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Coming up on News 7-
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The search is on for two missing Navy men after a chopper crash today.
One movie theater company is filing for bankruptcy.
And oops they're doing it again- guys acting silly for a chance to see Britney Spears
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News 7 is next.

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((I CAN'T REST UNTIL I KNOW, BECAUSE I HAVE TO KNOW WHY HE DID THAT WHY HE WOULD HAVE TO DRIVE LIKE THAT ON THE INTERSTATE.))
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[OUT Q=on the interstate.]
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A family searches for the man they believe is responsible for their daughter's fatal accident on interstate 81.
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[Tailgater-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Last month 19 year old Amy Whisler was killed when her car flipped over. Her family believes a man tailgating is to blame.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom tonight with more.
[Live=Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


The Whisler's say Amy's death was caused by a man driving too close.
That lead her to change lanes, hit a tractor trailer, and flip the car into the median, landing in north bound traffic.
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What upsets the Whisler's are witness reports of the man getting out of his car, looking at the accident and then leaving the scene.
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So far a few witnesses have come forward to help police make a composite sketch of the man responsible, but the family believes someone knows more.
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((DON WHISLER/VICTIM'S FATHER: THAT DAY ON THE 21ST THERE WERE MORE CARS OUT ON THAT INTERSTATE THEN 2 OR 3 WITNESSES AND THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE AND THEY NEED TO COME FORWARD AND TELL TROOPER RASNICK.))
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((TERESA WHISLER/VICTIM'S STEPMOTHER: WE HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS DOESN'T HE ISN'T THAT FAIR.))
[SUPER=01-Don Whisler/Victim's Father]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Whisler/Victim's Stepmother;Quick!]
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[Live= Kate/Newsroom]


The Whisler's say they don't intend to press any charges if the man responsible does come forward, they just want an apology.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Newsroom]


Police have completed a composite sketch that will be released tomorrow morning.

[Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Progress is being made in the Verizon strike talks-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


That's the word from negotiators on both sides of the table.
Company officials say they've resolved a stalemate on a major sticking point- the union's ability to organize workers in Verizon's wireless division.
Today thousands of workers gathered outside the company's New York headquarters chanting no contract no work.
Today is day five of the walkout.
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[Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Workers at Giles County's largest employer started casting their votes today on a new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/June;]


Celanese union members overwhelmingly rejected the company's last offer in June.
But last month, union and company negotiators reached a tentative 3-year agreement.
Celco's one-thousand unionized workers will continue to vote on it tomorrow.
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[Carmike]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Money and Movies didn't mix for Carmike Cinemas -- the company filed for bankruptcy yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Carmike has 85 screens in Virginia and seven theaters in Central and Southwest Virginia. No word yet on the future for those theaters.
Managers say its business as usual, but the company IS going through some major reorganization.
Analysts blame the bankruptcy on construction of too many giant theaters, and the company's failure to close older, less profitabale ones.
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[Pulaski-High]


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Pulaski County High School will open it's doors on time even after an explosion last month.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin/July 31;]


The school's mechanical room was destroyed by a natural gas explosion.
It took out the electricity, water, air conditioning and gas.
But the room is being rebuilt quickly.
School officials expect to have water and gas restored before classes start August 23rd.
They'll have fresh air blown through the air ducts until the air conditioning can be repaired.
In the meantime, classes will be dismissed at 1:30.
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[Tobio]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The politicians and farmers deciding how to spend Virginia's tobacco settlement money are ecstatic about it.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 14]


They loaned a company called Tobio (ta-BYE-oh) two million dollars today.
It will shred tobacco leaves and process their sap to make life-saving drugs, in a partnership with a company started by Virginia Tech scientists.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: THEORETICALLY AND PRACTICALLY...COMMITTED TO SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT PIECE.))
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((DAN ANDERSON/HALIFAX CO. FARMER: THE TOBACCO GROWING REGIONS HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED...STAY IN RURAL AREAS.))
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By the year 20-15, (Ta-by-oh) Tobio says Virginia farmers may NOT be able to grow enough of the golden leaf to meet their needs.
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Tobio had been seeking eight million dollars.
The two million dollar loan will keep the company afloat for now.

[D'ville-SCLC]


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A local chapter of a civil rights organization is accusing the Danville police of racial profiling.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference or SCLC claims Danville police officers arrest people based on race.
At a press conference this morning, the organization focused on one family.
Sandra McCain who is black owns a daycare. She says a parent attacked her. When she called 911 police arrested her instead of the parent who is white.
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((SANDRA MCCAIN: IT'S DEGRADING. I CALLED FOR HELP AND I WAS ATTACKED. IT HURTS A LOT.))
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: MRS. MCCAIN AND HER DAUGHTER BEHAVING TOWARD THE POLICE OFFICER RESULTED IN THE ARREST. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MS. DIX AND MS. MCCAIN HOWEVER.))
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[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :09]
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Police Chief Neal Morris says McCain assaulted and swore at an officer. He also says there is absolutely no racial profiling practiced within his department.
The SCLC says it will continue to gather complaints.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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What if they held a riot and a convention broke out?
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[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
That's what some might say about the Reform Party 2000 Convention.
We'll have the latest from California next on News 7.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with a Not-so-Tiger like performance. Jose can you see this homer? I doubt it. The Steelers and Panthers play preseason on the carpet at Three Rivers. VMI welcomes the media to post. And Cave Spring looks forward to a new year with a new offense tonight on the Big 7.))

[Reform-Party]


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Unity was not on the ticket at the Reform Party Convention- It kicked off today with chaos and and dissension- Teri Okita has more from California.
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[SUPER=201-Pat Buchanan/Reform Party Candidate; :11]
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[SUPER=201-Michael Howard/Reform Party Member; 1:06]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:17]
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((CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR PAT BUCHANAN --IT SEEMS IS-- THE REFORM PARTY FAVORITE. THE 61-YEAR-OLD CLAIMS HE ALREADY HAS ENOUGH VOTES TO CAPTURE THE NOMINATION. Pat Buchanan/Reform Party Candidate:We have won this fair and square. Now, give Americans the choice TRACK: BUT UNLIKE OTHER CONVENTIONS THAT OOZE OF PARTY UNITY, THIS ONE HAS BEEN FILLED WITH CHAOS AND DISSENSION. A SPLINTER GROUP THAT INCLUDES SOME LOYALISTS TO PARTY FOUNDER ROSS PEROT IS BACKING CANDIDATE JOHN HAGELIN. THE 46-YEAR-OLD PHYSICIST FEELS CONFIDENT ALL PARTY MEMBERS WILL SOON RALLY AROUND HIM. John Hagelin/Reform Party Candidate: Now, I've done this before. I have built third parties and political movements in the past. The switch right now is ripe for a rapid expansion of this party. HAGELIN BACKERS SAY BUCHANAN HAS USED ILLEGAL TACTICS TO GAIN SUPPORT AND VOWED TO START THEIR OWN CONVENTION ACROSS THE STREET. SOME INDEPENDENTS IN THE CROWD HAVE YET TO COMMIT TO A CANDIDATE, BUT ENJOY WATCHING THE TWO SIDES DUKE IT OUT -- AMUSED THAT ITS NOT POLITICS AS USUAL. Michael Howard/Reform Party Member: I love it because its not that scripted convention and a convention is, it used to be, you got together, the good old-fashioned way, and you fought it out. Teri Okita/Reporting: STANDUP: PARTY CONTROL AND 12-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS ARE UP FOR GRABS HERE. DELAYS AND DISSENSION ASIDE, THE OFFICIAL REFORM PARTY VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LONG BEACH.))

[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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French investigators now say a stray piece of metal on the runway may have caused the Concorde crash.
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Investigators compared the shape of the metal piece to a cut in one of the tires destroyed "at the start of the accident and now believe it is more than likely "this metal piece cut the tire."
[Super=03-Near Paris, France/July 25;]


The theory suggests the metal piece caused the tire to rupture and send heavy wheel fragments into several of the planes fuel tanks on the left wing-- triggering a significant fuel leak and then deadly fire.
Officials say this theory still has to be proven- 113 people were killed in the crash.
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[Naval-Crash]


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At least two Navy crew members are dead and two are still missing--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Corpus Christi, TX;]

after a Navy helicopter went down in the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi, Texas, this morning. Officials say that two more crew members were pulled from the water. They are hospitalized in stable condition. A Coast Guard official says six people were aboard the helicopter when it crashed and sank in about 50 feet of water.

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((THE SEARCH AND RESCUE... WARFARE COMMAND.))
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The Coast Guard says the crew reported mechanical problems before the crash.
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[Floyd-Fatal]


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A Floyd County Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition tonight after a head-on collision yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday;]


45-year-old deputy Roger Dickerson suffered internal injuries and broken bones in the accident on Ridgeview Road.


State police say another motorist: 41-year-old Becky Gillespie crossed the center line and struck his car head-on.
Gillespie died at the scene.
State police still don't know how she ended up on the other side of the road.
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[Young]


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A Martinsville Attorney may be on the other side of the stand-- he's been indicted for tax evasion.
The government claims Rickey Young failed to file a tax return for five years in the mid-90's.
The 48-year old lawyer was also charged with understating the purchase of used cars to avoid paying sales tax. In 1995, Young bought a Jaguar, a Porsche and two Mercedes Benz, claiming to have paid two thousand dollars or less for each of them.
[SS=Fred Pledge]


Young represents Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge. Though today's indictment comes just three weeks after Pledge was indicted for racketeering, Prosecutor Rick Mountcastle says there's no relationship between the two cases.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7, medical records are hitting the internet-- even here in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


And later take a trip down the Boulevard of Britneys.
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[Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A man who killed his brother offered to go to jail even before he was convicted.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger Broughman spent four days before a jury but the jury could not decide whether he was guilty of murder. So rather than go through it again -- Broughman pled guilty to manslaughter and took a six month jail sentence. Firearms charges were dropped against him as part of the plea agreement. Broughman killed his brother Rocky, who murdered their father 20 years ago.
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[Underwood]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He used to play for the Miami Dolphins- Today his name was brought up in a Botetourt County court room for speeding on I-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Dimitrius Underwood said he was going 95 miles an hour to start training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. He appealed his sentence today without showing up. A judge tripled his original fine to one thousand dollars but agreed to give his license back in six months instead of a year.
Underwood is known for quitting the Minnesota Vikings a couple years back -- saying he wanted to be a minister.
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((JONATHAN ROGERS/DEFENSE ATTY: WHEN THE COMMONWEALTH WAS SUGGESTING HE WAS A MAN WITH GREAT WEALTH, I WANTED TO POINT
OUT TO THE COURT HE HAD FORFEITED HIS SIGNING BONUS BECAUSE HE HAD LEFT THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP LAST YEAR A

ND HE WOULDN'T REALLY BE RECEIVING MUCH OF A SALARY UNLESS HE MAKES THE TEAM WHICH WE EXPECT HIM TO BUT THERE'S STILL UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THAT.))
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[VO-NAT]

Underwood has a disorder known as bipolar disease. He previously tried to commit suicide then escaped from a mental clinic after signing himself in.
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[Medical-Record]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Getting access to your medical records may be as easy as going on-line.
It's an option Carilion Family Medicine in Christiansburg is now offering to its patients, as part of a pilot program.
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The program is called About My Health.
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And patients can access their medical history by entering their name and pin number at the program's website.
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((DR. BRENT LAMBERT/CARILION FAMILY MEDICINE:IT'S A WEBSITE THAT CONTAINS SOME, ACTUALLY MUCH OF THEIR MEDICAL RECORD THAT WE MAINTAIN AS WE SEE THE PATIENT, IT INCLUDES THEIR PROBLEM LIST, THEIR MEDICATION LIST AND THEIR PAST MEDICAL HISTORY))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brent Lambert/Carilion Family Medicine]
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The patient can also communicate with their doctor through the website to set an an appointment, get a prescription refilled, or just ask a question.
The information on-line is updated every 24 hours.
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((DR. BRENT LAMBERT:I AGREE THAT THIS CAN BE A PRIVACY ISSUE, AND WE'VE TRIED TO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO MAKE THIS IS A SECURE AS POSSIBLE))
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Dr. Lambert say Carilion will most likely make the program available to all its patients in the near future.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
You can take a tour of the website by checking out our homepage at WDBJ7-dot com- and clicking on webwatch.
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[S-Extra]


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Tiger shows he's human. Jose Canseco provides evidence that he's not. The Steelers and Panthers get it on in the Steel City tonight. And VMI and Cave Spring join the Thursday night party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/MLB-Astros; :00]

But first Enron Field in Houston is where the real party was today as the Derek Bell danced in the dugout as the Mets beat the Astros 10-to-3. It was such an easy day at the office that even Mets' skipper Bobby Valentine decided to get in on the act and work his body. Now the Numbers.
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[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO SCORES]
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[S-Buick]


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The Buick Open marked the return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour for the first time since his British Open win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grand Blanc, MI/Golf Channel-CBS; :00]

Tiger was a little rusty as he three putted twice, but still managed to escape with a two under round of 70. It is the 24th straight round in which the gifted one has shot par or better. Former rookie of the year Woody Austin has the lead after shooting a nine under 63 that even stunned him. The final two rounds of the Buick Open are right here on Your Hometown Station this weekend starting at three both Saturday and Sunday.
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[S-Yankees]


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The New York Yankees made another statement yesterday at the expense of the Oakland A's and their wild card aspirations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG-Yanks; :00]

David Cone, who had been struggling beyond belief in his last 15 starts, snapped a personal 8 game losing streak by striking out a season high 8 batters. And even Cone had to marvel at his new teammate Jose Canseco who went two for two in his first start
[super=35-Oakland/6/New York/12;]

for the Yanks. He drove in 3 runs and hit his first homer as a Yankee off the facade of the upper deck in left field.
Yankees win it 12-to-6.
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[S-Steelers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Carolina Panthers fell to 0-and-2 in the preseason last night as the Pittsburgh Steelers shut them out 13-to-nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Panthers-NFL; :00]

Kordell Stewart went back into his "Slash" mode momentarily last night and got the only touchdown of the game as he scrambles in from four yards out. Pittsburgh takes a 7-to-nothing lead. The Steelers would get their other points off the toe of Kris Brown, who hit two field goals including this 53 yarder for the final points of the game. Rookie tight end Casey Crawford from UVa. who had a TD last week for the Panthers, again played well tonight as he makes this catch off the throw from Dameyune Craig.
[SUPER=30-Carolina/0/Pittsburgh/13;]

Carolina's other UVa receiver wasn't so lucky. Patrick Jeffers went down with an injury to his right knee in the first half. At this time it does not appear to be serious.
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[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE BOARD 13096] And keep in mind that tonight the NFL is back on Your Hometown Station with the Giants & Jaguars at 8. It's a good chance to get a look at both Tiki Barber and Shyrone Stith.
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[S-Keydets]


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[TAPE#=sp-71 tc 1:02:10]
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The Keydets have more players on the practice field, a stronger senior class, a new offensive game plan and plenty of reasons to believe they actually have a chance to succeed this year.
Denise Allen has more from VMI's media day.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bradley/Linebacker From Jeff. Forest; :21]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Joey Gibson/VMI Quarterback; :54]
[SUPER=01-Chris Morris/Linebacker From Alleghany; 1:14 ]
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((Coach Cal McCombs has had more to deal with this year. During spring practice 80 players showed up for drills, 27 more than his first spring on Post.
The 1999 campaign saw VMI go one and 10, but the players returned to do battle this season and at least for 2000 the attrition seems to have stopped.
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The Keydets scored just 77 points last season. The coaches are hoping to light up the scoreboard by passing more in their option oriented offense.
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10 players return both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
The Keydets say that experience should make all the difference to a defensive squad that allowed more than 36 points a game.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: THE SEASON STARTS SEPTEMBER SECOND WITH DUQUESNE AT ALUMNI MEMORIAL FIELD.
THE PLAYER AND COACHES ARE OPTIMISTIC THIS SENIOR LEAD TEAM CAN BRING MORE VICTORIES BACK TO VMI.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 SPORTS, LEXINGTON.))



[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 14049TC]
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The Liberty Flames welcomed members of the media to Lynchburg, as well, this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

New head coach Ken Karcher, a former quarterback with the Broncos and most recently an offensive coach in NFL Europe, believes his team will be less predictable than the one his predecessor, Sam Rutigliano had last season.
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[SUPER=01-Biff Parson/Liberty Quarterback; :12]
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The Flames open with East Tennessee State on that date at home. Each player got a good luck shake from Chancellor Jerry Falwell at this afternoon's event.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-77 38:39]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The Cave Spring Knight's get the Friday Football Extra preseason shout this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Head coach Ben Foutz returns 11 starters off last year's 6 and 5 team, four on offense and 7 on defense. But the big question is, how will the Knights perform without Michael Hamlar, the running back who accounted for over 16 hundred yards and 23 touchdowns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we've]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]

((BEN FOUTZ/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....replace the offensive front"]
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[VO-NAT]

Cave Spring has changed offenses this year in an effort to maximize the teams strengths; speed and quickness.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Last year....]

((JACOB LEWIS/CAVE SPRING QUARTERBACK:))
[SUPER=01-Jacob Lewis/Cave Spring Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=stuff like that"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Knights defense should be the strongest point of the team this season. Cave is replacing just four starters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it really]

((CHRIS GOULD/CAVE SPRING LINEBACKER:))
[SUPER=01-Chris Gould/Cave Spring Linebacker; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=....learned before"]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE] And don't forget that Friday Football Extra's 17th season premiers on Friday Night August 18th at 11:35pm.
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[Britney]


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


What would you do for front-row, Britney Spears concert tickets.
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[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Portland, OR]


Check out Portland's Boulevard of Britney.
Yes, those are dozens of guys dressed up as the young lady herself.
They were taking part in a radio station contest for tickets to tonight's concert.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]