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Up next on News 7 at 11.
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The stage is set for the trial of Terry Nichols in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
Wildfires burn out of control in California.
And we'll find out what the new American Astronaut on board Mir has to say about the station.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

OK-Bombing


ANCHOR=Eric
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The second Oklahoma City bombing trial begins tomorrow in Denver.
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42-year-old Terry Nichols is charged with helping Timothy McVeigh blow up the Oklahoma City Federal Building, allegedly stashing a getaway car at the bomb site and helping McVeigh build the actual bomb.
Defense Attorneys say McVeigh's well publicized guilty verdict will make it harder to select a jury.
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((MICHAEL TIGAR/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ASK THE JURORS FROM WHEREVER THEY'RE SELECTED TO LOOK INTO THEIR HEARTS AND SAY THIS IS WHAT I READ, THIS IS WHAT I HEARD AND THEN TELL US FRANKLY WHETHER THEY CAN SET THAT ASIDE.))
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Nichols lawyers are expected to put on a lengthy defense, arguing that even if Nichols DID help McVeigh, he didn't know what McVeigh was doing.
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Wildfires


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Wildfires are once again spreading through California.
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At least five thousand acres north of Sacramento California were scorched as winds drove the flames through the Grass Valley area.
More than fourteen hundred firefighters are still working to contain the blaze that began Saturday night.
At least a thousand people evacuated the area.
But some stayed, fighting the fire themselves to save their homes.
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((YUBA COUNTY RESIDENT; WE JUST WET EVERYTHING DOWN, AND WE EVEN USED THE LITTLE SPRAYERS, AND GOT AROUND THE EDGES. ))
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So far officials say at least 20 homes have been destroyed.
Two shelters are set up for people who had to evacuate the area.
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Bad-Beef


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-58
GRAPHIC=Medical News


It's here in the Commonwealth--tainted beef.
Federal inpsectors will be visiting a meatpacking plant in Nebraska tomorrow in an effort to trace the source of the bad meat.
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use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated with E. coli (ee KOH'-ly) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Norfolk, Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it doesn't believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been reported from the tainted beef.
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L'burg-Scam


ANCHOR=Eric
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A phone scam artist may be operating in Lynchburg.
Police say the person calls residents and claims to sell credit card insurance.
But, the caller quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start asking questions.
Authorities warn those in the area to use common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH, THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
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Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then call the police.

Rail-Excursion


ANCHOR=Eric
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TAPE#=97-62
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The conductor will soon be calling "All Aboard!" from the Roanoke train station.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society organized a fall excursion with Amtrak.
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It won't be on the old 611.
Norfolk Southern retired the engine and the excursion program about three years ago.
The new excursions will be on an AMTRAK state of the art train.
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((PAUL HOWELL/ROANOKE CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TRACKAGE RIGHTS ON DIFFERENT RAILROADS TO RUN THEIR TRAINS SO THEY CAN NEGOTIATE WITH RAILROADS IN ORDER TO DO EXCURSIONS.))
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The excursions will be on this superliner which has double-decker cars.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89-dollars.
Howell says some people who used to ride the 6-11 are buying tickets.
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((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND THE WHOLE AREA.))
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The rail excursions are scheduled for October 25th and 26th.
On Saturday, the 25th, the train will be headed to Bluefield, West Virginia. Take pinnacle full
And the next day the train travels to Luray, Virginia.
Both excursions are round trips.
You can purchase tickets by calling 540-427-5126 or 540-966-4408.

Mir


ANCHOR=Eric
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The changing of the guard is complete on board the Mir space station.
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American Astronaut David Wolf officially replaced Michael Foale today...
Wolf says despite the problems Foale encountered, he's excited about the next few months.
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((DAVID WOLF/ASTRONAUT; WELL I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT I'M STILL AS POSITIVE AS I WAS. THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD EQUIPMENT UP HERE, WE'RE BUSY MOVING IN. MICHAEL IS DOING A GREAT JOB AND ANATOLY AND PAVAL, INTRODUCING ME TO BEING ORIENTED UP HERE, SO I STILL FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THE MISSION))
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Wolf says his new home has a spectacular view.
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WX1 11:00pm
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HARD MUSIC


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It may look like the same school from the oustide, but from the inside it's a different story.
We'll tell you about a local school's renovations and re-opening in a few minutes.
Also, she says she has nothing to hide.
And, now Marv Albert's accuser is coming forward.
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Her identity was a blurred image during the trial but she's now making appearances in front of the cameras
That story and more when News 7 returns.
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Marv-Albert


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The woman who accused Marv Albert of assualting her is stepping forward.
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Her identity was shielded during the trial, but Vanessa Purhach has agreed to make her name public, saying she has nothing to hide.
Albert faces up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery.
Legal experts doubt he'll do any jail time.
Meanwhile, a poll of New York sports fans shows Albert still has a lot of support.
72 percent said they would still watch a game called by Albert.
53 percent, though said NBC was right to fire him.
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Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
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A man driving a log truck along route 501 in Halifax County died after he hit a guardrail and flipped over, landing on top of a van.
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The accident happened around 9-30 this morning just south of Brookneal.
The driver of the truck was 41-year-old Robin Dennis Lowe.
Two people were in the van that was hit; they were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
There is no word on their condition.
Part of Route 501 was blocked for several hours as police worked to remove both vehicles.
The accident is still under investigation.
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Breckinridge


ANCHOR=Eric
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Breckinridge Middle School is a familiar sight on Williamson Road, but you can't always judge a school from a view outside.
The school re-opened to students at the beginning of the month, but today alumni and neighbors stopped by to sneak a peak.
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Hundreds of visitors drove up to what looked like the old Breckinridge Junior High School.
INSIDE, are bright airy halls lit with sky-lights and classrooms equipped with the latest in technology.
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((DAVID AMOS/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: WITH A TELEVISION IN EACH ROOM ALLOWS THE STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND THE USE OF COMPUTERS, BUT THEN WHEN THEY COME OUT IN THE HALL IT'S LIKE A MALL AND THEY CAN LOOK AROUND AND FEEL LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN IN SCHOOL.)) ((PAUL MANNING/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: OUTSIDE IT LOOKS THE SAME AS IT DID IN THE MID-'70'S BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR I WAS IMMEDIATELY LOST. BUT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND THESE KIDS HAVE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES.))
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The school now has a computer lab for each grade level.
And a fitness facility which is tentatively scheduled to be open six days a week.
The gym is another piece of the past that was saved, but it did receive a new floor.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
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A Radford company gets a big contract and a chain of movie theaters finds a home on top of the ice.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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((Kollmorgen Motion Technologies in Radford has won a six-million-dollar contract to supply its brushless motor lines to Torrington Research of Connecticut.
Kollmorgen says it has no current plans to increase its 800 member workforce in response to the new order.
For the first time in decades, downtown Roanoke will have theatergoers once again.
The developers building an ice rink off Williamson Road have signed a deal to put a 12- plex on the second floor of the facility, and the Roanoke Express announced they will use the Roanoke Ice Park as its home office and practice center.
John Williamson will succeed Frank Farmer as the new president and CEO of Roanoke Gas next year.
Williamson pledged to keep the century old company locally owned and headquartered.
A flat week on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 5 points, while the Nasdaq Composite added two.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Two popular Hollywood actresses lead the list of stars in a movie now playing in local theaters.
We'll tell you what movie reviewers have to say about it.
That's coming up in a minute.
Also..
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It's the war of the cigars.
A new cigar made by a U.S. company is angering some Cuban cigar makers.
That story plus the latest sports and weather, coming up next.
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Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
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Hollywood leading ladies Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfeiffer top the list of stars in the movie "A Thousand Acres."
And, their acting gets top billing in this review.
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(( A THOUSAND ACRES, HAS MUCH GOING FOR IT, BASED ON JANE SMILEY'S PULITZER PRIZE WINNING NOVEL, IT FEATURES ONE OF OUR BEST ACTORS, JASON ROBARDS, AND HIS 3 DAUGHTERS, ONE FINE ACTRESS JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, ONE FINE ACTRESS AND GENUINE MOVIE STAR, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, AND ONE BRILLIANT ACTRESS JESSICA LANGE. PLUS IT IS LOOSELY BASED ON SHAKESPEARE'S KING LEAR, THAT'S AN AWFULLY GOOD START.
NATSND CLIP "OUR FARM'S BEEN IN THE COOK FAMILY FOR A HUNDRED YEARS. WE'RE GOING TO FORM A CORPORATION AND YOU GIRLS WILL EACH HAVE A THIRD. WHAT DO YOU SAY?" "IT'S A GOOD IDEA, DADDY." "IT'S A GREAT IDEA." "I DON'T KNOW." "YOU DON'T WANT IT MY GIRL, YOU'RE OUT."
TRACK SO THE DAUGHTERS, TWO OF THEM ANYWAY, TAKEOVER THE FARM, THOUGH THE FATHER QUICKLY REALIZES HE'S MADE A MISTAKE IN JUDGEMENT. IN FACT, "A THOUSAND ACRES," SIMILAR THOUGH IT IS TO "KING LEAR" IS VERY MUCH "KING LEAR" WITH A 90s SPIN. NOT ONLY ARE THE DAUGHTERS WOMEN WITH ISSUES, TO SAY THE LEAST, BUT THE FATHER IS NOT SIMPLY A RASH AND RIGID MAN DRIVEN MAD, BUT A VILE MAN, A DOMINEERING FATHER WHO HAS VIOLATED HIS DAUGHTERS AND NEVER FOR A MOMENT THINKS OF REPENTANCE.
NATSND CLIP "DON'T THINK YOU CAN TREAT ME LIKE THIS. I'LL THROW YOU GIRLS OFF THE PLACE, I'LL STOP THE BUILDING. I'LL GET MY LAND BACK. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE CHILDREN, YOU HAVEN'T A HOPE, AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO LAUGH WHEN YOU DIE." "LARRY, LET'S GO HOME NOW, COME ON."

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THERE'S SOME BAD NEWS, UNFORTUNATELY, WHICH I, THOUGHTFULLY, KEPT FOR LAST. THE MOVIE TENDS TO OVERSTATE ITS POINTS. BIG TIME. AND IT TENDS TO LOSE ITS WAY AS WELL. ALSO BIG TIME. SO, THE SCREENPLAY TRULY UNDERMINES WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A MAJOR SUCCESS. BUT IS A FINAL FIVE. MAKE IT A FIVE PLUS BECAUSE OF WONDERFUL ACTING. THE ACTING IS THE MOVIE.))

New-Cigar


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A new cigar has Cuban cigar makers fuming.
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The U.S. General Cigar Company launched its New Cohiba cigar in New York.
The company got U.S. rights to the name, even though Cuba has produced Cohiba cigars since 1966.
Cuban officials are accusing the U.S. company of exploiting Cuba's inability to enter the U.S. market because of the trade embargo.
The New Cohiba is made from tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic.
Some who sampled the cigar today said it's better than the cuban.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
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Terry Allen rushed for 122 yards and the Redskins defense held the league's top scoring offense without a touchdown as Washington beat Jacksonville 24 to 12.
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SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/NBC SPORTS; :


The Redskins were looking for their second straight win at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
Washington trailed 9 to nothing until the second quarter. Frerotte goes to the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 10 yard touchdown pas play to make it 9 to 7 Jaguars.
Then after a Jacksonville turnover Frerotte goes to the air again this time he hits tight end Jamie Asher on the 8 yard touchdown to make it 14 to 9 Skins at the half.
Frerotte added another T-D in the
SUPER=30-Washington/24/Jacksonville/12/;fourth quarter when he hits Shepherd

on this 13 yard touchdown and the Redskins improve to 3 and 1 with the 24 to 12 win.
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S-Bucs


ANCHOR=Roy
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Tampa Bay matched its best start ever yesterday beating Arizona 19 to 18 and improving its record to 5 and 0.
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The Bucs special teams kept Tampa Bay in the game in the first quarter Al Singleton blocks this punt picks it up and returns it 28 yards for the score to make it 6 to nothing Bucs.
But the Cardinals took the lead in the third quarter. Aneas Williams picks off this Trent Dilfer pass and returns it 42 yards for the score and Arizona took the 18 to 12 lead.
Dilfer made up for it in the fourth SUPER=30-Tampa

Bay/19/Arizona/18/;quarter. He hooks up with Karl Williams on this 19 yard touchdown pass and the Bucs dodge the bullet and beat Arizona 19 to 18.
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S-Lions


ANCHOR=Roy
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The Packers and Lions are tied in the N-F-C Central after Detroit knocks off the Green Bay this afternoon 26 to 15.
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Mike Holmgren walking the sideline during this afternoons game.
On this play in the second quarter Brett Favre slips to his knees and his pass is intercepted by Reggie Brown who takes in from 45 yards out to give the Tigers a 7 to 6 lead.
Sanders came up big with the rush when the Lions needed a play. Here he breaks through the middle and carries the ball 46 yards to the Packer 4 yard line setting up a touchdown.
Detroit scores on this Scott SUPER=30-Detroit/26/Green Bay/15/;Mitchell

toss to Pete Chryplewicz on the four yard touchdown to make it 14 to 6 and the Lions win it 26 to 15.
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S-Barber


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New York Giants running back Tiki Barber will miss at least two weeks after an injury in this afternoons win over New Orleans.
Barber tore a ligament in his right knee at the end of a 9 yard run late in the third quarter.

S-NFL


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The Tennessee Oilers were in Pittsburgh this afternoon taking on the Steelers.
Kordell Stewart ran for two touchdowns and passed for one to lead the Steelers to a 37 to 24 win over the Oilers.
Now, here's the rest of the N-F-L scores.
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S-Tech


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Virginia Tech's win over Arkansas State yesterday made Frank Beamer the Winningest coach in School history but the Hokies didn't gain ground in the A-P Poll.
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The Hokies entered the game ranked 14-th in the country and the win improved their record to 4 and 0.
In the A-P poll released today the hokies remain in the 14-th spot. But the polls are not the major focus for the Hokies as they compete for another Big East Championship.
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The Hokies host Miami of Ohio next week at Lane Stadium.

Sports Tease


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And coming up, Tony Gwynn and Frank Thomas win batting titles Ken Griffey Junior fails to homer today but Mark McGwire hit his 58-th. Mother Nature postpones the 50-th anniversary at the Martinsville Speedway until tomorrow morning.
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And the United States makes a run by winning 7 singles matches but the Ryder Cup remains in Europe.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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Mother Nature postponed the Martinsville Speedway's 50-th anniversary celebration yesterday.
Mike Stevens has the soggy details.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

S-Ryder


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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The United States made a run for it on the final day but Europe has retained the Ryder Cup.
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SUPER=03-Sotogrande, Spain/NBC SPORTS; :


Europe led by five points going into the final 12 singles matches. The Europeans clinched at least a tie when Berhnard Langer parred the seventh hole to beat Brad Faxon two and one.
Europe wins it 14 and a half to 13 and a half but on the final day the United States won seven singles matches to make it close.
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Rain postponed the Hanes 500 at Martinsville yesterday. More later on Mornin'.

S-Homers


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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Ken Griffey Junior wins the American League home run title. He failed to hit one in today's final game against Oakland but his 56 is tops in the league.
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Meantime, Mark McGwire hit home run number 58 today and while he failed to catch Roger Maris he did tie the mark set in 1932 by Jimmie Foxx and equalled in 1938 by Hank Greenberg for homers hit by a righty.
McGwire finishes the season with 58.
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A couple of other notes from Major League Baseball on the final day of the regular season.
Frank Thomas wins the American League batting title with a 347 average.
And Tony Gwynn is the king of the National league with a 372 average. It's Gwynn's 8-th title tieing Honus Wagner's mark.

Road-Report


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
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There are a few new road projects that may slow down your commute tomorrow.
To help you dodge the delays here's this week's edition of Road Report.
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((Most of the on-going construction projects this week are in Roanoke and Roanoke County.
First up, on Dale Avenue, VDOT says construction will soon start on Tinker Bridge.
Four lane of Traffic will be squeezed down to 2-- one lane in each direction, so expect delays.
Also, the Bridge Street bridge in Southwest Roanoke is scheduled to be closed tomorrow.
There is no detour here-- so you'll need to find another route.
Construction along U-S 220 continues in Roanoke County.
A stretch of the highway about two miles north of the Franklin County line is narrowed down to one lane in both directions.
Give yourself extra time if you're headed to the race tomorrow.
The only other new construction project around the region is in Botetourt County. take pinnacle board
Resurfacing along U-S Route 11 will get underway soon near Troutville.
It'll be slow goings....as you'll have to merge down to one lane.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report. Have a safe beginning to your work week commute and a good Monday!))

Video


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A gardener in Romania has a big secret... she's not talking, but it's kind of hard to miss.
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SUPER=75-Vorona, Romania


It's a cucumber so big, she had to dig a hole underneath it to give it more room to grow, and it's still growing, several inches each day.
This giant vegetable is now more than six feet long, and one foot in diameter.
The owner is a retired doctor... She doesn't mind letting reporters into her garden to measure the cucumber's progress, but she won't reveal her gardening secrets. She's planning to sell the seeds, and hopes to garden her way into the Guiness Book of World Records.
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