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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Three people were swimming in the New River earlier tonight and now a 13 year old is missing. We'll have details.
Interstate 73 may go right through part of Roanoke.
And the daughter of a sheik falls in love with a U-S Marine. Now they're fighting to stay together.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is Next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 16:36]
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((WE STARTED WALKING DOWN THE RIVER AND HEARD THE LADY YELLING HELP.))
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[OUT Q=yelling help.]
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[VO-NAT]


A recovery operation is underway for a 13 year old boy who apparently drowned in the New River.
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[Pulaski-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:44:48]
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Shortly after 5 this evening rescue crews began searching the New River near the Peppers Ferry Bridge in Pulaski County.
Officials believe the 13 year old was swept under by the current.
Kate Weidaw was at the scene tonight and has the details.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Lopes/Witness;:15]
[SUPER=01-Michael Fitch/Witness;:28]
[SUPER=01-John Casey/REMSI;1:02]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:18]
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((The 13 year old boy was apparently swimming across the river with two females believed to be his sisters. Witnesses say the current became too strong and the three couldn't reach the other side. That's when Lloyd Lopes jumped in.

[SOT 17:02]
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((LLOYD LOPES: I KEPT SWIMMING ACROSS AND GOT THE BOY AND HE TOOK ME UNDER WATER WITH HIM AND WHEN I CAME UP I DIDN'T SEE HIM ANYMORE.))
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Lope's friend also jumped in to help.

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((MICHAEL FITCH: I WENT AFTER THE LITTLE GIRL BECAUSE THE LADY WHO WAS HOLDING HER SAID SHE BROKE HER ANKLE.))
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When Deputy Seth Chamberline arrived on the scene he jumped in and took one of the females to the shore and then went after a bystander who had gone in to help but wound up needing help himself. The second female made it to shore by herself. All three were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In the meantime Lifeguard ten helped out in the search by flying over the river and 18 divers from Pulaski and Giles Counties and Christiansburg searched through the water for the 13 year old but have so far been unsuccessful.

[SOT 1:12:12]
[INQ=]

((JOHN CASEY/REMSI: THERE IS A CONCENTRATED EFFORT WHERE THE VICTIM SUBMERGED AS INDICATED BY WITNESS THAT'S THE CONCENTRATION OF OUR EFFORTS.))
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But with night approaching search teams had to stop for the day. The recovery operation will resume tomorrow at 7 in the morning. Kate Weidaw News 7 Pulaski County.))

[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:28:29]
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Good news for one Roanoke neighborhood could be bad news for another... as the planning for Interstate 73 moves forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A final decision on the route of the proposed highway won't come until early next year.
But the Virginia Department of Transportation says it is adjusting one of the alternatives that would have taken the road through the Riverland neighborhood.
That news is a relief to Riverland residents, but also raises the prospect that southeast roanoke or another section of the city will be affected.
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[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=I don't want to, so to speak]

((I DON'T WANT TO SO TO SPEAK, PUSH IT OUT OF MY BACK YARD, INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S. I'M FAVORING THE NO BUILD RIGHT NOW.))

[SUPER=01-Kathy Hill/Riverland Alert Neighbors;]
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[OUT Q=the no-build right now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another round of public hearings will be held in October, with a decision by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January or February of next year.
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[Cell-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The cell phone industry may be trying to protect itself from liability.
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


Cell Phone makers will begin disclosing information on radiation levels coming from the phones.
Cell phones have been potentially linked with brain cancer- because of radiation from the phone so close to the head.
While there's no definitive link- wireless phones will soon come with radiation information.
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[Tobacco-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC2:18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


The tobacco industry deceived smokers now its facing 145 billion dollars in punitive damages- If big tobacco has to actually pay that amount, tobacco farmers will be among those on the loosing end.
Farmers say their livelihood is already more uncertain than the generation before them, and the uncertainty is growing everyday.
Surae Chinn has reaction from farmers in Southside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stephen Woltz grows]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :15 quick!]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :22]
[SUPER=01-James Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :43]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Nunn/Tobacco Farmer; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=News7, Halifax County.]

(( Stephen Woltz grows tobacco with his dad on the family farm. His two children come along to help out. Everyday the three generations of the Woltz family tend their crop. Lately, the fears have grown as large as their tobacco field.
[SOT 13:34]

((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: IT'S DEPRESSING TO KNOW YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS ANYMORE.)) [RUNS:05] ((SURAE CHINN REPORTING: WITH SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY, PEOPLE LIKE THE WOLTZ FAMILY WONDER HOW MUCH LONGER THEY CAN SUPPORT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS BY GROWING TOBACCO))
This is James Woltz's 50th crop. Tobacco is what he's known all of his life and He wonders how the largest punitive damage awarded in U.S. History will affect his son's livelihood.
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((JAMES WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: IT WORRIES ME HE'S GOT THESE CHILDREN TO SEND TO SCHOOL. IT'S GOING TO BE A HARDSHIP.)) [RUNS:07]
A hardship that may never be passed down to the youngest generation of his family.
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((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: THINKING OF THEM THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO THAT'S ONE THING.)) [RUNS:05]
Other farmers in Southside aren't waiting for the next generation to do something else. People like Glenn Nunn have started another business to help support their declining tobacco income.
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((GLENN NUNN/TOBACCO FARMER: YES IT'S A DYING ART OR DYING WAY OF MAKING A LIVING. IT'S SAD.)) [RUNS:06]
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((STEPHEN WOLTZ/TOBACCO FARMER: I THINK ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE GETTING THE BIG SETTLEMENT. THEY ARE JUST CUTTING OUR THROATS. IF THEY GET ANY MONEY OUT OF IT.)) [RUNS:08]
Whether they do or not, tobacco farmers say they will take a hit because of the verdict. Surae Chinn, News7, Halifax County.))

[Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:29:57]
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A fourth generation farmer from Mecklenburg County wants to defeat Virgil Goode and represent the fifth district.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville;]


34-year old John Boyd kicked off his campaign for Congress.
He's calling it the "Do Something" campaign tour.
He says his top priorities are education, technology, jobs and farming.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Part of my]

((JOHN BOYD/(D)-5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: PART OF MY CAMPAIGN EFFORTS IS TO OFFER DEBT RELIEF FOR TOBACCO FARMERS FOR INDIVIDUAL EFFECTED BY THE 50 PERCENT QUOTA LOSS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS AND THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR DEBT RELIEF FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.))
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=Department of Agriculture.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boyd is the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association.
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[Allen-DNA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC21:57]
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Since 1993, D-N-A evidence has solved more than 100 crimes in Virginia -- where NO other clues existed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


The state has the best D-N-A database in the nation.
Now, former Governor and U-S Senate candidate George Allen wants the federal budget to include 150- million dollars to help all 50 states develop databases that can be searched by other states.
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[SOT 14:33:52]
[IN Q=There are]

((GEORGE ALLEN/U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THERE ARE 400 THOUSAND DNA SAMPLES IN THE WHOLE NATION. 120 THOUSAND OF THOSE ARE IN VIRGINIA. SO YOU REALIZE THAT THERE'S STATES, BIG STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, ILLINOIS, TEXAS, THAT REALLY HAVE BIG BACKLOGS. THE ONLY STATES THAT ARE EVEN CLOSE TO VIRGINIA IN HAVING A SUBSTANTIAL DATABANK ARE ILLINOIS AND FLORIDA. SO OTHER STATES--THEY NEED HELP.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=they need help.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's opponent, incumbent Senator Chuck Robb says it's a good idea.
Robb's campaign spokesman says the Senator's voted to increase the federal D-N-A databank budget by 30 million dollars this year.
He says Allen voted against a 1991 federal crime bill that would have funded the program.
Allen was a congressman at the time.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Did she or didn't she--
Next on News-7, the latest on an alleged ethnic slur by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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[VO-NAT]


And three-hundred jobs like these are coming to Bedford County.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=.....in sports"]
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights another win from the first place Avalanche. We'll check out Salem's cooking catcher Josh Bard, tell you how Boomer is back on Monday nights, and take a swing at t

he Commonwealth Games golf - where a lot of folks were heard to say excuse me dear - tonight on the Big 7.))[Hillary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hilary Clinton]


Did Hillary Clinton utter an ethnic slur 26 years ago? That's what one man is accusing- but today on the campaign trail the first lady denied it- saying she's a victim of dirty politics.
Bobbi Harley has both sides.
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[SUPER=03-Ellis Island, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hillary Clinton/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-Paul Fray/Former Campaign Worker; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ANOTHER SIDE STEP FOR HILLARY CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN FOR THE SENATE - TIME TAKEN OUT TO REFUTE SOMETHING SHE'S ACCUSED OF SAYING TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO. HILLARY CLINTON, D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: The voters of New York will see through this will not be distracted will not be divided and will make the right decision about the future.- THE CHARGE MADE IN A SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED BOOK STATES THE FIRST LADY LEVELED AN ETHNIC SLUR AT THIS MAN - PAUL FRAY - A CAMPAIGN WORKER THE NIGHT BILL CLINTON LOST A CONGRESSIONAL BID IN ARKANSAS BACK IN 1974. PAUL FRAY STANDS BY WHAT HE SAYS HE HEARD THAT NIGHT. PAUL FRAY: When she said that it was the height of indignity to be quite frank with you. AND FRAY SAYS HIS WIFE HEARD THE ANTI-SEMITIC SLUR AS WELL. BUT CLINTON'S CAMP RELEASED THIS LETTER SUNDAY TO DISCREDIT THE ARKANSAS MAN - A LETTER STAFFERS SAY WAS WRITTEN BY FRAY THREE YEARS AGO ASKING FOR THE FIRST LADY'S FORGIVENESS.
QUOTE - AT ONE POINT IN MY LIFE I WOULD SAY THINGS WITHOUT THINKING, WITHOUT FACTUAL FOUNDATION AND WITHOUT RHYME OR REMEDY UNTIL IT FURTHERED MY OWN AGENDA. BUT FRAY SAYS MRS. CLINTON HAS AN AGENDA OF HER OWN. PAUL FRAY: Its indicative of her style of approach that she's going to deny until its proven otherwise. ITS NOT THE KIND OF CAMPAIGN CLEAN-UP CLINTON NEEDS RIGHT NOW - SHE'S RUNNING NECK TO NECK WITH REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER RICK LAZIO IN THE POLLS - AND WITH THE BOOK THAT MAKES THE CHARGES DUE OUT THIS WEEK - THE CONTROVERSEY NOT LIKELY TO GO AWAY ANY TIME SOON. BH, CBS NEWS, NY.))

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Police in Washington state are looking for a student who opened fire in a school cafeteria today-
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[VO-NAT]
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The 13-year old summer school student is accused of firing a shot in the school cafeteria- No one hurt but the boy took off with the gun.
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[SOT 15:08:54]
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((MARCUS TRIE/STUDENT: ALL OF A SUDDEN HE JUST HOPPED ON A TABLE OUT OF NOWHERE FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A BALLOON REALLY IT WAS A GUN IN HAND AND EVERYONE STARTED RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Marcus Trie/Student;]
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[OUT Q=EVERYONE STARTED RUNNING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say they checked the school and the boy's home but he hasn't turned up. Students say the teen talked about killing a teacher.
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[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A fatal shooting at a Roanoke night club has landed a teenager in jail for a 15-year sentence.
Tremaine Richardson was sentenced this morning for the murder of Prentice Jordan.
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[VO-NAT]


Richardson pled guilty to second-degree murder and firearms charges in April.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/September;]


The 16-year-old had also agreed to testify against Timothy Buford, the other young man charged in the murder at Easley's last year.
He didn't have to; Buford pled guilty last month.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Before he was sentenced today, Richardson apologized to Jordan's family, and to his own, for what he did.

[King]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:29:53]
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Vivian Joyce King was said to be a good nurse, but she didn't have a license.
That's why she appeared in the Roanoke Circuit Court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April;]


The 37-year-old Glenvar native entered a no contest plea to a charge of practicing without a license.
Prosecutors dropped the other count she was facing.
King's situation came to light this spring, when she couldn't produce her license for her boss, osteopathic physician Joan Resk.
King will not have to serve any jail time.
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[Bedford-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC34:20]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


A million dollar company will expand in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


"InService" America currently employs four hundred people near the Bedford-Lynchburg line.
A growing demand for its telephone marketing services prompted the company to hire three-hundred new people and to move to Bedford County's shell building.
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[SOT]

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[IN Q=Our plans will]

((OUR PLANS WILL BE TO INVEST APPROXIMATELY FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 6 TO 12 MONTHS. THAT INCLUDES THE BUILDING AS WELL AS NEW TECHNOLOGY.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Townsend/InService America President]
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[OUT Q=as new technology.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company's major customers include Jerry Falwell and the U-S Army.
Officials say the expansion and transition should be complete by the end of the year.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, some Virginia Tech students are racing to break an underwater record.
We'll explain.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll have the story of forbidden love that has turned into an international incident.
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[Princess-Bride]


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


It's a modern day Romeo and Juliet-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


It is love between an American soldier and a Princess from Bahrain.
Today the two were at an immigration hearing to see if this Princess can get political asylum in the U-S.
The two met at a mall in Bahrain when U-S Marine Jason Johnson was on duty- Meriam Al Ka-leaf-a is the daughter of a Bahranian Sheik-
Forbidden to see each other the two courted secretly.
When his tour of duty was over the two made a clandestine jouney in disguise-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:03:47]

((JASON JOHNSON/U.S. MARINE: WE MADE IT....with fake military orders.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Johnson/U. S. Marine;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=fake military orders.]
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[VO-NAT]


They made it to Chicago where they were confronted by Immigration-
While awaiting the I-N-S hearing the two were married in Las Vegas and took up residence at California's Camp Pendelton.
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[SOT 20:04:23]
[IN Q=]

((MERIAM AL KHALIFA/DAUGHTER OF BAHRANIAN SHIEK: IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM.. HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING ME.))
[Super=03-Meriam Al Khalifa/Daughter of Bahranian Sheik;]
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[OUT Q=to be watching me.]
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[VO-NAT]


You can hear more on this story on 48 hours Thursday at ten here on W-D-B-J.
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[Submarine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC45:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Virginia Tech students are trying to break a world record this week with their human-powered submarine.
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=76-Virginia Tech Video;]


The engineering students spent more than two years designing and building the 9-by-2 foot submarine.
It's pedaled underwater by a driver who breathes using an air tank.
So far, the sub has performed well during practice runs in the Florida Keys and at a lake in West Virginia.
To break the world record, it will have to go more than 7 knots -- or 8 miles per hour -- and beat 12 competitors to the finish line.
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[SOT 2:00:26 - :37]
[IN Q=I feel really good]

((RON CALLIS/TEAM CAPTAIN: I FEEL REALLY GOOD BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS FINISHED BOAT AND IT'S WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT 2-1/2 YEARS AGO AND I'VE DRIVEN IT AND IT WORKS AND NOW THE NEXT STEP IS JUST TO SHOW IT OFF.))
[SUPER=74-Ron Callis/Team Captain;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=show it off.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students not only designed and built the sub, they also recruited sponsors to pay for its construction.
They compete Thursday through Sunday in California.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Extra & SP-76 1754tc]
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The Avalanche puts another one in the win column. We'll talk with the Avs redhot catcher, check out Commonwealth Games golf and the WNBA all-star game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NBA; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Vancouver Grizzlies' Shareef Abdur Rahim was officially named the 12th member of the US Olympic team today. He takes the place vacated by Grant Hill. This now gives the United States two Olympic team members who play professionally in Canada - Abdur Rahim and Vince Carter of the Raptors.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 1708TC]
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]


The first place Salem Avalanche opened up a 7 game home stand last night by welcoming the Wilmington Blue Rocks to the home of the Southern Division leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00]

An absolutely gorgeous night in Salem with a little breeze to boot as Matt Holiday lifts a sacrifice fly to deep right center. It's good enough to chase home the first run of the game. 1-to-0 Salem. Salem pitcher Ryan Cameron would give the Blue Rocks a chance to get back in the game as this wild pitch in the 6th sails to the back stop and Wilmington takes a 2-to-1 lead. But Salem would answer back in the 7th as Kevin Burford singles past the shortstop and plates Jerome
[SUPER=35-Wilmington/3/Salem/5;]

Alviso. Salem wins 5-to-3. Mugsy & the boys remain in the driver's seat in the Southern division.
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[S-Catcher]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 52:52]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]

The Avalanche won tonight without the services of one of their hottest players. Catcher Josh Bard got the night off, but you can bet his bat and arm will be instrumental in Salem's drive to win the second half pennant.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Bard/Avalanche Catcher; :14]
[SUPER=01-Alan Cockrell/Avalanche Manager; :45]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((The way he is playing of late, his name should be Josh "No holes" Bard. The 22 year old catcher is batting over .300 and his defense has been strong, gunning down would be base stealers. ((:)) His season began slower than he would of liked, but avergae went through the roof just over two weeks ago, when he raised it from .280, to .314. His success is easy to understand, hard to achieve, he did it the old fashion way, he earned it. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Josh is from Colorado and in college said Coors Field was his favorite park in which to play. At the rate he is going, he might just get there sooner than expected. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-Rockies]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=ROCKIES/A'S]

The Avalanche's parent team may want to take a few pointers from the Class A boys. Last night the Rockeis scored 10 runs and still lost. The meat of the Rockies' lineup Brian Hunter, Larry Walker, Todd Helton and Jeff Cirillo scored 8 runs, hit four homers and accounted for 10 rbis, but the Rockies still lose their 11th straight game. The A's win it 11-to-10.

[S-Boomer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-72 5537TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Boomer Esiason will still be a part of Monday Night Football, after all. You just won't be able to see him. Yesterday afternoon Esiason signed a two year deal to be part of CBS Radio's Monday night broadcasts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Boomer Esiason/Signs with CBS Radio; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...AS A BROADCASTER."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

504 radio stations carry Monday night football including WFIR.

[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


The West beat the East 73-to-61 in the WNBA all-star game last night. Houston Comet, Tina Thompson was named the game's MVP.
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The Redskins last night signed one of the their top draft picks. Chris Samuels, the big offensive tackle from Alabama came to terms tonight signing a six-year $30 million dollars contract. $10 million is a signing bonus.
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That means the team's top overall pick Lavar Arrington is the only unsigned player of importance. The Skins hope to have him signed today. The two sides are reportedly close to a deal.
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The first day of the 36 hole Commonwealth Games golf championship opened yesterday at Hanging Rock.
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Tournament coordinator Billy McBride says a record number of junior golfers from around the state are entered in the two day event. Yesterday afternoon the play was brisk and impressive. Take a look at this putt from Matt Cecil.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Drew Arney is one of the few veterans to squeeze in under the 18 year-old age limit. He shot a 72 today and he's tied for the lead Billy Melon at even par. Frank Rocovich shot 74. The 36 hold event continues today at Hanging Rock for the 88 golfers. Just don't get this confused with the archery and shooting competition.
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This past weekend's off date for the Winston Cup warriors gave the folks at Sabco Racing time to not only continue mourning the death of their driver Kenny Irwin, but to also find a suitable replacement to drive the Bell South Chevy.
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This afternoon the team announced from its shop in Mooresville, North Carolina that veteran Ted Musgrave will drive at least the next two events in the car at Pocono and Indianapolis. (------------) The car will change numbers from 42 to zero one.