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Coming up on News 7-
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A chain reaction crash- four vehicles on 581 tonight-
A gun goes off yet again at a school this time in Philadelphia.
And think of all the pumpkin pie this could make-
We'll tell you how much this one weighs.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the weeklong forecast.
News 7 is next. [Open]
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An accident on 581 sends three people to the hospital- and backs up traffic tonight.

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Many Roanoke drivers found themselves stuck tonight -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tonight]

if they were traveling on Interstate 581 Southbound between 7 and 8.
A 4-car pile-up between the Elm and Orange Avenue exits left part of 581 blocked.
The pile-up occurred when Jennifer Ashworth of Lynchburg apparently hit the brakes for an unknown reason.
That sparked a chain reaction: 3 cars behind her smashed into the cars in front of them.
3 people, including Ashworth, were taken to the hospital.
State police say an investigation into the accident is pending.
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[C'burg-Hostage]


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In the words of one Christiansburg officer-- it was a terrible situation that could have gone either way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Around seven fifteen-- dispatchers learned that a man living in an apartment below the Deli Mart on West Main street was threatening to kill himself.
When officers arrived and looked through the man's window they saw that he was holding a shotgun to his throat.
At first, a dispatcher tried to talk the man into coming outside.
When that failed-- a Christiansburg officer began negotiating and was eventually able to enter the apartment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I said]

((CAPT. TOM LAWSON/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.: I SAID LET ME BE YOUR FRIEND, JUST TRUST ME THIS ONE TIME. AND, AT THAT POINT, HE DROPPED HIS HEAD AND STARTED TO CRY AND I SEEN HIM TAKE HIS FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER AND WHEN HE DID HE JUST KIND OF MOVED THE BUTT TOWARD ME AND I REACHED OUT AND GOT IT FROM UNDER HIS CHIN. ))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Tom Lawson/Christiansburg Police Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=his chin.]
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[VO-NAT]


Captain Lawson says it was a situation that could've easily ended negatively-- had it not been for his fellow officers' patience and ability to work together.
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[State-Farm]


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[there is an anchor tag!]
It claims to be a good neighbor but today a jury found differently.
State Farm Insurance is accused of forcing inferior parts on its customers.
Now a jury is forcing the company to pay 456 million dollars to its policy holders.
Anthony Mason has more.
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(())
[SUPER=01-Jack North/State Farm; 34]
[Super=01-Steve Goldstein/Insurance Info. Institute; 1:05 ]
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[OUT Q=on these parts.]

((: STATE FARM, LIKE MANY INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFTEN DICTATES THAT CRASH REPAIRS BE MADE WITH SO CALLED AFTERMARKET PARTS, LOW COST, GENERIC KNOCKOFFS :
Mike Randazzo: And you can see the after market fender doesn t line up with the factory door. The line is way to tight. And then as we continue down, the gap gets bigger & bigger & bigger. And its way too wide at the bottom.
DON BARRETT/attorney: They're cheap flimsy imitation parts.
NARR: DON BARRETT REPRESENTED STATE FARM POLICY HOLDERS IN THE CLASS ACTION SUIT. IN ITS DEFENSE, STATE FARM CLAIMED SAFETY WAS NEVER AN ISSUE:
Jack North/State Farm: During the entire 6 weeks of evidence, the plaintiffs attorneys did not bring forth a single policy holder who suffered an injury of any kind. NARR: BUT THE THE JURY MAY HAVE BEEN SWAYED BY CONCERNS RAISED IN STATE FARM S OWN INTERNAL DOCUMENTS :
We say it s like kind & quality. SAID ONE, And the bottom line is, its not the same. STATE FARM INSURES ONE OUT OF EVERY 5 MOTORISTS, BUT THE VERDICT MAY FORCE PREMIUMS UP ACROSS THE INDUSTRY:
STEVE GOLDSTEIN/Insurance Information Institute: It says to me there ll be glee in Detroit, because the auto manufacturers will now be able to, if this verdict stands, have a monopoly on these parts. ))
[Talent=Jean]


In fact some consumer advocates agree that these cheaper parts helped give Detroit some competition and keep prices down.
In the end today's decision could end up costing the consumers money.



[PA-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A tip to school officials in Pennsylvania turned out to be true.
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When the Vice Principal attempted to get a gun from a student- the gun went off- hitting the Vice Principal in the leg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:51:08]

((I WAS SCARED. I JUST JUMPED UNDER A DESK.))
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[OUT Q=UNDER A DESK.]
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[V0-NAT]
Police caught up with the student several blocks away.
The vice principal is in good condition.
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[NC-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Mother nature's violence kept kids out of class in Eastern North Carolina- but today they went back.
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[SOT 14:52:10]
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((HI GIRL. HOW ARE YOU DOING GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING.))
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[OUT Q=good morning. (second time)]
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[VO-NAT]
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Schools opened for the first time since Hurricane Floyd nearly three weeks ago.
The school's been used as a shelter for flood victims- in fact several displaced families are still using the gym.


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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/04/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
Today's rain in the mid-Atlantic was considerably colder up north.
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[VO-NAT]
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The front brought the first snow of the season to some of the higher elevations in Vermont and upstate New York. The National Weather Service said the wet snow could create local problems with power outages caused by tree damage. Some areas above one-thousand feet were expecting as much as three inches of snow.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST


[Toss back to anchor][Missing-Woman]


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A missing Pittsylvania County woman has turned up safe ... but now she and her family members have some explaining to do.
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Sheriff's deputies say 24-year-old (KIER-sten) Kirsten Lee Worsham left her two young children without a parent when she disappeared nearly two weeks ago.
Worsham contacted her family on Saturday when her car broke down near Danville.
But deputies say the family hid that from them until yesterday.
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[IN Q=The family just failed to notify]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE FAMILY JUST FAILED TO NOTIFY US. WE'RE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. TRYING TO PIECE THIS TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=trying to piece this together.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Worsham told family members that she'd been staying with a male friend and in her car.
She COULD face charges of child neglect and unauthorized use of a relative's car.
Worsham AND family members COULD be charged with withholding information.

[Child-Missing]


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Searchers are scouring a rugged area of Central Colorado- for a three year old boy.
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34 rescuers made their way into the wilderness today-
They're looking for the boy who disappeared Saturday during a hike with family friends.
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((IT WOULD BE TOUGH FOR HIM TO SURVIVE IT WOULD BE. I'LL BE HONEST. BUT WE WON'T GIVE UP UNTIL WE THINK THERE IS A CHANCE. WE WILL CONTINUE THIS SEARCH.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Justin Smith/Sheriff's Department]
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[OUT Q=THIS SEARCH.]
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Overnight temperatures in the region have been in the mid twenties.
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[Deputy-Shooting]


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A Martinsville deputy has been cleared of any criminal charges in the accidental shooting of a fellow deputy.
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Deputy Bobby Branch and his longtime friend and coworker Deputy David Floyd walked out of the courtroom together. Both men were pleased that the judge decided Branch was NOT guilty of reckless handling of a firearm.
The two bailiffs say they were just horsing around when the shooting occurred outside a Circuit courtroom in July.

Floyd says he pointed a stun gun at Branch. Branch jokingly drew his gun. Then, his shoulder hit the wall, and he shot his friend in the hip.
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[SUPER=01-David Floyd/Martinsville Deputy;]

((BOBBY BRANCH/MARTINSVILLE DEPUTY: WHATEVER IT WAS, IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.... DAVID FLOYD/MARTINSVILLE DEPUTY: I WAS A VERY FORTUNATE PERSON. I'M GLAD TO BE BACK HERE. BACK TO WORK. AND EVERYTHING'S WORKING PROPERLY AND I'M WALKING. IT'S GOOD. EVERYTHING TURNED OUT GOOD. ))
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Both men were suspended for 20 days and have a year-long probationary period.
They're still good friends... and say they'll never engage in horseplay on the job again.

[City-Council]


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[WRITER=jda]
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The plan to revive Henry Street is moving forward after more than a decade of controversy and delay. But the direction of the project continues to raise questions.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The city has committed money to the project, and the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is working to complete the financing that will allow construction to begin.
But at a meeting of city council, three architects questioned whether the current plan is the best vision for the community.
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[IN Q=A lot of opportunity]

((CRAIG BALZER/ROANOKE ARCHITECT: A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AND NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT IS PRECLUDED BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT AND NOW THE PARKING GARAGE THAT WILL CERTAINLY BRING CONVENIENCE TO THOSE COMING TO HENRY STREET, BUT AT THE SAME TIME FORCE OUT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL INVESTORS TO CREATE SMALL VENUES FOR THE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Balzer/Roanoke Architect]
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The plan developed by the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation is anchored by an office building.
Advocates say the project will bring workers to the area during the day, and others seeking food or entertainment at night.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead - a protest in France as bosses rally against a new idea to reduce unemployment.
And...
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((nats screaming))
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Some local actors get a new gig.
Their job is to terrify you.
We'll have the story.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY JEAN TONIGHT IN SPORTS WELL ANSWER THE QUESTION, METS OR REDS IN THE PLAYOFF. WAHOO WOES, THE CAVALIERS ANALYZE THIS WEEKEND'S LOSS. AND WITH THE TEMPERATURES DIPPING WE TURN OUR ATTENTION TO THE ICE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))
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[Titanic]


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How would you like to see the wreckage of the Titanic?
The Supreme Court won't stand in your way.
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The high court upheld a lower court ruling that will not keep tourists away from the wreckage.
It was the company with exclusive rights to salvage artifacts that wanted the site off limits.
RMS Titanic argued visits would encourage lawlessness and anarchy on the high seas.
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[BALLARD-TITANIC]


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The man who discovered Titanic's wreckage was in Roanoke today, and he's visibly pleased by the ruling.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Ballard/Deep Sea Explorer;]
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[OUT Q=go inside the ship.]
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Ballard is in town promoting "The Jason Project", which is now in its eleventh year.


[France-Protest]


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What would your boss think if you cut your work week to 35 hours?
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25-thousand bosses protested the idea in France.
The new French law will reduce workers hours from 39 to 35- but salaries would remain the same.
The law takes effect in 2002-
The Government hopes that by cutting the workweek companies will have to hire more employees therefore reducing unemployment.
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[Framatome]


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President Clinton wants American nuclear fuel plants to re- evaluate their safety procedures in the wake of last week's accident in Japan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Seven U-S companies are involved in uranium fuel processing and recycling.. two of those are located just outside Lynchburg.
But officials at Framatome Cogema (co-JEM-uh) Fuels say their work only involves the use of dry uranium pellets, and NO chemical reactions.
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B-W-X Technologies DOES process uranium for the nuclear fuel it makes for the U-S Navy.
But officials say the U-S nuclear industry is much more heavily regulated than Japan's, and the likelihood of a similar accident here is "extremely remote."
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11 -
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And if you haven't seen a pumpkin worth 10-grand, stick around.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-7 0 7/6 4 9 8/6 9 19 20 29]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-0-7

(seven, zero, seven)


Pick 4:
6-4-9-8

(six, four, nine, eight)


Cash 5:
6-9-19-20-29

(six, nine, nineteen, twenty, twenty-nine)



[Elizabeth-Campus]


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Five Salem residents have filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of a water tower on the Elizabeth Campus property.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Nora Smith says she doesn't want to see the 12 story structure towering over her house on Lynchburg Turnpike every day... she's afraid it will lower property values in the neighborhood.
She and others neighbors say the city should either put the tower at the Civic Center, or find a way to reduce the impact on the community.
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((NORA SMITH/NEIGHBOR; ONE THING WE DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHY THEY CAN'T BUILD TWO SMALLER TOWERS INSTEAD OF THIS ONE GIGANTIC TOWER. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO BIG, SO OBVIOUS, AND JUST SO UNNECESSARY.))
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[OUT Q=so unnecessary]
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This is the third lawsuit aimed at stopping development at the Elizabeth Campus site.
The City Attorney says his office is still reviewing the suit, and can't comment yet.
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[Fright-Nite]


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Halloween is only a few weeks away and haunted houses are already starting to open their doors.
\But one is trying to find the right actors to do the job of scaring people.
Tonight auditions were held and Kate Weidaw tells us this may be one haunted house you don't want to miss.

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((
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((NAT SOUND: SCREAM))
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Some didn't need a costume to make the cut for Salem's newest haunted house called Nightmares. Organizers for the first annual Nites of Fright at the Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center wanted actors and actresses to play the roles.

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((COME IN MEET YOUR FATE.))
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In two days this indoor race track will be transformed for the actors to begin their work.

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((CRAIG SLOMCZEWSKI/ORGANIZER: WE ARE GOING TO RIP UP THIS SHEET METAL AND TIRES AND WE HAVE A BUNCH OF ROOM WITH ZIG ZAGS AND IN THE DARK YOU WON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO NEXT.))
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Slomczewski says this haunted house will be different from the rest because they will play on people's natural fears.

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((CRAIG SLOMCZEWSKI/ORGANIZER: WE WILL HAVE LIVE CREATURES AND YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHAT'S REAL WHAT'S FAKE.))
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And with a cast of actors ready to scare the life out of you, it might be one haunted house you don't want to pass up.



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((IF YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE SCARED, THEN YOU HAVE JUST ENTERED THE WORST NIGHTMARE OF YOUR LIFE.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]


Nites of Fright opens their doors October 15th through the 31st. And if you want to see the actor who played Jason in Friday the 13th, he'll be there the 18th through the 20th.



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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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[WRITER=dal]
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Coming up, the Mets and Reds play for the right to continue their season, UVA analyzes this weekend's loss and highlights from the National Hockey League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Columbus, OH;]


But first our extra point.
The U-S World Champion Women's Soccer team opened play with a five to nothing win over South Korea.
The U-S broke its year old record for most victories in a calendar year with yesterday's win. The women have won 23 in 1999.
A rowdy crowd of more than 23-thousand watched as the U-S improved its record to 101-8-8 in five years.
Now here are the scores.
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[S-MLB]


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The New York Mets are playoff bound for the first time in 11 seasons
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/ESPN;]


Al Leiter allowed just two hits and struck out seven in the Mets five to nothing win.
Edgardo Alfonzo gave New York a two to nothing lead with a first inning homer scoring Rickey Henderson.
[super=35-New York/5/Cincinnati/0;]


Henderson added a home run of his own and the Mets go on to win five to nothing and will open the National League Division Series today in Arizona.
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[S-Riggleman]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Cubs manager Jim Riggleman and four coaches have become the first casualties of the 99 baseball season.
Chicago dropped into last place with a 67 and 95 record this season after winning 90 games and a wild card playoff spot last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;]


Riggleman managed the Cubs for five years and had one year remaining on his contract.
His record with the team was 374 wins and 419 losses.
The Cubs say they've offered him another job in the organization.
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[S-Girls]


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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
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The Associated Press Virginia High School Girls Basketball Polls are out.
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[VO-NAT]

[FS PINNACLE 1006]
In Double A Blacksburg is fourth, Heritage in Lynchburg is eighth and Patrick County is ranked 10th. Bassett, Stuarts Draft, Carroll County and Salem received votes. [FS PINNACLE 1008]
In Single A Rural Retreat is ranked second, Shawsville is sixth, and George Wythe received a vote.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


And Salem may move up after beating a sixth ranked Double A Laurel Park 72 to 64.

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[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
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The hockey season is in its infancy. Toronto opened 99 with a win, while the Bruins were still looking for that first 'W.'
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[VO-NAT]


And they are still waiting. Mats Sundin gets three shots on goal. The third goes in, for the one nothing lead. It's Sundin's second goal in as many games.
[super=31-Boston/0/Toronto/4;]


Mike Johnson gets his first goal of the season here and Toronto gets its second win as the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins four to nothing.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Fine]


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[WRITER=mst]
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NASCAR officials in Daytona Beach, Florida, have yet to decide whether they plan to fine Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Yesterday; :00]


Stewart lost his cool yesterday after getting wrecked by Kenny Irwin.
Stewart recorded his worst ever Winston Cup finish finishing 41st.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 tc40:14]
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A Virginia Tech graduate shared the spotlight with Jeff Gordon this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway.
The new crew chief help Gordan back to Victory Lane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/NAPA Auto Care 500; :00]


Brian Whitesell made his Winston Cup debut as a crew chief by winning his first race out of the blocks.
He's a 1987 Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, and during his four year stay in Blacksburg he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
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Still to come, an update on Terrell Davis and
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the Wahoos put a little perspective on Saturday's loss.
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Virginia Tech's home game against 17th ranked Syracuse on October 16 will be start at six and be nationally televised.
This will be the fifth ranked Hokies third appearance on ESPN this season.

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In addition to Virginia's 31-to-7 setback to 5th ranked Virginia Tech on the field, the Wahoos have experienced losses off the field as well.
Steve Mason says these have cut even deeper.
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The Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos got more bad news today.
Besides being oh and four, the Broncos have lost a team leader.
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Star running back Terrell Davis is out for the rest of the season.
Davis injured his knee during yesterday's 21-to-13 loss to the New York Jets.
Denver Coach Mike Shanahan says medical tests today revealed injuries to Davis' ACL and MCL as well as cartilage damage.
Davis will have surgery in the next 10 days.
Shanahan says his recovery period could last anywhere from four to six months.
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It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown.
No, really...
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It's tonight's Video of the Day.
The monster pumpkin tipped the scales at 9-hundred-87 pounds.
That earned the farmer who raised it 10-thousand dollars at the annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in New York.
The gourd-like fruit is now on it's way to a festival in Zurich, Switzerland.
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