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Coming up on News 7-
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Days after a Radford woman is found dead- police say it was murder-
Celanese workers could have gone on strike at eleven tonight- Find out what they decided to do instead.
And Floridians say "after while crocodile" after an unwelcome visitor shows up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((NO BODY HAD HEARD FROM HER SINCE WEDNESDAY AND THERE SEEMED TO BE A LOT OF CALLS AND SHE WASN'T RETURNING ANYTHING.))

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[VO-NAT]


Police are trying to figure out who killed a 23 year old woman found dead inside her Radford apartment.
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[Radford-Murder]


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On Thursday police found Lori Pleasants dead inside her apartment and now they're calling it a homicide.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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((Friends of 23 year old Lori Pleasants called Radford police around 11-30 Thursday night saying they found Lori in her apartment on Clement Street without a pulse. Jeff Gillespie who lives down stairs saw her friends outside trying to figure out what to do.

[SOT 1:15:33]
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((JEFF GILLESPIE/NEIGHBOR: THERE WERE TWO FEMALES AND MALES CRYING SAYING THEY COULDN'T GET THEIR GIRLFRIENDS PULSE AND THERE A GENTLEMEN WHO LIVES BEHIND THE BUILDING AND HE CAME UP AND SAID SHE DIDN'T HAVE A PULSE.))
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Gillespie says he heard Pleasant's dog barking more then usual Thursday night but didn't think anything of it. The owner of the Alleghany Inn where Pleasants worked for the past two years was worried Thursday when she didn't show up for work.

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((JEFF JAVIS: WE KNEW SHE HAD A COURT DATE THURSDAY MORNING SO WE THOUGHT WE WERE JUST THINKING MAYBE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THAT AND THAT'S WHY SHE WASN'T HERE.))
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The medical examiner found Pleasants was strangled, so far there's no word on exactly when she died. Neighbors say they last saw her walking her dog Wednesday afternoon. Police say they're in the process of interviewing friends.

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((CAPT. GARY HARMON: WE ARE LOOKING AT SEVERAL DIFFERENT PEOPLE WE DO NOT HAVE A SUSPECT AT THIS TIME.))
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For many who knew this young woman the questions they keep asking are why did this happen and who would do it.

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((JEFF JARVIS: IT'S SO SHOCKING IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD DO IT.))
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((I NEVER HEARD ANYBODY SAY THEY DISLIKED HER.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Radford.))

[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Celanese and its workers union are calling for outside help to resolve their contract dispute.
That's after a both sides deadlocked again in negotiations today.
But, as Marya Jones reports, the threat of a strike is on hold and the current labor contract is being extended....at least for now.
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[Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Slow business at Volvo means layoffs in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
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The company says about 30 salaried workers were let go today.
Another 70 jobs were cut at Volvo headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
A spokesman says new truck orders are down, and cancellation orders are up.
So, some employees have to go.
Volvo says the cuts are "very regrettable."
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[Wythe-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
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A 20-year-old Wytheville man died after his car flipped into a ditch this afternoon.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
It happened on Interstate 77 in Wythe County, just south of the I-81 interchange.
State police say Christopher Wesley Barnes was driving too fast and lost control of the car.
It hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment.
Barnes was thrown from the driver's seat.
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[Truck-DEaths]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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One man is under arrest after a truck with 58 bodies on board was found in England.
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[Vo-nat]
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British Border authorities found the bodies in the back of a truck at the English port of Dover.
Police say the dead are believed to be Chinese Asylum seekers who likely died of suffocation.
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[ SOT 10:16:23]

((WHEN THE OFFICERS OPENED UP THE DOORS THEY CONFRONTED A TRAUMATIC HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. REPORTER: WHAT DID THEY FIND: INITIALLY I'M GIVEN TO UNDERSTAND THEY FOUND PALLETS OF TOMATOES AND A SPACE WHERE THE PEOPLE WERE HIDDEN.))
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[VO-NAT]


The vehicle left Belgium on Sunday the hottest day of the year in England. Two additional people inside the truck were still alive-
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[Waco]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Was the Government partly to blame for the deaths during the Waco siege.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX;]


Opening statements take place tomorrow morning in the 675 million dollar wrongful death suit.
Branch Davidian survivors and families of the victims are suing the federal government.
They say the government is partly to blame for the more than 80 deaths in the WACO siege.
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((SHERRY VURGO/FATTHER DIED: I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PUT THIS BEHIND ME FOR A LONG TIME. AND ALL I WANT IS JUSTICE AND TO CLEAR MY FATHER'S NAME.))
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[OUT Q=clear my father's name.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Waco, TX/April 19, 1993;]


The fiery siege at the Branch Davidian compound killed 80 people. Four federal agents died during the first day of the standoff.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The late Jim Trout was honored in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
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City Council presented his family with a city flag, and a key to the city, in honor of the long-serving councilman who died this spring.
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((BETSY TROUT: JIM LOVED THE CITY OF ROANOKE. HE WAS THE BEST COUNCILMAN THAT HE COULD BE. HIS DREAM WAS TO LEAVE ROANOKE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER. I AM SURE HE FULFILLED HIS DREAM.))
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[VO-NAT]


Trout's family also received a video, featuring interviews with the councilman's friends and colleagues.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:21:09]
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The strikers at Rubatex are back at work, but are still looking for new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


After nine months on the picket lines, Union members returned for the 7 a.m. shift.
In the days ahead, they'll try to win a new contract while working side by side with the same people that replaced them.
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[IN Q=I don't doubt]

((I DON'T DOUBT THAT THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE ANY BAD FEELINGS STILL THERE, BUT WE'VE GOT TO PUT IT BEHIND US. WE'VE GOT TO DO THE BEST WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/Union President]
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[OUT Q=best we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says it's still unclear whether there's room for strikers AND the replacement workers.
Both sets of employees will stay on the job while negotiations continue.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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The Supreme Court says no more school-sanctioned prayers at athletic events.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll go star-gazing as the movie Hannibal starts filming in Richmond.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights of the Yankees 22 run explosion in Beantown. Mayfield puts the wood on the Intimidator to win at Pocono. We'll head out to the opening day of the horse show, meet the Avalanche's strength and conditioning guru and check out

George Foreman's boxing daughter tonight on the Big 7.))[Supco-Prayer]


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[***anchor tag****]
From the heart of Texas, a case that affects all of America.
The Supreme Court ruled today that students can not use public P-A systems for prayer at school football games.
Jim Axelrod has more.
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[SUPER=01-John Couch/School Board Member; 59]
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[Not a standard outcue!!!]
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((IN PERHAPS THE WIDEST REACHING SCHOOL-PRAYER DECISION IN A DECADE.. THE SUPREME COURT RULED 6-3... STUDENTS CAN NOT LEAD PUBLIC PRAYER BEFORE FOOTBALL GAMES. JUSTICE STEVENS WROTE A SCHOOL POLICY ENCOURAGING PUBLIC PRAYER WOULD SEND A MESSAGE TO SOME MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE THAT THEY ARE OUTSIDERS.. NOT FULL MEMBERS OF THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY. BARRY LYNN: This is a very strong statement of support for the idea that religious minorities have rights that can't be trampled upon by a religious majority. THE DECISION CLEARLY ALLOWS STUDENTS TO PRAY INDIVIDUALLY BEFORE THE GAME. KHOU: I'm not ashamed to tell you who i love.. and that's you Lord. JUST NOT AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STUDENT BODY... USING THE SCHOOLS PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM. JAY SEKULOW: Prayer should not be treated like pornography. And thats exactly what this opinion has done. IN SANTA FE, TEXAS.. THIS DECISION HAS STRUCK POWERFULLY AT THE HEART OF A LONG-RUNNING DEBATE IN AMERICA ABOUT FAITH.. RIGHTS.. AND MAJORITY RULE. JOHN COUCH/BOARD MEMBER/140836 theres just be no way that i would be involved in ah... disciplining a student a student...(chokes up) for their free speech rights.))
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Legal Analysts says the ruling could eventually affect graduation ceremonies and moments of silence.

[Richardson]


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U-S Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson may escape much of the wrath of Congress over the missing nuclear secrets at Los Alamos.
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[VO-NAT]
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Richardson was in Richmond today for an energy conference, where he refused to speak with reporters at all.
But a Richmond Republican who heads up the House Commerce Committee in Washington says there's so little time left in the Clinton administration, congressional hearings would be a waste of time.
And he says it's NOT just a partisan concern.
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((REP. TOM BLILEY/R-7TH DISTRICT: NO. WE HAD A BI-PARTISAN HEARING LAST WEEK IN MY...AS ANYBODY ELSE.))
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Richardson said last week he's awaiting results of an F-B-I investigation into the missing hard drives.
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[WV-Arson]


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A Pocahontas County, West Virginia doctor is accused of setting the fire that destroyed an attorney's office.
51-year old Henry Walkup of Marlinton was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree arson.
The fire destroyed the office of attorney Barry Bruce in Lewisburg.
Bruce is representing Walkup's ex-wife in child custody proceedings.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead, a Miami beach gets an unwelcome sun-bather.
We'll explain later in the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]


And more than a century after it was lost, treasure from the deep goes on the auction block.
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[Hannibal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's the grotesque story of a cannibalistic serial killer.
And Virginia's welcoming it with open arms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


NO interviews allowed and NO access to the Richmond set of "Hannibal," the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."
But NEWS 7 caught a glimpse of star Julianne Moore in the chow line.
Moore replaces Jodie Foster as Clarice (clare-EES) Starling.
She and "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta (lee-OAT-uh) used the Virginia General Assembly building today as a mock F-B-I office.
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((MARYAM NADJAFARID: I'M PART OF A PROGRAM CALLED THE VIRGINIA CITIZENS...PICTURE OF HIS BACKSIDE, BUT-- gasp!))
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore and First Lady Roxane Gilmore dined Saturday with Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter himself-- played by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
"Hannibal" films in Richmond for another six weeks or so.
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[Gold]


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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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One New York Auction house is expecting a gold rush this week-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

from gold nuggets to coins and bars.
This gold that sat on the bottom of the ocean for more than one hundred years- can be yours.
A hurricane sank the S-S Central America and its precious cargo-
The gold was recovered ten years ago and now it will be sold off at Sotheby's auction house.
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((IT IS JUST EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE TO LOOK AT THIS MATERIAL AND TO GET A FEEL OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE.))
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[OUT Q=of what it was like.]
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A 50 pound bar that cost 12-thousand dollars in 1857 is expected to catch more than a quarter million dollars.
A little bit of gold goes for one hundred and fifty.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Earnhardt gets a dose of his own medicine in the Poconos. The Roanoke Valley horse show opens in Salem. And we'll meet the man responsible for pumping up the Avalanche. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Las Vegas, NV; :00]

George Foreman's daughter Freeda Foreman won her pro boxing debut in Las Vegas last night with a knowkout in the second round. She whipped LeQuanda Landers a hairdresser from Milwaukee. She picked up $15 thousand dollars for the win.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The New York Yankees needed a win last night to regain first place in the AL East as they traveled to Boston. They not only got the win, but they got 22 runs in the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MSG-MLB; :00]

The Yankees ripped five homeruns last night as Shane Spencer, Scott Brosius, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Felix Jose all went yard at Fenway park.
[SUPER=35-New York/22/Boston/1;]

It was a historical night for the Sox as they suffered their most lopsided home loss ever losing 22-to-1. It's also the most runs a Boston team has surrendered in 30 years.
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[S-Mayfield]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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Jeremy Mayfield got a win and a less than flattering salute from the Intimidator yesterday as he won the rain delayed Pocono 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/TNN; :00]

With just 17 laps to go in the Pocono 500, Mike Bliss in the Viagra Pontiac brought out the final caution of the day.

The leaders all pitted, and Earnhardt's crew got the Intimidator out first and in the lead. Earnhardt appeared headed for victory lane, but as he entered the tunnel turn for the final time, Jeremy Mayfield closed hard and gave Earnhardt a little nudge. Dale went high and Jeremy went low to win with a pass on the final lap. He led just 9 circuits all day.
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[OUT Q=...NUMBER ONE HA HA."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Jarrett, Rudd, Earnhardt and Martin made up the rest of the top five behind Mayfield. Stewart, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Mike Skinner and Rusty Wallace hold down positions six through 10. Rusty started on the pole and led the most laps 107. Ward Burton was 27th, Rick Mast 35th and Stacy Compton 37th.


[S-Vick]


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Michael Vick's name has been tossed around with baseball a lot lately, but his headline making ability remains on the gridiron.
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[VO-NAT]

If you browse your local newsstands you'll find Vick gracing the cover of Athlon's Eastern College football preseason magazine. The publication names Vick a first team preseason all-american, but doesn't exactly flatter the Hokies picking them 16th.
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[S-Horse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-61 tc 2:01:54]
[GRAPHIC=rvhs]


The 29th annual Roanoke Valley Horse Show opened this morming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


One of the up and coming riders to watch is Annie Frazier out of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Annie just finished her first year of high school, but being an elite equestrian doesn't give her much time for the usual teenage stuff.
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She does that well holding an 'A' average in school. Annie and her family travel up and down the east coast competing in the top shows.
And by the way, Annie's ride "Jeffrey" is probably just happy to be alive.
The former race horse was saved from the slaughter house.
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[S-Show]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The festivities continue today on the Salem Civic Center grounds.
Riders and their steeds are gearing up for the grand finale Saturday night.
Here's what you can see today.
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[IN Q=the jumpers]
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[S-Diet]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-69 42:05]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Carolina League all-star game is set for tomorrow night in Kinston. The Avalanche has 4 players on the team after almost winning the the first half title. Tonight,Steve Mason takes a closer look at Salem's strength and conditioning program.
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(( Marty Somers might not bat, hit or catch, but he more than pulls his weight with the Avalanche. Assigned to Salem by the Colorado Rockies, Marty serves as the team's strength and conditioning coach, running a program in it's second season in Salem. ((MARTY:)) The emphasis is not on how much a player can heave but how long a player can stay healthy. Baseball players, for the most part have stayed out of the weight room, but that philosophy has changed and the pumping iron craze has trickled down from above. ((JUSTIN:))
Weightlifting can make a player tight and thus more susceptible to injury, that's where marty comes in, making the players lift, then getting them limber. ((:)) According to Marty, an Avalanche player burns as much as four to five thousand calories a day compared to 2500 hundre calories for a non athlete. The club house is well stocked with fruits and high carbohydrate foods.))

[Croc]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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How would you like to be on a
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]

sunny Miami Beach- taking in the rays and kicking back?
Well look at little closer at this beach before you answer that question.
An unwelcome visitor showed up on Fisher Island Beach.
The crocodile estimated between six and eight feet in length hung out on the beach for three hours-
The American crocodile is an endangered species and is considered dangerous.
There have been no prior crocodile sightings in the area-
The croc swam back into the ocean but was captured late today.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Definately no crocodiles on the beaces of Finland...
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[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Varkaus, Finland]


But it can still boast the world's tallest sandcastle.
Builders fought wind and rain to create the nearly 29 foot structure.
It beat the old record by more than a foot and a half.
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