNCED OFF, HIT THE GUARD RAIL AND SPUN AROUND AND THE CAR FELL A PART AND HE FELL OUT. HE WAS EJECTED FROM THE CAR.))
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Engle is in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are still looking for the second car, which fled from the scene.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


When News 7 at Noon returns,
We'll tell you why pharmacists have some concern about their profession,
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VO-NAT

and resistance from alumni to admit women to V-M-I is growing.
It's all in response to a new Justice Department rule.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=VMI


A new Justice department policy aimed at moving V-M-I closer to co-education is having the opposite effect.
Ellen Qualls reports that now, even MORE alumni are resistant to women at the military college.
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(( Upper lips are getting a little stiffer at VMI.
Fewer men are quitting after the rat line over the year before.
And General Josiah Bunting says the U.S. Justice Department has actually increased alumni resistance to admitting women.
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((IT HAS FIRED UP THE ALUMNI. YES INDEED.))
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That's after the department said VMI could talk to no one about co-education without first seeking government approval.
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((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THE ORDER ON ITS FACE IS FOOLISH, REPREHENSIBLE, AND POSSIBLY EVEN UNCONSTITUTIONAL. ANYTHING IN A FREE SOCIETY WHICH CUTS OFF THE FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION AMONG PEOPLE OR INSTITUTIONS OF GOOD WILL IS INHERENTLY EVIL.))
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VMI's Board of Visitors is still pondering trying to go private -- despite a warning it may lose its R-O-T-C program if it does.
But now, the day before the scheduled September 21st vote,
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((WILLIAM BERRY: THE BOARD WILL PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THAT PERIOD.))
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That's the first time the public's input will have been formally sought.
Bunting says he can't really say if the renewed vigor makes a costly and politically challenging bid to go private more or less plausible. Citadel b-roll begins at 15:17:39 on the Monday 3-4PM CBS feed tape.
Meanwhile, South Carolina's Citadel is wholeheartedly integrating its new female knobs.
VMI's General Bunting says their hairdos are "just about right."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode


State Senator Virgil Goode spoke to employees at Lewis Gale Medical Center yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


He spoke to hospital workers about the future of the health care industry.
Administrators from Lewis Gale held the forum so that Goode could address employees' concerns.
Goode says one of his top priorities is the preservation of Medicare.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/D- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: WE NEED TO PROTECT MEDICARE. I KNOW IN 1965 BEFORE MEDICARE WAS IN EXISTENCE OVER HALF OF THE PERSONS OVER AGE 65 HAD NO HEALTH INSURANCE. TODAY WE HAVE 97 TO 98 PERCENT COVERAGE... THAT'S BECAUSE OF MEDICARE.))
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Talent=Melanie
SS=hold


Goode also commented on Dupont's announcement it will close its Henry County plant in 19-98.
He says he will work to bring more small businesses to the area.

Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-33
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


Helping the Red Cross may have just gotten easier.. if you can get your employer to pay you for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


All-State Insurance in Salem is the latest company to let its workers participate in the Platelet Pheresis (Fur-Ee-Sis) program on company time.
Platelets are the smallest cells in the blood, needed for blood clotting.
They're used by cancer and burn patients, and sometimes those undergoing major surgery.
SUPER=@File;


The Red Cross is hoping more and more companies will support their workers in donating.
The donation process takes about two hours.
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Pharmacist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=None


Overburdened pharmacists could be putting you at risk.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


That's the concern of some druggists who met this week with the State Board of Pharmacy.
Pharmacist Allison Lucas says the public doesn't seem to realize just how involved the job is,-- as pharmacists deal with doctors, nurses, patients, and insurance companies.
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((ALLISON LUCAS/PHARMACIST: IT'S VERY STRESSFUL, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THIS IS JUST A CREAM, YOU HAVE TO JUST SLAP A LABEL ON IT THAT'S ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. THAT'S THE WRONG APPROACH. WE'RE A PART OF YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM, WE NEED TO KNOW THINGS. WHEN WE ASK THINGS WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BE NOSY. EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH CARE. ))
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ANCHOR=melanie
SS=None


The state originally began looking into the druggists concerns because of an increase in prescription errors.
Pharmacists say it would help if prescriptions were written legibly, and if they were allowed to have more clerical assistance.
Currently, only one NON-pharmacist is permitted behind the counter with every pharmacist. WEATHER
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Stick around -
In sports, a couple of former "Hokies gone pro" pay a visit to Roanoke sports fans,
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and the cat's out of the bag, the amateur one that is.
Tiger Woods is going pro.
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Tennis


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-17
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


Top seed and defending champ Steffi Graf and number-three Arantxa Sanchez Vicario highlight day-four play at the U-S Open.
Winners yesterday included second seeds Michael Chang and Monica Seles.
And the upsets continue.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


Ninth seed Wayne Ferreira was shocked by a fellow South African.
David Nainkin came into the open ranked 215th in the world, but he beat Ferreira 6-4, 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5.
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Sports Club


A couple of former Virginia Tech stars were in Salem last night.
Dell Curry of the Charlotte Hornets and Bimbo Coles of the Golden State Warriors were guest speakers at the Roanoke Valley sports club meeting.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-Bimbo Coles/Golden State Warrior Guard; :57
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((Curry spoke at the sports club banquet when it re-organized three years ago.
The smooth shooting guard has spent the past nine seasons as the sixth man for the Charlotte Hornets.
With the signing of former Laker Vlade Divac the Hornets will have a different look this season.
And just this week the Hornets picked up New York Knicks bad boy Anthony Mason.)) ((DELL CURRY/CHARLOTTE HORNETS: )) ((Coles, who started his career in Miami, was traded to the Golden State Warriors near the end of last season.
He was a starter at the guard position for Miami. Coles is one of three warrior guards who will be battling for a starting spot.
And even though he wasn't happy with the trade he feels his future will be with the Warriors.)) ((BIMBO COLES/GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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Tiger


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
GRAPHIC=Golf


Tiger Woods officially ended his storied amateur career yesterday by turning pro.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI; :00


Woods begins today in the Greater Milwaukee Open and he says his happiness and not millions of bucks let him know the time is right.
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IN Q="It wasn't

((TIGER WOODS/3 TIME U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION:))
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RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...pointed to yes"
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Indians


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=INDIANS LOGO


The Cleveland Indians completed the team's first ever seasonal sweep of the Detroit Tigers yesterday by shelling Buddy Bell's club 9-to-3.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Indians vs. Tigers; :00


Albert Belle provided the big fireworks in the sixth inning as he crashed this grand slam into the left field seats.
It was a part of 6 run sixth inning for the tribe.
SUPER=35-Cleveland/9/Detroit/3;


Jim Thome and Jeff Kent also homered on the day.
Belle now has 43 homeruns on the season.
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wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
(patrick ad lib)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Coming up on News-7 at Five's Health Check report.
Dermatologists say there's no such thing as being immune to poison ivy,-- and that itchy rash doesn't just affect those who hike or camp.
Connie Stevens has that story, tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE,-- then stick around for NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks for watching, goodnight.