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Coming up on News 7-
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No interstate through their backyards- People in one community speak out tonight.
Videotape cameras are being used in part of Virginia to catch red light runners.
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And if you have Bell Atlantic Voice Mail- you may not be getting messages tonight.
News 7 is next.

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((WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT IN THIS AREA. WE DO NOT WANT I-73))
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Franklin County residents organize to fight Interstate 73.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.

[I-73]


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The future of Interstate 73 is still in the works.
But some Franklin County residents are on a mission to keep it out of their back yards.
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Joy Sutton was at tonight's meeting where the group got organized.
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Jean
The group Friends of Franklin County is hoping to convince its board of supervisors to take a stand against the interstate like Botetourt and Bedford County supervisors have already done.
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[SUPER=01-David Hurt/Franklin Co. Resident; 15]
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[SUPER=01-Gerry Slotnick/Franklin Co. Resident; 1:07]
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(( These Franklin County residents hope their petitions and hand written letters will go a long way in convincing the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to change its endorsement of Interstate 73.
The residents believe I-73 could be the worst thing that could happen to this county.
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((DAVID HURT/FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY: WE BELIEVE THAT AN INTERSTATE THROUGH OUR COUNTY WILL DESTROY THE QUALITY OF LIFE, HARM OUR ENVIRONMENT, WE BELIEVE IT WILL BRING MORE TRAFFIC MORE NOISE MORE POLLUTION AND WE BELIEVE THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SUCH A ROAD ARE OVERBLOWN AND OVER ESTIMATED)) [RUNS13]
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Dozens gathered at the Coopers Cove Community Club in Franklin County to voice their concerns and to listen to what some say are myths about the proposed interstate.
David Hurt says one myth is the road will bring economic growth to the community.
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((THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE... FAST FOOD)) [RUNS12]
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And many say the focus should be on upgrading 220 not wasting money building a new interstate.
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((JEAN MCCUIN/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN WANTING 220 TO BE FIXED AND WE WANT THE MONEY TO GO TO 220 AND IF THIS GOES THROUGH 220 WILL BE FORGOTTEN)) [RUNS07]
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((GERRY SLOTNICK:V-DOT'S OWN CONSULTANTS AT THAT SAME MEETING SAID 220 CAN BE MADE TO HANDLE THE TRAFFIC FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS SAFELY)) [RUNS12]
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The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors says 220 is not adequate and the county needs some type of new interstate quality highway.
He says safety is the main concern here, and that a new interstate would also be good for economic development.
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Jean,

[Bell-Atlantic]


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If you have Bell Atlantic Voice mail on your phone- you may not be getting any messages tonight.
The Bell Atlantic Voice mail service is not working for some numbers in the 5-4-0 area code.
That means if someone tries to call a person who has Bell Atlantic Voice mail- they they won't hear the recorded message and they also won't be able to leave a message.
News 7 called Bell Atlantic to report a problem and we were told service would be out until at least 4-pm tomorrow.

Bell Atlantic says each individual with a problem must report it by calling them.

[Cholesterol]


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At least one cholesterol lowering drug will not be made available without a prescription.
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A Food and Drug Administration Advisory panel rejected one company's bid to make Mevacor an over the counter drug.

Some doctors say broader availability of the drugs would mean that lower risk patients with no symptoms could get them.
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((DR. ANTONIO GOTTO: I'M NOT ADVOCATING PUTTING IT IN THE WATER SUPPLY BUT I DON THINK THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY WHO COULD BENEFIT AND AVOID BEING DISABLED BY AN EARLY HEART ATTACK OR STROKE.))
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But other doctors say letting the public take powerful drugs without supervision is careless.
The FDA panel apparently agreed- saying no to Mevacor over the counter- A decision on a second drug- Pravachol is expected tomorrow.
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[Route-460]


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Some V-DOT projects in Northern Virginia have hit delays and gone overbudget.
But V-DOT says Southwestern Virginia's biggest road projects are on-budget and on-schedule.
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The 3-A Bypass, which will connect Blacksburg and Christiansburg with NO stoplights is set to open in July 2002.
It's well within its 105-million-dollar budget.
The Smart Road bridge in Ellett Valley -- which will be Virginia's tallest -- is also within budget.
It should be completed by the fall.
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((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER: THE TWO BYPASS PROJECTS AND 81... AS WELL AS THE SMART ROAD BRIDGE. THEY'RE SIZABLE PROJECTS. WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING OF THAT MAGNITUDE AROUND HERE AT ALL, EVER.))
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[OUT Q=here at all, ever.]
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The I-81 interchange at Falling Branch industrial park is set to open -- on budget -- next month.
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[81-Lawsuits]


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Relatives of a couple killed on Interstate 81 are suing the state over what they say are safety problems.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4, 1998;]

Rebecca Chittum's parents died on July Fourth two years ago when their car hydroplaned on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County, crossed the median, and hit a tractor trailer head on. The family's lawsuit says the state negligently designed the highway with improper highway grading, no stormwater basin, narrow lanes and sharp curves. It also says the 65-mile-per-hour speed limit is too high. The family's lawyer says the two parties are negotiating to settle out of court.
A representative from the Attorney General's Office says he's not seen the lawsuit yet, and cannot comment.
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[Red-Lights]


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Have you ever run a red light?
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A new report by the Insurance Institute says 800 people are killed every year by red light runners- 200 thousand more are injured.
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((SGT. JOHN GAMBILL/LAPD: WE'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT THE YELLOW LIGHT OF THE SIGNAL MEANS. IT MEANS PREPARE TO STOP. IT DOESN'T MEAN HURRY UP THE LIGHT'S GONNA CHANGE.))
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Now police are fighting back with cameras that snap pictures of violators-
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In Vienna Virginia- video cameras have gone up- The computerized system not only gets a picture of the violator- it freezes all of the intersections lights on red- preventing collisions.
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((CHIEF DAN BORING/VIENNA POLICE CHIEF: BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM WE HAVE NOT SEEN QUITE AS MANY T-BONE .. SIDE IMPACT ACCIDENTS WHICH ARE THE REALLY DANGEROUS ONES.))
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The Insurance Institute says when the cameras are installed- red light running drops by about 40 percent.
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[Cory-Everson]


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Customers have been locked out of Cory Everson's Fitness Center for almost two weeks now but they're still being forced to pay the gym's owner, William Bailey. Bailey would not return our phone calls, but sources tell Tina Tenret he's selling out and the deal's almost done.
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[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness; :45 QUICK!!]
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(( Kim Sandefur's a single mom paying 29 bucks a month to belong to Cory Everson's gym. When the gym suddenly closed, she asked the owner to reimburse her for these weeks of missed time. Instead, the owner keeps taking money from Sandefur's account.
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((KIM SANDEFUR/GYM MEMBER: IT'S NOT LIKE A HUNDRED OR TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS BUT STILL IT'S 29 DOLLARS THAT COULD BE IN MY POCKET RATHER THAN HIS AND I'M NOT EVEN USING HIS FACILITY ANYMORE AND HE'S STILL TAKING MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT? I DON'T THINK SO.)) [RUNS:11]
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The bank told Sandefur she'll have to cough up another 30-bucks to stop the automatic draft. In the meantime, New Fitness is buying up Cory Everson memberships. The New Fitness owner says they've agreed on a price and drawn up a contract.
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((KAREN CARPENTER/NEW FITNESS: I HOPE FOR IT TO BE FINAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ... BUTT BUTT BUTT SO UNLESS WE RUN INTO PROBLEMS FROM THEIR TEAM I HOPE WITHIN A COUPLE DAYS.)) [RUNS:10]
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Members say the owner of Cory Everson's never explained any of this -- the gym closing, its imminent sale -- to his thousand customers.
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((MARIA PRITCHETT/GYM MEMBER: THE GYM IS ALWAYS PACKED WITH PEOPLE, WOMEN WORKING OUT, PAYING THEIR DUES. THEN THEY DON'T EVEN CALL YOU, THEY DON'T GIVE YOU ANY INFORMATION ON WHAT'S HAPPENING. FROM ONE DAY TO ANOTHER THEY CLOSE. I'M REALLY UPSET. BUTT BUTT BUTT TINA TENRET/NEWS7: EMPLOYEES OF CORY EVERSON'S ARE ALSO TRYING TO REACH THE OWNER. THEY SAY THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PAID AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH BUT STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR PAYCHECKS. TINA TENRET NEW7 ROANOKE COUNTY)) [RUNS:26]
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Federal officials want to get to the bottom of the Philadelphia police beating case.
We'll have the latest.
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And we'll survey the damage to a hundred year old building at Hargrave Military Academy.
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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 from another Avalanche comeback at Salem Memorial. Lennox Lewis steps up to the sclaes for his title fight in London. While this father and son strike a pose for ths weekend's Jan Tana classic here in Roanoke. And Bassett native Sherman Dillard is still in the hunt for the Tulane head coaching job.

Details tonight on the Big 7.))[Philly-Beating]


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Philadelphia police beating a suspect- It was caught on videotape and now it's caught the nation's attention.
Now the federal government is investigating- Was the beating warranted? or did police go too far?
Bobbi Harley has more.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. Wyatt Mondeshire/NAACP; :17]
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((BEATING AND KICKING FROM THE VIEW OF THIS CAMERA ANGLE IT LOOKS LIKE ALL OF IT WAS DELIVERED BY POLICE -- THE ARREST CAUGHT ON VIDEOTAPE HAS PUT THE PHILADELPHIA FORCE UNDER FIRE AS THE TAPE SHOWS MORE THAN A DOZEN OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE FRAY TO SUBDUE ONE SUSPECT. J. WYATT MONDESHIRE/NAACP: IT COMES OUT OF A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY IN THIS DEPARTMENT FOR OVER 30 YEARS. PHILADELPHIA AUTHORITIES HAVE LAUNCHED SEVERAL INVESTIGATIONS, AS HAS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, TO RE-CONSTRUCT A BIZARRE SERIES OF EVENTS POLICE SAY THEY CHASED SUSPECT THOMAS JONES WHO RACED AWAY IN A STOLEN CAR AND EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH HIM WHEN HE CRASHED. ONE POLICE OFFICER WAS HIT IN THE THUMB -- JONES WAS ALSO HIT AS MANY AS FIVE TIMES -- BUT AUTHORITIES SAY HE STILL MANAGED TO STEAL A POLICE CRUISER BEFORE HE WAS CAUGHT AND FINALLY ARRESTED. POLICE COMMISSIONER THE INCIDENT IS ALREADY DRAWING COMPARISONS TO ANOTHER INFAMOUS ARREST CAUGHT ON VIDEOTAPE THE 1991 BEATING OF RODNEY KING THAT LED TO RIOTS IN LOS ANGELES. POLICE COMMISSIONER RE: INFLAMMATORY TO COMPARE TO KING.))

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The chairman of Virginia's Corrections Board is finally going to tour the state's two "supermax" prisons in Southwest Virginia.
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The news media and human rights groups have been banned since they opened.
But Connecticut prison officials are paying to house about 500 inmates -- and have looked into allegations of abuse, racism, and denied access to lawyers and religious services.
Virginia's corrections board chairman says he's waiting to hear an internal report on an inmate who died of an apparent heart attack after a stun gun was used on him three times.
But that report will NOT necessarily be made public.
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((FRED FINKBEINER/CORRECTIONS BOARD CHAIRMAN: I WILL MAKE THE BOARD AWARE ...NEED TO KNOW BASIS, THEY MAY NOT HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT IT.))
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((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: WE ARE DEVELOPING OUR OWN EQUIVALENT OF A 16TH CENTURY MEDIEVAL DUNGEON HERE. AND WE'RE NOT LETTING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT.))
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[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; :26]
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The F-B-I is investigating the stun gun incident.
Before the autopsy is back, Corrections director Ron Angelone released a medical report from an independent doctor, who says there is NO linkage between stun gun usage and heart attacks.

[Hargrave-Fire]


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A fire that broke out at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham remains a mystery.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The Pittsylvania County fire marshal spent the day trying to determine the cause of the fire.
Flames erupted last night on the top floor of Sanford Hall--the oldest building on campus.
The fire destroyed many rooms and most of the 435 thousand dollar roof that was recently completed.
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[IN Q=It's a minor setback]

((WHEELER BAKER/HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY PRES.: IT'S A MINOR SETBACK BUT IT'S AN EMOTIONAL SETBACK. WE HAD A NEW ROOF ON AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO REDO IT.))
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((OCIE BETTERTON/MAINTAINANCE DIR.: THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF ACTIVITY GOING ON. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL BUILDING AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO RESTORE IT. IT'S KIND OF UPSETTING.))
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[SUPER=01-Ocie Betterton/Maintainance Director; :12]
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The roof was insured. The school raised about two and a half million dollars to renovate the building. Despite the damage, engineers have said the school can go ahead with plans.
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A new trade deal between the U-S and a Cold-War enemy.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And police recover merchandise stolen from Grand's warehouse-- thanks to a quick-thinking computer expert.
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[Grand-theft]


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A stolen computer turned up this week at a Roanoke store that buys and sells computers.
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The owner says four or five stolen computers come into The Computer Exchange every year.
Randy Dolan saw this one coming, even before he plugged it in.
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((AT FIRST THE GUY WANTED $400. IT LOOKED TO BE ABOUT AN $1800 COMPUTER, AND IT LOOKED BRAND NEW.))
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When he fired it up, it had "Grand Piano" written all over it.
Though the computer was new, it had been set up to handle Grand's payroll.
It was one of several items taken from the Grand warehouse over the weekend.
When the two men returned to claim their money, police gave chase and eventually arrested them.
A television and pair of speakers were among the items recovered from the home of one of the suspects.
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[Vietnam-Trade]


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For the first time since the Vietnam war, there may soon be free trade between the US and Vietnam.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Once passed, the agreement will open the market of some 77-million people to US companies-
The deal would also reduce tariff's on Vietnamese goods and services coming into the U-S.
Vietnam could possibly double its exports-
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[IN Q="This agreement]

((THIS AGREEMENT IS ONE MORE REMINDER THAT FORMER ADVERSARIES CAN COME TOGETHER TO FIND COMMON GROUND IN A WAY THAT BENEFITS ALL THEIR PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q= all their people."]
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Labor Unions are not happy about the deal though- they say it will take manufacturing jobs.
Congress still needs to approve the deal.
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[S-Extra]


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The Avalanche looks to close out the Tribe and their home stand on a high note. We'll meet a father-son body building team all set for the 13th annual Jan Tana classic. And check the pulse of the Steam as the team prepares for its final home game of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-London, England; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Britian's first heavyweight champ in more than 100 years, Lennox Lewis, will defend his WBC and IBF titles Saturday night in London against South African Frans Botha. Lewis, who has lost just once in his 38 fights outweighs Botha by 14 pounds - 250 to 236. Lewis also is three inches taller.
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Avalanche closed out its 4 game series with Kinston last night with another comeback in a game that featured among other things 2 late inning streakers at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Salem; :00]

Folks were losing their hats long before they shed their clothes last night at the yard. The Avalanche opened up the scoring with Luis Landaeta coming up with the sacrifice fly to plate Matt Holiday. Another run came home on an error. Kinston would answer with its own offense as Marques Esquerra hits liner just out of Holiday's reach. Matt Curtis scores. In fact Kinston would take a 4-to-2 lead.
[super=37-Kinston/5/Salem/6;]

But Salem's Kevin Burford lines a shot down the right field line. It's just fair. Life isn't. Salem win 6-to-5, but we're not showing you the streakers.
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[S-MLB]


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The second half of the big league season has started with thud for several folks. Mark McGwire's bad knee has landed him on the 15 day disabled list.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MLB-TBS; :00]

And Braves skipper Bobby Cox has been suspended for 5 games for pumping an umpire back on July 4th. He may appeal.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/6/Baltimore/3;]

Last night he saw his Braves beat the Orioles 6-to-3. Bobby Bonilla got this game winning rbi, Andre Gallaraga scored the eventual winning run and Greg Maddux got his 11th win of the season.
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=TOUR DE FRANCE]


The toughest stage of the Tour De France was held yesterday in Mont Ventoux. Defending Champ Lance Armstrong was again the man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mont Ventoux, France/ESPN; :00]

He lost the stage by a mere inches to Marco Pantani, but he increased his overall lead in the 21 stage race. After 12 stages, Armstrong has a four minute and 14 second lead. The tour finishes in Paris on July 23rd.
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[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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JMU head basketball coach Sherman Dillard is still in the running for the vacant head coaching position at Tulane University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/1998; :00]

The Bassett native has met with Tulane's athletic director Rick Dickson and gone through the interview process. The list of finalists is expected to be announced by Sunday. The 44 year old Dillard arrived back at his alma mater three years ago. So far, at least four coaches have interviewed for the job. Penn State coach Jerry Dunn will meet with Tulane officials on Saturday.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NOTRE DAME]

As for the Notre Dame position, PJ Carlesimo reportedly has no interest in the Irish job. Today Oregon's Ernie Kent interviewed, and Notre Dame also is interested in talking with Delaware's MIke Brey.

[S-Family]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Jan Tana Bodybuilding Classic invades the Roanoke Civic Center this weekend. Tonight, Steve Mason has the story of a family that knows what it's like to bench press the weight of the world off of its shoulders.
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[SUPER=01-Jan Tana/Bodybuilding & Fitness Promoter; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((Roger Senior is 48 years old and son Roger is 32. For the first time, they will compete in the same show. In fact, if each wins their respective class they could go head to head. ((:)) ((:)) Their hard work in bodybuilding has generated a family business. Extreme Fitness opened a year and a half ago in Richmond and allows father and son to train together and train others. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
They both thank Jan Tana for inviting them to compete in her show, a goal that helped them both stay the course of discipline. ((:))
The Jan Tana Classic begins Friday night at seven with prejudging. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke Steam will play its final home game this weekend against Richmond.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


At 3 and 10, The Steam hasn't won many battles on the turf at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Attendance hasn't been that great either. But the team has received a warm welcome from the Roanoke Valley that will be a key factor in remaining in the Arena2 football league next season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="A lot...]

((PETE SHAW/ROANOKE STEAM HEAD COACH: A LOT OF TIMES FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY HAVE KIND OF A WAIT AND SEE ATTITUDE ESPECIALLY ABOUT A NEW PROCESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM AND ALTHOUGH OUR RECORD IS NOT WHAT WE WANT WE'VE WON A LOT OF THOSE SMALLER BATTLES FROM A STAND POINT OF ESTABLISHING A TOE HOLD IN THE COMMUNITY LETTING PEOPLE KNOW WHO WE ARE. WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD BASE SUPPORT AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR WHEN WE CAN PUT ON A BETTER SHOW AND WIN MORE GAMES, OBVIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Roanoke Steam Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=......games, obviously."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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After Richmond, The Steam completes the season with two road games.