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Coming up on News 7-
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Filling up is going up- But will the two and half dollar a gallon prices make it to Virginia?
The story coming up.
We'll hear from the parents of the 13 year old charged with killing his teacher.
And they're jumping into marriage in Richmond.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Striking Rubatex workers will be back on the job a week from today.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


It was Friday night that union members voted to go back to work. And today the company had it's say- agreeing to bring union members back under terms of the old contract.
What do striking workers and replacement workers think about the deal? Jennifer Miele found out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The nine-month]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=02-Replacement Worker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sines/Rubatex Union Employee; :37]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :47 ]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Bedford.]

((The nine-month turmoil at Rubatex has not come to an end. While some will be returning to their jobs, replacement workers will be headed to the unemployment line. Though management had a tough time replacing union workers, they have managed to reach peek production.
[SOT]

[TAPE: Rubatex 1 TC: 20:46:56]
[IN Q= Their hand are]

((THEIR HANDS ARE KIND OF TIED BY THE UNION, AND WHAT WE WANT THOSE UNION PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT WE'RE JUST AS MUCH RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING THIS PLANT AS ANYBODY IS.))
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[OUT Q=as anybody is.]


While replacement workers worry about unemployment, some strikers don't want to go back to the same conditions they spent nine months fighting.
[SOT]

[TAPE: Rubatex 1 TC: 20:37:28]
[IN Q=]

((I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WOULDN'T NEGOTIATE, BUT ALL I KNOW IS HERE WE ARE NINE MONTHS LATER AND NOTHING IS CHANGED SO I DON'T SEE ANY REASON TO ACCEPT ANYTHING.))
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The company is still Bedford's largest employer and Rubatex officials say they're working hard to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Bedford.))

[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Rising]


You've heard for months about the soaring gas prices, but in the Midwest they've skyrocketed to an all time high.

Will high prices make their way east to Virginia?
[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is live in Roanoke tonight with more.
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Finally some good news concerning gas prices for motorists in Virginia.
Experts say the high prices should be staying out west.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=one dollar]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bert Moore/Motorist; :32 Quick!!]
[SUPER=01-P. J. Lynch/Motorist; :44 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Marty Crow/Motorist; :49 QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=leave the state.]

((One dollar 37 cents, one dollar 39 cents, one dollar 44 cents. Are Virginia's gas prices really that high?

[SOT 23:56:16]
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((THEY'RE GETTING HIGHER BUT THEY'RE NOT AS HIGH AS OTHER PLACES.))
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Maybe so, look out west, in Chicago a gallon of gas at the pump is costing an average of 2 dollars 33 cents. The reason -- refiners are producing a new kind of low pollution gasoline they say is more expensive to produce and consumers have no choice but to purchase it.

[SSOT 23:57:27]
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((BERT MOORE: DIESEL IS ALMOST TWO DOLLARS A GALLON IN CHICAGO SO 1.37 FOR US HERE ISN'T SUCH A BAD DEAL.))
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But will the high prices in the west force vacationers to cut those long summer road trips short?

[SOT 23:56:26]
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((P.J. LYNCH: PROBABLY NOT, I'LL PROBABLY KEEP ON GOING BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL ALL HAVE TO PUT UP WITH I GUESS.))
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((MARTY CROW: WE WERE GOING TO GO OUT WEST BUT NOW WE'RE NOT BECAUSE OF THE GAS PRICES.))
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But if you do decide to pack up your bags the best advice might be..

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((FUEL IN VIRGINIA BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE STATE.))
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[RUNS= 3]))
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[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


And if you still feel gas prices are to high in Virginia most parts of the state are below the national average price of a dollar fifty six.
[Double Boxes=Kate and Jean/Microwave]



[Schools-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some kids will have a short day at school tomorrow thanks to the heat.
Several school systems will shut down early.
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[TAKE Pinnacle Full]
Bedford City and County schools are closing two hours early.
In Campbell County, the following schools are also getting out two hours early tomorrow:
Rustburg High and Middle Schools, J.J. Fray, Concord and Yellow Branch Elementary, and the Early Learning center.


And Pittsylvania County is dismissing all schools at 1:00 PM tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.
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[Green]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Bedford County woman who's been in trouble before for animal abuse had another animal neglect charge against her dismissed today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Prosecutors acknowledged it would have been difficult to prove 43-year old Valery Green had improperly cared for a puppy she sold to a local woman in January.
The puppy had ringworm, which the woman contracted as well.. but Green's attorney says that wasn't his client's fault.
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[SOT 14:20:54]
[IN Q=But I think]

((BILL WENTZ/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: BUT I THINK OUR PRINCIPLE DEFENSE WOULD HAVE BEEN THAT SHE WAS NOT GIVING A SUBSTANDARD LEVEL OF CARE FOR THE ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Wentz/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=for the animals.]
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[VO-NAT]


The neglect charge was dismissed after prosecutor (DIRK) Dirk Padgett told the judge he couldn't proceed with the case because he had represented Green in a civil matter several years ago.
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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Divers don't know why a Roanoke man drowned this weekend but they do not suspect foul play.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


They found 47-year-old Jay Carter in relatively shallow and clear water near the state park.
But investigators say Smith Mountain Lake has hidden hazards.
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[SOT 9:43:57]
[IN Q=When this lake]

((WHEN THIS LAKE WAS FILLED IT WAS ONLY CLEARED 40 TO 50 YARDS OFF EACH SHORE SO EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN COULD BE EVERYTHING FROM TREES TO BARBED WIRE FENCES TO SMALL BUILDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=to small buildings]
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[VO-NAT]

Greg Carder says he saw his friend tread water and swim just before he disappeared. He says the two were NOT drinking, but they were also not wearing lifejackets.
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[SOT 9:52:07]
[IN Q=Wear lifejackets]

((WEAR LIFEJACKETS IF YOU'RE GOING TO SWIM. BE VERY CAREFUL BOATING BECAUSE ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN AND IT'S TERRIBLE WHEN THEY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Carder/Victim's Friend;]
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[OUT Q=when they do]
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[VO-NAT]

Jay Carter's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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[nixon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Justice Department will pay 18-million dollars to the estate of President Nixon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1974;]


Nixon sued after 37-hundred hours of tape recordings, photos and other items were seized after he resigned over the Watergate affair.
The materials were taken at the request of Congress when Nixon resigned instead of facing impeachment in 1974.
The government says Nixon's estate sought 35 million dollars plus 25 years worth of interest-- all adding up to be more than 200-million dollars.
Both sides settled on an 18-million dollar payment.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, a victory for H-M-O's in their fight to keep costs down.
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[VO-NAT]


And a verdict in the Superbowl Sunday stabbing trial.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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((STEVE MASON IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU TONIGHT. THE BLACKSBURG INDIANS HAVE GONE FROM THE STATE WARPATH TO A NATIONAL WARPATH, THE BRAVES BATTLE THE PIRATES, STEVE YOUNG MAKES HIS BIGGEST DECISION TO DATE WITH HIS MIND AND NOT HIS HEART, WE WILL HIT THE LINKS AT HUNTING HILLS WITH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AND WILL KOBE RETURN FOR GAME FOUR? CHECK US OUT IN SPORTS.))

[Brazill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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His mother says he's just a child, but a 13 year old will be tried as an adult.
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[vo-nat]
[Super=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]


A Florida grand jury has indicted Nathaniel Brazill on first degree murder charges in the shooting death of his teacher.
Brazill's parents told reporters their son is just a child- and the grand jury only heard one side of the story.
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[SOT 15:22:38]
[IN Q=]

((POLLY POWELL/MOTHER: HE'S A CHILD THAT'S THE TRUE STORY. HE IS A CHILD. THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED BUT HE IS A CHILD. IT'S A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. I JUST PRAY TO THE PARENTS OF THE WORLD THAT NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO YOUR CHILDREN))
[SUPER=01-Polly Powell/Suspect's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=to your children.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brazill's parents say they're not surprised by today's decision and they're putting their faith in God- and praying for justice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:25:06]

((POLLY AND I ARE HIS PARENT SAND WE LOVE THAT LITTLE BOY. WE'RE GONNA STAND BY HIM THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE ORDEAL.))
[SUPER=01-Nate Brazill/Stepfather;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=this whole ordeal.]
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[vo-nat]
If convicted Brazill could face life in prison. If he were tried as a juvenile and convicted- he could be freed at age 21.
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[Lewis]


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NFL Star Ray Lewis testified for the prosecution but it wasn't enough to convict two men of two post Superbowl murders.
As Jennifer Jones reports the verdict came in this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Howard/Prosecutor; :55 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Harvey/Defense Attorney; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Charlotte;]

((It was a stunning end to a murder trial that centered on a post-Super Bowl party, and the testimony of a NFL star. An Atlanta jury acquitted two former co-defendants of football player Ray Lewis in the stabbing deaths of two men. Cleared of charges: Joseph Sweeting and Reginal Oakley. The decision reverberated throughout the courtroom. Sweeting, Oakley and Baltimore Ravens Star Lewis were charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of the two men outside this Atlanta bar. But just last week, Lewis reached a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges and then testified against his co-defendants in the case. Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker: Reginald was the aggressor..." Paul Howard, District Attorney: "We are disappointed." Bruce Harvey, Defense Attorney: "We stuck together and the only person convicted was Lewis himself..thats ironic." The jury deliberated five hours before reaching its decision. Lewis, the only person convicted on misdemeanor charges, will serve a year probation, but no jail time. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Charlotte.))

[Death-Penalty]


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Convicted killers nationwide will have a harder time challenging death sentences now that the U-S Supreme Court says juries do not need to be told if parole is an option in a death penalty case.
The five to four decision came today in the case of a Fairfax killer whose execution was stayed last year.
[SS=VA Supreme Court]


But Friday Virginia's State Supreme court ruled six to one that jurors should now be told that parole is no longer an option for capital murders in Virginia.
[SS=VA Death Penalty]


Both decisions come as a national report shows Virginia has a per capita execution rate nearly double the next nea
rest state--- but a much lower rate of court reversals.


The Columbia law professor who did the study says that could mean trial errors are not being discovered by Virginia courts.
The Virginia attorney generals office says it shows instead how well the justice system works.

[HMO's]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
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The U-S Supreme Court today weighed in on a controversial issue.
The justices ruled that patients can not take their H-M-O's to FEDERAL court for giving doctors financial bonuses to keep down treatment costs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Patients can still sue on the state level.
But only four states currently allow patients to do so.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


For the past three years-- Roanoke Senator John Edwards has introduced legislation that would give Virginians the right to hold their H-M-O accountable on the state level.
But those bills have always been defeated.
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[SOT 01:13:09 ]
[IN Q=We're going]

((WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT BACK AND I THINK IT'S GAINING SUPPORT AND I'M HOPING BY NEXT YEAR WE'LL BE ABLE TO PASS IT AND IF NOT WE'LL KEEP BRINGING IT BACK AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.))
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[OUT Q=can do.]
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[anchor=Jean]
[ss=HOLD]


Supporters of managed health care view today's decision as a victory.
A spokesperson for the Virginia Association of Health Plans says the decision is the best thing for consumers who want and need affordable health care.

[VHDA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=kwe/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:28:21]
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The Virginia Housing Development Authority isn't helping low income Virginians afford homes--
That's according to a state watchdog agency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The report criticizes V-H-D-A's high salaries, premiere office space near downtown Richmond, and its efforts to get the least affluent Virginians into affordable housing.
The director acknowledges there are problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there some]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dewey/VHDA Director]
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[OUT Q=limited resources.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission says V-H-D-A mismanaged section eight federal rent subsidies.
The report shows the money could have subsidized 24-hundred extra housing units in 19-98 alone.
The good news in the report is that V-H-D-A has the best financial rating in any housing authority in the nation.
That helps keep loan rates low.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, 25 couples take the plunge at a water park.
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[VO-NAT]


And Danville Braves front office has its game face on-- as managers scramble to get ready for opening day.
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[Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:54:33]
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Roanoke Valley Crime Line is expanding its efforts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The anonymous tip line is launching a campaign to raise its profile in the community and provide more money for rewards.
Among the first major corporate supporters is US Cellular. Today the company, presented a check for five thousand dollars.
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[SOT 29:49]
[IN Q=We know that]

((JIM JOYCE/CRIME LINE BOARD MEMBER: WE KNOW THAT WHEN A COMMUNITY IS AWARE OF CRIME LINE THAT WE GET TIPS, WE GET CALLS AND WE HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE SOLVE CRIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Joyce/Crime Line Board Member]
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[OUT Q=solve crimes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year, Roanoke Valley Crime Line received 119 tips. That information lead to seven arrests and six rewards.


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[Danville-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:06:37]
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The Danville Braves' 2000 season starts in less than two weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The team has a new general manager and is trying to get everything in place.
But it's pretty hectic because they've only had six weeks to put the season program together.
That's because the previous general manager was let go after the city sued the team for not paying stadium rent fees and other costs.
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[SOT 38:27]
[IN Q=It's like building]

((DAVID CROSS/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S LIKE BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP. IT TAKES ABOUT A YEAR WE HAVE 6 WEEKS.))
[SOT 24:00]

((RENE OAKS/PUBLIC RELATIONS: I'M KIND OF USE TO IT. EVERYTHING IS THROWN AT YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT.))
[SUPER=01-David Cross/General Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rene Oakes/Public Relations; :08]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to expect next.]
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[VO-NAT]


The first home game a week from Saturday.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Lots of sports for you tonight, including Braves and Pirates and the Blacksburg boys soccer team mkaes the grade on the national front,
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[vo nat eng#]
[SUPER=75-Owings Mills, MD; :00]


But first our extra point. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was back on the football field practicing with his team for the first time since the Atlanta murder trial. Lewis said "it feels good. It's always fun to step back on the football field".
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The menu is quite long this morning in Major League Baseball, we feast on the Braves and the Pirates first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX; :00]


The NL East leading Braves taking on the central divisions third best team in the Pirates on their ship.
Andrew Jones completes a three run first with yet another Atlanta basehit, he brings in two more runs including Jones.
[SUPER=35-Pittsburgh/8/Atlanta/10;]


But Pittsburgh answers in the bottom half of the inning as Kevin Young smacks a bases loaded double into the gap that clears the bases to even the count at 3.
The next batter, Adrian Brown threads the needle up the middle, scoring Young and the Braves go on to win this one 10-8.
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[S-MLB]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/White Sox vs. Indians; ;00]


We continue on the reservation, heading up to Cleveland where the Indians and the Chicago White Sox went to war.
We pick up the action in the bottom of the second inning, scoreless..not anymore. Russell Branyan crushes this two run homer to left center. Jim Thome is also gonna score and the Indians are out in front 2-nothing.
In the fourth, the big hurt Frank Thomas, gets out the woopin stick and clocks a two run homer to left, [SUPER=35-C

hicago/8/Cleveland/7;]
Ray Durham is gonna come on down and that completes the four run third.
The Indians fought back. Travis Fryman says whazzzz uppp to this pitch, a shot to left field and the White Sox lead is cut to 1, 4-3. Chicago goes on to win it 8 to 7.
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[S-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The Blacksburg boys soccer team conquered the state over the weekend, now the Indians have made their presence know on the national soccer scene.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Yesterday the National Soccer Coaches of America Association nation wide high school boys soccer rankings were released and Blacksburg makes the grade.
The Indians are rated 22nd in the country and fifth in the region.
Blacksburg is 64 and OH over the last three seasons and won the group 2A state championship 3-2 this past Saturday.

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[S-Young]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-70]
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Forever Young by name, but four concussions over the last three years forced Future NFL hall of fame quarterback Steve Young to realize that at 38, age was getting the best of him.
After 15 years with the San Francisco 49ers, Young officially called it quits yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I loved]

((STEVE YOUNG/SEVEN TIME PRO BOWL SELECTION:))
[SUPER=01-Steve Young/Seven Time Pro Bowl Selection; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....super bowl"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Young won one super bowl, back in 1995 and has been a two time league MVP. He tossed 232 touchdown passes and rushed for over four thousand yards.
But he sustained eight concussions over his career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="for the record]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=.....go back out"]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP=75]
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Hunting Hills Country Club played host to Golfers that teed off for a good cause as well as the chance to compete against one another in the Junior Achievement tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

There are 440 Golfers in today's competition that is being held at Hunting Hills after being held at the Roanoke Country Club in the past few years. While playing for a worthy cause was the focus, golfers went at the course with everything they had. A Silent Auction was held this afternoon and a Live Auction kicked off tonight's festiveties. All of Today's Proceeds will benefit Local Junior Achievement Foundations.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="today...]

(())
[SUPER=01-Olivia Sharp/Junior Achievement; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....business education"]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The University of Virginia football program has built itself into a powerhouse on the fiedl and in the classroom. The Cavaliers have been recognized by the American Football Coaches Association for their graduation rate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


UVa is one of 26 football programs to receive honorable mention status for having a graduation rate of 70 percent or better. The survey that UVa was a part of included 97 institutions. Virginia has been recognized for it's graduation rate among football players each of the last 17 years.
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[S-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-74]
[GRAPHIC=nba]


The NBA has selected the Philadelphia 76er's Eric Snow as the recipient of the two thousand sportsmanship award.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]


The award honorsa player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. Snow will be presented with the Joe Dumars trophy. Snow has already asked that the 25 thousand dollar award for the honor be donted to a pair of high schools he selected.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66]
[GRAPHIC=NBA FINALS]


The NBA finals resume tomorrow night at nine in Indiana.
The Pacers, after winning game three, feel good about their chances to even the series whether Laker guard Kobe Byrant is healthy or not.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We got to let them know.....]
[SUPER=01-Jalen Rose/Pacers Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Jackson/Pacers Guard; :07]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=do we believe were gonna win, Yes.]
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


25 marriages are all washed up.
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[VO]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Richmond]


25 couples took the plunge-- literally-- this weekend in Richmond.
As you can see, it wasn't your typical I-do.
These water lovers got hitched on a local waterslide.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]