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Next on News 7-
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The latest on the death of Diana- including pictures of Diana and Dodi in the moments before the fatal crash.
Some dog owners in Roanoke county fight to keep more than two pooches without a permit.
Plus a recall of some baby swings that could be dangerous-
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A recall of some infant swings-
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The Century products Lil' napper- could be dangerous. Three children have died from strangulation.
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Dog owners came out in Roanoke County tonight-
They're fighting to get the right to own more than 2 dogs without a permit.
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Dale Earnhardt showed up at the Virgnia Horse center tonight for a fundraiser.
Fans have been worried after he dropped out of Sunday's race and spent the night in the hospital.
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Robin says fall like temperatures are on the way.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Diana


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anchor tag!!!!!!!!!
A British Based Arabic newspaper is now reporting that Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed had decided to get married.
Also new tonight- the seven photographers arrested after the fatal crash are out of jail-
But as Vicki Mabrey reports, they are one step closer to being charged with involuntary manslaughter.
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((At the courthouse today, a judge ordered an investigation into what role the paparazzi may have played in causing the fatal crash. Two photographers are barred from working as journalists while the case is pending. Attorneys say their clients are being made scapegoats. CHRISTOPHE VOITURIEZ/ ATTORNEY FOR PHOTOGRAPHER - WE DO HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ACCIDENT, A VERY SPECIAL PERSON IN THE ACCIDENT AND WE DO VERY SIMPLY THINK IT WILL NEVER TAKE PLACE WITH THIS KIND OF CHARGES IF THIS ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE FOR ANYBODY ELSE.
VICKI MABREY/REPORTER: ONE ATTORNEY DESCRIBED IT AS A WITH HUNT? ATTORNEY: EXACTLY. THAT'S A GOOD DEFINITION.
But some witnesses say the paparazzi swarmed the black armored mercedes just before the accident. Another report claims that as the car sped through the tunnel the driver changed lanes to pass a slower moving vehicle... in the process and hitting a concrete center pillar, flipping across two lanes and slamming into the opposite wall.
But the main target of the probe remains the driver Henri Paul. A security official at the Ritz Hotel. Dodi Al Fayad seen here with princess Diana in the last pictures taken of them alive, allegedly pressed Paul into service - calling him to come in from his home after the couple dined at the hotel that night. Photographers claim Paul taunted them saying "you won't catch us tonight."))
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And today French media reports that a second toxicology test shows Paul's alcohol level may have been closer to four times France's legal limit. Police initially said it was three times higher.

Clooney


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The anger over the paparazzi is running high in Hollywood.
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Television and film star George Clooney -is attacking the tabloid press and the editor of the National Enquirer in particular.
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((GEORGE CLOONEY/ACTOR: : THE PRINCESS OF WALES IS DEAD AND YOU HAVE GONE ON TELEVISION, AND YOU HAVE WASHED YOUR HANDS AND HAVE PLACED BLAME AND YOU HAVE DEFLECTED RESPONSIBILITY. I WONDER HOW YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.))
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Clooney has been running a boycott of T-V shows like Hard Copy and Entertainment Tonight claiming their camera crews are just too pushy.
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Tabloids


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Two supermarkets says they might pull tabloids from their shelves.
The Winn Dixie chain and Thriftway supermarkets will not sell any magazine showing pictures of the crash victims.
One Washington and Lee journalism professor says the public should be careful about confusing paparazzi photographers with journalists.
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((LOUIS HODGES/JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PUBLIC ALMOST NEVER MAKES THE DISTINCTION. IT IS JOURNALIST THAT ARE BLAMED FOR THE MISCONDUCT OF JOURNALIST MANAGERS, PEOPLE WHO OWN THE STATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO MANAGE FROM THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT. SO YES PEOPLE IN JOURNALISM WILL BE CRITICIZED, I THINK WRONGLY.))
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Hodges says it would be impossible to legally restrict the paparazzi without hurting the mainstream press in the process.

Morris


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TAPE#97-59
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A Danville civil rights leader is taking on the police chief in a war of words.
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Reverend Thomas Motley leads a civil rights group called Christians Policing against Corruption.
He's calling for Police Chief Neal Morris to resign
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after an officer shot and killed an alleged shoplifter in a scuffle last week.
The officer was white, the suspect was black.
Police chief Neal Morris points out Motley has been twice convicted on drug charges himself.
He says Motley should wait for the results of the state police investigation into the shooting.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I CAN UNDERSTAND A CONVICTED FELON AND ADMITTED LIAR THAT WOULD CALL FOR A POLICE CHIEF TO RESIGN THAT DOESN'T KNUCKLE DOWN AND RUN WHEN HE SEES HIM COMING, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO BOW TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
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Reverend Motley says bringing up past charges only increases his desire to fight.

Swing-Recall


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A popular infant swing set could be dangerous-
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125-thousand swings sold by the Century Products Company are being recalled.
The swings were sold under the brand name "Lil' Napper".
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((KATHLEEN BEGALA/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMM: THE PROBLEM IS THE HARNESS STRAPS. THE CHILD CAN BECOME ENTANGLED IN THE STRAPS IF THE BUCKLE IS UNBUCKLED OR THE STRAPS ARE LOOSE.))
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The C-P-S-C says three babies died- after being strangled.
The company says the swings should not be used until the seat pad and restraint straps are replaced.
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TAKE Pinnacle page
Century products is providing free repair kits- You can call 1-800 231-1448 to get one.

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A Miami post office becomes the scene of a shooting. We'll have that story next,
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And we'll see what's being done as Bedford starts its school year overcrowded and on a tight budget.
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dog-law


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TAPE#97-60
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A little known Roanoke County ordinance is making law breakers out of some unsuspecting pet owners.
But that could be fixed soon as the county's planning commission recommends taking the teeth out of the law.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=01-Cathy Bane/Dog Owner;
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(( Tim Bane has a court date Tuesday morning-- he's charged with violating a County law that says if you have more than two dogs on your property, you're running a kennel.
And to qualify for the kennel permit you need at least one acre of land.
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((CATHY BANE: IT'S NOT POSTED AT THE VET, THE KENNELS, THEY OCCASIONALLY RUN IT ON THE GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL.))
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The Bane's didn't even know about the law, until a neighbor called the police in July...saying the dogs were being noisy.
An Animal control officer showed up the next day-- and gave Tim Bane a summons to appear in court.
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((TIM BANE: WE'RE THINKING POSITIVELY WE'RE PRAYING EVERY NIGHT, WE HAVE BEEN EVERY NIGHT SINCE JULY 8, THAT SOMEHOW, SOME WAY, WE'LL FIND A WAY TO KEEP OUR DOGS.))
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The Board of Supervisors has since voted 5-0 to raise the limit to Three dogs, which would allow the Banes to keep Chipper, Bubba, and Frisco.
Tonight, the County Planning commission heard public input.
And another 3 dog owner agreed.
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((GREG REESE: WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF GETTING RID OF ANY OF OUR 3 DAY IF WE HAVE TO MOVE OUT OT THE COUNTY, WE'LL DO THAT. ))
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But one citizen says the BARK is worse than the bite.
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((HORACE MCPHERSON: THEY WANT MORE DOGS-- THAT'S GOING TO COME MORE BARKING, MORE NUISANCE.))
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The Commission eventually agreed...
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Which makes the Banes wag their collective tail.
But nothing's final until the Supervisors vote again on September 23rd.
And Tim still faces the judge in the morning.
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((WELL I HOPE IT DOESN'T COME TO THAT POINT WHEN HE CALLS ME AND SAYS I'M IN JAIL--I'M HOPING THAT THE JUDGE IS IN FAVOR OF THE MOVE ALSO. ))
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And Tim vows... he won't roll over and play dead.
Andrew Frieden, News 7, Roanoke County.

Postal-Shooting


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A terrifying scene at a South Miami Beach post office-
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Police say a post office worker shot his wife and another woman-
The gunmen then took off and fatally shot himself outside.
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((ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYONE IN THE POST OFFICE STARTED SCREAMING AND GOING HE'S GOT A GUN! HE'S GOT A GUN! GET OUT OF HERE. RUN! RUN!))
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The postal worker was a counter clerk with 41 years experience.
Both women remain in critical condition.
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Education-Board


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Many of Virginia's children returned to class today with standards they're required to reach.
The State Board of Education says it will NOT delay a Thursday vote on the standards the schools must meet.
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That's after another tense meeting with a legislative Commission on the Future of Public Education.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.: NOT ONLY DID WE NOT GET THE DELAY, BUT WE REALLY GOT NO AGREEMENT TO OUR REQUEST TO APPOINT A WORKING COMMITTEE.))
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((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: WE DO PLAY BALL. WE CONFER A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF THE TIME. WE'VE HAD 20 PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THESE SOAs OVER THE PERIOD OF OVER A YEAR.))
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The board says it will still vote Thursday on the new standards.
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They give schools ten years to get 70-percent of their students passing statewide tests... or they lose the state seal of approval.
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((CHERIE YECKE/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: YEAH I THINK THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE THAT WE'RE NOT EXPECTING THESE CHANGES TO COME OVERNIGHT.))
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((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: THE REALITIES OF THE WORLD ARE NOT CHILDREN THAT GO HOME TO TWO-PARENT FAMILIES THAT HAVE COMPUTERS, HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, AND HAVE PARENTS THAT CAN HELP THEM. THAT IS NOT THE REALITY THAT WE HAVE HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
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Governor George Allen is expected to announce tomorrow what a spokesman calls "significant" new funding to help schools that don't make the grade under the new S-O-As.

Two-Bedford


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Funding is a big concern for at least one local school system.
With some of its schools overcrowded and in need of renovation, Bedford County spends less on its students than any other system in the state.
That fact has many educators concerned about what the new school year will hold. TAKE FULLSCREEN "G IS FOR GROWTH"
In part two of his series "G Is For Growth", Steve Smallshaw tells us Bedford is trying to make the best of a difficult situation.
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Bedford County children may be excited about the new school year... but administrators and county officials are more hesitant.. wondering if THIS is the year the financially- troubled school system starts to turn things around.
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((ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: IT WILL BE KIND OF A BENCHMARK. AND THEN THINGS CAN GROW AND GET BETTER FROM HERE.))
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After years of school budget shortfalls, the county has implemented a new centralized accounting system.
From now on when the school division wants to spend money, the request has to be approved by county administration, and the funds are immediately earmarked and can't be spent on anything else.
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((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE TRENDS DEVELOPING SOONER AND BE ABLE TO REPORT ANY POTENTIAL PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY BECOME PROBLEMS AND BRING ACTION TO ADDRESS THEM SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS, WE'LL BE ABLE TO CUT 'EM OFF AT THE PASS.))
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Even with every penny accounted for, Bedford still spends less per student than any other school division in Virginia.. fifteen hundred dollars BELOW the state average.
Administrators say that number is misleading, because it doesn't take into account money spent building new schools and renovating old ones.
Still, the teachers who pay for supplies out of their own pockets are getting tired of the lack of support.
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((JAMES FIELDS/TEACHER: IT DEPENDS ON WHERE IN THE COUNTY YOU ARE. SOME OF THE SCHOOLS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE VERY SUPPORTIVE PTA'S THAT PROVIDE A LOT OF EXTRA FUNDING AND SOME AREN'T. THE INEQUALITY THERE PROVIDES FOR A LOT OF ANIMOSITY.))
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To help every school cover expenses this year, parents are paying a 25 dollar per child materials fee.
Students will still have to attend classes in trailers...and much-needed renovation projects linger on.
But administrators say things can only get better.
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((JOHN KENT/BEDFORD CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE WILL HAVE SOME UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS IN TERMS OF NUMBERS OF STUDENTS BUT IT'S TOLERABLE IF YOU HAVE A GOAL, A REALISTIC GOAL AND SUPPORT FOR THAT GOAL IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.))
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The goal is to alleviate overcrowding in the Forest and Stewartsville areas by adding three new elementary schools by the year 2000.
How the county will try to pay for them is a question we'll answer in part three of our series tomorrow.
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
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Still to come on our broadcast, vandals apparently hit Roanoke's Mill Mountain Star.
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And good news for a local Army reserve unit, they're coming home after nine months overseas.
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Terp


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A man running for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has a proposal he says can save upwards of one million dollars a year.
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Don Terp says the county can save money by changing the frequency of home appraisals to every three years instead of every year, and having outside appraisers do the work.
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((DON TERP/I-BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CAND.: THERE'S A LOT OF PLUSES TO THIS. ONE IS THAT YOU HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PERSON DOING IT, WHO'S PROFESSIONAL, WHO'S GOING TO DO IT IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER. ))
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Terp says this is how it's done in surrounding counties.
His opponent- Hollins supervisor Bob Johnson, disagrees.
Johnson says Terp's idea is actually contrary to the way appraising is done everywhere else.
The 12-year incumbent calls the proposal election day rhetoric and says Terp is a candidate in search of an issue.

Vandalism


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-57
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City officials aren't sure what happened to the sign at the newly renovated Mill Mountain Star.
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The cast iron sign detailing the history of the Star is broken off at the base.
City workers at the park said it had been vandalized, but city officials say it might have been broken by contractors renovating the star.
Other parts of the park have suffered damage... a new sign by the walkway was broken.
And someone picked up a picnic table and threw it off the new overlook.
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S-Score


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Jim Miller, the former Steelers quarterback, who started the season opener for PIttsburgh last year, only to land in Bill Cowher's dog house and eventually be released this summer, has signed with the Jaguars.
The one year deal gives the Jags insurance while Mark Brunell and Rob Johnson get well.
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S-Dale


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Rick Mast's charity benefit for the Rockbridge Free Clinic was a big hit last night.
Steve Mason says, while the purpose was raising money for medical services, the prognosis of featured guest Dale Earnhardt was on many fan's minds.
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S-Braves


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The Atlanta Braves did a number on the Tigers last night thanks to Denny Neagle.
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Neagle, who is the front runner to win the Cy Young award this season, got in the hunt for the batting crown last night as he went 2 for 3 with a sacrifice and this solo homer to right center field.
He was also the man on the mound - SUPER=35-Detroit/0/Atlanta/5/Neagle Now

19 & 3; tossing a four hit shutout.
He is now 19-and-3 on the season. The Braves win 5-to-0.
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S-Bruce


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
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Former Virginia Tech All-American Bruce Smith spent a sobering day in court in Virginia Beach today as he was convicted on a drunken driving charge.
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Bruce was given a 30 day suspended jail term and fined $250 dollars.
The judge also suspended his license for a one year and 90 days.
Three months of that suspension come from his refusal to take a breath test.
Smith was arrested on July 27th after police found him slumped over the wheel of his car.
His attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.
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S-Nate


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WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!
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SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00

Much better news tonight for Cowboys' lineman Nate Newton.
Newton's ex-girlfriend had claimed that Nate attacked her back in June.
But today a Dallas grand jury declined to indict the lineman on sexual assault charges.
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S-Packers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
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The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers opened the season with 38 to 24 win over the Bears, in an outing that was costly for both teams.
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The Packers lost defensive back Craig Newsome for the season after the cornerback tore a knee ligament.
The Packers also lost all-pro tight end Mark Chmura for 4 to 6 weeks with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Bears linebacker Bryan Cox who received two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for arguing with the refs last night was fined $10 thousand dollars by the Bears today for the outburst.
The NFL could also fine him additional cash.
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S-Allen


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WRITER=Mike
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Sunday Night; :00


The Skins will be without Terry Allen when they take on the Steelers Sunday.
Allen rushed for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns Sunday night in the Skins win over the Panthers but he broke one of his thumbs in the process.
Trainer Bubba Tyer says the thumb is in a cast, and Allen is out for at least one week.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight I'll another boxing match featuring a couple of oldies but goodies.
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Plus, another one bites the dust at US Open.
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S-Seles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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GRAPHIC=US OPEN TENNIS


The U.S. Open upsets continued today as the number two seeds had a rough afternoon.
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Second seeded Monica Seles was knocked out of the few matches earlier then she would have liked.
Seles was beaten by Romania's Irina Spirlea (SPUR-LAY-UH)6-7, 7-6 and 6-3.
After two tough opening sets Spirlea broke Seles serve twice in the final set to reach the quarterfinals.
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SS=HOLD LOGO


The men's number two seed, Michael Chang had to come from behind to beat Cedric Pioline 6-3, love-6, 5-7, 7-5 and 6-1.
CBS will have expanded coverage of today's action after David Letterman.

S-Box


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WRITER=Mike
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And finally tonight, more proof that we are not getting older, just dumber.
A boxing promoter says he working on arranging the fourth meeting between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Duran is 46, while Leonard is the spring chicken at 41.
There first three fights including the now infamous "No Mas" fight in 1980 are classics.

Salem-Reserves


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-33
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An Army Reserve unit from Salem is on its way home, after helping with the U-S operation in Bosnia.
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Members of the 21-74th U.S. Army Garrison left the Roanoke Valley nine months ago for Germany.
The unit set up a staging area for soldiers and civilians on their way to and from Bosnia.
The group should arrive in Fort Benning, Georgia sometime late tonight.
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