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OK-TRIAL

ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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In Denver, jury selection is underway in the second Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

from stock file or mornin pkg
The new jury will decide whether Terry Nichols shares the blame for the 19-95 bombing that killed 168 and injured hundreds more.
Nichols faces the same charges as co-defendant Timothy McVeigh.
In June McVeigh was convicted and sentenced to die.
Prosecutors believe the two men wanted to avenge the Branch Davidian deaths near Waco, Texas four years ago.
Jury selection is expected to take two weeks to a month.
Dave Fehling joins us from Denver with the latest.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

NICHOLS


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WRITER=mel
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*******take from NEWSPATH***

SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Denver, CO;
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11:30 UPDATE WINDOW (BACKUP)
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SUPER=01-Irven Box/Legal Analyst;
SUPER=01-Marife Nichols/Defendant's Wife;
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((
HEAVY SECURITY IS BACK IN PLACE OUTSIDE FEDERAL COURT IN DENVER. ON TRIAL, TERRY NICHOLS, A FARMER WHO LAST LIVED IN KANSAS, CHARGED WITH HELPING TIM MCVEIGH BLOW UP THE FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA CITY. HIS ATTORNEY...MICHAEL TIGAR, A TEXAS LAW PROFESSOR.

(SOT)S/MICHAEL TIGAR, NICHOLS' LAWYER "WE'RE READY..."


PROSECUTORS HAVE SAID THAT IT WAS NICHOLS WHO BOUGHT AND IN ONE CASE STOLE MATERIALS FOR THE BOMB... AND THEY SAY IT WAS NICHOLS WHO ROBBED AN ARKANSAS GUN DEALER TO HELP FINANCE THE BOMBING. NICHOLS DENIES IT ALL SAYING HIS ONLY CRIME WAS BEING MCVEIGH'S BUDDY, AND THAT WHILE HE WAS HIGHLY CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT, FRIENDS SAY NICHOLS DID NOT SHARE MCVEIGH'S MORE RADICAL BELIEFS.

(SOT 9;48;53)S/IRVEN BOX, LEGAL ANALYST

"SO THEY HAVE A THEME TO IT, AND THEY HAVE A REAL DEFENSE, BUT I THINK THE GOVERNMENT'S EVIDENCE IS PRETTY OVERWHELMING THAT THAT'S NOT REALLY WHAT HE WAS DOING."
ONE POSSIBLE WITNESS WILL BE NICHOLS MAIL-ORDER FILIPINO WIFE,
MARE-AH-FAY--- WHO SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO DAN RATHER ABOUT HER HUSBANDS

RELATIONSHIP WITH TIM MCVEIGH.

(sot, MARIFE NICHOLS, DEFENDANT'S WIFE, I WAS GLAD HE HAD A FRIEND)



(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS DENVER

"NICHOLS FACES THE SAME CHARGES AND THE SAME POSSIBLE FATE AS MCVEIGH..EXECUTION. PICKING THE JURY THAT WILL MAKE THAT DECISION IS EXPECTED TO TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS. DF CBS NEWS DENVER.))
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ca-fires


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=mel
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Firefighters in Northern California continue to battle a wildfire that has destroyed up to 100 homes and buildings in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Yuba Co., CA;


The fire forced some 15-hundred people from their homes in two towns near Sacramento.
The fire is now 50 percent contained with full containment expected by tomorrow.
Officials say the fire was sparked Saturday by a faulty generator on a motor home.
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E-Bad-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-58
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A federal inspector is expected at the BeefAmerica plant in Nebraska today.
This, after inspectors found E. coli (ee KOH'-ly) in southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
A random sampling of fresh ground beef at a supermarket in Emporia turned up the bacteria.
The supermarket's records indicate the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall and so far no illnesses have been reported.
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Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-67
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A Roanoke jury watched a video tape this morning of nude dancing at a local night club.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Police Video Tape;


City Police secretly tape 15 performances at the club called "Girls, Girls, Girls" last spring.
The prosecutor was careful not to say the show is obscene.
That's for the jury to decide.
The U-S Supreme Court has said it's up to local communities to define those standards.
The jury will have to determine whether it's offensive.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The trial is expected to last two or three days.

RAMSEY-WARRANT


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Search warrants in the JonBenet Ramsey murder are expected to be made public today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

10:08:20
A judge ruled Friday that media leaks in the case have made keeping them secret unnecessary.
The warrants seek authorization to search the Boulder, Colorado home where the six- year- old was found beaten to death.
Prosecutors are being allowed to censor parts of the documents.
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IRS-LATEST


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NEWSCAST=noon
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The head of the Internal Revenue Service appears to be keeping his word about taking swift action to eliminate abuses in his agency.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Week;

friday morning 6:31
"Newsweek" Magazine says Michael Dolan has responded to last week's Senate hearings by suspending several district- level managers.
Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin meets with Dolan today to review the allegations made at the hearings.
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E-Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-68
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In Halifax County, the driver of a log truck was killed in a weekend collision with a van.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.


The accident happened yesterday morning on route 5-0-1 just south of Brookneal.
Police say the driver of the truck, 41- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe, hit a guardrail and flipped his vehicle, landing on the van.
Two people in the van were taken to the hospital.
There is no word yet on their conditions.
The accident is still under investigation.
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E-L'burg-Scam


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#=97-65
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Scam artists could be as close as a phone call.
Lynchburg say someone is calling residents, claiming to sell credit card insurance.
The caller evidently 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.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
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OUT Q=over the phone.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive a call like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then contact police.

Christian-Coalition


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The tax-exempt status of the Christian Coalition could be in jeopardy.
The speaker at a recent political training session held by the group in Fairfax urged opposition to Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer.
The Washington Post got a copy of the tape.
Earlier this month, coalition founder Pat Robertson was heard telling supporters in another secret taping that Democrats can't keep the White House
(quote) "unless we throw it

away."
The group claims a tax exemption as non-partisan.

Albert-NBC


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WRITER=mel
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Marv Albert's broadcasting career may not be over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


N-B-C Sports president Dick Ebersol tells "The New York Times" that he would consider re-hiring Albert if he gets his life "squared away."
Ebersol says the network had no choice but to fire Albert after his guilty plea to assault.
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Israel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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An announcement could come as early as today that Peace talks have resumed between Israel and the Palestinians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


U-S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is meeting in New York with top Israeli and Palestinian officials.
The talks have been stalled for six months.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Meanwhile, a conciliatory move today by Israel.
It's allowing eight thousand Palestinian workers to return to their jobs in Israel.

E-Breckinridge


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-61
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Breckinridge Middle School underwent a major INTERNAL renovation over the summer and this weekend the public got a chance to peak inside and check it out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Hundreds of visitors drove up to what looked like the OLD Breckinridge School.
But once inside they found 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.))
SUPER=01-David Amos/Breckinridge Alum;
SUPER=01-Paul Manning/Breckinridge Alum; :15
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OUT Q=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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Allen


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Governor Allen is traveling to Asia in hopes of giving Virginia's economy a boost.
He'll spend two weeks in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan promoting Virginia tourism and products, trying to attract investors to the Old Dominion.
Fifty of Virginia's business executives and government officials will travel with him.
This is Allen's seventh trip abroad as governor.


S-Danville-Aid


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Hundreds of new jobs could be coming to Danville.
Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the city will receive two million dollars in economic development assistance.
The money will help to expand the Riverview Industrial Park, creating approximately 800 new jobs.
The money will also be used to finance road construction and to extend water, sewer and gas lines for the 425- acre site.

E-Rail-Excursion


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Southwest Virginia residents will be hopping on the rails for a day of sightseeing.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has organized a fall excursion with Amtrak.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Passengers won't be riding the old 6-11.
Norfolk Southern retired the engine and the excursion program about three years ago.
AMTRAK state of the art train will carry the ticket holders.
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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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IN Q=IT BRINGS TOURISTS

((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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ANCHOR=Melanie
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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.
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Take pinnacle full-essC 100
And the next day the train travels to Luray, Virginia.
Both excursions are round trips.
You may purchase tickets by calling 540-427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
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BREAKFAST


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WRITER=MEL
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ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK
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(( A two year study by the University of Minnesota found that elementary

school students who were provided with breakfast at school every morning showed significant improvements in their math and reading scores.
They also were more attentive and better behaved.
To find out more about this landmark research were joined by Mary Begalle, a registered dietician who helped secure the funding for the study.
I understand the results of this study lead to action in the Minnesota

Legislature. Tell us about that?

How will this study affect the rest of the nation?

Do you think breakfast needs to be the responsibility of schools rather than parents, are parents just not doing the job?

What do you consider the best brain food?)) TAPE TOSSES TO weather
WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Common-Sense


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Children could give their parents some help on the taxes.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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(( If you're a parent, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 has something in it for you.
Gary Deurk, an accountant with Brown Edwards and Company here in Roanoke explains.))
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((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: WHAT THE ACT DOES THERE IS GIVE PARENTS CREDIT OF 400 DOLLARS FOR EVERY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 17, AND THAT STARTS IN 1998. IN 1999 IT INCREASES TO 500 DOLLARS PER CHILD. HOWEVER IT HAS A PHASE OUT PROVISION FOR JOINT FILERS IF THEIR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS ABOVE 110 THOUSAND DOLLARS, IT PHASES OUT. ))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of RS97-1)
GRAPHIC=Skins/Jaguars


Terry Allen rushed for 122 yards and the Redskins defense shut out the league's top scoring offense as Washington beat Jacksonville.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/NBC Sports;


Washington trailed 9 to nothing until the second quarter.
Frerotte goes to the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 10 yard touchdown pass to make it 9 to 7 Jaguars.
Then after a Jacksonville turnover Frerotte goes to the air again to match up with tight end Jamie Asher on the 8 yard touchdown play 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 on this 13 yard

touchdown and the Redskins improve to 3 and 1 with the 24 to 12 win.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of TF97-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


Frank Beamer may have one of the best records in Virginia Tech history, but the weekend victory over Arkansas State didn't help the Hokies gain ground in the A-P Poll.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Indians;


In the A-P poll released yesterday 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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((AL CLARK/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
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Ryder


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=Ryder Cup


The United States put up a fight on the green, but Europe has retained the Ryder Cup title.
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VO-NAT ENG#
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.
On the final day the United States won seven singles matches to make it close, but Europe wins it 14 and a half to 13 and a half.
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Homers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


Ken Griffey Junior wins the American League home run title with 56 homers for the season.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/WGN; :


Meantime, Mark McGwire hit home run number 58 yesterday.
While he failed to catch Roger Maris, he did tie the mark set in 19-32 by Jimmie Foxx and equalled in 19-38 by Hank Greenberg for homers hit by a righty.
McGwire finishes the season with 58.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold Logo


A couple of other notes from Major League Baseball.
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.

Key-Lime


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


They're going Key Lime crazy in Key West..
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04:38:25
SUPER=03-Key West, FL/Stuart Newman Associates;


Residents and visitors came out to devour a seven foot pie as part of the festivities to open the new Key West Historical Monument Sculpture Garden.
More than 11-hundred key limes and 20 pounds of sugar went in to making what's billed as "the world's largest key lime pie."
The pie couldn't fit in the oven, so the chef used a welding torch to brown the meringue on top. (----------------)