12:00-01

MIT-DEATH

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The President of M-I-T promises the school will work to ensure that no more students die of alcohol poisoning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The statement was issued today following the death of an eighteen- year- old Fraternity pledge.
Scott Krueger died last night after apparently drinking himself into a coma at a weekend frat party.
The freshman pledge at Phi Gamma Delta fraternity had a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit for drivers.
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OK-Trial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nichols


More prospective jurors for the second Oklahoma City bombing trial will be questioned today as jury selection in the trial of Terry Nichols enters its second day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Yesterday, defense attorneys sought to distance Nichols from co-defendant Timothy McVeigh.
They repeatedly asked potential jurors if they could differentiate between primary and secondary responsibility for a crime.
Nichols faces murder, conspiracy and weapons-related counts.
McVeigh was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to die earlier this year.
Prosecutors say Nichols helped plan the bombing.
The defense is expected to argue that Nichols did not know about it in advance.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold


In a related development, C-B-S News says it has obtained documents quoting Nichols' wife telling the F-B-I that she suspected her husband and McVeigh wrote letters in a code only they could understand.

AEP


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


A new power line may link Wyoming County in West Virginia to near Roanoke.
American Electric Power today reveals its plans for the proposed high-voltage transmission line.
The original plans were slowed last year when the U-S Forest Service refused to allow it to cross the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.
The company has set a news conference this afternoon and we'll have more for you on News 7 at five and six.

GIRLS-GIRLS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The jury considering nude dancing at a Roanoke night club heard from an anthropologist this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Judith Hanna did her doctoral thesis in anthropology on dance.
She has seen the performances at the club called "Girls, Girls, Girls" and calls it artistic expression.
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SOT 10:37:25
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Judith Hanna/Cultural Anthropologist;
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VO-NAT


The jury must decide whether the performances police videotaped last May are lacking in serious artistic value.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


If the jurors find the dances offensive, the club owners could be fined as much as 40-thousand dollars.

E-Teen-Smoking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Smoking


Anyone under the age of 18 is forbidden by law to purchase cigarettes, still many minors continue to light up.
Last night A-B-C agents proved that many Roanoke vendors are not obeying the law.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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SOT
IN Q=ABC
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April 13, 1992; :01
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10
SUPER=01-Butch Wright/ABC Special Agent; :20
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:16
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=af, news7

(( ABC Special agent Butch Wright is used to busting up stills.
Back in 1992 he helped blow up one of Franklin County's largest moonshine operations.
But investigating store clerks who sell tobacco to minors?
That's a whole new part of his job description.
SOT 5:27:08

((FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR, THE ABC DEPARTMENT WAS GIVEN ENFORCEMENT POWER OF THE TOBACCO LAWS. who was enforcing them? NOT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, IT WAS ON THE BOOKS, BUT IT WASN'T ENFORCED BY ANYONE-- BY ANY PARTICULAR AGENCY. ))
RUNS=:20


So smokes have been passed to Wright and his colleagues.
For the past few days, local ABC investigators have been sending high school kids into area stores to buy cigarettes.
Butch Wright says the REVCO at Towers shopping mall didn't fare too well.
SOT 5:27:53

((WE GOT AN UNDERAGE BUYER THAT WE HAVE SENT IN-- THEY DIDN'T ASK THE AGE, THEY SOLD TOBACCO WITH NO QUESTION AT ALL.))
RUNS=:12


PrePro
That REVCO has plenty of company.
In Roanoke, about 50 percent of the stores tested did not comply with the law. Standup
That means there's plenty of work to be done.
Butch Wright says where there's smokes, there's buyers-- and it's his job to make sure those buyers are at least 18.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))

Diana-probe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=diana crash probe


French police are again trying to recreate the car accident that killed princess Diana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris, France;


Last night they brought the wrecked black mercedes back into the tunnel where the crash occurred.
A full reconstruction, including dozens of witnesses and the nine photographers under investigation, reportedly is planned in the coming days.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


Meantime, one of Diana's gowns was auctioned off for 200-thousand dollars last night at a Boston aids benefit.
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ISRAEL-TALKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


Israel and the Palestinians will head back to the negotiating table next week in the West Bank.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made the announcement yesterday after meeting with both sides in New York.
The talks will end a six-month stalemate marked by violence.
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;

7:19:19
Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the U-S brokered agreement a positive step and stressed again the need for Palestinian cooperation to combat anti- Israel extremists.
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SOT

7;19:19
IN Q=

(( NETANYAHU: I THINK THAT THE FRAMEWORK OF THE AGREEMENTS THAT WAS REACHED YESTERDAY. IF THEY FIGHT TERROR THEY CAN CONTINUE WITH THE PEACE, IF THEY DON'T WE WON'T CONTINUE))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=WON'T CONTINUE.
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VO-NAT


Meantime, next week's talks simply defer the sticky issue of settlement construction.
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CLINTON-VOUCHERS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is waving his veto pen again on education.
On the White House lawn today Mr. Clinton promised to veto any measure that cuts off funding for his school testing plan.
And he called a measure providing for school vouchers unacceptable.
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SOT
IN Q=IN A VOTE TO

10:41:58-10:42:13 ((IN A VOTE TO OCCUR TODAY...A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS. ))
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OUT Q=LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Backers say vouchers would inject competition into education by allowing parents to choose where to send their kids.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Mr. Clinton today also vowed to end I-R-S abuses but is opposing a plan to put the agency under an independent review board.

Franklin-Shelter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Franklin County Animal Shelter may be a bit short-handed today after a Judge puts an end to an inmate work release program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Inmate labor has been part of the county workforce since Judge B-A Davis implemented the program over twenty years ago.
The jail holds 32 inmates, 20 are in the COUNTY program and 12 work PUBLIC jobs.
Franklin County Director of Public Safety Claude Webster says his intent in raising concerns over the matter was NOT to get rid of it.
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SOT 12:50:43
IN Q=There was

((CLAUDE VINCENT/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY:THERE WAS AT NO TIME ANY MENTION MADE THAT WE WANTED THE INMATES OUT, IN FACT I'M CERTAIN THAT WE PROBABLY HAD SOME INPUT ON WHETHER THE INMATES WERE TO LEAVE OR NOT, THAT WAS NOT THE INTENT))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Director of Public Safety
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OUT Q=not the intent
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VO-NAT


Webster says he wanted the Board of Supervisors to examine the situation at the animal shelter to determine if it was a safety issue.
Judge Davis and Sheriff Overton acknowledge the project has had some problems, but they say overall it has been beneficial to both the inmates and the county.
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Child-Abuse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va seal


A three-year study of child abuse and neglect claims in Virginia concluded there are NO comprehensive state regulations to deal with abuse.
The group proposes requiring interviews with suspected victims to be tape-recorded.
Supporters of that requirement maintain taping is a good way to assure accuracy.
The proposed Child Protective Services regulations are supposed to be adopted by the board before the end of the year.

E-Baptists


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


Last year some southern Baptist conservatives said goodbye to the state convention and formed their own group.
This week they're meeting in Roanoke and showing surprising growth.
Joe Dashiell files this report.
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SOT
IN Q=Virginia is the only state
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Terry Harper/SBCV President; :18
SUPER=01-Doyle Chauncey/SBCV Executive Director; :48
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:01
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((Virginia is the only state in the nation that has two Southern Baptist state conventions.
The group of conservatives began as a fellowship of ten churches just a few years ago. It now claims almost 180 congregations.
SOT 13:45:26
IN Q=It shows that there was

((IT SHOWS THAT THERE WAS A VACUUM OR A VOID THERE. VERY MUCH A PLACE WAS NEEDED WHERE CONSERVATIVES COULD STAND TOGETHER, WHO REALLY BELIEVE THE BIBLE TO BE THE WORD OF GOD AND FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT AND THIS HAS PROVIDED A VENUE FOR THAT KIND OF FELLOWSHIP AND SUPPORT AND DO MISSIONS TOGETHER.))
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OUT Q=do missions together.


The Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia are meeting this week at Green Ridge Baptist Church.
They're adopting a constitution, and a two- million dollar budget... considering resolutions on a national Disney boycott, and the role of women in the ministry.
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SOT 13:44:01
IN Q=Is there room

((IS THERE ROOM FOR TWO CONVENTIONS IN VIRGINIA. OH MOST DEFINITELY. WE AREN'T A COMPETITIVE CONVENTION. WE WANT TO BE COMPLEMENTARY. THIS CONVENTION IS NOT FOR EVERY CHURCH. IT IS FOR THOSE CHURCHES THAT WANT TO BE A PART OF WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
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OUT Q=what we're doing.

STAND-UP CLOSE
With the rapid growth of their group, the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia are convinced they made the right decision by forming their own convention.
Now they hope to put the controversy behind them.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

S-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


The campaign for Governor in Virginia is giving voters a chance to preview the next PRESIDENTIAL race.
For three days next week Republican gubnatorial candidate Jim Gilmore will campaign with some prominent G-O-P members that could be on the two-thousand
White House ticket--- Jack Kemp, the 19-96 Republican nominee for VICE

president, and Texas Governor George W. Bush.
The Virginia race is gaining national attention because it's the only state besides New Jersey electing a governor this year.

E-City-Stadium


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


After providing Lynchburg with a place to play baseball for 60 years, City Stadium is in need of renovations.
The ballpark need to be brought up to minor league standards and made handicapped accessible.
Steve Smallshaw reports they're accepting bids.
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SOT
IN Q=They used to
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Lynchburg Baseball Corp. President; :17
SUPER=@ssm1; :28
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :58
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:25
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( They used to call it "historic" City Stadium.. now it's just plain old.
Built in the 1930's, players still walk from their dugouts to the locker rooms, the lights need upgrading and if you're handicapped don't bother coming out to the ballgame... you probably won't make it up these stairs to get to your seat.
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SOT 1:29:25
IN Q=We certainly

((CALVIN FALWELL/PRES., LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORP.: WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE WORST FACILITY IN THE CAROLINA LEAGUE, AND ONE OF THE OLDEST FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND WE JUST CAN'T BE COMPETITIVE WITH THE FACILITIES THAT WE HAVE IN HAND AT THIS TIME.))
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OUT Q=at this time.
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Standup
IN Q=And it's not

((And it's not just about remaining competitive ON the field.. Calvin Falwell says he gets calls all the time from people wanting to buy the team and move it out of Lynchburg. In an age where pro sports teams are constantly being lured away by the prospect of a new stadium, Lynchburg knows it has to do something to keep professional baseball in the Hill City.))
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OUT Q=the Hill City.


Plans for a brand new ballpark as the centerpiece of a multi- million dollar sports complex were derailed by a lack of financial support and strong opposition from the nearby residents, including the mayor.
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SOT 4:15:33
IN Q=I feel we've

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I FEEL WE'VE GOT AN EXCELLENT FACILITY WHERE IT IS NOW AND FOR LESS DOLLARS WE CAN RENOVATE THAT FACILITY.))
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OUT Q=that facility.


Just how many dollars it will take no one can say, but Falwell says it won't come cheap.
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SOT 1:37:04
IN Q=To redo

((CALVIN FALWELL: TO REDO WHAT'S GOTTA BE DONE HERE IS GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN A BANDAID TO DO IT.))
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OUT Q=to do it.


The city stands ready with its first aid kit.. council members recognize the value of having a pro sports team based here.
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SOT 4:28:56
IN Q=It's great for

((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S GREAT FOR THE ESPRIT DE CORPS OF THE CITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA AS WELL AS THE FINANCIAL IMPACT THAT THE BASEBALL TEAM HAS. IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A REAL PENNANT WINNER IN OUR CITY.))
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OUT Q=in our city.


And the Hillcats say it's now time they played in a championship ballpark.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

S-Burlington


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Education


Burlington Elementary school students have a whole new reason to celebrate recess.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Yesterday the school cut the ribbon on a brand new playground.
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SOT-03:11:05
IN Q=WELL TECHNIQUES

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WELL TECHNIQUES AND TYPES OF EQUIPMENT IN REGARD TO PLAYGROUNDS HAVE CHANGED A LOT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. WE HAD A LOT OF WONDERFUL WOODEN EQUIPMENT, BUT IT WAS ALL GETTING SPLINTERS AND BEGINNING TO SHOW SIGNS OF AGING AND NOW COME OUT WITH MUCH SAFER EQUIPMENT.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Super.;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q= SAFER EQUIPMENT.
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VO-NAT


The cost of the new equipment was covered by area businesses and the P-T-A.

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SOT
IN Q=THE TOTAL

((JERI KEEN/PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE: THE TOTAL COST FOR THE PLAYGROUND WAS AROUND EIGHTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS, SEVEN THOUSAND OF WHICH WAS DONATED BY AREA BUSINESSES. ))
SUPER=01-Jeri Keen/Playground Committee
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=area businesses.
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VO-NAT


The students even held raise some money with bake sales, a dance, and recycling aluminum cans.
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Senior-Fashion


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


Some models in Israel proved you're never too old to strut your stuff on the catwalk.
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VO-NAT

04:42:11
SUPER=03-Natanya, Israel;


Developers brought in hired local talent to bring attention to their retirement villages...but it was fashion that was on display.
All of the models were senior citizens.
Most had never stepped on to a catwalk before.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-73/40/W 22-31/29.67S/91/1953/34/1942;
SUPER=301-74/40/W 15-22/29.65S/89/1884/35/1888;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear & Breezy/Winds NW 15/52-56/Sunny, Windy/& Cooler/68-72;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Winds NW 15/52-56/Sunny &/Mild/68-72;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Winds W 10-15/45-50/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/65-70;
SUPER=333-Clear &/Breezy/48-52/Sunny & Cool/Winds NW 15-20/60-65;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Winds W 10-15/40-45/Mostly/Sunny/62-66;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Jobless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jobless Rate


A fall of just a little more than four points has brought Virginia's unemployment rate to its lowest level in eight years.
It's fallen four- point- one percent in August.
That number for the same period last year was four- point- three percent.
Virginia officials say the continuing improvement is the result of students leaving the job force to return to school and a boom in construction.

White-Sox


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


The Chicago White Sox have fired manager Terry Bevington.
The team says it won't renew Bevington's 19-98 contract option.
He HAD been given a two-year extension prior to the just-completed season.
The team says it HAS agreed to a six-year contract extension for slugger Frank Thomas.
The deal means Thomas is under contract to the Sox for the next nine seasons.
The Sox finished the 19-97 season at 80-and-81... they did not make the playoffs.

Braves


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=Braves Logo


The Atlanta Braves will open the National League playoffs without second baseman Mark Lemke.
He is still recovering from torn ligaments in his right ankle.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :


The Braves are going into their series with the Astros with a boost of confidence -- they beat the Astros during the regular season series 7 to 4.
And the Playoffs are a new experience for the Astros.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold logo


Greg Maddux will open for the Braves and Darryl Kile gets the start for the Astros.

Yankees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=Yankees logo


The New York Yankees match up with the Cleveland Indians in the Big Apple.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :


New York will send David Cone to the mound against Cleveland.
Manager Joe Torre is counting on a strong outing from Cone against the Indians strong offense.
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SOT
IN Q="They Can...

((JOE TORRE/YANKEES MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=......all about."
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold Logo


Oral Hershiser will start for the Indians.

Football


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of
GRAPHIC=NFL


The 49ers came to Charlotte to claim a victory from one of the newest teams in the League.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/NFL-ABC Sports;


San Francisco got on the board early and led 17 to nothing after the first 18 minutes of play.
Gary Anderson added two first-half field goals to allow the 4-and-1 Niners to take a 20-to-7 halftime lead.
Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins had four turnovers and was pulled in the third quarter.
The 49ers put the game away with an 81-yard drive in the fourth quarter.
The Niners win it 34- to- 21.
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Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=M'ville


Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in the Hanes 500 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The race came down to a 23 lap shootout between Rusty Wallace, Jeff Burton, Bobby Hamilton, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon.
Rusty Wallace was black flagged for jumping the green flag which killed his chances of winning. He finished 15th.
Burton would pull ahead for his third win of the year in the Hanes 500.
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SOT (04:00)
IN Q=To come

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Race Winner;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=history behind it.
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Gator-Guest


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


And finally this afternoon,
An unexpected guest turned up on the back porch of one family in Tallahassee, Florida.
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VO-NAT

06:17:28
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;


The Dobbins found this six foot alligator, but local officials roped it before it could do any harm.
The family says they've seen all kinds of animals in the yard before, but this was their first gator. (----------------)