[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Elizabeth Dole makes a major announcement about her presidential campaign.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And North Carolina architects are in Roanoke County to discuss the county's new high school.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-34 TC1:25:28]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors are meeting today with architects from North Carolina.
They designed the prototype high school that some of the supervisors want to build on the Woods End site.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is reporting this afternoon from the County Administration Center where officials have been meeting.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[***SCOTT's MIKE HOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
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(ROLL CUE:he called challenging)
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[SUPER=01-Robert Ferris/North Carolina Achitect;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/Roanoke Co. School Board; :15]
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[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=Scott and Melanie/Microwave]



[Dole]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elizabeth Dole]


First it was Dan Quayle now Elizabeth Dole.
Money -- or the lack of it -- is driving Dole out of the Republican presidential race.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Former Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.]

(( Despite a surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa Straw Poll only
a few months ago, Elizabeth Dole could not raise enough money to
continue her campaign.

So instead of formally announcing her candidacy this morning -
she abandoned it.

SOT/ELIZABETH DOLE, DROPPING OUT OF RACE



NARR:
She is the fourth Republican to pull out of the race. Her husband, former Presidential hopeful Bob Dole, had
even been canvassing his long time supporters to help keep his wife's
campaign alive, but it was not enough.

NAT/SOT



It has become the most expensive Presidential race in history.

Texas Governor George W. Bush has already spent 19 million dollars
and still has close to 40 million dollars left.
By comparison, Elizabeth Dole had less than $1 million left in
her campaign fund - not enough to wage a battle let alone a war.


NARR:
With Dole out of the race, Arizona Senator John McCain is
expected to emerge as the closest rival to front-runner George W.
Bush, but again., money could be an issue.


COWAN ON CAM:
"Elizabeth Dole had consistently been called a popular candidate -
especially among professional women. Some analysts put out that by
pulling out early when that popularity is still high - she may stand a
stronger chance the next time around. Lee Cowan, CBS News,
Washington."))


[YOUNGEST-DEFENDANT]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The lawyer best known for representing Doctor Jack Kevorkian is now representing one the nation's youngest murder defendants.
Geoffrey Fieger has joined 13 year old Nathaniel Abraham's defense team.
It is now day two of jury selection.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]

[6:11:24]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robin Adams/Green's Mother; :26 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Halushka/Assistant Prosecutor; :35 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :44]
[SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Defense Attorney; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Bagdade/Defense Attorney; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Pontiac Michigan]

(((PONTIAC, MICHIGAN)
AS THE YOUNGEST MURDER DEFENDANT IN MICHIGAN HISTORY AND PERHAPS THE NATION--NATHANIEL ABRAHAM LOOKS LIKE HE SHOULD BE IN A CLASSROOM RATHER THAN A COURTROOM.
(SOT )


"He's a killer."
TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN ABRAHAM WAS JUST 11, POLICE ARRESTED HIM AT HIS
SCHOOL ON HALLOWEEN DAY -HE WAS STILL WEARING HIS COSTUME.
THEY SAY HE STOLE A GUN AND THEN SHOT AND KILLED 18-YEAR OLD RONNIE
GREEN JUNIOR OUTSIDE A CONVENIENCE STORE.
(SOT ROBIN ADAMS/GREEN'S MOTHER)


"He's a lost child, he needed help a long time ago."

PROSECUTORS OBJECT TO THE SUGGESTION THE BOY WAS TARGET SHOOTING, AND
THE FATAL SHOT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

(SOT LISA HALUSHKA/ASST. PROSECUTOR )


"He was bragging about what he was going to do to his friend before
hand that he was going to shoot somebody."
(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)
"Abraham confessed to police, but his lawyers challenged it,
claiming Abraham was too young to understand what he was doing."
BUT MICHIGAN'S SUPREME COURT LET THE CONFESSION STAND.
JUST AS THE NATION'S EYES BEGAN TO FOCUS ON THIS TRIAL- THE MAN
BEST KNOWN AS DR. JACK KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY JOINED ABRAHAM'S DEFENSE
TEAM.

(SOT GEOFFREY FIEGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY)


"Requiring or allowing 11-year olds to be tried as adults are
wrong."

FIEGER ALONG WITH ABRAHAM'S OTHER LAWYERS ARE ALSO CONCERNED THEIR
CLIENT NOW LOOKS LESS LIKE A BOY AND MORE LIKE A YOUNG MAN.

(SOT DANIEL BAGDADE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY )


"It is going to be difficult to get the jurors understand the
person they are passing judgment on is somebody who is not sitting in
front of them but somebody who was sitting there two years ago whose
feet didn't touch the ground."

IF CONVICTED-NATHANIEL ABRAHAM COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN
PRISON.

DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, PONTIAC, MICHIGAN.))[Bluefield-Beating]


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


An October two-thousand trial date has been set in the case of a Bluefield, West Virginia, man whose neck was broken during a scuffle with police.
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[VO-NAT]


Twenty-two-year-old Robert Ellison, who is black, accuses two white police officers of police brutality.
[SUPER=03-Bluefield, WV/File Tape]


Ellison was paralyzed from the neck down last year when he was arrested outside a Mercer County nightclub.
The city says the officers acted properly when they arrested him.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Ellison's case will go before a federal judge on October 17, 2000.

[Gas-Prices]


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


Natural Gas customers should get ready for some higher bills this winter.
The state Corporation Commission says industry experts believe natural-gas prices could jump by as much as 40 percent this winter.
A similar spike occurred in 1996-97 and resulted in about 18-hundred calls to the S-C-C from citizens concerned about their heating bills.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, we'll have the latest on Buena Vista's water woes.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Indonesia's first free elections in half a century are met with violence
That story is next on News-7 at Noon.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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[Indonesia]


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


It was Indonesia's first free and contested election.
And it's resulted in deadly violence.
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[10:06:34]
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[OUT Q=Nat violence]
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[VO-NAT]


Thousands of followers of a popular candidate who lost took to the streets of Jakarta today, throwing rocks and gasoline bombs.
Security forces responded with tear gas and warning shots.
An apparent car bomb killed at least one person and injured 18. [10;03;34]
Indonesia's new president was chosen by the legislature today.
He is a Muslim leader named Abdurrahman Wahid (ahb-doo-RAHK'-man wah-HEED'), highly respected but also ailing and half blind.
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[S-Spotsylvania]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-40 57:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police say it will be about a month before they have results of D-N-A tests from a Stafford County man who is an object of their investigation into the death of three Spotsylvania County girls.
The man who went to the home of a 15-year-old girl and began asking personal questions is the latest to have D-N-A samples taken - in hopes of tracking down the killer of three Spotsylvania County girls.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co./1997]


The two and a half year long investigation began with the murder of 16 year old Sofia Silva, then 8 months later - the murders of 15 year old Kristen Lisk and her 12 year old sister, Kati.
The Lisk sisters' bodies were found floating in a Hanover County river. Silva's body was discovered in a creek in King George County.
The F-B-I will examine the samples.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Police say they questioned the same man two years ago about the deaths of 16 year-old Sofia Silva and the Lisk sisters.
They wanted him to provide d-n-a samples at the time but did ``not'' have enough evidence to obtain them.

[E-Water-Contamination]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-34 2:57]
[GRAPHIC=Contaminated Water]


Two months after finding "animal waste bacteria" in Buena Vista's water, health experts are just now publicizing the problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Students at Southern Virginia college can't drink the water.
The cook BOILS water to make juice.
Restaurants are not allowed to serve fountain sodas.
Factories have shut off their water fountains.
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[SOT 13:52:06]
[IN Q=Drinking and brushing]

((DRINKING AND BRUSHING YOUR TEETH ... WATER YOU'VE BOILED.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Conner/Virginia Dept. of Health;]
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[OUT Q=water you've boiled]
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[VO-NAT]


But Susan Elkin has been mixing tap water in her disabled daughter's formula for months.
Until yesterday, no one told her it was dangerous.
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[SOT 15:34:16]
[IN Q=I would have just]

((I WOULD HAVE JUST LIKED ... TOLD ABOUT IT MUCH EARLIER.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Elkin/Mother;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=much earlier]
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[VO-NAT]


Health experts say they had to go through a chain of bureaucracy before getting the word out.
They are fighting the bacteria with chlorine but don't know when the water will be safe.
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[E-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:47:23]
[GRAPHIC=Voter IDs]


Governor Gilmore says the state will appeal a judge's decision against the controversial voter I-D's.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Richmond Circuit Court judge issued an injunction yesterday.
It prohibits the state from sending these cards to voters before November's election.
The cards were going to voters in 10 different jurisdictions.
But state Democrats sued ... saying they go back to the days of Jim Crow laws ... and might keep minorities away from the polls.
The State Board of Elections says its pilot program was supposed to cut down on voter fraud -- NOT influence elections.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Governor Gilmore noted that the U-S Justice Department approved the I-D's.

[E-Wythe-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:34:23]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Co. Drug Arrests]


Sheriff Kermit Osborne is calling it the largest crack cocaine bust in Wythe County history, but others are calling it a political move.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Monday-- indictments were issued for approximately 25 people in Wythe and Pulaski counties following a five month undercover investigation involving local and state police.
These suspects were arrested on charges linked to marijuana.
But Osborne says the majority of the indictments were for selling crack cocaine.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is ]

((KERMIT OSBORNE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS COOPERATE BY ATTACKING A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL PROBLEM WITH A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL RESPONSE. ))
[SUPER=01-Kermit Osborne/Wythe Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[out q= jurisdictional responce.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Last Week;]


Osborne's opponent, former Sheriff Wayne Pike, believes the arrests were timed to take place just weeks before the election-- pointing to his own record while serving as sheriff.
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[IN Q= Of the ]

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: OF THE 74 COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA, WITH 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE OR LESS, THE WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ALWAYS LEAD THE NUMBER OF DRUG ARRESTS AND IN THE COUNTY CLOSEST TO US, WE WERE DOUBLE THEIR ARREST NUMBERS. ))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=arrest numbers.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=Hold]


The head of the Mountain Empire Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association - who's also a captain in the Wythe County Sheriff's Department - says to say the arrests were politically motivated is an insult to the officers involved.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Redskins, Braves, Indians-- they're all common sports mascots.
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[VO-NAT ]


But a local Native American group says they're sending the wrong message to school students and they want them changed.
That story and more when News-7 at noon returns.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[Indian-Coalition]


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


As the new millennium approaches, Native American organizations say it's time to do away with offensive mascots.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Last night one local organization took its concerns to the Montgomery County school board.
Three schools in Montgomery County have Indian symbols as their mascot and the Unified Coalition for American Indians Concerns is not happy with the way their culture is represented.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Of all the ]

((HARRY DYER/: OF ALL THE PLACES FOR STEREOTYPICAL TYPE OF DEPICTIONS TO BE IT SEEMS THE LAST PLACE IT SHOULD BE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE IT RIGHT HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Dyer/Unified Coalition; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=in Montgomery County.]
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[VO-NAT]


One parent told the school board that using Native American mascots teaches children it's okay to stereotype a culture.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Indian logo]

((ANNA DOLTON/PARENT: THE INDIAN LOGO HAS A BAD THING TO PUT IN THEIR HEAD BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TEACH THEM RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE))
[SUPER=01-Anna Dolton/Parent; ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=for other people]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board did not comment on the organization's suggestions.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 102 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, we'll hear what Tiki Barber has to say after leading the Giants to victory over the Cowboys Monday night,
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[VO-NAT ]

and the 'Hot'-lanta Braves are headed to another World Series after last night's eleventh inning win over the Mets.
Patrick has highlights, next.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[Braves-Mets]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mets/Braves]


If you dreamed of seeing a Subway World Series this year...sorry, maybe next year.
The Atlanta Braves are headed to their fifth World Series this decade.
Last night, they won the National League penant pulling out the 10 to 9 victory over the Mets after eleven innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB - NBC]


The Braves jumped out to an early lead.
Mike Piazza's error allowed the first run of the game.
Atlanta had a five nothing lead after the first inning.
But the Mets didn't quit.
Piazza redeemed himself in the seventh inning with this two-run homer to tie the game at seven.
The Mets took one run leads in the eighth and tenth innings but the Braves tied the game both times.
Then in the eleventh inning, Kenny Rogers threw a bases-loaded walk to Andruw Jones.
[SUPER=35-N. Y. Mets/9/Atlanta/10/Braves Win NLCS;]


The Braves win 10 to 9 and will face the Yankees in game one of the World Series on Saturday.
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-49]
[GRAPHIC=COWBOYS/GIANTS]


Monday night's Giants-Cowboys contest has given a lot of attention to a local star.
Tiki Barber's spectacular plays for the Giants, led the team to victory and pushed this rising star into the national spotlight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/ABC; :00]

Tiki broke open a 3-all game in the fourth quarter with two huge plays. The first was this 85 yard punt return for a TD that put the Giants in front 10-to-3. He later caught a 56 yard pass to set up the game winning field goal in the Giants 13-to-10 win. He finished Monday night's game with 233 all-purpose yards.
Yesterday afternoon, our News 7 sports staff talked to Tiki on the phone from his home in New York City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=WAS THE GUY]
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[S-Stacy]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-51]
[GRAPHIC=THE ROCK]


Grit native Stacy Compton, is moving up to the Winston Cup ranks this week in Rockingham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; :00]

Compton has been picked to drive the Cartoon Network, Melling Ford in this Sunday's Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400.

Compton also will have the opportunity to drive the car the rest of this season. Next week he also will close out his most successful year to date in the Craftsman Truck series on October 30 in the season finale in California. Compton is considered one of the top up and coming stars in NASCAR. Getting to this level is something he and his mom have worked hard to achieve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They knew]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...OFF OF IT."]
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=compton]

Stacy is fourth in the truck points race with 11 top ten finishes. Officially, he is under contract to drive the RC Cola machine one more season.