[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

I-73 will steer clear of Riverland, but could find SOUTHEAST Roanoke an alternative.
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[V/O-NAT]
And last week's verdict against the tobacco companies just adds to the uncertainty of growing tobacco. We'll check in with the Southside farmers.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Avalanche returns home in first place. We'll talk shop with catcher Josh Bard. Plus, Ted Musgrave will take over for the late Kenny Irwin.
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[vo nat eng#]


And the Commonwealth Games two day golf tournament opened today at Hanging Rock with a big field and some rather unusual spectators chasing the ball around.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures will approach 90 tomorrow then showers may settle in for the rest of the week. Details ahead.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 03:10]
[IN Q=I don't want]

((I DON'T WANT TO, SO TO SPEAK, PUSH IT OUT OF MY BACK YARD INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S.))
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[OUT Q=into someone else's.]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans for Interstate 73 spare one Roanoke neighborhood, but another may now be in the path of the proposed highway.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=TC00-18 TC1:26:53]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


Today, officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation said they have adjusted one of the routes now under consideration, so it will NOT threaten homes in the Riverland neighborhood.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, good news for one section of the city, could be bad news for another.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A final decision on the exact route]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Hill/Riverland Alert Neighbors; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :45]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((A final decision on the exact route of the proposed highway won't come until early next year... but for the Riverland neighborhood, a briefing for city council members provided some interesting news.
Because the neighborhood may be eligible for historic designation, VDOT planners are now looking elsewhere.
Members of the group Riverland Alert Neighbors are pleased they are no longer in the path of a possible route, but they're also concerned for other neighborhoods.
[SOT 03:56]
[IN Q=And once they get the public]

((AND ONCE THEY GET THE PUBLIC IN THERE AND HEAR THEIR SIDE OF IT, I THINK THEY'LL KNOW WE DON'T WANT IT.))
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[OUT Q=we don't want it.]


Roanoke City Council has no direct control over the project or its proposed route.
But members are promising a thorough review, and some say they hope economic development isn't the only issue that city officials consider.
[SOT 09:06]
[IN Q=And so I want to make sure]

((AND SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE, AND I THINK OTHERS ON THE COUNCIL WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ECONOMIC ISSUES ARE NOT THE TRUMP CARD, ARE NOT THE ONLY ISSUES, BUT ALSO QUALITY OF LIFE, NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT, THE ENVIRONMENT, THAT THOSE ARE AS MUCH A PRIORITY AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES ARE.))
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[OUT Q=as economic development issues are.]


The next six months could tell the tale... with federal consideration of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, another round of public hearings in October, and a decision by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January or February of next year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


[Tobacco-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:57:54]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


If big tobacco one day has to pay the 145 billion dollars in punitive damages ordered by a Miami jury last week, tobacco farmers will be among those on the loosing end.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Surae/Danville Bureau]


Surae Chinn is in our Danville Newsroom with reaction from farmers in Southside.
[Live=Surae Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Talking to tobacco farmers out in the field --they say their livelihood is already more uncertain than the generation before them, and the uncertainty is growing everyday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stephen Woltz grows]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :15 quick!]
[SUPER=01-James Woltz/Tobacco Farmer; :43]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Nunn/Tobacco Farmer; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=money out of it.]

(( 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]
With so much uncertainty, people like the Woltz family wonder how much longer they can support themselves, their family and future generations.
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.
[SOT 22:23]

((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.
[SOT 14:40 please cover bite]

((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.
[SOT 6:00]

((GLENN NUNN/TOBACCO FARMER: YES IT'S A DYING ART OR DYING WAY OF MAKING A LIVING. IT'S SAD.)) [RUNS:06]
[SOT 13:14]

((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]))
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[Live=Surae Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


That's the big question many farmers I talked to have --if and when the tobacco companies will have to pay up.


[Double Boxes=Keith and Surae/Danville Bureau]
(QUESTION: Are many wondering what this will do to their crop this year?)


Definitely--some farmers out there thought they could start thinking about retirement but they are working now harder than they ever had to before.


[Bedford-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC33:21]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


Despite Rubatex layoffs, the employment picture is now on an upswing for Bedford County.
More than 300 jobs are scheduled to arrive over the next 18 months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


InService America, a six million dollar telephone marketing company, is expanding and moving deeper into Bedford County.
At a press conference today, county administrators expressed their excitement about the company's partnership with the county.
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[SOT]

[TC:17:57:45]
[IN Q=We are on]

((WE ARE, ON THE OTHER HAND, DELIGHTED TO SEE A COMPANY DO WELL, AND LOOK AT THE KIND OF JOB OFFERING THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. WE SHOULDN'T HAVE AN EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM FOR QUITE A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Sue Gilbert/Bedford Co. Development]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=quite a while.]
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[VO-NAT]


Company officials plan to invest more than four million dollars in the Bedford County Shell Building.
The transition is expected to be complete by December.
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[Halifax-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal SCales]


A South Boston teenager will stand trial this week afterall.
This afternoon, a judge denied a request to dismiss the case against Marquis (Mar-Kee) White.
Defense attorneys said the trial was set two days after the deadline for a speedy trial.
But the commonwealth's attorney says he successfully moved to reduce White's bond to avoid violating the speedy trial statute.
The 19 year old is accused of murdering Phillip Carrington last October in a drug related incident.

[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenager will spend almost 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting at a Roanoke night club last year.
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.
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=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:29:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Just about everyone who knew her work said Vivian Joyce King was a good nurse.
The problem was, she didn't have a license.
And that led her to 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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, a Southside farmer enters the race to unseat Congressman Virgil Goode.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, some Virginia Tech students dive right into the attempt to break an underwater record.
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[Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:29:07]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A 34- year old fourth-generation farmer from Mecklenburg County will run against Congressman Virgil Goode.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville;]


John Boyd kicked off his campaign at Dan River Mills in Danville this morning.
Boyd is the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association.
He says his top priorities are education, technology, jobs and farming.
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[SOT 1:12:00]
[IN Q=We have people]

((JOHN BOYD/(D)-5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: WE HAVE PEOPLE--ELECTED OFFICIALS RIGHT NOW WHO ARE NOT REPRESENTING THE 5TH DISTRICT. THEY ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING. THAT'S WHY WE NAMED IT THE DO SOMETHING CAMPAIGN. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE 5TH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=district of Virginia. TRIPLE OUT!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Boyd also made appearances in Charlottesville and Boydton to announced off his campaign.
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[Allen-DNA]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC21:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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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[Cascades-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC54:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Cheaspeake woman who fell 40 feet while hiking the Cascades trail in Giles County is still in the hospital recovering from her injuries tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday]


Officials say 20-year-old Laura Bryan is in stable condition.
She apparently went off the trail around four yesterday afternoon and climbed onto rocks underneath the 66 foot waterfall.
That's when she fell 40 feet, hitting several rocks on the way down, and landed in the water.
It took three hours to rescue her.
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[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Henry County is looking for a new superintendent of schools.
David Martin resigned to take the top post in the Williamsburg-James City County school system.
The school board hopes to have a replacement named by October first.
Martin was scheduled to make just under 94-thousand dollars this year.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A cautious day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/8.48/10804.27/x/28.49/4274.67/x/1.34/114.44;]


The DOW lost eight-and- a half points while NASDAQ gained 28- and- a- half.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index rose about a point- and- a- third.
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[VO]
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[Submarine]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC43:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of students from Virginia Tech is going to new depths to try to break a world record for human-powered submarines in California this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Virginia Tech Video]


It took more than two years for the team of engineering students to design and build the 9-by-2 foot submarine.
The sub is propelled by a driver using bicycle pedals.
It's fared well in several underwater tests 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 out 12 competitors.
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[SOT 1:52:59 - 1:53:14]
[IN Q=I know that we]

((RON CALLIS/TEAM CAPTAIN: I KNOW THAT WE CAN ATTAIN THE WORLD RECORD SPEED... I'M VERY CONFIDENT OF THAT. WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN ATTAIN THAT SPEED IN THIS TIME GATE. MEANS WE HAVE TO HAVE CONTROL. CONTROL'S VERY IMPORTANT. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE OUR BIGGEST ISSUE. AND IF WE NAIL CONTROL, I THINK WE'LL DO VERY WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Callis/Team Captain;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=do very well.]
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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 Escondido, California.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Comonwealth Games golf competition begins today at Hanging Rock. Ted Musgrave is ready to take over in tough spot for Sabco racing.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Avalanche returns home tonight in first place. We'll profile catcher Josh Bard next in sports.
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[S-Catcher]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 52:52]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]

The first place Salem Avalanche begins a seven-game homestand tonight as the Wilmington Blue Rocks come to town. Steve Mason says, one of the players the fans at Salem Memorial Stadium will want to watch tonight is catcher Josh Bard.
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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]
[RUNS=1:52]
[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-Common]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-75 2120tc]
[GRAPHIC=COMMONWEALTH GAMES]


The Commonwealth Games continued today as the golf competition got underway at beautiful Hanging Rock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Tournament coordinator Billy McBride says a record number of junior golfers from around the state are entered in the two day event. This afternoon the play was brisk and impressive. Take a look at this putt from Matt Cecil.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The younger kids...]
[SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Golf Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....."]
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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 tomorrow at Hanging Rock for the 88 golfers and one deer who are entered.
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[S-Irwin]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 11607tc]
[GRAPHIC=IRWIN]

The folks at Sabco Racing are still reeling from the death of their driver Kenny Irwin, but today they decided it was time to name his replacement to drive the Bell South Chevy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; :00]

This afternoon, the team picked veteran Ted Musgrave to drive at least the next two events in the car at Pocono and Indianapolis. Musgrave spent 5 year driving for Roush racing before being fired in 1998. As we told you last week, the car will change numbers from 42 to zero one.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


NFL training camps are opening up all over the nation this week as football season is just around the corner. The Redskins veterans report on Thursday of this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hempstead, NY;:00]

The Jets already have set up camp at Hofstra University. There, all eyes are on veteran Vinny Testaverde, who is attemting to come back after blowing out his achilles tendon in last year's season opener.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT FEELS...]
[SUPER=01-Vinny Testaverde/Jets Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...as i can."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Vinny not only has Ray Lucas backing him up, but also former Marshall star, and top draft pick Chad Pennington is in camp.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-76 1754tc]
[GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS]


Kobe Bryant wasn't interested in giving up his summer to play for his country, but Shareef Abdur Rahim is anxious to play for the gold.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

The Vancouver Grizzlies four year veteran was officially named to the 12th spot on the US Olympic team today. He takes the place vacated by Grant Hill. Interestingly enough, this now gives the United State two Olympic team members who play professionally in Canada - Abd(------------) ur Rahim and Vince Carter.