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A standoff at the University of Northern Colorado ends with four people dead.
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And the Federal Reserve made the much awaited decision on interest rates..

standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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A man suspected of executing his three roommates and then holding his ex-girlfriend and several college students hostage is dead this morning.
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Police in Colorado say 18-year-old Joseph Gallegos (geye-YAY'-gohs) apparently shot his three roommates execution-style in the town of Bayfield.
Then he took a roommate's car and drove 350 miles to the University of Northern Colorado to see his ex-girlfriend.
Police say (geye-YAY'-gohs) Gallegos shot the woman in the foot, while holding several of her roommates hostage.
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Police negotiated for hours Tuesday before Gallegos was shot to death by a SWAT team.
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SPYING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NOne
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A U-S citizen working in naval intelligence reportedly will be arraigned today on charges of spying for South Korea.
C-B-S Radio reports Robert Kim was arrested by F-B-I agents at a Virginia Army base late last night.
C-B-S said Kim was born in South Korea but is a U-S citizen who has worked in naval intelligence for 20 years.

INTEREST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Short-term interest rates will remain at their current level.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Federal reserve policy-makers met yesterday in Washington and decided that economic growth is not triggering higher inflation, at least not yet.
The Fed meets again in November, after the Presidential election.
Its decision is viewed as a political victory for President Clinton--- who

claims his policies created the healthy economy.
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Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
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The Roanoke County Supervisors offered sympathy and some help to a neighborhood that lost its water supply earlier this month.
But last night, the board did not agree to bring them county water for free.
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Six families on Trevilian Road lost their water supply, when their undergound spring was inundated with mud.
They now have temporary water service, and last night they asked the supervisors to waive the fee for a permanent connection.
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((DAVID BURNLEY/TREVILIAN ROAD RESIDENT: WE DO FEEL LIKE IF WE DO HOOK UP TO THE COUNTY WATER SYSTEM, WE CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL WE'RE PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S MISTAKE.))
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The county is offering to connect the residents for about 36- hundred dollars, less than the going rate for new construction.
They can also pay over time, but the supervisors did not agree to waive the fees.

County-Supervisors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Roanoke city council rejected the idea earlier this month, but a plan allowing the public resource authority to haul commercial waste is still alive.
Last night, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors endorsed the controversial proposal on a unanimous vote.
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The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority and private haulers are at odds over tipping fees at the Smith Gap landfill, and the decision of at least one company to haul garbage out of state.
Last night they squared off over the plan that would allow the authority to compete for commercial business.
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((KAREN FREELAND/BROWNING FERRIS INDUSTRIES: WHAT GIVES ME MY PASSION IS THAT I LIVE IN A COUNTY THAT I'M SCARED IS GOING DOWN THE WRONG ROAD AND INSTEAD OF GETTING ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THE TABLE, THEY'RE CHOOSING, OR MAY BE CHOOSING, A WAY THAT SHORT CIRCUITS THE WHOLE PROCESS OF GROWING AND LEARNING AND BEING A BETTER COUNTY.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT OUR FEET UNDER THE SAME TABLE WITH YOU AND TALK ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AND WE'RE NOT AFFORDED THAT OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE AS SOON AS WE SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH YOU, AUTOMATICALLY SOLID WASTE IS ON 81 GOING TO TENNESSEE.))
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The issue now appears to be headed back to Roanoke City Council, which rejected the change in the Resource Authority's charter.
Council members are expected to reconsider the vote when they meet in early October.

581-Ax


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=accident


Two people were injured when a small car and a tractor-trailer collided and caught fire on Interstate 5-81 in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened in the southbound lanes of 581 near the Hershberger Road interchange at about three P-M yesterday.
The vehicles were driving alongside each other when the CAR left the road. Witnesses say the car hit the median, and then went under the trailer.
The two people in the car were injured, but escaped, with the help of other motorists- then the car AND trailer exploded.
The injured were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, their injuries are not life-threatening.
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Obremski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Michael Obremski


The man who made threatening phone calls to young girls in the Roanoke Valley is going to prison for 15 and a half years.
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That was the sentence a Roanoke County judge gave Michael Obremski yesterday.
Obremski pleaded no contest a few weeks ago to a variety of charges, including making abduction threats and taking indecent liberties with a minor.
In a background report prepared for yesterday's hearing, Obremski admits he was the man who had been stalking children in the Raleigh Court neighborhood.
Obremski still faces trial in Roanoke on several counts of molesting children over the telephone.
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Henry-Book


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-75)
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Virginia Windle has lived all of her 75 years in Martinsville and Henry County.
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The local historian wrote a book, "The Way It Was," which she says is not a history book, but is instead a collection of personal tales and anecdotes.
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((VIRGINIA STONE WINDLE/AUTHOR: WELL, I'VE JUST ALWAYS KEPT DIARIES AND MADE NOTES ALL ALONG THE WAY. ))
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Windle did a lot of research, but she also features stories of celebrities who have visited over the years.
Pre- U.S. Senator John Warner and Elizabeth Taylor paid a visit to the Martinsville Speedway in 1976.
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((THEY WERE JUST GOING TO MAKE ONE LOOP AROUND THE TRACK AND THEN THEY WERE GOING TO LEAVE AND THEY SAID SHE WAS HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIME-- EVERYBODY WAS OOHING AND AHHING, AND SHE WAS WAVING AND BEING MISS-- BIG TIME, SO SHE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME THEY STAYED THROUGH THE WHOLE RACE. ))
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The afterword in Windle's book summarizes her life's work-- "Keep on Digging because you never know what you may find."
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2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A hostage drama at the University of Northern Colorado ends with four dead, including the gunman.
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Hospitals could soon be required to keep new moms in the hospital for at least two days.
The House and Senate last night O-K'd the hospital stay measure, now it's up to President Clinton.
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The much-awaited Federal Reserve meeting to decide the fate of interest rates has come and gone.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, September 25th.
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Wx-Hello


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hostage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=standoff


A terrifying day at a Colorado University yesterday.
Authorities say an 18- year- old man apparently shot his three roomates execution style and then drove more than 300 miles to the University of Northern Colorado where he held his girlfriend and several other college students hostage, before he was shot to death by a SWAT team.
Rick Sallinger has more.
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Franklin-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Investigators are searchng for a cause of a fatal shooting in Franklin County, while relatives of the victim are trying to cope with their loss.
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29-year old Clyde Price, Junior was shot several times in the chest and back Sunday night.
It happened at his home in (SID-ners-vill) Sydnorsville.
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When sheriff's deputies got there he was already dead.
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((LYNN PRICE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S A SHOCK. WE'RE ALL SHOCKED. YOU NEVER THINK OF NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING. YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT A CAR WRECK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT NOT SOMETHING LIKE THIS. ))
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Price's girlfriend 24-year old Angela Light was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
Her bond was set at 50-thousand dollars. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute has been facing some harsh criticism in the wake of their decision to co-educate rather than go private.
V-M-I's top man responded yesterday with an invitation.
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SUPER=03-Lexington;


Rather than answer the Institute's critics in harsh rhetoric, General Josiah Bunting yesterday chose to invite V-M-I's critics to visit the post, see it for themselves, have dinner and talk to the cadets... one on one.
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((THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE MOST ARDENT AND INSISTENT IN THEIR CRITICISM OF THE INSTITUTE, FOR THE MOST PART, HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SCHOOL. VMI HAS A TENDER HEART IT'S TOUGH SCHOOL BUT THERE'S A TENDERNESS AND COMPASSION HERE. PEOPLE MISS THAT. ))
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At the same time, Bunting is not backing down on his determination to make as few changes as possible when it comes to accommodating women.
"Buzz cut" haircuts are part of the opening ritual, he says. And women who want to participate in the V-M-I "experience" should be prepared to accept that.
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Fishing-Pier


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-75
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Local anglers have enjoyed Smith Mountain Lake for decades, and now fishermen will enjoy even greater access to the lake's resources.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, you no longer need a boat to go after those deep water bass.
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(( They've been talking about it for fifteen years, but only in the past two months has the dream become a reality.
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State natural resources secretary Becky Norton Dunlop helped dedicate the first public access fishing pier at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
The 100- thousand dollar project was funded with proceeds from the sale of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel across the state.
Now, the fishermen who helped pay those taxes can start reeling in the benefits.
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((WILLIAM WOODFIN/GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: PEOPLE ENJOY FISHING AND THEY LIKE COMING OUT AND THE CAMARADERIE OF GETTING OUT. SOMETIMES THEY'LL COMPLAIN THEY DIDN'T CATCH A FISH, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THEY JUST ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING OUT AND FISHING.))
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The new pier is 110 feet long, with a forty-foot "T" section at the end.
Slightly graded ramps make it handicapped accessible.
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((Park officials are also excited about the deep water access the new pier will provide. Now, if a fisherman doesn't have access to a boat to get out on the lake, they can still enjoy the deep water experience by casting from the end of the pier.))
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((BRIAN HEFT/PARK MANAGER: WE'RE IN ABOUT TWELVE FEET OF WATER AT THE END OF THE PIER, SHORT CAST AWAY IS ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET, SO, GOOD COVE TO FISH IN, THEY'VE CAUGHT BIG STRIPERS HERE. THE FISH ARE HERE, WE JUST NEED THE FISHERMEN.))
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Once word gets out, that probably won't be a problem.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

rates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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In its last meeting before the Presidential election, the Federal Reserve has decided to leave interest rates at their current level.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Fed decided that economic growth is not triggering higher inflation, at least not yet.
The panel meets again in November.
Yesterday's decision is viewed as a political victory for President Clinton who claims his policies created the healthy economy.
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insurance


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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No more one day hospital stays for new mothers.
President Clinton is expected to sign legislation today that would force insurance companies to cover 48-hour hospital stays for healthy deliveries beginning in 19-98.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Congress pushed through the legislation late last night.
The bill also requires insurance companies to provide more money for mental health coverage.
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Barry-Scheck


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-71
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He gained fame trying to convince jurors in the O-J Simpson case that D-N-A evidence could not be trusted.
Now dream team lawyer Barry Scheck is in Virginia DEFENDING D-N-A and fighting FOR the state forensics lab.
Ellen Qualls explains.
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(( Barry Scheck did NOT come to Virginia to talk about O.J. Simpson.
Because Virginia forensic scientists, and what they're doing with the DNA strands that identify killers and victims, are worlds away from the L.A.P.D, planted gloves, and acquitted celebrities.
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((BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HERE I AM THE DARTH VADER OF DEFENSE COUNSEL IN TERMS OF ATTACKING WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER BAD DNA TESTING. AND I'M TELLING YOU, THE LEGISLATURE, YOU HAVE A GOOD LAB. THEY'RE DOING GREAT THINGS AND THEY'LL DO MORE GOOD THINGS TO CONVICT THE GUILTY AND EXONERATE THE INNOCENT IF
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In fact, Scheck believes Virginia's lab is one of the top two in the nation.
But director Paul Ferrara's NOT one to beg.
The problem, as Scheck told the state Crime Commission, is wasted potential.
DNA samples from felons and crime scenes that haven't been entered into any data bank.
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((VIRGINIA'S BEEN COLLECTING THESE SAMPLES SINCE 1989. AND STORING THEM IN FREEZERS LIKE THIS. 122- THOUSAND SAMPLES HAVE YET TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DATA BANKS.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: AND JUST KNOWING THAT THEY WERE GOING INTO THOSE FREEZERS THAT WE ALSO SAW, FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER, JUST TO SIT THERE.))
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So now, lawmakers must put a price tag on the best path to justice science has yet to offer.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Warner-Abortion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-80
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Democrat Mark Warner has been trying to revive his campaign, which so far is behind in the polls.
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But yesterday in Richmond, some signs of life at a luncheon courting female voters.
Warner got a good reaction to a speech that included his first major references to abortion.
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((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU SEE, I TRUST YOU, YOUR FAMILIES, AND YOUR GOD WITH THE MOST PERSONAL OF ALL DECISIONS. applause fade))
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Mark Warner says he also supports freedom of access to abortion clinics.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=John Warner


Senator John Warner has voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision making abortion legal.
He's also voted to keep women in the U-S Armed Forces from having abortions, even at their own expense.

Roberts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Independent congressional candidate Tom Roberts accuses incumbent Rick Boucher of trying to hide his record, after the congressman called Roberts' campaign a "NON-campaign."
Roberts is upset that
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Boucher told News-7 the same standards for the presidential debates should apply in the Ninth District.
Reform Party candidate Ross Perot is being EXCLUDED from the presidential debates.
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((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THAT'S ONE MORE ATTEMPT TO KEEP INFORMATION OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE, AND I THINK THAT IS BAD FOR THE PUBLIC. AND IF BOUCHER WAS REALLY, REALLY HAD THE INTEREST OF THE NINTH DISTRICT IN MIND HE WOULD INCLUDE US IN THE DEBATE.))
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Boucher says his staff has been working with republican challenger Patrick Muldoon's campaign to schedule a debate.
Boucher says he's barely given ROBERTS a thought, but no details have been finalized.

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


An unlikely alliance may be forming at a symposium in Roanoke this week.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tobacco growers and health advocates are meeting at the Hotel Roanoke to try and find a way to work together.
One doctor from Martinsville says he joined the panel discussion because he wanted to understand where tobacco growers were coming from.
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((WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO DO THIS, IS TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS TO HELP OUR FARMERS AND TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES THAT WILL NOT BE A THREAT TO THEIR LIVELIHOOD. ))
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At yesterday's session, growers supported laws to prevent teen smoking...And asked health advocates to help them keep foreign tobacco off the U.S. market.

4-Scores


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NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
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The Chicago White Sox did all their scoring in the bottom of the ninth to beat Kansas City 3-to-2.
For all of last night's scores from the diamond let's check the boards.
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