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Coming up on News 7-
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Women as Senior pastors- Not a prayer - after today's vote by Southern Baptists.
The old Best Products building comes tumbling down- to make way for a new WDBJ-TV station.
And he's not young or restless but Jesse is a new soap star.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]

The nation's largest Protestant denomination says women should not be pastors.
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[Southern-Baptist]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC27:47]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at eleven]


First they boycotted Disney, then they said women should be subservient to men, and now the Southern Baptist church says women shouldn't be pastors.
Kate Weidaw tells us this decision is getting mixed reaction from pastors in Roanoke.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Disappointed is]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pastor Jeff Scott/Colonial Ave. Baptist Church; :12]
[SUPER=01-Rev. J. Michael Palmer/Green Ridge Baptist Church; :44]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

((Disappointed is how Doctor Jeff Scott, the Senior Pastor at the Colonial Avenue Baptist Church, describes the Southern Baptist's decision to NOT allow women to be pastors.

[SOT 2:32:18]
[INQ=]

((JEFF SCOTT: THEY'RE GOING BACK IN TIME NOT 2000 YEARS BUT A COUPLE HUNDRED YEARS WHERE THINGS LIKE SLAVERY WERE POPULAR AND THEY USED THE BIBLE TO DO IT.))
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The Southern Baptist Convention's reason to NOT allow women to be pastors was based on scripture from the Bible that says men are the leaders of the church. The decision will allow women to continue to be ordained but will have to serve below the senior pastor. Reverend J. Michael Palmer of the Green Ridge Baptist Church says even though society has changed the role of women in the Bible hasn't.
[SOT 2:41:50]
[INQ=]

((REV. J. MICHAEL PALMER: I THINK IT'S THE FACT THAT CULTURE HAS CHANGED THE BIBLE HASN'T CHANGED AND SOUTHERN BAPTISTS ARE JUST TRYING TO BE FAITHFUL TO THE BIBLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


Palmer says the Southern Baptist Church is not against women, they believe women have a place in the church just NOT as senior pastor. Pastor Scott points to a passage in Acts Chapter two that says women should be the preacher of the church.

[SOT 2:32:29]
[INQ=]

((JEFF SCOTT: I THINK THIS WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO MORE CHURCHES LEAVING THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION AND BECOMING AFFILIATED WITH MORE MODERATE GROUPS LIKE THE COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP.))
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[RUNS= 13]


Most churches across the nation may not notice much of a change though, of the 40-thousand Southern Baptist Senior Pastors only 40 are women. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Storms-Damage]


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The first set of storms that blew through this afternoon did some damage- destroyed farm equipment and a barn full of hay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Lightning is blamed for the fire that burned more than 2-thosuand bales of hay.
Route 811 in the New London area was closed for a time while firefighters put out the blaze.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


In Danville, high winds blew a tree onto a house.
One man was taken to the hospital, but was not seriously hurt.
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[Buford]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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The family of a Roanoke murder victim says justice has not been served.
That after the murder defendant, 23-year old Timothy "Nippy" Buford pled guilty to a first degree murder charge today.
As Jennifer Miele the plea agreement did not sit well with the victim's family.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wanda Deweese/Prosecutor; :10]
[SUPER=01-Pam Jordan/Victim's Mother; :35]
[SUPER=01-Alfonso Jordan/Victim's Uncle; :51]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

(( Timothy Buford was sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting and killing Prentise Jordan last August.
Prosecutors were satisfied.
[SOT]
[IN Q=There was substantial]

((THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL LIKELYHOOD THAT THE JURY COULD COME BACK WITH A MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION, WHICH ONLY CARRIES A MAXIMUM OF TEN YEARS. WITH A 23 YEAR CONVICTION, IT'S FIRST DEGREE MURDER, USE OF A FIREARM DURING THAT MURDER, WE'LL REMOVE MR. BUFORD FROM THE STREETS FOR AT LEAST THAT 23 YEAR PERIOD.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q= 23 year period.]


The case may be closed as far as the prosecution is concerned, but it's not over for Prentise Jordan's family.
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[IN Q=I'm very upset]

((I'M VERY UPSET ABOUT IT, I FOUND OUT AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE TIME, THEY CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE A PLEA BARGAIN BECAUSE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GO TO TRIAL. THAT'S WHAT I WAS TOLD, AND I'M VERY HURT ABOUT IT.))

[RUNS17]
[OUT Q=hurt about it.]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's only promoting]

((IT'S ONLY PROMOTING THE OTHER YOUNG KIDS TO GO ON AND TAKE LIVES, A LIFE THAT MEANS NOTHING HERE IN ROANOKE. THESE YOUNG BLACK KIDS...WELL, I'LL PUT IT THIS WAY, IF IT WAS THE PROSECUTOR'S SON THERE WOULD BE NO PLEA BARGAINING.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q= no plea barganing.]


The Jordan family may sue the state for not notifying them of the plea agreement.
Even if the case had gone to trial and Buford received a lighter sentence, the family says it would have better served Prentise Jordan's memory.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Hedrick]


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A Pittsylvania County man convicted of manslaughter and D-U-I won't spend any time in jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 1999]


In October 1999, Kenneth Wayne Hedrick crossed the center line on Mount Cross Road and hit an oncoming car.
The driver of that car died at the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Legal Scales]


A jury found Hedrick guilty tonight but did not recomend any jail time-- just a 500 dollar fine.

[Danville-Shooting]


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A school bus was at an intersection in Danville where a murder suicide was taking place.
But NO students were on board.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Authorities say 35 year old Dennis Tanner took his estranged girlfriend, 34 year old Lisa Mays at gunpoint.
He forced her into a car and drove toward the intersection of Piney Forest and Parker Road.
Police officers were already near the scene after responding to 911 calls.
But when they got there Tanner allegedly shot Mays twice and turned the gun on himself.
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[SOT 2:02:06]
[IN Q=Immediatley they turned]

((MAJOR B.C. ELLIOTT/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT. : IMMEDIATELY THEY TURNED AROUND BEFORE THE VEHICLE STOPPED THEY HEARD SHOTS...THERE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE.))
[SOT 1:56:56]

((RANDY KELLEY/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT FOR BUSINESS: WE ARRANGED FOR COUNSELORS BUT NO KIDS WITNESSED THE CRIME TO MY KNOWLEDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. B. C. Elliott/Danville Police Dept.]
[SUPER=01-Randy Kelley/Asst. Superintendent for Business]
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[OUT Q=to my knowledge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Counselors will be on hand at Taylor Magnet school tomorrow. Authorities say the victims have three children that go to that school.
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[Intermet]


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Intermet New River Castings got the go-ahead to rebuild from state environmental officials today.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/March;]


The Department of Environmental Quality issued a new air permit allowing the plant to operate again ... under stricter air pollution standards.
The plant was destroyed in a March 5th gas explosion that killed three people.
Long before that, neighbors complained about its dust pollution.
The new air permit requires New River Castings AND the New River Foundry to drastically reduce dust emissions.
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[Nuclear-Secrets]


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Those missing secrets from the Los Alamos nuclear lab have not turned up- Now Energy
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Secretary Bill Richardson is taking heat from lawmakers- Today Richardson was a no show at a senate hearing.
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[SOT 20:14:19]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. RICHARD SHELBY/R- ALABAMA: APPARENTLY SECRETARY RICHARDSON HAS DECIDED THERE IS SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT TO DO THAT ACCOUNT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Shelby/(R) Alabama;]
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[OUT Q=AMERICAN People.]
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Senators discovered there's not even a sign out sheet required to remove secret material from vaults-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:14:35]

((SEN. ALLARD: I SERIOUSLY WONDER IF WE DON'T HAVE BETTER SECURITY AT OUR WALMART STORES THAN YOU DO AT LOS ALAMOS LAB. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Wayne Allard/(R) Colorado;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=at Los Alamos Lab.]
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[Vo-Nat]
The missing hard drives were supposed to be reported to the Energy Department within eight hours- It took three weeks.
Six lab managers are now on paid leave during an investigation.
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[Espionage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Speaking of secret documents-
A retired Army Reserve Colonel is accused of spying- the highest ranking U-S military officer ever charged with espionage.
A federal indictment says George Trofimoff (Troff-ih-mawf) gave up document sand photographs to the Soviets in exchange for money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Melbourne, FL;]


(Troff-ih-moff) has been arrested at his Florida home and accused of spying for the Soviet Union for 25 years.
Trofimoff retired from his Army civilian job in 1995 after 35 years. He has been working as a part time bagger at a supermarket.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Vinton is closing in on a new police chief.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jesse Ventura plans to help body-slam the daytime soap-opera competition.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q=first audio]
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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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((STEVE MASON HERE AND WE WILL TRY AND ROCK YOUR WORLD IN SPORTS WITH BRAVES/PIRATES HIGHLIGHTS AS WELL AS YANKEES/RED SOX CLIPS. THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES GETS A LITTLE TO EMOTIONAL AS BENCHES CLEAR. WE WILL HEAR FROM ROANOKE'S PREMIERE SOCCER TEAM, THE WRATH, HALIFAX HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LARRY CLARK TALKS ABOUT RE-DISTRICTING, AND A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO PAYNE STEWART AT PEBBLE BEACH.))

[Ventura]


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He's been a Navy Seal, a Professional Wrestler and a politician
Now Jesse Ventura's a soap opera star- Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"The Young and The Restless"; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jesse Ventura/(I) Minnesota; :34]
[Super=01-Melody Thomas Scott/Actress; :53]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=Los Angeles.]
((NATSOT-JESSE AND VICTOR from the taping of The Young And The Restless.

POLITICS CAN BE LIKE A SOAP OPERA
YES, THAT IS JESSE VENTURA, THE REAL- LIFE GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA, TALKING TO THE FICTIONAL CHARACTER VICTOR NEWMAN, IN

THE MAKE BELIEVE WORLD OF THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. VENTURA SAYS HE ALWAYS WATCHED THE DAYTIME SOAP DURING HIS NIGHTS AS A WRESTLER AND THAT IT WAS HIS DREAM TO MAKE A GUEST APPEARANCE AS FOR HURTING HIS CREDIBILITY
JESSE VENTURA, GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA:

I dont care about that. I'm me, Ill do what I set out to do. The thing I've learned in politics is, for some reason, they think you're not allowed to have fun.
AND, WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT, HIS MINNESOTA CONSTITUENTS ARE USED TO HIS ANTICS.

FOR THE RECORD, VENTURA'S CO-STARS SAY HE WAS A NATURAL MELODY THOMAS SCOTT, The Young And The Restless: He was great, very natural, comfortable and relaxed where you? Yes I was
THE # 1 RATED DAYTIME SOAP PAID VENTURA ABOUT 700 DOLLARS-THE UNION

SCALE FOR A DAY HIRE. IT WILL GO TO CHARITY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES. ))

[Vinton-Police]


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The town of Vinton is on its way to finding a new police chief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


The town has received 35 applications, 11 of those are from out of state.
Mayor elect Don Davis says everyone who has applied is highly qualified.
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[SOT 2:25]
[IN Q=A lot of them]

((DON DAVIS: A LOT OF THEM WITH MASTERS DEGREES BACHELORS DEGREES AND THEY ARE PATROLMEN ALL THE WAY UP TO CHIEF OF POLICE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Davis/Vinton Mayor-Elect]
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[OUT Q=of police.]
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=None]


Town council is reviewing the applications and will begin interviewing the candidates in about two weeks.
They hope to make a decision by early next month.

[Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
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Family and friends paid their final respects to Roanoke City police officer Connie Ray Lee tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds gathered inside the Hamlar and Curtis Funeral Home to pray and sing.
The 31 year old died early Sunday morning after he got into a motorcycle accident Saturday night.
Lee's funeral will be tomorrow at one in the afternoon at High Street Baptist Church.
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[Moment-Silence]


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Virginia's attorney general says the Education Department is not avoiding a controversy over a moment of silence.
Mark Earley says at the beginning of the school year, students and parents will be informed of their right to pray during the moment of silence.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE HERE]
Superintendent Jo Lynne DeMary says teachers should say "As we begin another day, let us pause for a moment of silence."
The attorney general's office says that will avoid Constitutional problems.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


But some lawmakers are upset over the wording, saying prayer should specifically be mentioned as an option.
The Attorney General's office says that IF a student asks, he or she should be told they CAN pray silently if they want.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The two newest residents of the Mill Mountain Zoo have a fight on their hands.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, get a birds-eye view of a high-seas rescue.
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[New-Building]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC26:18]
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Roanoke's Best Products building will be gone by the end of the week --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

to clear the way for a new WDBJ-7 facility. From here, News7 will be broadcast on several different channels, thanks to digital technology. But this area off Interstate 581 is sprouting all kinds of new buildings.
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[SOT 9:40:15]
[IN Q=We're going]

((WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF NEIGHBORS ... PROBLEM FOR NOBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ General Manager;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=problem for nobody]
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[VO-NAT]

Construction should start on the WDBJ building in about three months and wrap up in about a year and a half. The company will also knock down the nearby vet clinic and replace it with a park.
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[Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:58:18]
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Mill Mountain Zoo is celebrating a special delivery... two snow leopards born at the zoo on Tuesday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The two female cubs received a thorough examination and medical care from Veterinarian Bill Poage.
Because the cubs' mother wasn't nursing the animals, staff members will bottle feed the cubs every two hours.
In addition one of the newborns required splints to correct problems with three of her legs.
The cubs aren't out of the woods yet, but Poage and zoo officials are hopeful the two will survive and thrive.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=This is]

((BILL POAGE/VETERINARIAN: THIS IS A VERY ENDANGERED SPECIES, AND THERE'S NOT BUT A FEW HUNDRED LEFT IN THE WILD, AND A FEW HUNDRED IN CAPTIVITY. VERY FEW SCHEDULED BREEDINGS IN THE UNITED STATES. AND MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO AND ROANOKE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE TWO BORN RIGHT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Poage/Veterinarian]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=born right here.]
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[VO-NAT]


For now, the offspring of Boris and Tasha will remain out of sight. But if all goes well, zoo officials say they could make their public debut in a few weeks
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[S-Extra]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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Lots of sports for you tonight, including a visit with the Roanoke Wrath, bit first our extra point
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[vo nat eng#]
[SUPER=75-Dallas, TX; :00]

Two days after Steve Young walked away from football to protect his health, Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston is doing the same. Johnston's rugged blocking opened holes for Emmitt Smith and protected Troy Aikman as the Cowboys won Super Bowl titles following the 1992, '93 and '95 seasons. Johnston's retirement will save the Cowboys about $544,000 toward the salary cap this season.
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[GO TO BREAK][S-Braves]


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The Braves wanted revenge last night after losing to Pittsburgh in extra innings last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Fox; :00]


John Rocker transplanted from Richmond to Pittsburgh.
In the bottom of the second, Pittsburgh's John Vander Wal gets all of this Greg
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/8 /Pittsburgh/4 ;]


Maddox pitch, a homerun to deep center field and the Pirates would steal back the lead 3-2.
But it would be a Brave new world last night. Chipper Jones crushes his 14th homer, a blast to right center, Atlanta wins this one 8 to 4.
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[S-Majors]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Red Sox vs. Yankees; :00]


In the American League, the Yankees and the Red Sox continued their AL east war.
A great dual that never happened. Pedro Martinez walked in a run early on, but then settled down and allowed just one run in seven innings.
Roger Clemens left the game after just one inning with a strained right groin.
[SUPER=35-Boston/1/New York/2;]


Ramiro Mendoza took over and was awesome, allowing a run in 5 and two-thirds innings.
There were two heroes. Tino Martinez says whaaazzzzz uuuppp to this Tim Wakefield pitch in the eighth, Yankees go one game up on Boston with the 2-1 win.
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=smal]
[TAPE#=SP-77 tc 04:15]
[GRAPHIC=baseball]


The College world series rolled on yesterday, but not with out some bench clearing excitement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Omaha, NE/ESPN;]


Louisiana Lafayette has advanced in the College World Series off this gutsy slide into home for the tying and winning runs. Steven Feehan's bunt single scored Jarvis
[SUPER=34-Louisiana-Lafayette/5/Clemson/4;]

Larry from third and Rick Haydel and the Ragin Cajuns shock Clemson 5-4.
Emotions were running high as U-L eliminated the Tigers with the win. The benches cleared after the play, ending the game in a brawl.
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[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65]
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The Roanoke Wrath has won three straight to improve it's record to 3 and 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke's premiere soccer team attributes the surge to offensive pressure scoring nine goals in the last three games after a slow start.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="]
[SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/Wrath Midfield; :00]
[SUPER=01-Toye Oshoniyi/Wrath Sweeper; :10]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.....looking up for us"]
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (1:45:25)]
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The Roanoke Steam is preparing for the second half of the Arena2 football season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Roanoke has won two of its last three games. However, a 2 and 7 record will hardly get the Steam into the post season.
Roanoke is counting on the league to expand the playoff format and the Steam is preparing for a strong finish just it case it happens.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We won...]

((WILL BURCH/STEAM QUARTERBACK: WE WON THE LAST 2 OUT OF 3 AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET A BUNCH OF WINS IN A ROW HERE. YOU KNOW TRY TO GET A WINNING STREAK HERE. EVERYONE'S CONFIDENT RIGHT NOW OFFENSE FEELS GOOD THE DEFENSE REALLY PICKED US UP AND SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYED REAL GOOD LAST WEEK. OFFENSE KIND OF DIDN'T PLAY AS WELL AS IT SHOULD HAVE BUT I THINK EVERYTHING'S GOING TO COME TOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT WIN THIS WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-Will Burch/Steam Quarterback; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....WIN THIS WEEK."]
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[S-Wizards]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-68 48:04]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]


Yesterday, the Washington Wizards named Leonard Hamilton their new head coach.
Hamilton becomes the Wizards' fifth coach in three seasons.
The 51 year old, who coached the University of Miami for the last 10 years, signs a five year deal reportedly worth 10 million bucks.
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[S-Halifax]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-61 tc 1:59:00]
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The Virginia High School League's redistricting efforts continue.
Sources told news 7 sports that Pulaski County high school was appealing it's move to the Southwest District, and wanted to go to the Blue Ridge. But Pulaski athletic director Rod Reedy says his school will accept placement in the Southwest but he's NOT sure the district will accept the Cougars.
Sources also said that Rockbridge County has appealed STAYING in the Blue Ridge District, wanting to instead got to the Valley District. The VHSL said yesterday that Rockbridge will stay in the Blue Ridge. Rockbridge can present an appeal during the VHSL's September meetings.
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The Comets have moved from triple to double A and could play in a restructured Seminole District. But that is not a done deal yet. Halifax could be going to the Piedmont District. Principal Larry Clark says entering the Piedmont would help minimize the loss of classroom time.
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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX PRINCIPAL:))
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The 100th U.S. Open begins tomorrow at Pebble Beach.
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Today, a tribute to Payne Stewart served as commencement for the major.
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A 21 tee salute was fired off the 18th fairway into Carmel Cove this morning in a tribute to Stewart, the 1999 U.S. Open Champion who was killed in a plane crash last October. Payne's friend Paul Azinger gave a stirring tribute, as did Payne's wife Tracey.
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((TRACEY STEWART/STEWART'S WIDOW:)) ((PAUL AZINGER/PGA PLAYER & PAYNE'S FRIEND:))
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A daring rescue from 75 miles an hour winds and 25 foot waves is our video of the day.
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British sailor John Passmore clung to his capsized vessel for two hours.
A camera on board the British Coast Guard helicopter caught the rescue.
The 51-year-old was taken to a nearby oil rig for emergency medical treatment.
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