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Coming up on News 7-
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More than a third of workers at Giles County's largest employer may be out of jobs-
A car smashes into a daycare center- injuring children.
Plus we'll clear up a rumor about Gerber products.
And Comedian Red Skelton passes away.
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News 7 is coming your way next.

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Good Evening.
Chaos at a Texas daycare center,
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An unmanned car smashes into the building injuring six children- one critically.
The car slipped out of gear during repairs and took off.
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Giles County's largest employer may be phasing out more than a third of it's employees.
The Celco plant is on the verge of a large scale reorganization.
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And a classic funny man from Vaudeville to movies passed away this morning.
Red Skelton died at the age of 84.
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Join us for all the latest on News 7 at eleven.


Celco


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More than a third of the jobs at Giles County's largest employer may be in jeopardy.
Len Besthoff reports.
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(( The communities in the Narrows area that depend on the Celco plant for jobs are walking on eggshells these days.
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((DONALD RICHARDSON/NARROWS MAYOR: THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EMPLOYERS I GUESS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ANYWHERE FROM BLACKSBURG BACK TO THE WEST VIRGINIA LINE.))
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The company, which employs 13- hundred hourly people, is on the verge of a large scale reorganization it calls "Renewal".
It basically involves automating certain parts of the plant, which makes material for cigarette filters and yarn for synthetic clothes.
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SOT tape one 03:15:15
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((ANDY MCKINNEY/CELCO EMPLOYEE: WHAT THE COMPANY IS SAYING IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF RENEWAL TO PRODUCE WHAT WE'RE PRODUCING AT A LOWER COST.))
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Celco says the program could impact 500 hourly employees, but calls the number a ballpark figure.
It adds that people with positions that get phased out would have job security at least through the year 2000.
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((ROY MONTGOMERY/UNITE LOCAL 2024 MEMBER: THE UNION DEFINITELY UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE MUST BE CHANGE WE UNDERSTAND THIS AND WE'RE WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH THIS IN CERTAIN AREAS AS LONG AS THE RULES ARE APPLIED BUT THEY WANT US TO GO OUTSIDE OUR CONTRACT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT.))
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((The union now must vote on this proposal. And if it turns it down, the company says it will proceed with this program anyway, without any provisions for job security. Len Besthoff, News7, Giles County.))
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Tobacco


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Cigarettes could go up by a dollar fifty a pack-
It's just one change President Clinton wants in that landmark tobacco settlement.
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The President says a price increase will cut down on teen smoking.
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((TO ME THIS IS NOT ABOUT MONEY IT'S NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY WE CAN EXTRACT FROM THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY. IT IS ABOUT FULFILLING OUR DUTIES AS PARENTS.))
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President Clinton says he is not rejecting the deal made by the Attorneys general but instead he's BUILDING on it.
Lawmakers say his changes complicate the global package.
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((MOST PEOPLE COMPUTED ABOUT 60 CENTS HE SAID HE WANTS ONE DOLLAR AND HALF, BUT HE DIDN'T DESCRIBE HOW THAT'S A BIG DEAL.))
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Local-Tobacco


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People who make their living from tobacco aren't happy with the proposed price increase.
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Some say it will hurt tobacco growers and their communities.
Others say merchants are already doing their part to stop teen smoking and high prices won't work.
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((JEFF RUSSELL/THE TOBACCO COMPANY;IT'LL DO NOTHING BUT INCREASE THE RATE OF CRIME TO GET CIGARETTES FOR WHOEVER NEEDS THEM
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HARRY LEA/WAREHOUSE OWNER; THE TOBACCO FOLKS OUGHT TO SHUT THE WHOLE INDUSTRY DOWN AND SAY WE'RE GOING ON STRIKE AND WE'RE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND NOT DO ANYTHING UNTIL PEOPLE COME TO THEIR SENSES AND SEE THAT TOBACCO IS NOT THE GREATEST SOCIAL IN THE UNITED STATES. ))
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The President's stance on the settlement means congress won't act on any tobacco legislation this year.

Murphy-Execution


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Admitted Hitman Mario Benjamin Murphy was executed tonight- despite pressure to spare his life.
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The Mexican citizen was put to death by lethal injection at 9:09 tonight.
Murphy laughed and said he forgave his executioners as he drifted off.
Murphy took part in a murder for hire scheme in Virginia Beach in 1989.
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But Virginia Beach authorities apparently didn't realize he was a Mexican citizen, and did NOT notify the Mexican consulate of his arrest.
That's in violation of an international treaty--
The mexican government and even the Southern Baptist Convention missionaries pleaded for Murphy's life.

Sheppard


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His life story inspired the TV series the "Fugitive."
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Today the body of Sam Sheppard was exhumed from a grave in Columbus. Doctors took fifty samples of bone hair and skin. It's part of his son's lawsuit to have Sheppard declared innocent for the 1954 killing of his wife, Marilyn.
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((SAM REESE SHEPARD/ SHEPARD'S SON: ALL OUR FAMILY WANTED FROM THE BEGINING IS THE TRUTH. WE ARE STILL BEING DENIED THE TRUTH BY THE STATE, BY THE COUNTY. ))
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Sheppard's son is suing for 2 million dollars for his father's wrongful imprisonment.
Sheppard was convicted of the death, but then acquitted in a second trial.
He always claimed an intruder killed his wife.
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Daycare


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A car smashed into a daycare center in Texas-
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SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;

injuring at least six children- one critically.
No one was driving the car-
It appears someone was working on it when it slipped out of gear and took off- crashing through a plate glass window.
The sports car ended up in the building, going through a play area and stopping in a room where toddlers are watched.
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Still to come on the newscast, local mothers band together to help keep their children off drugs.
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and parents are warned about a possible scam that claims a baby food company is sending money to its customers.
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Diana


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A possible new lead in the car crash that killed Princess Diana.
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Paris police are investigating the possibility that a second car may have been involved.
Investigators are testing bits of another car's glass, possible a Fiat, found at the crash site.
They're also examining traces of another car's paint on the Mercedes.
But investigators say the glass and paint could have come from other incidents.
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Military


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The secretary of defense is grounding all U-S military training flights for 24 hours-
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That after four crashes in just five days.
The latest crash came last night near Atlantic City where two F-16's collided.
One jet made it back to land-
Two crewmen on the other jet ejected- landing in the ocean.
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((THE ALARM WAS GOING ON MIDAIR COLLISION OF A MILITARY AIRCRAFT APPROXIMATELY THIRTY MILES FROM THE EAST OF ATLANTIC CITY AND WE JUMPED.))
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The Coast Guard pulled the pilots to safety.
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VMI


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Virginia Military Institute and its lawyers have had it with the U-S Justice Department trying to dictate HOW women should be incorporated into the corps of cadets.
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Government lawyers have demanded specifics of a recent incident that resulted in the suspension of a female cadet.
V-M-I says it's none of their business... despite the fact that the Institute became co-ed just one month ago thanks to the intervention of those government lawyers.
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((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK IT'S THEIR OBLIGATION TO WATCH VERY CAREFULLY WHAT WE ARE DOING. BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO THEIR OBLIGATION- -ABSENCE ANY EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY- -TO ALLOW US TO CARRY ON OUR OWN AFFAIRS WITH NOTHING MORE THAN CAREFUL OVERSIGHT.))
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Bunting predicts there will be 22 or 23 women left in the freshman class by year's end and he says that's still enough to make it work.
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Vinton-Moms


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A group of parents is taking matters into their own hands when it comes to teenagers and drug abuse.
They're making sure they know how to spot the warning signs of drug use.
Stacey Martin has more.
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((
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((DUSTIN BAILEY/TEENAGER: THEY SAY WEED IS NOT ADDICTIVE BUT IT REALLY IS HARD TO COME DOWN OFF OF IT.))
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Dustin is speaking from experience. He used to smoke marijuana and has been clean now for almost two and a half months.
Where did he and other teens buy drugs locally? What drugs are they buying and what are the warning signs of drug use? That's what parents here wanted to know.
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((PATRICIA HARRIS/PARENT: HALF OF US PARENTS DON'T KNOW WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. WE DON'T KNOW THE PARAPHERNALIA THAT'S USED AND CHANGES IT'S GOING TO CREATE IN OUR CHILDREN.))
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The group viewed drug pipes, weights and rolling paper confiscated during drug busts.
And, talked with police about signs to look for if drug abuse is suspected.
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((CHIEF RICK FOUTZ: VINTON POLICE DEPT. ONE OF THE MAJOR SYMPTOMS IS ATTITUDE CHANGES, MOOD SWINGS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.))
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This session won't be the last.
Now the parents plan to meet about other issues affecting teenagers like alcoholism and cults.
So, they can stay up to speed on the dangers their children face.
Stacey Martin, News 7 Vinton.))

Gerber


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A leading maker of baby food is at the heart of a rumor making its way around the Region.
The misleading information is apparently being filtered through the internet, fax machines and even fliers.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, it involves Gerber Products.
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SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :55
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((
Lisa Hackney knew the offer sounded too good to be true-- and she was right.
When her husband brought home a flier last week claiming "Gerber Products" was sending savings bonds to children, born between 1985 and 1997, she contacted the company and Better Business Bureau.
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((LISA HACKNEY/PARENT: GERBER FOODS TOLD ME THEY DON'T KNOW HOW THE RUMOR GOT STARTED BUT IT IS CIRCULATING EVERYWHERE AND THAT THERE IS IN FACT NO 500- DOLLAR SAVINGS BOND FOR CHILDREN.))
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A Gerber spokesman says the baby food giant is not involved in any settlement-- involving reimbursements.
Hackney was most disturbed because the flier asks parents to send their child's birth certificate and social security card to a post office box.
And, while officials don't believe there's any criminal intent behind the misinformation, police caution people against sending such information by mail.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:MONEY IS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND, AND WHEN SOMEONE SEES DOLLAR SIGNS, UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF TIMES, THEY'RE BLINDED TO ANYTHING ELSE AND GO AHEAD AND SEND THE INFORMATION IN.))
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stand up
Gerber officials believe the rumors got started when someone wrongly connected the company to a lawsuit involving three makers of infant formula.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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A Gerber spokesman says Postal officials are returning all letters sent to the Minneapolis post office box listed on the flier.

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People looking for a part time job are in luck. We'll tell you why next. And the entertainment world loses one of its best clowns.
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Comedian Red Skelton passes away at the age of 84.
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Part-Time


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Finding a job has become easier in the Roanoke Valley-- a PART-TIME job, that is.
With more employers offering part- timers good pay and benefits, workers can afford to be more selective.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/Virginia Employment Commission; :33
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(( With the local unemployment rate below four- percent, and seasonal hirings under way-- the SIGNS are clear.
Part- Time employees have become a precious commodity.
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((ANGELA KRAL/LIMITED, TOO MANAGER: I KNOW WHEN I WORKED PART- TIME, THINGS WERE A LOT DIFFERENT. I HAD A REALLY HARD TIME FINDING A JOB. I MEAN, I WENT FOR HALF A SUMMER ONE TIME BEFORE I COULD EVER FIND ANYTHING. SO, I THINK IT'S A LOT EASIER NOW.))
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(( KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AT LEAST 15 STORES HERE AT VALLEY VIEW MALL ARE NOW LOOKING FOR PART- TIME WORKERS. AS FOR THE REST OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, EMPLOYMENT OFFICIALS SAY IT'S A JOB SEEKER'S MARKET. ))
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((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: WE'RE BORDERING ON A LABOR SHORTAGE FOR AREAS FOR JOBS THAT ARE PAYING LESS THAN SIX DOLLARS PER HOUR, AND CERTAINLY, THERE IS GREAT DEMAND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK PART- TIME FOR THE SIX, SIX-FIFTY, SEVEN- DOLLAR-AN- HOUR JOBS. ))
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Skidmore also says some expanding companies aren't ready to gamble on new full- time hires-- and are filling the void with part-timers. shots of shoe store
But while STEPPING up the ladder of success, these workers ARE getting some encouragement.
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((TRAVIS WINOKER/FOOT ACTION ASST. MANAGER: THEY DON'T REALLY HAVE BENEFITS UNTIL THE FIRST YEAR IS OVER WITH, AND THEN THEY CAN GET ALL BENEFITS-- FULL COVERAGE. YOU CAN GET MEDICAL, DENTAL, EVERYTHING. ))
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Even fast food can put you on the fast track to benefits.
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((MISSY BROWN/CHICK-FIL-A: THE STUDENTS THAT WORK HERE, IF THEY WORK TWO YEARS OR 2,000 HOURS, THEY GET A THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP TOWARDS ANY SCHOOL. ))
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SHOTS AT V.E.C. OFFICE
Meantime, Skidmore says this is the perfect time to be in the employment business-- when there's a surplus of jobs, instead of a surplus of people.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.

Skelton


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One of the best known comedians of television's golden age has passed away.
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Red Skelton entertained audiences in Vaudeville, radio, film and television for over 60 years.
His Tuesday night show stayed in the Top 10 during the 1950's and '60's.
Best known for his characters Clem (Ka-diddle-hopper) Kadiddlehopper and Freddie the Freeloader, Skelton said he just wanted to be known as a clown who could "sing, dance and above all make people laugh."
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Skelton died today at the age of 84 following a long illness.
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S-Score


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Heather Sue Mercer has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against Duke University.
The suit contends she wasn't given a fair chance to win the kicking job back in 1995 because she's a woman.
She kicked the winning field goal in the 95 Spring game.
The university calls the suit "frivolous."
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S-Braves


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The Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff spot last night by beating the Mets 10-to-2 and they did it in fine fashion.
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Ryan Klesko broke the game wide open in the first inning with a grand slam homer as the Braves scored nine runs in the first inning.
The Slam is the Braves' 12th of the season and that is a grand slam.
The Braves are now the first major league team to make six straight postseason appearances.
The 10-to-2 win reduces the Braves SUPER=35-New York/2/Atlanta/10;

magic number to clinching the East to six.
Greg Maddux got his 19th win of the year.
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S-Mark


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The St. Louis Cardinals clubbed the Cubs yesterday as Mark McGwire continued his pursuit of Roger Maris's homerun record.
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McGwire, who already has locked up back to back 50 homerun seasons, hit his 53rd homerun of the season to right center field.
McGwire's 53 homers are the most by major leaguer in 36 years. SUPER=35-St.

Louis/12/Chicago/9;
He is now 8 homers shy of Maris' record with 11 games to play.
Hit 19th homer since joining the Cards gave St. Louis an 12-to-9 win last night.
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S-Johnson


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American League Cy Young candidate Randy Johnson will be back in Seattle next year.
The Mariners picked up the option year on the "Big Unit's" current deal yesterday, which means he will be under contract with Seattle through 1998.
Randy leads the AL with 272 strikeouts this season.
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S-Shuler


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Another man with a new contract got an unusual vote of confidence last night.
As Saints and head coach Mike Ditka announced that Heath Shuler will remain the team's starting quarterback.
This despite the fact that Shuler has no touchdown passes and 8 interceptions through the first three weeks of the season.

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PINNACLE PAGE
And we've had a lot of calls this week wondering if we are carrying this Saturday's Tennessee-Florida game from the Swamp in Gainesville.
The answer is YES!
You can catch the Gators and the Vols Saturday at 3:30 right here on WDBJ,
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And Tennessee not only has to overcome the history of four straight losses, but they also have to overcome the Sports Illustrated jinx with Peyton Manning's caricature on the cover this week.
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pinnacle page -
right after the first game of the day between Penn State and Louisville.
This one kicks off at Noon right here on Your Hometown Station.
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S-Trucks


ANCHOR=Mike
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The Craftsman Truck Series is one of the big highlights of next week's Hanes weekend at the Martinsville Speedway.
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This afternoon 20 Chevrolet truck teams took over the track for a day's worth of testing.
Bobby Hamilton is one driver who will be driving in both events next weekend.
But most eyes will be fixed on the number 24 truck driven by Jack Sprague, the series points leader.
Sprague comes into Martinsville with a 95 point cushion on Rich Bickle in the Darrell Waltrip owned Die Hard machine.
Bickle would love to have the lead, but he's honestly just glad to be alive these days.
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((RICK BICKLE/SECOND IN POINTS RACE:))
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Besides the veterans, Late Model Stock car regular Phillip Morris was also testing at the track in a Chevy.
At this time he's more concerned with earning a spot in next Saturday's race than he is with committing his future to this series.
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((PHILLIP MORRIS/CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES DRIVER:))
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Tickets for the Truck race next Saturday at one are $25 for adults, $5 for kids 12 years and under.

Sports Tease


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Still to come, tonight we'll hit the hardwood with Steve Mason...
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with our regular Wednesday night trip on the hardwood, with Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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S-Girls


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It's Wednesday night and that means it's once again time to go to the rack with Steve Mason in this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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SUPER=03-Low Moor; :28
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Buffaloes vs. Vikings; :52
SUPER=01-Chuck Pound/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; 1:02
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Highlanders; 1:22
SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Head Coach; 1:34
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((The Lady Mountaineers are 1 and OH in the district. Tomorrow night they battle salem. How lone returning starter Carry Brown rallies the youth movement is a huge factor. ((:))
Northside is 4 and 2 an was impressive in topping Floyd County this week. William Byrd remains perfect at 8 and OH and beat Blacksburg 52-39 last night. ((CHUCK POUND:))
Thanks coach. In single A, The Pioneer district's James River is 2 and 4. The lady Knights lost to Glenvar Tuesday night.
Covington's Rob Bennett faces the toughest challenge of his young coaching career. ((:)) The 3 and 4 Lady Cougars can count on that youth for big dividends in the future.))

School-Prayer


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An annual prayer ceremony called "See You at the Pole" united about 100 high school students in Danville today. Students
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held hands around a flagpole and prayed. They say such gatherings are important because their schools do not sponsor prayer.
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((AMIE HODGES: WE WERE HOPING ANY CHRISTIAN IN SCHOOL AFRAID TO COME OUT AND AFRAID TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THEY ARE CHRISTIAN WOULD SEE US AND SAY, HEY I'M NOT ALONE, I CAN COME OUT AND I CAN OPENLY PROFESS THAT I'M A CHRISTIAN.))
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But the event's organizer says non-Christians should NOT feel left out.
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((ADAM DEAN/ORGANIZER: I WOULD THINK SOME OF THEM MIGHT FEEL EXCLUDED. I WOULD ALSO THINK JUST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN A DIFFERENT RELIGION, THEY MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENT FAITH, EVEN IF THEY DISAGREE, THAT THEY WOULD STILL FEEL LIKE THEY COULD COME OUT HERE AND PRAY.))
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Dean says last year, no one turned up for the ceremony.

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