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[TALENT=Keith]

A State Senator and likely candidate for statewide office is diagnosed with cancer. We'll hear from Emily Couric.


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[VO-NAT]


And the fire marshal says "Fire Master" inspectors aren't certified... though they're still charging companies for giving fire extinguishers the once over.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, Mike Stevens begins his reports from the Redskin Training camp today The Panthers receiver permission to talk to Reggie White.
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[VO-NAT]


And Ernie Els is the leader after the first round of the British Open.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Cool weather was slow to move away today. Tomorrow we are heading for the eighties.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[SOT 01:02:43]
[IN Q=I received]

((SEN. EMILY COURIC: I RECEIVED MY DIAGNOSIS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.))
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[OUT Q=yesterday afternoon.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/June 3;]


Virginia Democrats' all-but-certain nominee for lieutenant governor gets a devastating diagnosis -- and drops out of next year's race.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Emily-Couric]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC 1:52:01]
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Charlottesville state Senator Emily Couric says she found out yesterday she has pancreatic cancer-- and that cancer has spread.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


At a hastily called news conference this morning in Charlottesville, she ended a strong bid for the office of lieutenant governor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I like to]

((SEN. EMILY COURIC/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: I LIKE TO GIVE MY VERY BEST TO ANY EFFORT I TAKE ON, AND IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, I SIMPLY CANNOT DO THAT. I MUST DEVOTE THE NECESSARY TIME TO DEAL WHITHER TOP PRIORITY, WHICH IS MY HEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emily Couric/(D) Charlottesville;]
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[OUT Q=my health.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/July 11;]


Just last week, Senator Couric watched the Governor sign her colorectal cancer screening bill -- the nation's most expansive coverage.
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[SOT 16:06:28]
[IN Q=Well of]

((SEN. EMILY COURIC: WELL OF COURSE MY FAMILY HAD THIS TERRIBLY SAD EXPERIENCE WITH COLON CANCER WHEN MY BROTHER-IN-LAW JAY MONAHAN PASSED AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=passed away.]
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[VO-NAT]


Couric's sister Katie hosts N-B-C's Today Show, and lost her husband to cancer of the colon a few years ago.
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[TALENT=Keith]
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Couric says she'll stay active as a Senator.
The announcement shocked and saddened many on Virginia's political scene.
Democratic Party chairman Ken Plum says supporters are praying for her full and speedy recovery.
Party insiders are mostly refusing to speculate today about who might take over the mantle for lieutenant governor.

But former education secretary and Fairfax business leader Jim Dyke publicly expressed an interest in the Democratic nod a few weeks ago.

[Mason-Dixon]


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[WRITER=khu]
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At the top of the ticket, millionaire Democrat Mark Warner is the early leader in the governor's race.
Though more than one quarter of the state's registered voters remain undecided at this point- -16 months before the election, Warner is ahead of Republicans Mark Early and John Hager.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN 1020]
In a NEWS-7 Mason Dixon poll out today, Warner beats the Attorney General by six percentage points- -with especially strong showings in Northern and Southwest Virginia. [TAKE FULL SCREEN 1021]
Warner does even better against the Lieutenant Governor- -nine points ahead- -though Hager does well in Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley.
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[ANCHOR=KEith]
[SS=HOLD]


One out of three Virginia voters didn't recognize the names Mark Early or John Hager.

[Fire-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC 35:22]
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If you've had your fire extinguisher inspected by Fire Master out of Salem then it's not valid.
For a year, the company has been giving false fire inspections.
Kate Weidaw tells us more than a 100 companies across the Valley could be affected.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton;:00]
[SUPER=01-Clark Goodman/Sweet Dreams Mattress Manager;:08]
[SUPER=01-Linda Porter/Fire Master Owner;1:13]
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((Last month Clark Goodman the Manager at Sweet Dream Mattress Outlet in Vinton received a visit from Fire Master.

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((CLARK GOODMAN: THE GUYS CAME IN AND SAID WE'RE HERE TO INSPECT YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND I SAID ARE YOU WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THEY SAID YES.))
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But when Goodman watched the men inspect his fire extinguisher he thought something wasn't right.

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((CLARK GOODMAN: THEN THEY TOOK IT AND FLEW IT UP IN THE AIR AND THEN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A DATE AND THEY SAID EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD AND THEN THEY PUT A NEW TAG ON THAT WAS PINK SAYING IT PASSED INSPECTION.))
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The two men with Fire Master then left an invoice for ten dollars.

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((CLARK GOODMAN: I GOT TO THINKING FROM PAST JOBS WHERE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS COME IN AND INSPECTED THERE WAS NEVER A BILL OR A CHARGE SO I GOT SUSPICIOUS.))
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That's when Goodman called Roanoke County Assistant Fire Marshal Rodney Ferguson. Not only did Ferguson notice Fire Master had done a faulty job inspecting the fire extinguisher but the men weren't even certified by the state. Fire Master owner Linda Porter says she was shocked to find out her company was doing something wrong.

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((LINDA PORTER: WE DID NOT KNOW WE NEEDED TO BE CERTIFIED WE KNEW WE HAD TO BE CERTIFIED FOR FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS BUT NOT ON EXTINGUISHERS THEM SELF.))
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Porter says Fire Master has contracts with over 200 companies in the Valley and since May of 1999 have inspected the fire extinguishers in most of those businesses.


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((LINDA PORTER: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THEM CERTIFIED WE'RE CALLING A COMPANY IN AND WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING EVERYONE CERTIFIED ON THE RIGHT WAY TO DO EXTINGUISHERS.))
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Since the fire marshal's investigation, the two men have been charged with a felony and misdemeanor but continue to do inspections for Fire Master. Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))

[Campbell-Fire]


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A Campbell County woman narrowly escaped her burning home this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Fire crews pulled 63-year-old Peggy Allen to safety after her home on Sleepy Hollow Road caught fire around 1:30.

Allen was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
A volunteer firefighter also had a close call after he was forced to evacuate a second-story bedroom that was engulfed in flames.
It took about thirty firefighters more than an hour to bring the blaze under control.
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[Elliston-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC 23:19]
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State police have charged a woman with drunk driving in an accident that sent four children and three adults to the hospital today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]


It happened around one in Elliston.
Two cars collided and skidded onto a front lawn.
The crash threw an 8-year-old boy 70 feet through a window.
He and a woman passenger -- who weren't wearing seatbelts -- were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.

State police say Donna Renee McNeil -- the driver of a gray Chevy -- plowed through a stop sign and was hit by the white Oldsmobile.
Authorities found alcohol in her car.
State police expect to bring additional charges.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Up next on News 7 ..
More problems for the owner of Cory Everson's gym .. The women's fitness center could soon be getting a legal workout.
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[VO-NAT]


And in the wake of several murders this year, hundreds of Danville residents call for an end to violence in their city.
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[Violence-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC 1:24:32]
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There's been seven murders in the Danville area this year.
Today residents turned to prayer hoping to arrest the violent trend.
Ministers held a vigil this afternoon.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Surae/Danville Bureau]


Surae Chinn is in our Danville Newsroom with more on how the city turned out for prayer.
[Live=Surae Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith--with each murder the answers are harder to come by--prayer gave some people in Danville hope.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Watlington/Victim's Mother; :56]
[SUPER=01-Norma Jean Richardson/Victim's Mother; 1:20]
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((((THOSE MURDERS HAVE TRANSCENDED RACE AND DENOMINATIONAL BARRIERS.)) [RUNS:07]
About 200 people in Danville this afternoon took their grief right to the front steps of city hall.
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((IT IS A PICTURE WE SHOULD HOLD FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES AND BLACKS AND WHITES...)) [RUNS:05]
Where people can't explain the tragedies that have befallen the city people are looking to a higher power.
[SOT 1:30:22]

((YOU HAVE BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER.))
They broke out in prayer and in song. ((nats of song 1:17:47))
[SOT 1:40:30]

((THE WHOLE CITY AND THE WHOLE COUNTY AND THE WHOLE AREA NEEDS A DEEP HEALING.)) [RUNS05]
The healing has barely just begun for Barbara Watlington who's son Early Wayne was murdered two and a half weeks ago.
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((BARBARA WATLINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE HERE TO REPRESENT OUR SON WHO HAS GONE ON TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.)) [RUNS:07]
Barbara Watlington was not alone on those steps. Norma Jean Richardson is the mother of Jeffrey Womack--the most recent victim of a violent crime in Danville. A man held a near10 hour standoff last Friday after shooting at Womack. Norma's son will likely lose his arm and is still in the recovery room.
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((NORMA JEAN RICHARDSON: I GO ON PRAYER, FAITH AND I BELIEVE IN GOD.)) [RUNS:07]
(nats of music)
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((BARBARA WATLINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER: E'S PUT US ON HIS SHOULDER AND HE'LL CONTINUE AND PEOPLE WILL REACH OUT HELP DANVILLE CRIME WILL BE STOPPED.)) [RUNS:15]))
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[Live=Surae Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Ending crime was the theme of today's vigil.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Surae/Danville Bureau]

Many are hoping there will now be a movement for peace and prayer.

[Demoranville]


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A Christiansburg man will serve three years probation for plotting to kill a judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File;]


Christopher DeMoranville pled guilty today to conspiring with another man to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
All 10 years of his prison sentence were suspended.
DeMoranville told authorities of the plan while in jail on other charges.
He claimed he wasn't serious about it, but that his co-conspirator, Derrick Chapman, meant to go through with the assassination.
Chapman was convicted by a jury in April and sentenced to 30 years .
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[cory-everson]


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The owner of Cory Everson's Ladies' Gym faces a lawsuit for suddenly shutting down the fitness center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A member named Kelly Hayes has sued the gym for 154-dollars. Neither she nor her attorney will return phone calls. The doors to the center were closed almost three weeks ago. The chief financial officer said last week he's waiting for an out-of-state contractor to install new air conditioners. Employees say they received their paychecks two weeks late, and the state is investigating the owner of this Cory Everson Center for illegally registering new members.
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[First-Union]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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In an effort to make a more perfect First Union, the company has decided to sell off several local departments and branches.
The restructuring has taken its toll on profits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte]


The Charlotte-based company posted a substantial loss this quarter as stockholders actually forfeited two dollars and twenty five cents per share.
Company officials say after the changes are complete, earnings will begin to rise.
Some analysts agree.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The changes are]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: THE CHANGES ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT. WITHOUT THESE CHANGES, THE BANK WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY REPORTED A PROFIT FOR THE QUARTER OF 73 CENTS. WHEN THEY FACTOR IN THE CHANGES THAT THEY ARE MAKING, IT ACTUALLY RESULTED IN A SIZABLE LOSS.))
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[OUT Q=a sizable loss.]
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135 local workers are employed at First Union's credit card service branch.
They are in danger of losing their jobs if no buyer is found.
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[IN Q=If jobs are]

((IF JOBS ARE LOST AND PEOPLE ARE TRANSFERRED, THAT'S GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT LOSS FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY. THAT'S ONE OF THE CHANGES THAT MAY COME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF THESE CHANGES TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=changes today.]
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All changes are expected to be complete by December.[Stocks]


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Encouraging remarks on the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan helped Wall-Street rebound today.
[TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 147 points .. and Nasdaq gained 129.
The Bloomberg News 7 index rose a point and a half....
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[Adamson]


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Even though school is out, you may have seen a little yellow bus on the streets of Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The bus was full of representatives from Total Action Against Poverty on a tour of different social service agencies.
One of the first stops was the Second Harvest Food Bank-- Native American Activist Rebecca Adamson joined TAP to see what the group has to offer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've seen so many]

((REBECCA ADAMSON/ACTIVIST: I'VE SEEN SO MANY COMMUNITIES WHERE THERE ISN'T A SENSE OF HOPE AND ITS BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY HAVE TO GIVE. WE ARE CONNECTING IN VERY HUMAN WAYS TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND TAP HAS REALLY CAPTURED THAT.))


[SUPER=01-Rebecca Adamson/Activist]
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[OUT Q=TAP has really captured that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Adamson is hoping to draw upon TAP's success in finding a creative solution to help stop poverty. The group finished its tour at a luncheon at the Dumas Hotel.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up, Ernie Els leads the British open It was a day for the fans as the Redskins open training camp.
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[VO NAT]
And The Carolina Panthers join the list of teams trying to lure all time sack leader Reggie White out of retirement.
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[S-Camp]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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With the exception of their prized rookie linebacker and their all pro running back, The Redskins opened training camp without incident today.
Mike Stevens now checks in from Ashburn were the fans were the big winners today.
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[SUPER=01-Sam McDermott/Redskins Fan; :36]
[SUPER=01-Chris Horton/9 Year Old Fan; 1:06]
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[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/1995; 1:47]
[SUPER=01-Mark Moseley/Former Redskins Kicker; 1:54]
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[S-White]


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The Titans, Eagles and Seahawks have all shown interest and now the Carolina Panthers have entered the bidding for Reggie White.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


Green Bay gave the Panthers permission to try and lure White out of retirement. Carolina held its its first full team practice today and all the talk was about White.
Coach George seifert said the team had been contacted by White's agent about joining the Panthers.
The 38 year old White played his 14-th and final season in 1998.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-72 57:39]
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The Avalanche tries to end a two game losing streak tonight when Salem battles Potomac at 7:05 at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Salem fell to Wilmington 9-7 last night. Pitching has been a concern. Justin Carter and Luke Hudson are fighting through injury on a pitching staff that has seen it's fair share of band aids of late.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we've]
[SUPER=01-Alan Cockrell/Avalanche Manager; :00]

((ALAN COCKRELL/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
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[OUT Q=...been positive"]
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[S-British]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-70 (52:39)]
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Ernie Els is the leader after the first round of the British open. Els shot a 6 under par 66 for a one shot lead.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Andrews, Scotland/ESPN; :]


The conditions were perfect for the opening round.
Tiger Woods opened his run at golf's Grand Slam by parring the first 8 holes on the front side. He would finish the day shooting a 67 putting him at 5 under par.
Woods would share second place with Steve Flesch. Flesch, who has never won a P-G-A tour event also shot a five under par 67.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Several golfers were a couple of shots back that group included Tom Lehman and 51 yeyar old Christy O'Connor Junior.