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Missing-Man

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First, we begin our coverage tonight in Gretna-- where officials have spent the past 24 hours searching for a man missing since his car was swept away following the recent floods.
We just now received word from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's department that 60-year-old John Perkins has been found dead.
The details around his death have not been released.
Perkins' car had been located earlier today near a bridge on business Route 29 North.

Southside-Flooding


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The southside has been hit especially hard by the high waters left over from Hurricane Fran.
For instance, in South Boston, businesses and town officials are looking at an expensive cleanup tab over the next few weeks.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=03-South Boston; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator; :28
SUPER=@JohnWarner; :57
SUPER=01-James Lee Witt/FEMA Secretary; 1:20
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(( Daybreak shed a new light on southside today, from the land and from the air, the legacy of tropical storm Fran was widespread and costly.
In South Boston, waters that had receded overnight began to rise again as the town braced for a second cresting of the Dan River.
Lowlying businesses remained partially submerged, entire roadways were blocked...giving new meaning to the phrase "you can't get there from here". ((DAN SLEEPER: DEALING WITH PEOPLE CAN BE A MAJOR PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY WANT TO DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO, AND THEY'RE CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO SOMETHING LEGITIMATE.))
The need for federal assistance here is very legitimate.
Late this afternoon, Governor George Allen hooked up with Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner and Congressman L.F. Payne at the Danville Regional Airport.
All four had been touring the area by bus and through the skies.. seeing with their own eyes the severity of the situation.
They assured residents that help was on the way. ((SENATOR JOHN WARNER: UNCLE SAM WILL MOVE VERY SWIFTLY TO HELP. THESE ARE TAX DOLLARS THAT ARE COMING BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED DEVASTATING LOSSES.))
Damage from Fran has kept FEMA secretary James Lee Witt busy the past few days.
Witt says President Clinton has heard the area's cry for help. ((JAMES LEE WITT: HE JUST WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MONEY.. THAT'S BEEN AFFECTED.))
Witt says that assistance will come in the form of grants and low- interest loans for homeowners and businesses that have trouble coping with their sudden losses.
For the town of South Boston, that price tag could top fourteen million dollars.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Halifax County.)) wipe/wipe/wipe


Intro-Danville


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And Danville is still limping from Fran's wake.
In some areas, it caused flooding for the second time in less than a week.
Thousands are still without power and many businesses are still closed.
Denise Allen has more.
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Danville-Flooding


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SUPER=01-Edward Richardson/Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; :00
SUPER=03-Danville; :13
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((
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SOT 12:18:59
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((EDWARD RICHARDSON/MT CARMEL BAPTIST CHURCH: THE WATER WAS COMING THIS WAY. SO THAT LET ME KNOW THAT SOMETHING THIS WAY WENT AWFULLY WRONG FOR THE WATER TO COME DOWN HERE LIKE THAT.))
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Edward Richardson says the fierce flood waters that hit his church may have been caused by run off from newly constructed highways.
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((ALL THE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS THEY DIVERTED INTO FALL CREEK AND FALL CREEK CANNOT HOLD ALL THIS WATER.))
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He's hoping today's visit from state and federal officials will aide the church in getting the help it needs to rebuild.
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SOT 11:06:08 AT THE END OF TODAY'S VIDEO
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((CHUCK ROBB/R-U.S. SENATOR: ALL OF US WILL GO BACK TO WASHINGTON WITH THE FEDERAL TEAM THAT TRAVELED HERE WITH US TODAY WITH CERTAINLY A VERY STRONG IMPRESSION OF EXACTLY HOW DIFFERENT LIFE HAS BECOME FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE DIRECTLY EFFECTED BY IT.))
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Flood waters also devastated businesses.
And even those spared water damage suffered in other ways.
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((JOHNNY LAWSON/HUNTER CORPORATION: THIS STATION HERE BEHIND US ONLY GOT TO OPERATE THREE HOURS YESTERDAY AND IT'S BEEN SHUT DOWN EVER SINCE. WE'RE HOPING TO GET IT UP AND RUNNING AGAIN BY MONDAY.))
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The flood waters are receding but thousands of Danville residents are still without power.
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SOT 14:19:59
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((DOUG YOUNG/DANVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES: WE'VE MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH FOUR DIFFERENT LOCALITIES IN TENNESSEE AND PARTS OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA AND THEY GAVE US SIX CREWS AND THEY GOT HERE AT MIDNIGHT. THEY'VE BEEN BRIEFED AND THEY'RE OUT AND A BOUT RIGHT NOW.))
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Doug Young says it could be several days before everyone has their electricity restored.
But power is the least of Edward Richardson's worries.
He says he and other church members are now turning their attention to rebuilding Mount Carmel.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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LAKE-FLOODING


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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Smith Mountain Lake climbed out of its banks today, creating anxious moments for some residents.
American Electric Power officials say the lake crested-- full pond.
But residents on the Black Water section of the lake say usually the water is higher there than at the dam.
So they've learned to expect more water than officials predict.
Today the water lapped at the Crawford's lakeside home.
In 19-85 water reached the WINDOWS of the lower level of the house.
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((DEBBIE CRAWFORD/LAKE RESIDENT: IT WAS REALLY BAD. AND THEY DIDN'T THINK AHEAD, I BELIEVE, TO WHAT THE LAKE LEVELS WOULD DO. THIS YEAR THEY DROPPED THE LAKE A FOOT AND A HALF THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, WHICH REALLY HELPED.))
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Debbie Crawford says the water rises slowly, giving them time to move their belongings to higher ground.
She says the water rises and recedes like the water in a bath tub.
This, Crawford says spares them the devastation caused by RUSHING river water.
Elsewhere on the lake some marinas were under water and several docks were washed away.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Connie
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Still to come on News 7 at 11--
The so called suicide doctor has overseen his 40th death
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VO-NAT


And Federal Disaster Aid is being made avalilable to some local residents and business owners hit by flooding.
We tell you which cities and counties qualify.
But first let's check in with Kimberly,
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Kim in WX CENTER
Clear skies across much of the region tonight.
Ther's still, however, some moisture leftover from Fran-- and that could trigger a shower or two by tomorrow.
But today the local rain gauges stayed at Zero-- and we're thankful for that....let's roll through the highs and lows. Roll Lake Levels MUSIC UP FULL
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Flood-Assistance


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With the talley of flood damage in the region increasing, parts of the state will receive individual and business financial assistance through a federal disaster declaration.
SUPER=45-Counties:/Augusta/Halifax/Madison/Pittsylvania/Rockingham;


That includes the counties of:
Augusta, Halifax, Madison, Pittsylvania, and Rockingham.
SUPER=45-Cities:/Danville/Harrisonburg/Staunton/Waynesboro;


And the cities of Danville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro.
SUPER=45-Flood Relief Donations/1-800-747-8920;


Also, the commonwealth has set up a system for people to offer and receive donations and assistance.
You can call 1-800-747-8920, to give or get help from charitable and community service organizations.

Roanoke-Flooding


ANCHOR=Connie
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As some residents continue to clean up in the aftermath of Fran and flooding, others are finally returning to normalcy.
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In Salem, 600 people were evacuated from the Willow River Apartments yesterday.
SUPER=04-Today;


Today they returned with moving vans and vehicles to move back in.
However, some residents are fed up with the floods and are moving out.
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SOT 03:31:39
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((JIMMY PERRY/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENTS: INCIDENTALLY MY WIFE IS JUST ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT. AND SHE DECIDED THAT SHE COULDN'T ENDURE THE STRESS ANYMORE... SO.))
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This resident says she just moved in two days before the flood.
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((CONNIE LEIGHTON/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENTS: I JUST IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR A COUPLE MORE YEARS. YOU KNOW THERE IS A SAYING, IF THE LORD'S WILLING AND THE CREEK DON'T RISE AND I NOW HAVE A MEANING FOR THAT.))
SUPER=01-Connie Leighton/Willow River Resident;
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OUT Q=for that.


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NC-Flooding


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SUPER=03-Topsail, NC; :


While Fran is gone, she won't be soon forgotten....especially along the coast of North Carolina.
More than half a million Carolina residents are still in the dark,
In the town of Topsail, most of the oceanfront homes were either seriously damaged or completely destroyed.
The storm ripped apart houses, cars, roads, and trees-- and left sand piled six-feet high on the streets.
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Death-Toll


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All told Hurricane Fran is to blame for 22 deaths-- including a woman in Highland County.
53-year-old Selma Botkin was killed when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving was swept away in flood waters yesterday afternoon.
Another death occurred in Fairfax, in Northern Virginia.
The count includes another 16 deaths in North Carolina-- four were reported today, plus another two in South Carolina and two in West Virginia.

Kevorkian


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In other news, Dr. Jack Kevorkian has overseen another death-- his 40th, according to his lawyer.
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SUPER=03-Southfield, MI; :


It's apparently the one police tried to prevent last night, when they raided a counseling session he was having with a California woman.
60-year-old Isabel Correa had a spinal cord disease-- last night she told reporters police invaded her privacy.
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((GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY: DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF THE THUGS, ISABEL CORREA, THROUGH THE HELP OF DR. JACK KEVORKIAN, ENDED HER YEARS OF SUFFERING TODAY. ))
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Kevorkian's attorney says he plans to sue, because police didn't have a warrant to disrupt the counseling session.
Police say they didn't need a warrant, because they thought a death was about to occur.

Yeltsin


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German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met with Russian President Boris Yeltsin, now resting before heart surgery.
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SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia; :


The two leaders agreed that the controversial issue of the expansion of the western NATO military alliance eastwards should be settled next year.
Yeltsin has repeatedly condemned NATO'S enlargement plans, warning such a move could trigger a new east-west split in Europe, or even a war.
The two also discussed Russia's war in Chechnya.
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Tease#2



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Later in the Newscast-- is curfew the answer to keeping kids out of trouble?
Find out what some officials in Danville think about it.
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And this 300 pound pig is hoping to bring home the bacon... as a sheepdog?
We'll bring you that story and more.
Stay with us.
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Breast-Implants


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Dow Corning is making a last push for claims from anyone who says they were harmed by the company's breast implant products.
The court-ordered, eight million-dollar campaign begins tomorrow with an ad in "U-S-A Today."
The filing deadline is January 15th, 1997.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Hundreds of thousands of women claim silicone breast implants made by Dow Corning caused a variety of health problems.
Dow Corning stopped making the implants in 1992, and is now under bankruptcy protection.
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SIDS


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In other health news, researchers have found a gene that may lead to a better understanding of
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
At Ohio's Case Western Reserve University, scientists think the gene that controls development of the nervous system-- is also required for development of breathing.
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On-Record


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Getting kids off the streets earlier-- and into their homes-- may curb them from getting into trouble.
That's one reason behind a number of Virginia localities that now have teen curfews.
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SUPER=@File;


Danville started its curfew last November-- and so far, local officials say it's been effective.
While the ordinance DOES put regulations on area teens-- officials say it's for their own good.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THIS IS NOT ONLY DESIGNED TO KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF TROUBLE. IT'S DESIGNED FOR THEIR PROTECTION, TO KEEP THEM FROM BECOMING VICTIMS OF CRIME. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;
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OUT Q=victims of crime
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
Meanwhile in Roanoke, authorities have issued nearly 700 curfew citations over the last three years.
But officials say juvenile offenders represent only a small percentage of the city's youth.
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((JUDGE JOSEPH BOUNDS/ROANOKE JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT: I'M VERY PROUD OF THE YOUNG POPULATION. THEY'RE ENERGETIC, INTELLIGENT. IT'S JUST THAT WE'VE GOT A SMALL SEGMENT THAT WE GET GRAY HAIR OVER. ))
SUPER=07-Judge Joseph Bounds;
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To hear more discussion about local curfews-- tune in for On Record tomorrow morning at 11.

Internet


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If you're hoping to see more of Hurricane Fran's damage from North Carolina-- you can now dial up a view on your computers.
The National Weather Service has provided some high quality video images of the damage on
SS=Full Screen

the World Wide Web.
You can access it through the weather page of our WEBSITE ...at wdjb7-dot-com.

S-Salem


ANCHOR=Roy
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The Salem Spartans opened their season at home tonight against a tough Brookville team.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Bees; :


As usual a big crowd out to watch the Spartans and Bees.
Brookville jumped on the Spartans in the second quarter Peter Givens breaks lose from 10 yards out to score and the Bees took the 14 to nothing lead.
Brookville's offense was stinging the Spartans Jason Brown passes to Jeff Woody he faked his way down field for a big gain all the way to the Spartan one yard line.
Two plays later Brown hands off to SUPER=36-Brookville/20/Salem/0/;Chris

Nicholas who bulls over from the one Brookville led 20 to nothing and the Bees beat Salem 20 to nothing.
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Other winners tonight were Botetourt, Bath, Graham, Narrows, Giles and Staunton River.

S-Tech


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A shaky start for Virginia Tech as the Hokies squared off against Akron in the Rubberdome tonight.
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SUPER=03-Akron, OH/Hokies vs Zips; :


The Tech Defense got started early in the first quarter pressure on the Zips quarterback allows Cornell brown to pick up the sack.
Then the Hokies turned it over. Number 85 catches this punt short of the goal line he pauses for a moment and gets hit and fumbles and the Zips recover the ball inside the five.
One play later the Zips score on this one yard run over the right side and the Hokies trailed 6 to nothing in the first quarter.
The Hokies gave up a safety and trailed 8 to nothing But in the second quarter Shryonne Stith pounds it over from the one to tie it at 8 to 8.
Tech took the lead in the third SUPER=36-Virginia

Tech/21/Akron/18/;quarter Jim Druckenmiller hits Michael Stuewe on a 9 yard touchdown pass tech led 15 to 11 and the Hokies win it 21 to 18.
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S-UVA


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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Tiki Barber scored two touchdowns and the Virginia Cavaliers cruised to a 55 to 21 win over Central Michigan.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Chippewas; :


Cavalier coach George Welsh coming out as his Cavaliers were set to open the season.
On Virginia's first possession of the game Quarterback Tim sherman hands off to Barber who scrambles 18 yards down the sideline for the score 7 to nothing Cavaliers.
Sherman went to the air on Virginia's next possession hitting tight end Walt Derey on this 28 yard competition that sets up another Barber touchdown.
On the very next play Barber takes the handoff and dances into the end zone from 19 yards out and the Cavaliers took the 14 to nothing lead.
Aaron Brooks would get his chance SUPER=36-Virginia/55/Central

Michigan/21/;at quarterback tonight. With over a minute left in the first half Brooks will keep the ball and score from the three and the Cavaliers win it 55 to 21.
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S-VMI


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The V-M-I keydets went south for their season opener. Ole Miss scored 21 points in the third quarter and that was enough to beat the Keydets 31 to 7.
The Keydets lose their season opener and must regroup for William and Mary Next week.

S-College


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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Licola, NB/ABC SPORTS; :


Meantime, Nebraska opened defense of its national title today.
Linebacker Mike Minter had two interceptions and returned one for an 84 yard touchdown as the Cornhuskers beat Michigan State.
For that and all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Winston Cup Drivers were in Richmond tonight for the Miller 400
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Steffi Graf and Michael Chang have moved into the finals at the U-S open.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
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Ernie Irvan made another trip to Victory Lane tonight winning the Miller 400 at Richmond, his second win this season.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN; :


Jeff Gordon pulled away at the start and Rusty Wallace and Bill Elliott battle for position on lap 33.
Then on lap 37 Chad Little and John Andretti get together and hit the wall bringing out the first caution of the day.
Dale Earnhardt still struggling from those injuries he was running 8-th on lap 53.
But South Boston native Jeff Burton was covering the field he led on lap 313 and he was the leader at the halfway mark of the race.
The race was going good until near the end the second caution of the night came out when Robert Pressley hit the wall.
Irvan, Gordon and Johnny Benson took turns leading until Irvan took off and he would cross the finish line a nose ahead of Gordon winning the Miller 400.
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((ERNIE IRVAN/MILLER 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Miller 400 Winner; :
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Jeff Burton finished third, Dale Jarrett fourth and Terry Labonte fifth.

S-Open


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
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Defending champion Steffi Graf is back in the finals at the U-S open. Graf will meet Monica Seles for the second year in a row.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :


Martina Hingis gave Graf all she could handle in the first set. She led 3 to 5 in the first set but she failed to take advantage of five set points.
Graf fought off the set points and rallied to win the first set and she would take the match in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the finals.
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((MARTINA HINGIS/LOST IN SEMI'S: )) ((STEFFI GRAF/ADVANCES TO THE FINALS: ))
SUPER=01-Martina Hingis/Lost In The Semi's; :00
SUPER=01-Steffi Graf/Advances To Finals; :
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OUT Q=.......THE RIGHT WAY."
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VO-NAT (CONT)


On the men's side, Michael Chang has made it to his first U-S Open final.
Chang dominated the match with 16 aces to Agassi's four to win the match 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Chang will play Pete Sampras, who beat Goran Ivanisevic in four sets.

S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-15
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Philadelphia scored late in the game to beat the Chicago Cubs this afternoon 4 to 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; ;


A beautiful sun shiny day at the Vet.
The Phillies trailed 2 to 1 until the fifth. Mickey Morandini gets all of this pitch it ends up over the right field wall for a solo homer to tie the game at 2 to 2.
Then in the 8-th inning, Wendell SUPER=35-Philadelphia/4/Chicago/2; Magee

hit this solo blast to the fans in left field and Philadelphia holds on to beat Chicago 4 to 2.
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S-Scores


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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :


In Houston, Orlando Miller's solo homer in the sixth inning was the difference as the Astros beat the Rockies.
For that and all of the major league scores lets check the numbers.
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wipe to boards
SUPER=#556;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Seattle///Cleveland///PPD Rain/j/Toronto/3//New York/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Detroit/0/j/Baltimore/6///j/Texas/2//Milwaukee/1///;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0091-/Boston/3/j/Chicago/4////California/3//Minnesota/3/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/6/j/Oakland/13///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/San Francisco/5/j/Cincinnati/7///j/Montreal/2//Florida/1///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/2/j/Philadelphia/4////New York/6/j/Atlanta/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/3/j/St. Louis/8////Colorado/4/j/Houston/5///;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/0//Los Angeles/0/2//;
RUNS=:40
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
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Hamburger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# NET C
GRAPHIC=None


Inspired by the movie, "Babe"-- organizers of the 10th Annual Sheepdog Trials in Franktown, Colorado are letting in some unusual competitors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franktown, CO; :


Hamburger here, a 300-pound Berkshire pig, is entering the herding competition-- along with a couple of his pals, including Hamlet, now busy with a mudbath.
While pigs are pretty smart, they still have no herding instinct... but Hamburger has been working with the neighbor's sheep for the past week.
The top prize for the competition is 500- bucks, and Hamburger is hoping to (-------------------) bring home some bacon.