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Coming up on News 7-
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Let the debate begin- Two local candidates square off-
The mother and grandfather accused of chaining a six year old appear in court.
She was supposed to be caring for a woman-
but police tape found one home heatlh care worker doing something else.
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News 7 is next.
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[Bedrosian-Cranwell]


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It got heated at times.
Tonight local candidates had a chance to speak out and debate, face-to-face, at a forum.
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Joy Sutton was there and is live in the newsroom with details.
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The candidates for Board of Supervisors, the House of Delegates, and even the State Senate were on hand.
And for voters it was an opportunity to have several questions answered. (rollcue...several questions answered )
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(( About seventy people came out to hear from local candidates for county and state office.
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((JOE "BURCH" CHURCH: CANDIDATE CATAWBA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS I'M ABOUT REPRESENTING THIS AREA AND I MEAN CATAWBA))
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And with the elections only a couple of months away -- the forum offered the opportunity for candidates to talk with voters and hear their concerns.
During the question and answer period several candidates were put on the spot including -- State Senator Bo Trumbo -- who was asked whether he supports students rights to keep guns in vehicles on school property.
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((BO TRUMBO/VA STATE SENATOR: WE FROM RICHMOND SHOULD NOT MAKE THAT DETERMINATION. IT A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD DECIDES IT WANTS IT AS AN EXPULSION STATUTE OR EXPULSION POLICY THEN SO BE IT.))
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But nothing could take the attention away from House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his opponent Al Bedrosian --- who

ran neck and neck last election -- with Bedrosian only losing by a few percentage points.
Cranwell says the biggest issue they disagree on is public education and vouchers..
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((DICK CRANWELL/VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: VOUCHERS THOSE TYPES OF KINDS OF THINGS HURT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WHAT IT DOES IS TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM OUR SCHOOLS THAT ALREADY NOT AS WELL FUNDED AS OTHER SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA. PUTTING OUR STUDENTS AT A DISADVANTAGE))
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But Bedrosian says that parents should have the right to choose what schools their kids attend and if that means using vouchers or a tax credit it's a good idea.
And he says if Cranwell is so concerned about the conditions of our schools, he's had plenty of years to make changes.
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((AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE HOUSE OF DELEGATES:YOU'VE BEEN THERE FOR 28 YEARS. WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT. I MEAN WE CAN'T HAVE A CRISIS EVERY ELECTION YEAR AND I THINK THAT THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT LOCALITIES ARE HAVING IN SCHOOLS. I THINK THAT IS JUST A MISMANAGEMENT OF MONEY))
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When it was all over the issues of gun control, school safety, and quality education seemed to be the top priorities for voters.
And as the election draws closer and candidates push their agendas --- it may be their stances on these issues that


determine the outcome.))
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And for many candidates there may be some close races --- but only the November elections will tell.
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Jean?



[NRA-Cranwell]


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Before tonight's joint appearance, The National Rifle Association gave its support to Dick Cranwell's campaign.
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Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the NRA hosted a rally at the Catawba Community Center.
On a day when President Clinton was calling on Congress to pass tougher gun control legislation, LaPierre said the focus should remain on the enforcement of existing laws.
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((DICK CRANWELL AND VIRGINIA ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE FREEDOM OF AMERICANS TO OWN FIREARMS, BUT ALSO TO CRACK DOWN ON ANYONE WHO MISUSES THEM. AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING IN THE LEGISLATURE AND THAT'S WHAT WE SUPPORT.))
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LaPierre grew up in Roanoke, and says he has known Cranwell since the late sixties.
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[Gun-Control]


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President Clinton today asked Congress to make gun control "America's cause."
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Flanked by mayors and police chiefs from around the country, President Clinton asked Congress to pass laws that would restrict gun-show sales, keep high-capacity ammunition clips out of the U-S, and require childproof locks on guns.
Denver's mayor says he and other officials are foot soldiers in the war on guns.
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((WE'RE THE ONES THAT KEEP OUR CITIES SAFE. WE NEED A LITTLE AIR SUPPORT, A LITTLE HELP FROM THE CONGRESS.))
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Also announced today - a 15 million dollar investment by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to create gun buy-back programs.

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Gun buybacks are a thing of the mid-90s in Virginia.
The group Virginians Against Handgun Violence says getting any gun off the street is good.
But the programs tend be successful one time: getting guns that are turned over voluntarily.
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((LT. COL. FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND DEPUTY CHIEF: THOSE WEAPONS MIGHT NOT BE THE ONES BROUGHT FORWARD BY CRIMINALS, BUT MIGHT BE ONES THAT ARE EASILY PLACED LATER IN THE HANDS ... ARE GOOD.))
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Richmond's police department seizes more than a hundred guns from criminals each month -- but hasn't allocated money for a buyback since 1994.
The department took gun control a step further this month.
It signed a contract to replace some 800 service revolvers with new guns-- but require the dealer to only resell the old guns to other law enforcement agencies.
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[81-Accident]


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A North Carolina man was injured in an accident that caused backup on Interstate 81 today.
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Witnesses say a car traveling north on the Interstate fishtailed and rolled over between the Troutville and Buchanan exits, just as the skies opened up this afternoon.
Barry Lu Davis was treated and released from the hospital. His wife was in the car with him, but wasn't injured.


Today's heavy rain is blamed for the accident.
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Virginia's politicians are piling on.
Yesterday, Attorney General Mark Earley blasted the American Civil Liberties Union for urging schools to respect students' rights to free expression. [TAKE GILMORE PAGE HERE]
Tonight, Governor Jim Gilmore went further with Virginia ACLU director Kent Willis.
The Governor says:
"... the ACLU's threats of lawsuits place Virginia's school children in jeopardy of physical harm by discouraging our teachers and administrators from enforcing school safety measures." [TAKE WILLIS PAGE HERE]
Willis fired back an e-mail to the Governor tonight, saying he was mischaracterized.
Willis writes:
"The ACLU maintains that public schools... can be places where both student safety and individual freedoms can be protected."
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Both Earley's and Gilmore's letters come in the same week a Chesterfield County 12 year old was kicked out of school for pink hair.
Jade Bunk was let back in after the ACLU pointed out a federal judge in Richmond had ruled in favor of a Surry County student with blue hair in June.
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The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear a mother's appeal to block a settlement granted to her biological daughter, who was switched at birth.
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Paula Johnson appealed a judge's approval of an 875- thousand dollar settlement for 4- year old Rebecca Chittum and the families raising her.
Today the court ruled there was no error in that judgment.
Johnson's lawyer declined comment until she has had a chance to look over the ruling and discuss it with her client.
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Tultex will sell its customer service center in Henry County, or find another use for it.
About 400 people work there now.
Tultex says it hopes any new owner would keep the same number of employees
The company says it can save money by shipping its apparel directly from its factories outside the country, instead of from the warehouse.


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Six years after the siege on Waco- the case is reopened.
Now former Senator John Danforth must figure out if government agents did the killing-
Lee Cowan has more.
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((After calling it a daunting task, the man in charge of investigating the incident at Waco says it boils down to two simple issues: Was there a cover up, and are Federal officials guilty of murder. JOHN DANFORTH, WACO SPECIAL COUNSEL What we're going to be looking at is whether there was bad acts, not whether there was bad judgment." For 6 years, the Justice Department had maintained the Government had done nothing that would have ignited the inferno that left 80 members of the Branch-Davidian cult dead after a 51 day stand off. But a week ago, a videotape surfaced - one held by the FBI that seems to show agents firing tear gas into the compound - flammable canisters that critics charge were enough to spark the blaze. JOHN DANFORTH, WACO SPECIAL COUNSEL The thing that really undermines the integrity of government, is whether there were bad acts, whether there was a cover up and whether the government killed people. LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS: Known on the hill as "St. Jack" his reputation for integrity has few complaining about his selection to lead the Waco probe - an investigation he says has no time limits, but one he'd like to finish as quickly as possible. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill.))
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The mother and grandfather of a little girl found chained to a bed in a house full of feces and trash appear in court.
We'll have details.
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Plus, she thought she was being ripped off - and she was right.
Coming up, a health care provider and suspected thief is caught on tape.
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((Good evening folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with Truck series race highlights from tonight in Richmond. Rudd is officially going to the 28 car, Willis White is getting ready to go to Pulaski, and Botetourt gets physical in Daleville. All that plus, Catfish Hunter passes away. Later on the big 7.))

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An elderly Lexington woman says she suspected her home health care worker was stealing from her.. so she helped the cops catch the woman in the act.
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Delois Alexander suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has relied on in-home care for ten years.
Alexander says she recently began to realize that the woman helping her with her daily routine, was also helping herself to her clothes and money.
So Lexington police set up a hidden camera and caught the woman in the act.
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((DELOIS ALEXANDER/VICTIM: I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THEY CAN JUST STEAL.. ..PROBLEMS WITH THEM.)) ((SGT. TORBEN PEDERSON/LEXINGTON P.D.: JUST WHEN YOU HEAR.. ..STICK OF GUM.))
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The worker.. 57- year- old Hazel Wingler.. has been charged with eight counts of petit (petty) larceny.
She's been unable to post a one hundred dollar bond.
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[Chained-Girl]


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The mother and grandfather of a six year old girl found chained to a bed were arraigned today in Los Angeles.
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The mother, 36 year old Cindy Topper and the grandfather, 76 year old Loren Bess both entered not guilty pleas to charges of child endangerment.
Bail has been set at 250- thousand dollars each, and they will be appointed lawyers.
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A contract could soon be awarded to transform the old Norfolk and Western Office building into a Higher Education Center.
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Bids were taken today for the renovations by the Higher Education Center Board.
The bids ranged from about 13-point-4 million dollars to 17 million dollars.
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((THOMAS MC KEON/ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY: EVEN THE LOW BIDDER IS A LITTLE BIT ABOVE WHERE WE HAD HOPED TO BE BUT NOT ENOUGH THAT WE'RE ANYTHING BUT EXCITED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS FOR THIS PROJECT))
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The lowest bid is about 500-thousand more dollars than the board wants to pay.
The board is now planning to work out a lower bid with that contractor in hopes of beginning renovations on September 16-th .
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Still to come - a local company is educating women employees about breast cancer.
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And if you want to be in pictures - head to Blacksburg.
Some film-makers are doing a casting call there.
Details coming up.
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
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Pick 4:
4-4-0-9

(four, four, zero, nine)


Cash 5:
4-21-22-31-33

(four, twenty-one, twenty-two, thirty-one, thirty-three)




[Breast-Cancer]


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A local bank is making an investment in the future health of it's employees.
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First Union solicited the help of Carilion Health System nurses today to talk to nearly 100 female employees about breast cancer. First Union program organizers say it's something they wanted to do for working women during business hours so they wouldn't lose pay. More free session are planned next month to reach a total of 1000 women who work for First Union
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[Casting-Call]


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Dozens of Tech students turned out today hoping to be cast in a film that's scheduled to be shot in Blacksburg, next week.
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The film's casting director is searching for extras to play college students as they would have looked in the 1960's.
They're also searching for folks in their 40's and 50's to play the role of parents.
The movie will chronicle the lives of millionaires Robert Pamplin, Junior and his father.
Both attended Virginia Tech and have donated millions to the school.
The movie is being shot in Blacksburg because much of the film centers on the younger Pamplin's experience as a member of Tech's Corps of Cadets.
Casting will continue tomorrow at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.
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At this hour firefighters are battling a house fire in Roanoke -
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The fire's in the 42-hundred block of Grandin Road.
The people who were inside the house when the fire started smelled smoke.
Everyone was able to escape safely.
Firefighters don't know what started this fire.
Again firefighters are still trying to put out the flames.
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[S-Extra]


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Girls high school hoops, the Friday Football schedule for week three and NASCAR news from Richmond are on the way, along with a chance for you to make difference back here at home.
But first in tonight's Extra Point
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the Chicago Cubs Sammy Sosa did his part today, but once again, the Cubs lost at home falling to the Reds 5-to-3.
Sammy hit his 59th homerun of the season into the bushes in left center field. He now needs just one more homer to become the first man ever to hit 60 home runs in back to back seasons.
Now some other ball park figures.
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[S-Botetourt]


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The rain made it a perfect night to stay inside and watch some high school basketball. Lord Botetourt was hosting Staunton River tonight - tomorrow night the two schools will meet in football.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville/Golden Eagles vs. Cavaliers; :00]

The Botetourt cheerleaders warmed up before tip-off and it's a good thing they got good and loose.
Early in the first quarter Racheal Elithorp finds Abby Fresh behind the three-point line, she hits the shot and the Cavs take the early lead.
Staunton River tried to keep it close in the first half, here Mary Gordon slashes to the bucket for the tough two points. Then early second half, the Eagles, who have a young group of players this season, work the sweet backdoor play as Meghan White scores. But it was all Lord Botetourt tonight. Amber Graham gets the ball in the
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post and gets the old-fashioned three-point play, she led the team with 13 points. All twelve Cavaliers scored and they win it 65-34.
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Elsewhere tonight, Rural Retreat topped Ft. Chiswell in one of the tightest games of the night 59-to-56. Northside beat Glenvar for the second straight week 46-to-42.
And in the Montgomery County tip-off tourney, Blacksburg topped Auburn, Floyd beat Christiansburg and Carroll County got by Shawsville.

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The big game on Friday Football Extra tonight takes the Salem Spartans to the Cougar's Den in Pulaski to battle the Cougars.
Salem won last year, but in this decade it's been almost dead even with Salem winning five times and Pulaski four.

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The Pulaski-Salem showdown is just one of several traditional backyard brawls set for week number three. Here's the rundown of what's coming up on Friday Football Extra tonight.
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((BYE BYE))


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Fan favorite and Chesapeake native Ricky Rudd will officially announce today that he will take over the fabled number 28 Havoline Thunderbird next season.
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Rudd has been trying to decide whether to take over the driving duties of this car or keep his own team and secure a sponsor to replace outgoing Tide.
There is a chance Rudd may still keep his team in Mooresville, North Carolina and put another driver in the car. But he will go with Yates racing next year.
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[S-Truck]


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On the track the Richmond International Raceway got busy with the first of three straight nights of racing under the lights.
Last night the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks were
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the ones making noise. Stacy Compton who started second on the outside pole was in for a battle early in the race as he dueled with points leader Greg Biffle, who came into the race having already won seven times this season.
Pole sitter Bobby Hamilton seemed to have things going in his way in the final 100 laps, but he would lose his rear end and drop out.
Biffle would work his way back to the front and with four laps to go, Mother Nature went to the point and dumped on the track. The race was called and Biffle gets win number 8. Compton finishes 11th and Jimmy Hensley 15th.
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[S-Blood]


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NASCAR's giving family will make its presence felt in the Star City today.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports in an effort to get more people to become bone marrow donors.
Today from Noon to 6pm folks will have a chance to get registered and typed as potential marrow donors at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Normally donors would have to pay a $75 typing cost. However thanks to a grant from NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick, the fee is already paid.
You may remember Hendrick became active in the field of bone marrow research after he was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in 1997.
Even though his own cancer is in remission, Hendrick has continued to support efforts to help others in need of the potentially life saving treatment.
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Still to come tonight, one championship has already been decided at the US open,
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and the baseball world loses one of its prized catches today.
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The US Open championships are heading into the final big weekend in New York.
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This afternoon, Ai Sugiyama and Mahesh Bhupathi, the number two seeded team defeated Kimberly Po and Donald Johnson, 6-4 & 6-4 to claim the title.
Don't forget expanded coverage on Your Hometown Station begins tomorrow afternoon 12:30. Saturday we'll have tennis from 11am to 7pm and then wrap things up on Sunday from 4-7 here on WDBJ-7.
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Growing up in the 70's I loved the Oakland A's and when I had the opportunity to pitch in little league I used to imagine I was Vida Blue or Catfish Hunter - only without the mustaches.
Today, Jim "Catfish" hunter passed away.
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Hunter made some local friends for life back in 1998 when served as the guest speaker for the annual Hot Stove hall of fame banquet in Salem at the Civic Center. In 15 years in the big leagues, he won five World Series rings with the Yankees and A's. He had five straight 20 win seasons over one stretch and pitched a perfect game.
Hunter was the first of baseball's multimillionaire free agents when he signed with the Yankees. Catfish died from the complications associated with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 53.
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