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((REP. HENRY HYDE:the 20th century has been referred to ...with dignity and pride.))
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The road toward President Clinton's possible impeachment has begun on Capitol Hill.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And looking for answers in Bedford County after a dog uncovers skeletal remains.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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The House Judiciary Committee has begun a daylong hearing into whether it should take the next step and hold full, presidential impeachment hearings.
Republicans want an open-ended inquiry.
Democrats want to put a deadline on the inquiry and to limit its scope to Mr. Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Capitol Hill.
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[11:30]
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Barney Frank/(D) Massachussetts;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Judiciary Committee Chairman;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. James Sensenbrenner/(R) Wisconsin;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Conyers/(D) Michigan;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Schumer/(D) New York;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. William McCollum/(R) Florida;]
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[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
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[Blevins]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-55 TC1:25:17]
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A former Shawsville wrestling coach pleaded guilty in Montgomery County this morning to having sex with three female students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Two of the young girls attended Shawsville High school...
The third girl was a student of Michael Blevins when he taught in Wythe County.
Prosecutors charged Blevins in Montgomery County because the young girl traveled to Shawsville to visit Blevins and they had sex at his apartment.
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[ANCHOR=MEL]
[SS=HOLD]


Blevins has already pleaded guilty in Wythe and Smyth counties to charges there pertaining to the same girl.
The guilty pleas Blevins entered today are part of a plea agreement.
He has not yet been sentenced in any of the counties.

[Moneta-Body]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Bedford County deputies believe the body found near Moneta last week is that of a Shenandoah County man suspected of abducting his girlfriend.
Investigators in Woodstock say he's 26-year old Robert Phillip Turner.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The body was discovered by a dog last Thursday.
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((HOLLIE MYERS: IT WAS JUST ... IT WAS JUST A SKULL. A HUMAN SKULL. VERY OBVIOUSLY A HUMAN SKULL.))
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The remains were discovered in the area where an abandoned car was found three weeks ago.
That car belonged to Turner's girlfriend.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Authorities still do not have a positive identification and say any identification will be by dental records.
Bedford authorities expect to relase more information this afternoon.
They do not suspect foul play.

[E-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-53; 1:37:04]
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Police in Danville are looking for leads in a murder there.
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Officers went to a call at 117 Slade Street yesterday.
They found the body of 51-year old Elliot Lee Jeffries lying on a bed.
Police say the body had several wounds to the chest and was covered with blood.
The body will be sent to the medical examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy.
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[S-Leyva]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-56; 59:37]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Mario "Tony" Leyva should stay in jail-- that according to the judge who sentenced him and eight congressmen.
The evangelist was scheduled to be paroled October 20th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1989;]

[use file from 98-61, 21:47]
But, after receiving dozens of opposition letters, the U.S. Parole Commission has voted to review the case.
Leyva was sentenced in 1988 to 20 years in prison after admitting he sexually abused at least 100 boys.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Leyva's mandatory parole date is still two years away.

[Finn]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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Doctors say Former T-V news anchor Hugh Finn will slowly drift away with little hunger or pain now that his feeding tube has been disconnected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

[from 98-60]
Finn has been in a vegetative state since a 19-95 car accident.
His feeding tube was removed Thursday and on Friday Governor Gilmore gave up his fight to keep Finn alive.
That after an emergency ruling from the Virginia Supreme Court siding with Finn's family.
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[4:05:30]
Yesterday the Christian Defense Coalistion held a prayer vigil and Rally at the nursing home where Finn is being treated.
His parents joined the vigil.
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[4:05;18-26]
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[OUT Q=especially the children, especially the children.]
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Doctors expect Finn to die within two weeks.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A surprise plea in the trial of the 15-year old boy accused of shooting eight of his high school classmates.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Ferrum College is one of the five Virginia colleges asked by the Methosdist Church to ban alcohol.
We'll find out what some students think of the plan.
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[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is out with his report on the Kosovo crisis.
In it, he concludes that the most recent atrocities in the Serbian province HAVE been committed by Yugoslav forces.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brussels, Belgium;]

[10:08:31]
NATO members had been waiting for the report to determine whether to take military action against Serb targets, in an effort to get President Milosevic to back off.
U-S Diplomat Richard Holbrooke met with NATO leaders today and afterwards said the situation in Kosovo is as serious as ever.
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((RICHARD HOLBROOKE:HERE AT NATO...SERIOUS, INTENSE, AND SUSTAINED. ))
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[SUPER=03-Laarbruch, Germany]

[10:32:14]
Meantime, Britain is-- sending Harrier warplanes to bolster the NATO strike force for possible action against Yugoslavia.
Four British Harrier warplanes left the Royal Air Force's base in Germany today for southern Italy.
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[Carneal-trial]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Just as jury selection was about to begin in the Kentucky school shooting trial a surprise move.
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[VO-NAT]
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[10:05:20]
Fifteen year old Michael Carneal pleaded guilty.
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He was charged with killing three classmates and wounding five others last December at his High School in Paducah.
Under the plea arrangement, the judge agreed to accept the pleas on condition that the maximum penalty -- life in prison without possibility of parole for 25 years -- would be imposed.
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[E-Ferrum-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-69; 11:35]
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[THERE IS AN ANCHOR TAG!!]
The United Methodist wants five Virginia colleges to go dry.
Those schools are Shenandoah University, Randoph Macon, Randolph Macon Woman's College, Virginia Wesleyan, and Ferrum College.
What do students think about an alcohol ban?
Tina Tenret visited Ferrum College to find out.
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Methodist tradition rings loudly through Ferrum College.
Methodists created this school, guide it and give it money.
So last spring, when Virginia Methodists asked affiliated schools to ban alcohol -- they put Ferrum College in a tight spot.
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((DAN MILLER/FERRUM COLLEGE: WHAT WE HAVE TO BALANCE IS OUR HERITAGE AS A METHODIST AFFILIATED COLLEGE AND THAT OF BEING AN INDEPENDENT COLLEGE.)) [RUNS10]
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The school's alcohol policy says it supports the position of the church, that it's wise not to drink.
But that's a far cry from outlawing alcohol altogether.
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((RON PERKINSON/SENIOR: IT'S PROBABLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHY NOT? PERKINSON: ESPECIALLY HERE. BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING TO DO. THERE'S NO CLUBS CLOSE BY AND OF COURSE, COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO DRINK AND THE ONLY PLACE TO DO IT IS PRETTY MUCH HERE.)) [RUNS17]
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If the ban were approved, even students who can legally drink could not drink here.
And driving off campus for a beer would mean facing these narrow, remote curves on the way home.
A Ferrum student died on these Franklin County roads last year.
College officials say alcohol was a factor.
Students and faculty are drawing up a recommendation -- some suggest a compromise.
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((JOANNA CHOPSKI/STUDENT: TEACHING STUDENTS TO DEAL MORE WITH THE ISSUES THAT GO ALONG WITH ALCOHOL RATHER THAN JUST COMPLETELY ERADICATING ANY POSSIBILITY OF ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS, BECAUSE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO FIND A WAY TO BREAK THE RULES AND I THINK IT'S MORE EDUCATING THEM ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY THAN JUST COMPLETELY STRIPPING THEM OF THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SOMETHING.)) [RUNS22]
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But at its spring conference, Virginia Methodists said simply discouraging the use of alcohol is not enough.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE FERRUM COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISION NEXT MARCH. THERE ARE 32 TRUSTEES. FOUR ARE REVERENDS AND ONE IS A BISHOP WITH THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FERRUM.)) [RUNS13]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Alcohol Awareness Week at Ferrum College starts today.





[Franklin-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=None]
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Franklin County parents are getting a crash course in law.
Starting this month, sheriff's deputies will teach parents of seventh graders about their legal rights and responsibilities.
The program lasts three months.
It's part of Virginia's Class Action program -- in which law enforcement officials teach law to middle and high school students.
The Franklin County pilot program received 20-thousand-dollars in support from the Governor's Office. [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


900 years after they were first buried, the remains of some Monacan Indians are returned to a tribal burial ground in Amherst County.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the works of one of the world's most recognized painters come to Washington.
That story, when the news continues.
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[S-Triad-Program]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The elderly are becoming a common target for scam artists and other criminals.
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[VO-NAT]
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Now senior citizens are learning how to fight back.
About two dozen residents turned out in Lynchburg last week to learn more about the "TRIAD" program.
TRIAD encourages elderly residents to volunteer with their local police departments.. and in the process, learn how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
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((PAUL GILLIS/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIORS TO HELP PROTECT OTHER SENIORS. IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THOSE THAT WOULD PERPETRATE CRIMINAL OFFENSES ON SENIORS THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND TAKE IT JUST SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY'RE ELDERLY. THEY'RE GOING TO BE ACTIVE, PROACTIVE AND THEY'RE GOING TO STOP CRIME BEING PERPETRATED ON SENIORS.))
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Gillis says there are more than three dozen TRIAD programs already in place across Virginia.
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After ten years in a Richmond warehouse, twenty boxes of Monacan Indian remains are now back in a tribal burial ground.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; ]


The remains were dug up in an archaeological dig in Orange County.
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Yesterday they were reburied in a sacred ceremony in Amherst County.
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN CHIEF: THEY WEREN'T JUST REMAINS, THEY WERE OUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS, OUR GRANDFATHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS WE WERE PUTTING TO REST.)) ((KARENNE WOOD/MONACAN DESCENDANT: IT'S PROVIDED A KIND OF A CLOSING OF A CIRCLE FOR US, A WAY TO HELP US PUT BACK SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL WAS TAKEN AWAY.))
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[VO-NAT]


Monacan leaders are still working to recover more remains.
They hope to have 48-boxes of remains from a turn of the century dig in Rockbridge County returned next spring.
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[VAN-GOGH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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Art lovers by the hundreds are flocking to Washington D-C.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[7:48:36]
The largest Van Gogh exhibit in the United States in 25 years is under way at the National Gallery of Art.
The priceless paintings are on loan from the Van Gogh musuem in Amsterdam well it undergoes renovations.
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((PHILIP CONISBEE, CURATOR, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART HE S A GREAT PAINTER. I THINK HIS PAINTINGS ARE VERY DIRECT IMMEDIATE STATEMENTS. I THINK THEY REALLY DO REACH OUR EMOTIONS. ))
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The exhibit runs through January third.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down 128-points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, the Redskins come up empty for the fifth week in a row.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, there's a new Mr. October in San Diego. We'll have highlights from the Padres big win over Houston, coming up when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[Race]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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Mark Martin held off a strong charge by the Burton brothers to take the checkered flag at the U-A-W G-M 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :]


Jeff Gordon and battled Martin for the early lead.
On lap 94, the red flag came out when sewer water began pouring onto the track. Ward Burton would lead when the race resumed.
Martin would make his move, and he led at the halfway point.
Then, Bobby Labonte slid to the top of the track. The wreck would collect 11 cars including Rusty Wallace, Dale Eaarnhardt, Mike Skinner and Sterling Marlin.
Ward Burton was running a strong second on lap 249.
And brother Jeff, who was a lap down, would pass Gordon on lap 265 to take over the sixth position on the track.
But Mark Martin, who started on the outside front row, cruises in for the win.
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Ward Burton was second, Jeff Burton third, Bobby Hamilton fourth and Jeff Gordon finished fifth.


[Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Former Ferrum standout Chris Warren rushed for over a hundred yards and backup Q-B Jason Garrett improved to 2 and 1 as a starter as the Cowboys handed Washington their fifth loss of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/FOX Sports; :]


The Skins had the early lead. Ken Harvey recovers the fumble at midfield. Then, Trent Green hits Leslie Shepherd on the 40 yard pass to put Washington up 7-nothing.
In the second quarter, down by 4, the Cowboy's Emmitt Smith runs it in for a 10- 7 Dallas lead.
And later in the second quarter Garrett finds Ernie Mills on the 43 yard touchdown pass. Cowboys go up 17 to 7.
Warren would add two touchdowns in the second half.
[SUPER=30-Dallas/31/Washington/10/;]

This six yard run made it 24 to 10 and the Cowboys go on to win it 31 to 10.
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[Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX Sports; :]


The Braves aren't the only hot team in Atlanta. The Falcons needed only 48 seconds to score three touchdowns against the Panthers.
Watch Tim Dwight take the opening kickoff and carry the ball 93 yards to put the Falcons up 7- nothing.
Atlanta didn't stop there.Chris Chandler
[SUPER=30-Atlanta/51/Carolina/23/;]

hits Tony Martin on the 30 yard touchdown pass and the Falcons beat the Panthers 51 to 23.
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[Bills]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
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The N-F-L finally found someone to stop the San Francisco Forty-Niners, and the victor came in the unlikely form of the winless Buffalo Bills.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/FOX Sports; :]


The 49-ers start off on the wrong side of the ball. Garrison Hearst fumbles, the Bills' Henry Jones recovers, and then Antwan Smith goes outside, comes back in and scores on the six-yard run.
10- nothing Buffalo.
Then in the second quarter, Rob Johnson hits
[SUPER=30-Buffalo/26/San Francisco/21/;]

Quinn Early on the short touchdown, and the Bills go on to beat the Niners 26 to 21.
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[MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-28]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


The Jim Leyritz show continued last night in San Diego.
The Padres beat the Astros 6- 1 to advance to the National League championship series against Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/FOX Sports; :]


Leyritz got to work early, hitting his third homer of the series off Randy Johnson.
San Diego goes up 1- nothing.
But Houston ties it up in the fourth. Craig Biggio scores on Jeff Bagwell's grounder up the middle. That ties the game at one.
The Padres scored again on an error in the sixth.
[SUPER=35-San Diego/6/Houston/1/;]

Sean Berry's throw to first gets by Bagwell to bring in Greg Vaughn. The Padres take the series with the 6 to one win. (------------)