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The latest news is next on NEWS 7.
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Including a forecast from Governor Allen on what V-M-I's board may do this weekend.
What it might take to consolidate city and county governments in Martinsville.
And 17 people who passed themselves off as physicians in Texas- -doctors without proper credentials.
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NEWS 7 at 11 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
Governor Allen hinted at something LESS than a definitive decision this weekend at Virginia Military Institute.
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V-M-I's board has promised an answer on co-education by the conclusion of meetings that began today on Post.
But the governor told Richmond grade school kids today that the board may pursue a "dual track" for a while.
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A fatal accident this evening on Interstate 81- -the victim an elderly woman from Vermont.
Three other people were taken to the hospital.
Traffic was tied up for miles during rush hour.
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That's NEWSbreak, more news at 11. Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.

Fatal-Ax


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TAPE#96-80
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One person is dead and three injured following an accident tonight on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County.
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Around 5:30, 78-year old Marshall G. Hutchins of Bristol, Vermont was killed when the car he was riding in attempted to pull back onto the interstate from the side of the road.
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Three people in the car from Vermont were taken to the hospitals with serious injuries.
The driver of the Subaru was also injured.
The accident is still under investigation.
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Allen-VMI


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TAPE#96-65
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Will they or won't they?
Virginia Military Institute's board of visitors had set a Saturday deadline to decide if it will admit women or go private.
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But now Governor George Allen -- who fielded a student question on VMI on a school tour today -- is casting doubt on the deadline.
Allen spoke of a "dual track" the board might pursue for a while.
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((AND THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE STILL NOT CLEAR AS FAR AS THE PRIVATIZATION OPTION. SUFFICE IT TO SAY THAT WE SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE ORDER OR THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT.))
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That means admit women or stop accepting public funds.
So which is the Governor's preference?
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((I'M HOPEFUL THEY'LL MAKE THE CORRECT DECISION. Which is? ONE THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO VMI.))
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But in his comments to students, Allen said he'd like to see women admitted, without changing the school much.
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((PERSONALLY, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY A FEMALE WOULD WANT TO GO TO VMI. I HARDLY UNDERSTAND WHY A MALE WOULD WANT TO VOLUNTARILY GO DO THAT. I WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND THOUGHT YOU OUGHT TO HAVE SOME FUN WHILE IN COLLEGE.))
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Meanwhile, the state Attorney General has filed a response to the Justice Department motion that accused V-M-I of dragging its feet.
The motion says V-M-I's "careful and thoughtful approach" is best for any female applicants it might consider admitting.

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NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
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TAPE#96-79
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Martinsville and Henry County have had their share of economic disappointments.
Most recently, Dupont's decision to close its plant there.
But some business leaders believe if the two localities would merge, it could help attract new industry.
As Kimberly McBroom tells us, local officials are exploring the possibility.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF BAD NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS. ))
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Bad economic news, like the closing of Martinsville's Sara Lee plant-- and more recently, Dupont's announcement to close up shop in two years.
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK THE DUPONT THING HAS BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC'S ATTENTION THE FACT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME RADICAL CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY TO BE COMPETITIVE. ))
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Consolidation could be one of those radical changes.
The idea was resurrected by a group of citizens and business leaders, who wrote a letter asking both localities to consider a merger.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: IT CAME SOMEWHAT AS A SURPRISE, TO ALL OF US. BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE MATTER BE TESTED, TO SEE HOW MUCH INTEREST IT DOES HAVE IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
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Should the city and county decide to merge, it would be across the board-- including utilities, law enforcement, and schools.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE WHOLE MERGER PROCESS COULD TAKE AS LONG AS FIVE YEARS-- BEGINNING WITH A SERIES OF PUBLIC HEARINGS. THE FIRST OF THOSE IS SET FOR OCTOBER FIRST AT BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE. ))
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Hall


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The man who witnesses say set off fireworks in a fireworks store the day before Independence Day has been found NOT competent to stand trial.
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((REPORTER: TODD HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? TODD HALL: FINE. REPORTER: DOING OK? HALL: YES. MA'AM. REPORTER: HAVE THEY TREATED YOU WELL? HALL: YEA, I THINK SO.))
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The judge said 24 year old Todd Hall is seriously, mentally ill from a brain injury.
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Hall remains charged in the July third fire in Scottown, Ohio that killed nine people.
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((I'M GRATIFIED AND CERTAINLY SATISFIED WITH THE THOROUGHNESS OF THE EVALUATION. WE CONTINUE TO BE AWARE OF THE TRAGIC NATURE OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES AND HOPE HEALING CAN CONTINUE IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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Hall will spend the next 15 months in a Psychiatric Hospital.
He COULD still be tried if he responds adequately to psychiatric treatment.
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Saudi-bombing


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Congressmen grilled Pentagon brass on Capitol Hill today on why they failed to foresee the terrorist bombing that killed American servicemen in Saudi Arabia three months ago.
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This videotape shows the pentagon's attempt to duplicate the terrorist bomb... a blast estimated at twenty thousand pounds of T-N-T, so large nothing could have prevented loss of life.
But the retired army general who investigated last june's bombing rejected that excuse, telling Congress it was much smaller, probably FIVE thousand pounds.
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((WHY IS THE SIZE OF THE BOMB SO IMPORTANT? A 20,000 POUND BOMB MIGHT BE SEEN AS INDEFENSIBLE, AN EXCUSE FOR NOT TAKING APPROPRIATE COUNTER MEASURES, AND THAT IS WRONG.))
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The counter measure was to keep the truck carrying the bomb from getting so close to the apartment building where american servicemen lived.
Congress wanted to know why no one had thought of that.
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Phony-doctors


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Seventeen people who've been presenting themselves as doctors have been ordered to stop telling patients and insurance companies they are M-D's.
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They were warned they cannot work in an operating room unless under direct supervision of a licensed physician.
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((IT KEEPS THEM FROM BILLING PATIENTS, IT KEEPS THEM FROM BILLING INSURANCE COMPANIES IT KEEPS THEM FROM CALLING THEMSELVES DOCTORS, SURGEONS OR M.D.'S))
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The order came as part of a suit filed by the state attorney general against a company called assistant surgeons of Texas.
Prosecutors say the employees were graduates of questionable foreign medical schools. The would-be doctors never even STARTED the years of training needed to be licensed in the United States.
Prosecutors say the defendants worked as operating room assistants but billed patients as if they were physicians.
Nurses told investigators the assistants were sometimes left in charge.
The company president called himself DOCTOR Jaime Olmo.
He is not licensed to practice medicine in Texas.
Next year he and the other defendants will face trial, accused of defrauding insurance companies.
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Still to come on the newscast, a German company finds out a long distance relationship with Pulaski County can be profitable,
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and one of the most controversial figures in the history of the White House passes away as Spiro Agnew dies last night at the age of 77.
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Spiro Agnew died last night.
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Richard Nixon's vice president- -a former governor of Maryland- -might never have overshadowed the top of the ticket, except for his tax evasion conviction.
With the nation in turmoil over Vietnam, AGNEW attacked the administration's enemies- -liberals, anti-war demonstrators, black militants and the media.
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((SPIRO AGNEW: IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY WE HAVE MORE THAN OUR SHARE OF THE NATTERING NABOBS OF NEGATIVISM. ))
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There were charges he took kick backs in return for state contracts and the payoffs continued during his vice presidency.
He brokered a deal with the Justice Department, pleading no contest to tax evasion and resigned as Vice President.
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Spiro Agnew died at age 77.

Catawba-Capital


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The Commission On Presidential Debates, which decided yesterday to exclude Reform Party candidate Ross Perot, is supposedly a non- partisan group.
But not according to political analyst Larry Sabato.
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Speaking to a group in Abingdon today, the U-V-A political scientist said the panel is equally represented by Republicans and Democrats...all of whom are pursuing their own agendas.
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: ALL THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS WANTED TO KEEP PEROT OUT AND MANY OF THE DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS WANTED TO KEEP HIM OUT TOO. EVEN THOUGH CLINTON WANTED HIM IN, THEY REALIZED THAT CLINTON IS WELL AHEAD AND PROBABLY CAN WIN REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DEBATES.))
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Sabato says don't be surprised though, if President Clinton decides to debate Perot whether Bob Dole shows up or not.

Mason-Dixon


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If the newest survey of voters is any indication... Senator John Warner will easily claim his fourth term in office.
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His Democratic challenger, Mark Warner, closed the gap a little bit. But with the election less than 2 months away, it seems the incumbent has an insurmountable lead.
According to the latest News- 7 Poll, JOHN Warner would harness 54- percent of the vote, while MARK Warner would net 34- percent.
Twelve percent of voters have yet to make up their minds.
In July, the senior Senator had a 25- point advantage.
The poll shows Mark Warner did not steal away any votes from the incumbent.
But he did make in- roads with undecided voters.
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Contraception


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-71
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They've already won insurance coverage for mammograms and pap smears.
Now women's health activists in Virginia are pushing hard for insurance companies to pay for birth control.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( No matter which birth control they use, even low income women who qualify for a subsidized prescription from Planned Parenthood, must spend more than 100 dollars a year.
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((DARREL TILLAR MASON/WOMEN'S HEALTH ACTIVIST: I HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN PREVENTING UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES. BUT WITH NO HELP FROM INSURANCE COMPANY. I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE. I'VE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD THE BIRTH CONTROL THAT MY DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED AS MOST EFFECTIVE FOR ME.))
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Not everyone can.
At least that's the point of a group of women's health activists who expect a commission appointed by Governor George Allen to reject their bill.
It would force insurance coverage of contraception.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO GET THAT SORT OF COVERAGE ON THEIR INSURANCE POLICIES, THEY CAN PAY FOR IT AND BUY IT THEMSELVES RATHER THAN HAVE THE GOVERNOR FORCE EVERYONE TO HAVE THAT SORT OF COVERAGE SPREAD OUT AMONGST EVERYONE ELSE.))
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Trigon says it's already covering birth control for individuals and HMOs -- at a higher premium of course.
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((BROOKE TAYLOR/TRIGON: WE THINK THAT EVERYBODY WHO WANTS IT HAS IT NOW. AND THAT THE DECISION IS APPROPRIATELY THEIRS AND NOT THE GOVERNMENT'S.))
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The bill's supporters say they'd hoped to win conservatives over with the argument that better birth control availability would prevent abortions.
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The contraception question will end up with the General Assembly early next year.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Silver-Creek


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-69
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A German company has found it can do business cheaper in its home country by way of PULASKI, Virginia.
Silver Creek Technologies will market its pre-fabricated buildings and wood housing components primarily in Germany, where those products are in high demand.
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But it will MANUFACTURE them in Pulaski, at a facility it plans to build at the New River Valley Airport Industrial Park.
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((HANS HERRMANN/SILVER CREEK TECHNOLOGIES: IT APPEARS THE LABOR BASE IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT, MUCH MORE THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED. COST OF DOING BUSINESS IS VERY ADVANTAGEOUS TO US. PEOPLE ARE VERY FRIENDLY COMPARED TO WHERE WE COME FROM.))
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Silver Creek has also purchased an option on another 25 acres for possible expansion.
It will initially employ about 50 people when it starts up next Spring, and more than 300 within two years.
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Still to come on the newscast, the United Way kicks off its campaign in the Roanoke Valley,
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and we'll tell you how some students are hoping their pole position will lead others to their way of life.
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Beyer


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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Education


One day after Governor Allen toured Cave Spring High School, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer was roaming the halls of Cave Spring Junior High.
Today, he said the state needs to do more to help local governments renovate and replace older buildings.
Beyer heads a commission
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that is now assessing school construction needs across Virginia.
He says Cave Spring Junior High is a typical school in which overcrowding and outdated facilities are familiar problems.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO IS FIGURE OUT HOW DO WE HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LIKE ROANOKE CITY AND ROANOKE COUNTY FIND THE MONEY THEY NEED, BECAUSE THIS IS A LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY. THE MONEY THEY NEED TO MAKE THE IMPROVEMENTS IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND GET THE COMPUTERS TO THE KIDS ALSO.))
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The commission is considering several options, including a higher cap on state financing, and a new trust fund that would finance classroom computers and technology.
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School-Prayer


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TAPE#96-70
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Thousands of high school students across the country today stood up to affirm their pride in their Christianity.
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That number included dozens of teens at Liberty High School in Bedford County.
More than fifty of them gathered before classes this morning to sing songs, read scripture and offer prayers.
Most wanted their peers to know they weren't afraid of being openly Christian.
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((JEREMIAH HAMBRICK/STUDENT: JUST TO TAKE A STAND FOR JESUS CHRIST AND NOT TO BE ASHAMED. THE BIBLE SAYS NOT TO BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL AND I'M NOT, SO I CAME OUT HERE JUST FOR OUR NATION, TO PRAY FOR IT.)) ((HENNA ST. CLAIR/STUDENT: IT TAKES SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR US TO SEE WHO'S A CHRISTIAN, BECAUSE DAY TO DAY LIFE YOU MAY NOT THINK THAT THEY ARE, BECAUSE IT'S HARD, IT'S VERY HARD TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST YOUR PEERS ALL AROUND YOU.))
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Today's vigil was part of the "See You at the Poles" movement, where students gather around their school's flagpoles to worship.
It was the second straight year that students at Liberty High School have taken part in the program.
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S-Yankees


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In The "Big Apple" tonight the Yankees and Orioles squared off in a crucial three game series that could decide the American League East Champion.
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The game was a pitchers duel as each pitcher recorded several strikeouts throughout the middle Innings.
Then Eddie Murray hits a grounder that gets through the infield scoring a run and the Orioles took the 2 to 1 lead through the 9-th.
But New York rallied in the Ninth. Bernie Williams hits a grounder up the
middle scoring a run and the Yankees SUPER=35-New York/3/Baltimore/2/;tied

the game at 2 to 2 in the ninth. The game went to extra innings and Ruben Rivera drove in the winning run in the 10-th. New York 3 Baltimore 2.
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Fred McGriff hit two homers this afternoon as the Braves beat the Astros 6 to 2 moving closer to clinching the National League East title.
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The Astros in town for this afternoon's game.
In the bottom of the first, Fred McGriff sends this bullet over the right field wall for a two run homer scoring Chipper Jones and Mike Hunter 2 to 1 Braves.
McGriff again with the big bat. In the fifth he Smacks another two run homer his second of the game and the Braves took the 6 to 1 lead on the Astros.
Houston's Jeff Bagwell hit a solo SUPER=35-Atlanta/6/Houston/3/;homer in

the sixth but the Braves hand the Astros their ninth straight loss on the road with the 6 to 2 win.
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S-Giants


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The San Diego Padres blew a 4 to 1 lead but bounced back to beat the San Francisco giants this afternoon 8 to 5.
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In the second, Andy Ashby hits this shot off the ball in right field scoring a run and the Padres took the 2 to nothing lead on the giants.
San Francisco came back in the third. Barry Bonds hits the fly ball to the outfield a runner tags and third and scores and the Padres led the game 2 to 1.
But Ken Caminiti led the Padre SUPER=35-San Diego/8/San

Francisco/5/;Rally he homered in the ninth and in the fifth he hits the grounder to left field scoring a run and San Diego goes on to win it 8 to 5.
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S-Scores


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The Cincinnati Reds have suspended Kevin Mitchell without pay for the rest of the season. He failed to report to the Red's series in Pittsburgh.
General Manager Jim Bowden says the suspension for 13 games was retroactive to yesterday.
The Reds were in action tonight for that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up in Sports, Carolina Panther quarterback Kerry Collins will miss this Sunday's game against San Francisco Ace Custis sprains a knee.
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And Steve Mason will have his high school hoops report.
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S-Custis


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-18
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Virginia Tech Basketball Star Ace Custis suffered a sprained left knee in prepractice condition Tuesday.
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Tech Trainer Jimmy Lawrence says Custis did not suffer any serious damage to the knee but he'll be sidelined for several weeks.
But Custis is expected to be ready when practice starts in October.
Custis led the hokies to a 23 and 6 record and an N-C-A-A tournament berth last season when he averaged over 13 points and 9 rebounds a game.
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S-Hoops


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The girls basketball season is heating up with some hot district races. In this week's installment of Hometown Hoops weekly, Steve Mason tells us about some rebuilding going on, plus an update on Botetourt's Sara Hicks and her injured ankle.
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(( ((STEVE MASON:))
Sarah Hicks was back at practice today on crutches. the senior, one of the state's best players, spent much of this Wednesday in the doctors office. She should return to the Lady cavalier lineup in ________ weeks.
Burd avenged last year's state championship loss, but Hicks, along with her state championship teammates have already turned their first set back of the season into a positive. ((:))
In other Blue Ridge news, Rockbridge County has a new look. 1995 Roanoke College basketball standout Susan Brown enters her first year as head coach. The lady Wildcats are OH and 7 but things are looking up. ((SUSAN BROWN:))
In the seminole District, Brookville's Rob Roma is in his first year as a head coach as well. Like Brown, he's also rebuilding, the Lady Bees are 1 and 4 after losing 6 seniors to graduation. ((ROB ROMA:)) ((:))
The Lady Fighting Blues strength lies in their youth. 2 juniors and 2 sophomores are in the starting lineup. Paryy McCluer has reached the regionals the last 2 years and it looks like that trend will continue. ((;)) Can't miss games for this Thursday; Northside at Alleghany and Brookville at Appomatox and Lord Boetourt travels to Blacksburg. ((:)) ))
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That's it for 5, more sports at 6.

S-Panthers


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Carolina Panther starting quarterback Kerry Collins will not play in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49-ers.
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Collins is still bothered by a sprained left knee he suffered late in the Panthers victory over New Orleans on September 8-th.
He's lead the Panthers to a 9 and 6 record since taking over as a starter early in the Panthers first season.
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United-Way


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The precedent has been set... now the work begins.
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The United Way of the Roanoke Valley got its 1996 campaign underway at Victory Stadium earlier today.
Last year, the organization raised a record amount of money.
Officials hope this year is no different.
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((HEIDI KRISCH/CAMPAIGN CHAIRPERSON: WE ARE HOPING FOR A GOAL OF 5- POINT- 5 MILLION DOLLARS. WE DID 5- POINT- 2 LAST YEAR WHICH EXCEEDED OUR GOAL OF 5 MILLION AND WE ARE HOPING FOR 5- POINT- 5 MILLION.))
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Even though the campaign didn't officially get underway until today... a handful of corporations have already made donations.
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