12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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Republicans call for a special counsel to probe Democratic fundraising after videotapes of White House coffee meetings are released.
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And in Richmond it's debate night for the candidates in the race for governor.
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Summer time, and the living is easy--at least it feels that way out there, and will continue doing so the rest of the week. Hot weather plus hot NFL and Major League action coming at you.
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News 7 at noon is next.

Beyer-Gilmore


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Gubernatorial candidates Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore meet face to face in Richmond tonight for their first debate.
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Political Analysts say it could have a major impact on a race that polls indicate is deadlocked.
They also expect the overall tone of the debate to remain civil.
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((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: I WOULD LOOK FOR BOTH TO BE NICE BECAUSE IF THEY COME ACROSS AS UN-NICE IN THE MODERN AGE THAT'S VERY DANGEROUS THING TO BE. PUT A LITTLE RED MEAT ON THE TABLE TO STIMULATE THE PARTISANS. BUT FOR BOTH TO MAKE THE CASE--GILMORE TO SAY WE GOT A GOOD THING GOING LET'S KEEP IT GOING, FOR BEYER TO SAY WE CAN DO BETTER.))
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Garland says the number one issue so far in the campaign has been Gilmore's plan to reduce the personal property tax.
Beyer has come up with his own proposal for cutting the tax.
Meanwhile both candidates are seeking the endorsement of former Governor Doug Wilder, who will moderate tonight's forum.
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Take Fullscreen Debate Board
W-D-B-J will broadcast tonight's debate.
Our coverage begins at eight o'clock.

MISSING- MONEY


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There is still no sign this afternoon of a missing armored car employee and 15 million dollars.
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David Scott Ghantt went to work at his job at the Loomis, Fargo and Company facility in Charlotte Saturday but never came home.
Company officials reported the missing money and a van yesterday morning.
Police have listed the crime as "larceny by an employee" but F-B-I agents haven't ruled out the possibility that Ghantt could be a crime victim.
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((WILLIAM PERRY: GHANTT IS A WHITE MALE, 5'11" TO 6' TALL, STRAWBERRY BLOND HAIR, BLUE EYES AND IS APPROX 27 OR 28 YEARS OLD....WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS AS A POSSIBLE THEFT. ))
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The theft would be the second this year involving Loomis, Fargo and Company.
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NC-SHOOTING


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WRITER=MEL
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North Carolina officials are also busy searching for two men suspected of killing five people and wounding a sixth.
The victims were gunned down last night in a house used for migrant workers.
Authorities say the men are driving a light blue car and may be armed with assault weapons.

CLINTON-TAPES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


Republicans are asking a lot of questions today about newly released videotapes of President Clinton greeting supporters at White House coffees.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Tapes from 44 of the coffees were released yesteday.
G-O-P lawmakers say they're proof the President raised campaign donations at the White House in violation of the law.
Republicans want to make sure all of the tapes have been handed over and they claim the need for independent counsel is all the more urgent.
They also want to know why the White House waited so long to release the tapes.
Material related to campaign fundraising was requested back in July.
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SCOTUS-BACK


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court


It's the first Monday in October and that means it's back to work for the nation's highest court.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Yesterday;

4:09:48
Following a 45-year tradition, yesterday Supreme Court Justices joined other government officials at a Church service.
Affirmative action and sexual harassment are on the agenda this session as well as legal issues surrounding televised political debates, lie-detector tests and fatal accidents due to police chase.
Today's case is a bank effort to limit credit union membership.
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NOBEL-MED


ANCHOR=Melanie
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GRAPHIC=Nobel Prize


An American biologist who discovered a new type germ that causes "mad cow disease" has won the Nobel Prize for medicine.
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SUPER=03-Stockholm, Sweden;


Stanley Prusiner (PROO'-sih-nur), a professor at the University of California at San Francisco, is cited for his discovery of prions
(PRY'-ahnz).


The finding could shed light on lethal brain deteriorating diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still ahead,
While the car tax is taking center stage in the political arena, experts say it's actually Virginia's colleges and universities that are in need of some attention.
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and,
An investigation is underway after a twelve year old runaway is brought home from a cross country trip.
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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INTERNET-RUNAWAY


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A twelve year old California boy is back at home today following a long, strange trip to Virginia.
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Brian Poulsen and his parents flew home to Los Angeles from Fairfax where Brian had been for a month.
Brian ran away to Virginia to meet a man he had met over the internet.
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The 31 year old man sent him a bus ticket.
Police found the boy at the man's house by tracing phone records.
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7:06:02 ((BRIAN POULSEN:I KNEW I WAS GOING TO COME BACK AND I WAS GOING TO CALL MY MOM AND TELL HER WHERE I WAS AT. REPORTER: WERE YOU HAPPY? POULSEN: NOT REALLY, WASN'T THAT FUN OF A TRIP. ))
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Despite Brian's homecoming the case is still far from over.
The F-B-I hasn't made an arrest but their case is continuing.
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Computer-Phobia


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WRITER=sly
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This case is just one of the reasons parents fear the internet.
But many people in general just fear computers.
Psychologists call it computer phobia.
One Clinical psychologist says about 15 percent of people love technology but up to 25 percent of the rest are what she calls "resisters."
Experts say people have to find a reason to get over their fear.
A child going off to college is cited as an example.
It's believed President Clinton did not use personal e-mail until daughter Chelsea left for Stanford.

E-Higher-Education


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-71
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Educators from the state's colleges and Universities say the next couple of years will be an important period for higher education in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
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In Roanoke last week, the Faculty Senate of Virginia considered some of the important issues facing higher education in the next century.
Members heard from Beyer, and a representative of Gilmore's campaign.
They argued that this is a critical time for higher education in Virginia.
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((THOMAS SHERMAN/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BECAUSE THERE ARE INCREASING NEEDS. WE SEE INCREASING NEEDS AND WE SEE THE EXPRESSION OF THESE INCREASING NEEDS. SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT DECISION FOR WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO, PARTICULARLY AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND THE 21ST CENTURY AND THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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The Faculty Senate of Virginia represents educators at all of the state's public and private institutions of higher education.

E-Fire-Prevention


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WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-60
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The fire trucks from Botetourt County's Read Mountain station were rolling yesterday, but they weren't heading to a fire.
Instead firefighters hope opening up their doors to the public will help protect homes in the community.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The annual open house helped kick off fire prevention week.
Children received special treatment getting to sit in the driver's seat of the vehicle of their choice.
The event helps educate the public about the needs of the department-- for instance this turnout gear carries a big price tag.
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((CHIEF ADAM FLEMING/READ MT FIRE & RESCUE: LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE OUT HER FOR THEM. WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE WHEN WE PULL UP, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO USE AS WELL AS PROMOTE SAFETY FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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Fire fighters will spend the week visiting area daycare centers to educate preschoolers on fire safety.
The Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department is a joint effort between Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.
It serves Southwest Botetourt County and East Roanoke County.
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E-Recruits


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Shoppers may have been browsing for more than clothes at Valley View Mall this weekend.
The Roanoke City Fire Department spent the weekend recruiting new rescue workers.
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Recruiters say it's a way for the department to reach a lot of people in a short period of time.
They hope it helps change the stereotype surrounding the fire department.
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((LT. R.S. LEE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, MALE, FEMALE AND SO FORTH TO COME OUT AND TRY TO BECOME A PART OF THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS SYSTEM.))
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Lee says the department expects eight to 12 jobs to open up within the next year.
They're looking for people who are physically fit and have a strong desire to help others.
Those who are interested can pick up an application at the personnel office at the city fire department.

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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come,
After a long and stressful four months in space Michael Foale is homeward bound -- if Mother Nature cooperates.
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and,
It might be early for Halloween, but these British boys aren't playing dress up.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=Shuttle Atlantis


The "Atlantis" crew is hoping for clear skies and light winds so they can land tonight at the Kennedy Space Center.
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Thick, dark clouds forced NASA to delay last night's scheduled landing. The shuttle is bringing home astronaut Michael Foale, who has spent 145 days on the Mir Space station.
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4:14:00
Meantime, a cargo ship blasted off from Russia yesterday carrying fuel, oxygen, food and computer parts to Mir, but it may not be able to dock.
Today mission control attempted to free another cargo ship to make room for the incoming craft, but it failed to disengage.
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SPACESUIT-kids


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
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It's not a trip into space, but for two little British boys it's just as exciting.
NASA is helping them to finally venture outdoors.
Tom Fenton has the story.
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For Kyle and Ryan Richards dressing up as spacemen is no game. the brothers, aged 4 and 2, suffer from an extremely rare allergy to light.
NASA, the American space agency, has provided them with light proof suits based on prototype space suits the agency is developing.
Without the suits the boys could only go out at night.
Their mother appealed to nasa when she failed to get any help in england. CARMEN RICHARDS, MOTHER:TO SAY THAT OVER HERE THEY JUST DON'T SEEM INTERESTED ITS LIKE OH, THE CHILDREN HAVE GOT THIS WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING DEAL WITH IT. OVER THERE THEY ARE JUST TOALLY DIFFERENT THEY COULDN'T DO ENOUGH FOR YOU AND THE KIDS THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT THEY GOT ALL THE ATTENTION AND THEY WERE HELPING THEM OUT.
Their rare allergy, known as polymorphic light reaction, means that sunlight makes them break out in rashes and blistering. even a bright light bulb is too much for them. they spend most of their time in a darkened house. The space suits allow them to explore the world outside in daylight. the suits are fitted with a battery operated cooling system. in fact, the boys' grandfather says other children think their space suits are really cool. BILL RICHARDS, GRANDFATHER:SO THEY KNOW WHAT THIS IS LIKE AND THEY JUST COME OVER AND PLAY WITH THEM ////.EVEN IN THE DARK THEY JUST COME KNOCKING AT THE DOOR IS CASPARAND DRACULA COMING OUT TO PLAY.
NASA is reportedly using the boys as guinea pigs, to see how well the suits stand up to regular use. perhaps on the principal that the toughest test you could find for any suits is to let two little boys wear them.
Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.))
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Common-Sense


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Starting in the 1998 tax year, there will be some new tax credits for education.
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
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(( The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 has provisions to make it easier to pay for an education.
Gary Duerk of Brown Edwards and Company in Roanoke explains.))
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((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: THE ACT CAME OUT WITH TWO NEW CREDITS FOR EDUCATION. THE FIRST ONE'S CALLED THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP CREDIT. AND IT'S GOOD FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION. SO A STUDENT CAN USE IT FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE. ACTUALLY I NEED TO CORRECT MYSELF, BECAUSE ACTUALLY THE PARENT CAN GET THE CREDIT THE CHILD CAN'T. THE SECOND ONE IS CALLED A LIFETIME LEARNING CREDIT AND THAT CAN APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING YEARS AND ACTUALLY YOU CAN USE IT FOR POST GRADUATE AND IT CAN BE USED AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES. IT, BOTH OF THEM HAVE PHASE OUTS GENERALLY BETWEEN 80- THOUSAND, AND 100- THOUSAND DOLLARS. IF THE INCOME IS ABOVE THAT THEN THE CREDITS AREN'T AVAILABLE.))
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((There are some restrictions with these credits, so Duerk says it might be a good idea to check with an accountant first. I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 51 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
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Up next,
The Philadephia Eagles soared to a victory on the gridiron.
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and,
The Birds of Baltimore are flying high after eliminating the Mariners in the pennant race.
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Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Mariners


For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Orioles are headed to the American League Championship Series.
Baltimore beat Seattle 3 games to one in the division playoffs.
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The Oriole fans are already celebrating a potential trip to the World Series as the two teams prepared for the game.
A Jeff Roboulet homer made it one to nothing in the first, then Cal Ripken hits a single to the corner in right field, scoring a run to make it two to nothing.
Then in the second, Seattle's Edgar Martinez takes this Mussina pitch deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Mariners trailed 2 to 1.
Baltimore put the game away in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/3/Seattle/1/;fifth

Geronimo Berroa takes Randy Johnson deep over the left field wall for a solo homer--the Orioles beat Johnson twice in the series and take it three games to one.
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((RANDY JOHNSON/MARINERS PITCHER: ))
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Yankees


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=Yankees/Indians


In Cleveland, the Indians needed a win to force a fifth game with the Yankees and they got it.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :


New York got off to a good start. Paul O'Neill hits a double down the left field line, scoring Derek Jeter and the Yankees took the one to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Cecil Fielder sends this line drive to centerfield and O'Neill rounds the bases to score.
The Yankees took a 2 to 1 lead after a half an inning.
Cleveland got on the board in the SUPER=35-New York/2/Cleveland/3/;bottom

of the second. Dave Justice sends this Doc Gooden pitch over the right field wall for a solo homer and Cleveland wins it in the ninth 3 to 2.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Eagles


The Philadelphia Eagles rushed for more than 200 yards yesterday afternoon, in a 24 to 10 win over the Washington Redskins.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :


The Eagles got their first score on the ground. Ty Detmer drops back to pass, but he tucks it in and scores from four yards out to make it seven to nothing.
The Redskins defense has had problems with the rush. With 13 minutes left in the second quarter, Ricky Watters dives over the top for the score to make it 14 to nothing.
Washington trailed 17 to three at the half. Then Gus Frerotte goes to the air and hits Terry Allen on the five yard touchdown pass to make the score 17 to 10 Eagles.
The Eagles added the icing to the
SUPER=30-Philadelphia/24/Washington/10/;cake with 13 minutes left in the

game. Watters goes left and cuts back up the gut to score and Philadelphia beats Washington 24 to 10.
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Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Charlotte Logo


Dale Jarrett didn't gain much in the points race but he did take the checkered flag winning yesterday afternoon's U-A-W G-M 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Bobby Labonte started on the outside position but he took off like a bullet lapping several cars, including Rusty Wallace, just 60 laps into the race.
Then on lap 104 pole sitter Geoff Bodine and Kevin LePage get hooked up in turn two, causing a crash that involved several cars including Ricky Rudd. Labonte received minor damage in the crash.
South Boston's Jeff Burton is becoming a regular up front and he passed Dale Jarrett to take the lead shortly after the caution.
The Intimadator, Dale Earnhardt, was back in the mix also--he took his turn up front to lead the race with 170 laps complete.
Points leader Jeff Gordon couldn't find the right set up and he was running in fourth place with about 70 laps to go.
But Dale Jarrett led 85 laps and he would hold off Labonte over the final 58 circuits to win the U-A-W G-M 500 for his sixth win of the year.
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Jeff Burton sixth. Labonte was second, Earnhardt third, Mark Martin fourth, Gordon fifth and