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JOURNEY-HOPE

ANCHOR=LEN
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-85
GRAPHIC=None


Family members of murder victims took a stand AGAINST the death penalty today in Blacksburg.
Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation is taking its message of non-violence to communities all over the state.
The two week tour is called The Journey of Hope.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Pat Bane has never supported the death penalty.
And her uncle's murder did not change that.
Bane spoke at the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel and told listeners that victims' family members often seek closure from the murderer's death.
But she says these family members are frequently disappointed.
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((PAT BANE: THE WOMAN WHO CALLED IDENTIFIED HERSELF AS THE SISTER OF ONE OF TED BUNDY'S VICTIMS AND SHE SAID YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. HIS DEATH DID MORE HARM THAN GOOD. WE HAD FOUND CLOSURE. WE HAD GONE ON WITH OUR LIVES AND IT OPENED EVERYTHING RIGHT UP AGAIN.)) ((RYAN NISSIM-SABAT: WE NEED TO EDUCATE, TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE DEATH PENALTY IS NOT SOMETHING POLITICIANS USE TO GET RE-ELECTED AND IT DOES NOTHING TO ELIMINATE CRIME.))
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=None


Members of the organization say their mission is to educate the public on alternatives to capitol punishment.
Each year they pick one state and make their two week Journey of Hope.

Politics


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-a; edit 96-58
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Virginia politics heat up tonight in an evening that should promise to deliver some spirited exchanges between Virginia's candidates for the U-S Senate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hot Springs/July 20;


Incumbent Republican John Warner and his Democratic challenger, multimillionaire businessman Mark Warner, debate at eight p-m at the College of William and Mary on public t-v.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=Campaign 96


The leadership of the Republican majority and the Democratic minority in both houses of Congress square off in the House of Burgesses at nine o' clock.

Horse-Racing


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-d; edit of 596-06 (5-Jockey-Club)
GRAPHIC=None


A November referendum in West Virginia could have an impact on horse racing in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charles Town, WV/File Tape;


Charles Town Races President Roger Ramey says his 63-year-old horse track will close if Jefferson County voters reject a referendum to allow video lottery machines.
Voters rejected the same referendum in 19-94 and the track closed that December for about three months.
Video lottery opponents say the track just closed because it was the slow season.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=None


Virginia is preparing to open its first track next summer in New Kent County and there's already controversy about whether other types of gambling might be sought later.


Tourism-Board


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-81
GRAPHIC=VA State Seal


The new organization promoting tourism in Virginia has two members from our area.
One is former General Assemblywoman Barbara Stafford of Giles County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; Quick!!


The other is Carthan Currin, who owns the Comfort Inn of Rocky Mount.
SUPER=@File; Quick!!


He believes with more marketing, The Virginia Tourism Corporation can help this region attract more tourists than its neighbors.
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((CARTHAN CURRIN/VA TOURISM CORP. MEMBER: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ARE JUST BEATING US IN PROMOTING THEIR MOUNTAINS AND OUR MOUNTAINS ARE JUST AS PRETTY AND OUR, WE HAVE IN FACT I THINK MANY MORE ATTRACTIONS AND A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE NEED TO PROMOTE THAT THEY DO A BETTER JOB AT AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT.))
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VO-NAT


Currin says the Commonwealth converted the Virginia Travel and Tourism Board into The Virginia Tourism Corporation, a public-private entity, to reduce the amount of red tape it has to deal with.
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HUD-Housing


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-84
GRAPHIC=Housing


The opportunity to own a home isn't available to everyone.
But a program through the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is making the dream easier to attain.
Denise Allen introduces us to the first family to take advantage of the Homeownership Opportunities Program.
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((DENISE STANLEY/NEW HOMEOWNER: I GOT A HOUSE! I GOT A HOUSE! I WAS SO THRILLED. I JUST COULDN'T WAIT TO GET HOME TO TELL THEM WE FINALLY GOT THE KEY.))
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Denise Stanley and her two daughters are the first family to purchase a home through the Homeownership Opportunities Program. STAND UP TAPE 2 15:32:12 DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: HOP HELPS MODERATE TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES BUY THEIR FIRST HOME.
THE HOUSES ARE BUILT ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE ROANOKE REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY.
EACH IS CUSTOMIZED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE BUYER.
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((DEVONA SPRINGER/ROANOKE HOUSING AUTHORITY: IT'S A ONE MILLION DOLLAR EFFORT TO HELP THE CITY'S NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND AS WE ALL KNOW HOMEOWNERSHIP IS A BIG DEAL AND IT'S SOMETHING THE AUTHORITY LIKES TO PROMOTE.))
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((I GOT TO PICK THE SIDING, THE ROOF. MY CARPETING, FLOORING AND MY DESIGN IN MY BATHROOM, WHICH WAY I WANTED THAT TO GO.))
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The Stanley family just moved into their new three bedroom home.
Denise says it took a lot of planning to make her dream of being a homeowner a reality.
The HOP program helped her weed through the financial and legal red tape.
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((SHE SAID IT WOULDN'T BE LONG JUST TO GO AHEAD AND DO THE THINGS I WAS DOING--GETTING MY FINANCES IN ORDER. SHE TOLD ME IT WOULD BE UP TO TWO YEARS AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS BECAUSE I WAS REALLY READY TO MOVE AT THAT TIME.))
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Denise Stanley says her new home was well worth the wait.
Now she says her children will know what it's like to have a home of their own.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Len
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6,
A Salem company is expanding...for a second time.
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VO-NAT


And,
A southside bank completes a deal that moves it into the Alleghany highlands.
But first let's move over to the weather center.
Kim ???
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Okay, Len--
We were a little waterlogged yesterday as a cold front moved through, but we're sure making up for it today.
There was plenty of sunshine today-- along with cooler than normal temperatures... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A Salem company in the biomedical field expands, and so will a hardboard manufacturer in Danville.
We recap the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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Good news for most interest rate sensitive consumers and businesses.
The Federal Reserve confounded most observers by deciding NOT to raise short term rates.
For the second time in two years, the Noble Met company in Salem is expanding.
The locally owned firm that makes small tubular parts for medical catheters expects it will hire about 30 more people by the end of next year.
And the Masonite Corporation in Danville will also be hiring soon.
The hardboard manufacturer is creating a fourth shift that will require another 60 people.
Norfolk Southern is being sued by a North Carolina railroad.
The North Carolina Railroad Company says N-S has refused to pay the rent on its tracks for the past two months.
Checking the major financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped about 16 points while Nasdaq finished well up 10 points. Nat Sot
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New-Century


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Also this week, the New Century Venture Center picked up two new tenants.
Roanoke's small business incubator has now landed five fledgling firms in its short two month existence.
Small business incubators are designed to help people trying to start up their own companies by providing shared services, and office space at a reasonable cost.
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MainStreet-Bank


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-76
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


A Martinsville based bank is moving into some new territory.
The MainStreet Bankgroup has completed what it calls its affiliation with The First National Bank of Clifton Forge.
First National shareholders approved the transaction earlier this month.
There are now seven community banks operating under the MainStreet umbrella, in Southside Virginia, the Greater Lynchburg area, far southwest Virginia, and now, the Alleghany Highlands.
MainStreet's stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq exchange.
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Burlington


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Burlington


A backlog of denim among some Burlington Industries customers has forced the textile giant to cut production levels.
Through early next year it will make about 15- percent less denim.
The move will NOT affect the Burlington denim plant in Hillsville that employs 140 people.
Production will be cut at Burlington's denim facility in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Region-2000


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-80
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


For several years Governor Allen has sung the praises of the economic development group that serves the greater Lynchburg area, applauding its cooperative efforts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Now, Region 2000's marketing director is receiving individual recognition for his work.
Lee Cobb was recently given the coveted "Cardinal Award" from the Virginia Economic Developers Association.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=None


Cobb says he is deeply honored by the distinction, noting it is not so much for how many industries you win as it for your longevity and service to your profession.
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Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Len
SS=none


There's still more News 7 to come, up next, hundreds walk to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes.
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VO-NAT


And there's no showers in the short term forecast, but we'll be talking about them anyway.
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((DIANNE RHODES: LEVER EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. LEVER 2000. MY BODY FELT SO RIGHT.))
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VO-NAT


A Roanoke woman was among 41 contestants in a "Singing in the Shower" contest.
We'll let you know if she cleaned up.
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Lever-Soap


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-71
GRAPHIC=None


Some people might say the singing groups competing in a Hollywood promotion were among the cleanest in the business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


It was the 19-96 Lever Brothers "Singing in the Shower" contest held at Universal Studios this weekend.
Dianne Rhodes of Roanoke was among the 41 contestants.
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((DIANNE RHODES: I ASK YOU IF MY SKIN IS SILKY AND WITH A TOUCH YOU REPLIED OH YES. I SAID WELL BABY THAT'S JUST MY BATHING BEAUTY BAR. I ALWAYS CARESS BEFORE I DRESS AND I USE LEVER.
DOWNTOWN JULIE BROWN/EMCEE: IT'S REALLY KIND OF COOKY. IT'S KINDA FUN. IT GIVES SOMEBODY THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF THE SHOW BUSINESS THAT THEY PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE BEFORE.))
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SUPER=01-Downtown Julie Brown/Emcee; :17
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VO-NAT


Contestants performed original compositions, in real showers with running water using Lever product names.
Scotty Alston of North Carolina cleaned up, winning the first place prize of five-thousand dollars with this act:
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IN Q=I like it. I love

((SCOTTY ALSTON: I LIKE IT. I LOVE IT. I WANT SOME MORE OF IT. I TRY SO HARD AND CAN'T GET ENOUGH. DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE THE FEEL OF IT. I LIKE IT. I LOVE IT. I WANT SOME MORE OF IT. ))
SUPER=04-Scotty Alston - Chapel Hill;
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VO-NAT


Performances were judged for brand name use, creativity, originality, and delivery.
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JDF-Walk


ANCHOR=Len
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-68
GRAPHIC=None


Thousands took steps to find a cure for diabetes this morning.
Organizers expect the annual Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Walk For a Cure will raise nearly a million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Area corporations have donated more than 630-thousand dollars and more is on the way.
The walk has grown so much in recent years that the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the J-D-F expects to raise as much money as NEW YORK CITY.
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IN Q=one thing JDF

((BETH STANLEY/ROANOKE VALLEY JDF: ONE THING THE JDF HAS ALREADY FUNDED IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF DIABETICS. 10 YEARS AGO WE DIDN'T HAVE LASER SURGERY FOR THE EYES WE HAVE BETTER INSULIN, BETTER INSULIN DELIVERY.))
SUPER=01-Beth Stanley/Roanoke Valley JDF;
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VO-NAT


18-hundred people walked the six mile course.
Tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with diabetes each year.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Virginia moves up in the A-P College football poll scores and highlights from the N-F-L.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Winston Cup Points leader Jeff Gordon wins the final race at North Wilkesboro.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=North Wilkesboro


It was the final Winston Cup Race at North Wilkesboro and Jeff Gordon will go in the record book as the winner of the Holly Farms 400.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-North Wilkesboro, NC/ESPN; :


Bobby Hamilton was the leader 49 laps into the 400 lap race.
Then on lap 72 Kyle Petty gets lose and hits Ernie Irvan, who was leading at the time, and Hamilton bringing out the second caution of the day.
Jeff Gordon and Rusty Wallace battled for the top spot before Jordon took it over with 222 laps left in the race.
Rick Mast was having a strong run in third place behind Wallace and Gordon who was leading the race at the halfway point.
Dale Earnhardt, who started 11-th, was the seventh leader of the race with 176 laps to go.
Dale Jarrett was working his way to the front as he ran side by side with Gordon the battle for second palce at that point in the race.
But the field couldn't catch up with Gordon he saved his tires at the right time and he cruised to victory ahead of Earnhardt winning his 10-th race of the season and the last Cup Race at Wilkesboro.
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((JEFF GORDON/TYSON HOLLY FARMS 400 WINNER: )) ((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


Jarrett was third, Jeff Burton fourth and Terry Labonte fifth. Rick Mast finishes sixth.

S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Jaguars


The Carolina Panthers win streak ended this afternoon as Jacksonville beat Carolina this afternoon 24 to 14.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/FOX SPORTS; :


The thermometer reading 110 degrees on the field.
And the Jaguars came out just as hot. Mark Brunell goes to the air and hits Jimmy smith on the 8 yard touchdown pass Jacksonville led 14 to nothing.
Turnovers hurt the Panthers today. Anthony Johnson takes the handoff and fumbles the ball at the one yard line and the Jaguars recover stopping the drive.
Carolina got on the board in the
SUPER=30-Jacksonville/24/Carolina/14/;third Steve Beuerlein going to the air

and hitting Mark Carrier on the 24 yard touchdown pass but the Jaguars win the game 24 to 14.
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S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=Steelers/Oilers


The Steelers won the showdown with the Houston Oilers in Pittsburgh this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/NBC SPORTS; :


An early halloween at Three Rivers this afternoon.
And Mike Tomczak played a trick on the Oilers in the first quarter. He hooks up with Kordell Stewart on this 16 yard touchdown pass and the Steelers took the 7 to nothing lead.
Then late in the first quarter Tomczak goes to the air again this time he hits Charles Johnson who makes the catch and breaks away to score from 62 yards out Pittsburgh led 17 to nothing.
The Steeler defense iced the win in SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/30/Houston/16/;

the fourth quarter Darren Perry intercepts this Steve Chandler pass and returns it 13 yards for the score Pittsburgh beats Houston 30 to 16.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO
The New York Giants handed the Minnesota Vikings their first loss of the

season Denver, Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit also won today.
Lets check the boards.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-16
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


U-V-A's victory over Texas upped the Cavaliers record to 4 and 0 and it also moved the Cavs up in the A-P college football.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :


Last night in Charlottesville, Tiki Barber rushed 25 times for 125 yards and he also scored three touchdowns in the impressive 37 to 13 win over Texas.
The Victory moved the Cavaliers from 19-th to the 12-th spot in the A-P poll. Virginia is 11-th in the U-S-A today and C-N-N polls.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Tech Logo


Virginia Tech lost at Syracuse yesterday and the Hokies dropped out of the A-P Poll but they are 22-nd in the U-S-A today and C-N-N polls.

S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Kent
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=ROANOKE COLLEGE


The Roanoke College Maroons have been playing club softball for a couple of years in hopes of establishing a Varsity team, and after last season's impressive record they are now ready to officially swing for the ODAC title. Intern reporter Kent Shiner has the story.
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SUPER=01-Ashley McCallum/Roanoke Senior from William Byrd; :08
SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke College Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Nikki Potter/Roanoke Freshman From Franklin County; :40
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(( While the years as a club team were used for recognition, this year's team lead by some local flavor has some big goals ahead. ((:)) ((:))
The freshman on the team, with as many as 4 starting, will be looked upon to make an immediate impact on their success and they appear to be ready for the challenge. ((:))
Even though this is the first official season for the maroons, with young players the coach feels very positive about their outlook.)) ((:))
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


A couple of baseball notes. The Dodgers and Padres are battling for the National League West division title.
And Baltimore's Brady anderson hit his 50-th home run of the season today Oakland's Mark McGwire also cracked the 50 home run mark this season. marking just the fourth time two players have hit 50 in a season.