[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Students from eastern North Carolina are back in class today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And fears of a rise of nazi-ism in Austria where the far right "freedom party" came in second in parliamentary elections.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[NC-SCHOOLS]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


It's back to school today for thousands of kids in North Carolina who were flooded out by Hurricane Floyd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pitt Co., NC;]


After a nearly three-week break, schools have reopened.
Volunteers spent the weekend scrubbing down schools damaged by flood waters.
Two schools were destroyed by the storm.
Their students will attend other schools for the next week, until temporary trailers are made into makeshift schools.
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[School-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Three Richmond elementary school students were hurt this morning when a car crashed into their school.
Police say the accident happened shortly before 8 o'clock at Westover Hills Elementary.
A car leaving the parking lot was hit by another car and sent careening into the building.
The three children who were injured saw the accident develop and were able to get out of the way.
Their injuries were caused by flying debris from the crash.

[Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Searchers have been scouring a rugged area of central Colorado for a three-year-old boy who disappeared Saturday during a hike with family friends.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Collins, CO/Yesterday;]

[6:20:42]
The search took a near-tragic turn yesterday when an Air Force search helicopter crashed.
All five people aboard are hospitalized, several with broken bones.
The boy disappeared while hiking near the Rocky Mountain town of Twin Lakes with ten other people.
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[Far-Right-party]


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


The success of a political party in Austria is setting off troubling warning signs.
As Tom Fenton explains its leader does not hide his fondness for Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party.
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[SOT]

[9:09:55]
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[SUPER=03-Vienna, Austria; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS LONDON.]

((THE INEXORABLE RISE OF JOERG HALDER THROUGHOUT THE 1990'S HAS PUT HIM AND HIS FAR RIGHT FREEDOM PARTY ON THE THRESHOLD OF POWER. HIS PARTY'S 27 PERCENT OF THE VOTES IN AUSTRIA'S NATIONAL ELECTION MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ENOUGH TO WIN HIM A PLACE IN THE NEXT GOVERNMENT. FINAL RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN LATER THIS WEEK. BUT HE AND HIS FREEDOM PARTY MADE THE BEST SHOWING FOR ANY FAR RIGHT PARTY IN EUROPE SINCE WORLD WAR TWO. HAIDER, WHOSE FATHER WAS A NAZI OFFICIAL, HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR CALLING VETERANS OF THE NAZI SS AMEN OF CHARACTER, AND FOR ONCE PRAISING HITLER'S EMPLOYMENT POLICIES. NOWADAYS, HE PRESENTS A MORE ACCEPTABLE IMAGE. A SMOOTH CAMPAIGNER, HE APPEALS TO WORKING CLASS VOTERS WITH HIS WARNINGS THAT AUSTRIA IS BEING OVERRUN WITH IMMIGRANTS. AS A FAR RIGHT POPULIST -- AND SOME CRITICS WOULD SAY, AN OCCULT NEO-NAZI -- HE SEEMS TO HAVE MADE HIS BRAND OF POLITICS ACCEPTABLE IN AUSTRIA. EVEN IF HE FAILS TO MAKE IT INTO POWER THIS TIME, HE AND HIS PARTY ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH IN THE NEXT CENTURY. TF, CBSN, LONDON.))

[Croatia-Sentenced]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Meantime, the last known living commander of a World War Two concentration camp has been sentenced to prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@FILE;]

[10:04:34]
78 year old Dinko Sakic (SAH'-keech) was found guilty today of crimes against humanity -- for his role in the deaths of some two-thousand people.
Sakic (SAH'-keech) ran one of Croatia's infamous concentration camps in 1944.
He was sentenced to 20 years.
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[Hate-psa]


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


The talk is brutal.. and ugly.
Demeaning anti-gay slang used to make a point-- stop the hate.
A provocative public service ad airs this week on MTV.. and features the mother of Mathew Shepard.. a Wyoming college student killed because he was gay.
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[OUT Q=they really mean.]
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[VO-NAT]


Since her son's death.. Judy Shepard has played a growing role in efforts to end anti-gay harassment.
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[E-Fuller's-Last-Day]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-40 49;13]
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After 38 years in the pulpit of Roanoke's largest church, Doctor Charles Fuller gave his final sermon as senior pastor.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Fuller/First Baptist Church; 18]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 44]
[SUPER=01-Katheleen LeFew/Church Member; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Trevor Holbrook/Church Member; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Joy1; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND OF SERMON))
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Roanoke's First Baptist Church was packed as Doctor Charles Fuller gave his final sermon.
While Fuller says it's hard to say good bye -- he says he knows it's his time to go.
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[SOT 11:18:42]
[IN Q=With the senior staff]

((REV. CHARLES FULLER/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: WITH THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS HAVING RETIRED IN FRONT OF ME. I'VE COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT THEY NEED A NEW PASTOR SO THAT HE CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESHAPING OF A NEW STAFF AND TO LET THEM MOVE ON. FOR ME TO STAY HERE IS TO BE ONE WHO IS A HANGOVER))
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[OUT Q=them to move on]


Under the leadership of Fuller the congregation at First Baptist has grown from 2-thousand to about 6-thousand.
And since his arrival in 1961 -- the church building has also expanded.
An educational building was the first expansion, then in 1979 a family life center was added, and in 1992 a new sanctuary.
For churches members who remember his first sermon to those who have known him only a few years --- they all say he h

as made a difference in their lives and they will miss him dearly.
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[SOT 11:11:49]
[IN Q=From day one]

((KATHLEEN LE FEW/CHURCH MEMBER:FROM DAY ONE HE HAS BEEN MY PASTOR, MY FRIEND. A FRIEND I CAN STAND BY THROUGH SICKNESS AND DEATH.))
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[OUT Q=sickness and death]
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[SOT 11:15:28:]
[IN Q=Everytime he talks]

((TREVOR HOLBROOK/CHURCH MEMBER:EVERY TIME HE TALKS, HE TALKS LIKE HE IS TALKING FROM GOD AND IT MAKES EVERYBODY FEEL REAL GOOD))
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[OUT Q=feel real good]
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((NAT SOUND OF FULLER))
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Fuller says he too will miss the church but plans to stay in Roanoke and preach at different churches in the area.

And he will be back to visit.
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[SOT 11:16:32]
[IN Q=I just don't say]

((REV. CHARLES FULLER/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH:I JUST DON'T SAY GOOD BYE. WHAT I'VE SAID SEVERAL TIMES IS I'LL SEE YOU IN THE GROCERY STORE.))
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[OUT Q=in the grocery store]
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[SOT 11:24:58]
[IN Q=And as First Baptist]

((AND AS FIRST BAPTIST SEARCHES FOR A NEW PASTOR MANY SAY THEY WILL NEVER FORGET THE LEGACY THAT PASTOR FULLER HAS LEFT BEHIND, NOT ONLY AS THEIR PREACHER, BUT AS THEIR FRIEND. JOY SUTTON NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Supreme Court is gearing up for another session, including a Blacksburg case.
The details are still ahead on News-7 at noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll get a look at some of activities already underway for Fire Safety Week.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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


[Chemical-Spill]


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


Danville authorities spent the night cleaning up a chemical spill on Route 29.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Around six yesterday evening, the driver of a tractor trailer noticed chemicals leaking from the side and the back of his truck.
He pulled over, and called authorities.
About 20 members of Danville's fire department and police departments and its HAZMAT team responded.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


They were afraid that the different chemicals on the truck could mix and cause a health problem.
But they were able to get the spill cleaned up by two this morning.
No homes were evacuated.

[Tobacco-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Halifax County tobacco farmers are facing yet another obstacle in harvesting this year's crops.
This time frost threatens to diminish their crop yield.
Farmers say the recent rains have cost them two to three days of harvest time.
That has made getting all the crop they have harvested before the first frost a race against time.
Farmers say the first frost generally hits the Halifax County area by mid October.

[E-Fire-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-43 20:52]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Safety]


Fire safety awareness week is underway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's why the Catawba Fire Department decided to hold its first open house.
A fire truck demonstration showed how water is pumped out of the truck.
But this was also a time to remind people about fire safety.
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[SOT 11:27]
[IN Q=Look around your]

((KENNY ORR/CATAWBA FIRE DEPARTMENT:LOOK AROUND YOUR HOUSE MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S SAFE AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SMOKE DETECTORS, MAKE SURE THEY WORK AND HAVE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN))
[SUPER=01-Kenny Orr/Catawba Fire Department]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=a fire escape plan]
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[VO-NAT]


The Catawba fire department is run by volunteers -- and has been around for 49 years.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


Art and butterflies filled the News-7 viewer mail bag this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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((The controversial painting of the Virgin Mary and other works at the Brooklyn Museum have been all over the news this week.
The stories brought a Bronx cheer from one Bedford County viewer. [Rick Baker/Goodview]
"A lot of the reason why the Nation is in the shape it is in is because we allow such things to continue to go on...This Nation was founded on the laws of the Holy Bible. If you look on our currency it says In God We Trust...Now we allow the burning of our nation's flag and the total disregard and humiliation of God and this humiliating disgraceful picture of the Mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. This Nation should hold its head in shame."
A piece on some Montgomery County students studying monarch butterfly migration inspired a wry note from Hillsville. [Randell Jennings/Hillsville.]
"The butterfly story...may not have been such a fantastic feat. Maybe he hitched a ride with one of the many tractor trailers from the sewing industries in their exodus from America. Maybe he heard that silk and cocoon manufacturing was cheaper in Mexico. Who knew that the great sucking sound would not only make our greedy companies go south and abandon their loyal employees but also would include our beautiful heritage. But then again, maybe he just wanted to go to "Cocoon", Mexico."
Letters to News-7 should be sent to P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
For a fax, use 540-343-7269.
For e-mail, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our moderated on-line forum welcomes your comments at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[Supreme-Court]


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


The Supreme Court began its new term this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[3:08]
Yesterday, justices attended the traditional Red Mass, a centuries old tradition asking for God's guidance.
Prayers also went out to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is recovering from colon cancer.
While doctors say her prognosis is good, she may miss some of the arguments.
But court watchers note that Justices are a hardy bunch.
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[SOT]

[3:07]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID COLE, GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR: "THEY STAY ON FOR A VERY LONG TIME, BECAUSE I THINK OF THE COMBINATION OF THE EXCITEMENT, THE INTEREST, AND THE POWER, WHICH IS HARD TO GIVE UP. ))
[SUPER=01-David Cole/Georgetown Law Professor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT=hard to give up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Three upcoming cases test the court's commitment to giving states more power at the federal government's expense.
Among them -- a case on whether Congress went too far by allowing women who are raped to sue their attackers.
The case is linked to the Christy Brzonkala lawsuit.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, Patrick Evans will be here with the work-week forecast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And later in Sports, wins by the Mets and Reds have set up a one game playoff.
We'll have a preview of tonight's match-up.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
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[GRAPHIC=Webwatch]


A judge will decide the future of a sex offender website-- and you can get previews of upcoming movies on-line.


Eric Earnhart has the details in WebWatch.
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[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro]
[RUNS= :05]


The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center operates from a spartan, password website, which will allow participating financial firms to share information about security threats.
The Center's location is supposed to be a secret, but a five minute websearch reveals Reston, Virginia-based firm Global Integrity is managing the website.
The future of Sex-offender websites could be affected by the courts. Next month an Oregon Judge will rule on whether the Oregon State Police can post names of sex offenders.... several offenders sued to stop it. Virginia is one of several states with sex offender websites up and running.
A small-time Wisconsin Librarian now has big-time Hollywood clout... Greg Schmitz loves movies so much he started reviewing them on his website, Upcomingmovies.com. Its so successful he's quitting his job to do it full time, and studios are sending him information. For links to these sites, click on webwatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot.com))


[Stocks]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 134 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the Skins eek out a win at home against Carolina,
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[VO-NAT ]

and road rage hits the NAPA 500 in Martinsville yesterday.
Patrick has the highlights next.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Mets]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-49 (24:40)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


After weeks of see saw battling, the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds will face off tonight for the National League wild card spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/FOX Sports; :]


Cincinnati waited out a nearly six hour rain delay to beat Milwaukee 7 to 1 last night.
Their win and the Mets 2 to 1 win over Pittsburgh set up tonight's playoff game.
The game was set to start at around 2 this afternoon, but the league pushed the time back to around 7 this evening to allow the Reds time to get home.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-48 (43:54)]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Logo]


The NAPA 500 brought lots of action to the Martinsville Speedway yesterday.
Mike Stevens has the story.
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[IN Q=First audio....]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=@Mike2; :08]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/Tony Stewart's Car Owner; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/48th Career Win; 1:37]
[SUPER=01-Brian Whitesell/Gordon's Crew Chief; 1:45]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; 1:57]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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[Rankings]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/UVA]


This weekend's Tech-UVA match up caused a lot of movement on the A-P's top 25 college football poll.

The Hokies' 31 to 7 win over the Cavs moved them into fifth on the poll.
It's Tech's highest ranking ever.
Virginia dropped out of the poll after the loss.

[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (39:03)]
[GRAPHIC=Skins/Panthers]


Brett Conway booted a field goal with 30 seconds left in the game to lead the Washington Redskins to a 38 to 36 win over the Carolina Panthers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/FOX Sports; :]


Norv Turner watched from the sideline as Carolina's Tim Biakuabutka ran wild in the first quarter.
He would score three touchdowns in the period-- this 45 yard run would give the Panthers a 21 to nothing lead.
The second quarter was all Brad Johnson.
After a Stephen Davis one yard T-d run, Johnson connects on two touchdown passes to Michael Westbrook, this 11 yarder made it 24 to 21 Carolina.
The Skins took a 28 to 24 lead at the half when Johnson hit Albert Connell on the first of Connell's two T-D catches, this one went for 62 yards.
But the Panthers clawed back and when Steve Buerlein hit Wesley Walls on the 7 yard T-D pass play the Panthers led 36 to 35.
[SUPER=32-Washington/38/Carolina/36/;]


The Skins capped a 62 yard drive with this Conway field goal to beat the Panthers 38 to 36. (------------)