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Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
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Progress, but no agreement yet as negotiations continue in the UPS strike.
A civil rights group calls for a hate crime investigation in Grayson County.
And the Virginia Military Institute prepares for a history-making day.
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News 7 at 11 is next.


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Good evening... A new chapter opens for the Virginia Military Institute tomorrow.
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SUPER=03-Lexington;


Dozens of reporters are already on post at VMI, waiting for the schools first female cadets.
31 women will make history when they arrive tomorrow morning.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;


The president of the Teamsters says picketing workers forced UPS to start serious bargaining.
Talks continue, but no deal yet.
SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;


And mission control in Russia have another problem aboard the Mir space station.
A computer malfunction prevented the docking of a supply ship today.
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More news tonight at 11.


UPS


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Teamsters president Ron Carey says picketing workers forced U-P-S to start serious bargaining.
But there's no deal yet...Drew Levinson has more.
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SOT 20:00:26
IN Q=After a marathon of talks
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; 1:02
SUPER=01-Ralph Brooks/Teamster; 1:07
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:28
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((AFTER A MARATHON OF TALKS -- WHICH STARTED THURSDAY -- MEDIATION HALTED BRIEFLY ON SUNDAY MORNING TO GIVE NEGOTIATORS A CHANCE TO REST, A CHANCE TO SHOWER -- AND HIT THE AIRWAVES.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH THE TEAMSTERS AND THE COMPANY MADE THE MORNING TALK SHOW ROUNDS -- TRYING TO PUBLICIZE THEIR EFFORTS.
THERE WAS A LOT OF TALK -- BUT THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF OPTIMISM.

(SOT JIM KELLY, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF UPS

Courtesy: Face the Nation, CBS PARAPHRASED: "While we're meeting there's hope, but we're still wide apart on a range of issues")

(SOT RON CAREY, TEAMSTERS PRESIDENT

Courtesy: Meet the Press, NBC "There has been some movement. It's pretty clear our position to get an agreement...not going to permit an employer to shove a contract down the throats of our members.")
AND EVEN PRESIDENT CLINTON URGED THE PARTIES TO SETTLE -- JUMPING INTO THE FRAY -- AND THEN QUICKLY OUT OF IT BY LEAVING ON VACATION.

(SOT PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

PARAPHRASED: This strike is beginning to hurt not only the company, but its employees and the people who depend on it.)
BUT WHILE ATTENTION SEEMED TRAINED ON WASHINGTON, STRIKERS CONTINUED TO WALK THE PICKET LINES. IN SUBURBAN DETROIT, RALPH BROOKS IS ANXIOUS AND HOPEFUL THE STRIKE WILL END AND HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES CAN GET BACK TO WORK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

(SOT RALPH BROOKS

in: PEOPLE OUT HERE NOW.... out: GREATEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD."
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, LIVONIA, MICHIGAN.))

Post-Office


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The teamsters' strike on United Parcel Service is prompting some changes for mail carriers.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The strike has translated into big business for the U-S Postal Service.
So to keep the packages from piling up postal workers are now delivering on Sundays.
Two carriers out of each office work the extra day on a rotating basis.
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SOT 10:19:09
IN Q=I THINK IT

((CINDY ASHBY/MAIL CARRIER: I THINK IT CAME AS QUITE A SURPRISE. IT'S BEEN A REAL SHOCK FOR ME HOW MANY WE'VE HAD. IT'S A LOT MORE THAN THE CHRISTMAS RUSH EVEN. I THINK WE'RE DOING PRETTY GOOD SO FAR. HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH IT.))
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Officials say they expect the volume of packages to stay high even after the strike ends.
Some mail order companies have already committed their future business to U-S Postal Service.
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SCLC


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Another civil rights group is asking the F-B-I to investigate a Grayson County murder.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants the F-B-I to investigate the murder of Garnett Paul Johnson as a hate crime.
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The Reverend Curtis Harris of Hopewell is the president of the S-C-L-C's Virginia chapter.
He says the decision was made after officials visited Elk Creek on Thursday and Friday.
Louis James Ceparano was charged with capital murder after Johnson's burned body was found near his home.
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Another suspect Emmett Cressel Junior also face first degree murder and robbery charges in the case.

VMI-Prep


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Tomorrow 31 women make history when they become part of the first female cadets at the Virginia Military Institute.
The cadre won't be the only ones waiting for these new cadets to arrive on post.
Denise Allen explains.
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(( They're already arriving...no not the first female V-M-I cadets....it's the media.
Col. Mike Strickler expects nearly 1-50 newspeople on post to greet the school's first female students.
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SOT 11:57:19
IN Q=WE'LL PROBABLY

((COL. MIKE STRICKLER/VMI SPOKESPERSON: WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE 60 OUTLETS HERE. TELEVISION WISE WE'LL HAVE 18 TO 20 SATELLITE TRUCKS WILL BE HERE SO IT WILL BE KIND OF A FRENZY.))
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Strickler and his staff have been preparing for this frenzy since February.
But the school has been preparing for the first female cadets for more than a year.
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SOT 11:59:28
IN Q=the biggest renovation

((STRICKLER: THE BIGGEST RENOVATION PROGRAM WAS IN OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING. THEY HAD TO KNOCK DOWN HALL WAYS AND MAKE OTHER SHOWERS AND DRESSING FACILITIES. THAT WAS ABOUT TWO MILLION DOLLARS WE GOT FROM THE STATE.))
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More lights were also added around the parade grounds, but the barracks didn't change much.
Besides women's restroom, the only other change is shades on the windows--to be used only when the cadet is changing.
But upperclassmen admit the atmosphere is different.
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IN Q=I EXPECT THEM

((HENRY JAMES/VMI JUNIOR: I EXPECT THEM TO BE NERVOUS WITH THE GIRLS AROUND. IT'S KIND OF DIFFERENT WHEN YOU WALK OUT OF YOUR ROOM AND YOU'RE NOT USED TO SEEING A FEMALE STANDING THERE.))
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But Henry James says the cadets are ready to welcome the first co-ed class.
He says school officials have a plan and the upperclassmen are ready to execute it.
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SOT 12:15:08
IN Q=DO LIKE WE

((HENRY JAMES: DO LIKE WE NORMALLY DO. WE'RE NOT CHANGING ANYTHING. EVERYTHING'S GOING JUST FINE. JUST CAUSE THERE'S FEMALES HERE THINGS ARE NOT GOING TO BE DIFFERENT. EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE.))
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OUT Q=IS JUST FINE


Mike Strickler says there is pressure not to repeat the Citadel's mistakes.
But he says they've had time to prepare and 31 good female candidates which should help the school's integration program succeed.
And he says he's looking forward to the quieter days ahead--when the media leaves V-M-I.
Denise Allen News 7.

Alumni


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Now that V-M-I and the Citadel have admitted women, a group of alumni have decided to start their own all male Christian military college.
The group plans to start what it calls the Southern Military Institute by the year 2004.
Start up costs would be about 100 million dollars.
Organizers are looking at a possible location in northern Alabama.


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Still to come on the newscast, the town of Grundy fights Mother Nature,
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and tense moments aboard the space station MIR as problems develop with yet another mission.
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Mir


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There was a disturbing bit of deja-vou on board the Mir space station today.
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Cosmonauts were about to dock an unmanned Progress cargo ship when mission control stopped the operation because of a computer malfunction.
Russian ground controllers had trouble sending computer commands to the Progress ship for the automatic docking proceedure.
It was a MANUAL docking exercise that damaged the station last June.
The docking was rescheduled for tomorrow.
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Grundy-Move


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The small Southwest Virginia town of Grundy is on the move.
After three severe floods in the last 60-years, efforts are being made to save the town from flooding in the future.
Jeanne Leong reports.
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((Clothing store owner Sue Branham gets nervous whenever she hears heavy rain is on the way.
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((SUE BRANHAM/STORE OWNER: EVERY TIME WE HAD HEAVY RAINS WE EVACUATED BASICALLY. WE MOVED OUT OF HERE SEVERAL TIMES. WE MOVED LIKE THINGS OUT OF THE FLOOR AND CARRIED THINGS UPSTAIRS.))
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Branham has good reason to be concerned.
In 1977 her new shop was open for just one month when the big flood wiped her out.
This area is prone to flooding and this year Grundy residents are bracing for another huge one. There's severe flooding in town every 20-years. 1937, 1957, and 1977.
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IN Q=The terrain of

((CHUCK CRABTREE/TOWN MANAGER: THE TERRAIN OF BUCHANAN COUNTY AND GRUNDY, YOU HAVE STEEP SLOPES. IF YOU DUMP 10-12 INCHES OF RAIN IN THESE VALLEYS, THE WATER'S GOING TO COME UP. IT HAS NOTHING BUT RUNOFF.))
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OUT Q=nothing but runoff.


But, in a few years, Grundy business owners won't have to worry when the water rises in Levisa River.
A federal flood control project will move about two dozen Main Street businesses across the river where a new shopping center and new offices will be constructed.
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IN Q=Nearly half of

((JEANNE LEONG/REPORTING: NEARLY HALF OF THE BUILDINGS ALONG MAIN STREET ARE VACANT. SOME LIKE THIS ONE HAVE BEEN EMPTY FOR 20 YEARS. ONE REASON IT'S DIFFICULT TO RENT OR SELL THE BUILDINGS IS BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF FLOODING.))
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OUT Q=threat of flooding.


Owners of the vacant buildings will receive a fair market rate for their properties which is much more than they could get otherwise.
Parking space in the center of town is scarce but that'll change when the project is completed.
People going to the County Courthouse will be able to find lot spots available in a garage at the new shopping and business district.))


Business-Review


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A vote of confidence for a Salem tire plant and bad news for a Gretna factory headline this week's News 7 Business Review.
Len Besthoff reports.
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First Union will hire 70 new full time employees at its Roanoke County operations center.
That number could go higher though if the Charlotte bank continues to grow and there's enough candidates to fill additional positions.
A privately owned offshoot of the Martinsville Dupont plant is growing.
Amfibe broke ground on a new building in Henry County this week, that should eventually enable the nylon maker to boost its employment up to 250.
Yokohama Tire will increase the capacity of its Salem plant by 10- percent as it introduces light truck and high performance tires to its product line.
The move will enable the company to recall 145 laid off employees.
I-T-T Night Vision will hire upwards of 125 people at its Roanoke County plant over the next year, due to the award of major contract for the Australian military.
Craddock- Terry closed its Gretna shoe factory this week and idled more than 150 workers as part of a plan to let the Lynchburg company concentrate on its catalog business.
Union workers at the Goodyear plant in Danville have an agreement on a new six year deal after hammering out details in the local portion of the contract.
Meanwhile the Teamsters strike against U-P-S nears the two- week mark.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 337 points, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped by 36 ticks.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Up next, one of the nation's largest denominations asks its leader to resign,
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and from Italy, we'll see one of the wildest horse races ever.
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Baptists


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The nation's largest black denomination is asking it's leader to resign.
The president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Reverend Henry Lyons, is accused of improperly using church funds to buy a 700 thousand dollar house.
And his wife faces arson charges for allegedly setting the house on fire.
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SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;


In Nashville today, representatives of the denomination called on Lyons to resign, saying the church had become a laughing stock.
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((REV. RAYMOND BOWMAN/SPRUCE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH; WE ARE ASKING HIM TO DO MORE THAN STEP ASIDE, BECAUSE WE THINK HE HAS HAD LONG ENOUGH TO ANSWER THE CHARGES. ))
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Church leaders want Lyons to step down before they take formal action at their annual convention next month.
Lyons has denied doing anything wrong.


Theatre-Museum


ANCHOR=Eric
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Sorting through old photographs, searching for artifacts from Roanoke's historic theaters, and scraping chewing gum from old theater seats.
Members of one local group have tackled all of those tasks in the name of historic preservation.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Valley Museum of Theatre History is located on the second floor of the Jefferson Center.
Though it only occupies a couple of rooms, the museum is crowded with memorabilia from the stage and the silver screen.
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IN Q=And we have an old chair there

((NITA WILLIS/MUSEUM OF THEATRE HISTORY PRESIDENT: AND WE HAVE AN OLD CHAIR THERE FROM THE RIALTO THEATER AND I WAS TELLING THE STORY THAT WHEN THE SHOWTIMERS BOUGHT THEM FOR THE LAB THEATER, WE SPENT A WEEK OR SO AND GOT 20 POUNDS OF CHEWING GUM OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE CHAIRS. AND ONE MAN SAID I LEFT A LOT OF IT THERE. DID YOU SAVE IT FOR ME?))
SUPER=01-Nita Willis/Museum of Theatre History President;
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OUT Q=save it for me?
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The Museum of Theater History recently published a tribute to the American Theater, Roanoke's movie palace which was demolished in 1973.
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S-PGA


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A rainbow appeared in the sky as Davis Love the third made his walk to the 18-th green.
And the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow was the P-G-A championship his first major win in 12 years on the P-G-A tour.
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SUPER=03-Mamaroneck, NY/CBS SPORTS; :


Love and Justin Leonard started the day tied at seven under par. Leonard had an up and down round but he shot a 71 to finish 5 shots back in second place at 6 under par.
Love played steady throughout his final round and he was on his way after this birdie putt at the 8-th hole to go to 10 under par.
Love birdied the final hole for a final round 66 putting him at 11 under par for the tournament and erasing the memories of the majors he gave away throughout his career.
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((DAVIS LOVE III/PGA CHAMPION: ))
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Jeff Maggert will also remember his round yesterday. He tied the course record shooting a 5 under par 65 to finish in third place at four under. His round earned him a spot on the Ryder Cup Team.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
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The Salem Avalance wrapped up a three game weekend series with the Durham Bulls last night at Memorial Stadium.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Bulls; :


A nice crowd out to watch the Avalanche take on the Bulls.
In the top of the fourth Ed Cordeo hits this high chopper to third base Brian Rust scores from third and the Bulls led 2 to nothing.
The Avalance rallied. In the bottom of the fifth Chad Gambill hits a grounder to shortstop for a fielders choice Tal Light scores from third to make it 3 to 1.
Moments later Salvador Duverge hits SUPER=37-Salem/2/Durham/4/;a fly ball

and the Bulls left fielder makes a diving catch but Ben Petrick tags at third to score Salem trailed 3 to 2 and Durham wins the game 4 to 2.
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Mark Martin wins at Michigan. More on that later on Mornin.

S-Orioles


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At Camden Yard, Lenny Webster drove in the winning run in the 10-th to lead Baltimore to a 5 to 4 win over Anaheim.
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SUPER=03-Baltmore, MD/HTS; :


The Orioles got on the board in the bottom of the first, B.J. Surhoff hits this line drive to right field for a single Jeffery Hammonds scores to make it one to nothing Orioles.
Then in the fourth, Anaheim's Tim Salmon belts this single to right field scoring Ricky Henderson and the score was tied at one to one after four complete.
Anaheim would take the lead in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/5/Anaheim/4/;fifth

Henderson sends this pitch on a rope down the left field line scoring two runs to make it 3 to 1 but Baltimore wins the game at 5 to 4 in 10.
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S-Scores


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A big day on the diamond for Ken Griffey junior and Roger Clemens.
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In Cleveland, Clemens struck out 11 in Toronto's 10 to 2 win over the Indians. Clemen's also becomes baseball's first 19 game winner with an earned run average of 1-point-78 best in the Majors.
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In Chicago, Griffey hit two home runs in Seattle's 5 to 3 win over the White Sox. He has a total of 40 homers tops in the majors and he's homered in seven of the Mariners last 10 games.
Now, here's tonights scores.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, We'll check in with Lord Botetourt as the Cavaliers get ready for the 1997 high school football season.
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And Mark Martin picks up his 21-st career victory taking the checkered flag in the DeVilbis 400 at Michigan.
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S-Race


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Mark Martin rallied from two laps down yesterday to win the DeVilbiss 400 at the Michigan International Raceway.
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SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/ESPN; :


Pole sitter Johnny Benson dropped back and Mark Martin took the lead with 182 laps left in the race.
The competition was tight all over the track, Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett and Jeff Gordon race together trying to get to the front. They were running in the top 10 at the time.
Rusty Wallace started last but he worked his way to the front running 14-th at this point of the race.
Then Martin ran into trouble. the left rear tire on his car went flat sending him to the pits. He would go 2 laps down after leading 70 of the first 85 laps.
Jeff Burton led the race but after 100 laps the caution came out because of a drizzle over the track it happened again on lap 124.
Ted Musgrave, who had a fast car all day, took the lead on the restart with 41 laps to go.
Wally Dallenbach's car stalled bringing out the caution on lap 163.
Martin took the lead passing Jeff Gordon with 31 laps to go and he cruises to victory coming from two laps down because of a flat tire.
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((MARK MARTIN/DEVILBISS 400 WINNER: ))
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Gordon was second, Musgrave third, Ernie Irvan fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth. Jeff Burton finished 8-th. That's it for sports. Have a great Day everybody.


S-Cavaliers


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The Cavaliers of Lord Botetourt will open the season with a new head coach and a new look.
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SUPER=03-Daleville; :


Tony Hart, an assistant for four years at the school, is the new head coach.
Botetourt won 8 games last year but lost running back Wesley Cox and Quarterback Seth Myers to graduation And Hart says the team is not thinking about rebuilding but carrying on what happened last year.
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((TONY HART/BOTETOURT HEAD COACH: ))
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OUT Q= ......TO STEP UP."
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That step up will be new to most of the players. Hart has made a few minor changes on the Offensive side of the ball.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


The New England Patriots won an N-F-L exhibition game this afternoon beating Denver 31 to 21.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/NBC SPORTS; :


The Patriots were home for the exhibition game.
Quarterback Drew Bledsoe goes to the air and hooks up with Ben coates on the one yard touchdown strike and the Patriots took a 7 to nothing lead.
Former Virginia Linebacker Chris SUPER=30-New England/31/Denver/21/;Slade

led the Patriot defense. In the second quarter he recovers this fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and New England wins it 31 to 21.
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Horse-Race


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One of Italy's wildest horse races lived up to it's reputation today.
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SUPER=03-Siena, Italy;


After four false starts the Palio finally got under way.
The wild ride dates back to medieval times, pitting bare-back riders against each other as they run through the town center.
Amazingly, only one horse was injured in this years race.
Animal rights organizations condemn the race, calling it a pointless, dangerous event.
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