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Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
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An emotionally exhausting day comes to an end for mourners in Britain and across the world
American troops stationed in Bosnia return to the Roanoke Valley
And Paula Jones rejects a settlement offer... and her lawyers...
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Diana


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People around the world joined the British in bidding a final farewell to Princess Diana today.
In a somber but moving ceremony, friends, families, and well-wishers remembered the princess at her funeral and private burial.
Among the many who spoke at the funeral, was Diana's brother who delivered a stinging attack at the royal family and the media.
Tributes to Diana also included a new version of the song "Candle In the Wind" by Elton John.
There are also reports that Diana was laid to rest with a rosary given to her by Mother Teresa shortly before the nun's death Friday.
She was also apparently buried in a black dress
Liz Mullen is standing by now live from London with more.
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Diana-Books


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The British were not the only ones expressing their sadness over the loss of Princess Diana.
Here in Southwest Virginia, people were also mourning the loss.
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Sympathy books donated by Oakey's Funeral Home have been on display at Roanoke's Main Library.
People from all over Virginia and surrounding states filled 10 books and left cards and flowers.
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((MORGAN HAGLER: I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE SHE KIND OF ADDRESSED NEEDS THERE WAS A NEED TO BE DONE. SHE JUST DIDN'T WORK ON THINGS THAT AFFECTED ENGLAND.))
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On Monday, Hagler will mail the books to the British Consulate in Washington, D.C.

Webwatch


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Millions around the world are participating in Princess Diana's funeral thanks to the Internet.
And, your Social Security information may soon be back on the web again.
More on that in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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The funeral is over, but the on-line tributes to Princess Diana continue.
Visitors to the official royal website are greeted by a full length portrait of Diana.
The site contains the complete order of the funeral service, including the text of the prayers and songs offered in her memory.
The message from the queen is also posted here.
And you can sign the on-line condolence book.

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Elton John's performance of his special "Candle in the Wind", and a tribute to Diana by her brother, Earl Spencer can be replayed on RealVideo and Audio on the BBC website.
The site is also collecting sympathy messages.

In other news, the Social Security Administration says it will resume on-line benifit information later this year.
An effort to provide the information in March was suspended because of security concerns.
The new site will require more personal information, like your state of birth, and mother's maiden name, to prevent unauthorized access.

To visit these sites, click on the WebWatch page on the WDBJ web site, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

Mother-Teresa


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Mother Teresa was remembered today by Pope John Paul the second.
In a message he gave today to the nun's order, he thanked God for her life.
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The Pope said she made "life's wounded experience the tenderness of God."
Mother Teresa died yesterday of cardiac arrest in Calcutta.
The Pope also held a private mass in Rome in honor of Mother Teresa and later addressed thousands of handicapped and ill people attending a ceremony in Marino, Italy.
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India's prime minister ordered a state funeral for Mother Teresa.
And, the Albanian government also announced today that there would be three days of mourning for the nun, whose parents were Albanian.



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Salem-Reserves


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Some American troops who served in Bosnia returned home today to the Roanoke Valley.
As Denise Allen reports, the soldiers were relieved that their eight month stay in the war-torn country was over.
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(( When Robin Young left the Roanoke Valley for Bosnia, in January, she had never been outside of Virginia.
Now she's traveled to Italy, France and England.
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But it was also the unfamiliar cultures and different languages that created the biggest challenges.
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((ROBIN: MAINLY JUST TRYING TO ADAPT. I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE. I HAD TO LEARN TO SPEAK GERMAN, TO GET ALONG WITH OTHER GERMANS. IT WAS HARD; THE LANGUAGE BARRIER.))
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When Robin left the U.S. back in January it was the unknown that worried her parents the most.
So in June they traveled to Bosnia to check on Robin.
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But the base was a familiar site for Dalton Young.
A former military man, he is proud of his daughter's work.
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Robin says she's happy she was able to serve her country, but she's even happier to be home.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Jones-lawyer


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Attorneys for Paula Jones are urging her to accept President Clinton's offer to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit--this according to published reports.
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see file tape info on last script
The settlement includes 700-thousand dollars and a vague apology from Clinton for any damage done to her reputation.
The Times says the lawyers sent Jones two letters, one of which described the terms as ``a total victory'' for her.
A spokeswoman for Jones says the relationship between Jones and her attorneys has broken down over whether she should settle.
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Sources say Joseph Cammarata and Gil Davis have already prepared their motion to withdraw from the case.
They plan to file it in a Little Rock, Arkansas, court Monday.

Clinton-Portrait


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President Clinton is the man without a face in Arkansas tonight.
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A portrait of the President is missing from the state Capitol in Little Rock.
Arkansas's secretary of state says the painting was in its place Thursday night, but gone on Friday morning.
Local police and the F-B-I are investigating.
The portrait was on loan to the capitol, awaiting the construction of the planned Clinton library.
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Mir


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A six-hour space walk ended in disappointment for the Mir crew.
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American astronaut Michael Foale and a Russian Cosmonaut were unable to find holes in the station caused by a collision with a cargo ship in June.
They'll try again with another spacewalk in October.
Astronauts from a U.S. shuttle will also try to find the damage during a space walk later this month.
The shuttle will lift off September 25th, carrying repair equipment, and Foale's replacement, astronaut David Wolf.
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Housing


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TAP or Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke is making some changes these days to boost development of low-income housing.
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TAP Deputy Director Alvin Nash has resigned to take over as president of the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation.
Nash has been in charge of housing programs for TAP. But now he'll work on the issue full time, as president of a separate agency.
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TAP director Ted Edlich announced that Cleo Sims will be taking Nash's place as deputy director.
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Heart-Walk


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The American Heart Association needs a few volunteers to help out with its annual Heart Walk by hitting the pavement.
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This year's walk will be held September 13th at the Salem Avalanche Baseball Field--
It all begins at 9 a.m.
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The organization hopes to raise 75-thousand dollars with the Heart Walk-- a 25-thousand dollar increase over last year's event.
Franklin County is also hosting a walk next Saturday at the high school football field-- also to benefit the Heart Association.

Erica-preps


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Hurricane Erika will pass parallel to the island of Puerto Rico in a few hours.
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Hurricane watchers say the island will be spared the full fury of the storm, but many residents aren't taking chances.
Grocery stores were packed overnight and into this morning as people stocked up on water and supplies.
Others boarded up windows, but many said their main concern is flooding from the heavy rains.
Some American tourists say they're worried they might be stranded on the island after the storm hits.
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S-Rush


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The Roanoke Rush was back in action tonight at Victory Stadium taking on the Charlotte Stampede.
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Former Tech star Jerome Preston ready for tonights game against Charlotte.
On the second play of the game quarterback Shane Nalepa rolls left tucks it in and runs back to the right and scores from 53 yards out to make it 7 to nothing Rush.
Then later in the game Nalepa hands off to Marty Butler and he takes it over the right side for the touchdown and the Rush led the Stampede 17 to nothing.
Roanoke would add another touchdown SUPER=34-Roanoke/24/Charlotte/0/;in

the first half Nalepa throwing this pass and the receiver dives into the end zone for the score and Roanoke wins it 24 to nothing.
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S-VMI


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The Keydets of V-M-I opened their season on the road at Wofford this afternoon.
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Ted Cain and his staff making their debut.
V-M-I led 3 to nothing on a field goal then the defense makes the big play Andre Thornton intercepts this Wofford pass and returns it 55 yards for the score to make it 10 to nothing in the second quarter.
But the Terriers cranked it up Brian Davis rolls out on the option and keeps the ball capping a 5 play 46 yard drive to make it 10 to 7 V-M-I.
The Wofford defense made a big play before the half Jason Rowe intercepts this Al Lester pass and returns it 25 yards diving into the end zone to make ot 15 to 10.
Wofford added another score to open SUPER=36-Wofford/23/VMI/13/;up the

third quarter on this 5 yard run up the middle and the Terriers beat The Keydets of V-M-I 23 to 13.
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S-Ferrum


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Ferrum opened its football season this afternoon against Nationally ranked Wesley.
And the Wolverines beat the Panthers 23 to nothing.
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((Ferrum came into its first home game of the season and touched their spirit rock for a little luck against the Wolverines.
But Wesley wouldn't need any luck on its first possession as Paul Sindeisen hooks up with TaCarley Jones on this pass and he scores from 61 yards out to make it 7 to nothing Wesley.
The Wolverines would strike again with just over a minute left in the first half Brandon Steinhein would carry the ball in for the six yard touchdown to make it 13 to nothing at the half.
Ferrum would get a break early in the third quarter when the Wolverines fumbled the ball and John Brest recovers the ball on the 34 yard line but Ferrum failed to turn the turnover into points.
Wesley would add one more touchdown in the fourth quarter as Forley Gundy goes 42 yards for the score and the Wolverines win it 23 to zip.)) ((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH: ))
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S-Others


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North Carolina started slow but the 7-th ranked Tar Heels rallied in the second half to beat Indiana 23 to 6.
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The Hoosiers looking for the upset against Carolina.
Trailing 3 to nothing the Tar Heels capped a drive when Jonathan Lester takes it in from the one yard line to make it 7 to 3 at the half.
North Carolina went to the air in the second half Chris Keldorf hooks up with Octavis Barnes on this 26 yard touchdown pass play to make it 17 to 3 Carolina in the third.
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Carolina/23/Indiana/6/;goes up top again hitting Alge Crumpler over the middle he bangs his way in for the 17 yard touchdown and the Tar Heels beat Indiana 23 to 6.
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S-College


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Top Ranked Penn State and Tennessee won this afternoon. For the rest of the scores lets check the boards.
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S-Catholic


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Roanoke Catholic is off to a good start this season. The Celtics beat Shawsville this afternoon at Victory Stadium 28 to 20 to up their record to 2 and 0.
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A beautiful day for football at the Stadium this afternoon.
Shawsville fell behind 20 to 7 but just before the half quarterback Josh Hatfield drops back and hits Bryan Caswell on the touchdown pass to make it 20 to 14 Celtics at the half.
Catholic quarterback Joe Buchy was SUPER=36-Roanoke

Catholic/28/Shawsville/20/; injured but tight end Terron Reed took over capping a long drive when he bulled his way over from the one and the Celtics beat Shawsville 28 to 20.
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S-Race


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The Winston Cup Drivers took on the Richmond International Raceway tonight in the Exide Batteries 400.
And Dale Jarrett wins the race for his fifth victory in 1997.
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Dale Earnhardt was back in the race car and running in the middle of the action with Jeff Gordon on his side.
Bill Elliott, Who started on the pole, fell back and he was out of the top 10 with 333 laps to go.
Bobby Hamilton had control of the race and he was the leader after 72 laps completed.
But South Boston's Jeff Burton had the strong car and he was almost 2 second ahead of the field and leading the race before green flag pit stops.
Ernie Irvan was working to the front but he had a flat tire on the right side of his car and had to go to the pits.
After a spin early in the race Rusty Wallace was back and in second place just before the scheduled pit stops.
While most of the cars pitted Joe Nemechek stayed on the track and he led for several laps.
Dale Jarrett passed Jeff Burton with 39 laps to go and he holds on to win the Exide Battery 400, his second short track win in a row.
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Jeff Gordon was third, Geoff Bodine fourth and Rusty Wallace fifth.

S-Orioles


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The Baltimore Orioles have a 9 and a half game lead on the New York Yankees in the American League East after beating New York today 4 to 1.
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Some fans honoring Oriole third Baseman Cal Ripken.
Baltimore got on the board in the second Gerinomo Berroa gets all of this pitch sending it into the left field stands for a solo homer and the Orioles took the 1 to nothing lead.
The Orioles scored again in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/New York/1/;second

Brady anderson hits the fly ball to left center field scoring Harold Banes to make it 2 to nothing Baltimore and the Orioles beat the Yankees 4 to 1.
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Meantime, The Lynchburg Hillcats beat Kinston tonight 3 to 2 and the Hilcatts are the Carolina League Champions.

S-Open


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Who would have predicted the men's final at the U-S Open. 13-th seeded Patrick Rafter will meet unseeded Greg Rusedski.
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The weather was pleasant for today's action at the stadium.
Rafter, Who is from Australia pulled off a big upset this afternoon. He beat second seeded Michael Chang in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
Rusedski had a little tougher time it took him five sets to beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Rusedski will play in his first grand slam final on his 24-th birthday.
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The Women's finals will put top seeded Martina Hingis against Venus Williams. And both matches can be seen here on your Hometown Station beginning at 2.

Russian-Capitol


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The Russian capitol reaches a milestone today as it celebrates its 850th birthday.
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Millions of people crowded downtown, colorfully dressed and singing songs in honor of the occassion.
A reconstructed cathedral was officially opened in honor of the occassion.
The Cathedral of Christ was originally built as a monument in 1812 in recognition of the country's defeat of Napoleon.
The new one is almost an exact copy of the original which took 46 years to build.
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The weekend celebration of the founding of Moscow concludes tomorrow with a performance by Luciano Pavarotti on Red Square.

Blues-Jazz


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Hundreds of people mobbed downtown Roanoke earlier today for the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
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Performing groups included Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters and jazz singer Nnenna Freelon.
Along with the smooth sounds, festival-goers also got a taste of the some of the best cuisine in central and western Virginia from about 30 restaurants.
There are plans underway already to expand the event for next year into a two-day show attracting more nationally recognized artists. (----------------)