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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Should city kids share their park with a Catholic School- Tonight people came out to tell the city what they think.


And the squeeze is on this boa constrictor- it gets stuck in a car.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Robin Reed with the latest- as Thunderstorms rumble through Southside.
News 7 is next.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke City kids play at Washington Park, but what will a proposed plan for the park mean for them?
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Good Evening.

[Washington-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#00-20 TC00:57]
[GRAPHIC=Washington Park]


The plan would allow Raonoke Catholic School to build athletic facilities at the park- and use the grounds.
But some people are worried.
They're afraid the plan will push them out of a park that's part of their neighborhood.
Tonight reisdents came out to tell city officials what they think-
[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is at Roanoke Catholic: Kate what did residents say?
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[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Residents say they think the additions to the park are a good idea and something that is needed but they just don't feel involved in the process.
Many said it feels like the city and recreation department have drawn up these plans without even consulting the residents first.
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[IN Q=Residents sat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Jim Allen/Gainsboro Resident]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Niamke/Resident]
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Reid/Northwest Resident]
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[OUT Q=that's fair.]

((Residents sat in groups of five and ten making lists of concerns about the proposal to build athletic facilities at Washington Park. The Catholic Diocese has offered to contribute three hundred thousand dollars to build two soccer fields, a baseball field, a comfort station, and additional parking for Roanoke Catholic and the community to use. In return, the school wants exclusive use of the park at certain times of the year. Some residents agree that improvements are needed.

[SOT 33:52]
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((JIM ALLEN/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: YOU CAN JUST TELL BY WALKING THROUGH IT IT NEEDS SOME IMPROVEMENTS AND I KNOW WE'RE LAND LOCKED HERE IN ROANOKE AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS CAN IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY.))
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Other residents feel the plan would be better received if residents had more involvement.

[SOT 36:38]
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((STEPHEN NIAMKE: I THINK AS LONG AS PEOPLE AREN'T FEELING LIKE THEY'RE BEING LEFT OUT THAT'S THE MAJOR ISSUE, NOT THE QUALITY OF THE FIELD, I THINK ITS FEELING LIKE YOU'RE BEING INVITED BEING SERVED, THAT YOUR NEEDS ARE BEING MET.))
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On the other hand residents believe the plan is trying to push out the African American community that uses the park now. And they say the stipulations on when residents can use the park just aren't fair.

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((GERALDINE REID/NW RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE IF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE GETS IN CONTROL AND GETS THIS MONEY THEY ARE GOING TO CONTROL IT AND TELL US WHEN WE CAN USE IT AND WHEN WE CAN'T USE IT AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S FAIR.))
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A decision on the proposal isn't expected any time soon.
City and Parks and Rec officials say they will consider residents concerns and make the necessary changes.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Microwave]


They hope to hold another public hearing in the near future.

[Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:33:57]
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Four people were hurt when their jeep hydroplaned and crashed tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The accident happened near the intersection of Route 58 and Barry Hill Road.
The jeep hydroplaned and flipped into a ravine.
The four passengers were taken to the hospital.
No word yet on their identities or conditions.
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[Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC2:03:51]
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Disappointment has replaced the excitement at Mill Mountain Zoo, where two snow leopard cubs born earlier this week have died.
On Tuesday zoo officials were thrilled with their arrival, but 24 hours later they knew they had a challenge ahead.
Joe Dashiell has more on the day's disappointing news.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director; :07]
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((By midday Wednesday it had become clear that the mother wasn't going to nurse her newborns..
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[IN Q=We always know]

((WE ALWAYS KNOW THAT HANDRAISING IS KIND OF A LAST RESORT FOR US ANYWAY, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THE MOTHER RAISING THEM IS THE BEST SITUATION, NOT ONLY FOR THE HEALTH OF THE ANIMAL, BUT ALSO FOR IT TO BE PART OF THE BREEDING PROGRAM IN THE FUTURE..))
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[OUT Q=program in the future.]


Once the cubs were removed, they were given medical care and close attention.
Zoo staff members attempted to bottle feed the cubs, but the animals continued to weaken overnight.
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[IN Q=They were ]

((THEY WERE JUST REALLY TOO WEAK AND REALLY HADN'T TAKEN ENOUGH NOURISHMENT TO SURVIVE. A PRETTY SAD DAY FOR US, BUT WE WILL ATTEMPT AGAIN, START BREEDING THE LEOPARDS AGAIN AND MAYBE THE SECOND TIME AROUND, MAYBE THE MOM WILL DO A BETTER JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director]
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[OUT Q=will do a better job.]


Zoo officials hope to breed the snow leopards again next winter... with the possibility of another birth about this time next year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Workers at the Giles County Celanese plant began voting on an unpopular new contract today.
And they say a strike might not be far behind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]


About half of the one-thousand union members cast their votes on a three-year contract that Celanese calls its "last, best offer."
Union leaders encouraged members to reject it.
They don't like the wages, pensions or mandatory overtime.
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[IN Q=We're more than willing]

((JIMMY MULLINS/UNION PRESIDENT: WE'RE MORE THAN WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK. ANYTIME, NIGHT, DAY, WEEKEND TO SEE IF WE CAN RESOLVE THIS ISSUE AND WE'RE STILL HOPEFUL THAT THIS ISSUE CAN BE RESOLVED, SHORT OF A STRIKE.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullins/Union President;]
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[OUT Q=short of a strike.]
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[VO-NAT]


Celanese makes acetate fibers used in clothes and cigarettes.
It's the New River Valley's eighth-largest employer.
Workers have until Friday night to vote on the contract.
They say if they can't re-open talks with Celco by the end of their current contract Monday night, they'll strike.

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[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
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Everything but memories are left at Tultex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]


Auctioneers sold the last items from the South Boston Tultex plant.
This was the last of a series of three auctions that took place this week.
Thousands of sewing and knitting machines went to the highest bidder.
Veronna Barksdale came to bid on an item. She also used to work at the plant.
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[SOT 23:19:33]
[IN Q=I can remember]

((VERONNA BARKSDALE/BIDDER: I CAN REMEMBER THE PLENTY OF HOURS OF GETTING UP EARLY TO GET TO WORK. I'M NOT A MORNING PERSON BUT THIS WAS THE ONE PLACE THAT I KIND OF ENJOYED.))
[SOT 23:24:51]

((ED KING/AUCTIONEER: IT'S JUST ONE OF THE MANY PLANTS ACROSS AMERICA THAT ARE GOING BANKRUPT AND LOSING BUSINESS TO OVERSEAS. IT'S A SHAME BUT IT HELPS MY BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Veronna Barksdale/Bidder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed King/Auctioneer; :10]
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[OUT Q=helps my business.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than two thousand items were sold this week.
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[Eagle-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
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Botetourt County supervisors say they are financially strapped -- but they are still borrowing 710-thousand-dollars to put walls in elementary schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Some parents and teachers say the walls are a waste of money.
At Eagle Rock Elementary School they will cost 73-thousand-dollars.
The superintendent says walls will muffle noise -- but teachers call them unnecessary.
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[SOT 9:47:15]
[IN Q=There's going]

((THERE'S GOING TO BE NOISE. WE HAVE KIDS. YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO BE QUIET. YOU WANT THEM TO VOICE OPINIONS, SHARE AND INTERACT WITH OTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Doris Lowe/Teacher;]
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[OUT Q=INTERACT WITH OTHERS]
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[VO-NAT]


Teachers and parents say children are lucky NOT to have walls because they have more open learning space.
They say walls will only create storage rooms.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

But the superintendent says parents countywide want walls -- and that the ones in Eagle Rock Elementary School will probably be portable.

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Firefighters in Colorado hope calmer winds will allow them to resume an air assault on wildfires there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pine Junction, CO;]


Two huge fires have forced hundreds of people from their homes.
Firefighters were even kept out- because of the danger.
More than 200 National Guardsmen have been called in to join the 15-hundred firefighters already battling the blazes.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It's a decision that could affect thousands of lives.
Ahead on News 7, find out why teenagers will get priority over adults when it comes to liver transplants.
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[VO-NAT]


And the investigation into this chopper crash blames pilot error.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[IN Q="O-K sports...]
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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening, The Avalanche began a chase for the first half pennant tonight at Memorial, Tiger Woods shoots 65 to lead after the first round of the U-S Open, The Sixers say rumors of a trade for Allen Iverson are just that and Andre Agassi suffers a back injury but he's expected to heal in time for Wimbledon.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Chopper-crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A deadly crash that killed six Marines last December was caught on tape-
That Tape helped investigators figure out what went wrong- Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SOT 20:06:06]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Off San Diego, CA/December 1999; 00]
[SUPER=01-Col. Carol McBride/U. S. Marine Corps; 52]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;1:02]
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[OUT Q=Los Angeles.]

(( TOO LOW AND TOO FAST THE MARINE CORPS SAYS THAT'S WHAT BROUGHT-DOWN THIS TRANSPORT HELICOPTER LAST DECEMBER OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA. THE VIDEOTAPE IS REMARKABLE. SIX MARINES AND A NAVY CORPSMAN DIED IN THE CRASH ELEVEN OTHERS WERE RESCUED FROM THE COLD BUT RELATIVELY CALM WATER. SEVERAL ANGLES SHOW THAT THE SEA KNIGHT AIRCRAFT WAS SNAGGED BY A METAL SAFETY NET AS PILOTS TRIED TO SET-DOWN ON THE USS PECOS. A MARINE INVESTIGATION FINDS THAT THE CRAFT ITSELF AND THE WEATHER WERE NOT FACTORS: IT WAS HUMAN ERROR. THE AIRCREW FAILED TO IDENTIFY HOW LOW THE CRAFT REALLY WAS AND THE DECKCREW FAILED IN ITS SIGNAL PROCEDURES. COLONEL CAROL MCBRIDE, MARINE CORP Lack of proper aircrew coordination also contributed to the mishap. Each member of the aircrew had specific tasks. And not all these tasks were properly performed. THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT SURVIVED THE CRASH. THEY WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED BUT THEY MAY FACE ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES. THE MARINE CORP SAYS MANY PROCEDURAL CHANGES WILL BE MADE BECAUSE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[Elian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives are heading back to court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; quick!]


Attorneys for the boys' relatives are trying again to keep Elian in the United States.
Even though three of the 12 judges on the Atlanta Federal Appeals Court have sided against them- they want all the judges to now consider an appeal.
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[IN Q=15:02:10]

((KENDALL COFFEY/ATTORNEY FOR MIAMI RELATIVES: WE THINK THERE IS A VERY GOOD CASE FOR THE ENTIRE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT TO RECONSIDER ITS PAST VIEW.))
[SUPER=01-Kendall Coffey/Attorney for Miami Relatives;]
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[OUT Q=its past view]
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[VO-NAT]


Specifically the court is being asked to consider the following- whether Elian has a constitutional right to seek asylum-
And whether the courts should have deferred to the Immigration and Naturalization service on the matter.
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[Lee-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=500-11 TC50:36]
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Today family, friends, and fellow police officers gathered to remember Connie Ray Lee Jr.
He died early Sunday following a motorcycle accident on Brambleton Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mourners spilled out of High Street Baptist Church where Lee's funeral service was held this afternoon.
The crowd included many police officers, and members of the motorcycle club that Lee belonged to.
Lee joined the Roanoke Police Department in 1991. He was 31 years old.
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[Organ-Donations]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:59:23]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donation]


The two hundred or so adolescents nationwide who are waiting for liver donations got a vote of preference today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today in Richmond, the board of the United Network for Organ Sharing voted to give preference to pediatric patients who need livers.
Margo Akerman (AY-kur-man) is on the board and has had a kidney transplant twice herself.
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[SOT 14:16:49]
[IN Q=It's important ]

((MARGO AKERMAN/UNOS BOARD MEMBER: IT'S IMPORTANT NOT TO BECOME EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED. I MEAN YOU COULD ATTACH THE SAME EMOTIONS TO A YOUNG MOTHER WHO IS RAISING CHILDREN. AND THAT IS THE POPULATION THAT MAY WELL BE IMPAIRED BY SOME DECISIONS IF AN ORGAN IS GIVEN TO AN ADOLESCENT WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE GONE TO A 25 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF A THREE AND A ONE YEAR OLD.))
[SUPER=01-Margo Akerman/UNOS Board Member; ]
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[OUT Q=one year old.]
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[VO-NAT]


The board voted 24 to 3 to give teenagers who need livers preference over adults -- given the same medical urgency.


(U-Noce) UNOS is based in Richmond and handles organ distribution for the entire U-S.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


American Electric Power is now one of the biggest utilities in the country-- and that may mean lower bills.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a new study finds many playgrounds may not be as safe as you think.
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[SOT CBS 15:12:46]
[IN Q=Public playgrounds should]

((RACHEL WEINTRAUB/US PIRG: "PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS SHOULD BE PLACES FOR FUN AND EXERCISE, NOT INJURY AND DEATH. ))
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[OUT Q=injury and death]
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[VO-NAT]


Find out what the dangers are when we come back.
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[AEP-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-19 TC01:00]
[GRAPHIC=Power Deregulation]


Would lower electric bills shock you?
This fall, American Electric Power will start a pilot program that will allow 8-thousand Virginia customers to chose their electricity provider.
The exercize in deregulation will begin in October and go statewide in 2002.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-AEP Video]


A-E-P also completed a buyout of Central and South West Corporation today.
The company's spokesperson says A-E-P is now an industry leader that will provide less expensive and more efficient energy to customers.
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[SOT]

[TAPE:13:00:45]
[IN Q=I think it will be]

((I THINK IT WILL BE TERRIFIC FOR CONSUMERS. WE ARE READY TO BE LOW-COST PRODUCERS BOTH WE AND CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST. THE COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE AT LEAST $2 BILLION WORTH OF MERGER SAVING IN THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF OPERATION, 55% OF WHICH WILL FLOW TO THE CONSUMERS.))
[SUPER=01-E. Linn Draper, Jr./AEP Chairman]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A-E-P will now serves five million customers in 11 states.

[Playgrounds]


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


Just how safe are public playgrounds?
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


One group says eight out of ten playgrounds lack adequate protective surfacing.
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[SOT CBS 15:13:08]
[IN Q=Children are injured]

((RACHEL WEINTRAUB/US PIRG: CHILDREN ARE INJURED BECAUSE THEY FALL FROM EQUIPMENT THAT'S TOO HIGH ONTO SURFACES THAT ARE TOO HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Weintraub/U. S. P.I.R.G.]
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[OUT Q=too hard.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S Public Interest Research Group and the Consumer Federation of American did the study.
The groups say children can become trapped on bars and rungs of jungle gyms- and swings can be dangerous too.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:13:35]

((IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY SWINGS NEED TO BE AT LEAST 24 INCHES APART.))
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[OUT Q=24 inches apart.]
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[Talent=Jean]
[SS=none]


The government says 17 children are killed and 170-thousand injured in playground accidents every year.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Salem Avalanche opened an important four game set with Winston-Salem tonight the Express is close to signing another player and Tiger Woods leads the U-S Open.
But first out extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-File; :]


Clemson outfielder Casey Stone has been suspended for one post season game.
Stone is blamed for starting a pushing match that occured at the end of yesterday's game between Louisiana Lafayettte and Clemson.
After the winning run was scored Stone ran in from the outfield and pushed one of Lafayette's layers in the back.

He will sit out a regional game next year. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 (48:43)]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo]


The Salem Avalanche began a first half pennant run last night as they opened a four game set against the Winston-Salem Warthogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Warthogs; :]


Jumping Jack making a special appearance at Memorial Stadium.
The Avalanche jumped on the Warthogs early. John Lindsey hits a grounder back to the pitcher. He over throws the play at third two Avalanche runners score and Salem took the 2 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=37-Salem/8/Winston-Salem/1/;]


The Warthogs rallied. Brett Caradonna hits a fly ball that just gets over the shortstops head and into left field a run scores from third to make it 2 to 1 but Salem goes on to win the game 8 to 1.
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 (1:01:10)]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees Logo]


The New York Yankees have put pitcher Roger Clemens on the 15 day disabled list. He strained his groin in Wednesday's game against Boston after only one inning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Yankees were at home yesterday as Andy Pettite took the Hill against the Chicago White Sox.
Trailing 1 to nothing, Derek Jeter hits a shot up the middle into centerfield scoring Chuck Knoblauch and the Yankees tied the game at 1 to 1.
[SUPER=35-New York/3/Chicago/12/;]


But the White Sox rallied in the top of the fourth Paul Konerko gets all of this Petitte pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer and Chicago wins it 12 to 3.
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[S-Astros]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 (41:27)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


Colorado rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to nip Houston yesterday 5 to 4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/KNWS; :]


A look at Coors field the home of the Rockies.
Houston would take the lead in the second. Richard Hidalgo hits this solo homer over the fence putting the Astros up 2 to nothing in the inning.
[SUPER=35-Colorado/5/Houston/4/;]


The Rockies would get back in the game with a rally in the seventh. Neifi Perez hits this pinch hit single to right field scoring Jeffery Hammonds to make it 3 to 2 Colorado and the Rockies hold on for the 5 to 4 win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Express signs another player. More later on Mornin.

[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 (1:00:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


Play was suspended late yesterday afternoon at the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach.
When play resumes the field will be chasing golf's number one player Tiger Woods.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pebble Beach, CA/NBC SPORTS; :]


Woods, who played Pebble Beach while in college, would use the ideal conditions to post a 65 in the first round.
Woods had six birdies and no bogeys in his round. His 6 under par score was one better than John Huston.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The golf...]

((TIGER WOODS/U.S. OPEN LEADER: THE GOLF COURSE IS DRYING OUT. I PLAYED WHEN THE COURSE WAS PRETTY FORGIVING. FAIRWAYS WERE RUNNING A LITTLE BIT BUT THE GREENS WERE PRETTY RECEPTIVE. I WAS HITTING 88 IRONS IN THERE AND THE BALL WAS STICKING THAT GENERALLY ISN'T THE CASE AT THE U.S. OPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/U. S. Open Leader; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=......U.S. Open."]
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[VO NAT]
Jack Nicklaus, was playing in place of defending champion Payne Stewart who was killed in a plane crash last fall.


When play was suspended Nicklaus was 2 over through 9 holes.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 (38:36)]
[GRAPHIC=Express Logo]


The Roanoke Express is close to signing a 10-th player for next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


Ben Schust and head coach Perry Florio are working on a deal. Schust was the teams number one scorer with 27 goals and he led the team in points with 52.
Schust, a third year center with the team, he also served as a captain for the team.
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[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-73 (34:08)]
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[VO-NAT]
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Meantime, Former Roanoke coach Scott Gordon may return to the East Coast Hockey League.
Sources in Augusta, Georgia have told News 7 Sports that Gordon is one of the leading candidates to take over for the Augusta Lynx.
Gordon coached the Express for two seasons and last year the team set a club record with 45 wins before losing in the first round of the league playoffs.
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Wrath]


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Roanoke's premier soccer team, the Roanoke Wrath looks for its fourth straight win of the season this weekend against the Charlotte Eagles on the road.
The secret to the Warth's recent success has been the guys up front and some new comers.
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The Philadelphia 76-ers are not sure who started it but they say there's no truth to rumors that the team is interested in trading Allen Iverson.
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Iverson has been a 76-er for three years. He's had his problems with management and head coach Larry Brown.
But speaking to the media today, Brown said he would like to know who started the trade rumor.
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((LARRY BROWN/SIXERS HEAD COACH: I'M HERE, PATS HERE, BILLY'S HERE. I DON'T NEED ANYBODY TO BROKER A DEAL SPEAKING TO A PLAYER. I'VE BEEN WITH HIM 3 YEARS AND AGAIN I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS RUMOR GOT STARTED OR WHO ACTUALLY CALLED WHO IF IN FACT ANYBODY DID CALL.))
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Andre Agassi's status for Wimbledon is up in the air.
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Agassi slipped and fell hurting his back today while chasing a shot in the second set of this third round match at the Queen's Club tournament in London.
Agassi eventually forfeited the match. He bruised his lower back and had spasms but a trainer said he should be ready for Wimbledon which starts in 11 days.
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They say you shouldn't leave your pets unattended inside your car-- A snake owner found that out the hard way.
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Mechanics and a vet had to rescue seven-foot long Uncle Sam from a tight spot.
Yesterday the snake was left in the front seat of his owner's car, slithered into the dashboard and got stuck.


This morning, mechanics carefully cut through the metal to give the snake room to move.
The boa constrictor still would not budge so a vet arrived to calm the animal down with a tranquilizer and a short time later he was out.
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