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The News 7 version starts with
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[V/O-NAT] a moment of silence- -now in force in Virginia schools.
Word of a hijacking attempt foiled in Jordan.
An invitation to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet at Camp David.
An explanation from Jerry Falwell about what he fears is on file about him at the F-B-I.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 at 11 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]


The state mandated moment of silence has arrived in Virginia classrooms.
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[Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:39:33]
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So far, there is little local debate about the new requirement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We will now observe]
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[OUT Q=a moment of silence.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Summer school principal Donna Henderson wrapped up the morning announcements with one additional instruction.
And students in Ellen Glasgow's Algebra II class paused before they opened their books and got down to business.


Students and staff at William Byrd High School say they're comfortable with the new requirement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What you do]

((DONNA HENDERSON/SUMMER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WHAT YOU DO DURING THAT MOMENT OF SILENCE IS UP TO YOU. YOU'RE NOT MANDATED TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL. YOU KNOW EACH CHILD CAN USE HIS OWN MOMENT AS HE WANTS TO.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Henderson/Summer School Principal;]
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[OUT Q=he wants to.]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit, on behalf of several families, challenging the constitutionality of the new law.
But state officials are hopeful the moment of silence will survive the court's review.
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[Pitts-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Voters in Pittsylvania County may decide in November if they want four new schools.
Tonight county supervisors recommended a referendum on the subject.
The school board wants to build four new middle schools at a cost of more than forty million dollars.
The county has five middle schools. The School Board says they're are outdated and inadequate.

[D'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC44:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Three suspects have been arrested for the killing of a Danville man.
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[VO-NAT]


25 year old Quincy Edward Glenn, 24 year old Kwan Mondell Wakefield and a 16 year old suspect are all charged with murder.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Danville authorities found Early Wayne Watlington inside his Highland Heights apartment yesterday with several knife wounds.
There's no word on a possible motive.
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[Hijacking]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hijacking]


Three Syrian men tried to hijack a commercial flight after it took off from Amman tonight.
But the attempt was foiled by security officers ON BOARD the plane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ammann, Jordan]


One of the would-be hijackers set off a bomb that wounded 15 passengers.
He was shot and killed by the security officers that happened to be on the flight.
The other two hijackers were taken into custody.
The Royal Jordanian Airlines plane returned to Amman and landed safely.
The plane was bound for Syria.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


President Clinton announced plans today for a Mideast peace summit at Camp David next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp David, MD/1978]


He'd very much like history to repeat itself- -to produce the kind of accord President Carter forged between Israel and Egypt.
But Clinton knows it's a long shot.
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[IN Q=There are no]

((THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS AND CERTAINLY NO PAINLESS ONES AND THEREFORE THERE IS CLEARLY NO GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS.))
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[OUT Q=of success.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK') is expressing cautious optimism ahead of the summit next week.
He says he's still hoping for a framework agreement on a treaty with the Palestinians.
In Tel Aviv, two right wing political parties have threatened to quit Barak's government to protest President Clinton's Camp David Summit.
The deadline for the peace accord is September 13th. That's when Yassir Arafat says Palestine becomes an independent state.
[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/05/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE

Scorching heat swept through southeastern Europe from Romania to Italy on Wednesday breaking records and sending temperatures as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Athens, Greece]

The usual heavy summer traffic was sparse as people were urged to stay in air-conditioned homes or on the beaches. The intense heat in the Mediterranean region is coming from hot air masses moving north from Africa. Authorities took action in response to the dozens of people reporting heatstroke, fainting spells and heart and respiratory problems in the last twenty-four hours.

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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Salem-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC16:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you go to the Salem Fair, chances are you enjoy the rides, games and food.
But you really don't meet the men and women who travel with the fair and make it work.
Kate Weidaw introduces us to a third- generation showman.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Scott MacNeill/Ride Superintendent;]
[SUPER=01-Sally MacNeill/Carnival Teacher;]
[SUPER=@Kate2;]
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(([NAT SOUND CARNIVAL] [RUNS5]
The sights and sounds of the carnival are what Scott MacNeill grew up with.

[SOT 18:06:03]
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((SCOTT MACNEILL: I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN IT, MY GRANDFATHER, GRANDMOTHER, MOTHER, FATHER, MYSELF ALL MY LIFE I'VE BEEN OUT HERE.))
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As the ride supervisor he spends his days driving through the crowds of people checking to make sure everything is running smoothly. But like any job he started at the bottom and worked his way up.

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((I STARTED OUT AS A HIMOLA MAN I WAS LOW MAN I CARRIED ALL THE BOARDS I DID ALL THE DIRTY WORK.))
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((I SET GOALS I WANTED TO BE A FOREMAN BY THE TIME I WAS 21 I WAS A FOREMAN BY THE TIME I WAS 18.))
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[RUNS4]
Scott describes the days of setting up and taking down the rides as routine, like changing a tire. And with 175 people in the carnival family moving from town to town keeps life interesting.

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((WE'RE LIKE A PORTABLE TOWN WE MOVE FROM HERE NEXT WEEK WE'LL BE IN FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA IT'S A CLOSE NET PEOPLE OUT HERE.))
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[RUNS12]
His wife Sally teaches at the carnival's own portable school.

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((SALLY MACNEILL: WE DO MOST OF OUR TEXT BOOK TEACH HERE, PIANO FOR MUSIC.))
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And just because you go to school that doesn't mean you can't help out.

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((SCOTT MACNEILL: EVERYBODY PITCHES IN TO MAKE SURE THE JOB GETS DONE.))
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((IT'S A DIFFERENT LIFE IT'S A LOT OF HARD WORK.))
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And from the smiling faces in the crowd you can tell their work is appreciated. Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))

[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC36:33]
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Celanese and union negotiators met with a mediator in West Virginia today -- but left the bargaining table with no new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/June;]


Union members rejected the company's contract last month, saying it failed to address mandatory overtime or improve benefits.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./June;]


Their old contract is being extended while a federal mediator helps negotiate a new one.
Celanese is the New River Valley's eighth-largest employer, with 12-hundred workers.
Both sides say they hope to resolve their differences next week in a meeting in Charleston, West Virginia.
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[Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:11:52]
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A high-tech Commerce Park is one step closer to getting off the ground in Dublin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The planned park got 5-million dollars in federal and state loans today.
Congressman Rick Boucher delivered the news to officials from the 12 cities and counties involved in the project.


The one-thousand-acre tract of land already boasts an airport and a customs office.
Today's loans will help officials purchase and develop the land.
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[IN Q=I think it's wonderful]

((BILL FREEMAN/COMMERCE PARK CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. IT'S GOING TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO PUT INTO EFFECT MOST OF THE STUFF WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE LAST 2-3 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Freeman/Commerce Park Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=the last 2-3 years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials are still about one-million dollars shy of the funds needed to start building the park.
They also need the county to approve turning the farmland into an industrial zone.
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[State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:25:44]
[GRAPHIC=I 81 Safety]


Hundreds of people paid up this holiday weekend on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Monday;]


Troopers wrote 705- tickets for speeding along I-81 in Botetourt, Roanoke, Montgomery and Rockbridge Counties.
The tickets were issued from Saturday to Tuesday.
State police in the same four- county area also wrote 128 tickets for reckless driving and 22- tickets for driving under the influence.
Statewide-- five people were killed over the July fourth holiday weekend. There were 11 fatalities LAST fourth of July.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Jerry Falwell is taking on the White House in court.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And next, a close call for the Q-E-two and two warships in New York Harbor.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office diamond notes concerning the big league all-star game and today's highlights. Plus, Frank Beamer hooks up with Elliott Sadler for the ride of his life. His former holder gets a grip on Gordon.

Sampras wipes out another unseeded player at Wimbledon and the Rookies strike a pose tonight on the Big 7.))[QE-2]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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Some big boats got banged around in New York harbor.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY]


The Ocean Liner Queen Elizabeth Two was backing out of a slip on Manhattan's west side. It bumped into a Japanese warship which in turn banged into a British warship.
No injuries and only minimal damage, just a few red faces.
The three ships had been in town for OpSail-2000 on the fourth.
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[Falwell-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:48:28]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal judge is deciding whether the Clinton White House must turn over any files it might have on anti- abortion religious leaders, including the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Steve Smallshaw has more from today's court hearing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Klayman/Judicial Watch Attorney; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty U. Chancellor; 1:04]
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(( At first it sounds like the Reverend Jerry Falwell is just being paranoid.. worried that the government is keeping secret files on him.
But a so-called high source has told Falwell the Clinton White House has indeed compiled a database with information on him and other religious leaders who oppose abortion.
With the help of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Falwell is suing for the release of those files.


[SOT 15:17:40]

((LARRY KLAYMAN/JUDICIAL WATCH ATTORNEY: WE ASKED THE WHITE HOUSE, THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE, TO GIVE US A COPY OF THE FILE WHICH THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE ON DR. FALWELL, HE'S BEEN VERY CRITICAL OF THAT WHITE HOUSE, WITH GOOD REASON. INSTEAD OF SAYING THEY DON'T HAVE THE FILE, THE WHITE HOUSE CAME BACK AND SAID WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT TO YOU BECAUSE WE'RE NOT COVERED BY THE LAW. SO COMMON SENSE DICTATES THAT THEY HAVE A FILE OR WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.))
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The issue is whether the office of the President is exempt from the 1974 Privacy Act, which prohibits the government from maintaining files on private citizens without their knowledge and requires the government to hand over those files on request.
Falwell says he's not worried about what information HIS file might contain, but its existence bothers him.
[SOT 15:21:53]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I'VE NEVER SPIT ON THE SIDEWALK THAT THERE WASN'T A CAMERA FILMING THAT, SO THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE.. THE ISSUE IS THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO MAINTAIN FILES INTENDED FOR CLANDESTINE AND ADVERSARIAL PURPOSES ON PRIVATE CITIZENS.))
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[Standup ] ((Even if Judge Wilson rules the President is exempt from the Privacy Act, the lawsuit will still move forward because it also names the F-B-I, which is "not" exempt.
A ruling is expected in a few days. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))



[State-Productivity]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC51:18]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Despite record revenues, Virginia state agencies are being asked to cut just a little bit more from their budgets.

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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore and his top advisors say they've looked at the private sector and seen cost-cutting of five to ten percent.
So last Friday, every agency turned in a draft plan to cut a total of 92 million more dollars from the budget over two years.
That about a one percent cut each year.
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[SOT 15:18:44]
[IN Q=The purpose]

((SCOTT PATTISON/STATE BUDGET DIRECTOR: THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT. DO THE THINGS LIKE PRINTING LESS BUDGETS, OR FREEZING FOOD AT A MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTION INSTEAD OF HAVING TO HAVE IT PREPARED EACH AND EVERY DAY AND SAVING MONEY THAT WAY. SO IF I WERE A STATE EMPLOYEE, I WOULDN'T WORRY AT ALL. IN FACT, IT WILL MAKE THEIR LIFE EASIER.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Pattison/State Budget Director;]
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[OUT Q=their life easier.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


A memo from the Governor's Chief of Staff Boyd Marcus reads: "The Governor and I both expect you to participate in this review in a complete and positive manner. Failure to do so will be dealt with appropriately."

[Autumn-Lane]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:16:25]
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Their brand new house is falling apart and the city of Roanoke is now trying to help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The foundation's cracked, the return air vent was not properly sealed, and the vinyl siding's not attached to the house. So the city has told builder Phillip Bane to fix these problems this month or he may wind up in court. The city has charged Bane with several building- related misdemeanors before and forced him to temporarily stop construction. He refused to comment today but has plans to build ten more houses just like these in the Autumn Lane neighborhood near Salem.
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[L'burg-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:29:44]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


There are some new faces on Lynchburg city council and in the mayor's chair.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Reverend Carl Hutcherson Junior was the unanimous selection of his peers to replace the retiring Pete Warren as mayor.
Hutcherson is the city's second black mayor, but he downplays the significance of that move.
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[SOT 00:43:07]
[IN Q=Significant only]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/NEW LYNCHBURG MAYOR: SIGNIFICANT ONLY IN THE FACT THAT WE ARE IN A NEW MILLENNIUM, GETTING READY TO REALLY GET INTO A NEW CENTURY AND I'M VERY PLEASED AND PROUD AND THANKFUL TO THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG FIRST OF ALL FOR ELECTING ME AND TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR SELECTING ME AS THEIR LEADER FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
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[OUT Q=couple of years.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutcherson has served on council since 1996, the last two years as vice- mayor.
Stewart Hobbs narrowly defeated Bert Dodson for that post today.
The meeting was also the first for new council members Joe Seiffert (SEE-furt) and Julian Adams.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


He's been called double-oh-seven, Ramius and Malone.
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[VO-NAT]


Now you can just call him sir.
More on Sean Connery's knighthood when News 7 returns.
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[Project-Life]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-16 26:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


"Project Lifesaver" is helping families keep track of their loved ones with memory problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department recently introduced a transmitting device for Alzheimer's patients and people with massive memory loss.
David Fitzgerald is one of the first people to receive this device in the county.
He suffered severe brain damage in a bicycle accident 14 years ago.
He wonders away from his home a lot so the device gives his family some peace of mind.
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[SOT 1:17:03]
[IN Q=If he gets lost]

((MARIE FITZGERALD/SON SUFFERS MEMORY LOSS: IF HE GETS LOST THEY CAN TRACK HIM WITH THIS DEVICE SEE BEFORE HE JUST LIKES TO GO THROUGH THE WOODS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH DIRECTION TO LOOK FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Fitzgerald/David's Mother;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=look for him.]
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[VO-NAT]


The signal can be traced up to 20 miles away from a helicopter or about one mile from the ground.
There are 10 active devices being used in the county. Pittsylvania County hopes to expand the program.
Each device costs about 275 dollars.
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[Connery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sean Connery is a knight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Edinburgh, Scotland]


The 69-year old actor was dubbed Sir Sean by Queen Elizabeth at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
It was HIS idea for the ceremony to be held in Scotland.
So he's now officially in the Queen's service... for real.
Connery called it an honor for Scotland, as well as himself.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Everythig from big leagsue news and highlights to life in the fast lane with Frank Beamer, the Wood Brothers and former Hokie Caleb Hurd. And Sampras and Agassi are on another collision course. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke; :00]

this is Roanoke's shot at a Commonwealth Games gold medal in ice hockey. These guys make up one of the three adult teams that will be playing for the gold this weekend at the Ice Station. Youth teams will take the ice next weekend, the 15th and 16th of July, when the bulk of the 2000 Commonwelath games are played. Now let's check tonight scores.
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[S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The rosters for next Tuesday night's all-star game in Atlanta are set, and there certainly seems to be a bit of home cooking taking place. The Braves will five players on the NL roster. Chipper Jones is a starter and yesterday Andruw Jones, Andres Gallaraga, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were named reserves. Glavine is a questionable call at best this year. Also, former Ferrum star Eric Owens did not get selected, but the biggest omission has to be the White Sox' Frank Thomas. By the way, Pedro Martinez says he'll be ready to pitch for the American League, but the Redsox say they prefer he did not, since he's coming off an injury.

[S-PIrates]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 11444TC]
[GRAPHIC=PIRATES/CUBS]

On the diamond yesterday, the Pirates out slugged the Cubs at Wrigley Field 9-to-6.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN-Cubs; :00]

Will Cordero was the man for the Bucs today as he racked up six rbi's. He had this three run homer in the third inning to get the scoring started. Then in the fourth he hit two run single and followed that up with this solo homer in the sixth inning. The Pirates win it 9-to-6.
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[S-Giants]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 11639TC]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Giants-MLB; :00]

The second and third place teams in the NL West hooked up again in San Francisco, and again the Giants would get the best of the second place Colorado Rockies. Marvin Benard's homer would help lead the Giants to the 4-to-2 win. He also had a sacrifice fly in the 7th. Giants are still three and half game behind the Arizona D-backs.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-76 1313TC]
[GRAPHIC=BEAMER]

Frank Beamer is a big Winston Cup racing fan, and now his Hokies will have a prominent position in the sport.
[GRAPHIC=WOOD BROTHERS]

The Tech licensing department announced yesterday that on September 9th, when the Winston Cup warriors return to Richmond the Wood Brothers Citgo Ford will be covered in Hokie logos. Coach Beamer had this to say about the recruitment of Wood Brothers' driver Elliott Sadler.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL YOU KNOW]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Wood Brothers Driver; :41]
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[OUT Q=...ALL ABOUT."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD WOODS]

The Hokie car will be unveiled next Tuesday at the University Bookstore. Fans are invited to come see the car and meet Sadler and the Wood Brothers.

[S-Hurd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-77 1657TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


Beamer and Sadler aren't the only Hokies hooking up on the track these days
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[VO-NAT]

Former Tech holder Caleb Hurd, who was married this past Saturday, is in the midst of a summer internship with Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports' team in Harrisburg, North Carolina. Tech engineering grad, Brian Whitesell, Gordon's team manager, helped land Hurd the job for the summer. His next job will be helping with the team's testing at Indianapolis.
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[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Sometimes the cards just fall your own way. Pete Sampras continued his dominance on the courts of Wimbledon, today and advanced to the semifinals. That means me has chance to make it to the championship match without having played a single seeded player along the way.
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Sampras dispatched fellow American Jan-Michael Gambill 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals today.
This was Sampras' 26th consecutive win at Wimbledon.
He'll next play Vadimir Voltchkov who toppled Byron Black 7-6, 7-6,6-4.
Second seeded Andre Agassi earned a spot in the semis by downing Mark Philippoussis.
Agassi's next opponent will be serve and volley specialist 12th seed Patrick Rafter who blew past unseeded Alexander Popp.
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Roy Williams, the top candidate to become North Carolina's new head basketball coach, spent part of his vacation over the fourth of July with Dean Smith and Carolina athletic director. Still, Williams has told one of his assistants back at Kansas that he has yet to make up his mind.
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Perry Florio, the new Express head coach, is having little trouble pulling the trigger when it comes to signing players. He got four more yesterday including Rob Schweyer, defenseman Jeff Burgoyne and rookies Derek Reynolds and Keith Fitzpatrick - who is a Yale man.

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Traingn camps will be opening acorss the nation for NFL rookies and veterans later this month. You can tell because the Topps NFL rookie cards are out in local stores.
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The NFL player's association worked with the Topps Company last month and united all 30 of the top draft picks at Citrus Bowl stadium in Orlando. Peter Warrick, Chad Pennington and the rest of the gang donned their new game jerseys and then took part in the most high tech card production process to date.
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Once the cards were printed, the rookies personally autographed them to be inserted into random packs of Topps 2000 football cards. (------------)