[Diana]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--NEWSPATH LIVE]
[GRAPHIC=Princess Diana]


With tears, prayers and lots of flowers people around the world are remembering princess Diania.
It was one year ago today that Diana was killed in a Paris car crash.
In Britian, the flag is flying at half staff on government buildings and royal residences-- and piles of flowers have been placed outside the gates of Diana's former London home.
Meantime, the French investigation into the crash that killed her continues.
Lee Cowan is in London with the latest.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-London;]
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[SUPER=03-Kensington Palace; ]
[SUPER=03-Balmoral, Scotland; ]
[SUPER=01-David Starkey/Historian;]



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AT KENSINGTON PALACE, IT COULD HAVE BEEN LAST AUTGUST. A SMALLER, MORE COMPOSED CROWD OF MOURNERS PERHAPS, BUT A CROWD NONTHELESS.

(NAT)


BY THIS TIME A YEAR AGO, LONDON WAS IN THE MIDST OF THE EARLY STAGES OF AN EPIDEMIC OF GRIEF.. OR SO IT SEEMED.
SMALL GESTURES OF CONDOLENCES TURNED INTO SOME 15 TONS OF FLOWERS THAT SPENT THE BETTER PART OF A SAD WEEK BLOOMING OUT OF THE STREETS OF LONDON, IN FRONT OF ANY PLACE PRINCESS DIANA EVER TOUCHED.

(NAT)



(LOCATOR: KENSINGTON PALACE, LONDON)


ON THIS, THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH, THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. THERE ARE FLOWERS AGAIN IN THE HUNDREDS. THERE ARE CARDS AND CANDLES, BUT POLLS ARE SHOWING MOST HERE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.

(LOCATOR: BALMORAL, SCOTLAND)


THE ROYAL FAMILY, INCLUDING PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY, IS GRIEVING IN PRIVATE AT BALMORAL CASTLE. PRINCESS DIANA'S FAMILY.. BEHIND THE WALLS OF HER ANCESTORAL HOME AT ALTHORP NEAR HER GRAVE. IT MAY HAVE TAKEN A YEAR, BUT MANY HERE SEEM FINALLY READY TO MOVE ON.

(SOT/MOS) "Everywhere you go, it's all Diana, Diana, Diana. And, I

just think it's too much. They should leave her alone now."

(SOT/MOS) "I think people like to be sentimental, it's in all of us,

but I think it will slowly die out."
THERE ARE OTHER CHANGES TOO. THE ROYAL FAMILY HAS TRIED AND SUCCEEDED TO PROJECT A MORE FRIENDLY, DOWN TO EARTH IMAGE.. FOLLOWING THE MODEL OF PRINCESS DIANA.
PRINCE CHARLES HAS BECOME THE MAN MOST IN BRITAIN WOULD LIKE TO SEE KING. HIS APPROVAL RATINGS.. THE HIGHEST THEY'VE BEEN IN YEARS. ALL OF IT, SOME ARGUE, WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE IF DIANA WERE STILL HERE.

(SOT) David Starkey/Historian "Charles no longer has a rival. Diana

alive challeged all the conventions. Diana dead somehow becomes convention."

(STANDUP) Lee Cowan/CBS News "Still, for all those not wanting to

remember her publicly today, there are thousands who will do so privately. As one mourner suggested, Diana's image is not fading.. it is growing roots. Sometimes what's not seen is more powerful that what is. Lee Cowan, CBS News, London." ))

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[Kabuki-fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-53; TC 49:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Fire severely damaged a Japanese Steakhouse in Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The first call came in as a burglar alarm at about 6:30.
About the time city police arrived, someone at the radio station next door saw smoke billowing out of the restaurant and called 9-1-1.
The battalion chief estimates damage in excess of 100-thousand dollars.
The owner says he's ready to begin repairs.
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[SOT 10:00:50]
[IN Q=Hopefully finish]

((HOPEFULLY FINISH IN ONE WEEK. WE HAVE A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WAITING TO COME HERE. EVEn FIREFIGHTER PEOPLE SAY, "GOT TO COME. I GOT TO COME." WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Akio Koeda/Restauranteur]
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[OUT Q=as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Koeda (coe-AID-uh) has been in business here for 16 years, and says he's never had a problem... until now.
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[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-J;from satellite and 98-46 TC 1:37:17]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


All nine justices of the U-S Supreme Court are in Richmond today... to pay final respects to retired Justice Lewis Powell Junior.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Richmond/Today]


Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor are speaking at today's funeral in Grace Presbytarian Church.
Powell served on the high court for 15 years after he was selected by then-President Richard Nixon.
He was considered a moderate.
[SUPER=03-Lexington/April 4, 1992]


Powell was a graduate of Washington and Lee in Lexington.
He died last week after struggling with pneumonia.
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[RUSSIA-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-A]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


With Russia in economic and political trouble, President Clinton heads off this afternoon to meet President Boris Yeltsin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


In Moscow today lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Yeltsin's nomination of Viktor Chernomyrdin as prime minister.
The vote in the lower chamber of of Parliament came after more than three hours of bitter debate
Communist lawmakers are again calling for Yeltsin's resignation.
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[NORTH-KOREA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Japanese officials are still trying confirm the exact landing of a missile fired by North korea this morning.
Some news organizations report part of the missile flew over northeastern Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean.
South Korea says it was a newly developed, long-range model.
The test is seen as raising the security stakes in the region, since the missile could hit South Korea and much of Japan.

[Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-B;from 597-52 1/29/98]
[GRAPHIC=Emmitt Cressell]


There's more support for the theory that the burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson County was racially motivated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/January]


Prosecutor J-D Bolt signed a document stating that Emmitt Cressell Jr., one of two white men accused in the murder of Garnett G-P Johnson, shot at 2 black teenagers and yelled racial slurs at them only weeks before the slaying.
Cressell was NOT charged in the shooting.
Cressell's co-defendant in the Johnson case, Louis Ceparano, will serve two life terms after a deal in which he pleaded guilty to capital murder and robbery.
Cressell faces a capital murder trial in late October.
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[Racism-Statement]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-55; TC 50:20]
[GRAPHIC=Race Relations]


Local Presbyterians say the Grayson County case is just another example that more needs to be done to eliminate racism in society.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Presbytery of the Peaks announced today it has adopted a 12- point plan to combat racism in its member communities.
Church officials want their congregations to do more than just TALK about being tolerant of others.
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[SOT 22:54:19]
[IN Q=A plan that]

((ANDREW PROPHETT/TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN: A PLAN THAT IS DESIGNED TO BRING UP THE ISSUE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS BEING ADDRESSED IN EACH OF THE 144 CHURCHES, THAT THERE IS DIALOGUE, THAT THERE IS RESPONSE AND THERE IS SOMETHING ACTUALLY ON PAPER THAT IS BEING CARRIED OUT TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF RACISM.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Prophett/Task Force Chairman; :00]
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[OUT Q=issue of racism.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Presbytery of the Peaks has 23- thousand members across central and southwest Virginia.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


When News 7 at Noon returns, Roanoke city school kids say goodbye to summer break, and hello to a newly-renovated middle school.
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[VO-NAT]


And after a deadly Labor Day weekend on Virginia highways last year, state police want to make sure drivers are on their best behavior this weekend.
Details coming up, right now Patrick has a look at your forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Airlines-strike]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


The strike by Northwest pilots is now in its third day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]


Negotiators for the airline and the pilots' union say they are ready to start talks again, but no sessions have been scheduled.
White House officials say if the strike lasts until Labor Day, President Clinton might order a 60-day ``cooling off'' period as he did with an American Airlines pilots' strike last year.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In the meantime, thousands of passengers, some local, have have been left scrambling to find travel alternatives.
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[local bite field tape]
[IN Q=]

((BOB WAGNER/STRANDED NORTHWEST PASSENGER; WHEN WE BOOKED THIS FLIGHT THREE OR FOUR WEEKS AGO, THERE WAS SOME POTENTIAL. BUT THE TRIP WAS IMPORTANT AND I COULDN'T CANCEL. I MOVED IT FROM SATURDAY TO FRIDAY WITH HOPES OF LATCHING ON. I EVEN CALLED LAST NIGHT, TWO NIGHTS AHEAD AND IT'S STILL PRETTY FULL. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Wagner/Stranded Northwest Passenger;]
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[OUT Q=it's still pretty full.]
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[VO-NAT]


The major sticking points for Northwest and its more than six- thousand pilots are job security and compensation.
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[Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-50 TC 1:43:06]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


It's the first day back in the classroom for students in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


And it's the first day in more than a year that students have gone to class at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
The school was closed for a 9-and-half million dollar renovation.
It's bigger than ever.
And it includes three big, state-of-the art computer labs.
The school's principal said it's taking some time for everyone to get used to the new digs.
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[IN Q=we've just]

((KAY DUFFY/PRINCIPAL: WE'VE JUST BEEN EXCITED TO SEE SO MANY STUDENTS. WE KNEW WE'D HAVE A LOT BUT WE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT WE'D HAVE QUITE AS MANY. SO IT'S JUST BEEN A BUSY DAY MAKING SURE EVERYONE HAS A SCHEDULE AND A PLACE TO BE -- TO CALL HOME -- FOR THE NEXT 9 MONTHS. ))
[SUPER=01-Kay Duffy/Principal;]
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[VO-NAT]


There are close to 700 students at the school,
Including eighth graders from Addison Middle School.
That school is being renovated THIS year.
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[E-V-WIL-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-45; 1:59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mary Baldwin/V-Wil]


The first class of Mary Baldwin College's all-female cadet corps is now entering its senior year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;]


The program is called V-WIL or "Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership".
And, 43-new freshmen, called (Nah-lls)"nULLs", were officially accepted into the program yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An induction ceremony and military parade took place yesterday to mark the program's 4th anniversary.


[Road-Checks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC 1:44:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia State police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


State police will have three-fourths of its force on the roads from Friday through Monday. It's part of a program called CARE or "Combined Accident Reduction Effort". Last Labor Day weekend, there were 16 fatalities on Virginia roads and 175 people were arrested for drunk driving.
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[SOT=14:35:32]
[IN Q=These are the]

((TROOPER BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE; THESE ARE THE TYPE OF VIOLATIONS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO TARGET. GETTING THESE DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD AND REDUCING ACCIDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Carpentieri/Virginia State Police;]
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[OUT Q=ACCIDENTS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The effort will take place throughout the nation and Canada. State and local police will also put in place their "Smart, Safe and Sober" program. Officers will hold safety belt and child safety seat check points at unannounced locations. That program will begin a few days before the CARE effort.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


STill to come, it's more than just a game to Lynchburg.
We'll tell you why golf will bring the Hill City a big boost.
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[VO-NAT]


And just when you thought the hype was finished, video stores across the country prepare to open at midnight and revive James Cameron's Titanic.
The story's coming up.
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[E-Ag-Classroom]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-58; 26:07]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Lynchburg students are getting more than the three R's in school these days.
The Virginia Farm Bureau is bringing Agriculture to the classroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;]


Elementary school teachers are being offered free teaching materials to incorporate into their everyday lesson plans.
The idea is to teach children that agriculture affects their everyday lives.
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[SOT 4:33:35]
[IN Q=And we think]

((JAY POOLE/AG IN THE CLASSROOM: AND WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT VEHICLE TO TELL A REALLY GOOD STORY ABOUT AGRICULTURE THESE DAYS. AGRICULTURE IS NOT REALLY THE FARMER WITH THE OVERALLS AND THE PITCHFORK ANYMORE, IT'S THE FARMER THAT HAS A VERY EXPENSIVE TRACTOR WITH A SATELLITE DISH ON THE TRACTOR THAT TALKS TO A SATELLITE UP IN ORBIT. THAT'S WHAT AGRICULTURE IS TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Poole/Ag In The Classroom; :00]
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[OUT Q=agriculture is today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Poole says teaching children about agriculture now will make them better- informed voters when they're grown up.
It also opens up new career paths they might not have been aware of.
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[E-Golf-Tourney]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-59; 22:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Lynchburg gets a big economic boost as it hosts a pro golfing event later this fall.
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[VO-NAT]


City leaders announced last week that the Ivy Hills Golf Club would host the PGA Senior Series tour the week of October 12th.
Mayor Pete Warren says having the pro event in town will put hundreds of people in local hotels and restaurants.
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[SOT 2:58:36]
[IN Q=I think just]

((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK JUST TO HAVE THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY THAT WILL BE JUST A FUN 4 TO 5 DAYS FOR LYNCHBURG THAT WOULD BE SO DIFFERENT. WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN TERMS OF A MAJOR TOURNAMENT AND I JUST THINK IT WOULD ADD MUCH TO THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE FOR OUR CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Warren/Lynchburg Mayor; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=for our citizens.]
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[VO-NAT]


144 pro golfers are expected to compete in the tournament.
It also will be carried on a tape- delayed basis by The Golf Channel.
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[titanic]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you were among the very few who didn't contribute to its box office net of one point eight billion, now's your chance to find out what all the hype was about.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Titanic"]

[10:33:53]
The blockbuster movie "Titanic" is set for home video release tomorrow.
[super=04-Paramount Pictures;]

Some area video stores plan to open at midnight for fans who just can't wait until morning.
The double-cassette package will sell for around 25 dollars.
But some retailers will charge as little as ten bucks.
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[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=Common Sense]
[GRAPHIC=Common Sense]


The Wall Street roller coaster took some steep falls last week.
But foreign-market turmoil behind the dives isn't necessarily a BAD thing.
Scott Goldberg has details in this week's Common SEnse.
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[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards & Sons; :15]
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["Common Sense SU" at TC 01:47]
((Weak foreign economies may be dragging down the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
But those same economies are propping up some American stocks and bringing American consumers some lower prices at the store.
Here's stockbroker George Brammer.
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[SOT 11 10 05]

["STOCK-MARKET" tape]
[IN Q=THE RESULT]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS & SONS: THE RESULT OF THIS FOREIGN CRISIS PROBABLY IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO SOME CORPORATIONS LIKE RETAILERS. AND IT PROBABLY WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO CONSUMERS. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO BUY PRODUCTS AT CHEAPER PRICES TODAY, LATER THIS YEAR, THAN YOU COULD BUY THEM A YEAR AGO.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=YEARS AGO]

["Common Sense SU" at]
That's assuming that the American economy stays immune to what's plaguing foreign countries, and that the Americans stay employed and keep a good supply of spending money.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 114 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, more major league action from over the outfield wall.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, a world class victory celebration for a BIG team of LITTLE leaguers from New Jersey. We'll have the story, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[Homers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=Maris Chase]


Sammy Sosa pulled even with Mark McGwire yesterday in the chase for the single season home run record. Then McGwire did him one better.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]


Last night in St. Louis, McGwire sends this pitch way over the outfield wall. The three run shot came in the seventh inning of the Cardinal's match up with the Braves. McGwire now has 55, six shy of the record.
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


Sammy's shot came earlier in the day at Coor's Field. The two-run homer over the left field wall gives him a total of 54 homers- one behind McGwire for the home run lead.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX Sports;]


Ken Griffey Junior, who trails in the chase, takes this pitch deep over the right centerfield wall for a three run homer. Griffey hit one in the 8-th also, he now has 47 homers- 8 behind McGwire.

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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-16]
[GRAPHIC=New Hampshire]


Jeff Gordon racked up some extra miles at the C-M-T 300 yesterday in New Hampshire, as he took another lap around victory lane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNN Sports; :]


South Boston's Jeff Burton was charging to the front with 195 laps to go. He was running third after passing Bobby Labonte.
Burton was chasing Mark Martin. Martin would lead the early part of the race and he was the leader with over 180 laps to go.
Gordon dropped back as far as 17-th, but he was moving to the front, taking over the 10-th spot. Gordon had one of the fastest cars on the track.
A caution came out several laps later, when Martin goes low on the track and clips Rich Bickle. Jarrett takes the lead when Martin drifts up the track.
Gordon took on two tires on the lap 2-33 caution, and he holds off Mark Martin to win the C-M-T 300.
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[IN Q="Again like...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/CMT 300 Winner; :]
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[OUT Q=...Dupont chevrolet."]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


John Andretti was third, Jarrett fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.

[McKnight]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-25]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


Tom McKnight of Galax was in the hunt yesterday for the U-S Amateur golf Championship.
But in the end, he lost to Hank Kuehne (KEE-NEE) 2 and 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY/NBC Sports; :]


McKnight trailed for most of yesterday's round, but when he made this long putt on hole 33 he would cut Kuehne's lead to one hole with three holes left to play.
Then after missing a putt on the final hole, he conceded the match- giving Kuehne the national title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="All you can...]
[SUPER=01-Hank Kuehne/U.S. Amateur Champion; :]
[SUPER=01-Tom McKnight/Finishes Second; :]
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[OUT Q=...was down."]
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[Little-League]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports Generic]


The "Beasts from the East" are the toast of Toms River, New Jersey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toms River, NJ;]

[4:22;39]
The town's little league world series champions arrived home yesterday to a heroes' welcome.
Thousands of fans lined the roads to greet the boys who captured the title with a dramatic win over a team from Japan on Saturday.
It's the first Little League championship for a U-S team in five years.
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