12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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Republican Candidate Bob Dole is hoping he can pick up the endorsement of another presidential candidate.
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O.J. Simpson's attorney is expected to outline his defense today in Simpson's wrongful death civil trial.
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Don't go away, the News is next.

DOLE-PEROT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Ross Perot is expected to respond today to reports that Bob Dole tried to coax him out of the presidential race and leave behind a Republican endorsement.
A spokesperson for Perot says the Texan will keep running.
Sandra Hughes reports.
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SUPER=03-Panama City, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Sharon Holman/Perot Campaign Spokesperson; :26
SUPER=01-Kevin Phillips/Political Analyst; :41
SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; :53
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((
A smiling Bob Dole gave no indication to this panama city crowd of the behind the scenes work underway to revive his lagging candidacy. with just under two weeks to the election, a top dole campaign aide reportedly traveled yesterday to dallas to secure a ross perot's endorsement and the votes of his supporters.
Dole was coy when asked about the dallas meeting.
BOB DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (R) "I'VE GOT A HEARING PROBLEM."
But ross perot apparently didn't like what he heard.
SHARON HOLMAN/ PEROT CAMPAIGN SPOKESPERSON:I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT ROSS PEROT IS IN THE RACE TO STAY."
The appearance of such a last minute plea, aimed at perot's support in western and southern states and the implications of the response aren't what this campaign needs.
KEVIN PHILLIPS/ POLITICAL ANALYST: THIS IS A FURTHER CONFIRMATION OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE TROUBLE THEY'RE IN.IT'S NOT THE FIRST, THE POLLS ARE OTHER PRETTY STRONG EVIDENCE , BUT THIS CERTAINLY DOES SHOW THEY'RE REALLY WORRIED.
The clinton campaign was quick to label dole's maneuvering as proof of desperation.. it's clear the timing of the meeting was to coincide with the dole's trip today to texas but now he'll have to face crowds in perot's hometown...after a very public dismissal..Sandra Hughes, CBS News, Panama City.))

Robertson


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Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson yesterday said Bob Dole's presidential campaign is inept.
Robertson UNSUCCESSFULLY ran for the Republican Presidential nomination in 19-88.
The Virginia Beach-based broadcaster says he would "NOT" run a campaign the way Dole has.
A spokesman for Dole's Virginia campaign -- said such criticism is not helping Dole's chances of beating President Clinton.
He said he hopes Robertson's followers won't be so discouraged that they stay home November 5th.

grey


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Democratic Congressional candidate Jeff Grey is blasting Republicans for cuts in Veterans Benefits.
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Grey is criticizing Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte for supporting a bill to freeze Veterans' Disability Benefits.
At a news conference this morning, Grey talked to veterans and pledged to continue to help protect their interests.
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((JEFF GREY/D-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS; WE NEED TO STAND BEHIND THEM AND GIVE THEM THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE FOR FREEDOMS WE ENJOY HERE. I INTEND TO DO THAT, MAKE SURE BENEFIT PROGRAMS ARE FULLY FUNDED AS THEY SHOULD BE. ))
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Grey, a decorated veteran from the Libyan Crisis, says he would work to continue funding for research for veterans disabilities like effects of Agent Orange and the Gulf War Syndrome.
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Landrith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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Fifth district congressional candidate George Landrith made it clear -- he's no friend of gambling.
But the Republican took a 25-hundred dollar campaign contribution from Harrah's Entertainment.
The contribution is the second largest Landrith has received over the past three months.
Landrith said he knew of Harrah's gambling interests.
But he said he thought its PAC was involved only in hotel management issues.
Still, he said he's comfortable accepting the money.
He and Democrat Virgil Goode are vying for the seat now held by L-F Payne.

CA-FIRES


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WRITER=MEL
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High winds are returning to Southern California, raising fears of new wildfires.
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Los Angeles is preparing for the worst, putting all firefighters on alert.
The winds died down yesterday allowing fire crews to contain some of the flames that have charred 37-thousand acres.
The rash of fires have also destroyed more than 100 homes.
President Clinton has declared a state of emergency in three counties.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Jurors in the O-J Simpson wrongful death trial hear from his lead attorney today.
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Just like prosecutors in Simpson's criminal trial, the attorneys for the plaintiff painted Simpson as a cold blooded killer in yesterday's opening statements.
What's different in the civil case is what the attorneys will say about burden of proof.
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(( THEY HAVE TO REMIND THE JURY THAT IT S NOT PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT...THAT IT S ONLY WHETHER IT S MORE LIKELY THAN NOT THAT O.J.'S THE KILLER. ))
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Simpson is being sued by Nicole Simpson's estate and Ron Goldman's family.
The trial is expected to last about 4 months.
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Jewell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A federal judge says Richard Jewell is no longer a suspect in Atlanta's Olympic Park bombing.
So the judge is giving the F-B-I five days to make public portions of affidavits used to obtain warrants to search Jewell's apartment and property.
In the ruling, U-S District Judge Owen Forrester says he concluded "that the Jewell chapter of the bombing investigation has been closed."
Jewell was the only suspect named in the investigation of the July 27th bombing, but was never charged.
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Rabin-talks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Israel is remembering former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin today.
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SUPER=@File;


Today marks the first anniversary of Rabin's assassination at the hands of an Israeli nationalist opposed to the peace process.
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat joined in today's tributes to Rabin.
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10:11:48
Meanwhile, Israeli troops have launched a new security crackdown responding to warnings that Islamic militants are planning more suicide bombings.
Palestinians have been confined to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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GM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gm logo


The three week old Canadian auto workers strike is over.
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Yesterday, union members ratified a new contract with General Motors.
The agreement puts more pressure on Union and G-M negotiators still working on an agreement here in the U-S.
The key issue in the U-S talks -- as in Canada -- is G-M's practice of farming out parts work to outside, lower-cost suppliers.
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chile-strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Santiago, Chile;
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4:16:48
In Chile, hundreds of striking workers were injured when police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a demonstration.
Truck mounted water cannons drenched and dispersed marchers heading for a rally outside of Chile's main labor confederation.
Fourteen civil servants' unions called the one day strike to demand wage increases and to protest moves to privatize some state run services, which strikers say will mean thousands of layoffs.
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Gammon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-82
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Willie Gammon now faces more than four life terms for killing his father and shooting his stepmother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Yesterday the Carroll County prosecutor reduced the capital murder charge against Gammon to first degree, in exchange for Gammon's pleas of no contest.
He and his younger brother Chris Gammon, who pled guilty earlier, still await sentencing.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: WITH CHRIS NOW FACING THREE LIFE TERMS AND WILLIE FACING FOUR LIFE TERMS PLUS 18 YEARS, THESE ARE AS STRONG AS CONVICTIONS AS THEY GET FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED MALICIOUS WOUNDING. ))
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The brothers' stepmother Rebecca Gammon is wheelchair-bound as a result of the shooting.
She and a family friend say Willie Gammon had threatened to kill his father for trying to make him get a job.
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((DAVID STONE/GARY GAMMON'S FRIEND: HE STOOD RIGHT THERE AND THREATENED HIS DADDY RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND OTHER WITNESSES. ))
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((REBECCA GAMMON/INJURED STEPMOTHER: BUT GARY DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD DO IT, HE THOUGHT HE WAS JUST MAD ABOUT SOMETHING.))
SUPER=01-David Stone/Gary Gammon's Friend;
SUPER=01-Rebecca Gammon/Injured Stepmother;
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Willie and Chris Gammon may both be sentenced at a hearing in January.
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Lilly


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-80
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Ben Lilly's younger brother took the fifth on the witness stand yesterday, but taped statements still fingered the older Lilly as the triggerman.
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Lilly is on trial in Montgomery County for the capital murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFiLlipis.
But rather than aid the state's case against his brother, Mark Lilly invoked his right not to incriminate HIMSELF.
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((MARK LILLY/DEFENDANT'S BROTHER: I'D LIKE TO TAKE THE FIFTH ON THAT. QUESTION: YOU DON'T WISH TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS? YEAH, I'LL TAKE THE FIFTH. ))
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The prosecutor then played taped statements for the jury, in which Mark told police it was Ben who pulled the trigger.
Mark Lilly is scheduled to stand trial for his part in the murder next month.
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Martin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-76
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A judge ruled yesterday that the defense in a Halifax County triple murder case can hire an investigator.
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Raleigh Dean Martin was in court yesterday morning for a motions hearing.
The 35- year- old was arrested Election Night a year ago for killing his wife, Marion.
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He's also charged with killing a couple in a neighboring home.
32- year- old Joseph Siffert, Junior and his girlfriend Barbara Hackney were discovered shot to death the same night.
In court yesterday, the judge ruled Martin's attorney could spend up to 5- thousand dollars to hire a private investigator.
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((CHARLES COSBY/MARTIN'S ATTORNEY: IN A CASE OF THIS MAGNITUDE WE THINK THAT HAVING AN INVESTIGATORS WILL CERTAINLY HELP US BETTER PREPARE THE CASE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE LEAVE NO STONE UN-TURNED. ))
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Circuit Judge Charles McCormick is pushing to have the case heard in early December.
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Tractor-Ax


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-81
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A waterlogged end to a tractor- trailer accident yesterday in Montgomery County.
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The driver lost control of his rig and smashed it into the Pepper's Ferry Road pumping station.
Authorities say the driver was NOT injured.
The Blacksburg- Christiansburg- V-P-I water authority owns the booster station.
They were able to bypass it, and pump water into both communities.
Some customers in the Belmont Farms neighborhood may have lost water temporarily-- but other residents should have their normal service.
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Legionnaires


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Legionnaires' Disease is usually triggered by environmental factors-- like contaminated air conditioning cooling towers or moist soil.
And Health officials in the New River Valley say it may be affecting people in their area.
It's an acute form of pneumonia-- and in some cases, it's fatal.
The illness is NOT spread person to person.
Three people in the New River Valley have been diagnosed with the disease-- all are now hospitalized, and there's no apparent connection between them.

Dublin-Jail


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-77
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The Dublin Town Council made a promise to the Regional Jail Authority-- and now residents are upset that they won't break that promise.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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(( They expected a factory... they say they can handle that... But living next to the site of the future Regional Jail has rattled these residents.

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((ARNOLD EDWARDS, NEIGHBOR; THEY DON'T WANT IT, WE KNOCK ON DOORS, THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT, AND WE ASK THEM AND THEY SAY NO, NO JAIL.))
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STANDUP 15:03:23 The main thing motivating these residents is fear. They're afraid to live next door to jail inmates. And no amount of security fencing, walls, or razor wire is going to change that.

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IN Q=I used to own a gun

((BRAD NELSON, NEIGHBOR; I USED TO HAVE A GUN, WHEN MY SON WAS BORN I SOLD IT BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID HE MIGHT HURT HIMSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, AND NOW I'M WONDERING IF I DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE.))
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An angry crowd faced the Dublin Town Council, as they decided whether to re-zone the land to allow a jail... land they promised to the Regional Jail Authority a year ago.

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((ROY LLOYD/REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY; I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE PROJECT IF SUDDENLY WE DIDN'T HAVE A SITE.))
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Lloyd inferred that it might lose 10 million dollars in state funding. Council finally voted 5 to 1 to approve the re-zoning.

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((BENNY KEISTER/MAYOR; AND I THINK WE OWED IT TO THE AUTHORITY TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A DECISION YEA OR NAY AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE COUNCIL DID, THEY'VE MADE THEIR DECISION.))
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Jail opponents say they'll challenge the rezoning in Circuit Court, and pressure Pulaski County Supervisors to pull out of the regional jail agreement.

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((BOB O'NEAL/NEWBERN; I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE COMMITTED TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND IF DUBLIN FEELS THIS WAY ABOUT IT, LET THEM HAVE IT.))
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Eric Earnhart, News 7))








City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-75
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A recent Roanoke City Council decision to forgive a loan on the old Dumas Hotel prompted a group of protestors to picket.
They want ownership of the building to revert to its former owners.
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Two weeks ago, council voted to forgive a 212-thousand dollar loan that Total Action Against Poverty used to help pay for the renovation of the building.
Yesterday, the protestors asked council to reconsider the decision.
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((VERNICE LAW: ITS FORMER OWNERS' INTENT AND DESIRE IS TO ALLOW BLACK COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN A BUILDING THAT IS SO RICH IN OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY. ))
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City Council did not reconsider the vote, but members say they are hopeful the Henry Street Committee can help to resolve the controversy.

Hall


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
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Roanoke City Council gave away a key to the city--
The recipient was Marine Staff Sergeant Frankie Hall, who rescued two teenagers from a burning car.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 24;


Hall first encountered Nicole Hicks and Kevin Ballinger on September 24th, when their car collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 5-81 and caught fire.
Their second meeting came yesterday afternoon, as Mayor David Bowers awarded Hall a key to the city for his heroism.
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((VOICE OF KEVIN BALLINGER: I JUST RESPECT HIM FOR HIS COURAGE.)) ((VOICE OF NICOLE HICKS: I JUST THANK THAT HE WAS THERE CAUSE IF HE WASN'T, I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'D BE, OR IF WE WOULD BE HERE.))
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City Council approved a resolution honoring Hall, and Chief Jim Grigsby presented a plaque declaring Hall an honorary lifetime member of the Roanoke Fire and E- M- S Department. WEATHER
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Series


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=braves/yankees


In Atlanta last night-- the New York Yankees came from a 6 to nothing deficit to beat the Braves and even the series at 2 games apiece.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports;


This guy had a chance to win one million dollars if he threw a strike. He missed, and picked up 50 grand instead.
The Braves did not need any pitching help early. They jumped out to a 6-0 lead--
But the Yankees fought back.
Cecil Fielder got things started off with a 2 run double.
And Jim Leyritz tied things up with a 3- run homer in the eight inning.
The score stayed tied through the 9th, forcing extra innings.
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Steve Avery came on in relief with the score tied in the 10th, but he walked Wade Boggs, forcing in the winning run.
The Yankees go on to win in 8 to 6.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-20
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On the NBA hardwood last night, the Boston Celtics took the sting out of the Hornets.
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Former Celtic great Dave Cowens was back in bean town at the Fleet center as the enemy.
Watch Vlade Divac with the outlet to Tony Delk, and the touch to Glen Rice for the jam. Rice had a game high 25 points.
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But Dino Radja dropped in 24 to lead the Celtics as they beat the Hornets 118-to-105.
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Roanoke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=roanoke


The top two soccer teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference got their kicks Wednesday afternoon in Salem as Roanoke hosted Emory & Henry.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00


The Maroons have been redhot of late ripping off six straight wins and moving up to sixth in the nation in this week's Division 3 rankings.
The Wasps came in ranked 10th, but Roanoke got a break in the first half.
Watch the nice crossing pass Todd Hallauer to number Kevin Goodwin who makes
the SUPER=34-Emory & Henry/0/Roanoke/1;

sliding score.
And Roanoke beats Emory & Henry 1-to-nothing as Scott Allison's team gets it (-------------) 8th win of the year.