[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Three-time Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan formally quit the G-O-P today, taking his presidential bid to the Reform Party.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And jury selection gets underway in the trial of the third white man in connection with the dragging death of a black man. (/////////////)
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[pARTY-SWITCH]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Pat Buchanan]


As expected Pat Buchanan today ended his 40 year membership with the Republican Party.
Earlier today in Falls Church he announced he's leaving the G-O-P to seek the Reform Party's nomination for President.
[SS=Campaign 2000]


Donald Trump also plans to jump ship for the Reform Party.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Falls Church;]
[SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/Reform Party Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Bob Adams/Former Communications Director;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( NARR:
Although a lifelong Republican, Pat Buchanan has decided it's
time for a change. Without enough money or support to gain the GOP
presidential nomination, he's decided to run as a Reform candidate
instead.

SOT/PAT BUCHANAN, REFORM PARTY CANDIDATE



NARR:
He joins a host of other high profile candidates who have found a
home in Ross Perot's Party - people like Minnesota Governor Jesse


Ventura, and most recently, millionaire developer Donald Trump - also
considering a presidential bid.

NAT/SOT



NARR:
But the switch has members of his former party worried. Although
many considered him too conservative to represent the interests of
most Republicans - his departure could end up hurting the chances of
GOP front-runner George W. Bush.

SOT/BOB ADAMS, FORMER BUCHANAN COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR


10:47:37
"I don't believe Pat Buchanan can win in the third party role and that
being the case the only thing he could do would be to serve as a
spoiler."

NARR:
Buchanan's former communications director is one loyalist not
sticking by his boss's side.

SOT/BOB ADAMS, FORMER BUCHANAN COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR


10:47:01
"The first rule of elective politics is never, absolutely ever,
dilute
or lose your political base."

COWAN ON CAM:
"If Buchanan can gain the Reform Party nomination, he will also secure
the $12 million dollars in election funds that go along with it -
enough some say to run a strong enough campaign to drain votes away
from his former party's best chance at the White House. Lee Cowan, CBS
News, Washington."))

[Chaffee-obit]


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


One of the most liberal REPUBLICANS in the Senate has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Rhode Island Senator John Chafee (CHAY'-fee) passed away last night in Washington of heart failure.
Chafee served 23 years in the Senate.
He also served three terms as governor of Rhode Island in the 19-60's.
Senator Chafee (CHAY'-fee) was 77.
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[Natural-Bridge]


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


A tourist from Georgia was killed at Natural Bridge over the weekend.
The Rockbridge County sheriff says a rock fell on the elderly woman Saturday morning as she and some friends were visiting the historic landmark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge]


Sheriff Bob Day says the accident happened at the rock podium underneath the arch.
The victim was 83-year-old Louise Cathy of Stockbridge, Georgia.
Natural Bridge is limiting public access to the attraction, until someone can come in to check its stability.
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[Church-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


About 200 gays and lesbians joined the congregation yesterday at Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The service was the culmination of a weekend forum designed to end the often angry rhetoric between gays and Christians.
Protesters opposed to Falwell meeting with gay minister Mel White were in full voice again yesterday outside Thomas Road, as church- goers did their best to ignore them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I just hope]

((JOSH ANDERS/LIBERTY U. STUDENT: I JUST HOPE THAT THE WORLD DOESN'T LOOK AT THAT AND SEE THAT'S THE WAY THAT ALL THE CHRISTIANS ARE. KAREN WELDIN/SOULFORCE REPRESENTATIVE: I THINK THAT I'VE TUNED THAT OUT.. THAT'S NOT A PART OF WHY WE'RE HERE THIS WEEKEND.))
[SUPER=01-Josh Anders/Liberty University Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Weldin/Soulforce Representative; :05]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=here this weekend]
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[VO-NAT]


Inside it was a full house-- Mel White and dozens of his Soulforce members mixed with the regular crowd at Thomas Road, all under the watchful eyes of the police.
But two days of protests ended without incident, and Falwell repeated his message that conservative Christians are now ready to extend a hand of friendship to the gay community.
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[Appox-Schools]


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


Appomattox County schools will hold a moment of silence every morning beginning next Monday.
The school board approved the measure by a unanimous vote last week.
Students will be allowed to meditate, pray or engage in any other silent activity that doesn't interfere with or distract other students.
But the chairman of the school board says he might still push for a moment of prayer.

[gay-murder]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He was killed a year ago in Wyoming because he was gay.
Today jury selection is expected
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:00;16] to wrap up in the trial of Aaron Mckinney.
McKinney is accused of helping kill Matthew Shepard.
McKinney's alleged accomplice Russell Henderson pleaded guilty to the murder in April receiving two life sentences.

The defense team claims McKinney admits to playing a role in the beating.
But they say McKinney had been drinking and taking drugs and didn't intend to kill Shepard.
(//////SOT/////)

[3:00:45-55]
[IN=WE KNOW IT'S NOT...]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=THAT NIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Potential jurors are being warned to expect gruesome photographs of Shepard's beaten and bloodied body.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[dragging-death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3;02:14]
And trial number three in the dragging death of a black man gets underway in Jasper, Texas today.
Shawn Allen Berry is the third defendant charged in the murder of James Byrd.
Prosecutors say it was Berry's truck that was used in the dragging a year ago June -- and Berry's chain that was tied around Byrd's ankles.
Berry's two co-defendants were both found guilty and sentenced to death.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Is Jim Gilmore the King of Virginia?
The creator of one website thinks so.
Take a look for yourself when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[VO-NAT ]


And more American Doomsday cult members are deported from Israel. First lets' talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Israel-christians]


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


For the second time this year Israeli police are ready to deport foreign Christians, most of them Americans.
Israeli radio reports police arrested nearly two dozen Christians today fearing they were members of a New York based cult planning a mass suicide.
In January, Israel expelled a dozen followers of a Denver-based cult.
Jesse Schulman reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brother David/House of Prayer Pastor; :16]
[SUPER=04-October 11; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Tel Aviv]

(((CBS)
(Jerusalem, this morning)

At least twenty-one born again Christians are in Israeli police custody this morning, and facing deportation. They were arrested on Jerusalem's biblical Mount of Olives. They're members of a group that believes in the Second Coming of Christ in the Year Two Thousand.
(APTN)
SOT/:Brother David, Pastor, "House of Prayer":

YEAH, I KNOW WHY THEY ARRESTED ME... BECAUSE WE SPEAK THE TRUTH AND ISRAEL'S ABOUT TO HEAR THE TRUTH IN A GREATER WAY THAN EVER BEFORE.
(FILE/NO ACCESS ISRAEL)

FILE/October 11 Israeli authorities are worried so-called "end time" millennium cults could turn disruptive or even violent - This is at least the third fundamentalist Christian group Israel has deported as the Year Two Thousand approaches.
(CBS)

Some of those now being held have lived in Jerusalem peacefully for years - remaining "end timers" believe they are being persecuted.
(CBS)
SOT/ Group member:

IT'S JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS, WHEN THEY USED TO HUNT CHRISTIANS, THAT'S WHAT IT SEEMS LIKE.
(CBS)

Jerusalem's mix of religious passions is always potentially explosive. However peaceful most end-timers may be, Israeli officials appear unwilling to take a chance on them staying that way. Js cbs news tel aviv))

[Safe-passage]


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


Meanwhile, Israel today opened a long-awaited land link between the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Erez Crossing, Gaza Strip;]

[7:01:17]
Today's opening comes after three weeks of delays.
It moves the Palestinians a step closer to statehood by allowing travel between the autonomous areas where they hope to establish a state.
Hundreds of Palestinian men waited in line this morning to use the so-called "safe passage."
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[E-Drugfree-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-42 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Candle-light provided the setting to begin an anti-drug campaign against drug and alcohol abuse.
Joy Sutton was at the vigil and has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The candle light]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=07-Karen Turpin; 11]
[SUPER=07-Alexander Breakell; 34 Quick]
[SUPER=07-Jay Robertson; 39Quick]
[SUPER=07-Spencer Frantz; 45 ]
[SUPER=01-Ray Bemis/Event Organizer; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

((The candle light is a symbol of hope and progress. That's why dozens gathered to remember those who have been affected by drugs or alcohol abuse and to send a message to the youth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:25:56]
[IN Q=Please don't use]

((KAREN TURPIN: PLEASE DON'T USE DRUGS, PLEASE DON'T USE DRUGS BECAUSE ONE TIME IS ONE TIME TOO MANY.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=time too many]


Karen Turpin knows this from experience. Turpin told the crowd at one time she was addicted to drugs -- but has been drug free for almost a year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I just hope that]

((NAT SOUND: I JUST HOPE THAT NONE OF YALL KIDS TURN TO DRUGS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=you do]


And the kids were listening.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:20:23]
[IN Q=As they were talking]

((ALEXANDER BREAKELL: AS THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT, IF YOU GET ADDICTED YOU CAN THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=life away]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:16:25]
[IN Q=To not do]

((JAY ROBERTSON: TO NOT DO DRUGS CAUSE THEY CAN KILL YOU AND THEIR NOT GOOD FOR YOU EITHER.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=you either]
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[SOT 17:17:55]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((SPENCER FRANTZ: A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TELLING ABOUT THEIR DADS WERE ALCOHOLICS AND THERE WERE TAKING DRUGS OR ALCOHOLICS STUFF LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=like that]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=]


The candlelight service kicks-off the start off Red Ribbon Week -- a national campaign using the red ribbon as a symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug free life style.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:12:48]
[IN Q=We have to continue]

((RAY BEMIS/EVENT ORGANIZER:WE HAVE TO CONTINUE A CONSTANT MESSAGE PARTICULARLY TO YOUTH THAT THEIR ARE ALTERNATIVES TO DRUG USE AND MAKING SURE THAT A COMMUNITY STANDS TOGETHER AND GIVES THAT MESSAGE NOT JUST TO A SELECT GROUP OF YOUTH BUT ALL YOUTH.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=our youth]


And many say each of us makes a difference by the way we live and the choices we make. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[E-Gilmore-Parody]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:43:42]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The media blitz is in full force in Virginia as election day approaches.
Some observers say the blitz this year is unprecedented for state legislative races.
One Republican Delegate mailed 15-thousand professionally-made videos to voters in her Fairfax district at a cost of 25-thousand dollars.
[SS=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore isn't running for office, but he's the target of a new parody page on the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Titled "King James of Virginia," the web page pokes fun at the Governor, and even pictures him in Elizabethan garb.
Asked about the site last week, Gilmore said he hadn't seen it... but he's taking the news with good humor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:06:20]
[IN Q=Well, that's the great thing about]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHO DREAMED THAT UP? I DON'T KNOW. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT YET. WELL, THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE INTERNET AND THE PRIORITIES WE'VE PLACED ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. THE INTERNET IS A REAL MAXIMIZATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISN'T IT. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I think that's great.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


It's not clear who created the web parody... though it's clearly NOT one of the Governor's admirers.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


And people and pets turn out to dedicate a new addition to the Humane Society of Montgomery County.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Pavilion-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-40 59:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An animal lover who gave her time to help animals at the Humane Society of Montgomery County is being remembered for her work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Dozens of people turned out yesterday afternoon to help dedicate a pavilion in the memory of Loretta (Reef-snider) Reifsnider.
The Humane Society hopes the pavilion will encourage people to come to the shelter and spend time with the animals.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:59:33]
[IN Q=Loretta Reifsnider is who]

((CONNIE RATNER/HUMANE SOCIETY:LORETTA REIFSNIDER IS WHO WE'RE HONORING HERE TODAY AND SHE WAS THE PERSON WHO STARTED OUR THRIFT STORE AND MANAGED THAT FOR MANY YEARS AND KEPT THAT GOING AND OUR THRIFT STORE IS IN BLACKSBURG THAT IS WHERE WE GET A LOT OF FUNDING TO HELP THIS SHELTER KEEP OPERATING))
[SUPER=01-Connie Ratner/Humane Society]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=also operating]
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[VO-NAT]


Family and friends of Reifsnider donated the money for the pavilion.
The Humane Society relies on volunteers to help run the shelter.
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[E-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 00:07:18]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Relief]


Have you ever wondered what it was like wait tables?
Some customers had a chance to find out last night while helping raise money for flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It all happened at the Texas Steak House on Valley View Boulevard.
Customers traded places with the waiters and bartenders for a good cause.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:51:46]
[IN Q=This kind of]

((TIM CARR: THIS KIND OF DEVELOPED INTO A THING WHERE THE TIPS WOULD GO TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS FOR ALL THE EASTERN STATES))
[SUPER=07-Tim Carr]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Eastern States]
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[VO-NAT]


The one-day employees volunteered their time-- and say it was a good learning experience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:52:14]
[IN Q=Let's just say]

((CHEYENNE ELMORE: LET'S JUST SAY KNOWING THAT I DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK TOMORROW IT'S A LOT OF FUN. THEY DO WORK HARD AND THAT'S WHY WE DO THIS AND THEY'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME))
[SUPER=07-Cheyenne Elmore;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=having a good time]
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[VO-NAT]


Last night's volunteers challenged other businesses to do the same thing.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 117 points. [tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Still to come in sports, the Yankees are another win closer to becoming World Series champs,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

and the Saint Louis Rams remain the only unbeaten team in the N-F-L after burning the Browns yesterday. Patrick has the highlights, next.
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[COMM BREAK #3]



[S- MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 (53:00)]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/YANKEES]


The Braves and Yankees hit the field last night for game two of the World Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC Sports; :]


The Yankees went on top early.
In the first, Paul O'Neil hit a line drive up the middle to centerfield scoring Chuck Knoblauch and New York goes up 1 to nothing.
New York goes on to score three runs in the inning.
Tino Martinez hits a line drive up the middle, and Derek Jeter crosses the plate to make it 2 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-New York/7/Atlanta/2/Yankees Lead 2-0;]


The Yankees win it 7 to 2 to go up 2 in the series.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=HOLD]


Game three is tomorrow night in New York.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (56:10)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]


The Virginia Tech Hokies were off this weekend but they still made a move in the college football polls.
Nebraska's loss to Texas moved the Hokies to the number three spot in the Coaches and the A-P polls.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="All we can....]
[SUPER=01-Corey Moore/Virginia Tech Defensive End; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....where they may."]
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=HOLD]


Tech has a Big East game next Saturday night at Pittsburgh.

[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-49 (43:02)]
[GRAPHIC=Skins/Cowboys]


The N-F-C East is now tied. Both the Redskins and Cowboys are 4 and 2 after Dallas picks up the 38 to 20 win over D-C.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX Sports; :]


Troy Aikman put the Cowboys out front in the first quarter when he hooks up with Rocket Ismail on this 13 yard T-D pass to make it 7 to nothing.
Dallas led 17 to nothing, then Brad Johnson goes to the air and hits Mike Sellers who takes it in from 33 yards out to make the score 17 to 7 Cowboys.
The Skins rallied in the third and when Brad Johnson connects with Albert Connell, who makes the nice catch, on the 43 yard T-D pass Washington trailed 24 to 20.
Aikman scored on a 1 yard run in the fourth.
[SUPER=30-Dallas/38/Washington/20/;]


Then Deion Sanders puts on the high step he takes the punt up the middle and bounces it outside scoring on the 70 yard run and the Cowboys take the 38 to 20 win.
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-53 (26:45)]
[GRAPHIC=Panthers/Lions]


Charlie Batch passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns to lead Detroit to a 24 to 9 win over the Carolina Panthers.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX Sports; :]


Carolina led 3 to nothing and was ready to score again when Mark Carrier picks off this Steve Beuerlein pass in the end zone ending the drive.
The Lions moved it to the one yard line and Sedrick Irvin scores on the run and the Lions took a 7 to 3 lead in the second quarter.
[SUPER=30-Detroit/24/Carolina/9/;]


Batch would ice the win in the third quarter hitting David Sloan on the 22 yard T-D pass the Lions beat the Panthers 24 to 9.
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[S-Rams]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-51 (50:11)]
[GRAPHIC=Rams/Browns]


One team hadn't lost a game. The other hadn't won a game.
And that's the way it stayed after the St. Louis Rams beat Cleveland 34 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/CBS Sports; :]


The Rams were ready to go against the Browns.
Kurt Warner threw three touchdown passes, two went to this man Roland Williams. The one yarder in the first quarter made it 7 to nothing Rams.
[SUPER=30-St. Louis/34/Cleveland/3/;]


Marshall Faulk had flu symptons all day but it didn't look like it on this play as he takes it to the house on the 33 yard T-D run.
The Rams get 34 to 3 victory.
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[S-Tyson]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (3:10)]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson]


Mike Tyson's return to the ring has brought another controversy to the boxing world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Showtime; :]


Saturday night in Vegas, Tyson and Orlin Norris were scheduled for a 10 round bout.
But Tyson threw a punch after the bell sending Norris to the mat.
Norris couldn't continue because of a leg injury and the fight was declared a no contest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It was...]
[SUPER=01-Mike Tyson/Heavyweight Boxer; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....you know."]
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Tyson's 8 million dollar purse was held up pending an investigation by the Nevada Boxing Commission.

[Ryder-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=none]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Ryder Cup]


Curtis Strange will captain the next United States Ryder Cup team.
The two-time U-S Open champ characterized the appointment as a honor but admitted it will be a tough task.
Strange jumps into the fire created by the Americans' controversial win over Europe last month. The next Ryder Cup will be hosted at The Belfry in England.