[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A chase and standoff in Richmond ends in death for a police officer and the suspect.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And another vote yes for rezoning on 419 for a Home Depot.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Richmond-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-62 TC48:37]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A Richmond police officer was shot and killed after a chase and standoff this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The gunman also died in the incident which started in neighboring Henrico County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Around 3:15 this morning]

((CYNTHIA PRICE/RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT: AROUND 3:15 THIS MORNING A PURSUIT BEGAIN IN HENRICO COUNTY WHICH CAME INTO THE CITY OF RICHMOND. SOMETIME DURING THE INCIDENT ONE OF THE RICHMOND POLICE OFFICERS WAS SHOT.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Price/Richmond Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=was shot.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officer Thomas McMahon, a 20-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed by a man firing from a truck police pursued into Richmond's east end.
The suspect held police at bay for several hours, until he was shot and taken to a local hospital.
The suspect's name hasn't been released.
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[Wright]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Mornin]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


The man convicted of killing an Ethiopian immigrant nine years ago in Fairfax County faces execution tonight.
Dwayne Allen Wright would be the first person in 74 years to be executed in Virginia for crimes committed as a minor.
He would also be the tenth inmate executed this year, a new modern Virginia record.
Wright's lawyers filed an appeal with the U-S Supreme Court yesterday, saying he suffered brain damage as a child.

Several jurors recently said they would not have recommended a death sentence if they new about the brain damage.

[Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-68]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot Rezoning]


Roanoke County citizens once again aired their concerns about the Home Depot controversy last night, but to no avail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The board of supervisors did not change its decision to approve the rezoning request. About 60 residents voiced their displeasure with the decision and some got personal, specifically with chairman Bob Johnson, about how the government conducts business.
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[SOT=20:39:42]
[IN Q=SOUTH CAROLINA]

((DOUG BASHAM/CAVE SPRING CITIZEN GROUP CO-CHAIR; SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR FRITZ HOLLINS ONCE SAID SIN CAN BE FORGIVEN BUT STUPIDITY IS FOREVER. FOR ALL THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE IN ROANOKE COUNTY, IT'S A SHAME THAT IN CAVE SPRING AND WINDSOR HILLS, YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THIS STUPID ACTIVITY.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Cave Spring Citizen Group Co-Chair;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=STUPID ACTIVITY.]
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[Dissolve to Pinnacle MAP] It has been noted that the home improvement store would increase traffic along 419 and Brambleton Avenue. But supervisor Harry Nickens says an incomplete traffic impact report shows that a new traffic pattern would improve motorist congestion in the area. The project still may be far from going forward due to a lawsuit filed by a citizens group against the county.
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[L'Burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal ]


Lynchburg's city council will wait before moving to enlarge the Diamond Hill Historic District.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


In 1979, the city demolished some buildings to make way for the Lynchburg Expressway.
In return the city created the historic district and also promised to eventually make those empty parcels part of the district.
Preservationists say the time has come.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And we feel]

((HAL DEVENING/HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ATTORNEY: AND WE FEEL IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO MAKE THE DISTRICT CONTIGUOUS, PROVIDE BUFFERS TO PROTECT THE PROPERTIES ALREADY IN IT.)) ((BOBBY SLAUGHTER/OPPOSES HISTORIC DESIGNATION: IF THESE PROPERTIES WERE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT, THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED 20 YEARS AGO WHEN DIAMOND HILL BECAME A HISTORIC DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=01-Hal Devening/Historical Society's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Slaughter/Opposes Historic Designation; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=a historic district.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council delayed any action on the expansion until next year.
That's when a group of property owners is expected to make another attempt to secede from the historic district.
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[RUDOLPH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bombing supsect Eric Rudolph is still at large, but soon he'll be facing even more charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:03:37]
The Justice Department today is expected to charge Rudolph with the 19-96 Olympic Park bombing and two other Altanta bombings in '97.
One at an abortion clinic.
The other at a gay bar.
Rudolph is already charged with the January bombing of an abortion clinic in Alabama.
Rudolph is on the F-B-I's Ten Most Wanted List, with a one million-dollar reward on his head.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[army-spy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria;]


A retired Army sergeant is behind bars this afternoon charged with spying for the Soviets.
David Boone was arrested in Washington D-C where he was lured from his home in Germany by undercover F-B-I agents.


Boone was allegedly paid 60 thousand dollars for national security agency documents between 1988 and 1991.
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[clinton-intern]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel ]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


President Clinton could be facing fewer potential impeachment charges.
House Judiciary Committe Chairman Henry Hyde tells the Washington Post the list of 15 possible offenses may be narrowed down to just the ones that are "most provable".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Meantime, the woman at the center of the Clinton scandal is moving.
Monica Lewinsky is leaving her Watergate apartment.
She's already sent out goodbye notes to her neighbors, apologizing for any trouble her media attention may have caused them.
[SUPER=03-Tampa, Fl;]

[4:06:40]
One of her famous neighbors is former Senator Bob Dole, who seems to have softened his position on investigating the President.
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[SOT]

[4:06:49]
[IN Q=]

(( BOB DOLE:GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLEMAKE SURE YOU TREAT THIS AS A VERY SERIOUS CASE, BUT BE FAIR TO THE PRESIDENT; BE VERY FAIR TO EVERYBODY ELSE WHO'S CALLED AS A WITNESS. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Former Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=who's called as a witness.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[s=hold]


The White House, meantime, is dismissing Hyde's suggestion of streamlining the impeachment allegations as just politics.

[BUDGET]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Budget]


White House and Congressional negotiators are meeting again today as the budget battle rages on.
The major sticking point involves the president's plan to hire 100- thousand more teachers.
If a compromise is not reached today Congress will have to enact a fourth temporary spending plan to keep the government running.[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The first of two-thousand international inspectors are in Kosovo.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And his home was flooded by a half-million gallons of water when a water tank collapsed.
Now a Southwest Virginia doctor is suing the town of Pennington Gap.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Water-Tower-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Back in May, a water tower collapsed and sent 500-thousand gallons of water rushing through his home.
Now, Doctor Bahman Payman wants the town of Pennington Gap to pay up-- to the tune of 110-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lee Co./May]


Back in May, the tank was hit by lightning and exploded.
That sent water gushing through Payman's home, collapsing a brick wall.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Payman says, for years, town officials knew the tank was defective and deteriorating but failed to fix it.
Two other families have also sued the town over the incident.

[S-Tech-Dancer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-57 1:21:56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Police have charged a sixth Virginia Tech fraternity member for his alleged role in a party involving an exotic dancer.
He faces charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Bond was set at 75- hundred dollars for 19- year old Nicholas Desarno (Da-Sar-no).
An exotic dancer from Roanoke says the Tech sophomore exposed himself and then tried to remove her lingerie during a fraternity party last month.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;]


Five other members of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity have already been arrested on separate charges relating to the incident.
All five are charged with felony abduction.
The exotic dancer says the men refused to let her leave the party, because she wouldn't take off ALL her clothes.
Virginia Tech police say their investigation is ongoing and that more arrests could be made.
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[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first of a two-thousand member NATO inpsection team has arrived in Kosovo to make sure President Milosevic sticks to his deal to end the brutal crackdwon on ethnic Albanians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kosovo, Serbia;]


The administration is cautiously optimistic about the U-S brokered deal.
In addition to troop withdrawal it also calls for humanitarian aid for the thousands of Albanian refugees.
The U-S is telling Milosovic that positive action is the only way to avoid NATO airstrikes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( SAndy BERGER/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: AS WE CONTINUE THROUGH THIS PERIOD, WE WILL WANT TO WATCH EVENTS IN KOSOVO VERY CLOSELY TO DETERMINE WHETHER PRESIDENT MILOSOVIC MAKES PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING THE COMMITMENTS HE HAS MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=he has made.]
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[VO-NAT]


NATO planes are still on runways in Europe, and ready to go if needed.
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[ISRAEL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Mid East Peace]


The day before the Mideast Summit is set to get underway in Washington it appears the road to peace is still a rough one.
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[VO-NAT]

[sketches] [7:30:51]
Yesterday two Israelis were shot by an unknown assailant.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says the shooting shows that land under Palestinian contraol is still being used by terrorists.
But Netanyahu says he'll still go a very long way toward negotiating an agreement on a West Bank troop pullback.
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[SOT]

[10:023-35]
[IN Q=]

((NETANYAHU:MY ONLY OBSERVATION IS IT'S TWO SIDED DEAL,...ISRAEL CAN DO ITS PART BUT THE PALESTINIANS MUST DO THEIR PART))
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=must do their part.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Just last night, Netanyahu said the shooting left NO chance for a deal.
Meanwhile, some of Netanyahu's Cabinet members are urging him not to attend tomorrow's summit. [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


New York will play host to half of World Series-- will the other half go to San Diego or Atlanta?
More about that in sports.
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[VO-NAT ]


And before you put on that spooky mask, there's a few things you may want to know about Halloween costumes and Virginia Law.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Hospital-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-52 1:50:52]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


It will probably be a few more days, at least, before the first two floors reopen at Roanoke Community Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]


The contractor who's repairing damage from last week's fire said a lot of work still needs to be done.
Emergencies other than women having babies are being sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Meanwhile, Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem is trying to accommodate patients who want to schedule outpatient surgeries.
The hospital's C-E-O says all patients need to do is make sure their insurance companies will foot the bill.
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[SOT 12 43 20]
[IN Q=MOST OF]

((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE CEO: MOST OF THE INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW REQUIRE YOU TO GET AUTHORIZATION, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S ONE WHERE WE'RE NOT ON THE PANEL, BUT AGAIN, I THINK THIS IS SUCH A UNIQUE SITUATION, IT'S A BIT MORE FLEXIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale CEO;]
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[OUT Q=more flexible]
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[VO-NAT]


Community Hospital has been closed since last Monday's boiler room fire.
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[E-Nicotrol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-55 1:38:26]
[GRAPHIC=Morn Health Check]


The American Lung Association is offering some free help for people trying to give up smoking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

On Your Mark, Get Set -- Quit is a campaign of the Association and the makers of Nicotrol. 80 free six week treatment programs of Nicotrol patches and self help booklets will be given away locally. Health officials say once the treatment program is complete, users should be smoke free.
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[SOT ub 12 07 36]
[IN Q=We get calls]

((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC: WE GET CALLS EVERYDAY FROM PEOPLE WHO WANT TO QUIT AND HAVE TROUBLE QUITTING. ON THE AVERAGE IT TAKES A PERSON FIVE TIMES TO QUIT SO MAYBE IT'S SOMEBODY THAT WE'VE TRIED TO ASSIST BEFORE AND THEY MIGHT HAVE RELAPSED AND THEY'RE READY TO TRY AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson/American Lung Assoc.; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=try again]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday was the campaign kick off to help 35-thousand smokers across the country stop smoking.
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[anchor=]
[graphic=Hold]

To qualify for the kits you must be at least 18 years old, smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day, and have no heart problems and you must not take depression medication.

[Halloween-Laws]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-64 30:35]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


The organized among us are already lining up their Halloween costumes... and that's a lot of people this year, according to an American Express survey.
That's because the holiday falls on a Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


But in Virginia, you should be aware of the law.
You can wear a mask to a holiday event.
But lose it when you go to the store or the bank before or after the party.
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[SOT 14:03:10]
[IN Q=There are]

((JERRY GUM/RICHMOND'S PREMIERE COSTUMES: THERE ARE VERY OBVIOUS THINGS. I MEAN IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO WEAR A MASK WHILE YOU'RE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT REQUIRES GOOD VISION AND SUCH.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=vision and such.]
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[VO-NAT]


So what costumes are popular here?
Monica Lewinsky is a favorite.
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[SOT 14:22:51]
[IN Q=Actually I]

((ANGEL BROOKS: ACTUALLY I HAVE NO IDEA. RIGHT NOW I'M A RUSSIAN TAVERN GIRL. hee hee hee.))04
[sot 14:24:25]

((JENNIFER DANIEL: IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE TITANIC ERA TYPE DRESS, FROM THE 20'S. I LIKED IT A LOT.))
[sot 13:59:47]

((JERRY GUM/RICHMOND'S PREMIERE COSTUMES: I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME IN WANTING TO BE PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL THIS YEAR. YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW IT'S GONNA RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Angel Brooks/Costume Shopper; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Daniel/Costume Shopper; :05]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=gonna run.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Another popular costume request, for which there is NO costume made, Teletubbies-- requested by adults.

[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 16-points
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, summer break will last through November for the N-B-A.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, the Cleveland Indians are history, and New York is looking to reclaim it's world series title. We'll have highlights from last night's clincher, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Yanks]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-21 10347TC]
[GRAPHIC=YANKS/INDIANS]


The New York Yankees have clinched the American League pennant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC; :00]


Last night they beat the Indians 9 to 5 to win the ALCS 4 games to 2.
Jim Thome watched the Yanks take a 6-to-nothing lead before he set a record with his fourth homer of the league championship series. Thome hit a grand slam in the 6th.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/5/New York/9 ;]


But in the sixth, Derek Jeter slams a two-run triple, scoring Scott Brosius and Joe Girardi. The Yankees prevail to win the game 9 to 5.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=To me this]

((JOE TORRE/YANKEES MANAGER: TO ME THIS IS THE TENSEST PART OF IT- GETTING THERE. IF WE WIN THE WORLD SERIES, WE'LL CELEBRATE. BUT GETTING THERE IS SUCH A TOUGH MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB, ESPECIALLY AGAINST A CLUB LIKE THE CLEVELAND INDIANS, WHO'VE BEEN THERE SO OFTEN. IT'S VERY SATISFYING.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=very satisfying.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Yanks will meet the winner of the Braves/Padres series in game one of the World Series on Saturday.
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[Extra]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=cwh]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]


After vacationing outside the media spotlight for a few weeks, Mark McGwire was back in front of the cameras yesterday- eating his Wheaties.
Marc Buoniconti (BWON-EH-COTTIE), who heads a foundation in his name to find a cure for paralysis, joined McGwire as the two announced that a dime from each box sold between now and November 6th will benefit the cause.
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[Collins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=PANTHERS]


Kerry Collins is no longer a Panther.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Yesterday; :00]


The quarterback, who last week said his heart just wasn't in the job any more, was released by Carolina yesterday.
He flew out of Charlotte last night saying he's looking forward to a fresh start.
The Panthers were unable to trade him before yesterday's deadline.
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[Chargers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#= from 17:50:58]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


On the heels of a four- game losing streak of their own, the San Diego Chargers yesterday fired head coach Kevin Gilbride-
replacing him with former Atlanta Falcons coach June Jones.
Jones will serve on an interim basis.
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[Anchor=Patrick]
[ss=none]


Gilbride was an assistant with Jacksonville, before going 6 and 16 with the Chargers.

[NBA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-17]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The first two weeks of the N-B-A season are gone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


Negotiations between the players union and the owners broke off after three and half hours yesterday.
The impasse forced commissioner David Stern to cancel the first 99 games of the season.
This is the first time in 51 years the N-B-A has cancelled regular season games.
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[Shawsville]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=cwh]
[TAPE#=SP-25]
[GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS]


There were no cancellations on the high school hardwood last night. A key 3-Rivers matchup took place between Glenvar and Shawsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville/Glenvar vs. Shawsville; :00]


The Shawnees were up 35- 31 in the third quarter, when Megan Forster goes through the defense and makes the short jumper in the lane. Shawsville's up by 6.
Forster has some more tricks up her sleeve. She finds Kate Childress on the backdoor cut and for the easy bucket.
But Glenvar stuck with the Shawnees. Katrina Williams ties it up at 43. She steps back and connects for three of her game high 27 points.
[super=33-Glenvar/51/Shawsville/55;]


The Shawnees remain the ones to beat- they go on to beat the Highlanders 55- 51.
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=girls hoops]


In other action last night, Lord Botetourt beat Blacksburg, Staunton River topped Rustburg, Byrd defeated Christiansburg, Craig beat James River and Bland lost to Ft. Chiswell.

[Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-18]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/HAMPTON ROADS]


Hockey fans- lace up your skates.
The Roanoke Express kicks off another season tomorrow night at the Roundhouse against the team's long time nemesis, Hampton Roads.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Last night, the team took up residence inside Tanglewood Mall as fans of the squad gathered to meet the members of this year's team.
First year Express head coach Scott Gordon announced the 21 man roster that he hopes will lead the team to its sixth straight winning season.
Last year the Express won the Northern division championship.
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[Flying-Boat]


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


Miami residents are use to seeing boats-- just not in the middle of the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Now if your wondering how this boat ended up in the middle of this causeway, it' didn't fall off a trailer.
It's owner says he lost control of his boat and then hit the causeway at high speed.
It jumped over the rock seawall and ended up in the path of oncoming cars.
The boat owner, the guy in the swimsuit, bailed out just before it hit the causeway and drivers on the road managed to avoid the flying boat. (----------------)