[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Campbell County accident results in multiple casualties.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And youth violence takes center stage on Capitol hill, while the Clinton administration lashes out at Senate's failure to control gun show sales.

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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Campbell-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-11 TC52:31]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State police say early morning fog may have contributed to an accident that killed two people and injured three others in Campbell County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


The crash happened shortly after eight on Route 6-85, just east of Route 29.
Authorities say this white Mitsubishi Galant was heading east when it drifted across the center line and collided with another car head- on.
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[SOT 13:48:13]
[IN Q=Looks right now]

((SGT. DENNIS BRADNER/VA STATE POLICE: LOOKS RIGHT NOW NO SEAT BELTS WAS THE MAIN REASON. I THINK BOTH OF THE FATALITIES ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF THE BURGUNDY CAR AND THERE'S NO INDICATION EITHER ONE OF THEM WERE WEARING THEIR SEATBELT.))


[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dennis Bradner/State Police]
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[OUT Q=wearing their seatbelt.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene... the other died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The driver of the Mitsubishi was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where her condition is not known.
No names have been released.
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[Russia]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Boris Yeltsin]


The Russian parliament opened impeachment hearings today against President Boris Yeltsin.
The political conflict could have an effect on efforts to resolve the crisis between NATO and Yugoslavia.
David Hawkins reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia; :20]
[SUPER=01-Alexei Pushkov/Political Analyst; :59]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Reporting; 1:12]
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[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


A pullout of more than 100 Yugoslav troops from Kosovo isn't impressing NATO.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Podujevo, Kosovo;]

[10:11:16]
The troops left the war torn province today in a convoy of trucks and buses.
This is the first sign of the partial military pullout that the Yugoslav army had promised earlier this week.
But Western officials say it has seen no sign of a large scale pullout with heavy weaponry.
Officials add that troops are often rotate in and out of Kosovo.
NATO is demanding that all troops leave and be replaced by an international peacekeeping force.
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[YOUTH-GUNS]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In the wake of the Colorado school shootings, the House Judiciary Committee is taking a closer look at what makes some kids so violent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]

[11:13;59]
Teens, entertainment executives and gun control advocates and opponents are among those testifying before the house panel.
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[SOT]

[11:16:04]
[IN Q=Through poupular movies like scream...]
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[OUT Q=for ridicule....]
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime, the Senate has turned back the first gun control effort since the shootings, defeating a measure to require background checks at gunshows.
This morning president Clinton expressed his disappointment.
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[11:10:09]
[IN=Last night a narrow...]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT=chance to save lives.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20th;]

[stock]
In another stinging attack, Attorney General Janet Reno said today she's stunned that the Senate rejected the measure only weeks after the Columbine shootings.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Jim Gilmore grants his first clemency petition as governor.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll find out how the internet could bring down one of Britain's most secret spy operations.
First let's talk to Patrick about the forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[SPY-WEBSITE]


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


British officials are trying to shut down an American-based internet site... that's publishing information about alleged British secret agents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Richard Tomlinson, who believes he was unfairly fired by the British Intelligence Service called M-I-6, is using `intelligence' to get his revenge.
Using an American based website, he published the names of a number of active M-I-6 agents operating around the world.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DUNCAN CAMPBELL -- ESPIONAGE EXPERT: THE THING ABOUT THE INTERNET IS IT WAS DESIGNED TO COPE WITH A NUCLEAR ATTACK AND INTRINSICALLY COPES WITH ATTEMPTS TO STOMP ON SOMETHING BEING PUBLISHED. IT JUST SPREADS LIKE WILD FIRE WHEN THAT HAPPENS.))
[SUPER=01-Duncan Campbell/Espionage Expert;]
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[OUT Q=when it happens.]
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[VO-NAT]


Court injunctions have already closed down two websites.
But the fear is that the names are still out there putting lives at risk.
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[Young-Sentencing]


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


Former Richmond mayor Leonidas (lee-uh-NYE-das) Young will learn today if he'll go to federal prison.
Young will be sentenced at three this afternoon on mail fraud, obstruction of justice and tax convictions.
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[VO-NAT 98-60 48:14]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


They were part of a 19-count indictment handed down last fall.
Young was accused of peddling influence while he was mayor from 19-94 to 19-96 and of fraud committed as pastor of a baptist church.
Prosecutors said he defrauded parishioners to help support an expensive lifestyle and extramarital affairs.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Sentencing guidlines say Young should serve between 24 and 30 months in prison.

[Swann]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a first for Governor Jim Gilmore-- commuting a death sentence to life in prison.
The governor intervened last night just a few hours before Calvin Swann was to be put to death.
In Swann's case,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

information about his mental state helped Gilmore come to a decision.
A team of New York attorneys dug up stacks of material that showed Swann had been diagnosed 41 times by state doctors as a schizoprenic and 31 times as a psychotic, and had been committed to a psychiatric hospital 16 times.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't intend]

((GILMORE: I DON'T INTEND TO SET A PRECEDENT. I INTEND TO SAY THAT EVERY CASE IS INDIVIDUAL AND EVERY CASE IS PERSONALLY REVIEWED BY ME AND STUDIED CAREFULLY BY OUR PEOPLE AND WE TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLY. EACH AND EVERY CASE THAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR HAS GOTTEN THE SAME ATTENTION, IN THIS INSTANCE I THOUGHT THAT SOME ACTION BY MY OFFICE WAS APPROPRIATE.))
[SUPER=@gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=was appropriate]
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[VO-NAT]


Swann will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gilmore has allowed 21 other convicted kilers to be executed in Jarratt.
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[E-Family-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-18 13:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Calvin Swann's younger brother, Clyde, says his prayers have been answered.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Clyde Swann received the news that Governor Gilmore commuted his brother's death sentence at his home in Danville last night.
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[SOT 59:27-59:36]
[IN Q=I'm extremely grateful]

((CLYDE SWANN: I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR HIM GRANTING MY BROTHER LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE, INSTEAD OF DEATH.))
[SUPER=07-Clyde Swann]
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[OUT Q=instead of death.]
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[vo-nat]
He met with his brother in Jarratt early yesterday. He says Calvin Swann was confused about the execution.
[SOT 1:01:03]
[IN Q=I said, "Do you know]

((CLYDE SWANN: I SAID, "DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY THIS IS?" AND HE SAID, "YEAH, THIS IS MAY 12, MY EXECUTION DAY." BUT HE STILL TALKED ABOUT HIS CANTEEN AND HIS WALKMAN. SO, I REALLY DON'T THINK HE WAS COMPREHENDING WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE TONIGHT.)) 1:01:18
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[OUT Q=to take place tonight.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Clyde Swann says he's grateful to the community for their prayers and support.

[5-Heavy-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=599-1 1:29:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


From trench cave-ins to building collapses, a firefighter's job is often much more than just dousing flames.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's why Lynchburg has put together its own Heavy Technical Rescue Unit which it unveiled yesterday.
36 firefighters make up the unit and have been specially trained to rescue people in all kinds of hazardous situations.
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[SOT 9:36:49]
[IN Q=That's exactly what]

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THIS SPECIAL TEAM AND OTHER SPECIAL TEAMS THAT WE MAY FORM IN THE FUTURE IS ALL ABOUT. SO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAN DO EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN TO RESPOND TO WHATEVER TYPE INCIDENT, WHETHER IT'S A FIRE, MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IN THIS CASE SOME TYPE OF SPECIAL RESCUE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief]
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[OUT Q=special rescue situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Heavy Rescue Unit spent more than 12- thousand hours over the past year training and outfitting its own specially equipped truck.
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[Winning-Ticket]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VA Lottery]

A Fincastle couple has claimed their lottery winnings more than one month after the drawing. Edward and Barbara Stevens bought their winning ticket for the April 3rd lotto drawing at a Happy Food Mart. But they did not come forward to claim their prize until yesterday. The couple had one of two winning tickets for the six million dollar jackpot. The Stevenson's chose the cash option and will receive a little mroe than one million dollars. [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Wilderness leadership Academy tries to clean up its image with a new name and some new projects.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And relief is on the way to tornado ravaged Oklahoma thanks to folks in the Danville area.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[S-Collins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-19 TC07:21]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


A Covington lawyer is running for a seat in the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Michael Collins yesterday announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the 18th District Seat.
Collins has worked as an attorney in Covington for 25 years.
He backs funding for school resource officers in the wake of escalating violence.
If he wins the nomination he'll likely face Democratic incumbent Creigh (CREE) Deeds.
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[E-Arcadia-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#99-10 1:40:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After a prolonged Education Department investigation, a Botetourt County school for troubled boys is trying to change its image.
The Wilderness Leadership Academy now calls itself the Arcadia Leadership Academy ---
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


and students volunteer to build houses for the homeless.
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[SOT 10:36:36]
[IN Q=I just like]

((I JUST LIKE HELPING OUT. I'M NOT SURE ALL ABOUT IT. I JUST LIKE HELPING OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Drakeford/Student; QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=helping out]
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[VO-NAT]


Bill Hovanec quit public school two years ago but will graduate from the Academy in August.
Dusty Manning wants to be a computer programmer.
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[SOT 10:26:21]
[IN Q=They're the greatest]

((THEY'RE THE GREATEST HELP IN THE WORLD. THEY'RE YOUNG AND STRONG AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED IS MUSCLE.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Clifford/Volunteer; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=nat construction sounds]
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[VO-NAT]


This summer, students will also start building trails and shelters as part of other new programs at the Arcadia Leadership Academy.
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[E-Tornado-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-5 2:02:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Danville-area residents are sending relief to Oklahoma tornado victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Members of the River-oak Church of God are loading up two trailers full of supplies to drive to Oklahoma early next week.
Thirty area churches and several local businesses have pitched in with water and other supplies.
They still need tools, diapers, cleaning supplies and paper products, among other items.
If you'd like to help out, you can make donations to River-Oak Church of God by next Monday.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 99 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And coming up after the break--
The fences won't go any higher for upcoming NASCAR races in Charlotte.
And speaking of racing--
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[VO-NAT ]


Now that he has a sponsorship, local-boy Rick Mast and friends get geared up for this weekend's race in Richmond.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[Fences]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Charlotte]


The fences at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte will not be raised for upcoming Nascar races.
That's the word from track president Humpy Wheeler.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 1;]


Engineers have been studying possible changes at the track since three fans were killed and eight injured during an Indy car race May first.
A tire and other debris flew over the fence and into the fourth-turn grandstand.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=HOLD]


Though he doesn't plan a final decision until Friday, Wheeler says he's had second thoughts about any modifications because there's little time before the races to come up with something workable.
He also points out that no NASCAR spectator has ever been killed in 40 years at the track.

[Mast]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]


The Winston Cup stars return to Richmond on Friday for this Saturday night's Pontiac Excitement 400.
[GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE]


But for most of this week, the Ford guys--including Rick Mast--have been practicing in Charlotte. Mike Stevens caught up with them Carolina.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Gets Three-Race Sponsorship; :36]
[SUPER=01-Ann Robinson/Camp Resort Sales Manager; 1:42]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:51]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((nat sound)) ((Rookie Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers left Charlotte with the fastest test time as they turned a lap at 181 point 769 mile an hour lap.
Fellow Virginian Rick Mast wasn't quite as quick, but he left the Queen City with something better than speed - fast cash!
The Yarborough-Burdette Motorsports team for which Rick is driving this season picked up sponsorship from a Houston based industrial pipe manufacturing company for both upcoming races at Charlotte and this week's event in Richmond. ((RICK MAST/GETS THREE RACE SPONSOR:))
Hobas Pipe inc. will have to kick in over $1 million to fund these three events, but Mast knows it will take even bigber bucks from a bigger name to carry this team through the summer. ((RICK MAST:))
Speaking of funding, the big money Ford teams and drivers aren't the only ones showing off in Charlotte.
The speedway is putting the finishing touches on a brand new 16 acre camping resort located on Speedway Boulevard directly across from the track.
Among other things, the campground has two stocked lakes for fishing and 246 camp sites equipped with water, sewer, electricity and cable TV hookup.)) ((ANN ROBINSON/CAMP RESORT SALES:))

[Morris]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY]


And folks at the Richmond Raceway started revving their engines yesterday as the Busch Grand National teams arrived in town for an afternoon of practice and first round qualifying.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Among those who will trying to make the 43 car field for Friday night's Hardee's 250 is former New River valley track champion Phillip Morris.
Morris is running a 10 race limited Busch schedule this year for the Blue Ridge Motorsports team based out of Waynesboro.
And he likes his chances of making the field.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This track...]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Morris/Drives in Richmond Today; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...AIN'T DOING ANYTHING."]
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[Indians]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Cleveland Indians]


The Cleveland Indians appear to be for sale.
Owner Richard Jacobs made the announcement earlier this morning and said he has two potential buyers.
A sale would have to be approved by the other major league owners.
The Indians have won four straight American League Central Division titles and have the majors' best record this season at 24-and-9.

[Lacrosse]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-27 (1:57:30)]
[GRAPHIC=Lacrosse Logo]


Yesterday in Salem, the Vally Lacrosse championship was on the line. Vinton took on host Salem in the deciding tilt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Vinton vs Salem; :]


The two teams huddle before the game.
John Waterman passes to Josh Langford who goes stick side for the goal and a 5 to 1 Salem lead.
The defense would also get in the act as long stick Travis Hale takes it down the field and scores to add to the Salem lead.
[SUPER=34-Salem/14/Vinton/6/;]


Then Austin Humpries takes the pass--fakes high--shoots low--Salem led 8 to 1.
Salem wins it 14 to 6.
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