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Coming up on News 7-
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Al Gore officially accepts the Democratic Nomination for president-
A home for women and children may open in this neighborhood- but some people aren't happy about it.
And its supposed to prevent preganancy.. but word tonight that one birth control might not work.
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News 7 is next.

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((I'M NOT ASKING YOU....TOGEHTER. CHEERS.))
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Good evening....

[Convention]


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After eight years as Vice President Al Gore tonight told America- he stands before them as his own man-
Manuel Gallegus is in Los Angeles on the convention with this report.
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[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :00]
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[SUPER=201-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting]
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((SOT: AL GORE: (know me as I truely am)

Al Gore launched his quest for the White House -- casting himself as a man-of-the people fighter...who is tested and ready to lead his country.
SOT: AL GORE

Nat Sot: Video. And Tipper Gore sought to soften her husband's image...with images of her own.
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I know, I know , some of you are saying, please not the family album. But come along for just a little while and see the man I love in a way you may not have seen him before Nat Sot Tipper/photos.
QUICK SOT GORE: ( nomination...)

For almost 25 years says Gore ...he has fought for his country. Now he is hoping his country will fight for him. STANDUP:))

[Rescue-Mission]


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Roanoke's Rescue Mission wants to open a residential recovery unit for women and children-
but some people in the Southesat Roanoke neighborhood aren't so happy about it.
Tonight the mission held a community meeting to get feedback from residents who are saying "not in my neighbhorhood".
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Kate Weidaw is outside the Roanoke Rescue Mission tonight with the details.
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For well over a month the mission has been asking residents how they can expand while remaining a positive part of the community.
Tonight they presented three options that are still not sitting well with residents.
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((KAREN WALKER: YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE BY SEPTEMBER OF 2000.))
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Karen Walker is being forced to move from the home she has leased for the past two and a half years. In fact the landlord has decided not to renew any of the leases on these five homes on fourth street.

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((KAREN WALKER: I KNEW THE LAND LORD EVENTUALLY WANTED TO TEAR THE HOUSES DOWN SO HE COULD SELL THEM, BUT I WAS HOPING IT WOULD BE A LITTLE LONGER.))
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The land these homes occupy is part of the Mission's expansion blueprint for a recovery unit for women and children. A point of frustration for residents not wanting to see these homes torn down.

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((CHRISTINE PROFFITT: THAT'S PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE AND I JUST FEEL IT'S PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND PEOPLE SHOULD STAY THEY ARE DISPLACING RESIDENTS.))
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[TAPE 00-25 39:13] Last month the Mission gave walking tours to residents to show them how the recovery unit would affect the community. Input from the tours led to three plans, all would include tearing down homes and changing the landscape. It's not just the loss of homes that bothers many residents, they don't want the extra problems, like litter, caused by residents in the Mission.

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((DAVID DIAZ/CITY PLANNER: THE RESCUE MISSION HAS OFFERED AN OFFICE FOR A POTENTIAL POLICE STATION THAT CAN MONITOR SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT GO ON IN THIS AREA THAT PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT.))
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But there is still a long way to go before anything is built. The Mission is still working with the community to decide on the best plan. Once that's decided it still has to go before the Planning Commission and City Council.
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[Wythe-Outhouse]


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An elderly Wythe County man says he won't go near another outhouse after nearly dying in his own this week.
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75-year-old Coolidge Wine-sett is in good shape now.
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He spent three days trapped beneath his outhouse after falling five feet through the rotted floor Saturday.
Winesett had declined free indoor plumbing -- available through Virginia's Water Project.
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((COOLIDGE WINESETT: I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING LOOSE. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN BUILT IN 1950. IT WAS GETTING OLD. MY FAULT. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN.))
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((MAXINE WALLER/VIRGINIA WATER PROGRAM: PRIDE STANDS IN PEOPLE'S WAYS PLUS THAT YOU DON'T SEE THE NEED FOR IT. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE TO GO OUTSIDE TO THE PRIVY. UNTIL YOU HAVE A CRISIS, THEN YOU'RE OK. THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE OLDER PEOPLE NEED TO PREPARE FOR.))
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Virginia ranks second in the nation for the number of homes without indoor plumbing.
Nearly 5 percent of rural households here are without it.
Winesett says that after his experience, he's moving to an assisted living home.
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[Payne]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 1999 graduate of Virginia Military Institute pled guilty to setting a fire in barracks his junior year.
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John Daniel Payne admitted he set the fire in an empty room on the concourse level of the barracks in May, 1998.
Payne was upset because a fellow cadet was about to be drummed out of the Corps for violating the Honor Code.
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((THE ANGER WAS FUELED BY AN EXCESSIVE INTAKE OF ALCOHOL.))
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Payne faces a five- to 20 year prison term when he's sentenced in November.
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[Cole]


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A 23-year old clerk at Kroger managed to steal 71-thousand-dollars in six months -- and may have been taking money for six years.
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Kelly Cole pled no contest to embezzling today. She would take customer coupons and pocket the cash. Sometimes, she said she took as much as five thousand dollars at once.
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((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: SHE TOLD THE DETECTIVE THAT AFTER SHE CREATED THE FICTIONAL ENTRIES AND PAPERWORK THAT SHE'D TAKE IT FROM THE SAFE, PUT IT IN HER POCKET AND LEAVE THE STORE.))
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Kroger employees say Cole told them she stole 158-thousand-dollars over six years but Kroger does not keep paperwork for more than a few months, so they cannot prove it. Cole will be sentenced in October.
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[Norplant]


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It's a popular form of birth control.
But now, the makers of the Norplant birth control implants are warning users to use something else.
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Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals is telling doctors and wholesalers not to use the implants shipped after last October until testing is done on their effectiveness.
Some test apparently found they are not working as well as expected.
About five million women have used the matchstick-sized implants to prevent pregnancy.
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Just a few hours before a union-imposed deadline, Verizon makes another contract offer.
The latest on negotiations still ahead on News 7.
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And more Russian attempts to reach a sunken sub have failed, and it may be too late for international navy's to help.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((A BIG NIGHT IN SPORTS EVERYBODY. STEVE MASON HERE TO BRING THE GOODS. A FORMER JEFFERSON FOREST SLUGGER SIGNS WITH A MAJOR LEAGUE TEAM, THE AVALANCHE IS SWEPT AWAY BY KINSTON AT SALEM MEMORIAL, THE BIG SOUTH COMMISH TALKS ABOUT WHY ROANOKE GOT THE CONFERENCE HOOPS TOURNEY, FORMER FLOYD COUNTY STAR JOSH SPENCE IS MAKING STRIDES AT TECH, A PREVIEW OF BRAD BRADLEY'S WILLIAM CAMPBELL GENERALS, REGGIE SPEAKS UP TIGER QUIETS THE COMPETITION AND THE EXPRESS BIDS FAREWELL TO A BRUISER. ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

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A British Rescue team is heading to the scene of a Russian Nuclear submarine accident-
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but some fear they could be too late.
The team isn't expected to reach the site until Saturday.
Meanwhile today the head of Russia's Navy said he's hopeful the crew is still alive.
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((RUSSIAN... TRANSLATOR: MY PERSONAL OPINION THERE IS QUITE ENOUGH OXYGEN ON BOARD.))
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The Russian Navy tried again today to link rescue capsules to the sub, but those attempts failed.
American offers to help have been turned down.
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((THE OFFERS HAVE CLEARLY BEEN MADE THE RUSSIANS ARE VERY MUCH AWARE OF THOSE. WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT IF THEY FEEL WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE RESCUE EFFORTS OF THE CREW THEY WILL LET US KNOW.))
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[Vo-Nat]
Quigley says at this point it would take days for a U-S team to reach the sub- which is disabled at the bottom of the sea.
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[Verizon]


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Verizon says it has ``fine-tuned'' its contract proposal.
That word comes just a few hours before a union-imposed midnight deadline.
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They say they're tired of the company's lack of responsiveness.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and some bargainers for the Communications Workers of America say they'll quit negotiating tonight unless they can report substantial progress.
The two sides haven't officially met since the eve of the strike.
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[NS-Buyouts]


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More cutbacks at Norfolk Southern.... the railroad is attempting to buyout 164 non-union employees.
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The company has offered to buyout management personnel in mechanical divisions across Virginia, including some in Roanoke's locomotive shops.
Those who accept the buyout will receive a severance pay based on years of service, health benefits for a period of time, and job placement assistance.
Norfolk Southern laid off more than 200 Union workers last week at the East End Carshops.
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[Native-Americans]


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They've sent a warning to Virgnia's governor.
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Now, the Commonwealth's eight Indian tribes are warning the candidates for the U-S Senate: support a bill to federally recognize Virginia's Indians -- or feel the heat from some former friends.
Both Chuck Robb and George Allen say they support sovereign rights for the tribes.
But the Indians should put in writing that they will NOT open gambling casinos.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I DO WANT THEM TO HAVE THEIR INDEPENDENCE SO TO SPEAK, AND THEIR SOVEREIGNTY.
BUT THAT'S JUST ONE PROVISO.))
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The tribes say they will NOT compromise the 550 other federally recognized tribes in the U-S by yielding a sovereign right.
But they don't want casinos -- and say the candidates are hiding behind a smoke screen.
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((CHIEF ANNE RICHARDSON/RAPPAHANNOCK TRIBE: ABSOLUTELY IT'S SMOKE SCREEN. YOU KNOW, THE UNDERLYING ISSUES ARE CONTROL OVER THE LAND BASES THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO OBTAIN. ANY FEDERAL LANDS THAT ARE BEING DESERTED OR BASES THAT ARE BEING CLOSED, NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES WILL GET FIRST DIBS ON THEM.))
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A bill to federally recognize the Virginia tribes was just filed by Alexandria Congressman Jim Moran (muh-RAN).

[McCain]


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John McCain says he's feeling fine -- one day after word that he's been diagnosed with a reoccurrence of skin cancer.

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[SUPER=03-Scottsdale, AZ;]

The Arizona Senator spent today at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona getting two spots tested. McCain will begin treatment on Saturday. In 1993 McCain had another melanoma removed from his shoulder. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer but may be curable if caught early on.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some Roanoke senior citizens take the field against the Salem Avalanche.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And they're most often found in Southeast Asia, but now you can see one right here in Roanoke.
We'll have more on Mill Mountain Zoo's new clouded leopard.
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[FM-Ball]


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Members of the Salem Avalanche stopped by one of Roanoke's retirement communities for a friendly game of tee-ball.

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Friendship Manor residents stepped up to the plate to face the Avalanche.
Officials say the game helped lift the spirits of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.
Today's game gave resident's some time to enjoy the sunshine and have a little fun.
Even those not participating in the game had a good time on the sidelines.
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[MM-Zoo]


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The Roanoke Valley has a new resident tonight, but this is no average Joe.
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Joe Doe (JOE-DOE) is a five year old clouded leopard, a cat that takes its name from the cloud- shaped spots it carries.
He arrived at Mill Mountain Zoo earlier this week.... part of the Species Survival Program.
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((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR: THE MESSAGE THAT WE GET WITH THESE ENDANGERED CATS IS, IT'S NOT ONLY LEARNING ABOUT THE ANIMAL BUT CARING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. AS THE ENVIRONMENTS DISAPPEAR IT BECOMES MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE ZOOS TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH THESE PROGRAMS, BECAUSE THEY NEED A PLACE TO BE.))
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[OUT Q=need a place to be.]
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Clouded leopards are found in India, Indochina, Sumatra, Borneo and Taiwan.
Joe Doe comes to Roanoke from a zoo in Cleveland.
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Avs try avoid a sweep and Reggie White speaks out on the media and the Panthers bad rap.
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[SUPER=75-Lynchburg/1996; :00]


First the extra point. Former Jefferson Forest star catcher Scottie Scott has signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. He will join a short season Class A New York/Penn League tomorrow. Scott also played at Liberty University the last two seasons.
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[S-Avs]


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The Kinston Indians had the brooms out looking to sweep the Avalanche in Salem.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


In the top of sixth, Corey Erickson taps this one to first. Matt Holliday misses the throw at third and allows Simon Pond to score. 2-nothing Indians.
Then, Kinston's Brian Benefield hits one right back to pitcher Ryan Cameron, who bobbles it and
[SUPER=37-Kinston/4/Salem/1;]

allows Erickson to score another un-earned run.
Lone bright spot for the Avs, in the 7th inning John Lindsey rocks one over the fence in left center to bring Salem within two, but the Indians would sweep, winning 4-1.
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[S-South]


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The Radford Highlanders will host the 2001 Big South Men's basketball Tournament at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :]


Yesterday, Commissioner Kyle Kallander was on the Radford Campus for the Highlanders annual Athletic Association summer banquet.
Kallander said there were many reasons why the tournament was awarded to Radford and the Roanoke Civic Center.
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((KYLE KALLANDER/BIG SOUTH COMMISSIONER: THEIR ENTHUSIASM WAS INCREDIBLE THEY WERE REAL EXCITED ABOUT HOSTING THE EVENT. THEIR ORGANIZATION WAS OUTSTANDING. THEY SHOWED THEY COULD PUT AN ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE TOGETHER THAT WOULD REALLY SUPPORT THE TOURNAMENT AND DO WHAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE DONE. THE FACILITY IS OUTSTANDING FOR OUR TOURNAMENT.))
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Two new members were inducted into the Highlanders Hall of Fame.
They are Fred McCoy of Radford, who was a driving force behind the development of the R-U Athletic Association and John White of Roanoke an all state goalie on the men's soccer team.

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!!]
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In WNBA news, Houston Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes was named the league's most valuable player today. She was named the WNBA's defensive player of the year Tuesday and she won the league's scoring title as well. She averaged over 20 points , 6.3 rebounds and 2.81 steals per game.
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[S-Oliver]


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Oliver Purnell, has a new contract courtesy of The University of Dayton. It's a three-year contract extension.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Former Radford University coach produced an N-C-A-A bid this past season and the Flyers' best record _ 22-and-nine _ since 1967. The 47-year-old coach has a career record of 190-and-161, including prior service with the Highlanders and at Old Dominion.
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[S-PGA]


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For now, Tiger Woods must share the lead after one round of the 82nd PGA championship that is being played at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
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[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY; :00]


Woods played with Jack Nicklaus, who shot a five over 77. Tiger fired a first round six under 66, here he birdies the 12th hole.
Tiger shares the early lead with that guy, Scott Dunlap who also fired a 66. Woods is attempting to win his third straight major and fifth of his career.
Davis Love the third is also in hot pursuit. His second shot on 12 nearly finds the cup, He shot a four under 68 and is tied for third.
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[S-VT]


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Two a day practices are over for the Virginia Tech football team.
The Hokies play their final scrimmage this Saturday night at seven.
The Georgia Tech-BCA Classic is August 27th.
Tech junior college transfer and defensive back Kevin McAdam suffered a high left ankle sprain in this past Tuesday night's scrimmage and he will miss a couple of weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

One guy who is trying not to miss anything is freshman Josh Spence out of Floyd County. Spence has been impressive, but he understands why he will likely redshirt this year.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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Less than 3 thousand tickets remain for Tech's opener against the Yellow Jackets next Sunday.
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And remember Friday Football Extra kicks off another season tonight at 11:35 here on your hometown station.
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[S-Ray]


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The N-F-L is fining Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis 250-thousand dollars for obstructing an Atlanta police investigation of a double murder after the Super Bowl.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/February 1; :00]

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (TAG'-lee-uh-boo) says Lewis will be fined another quarter of a (m) million dollars and be subject to suspension if he violates any of the terms of his 12-month probation. Lewis pleaded guilty in the case to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing justice.
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[S-Reggie]


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The Carolina Panthers , break from Spartanburg South Carolina training camp tomorrow, have had their share of problems as well.
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The pain caused by off the field problems, like the death of running back Fred Lane and the murder case involving receiver Ray Carruth, some can say, has been eased by the presence of future hall of famer and minister Reggie White who commented on the Panthers problems.
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The Generals of William Campbell hope to re-establish themselves as a football force this season. And who better to generate some enthusiasm and fire in a program than the easily exciteably new head coach and former Salem Spartan standout Brad Bradely.
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Brad, you can stop giving us a hard time because we came out to practice. The Generals were 2 and 8 last year, but number are up and so is enthusiasm.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BAORD!!]
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Tomorrow, you can catch the first installment of Friday Football Extra in our 17th annual preseason special at 11:35.

[S-Express]


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Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that Yale University standout Jeff Brow has signed with the team. He registered 48 goals in four years at Yale. He's 6'1" and 205 pounds.
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The Express also announced that defenseman Mike Moriarity has told the team that he will NOT be returning for the 2000 season. He will instead take a job as an engineer with a steel company in Toronto, Canada. He had 307 penalty minutes (------------) last season.