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Next on News 7-
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A woman charged after a child in her car drowns. Tonight a verdict is in.
New information on the USS Cole investigation.
And a sticky situation for one principal-
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Robin with the mild forecast.
News 7 at eleven is next.

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((IT'S NOT OVER...IT'LL NEVER BE OVER...SHE HAS THE REST OF HER LIFE TO LIVE WITH IT.))
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[OUT Q=with it.]
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His two year old daughter died under someone else's care but Tim Wilson says he's not angered by a jury's verdict...
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Whitmire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It took a jury less than a half-hour to find Leni Whitmire of Vinton not guilty of felony child neglect.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Mere/Newsroom;]

Meredyth Censullo was in the courtroom today while the verdict was read.
[LIVE= Meredyth FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]

Jean, Whitmire hugged her family - while the mother of 2 year old Haley Wilson - who died while in Whitmire's care - sat silently. The Prosecutor tried to prove Whitmire was indifferent, and callously disreguarded Haley's well-being. The jury disagreed.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Alexander/Roanoke Co. Prosecutor; :15]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/May 31; :28]
[SUPER=01-Tim Wilson/Haley's Father; :55]
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[OUT Q=left the courthouse.]

((Leni Whitmire left the Roanoke County courthouse in Salem a free woman. After deliberating just a few minutes, a jury decided Whitmire was NOT criminally negligent in the drowning death of 2 year old Haley Wilson back in May.

[SOT]
[IN Q=It was a...]

((JOHN ALEXANDER/PROSECUTOR: IT WAS A RELATIVELY COMPLICATED CASE, IT WAS A DIFFICULT CASE, ITS A TRAGIC CASE...WE TRIED IT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY AND THE JURY MADE THEIR DECISION AND I'M GONNA RESPECT THAT AND LEAVE IT ALONE AT THAT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=alone at that.]


John Alexander tried to prove Whitmire was negligent for not keeping a closer eye on the six children in her care that day. To prove that point, prosecutors relied on Wilma Hurst - who testified when she dropped off her own child at Whitmire's house that morning two little boys were on the deck of the pool unsupervised.
Ironically... as Hurst left she says she told Whitmire she needed to fix the latch on the gate to the pool saying her worst fear was that a child would drown.
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[IN Q=I don't think...]

((TIM WILSON/HALEY'S FATHER: I DON'T THINK A GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY VERDICT WOULD REALLY HAVE CHANGED ANYTHING...HALEY'S GONE AND THAT'S THAT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=that's that.]


Haley's father, Tim Wilson, says he's satisfied in knowing Whitmire will have to live the rest of her life knowing his little girl died in her care. Haley's mother, Jessica Rederick cried throughout the day but was emotionless as she left the courthouse...))
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Leni Whitmire refused to comment on the verdict as she left the courtroom today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Meredyth & Jean/Newsroom;]

Jean...

[Yemen-Invest]


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The president of Yemen says a 12-year-old boy has provided a lead in last week's terrorist attack on the U-S-S Cole.

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The (yemen-EE) Yemeni leader said the boy reported being paid by a man to watch his car after it pulled up to a beach near the port of Aden on Thursday, the day of the bombing.
The man then set off in a rubber boat that had been tied on the car. He never returned.
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[Saunders]


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17 sailors were killed and 39 injured in the Cole bombing-
240 were left behind to save their crippled ship.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk]


President Clinton and the U-S military paid them tribute today at Norfolk Naval Station, the home port of the U-S-S Cole.
More than a hundred family members of Timothy Lamont Saunders attended.
The wife, daughters, parents, and sister of Pittsylvania County's own fallen hero even got a semi-private audience with the President.
The cousins talked to us about their memories of "Tim."
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((KELVIN CAPLE/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: HE WAS A GOOD PERSON. HE WAS A STRONG PERSON. DIDN'T EVER LET HIS EMOTIONS OUT... GOOD MAN. GOOD MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Kelvin Caple/Saunders' Cousin;]
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[OUT Q=good man. DOUBLE OUT!]
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Colonel Olin Saunders is thinking NOT just of his cousin, but what his death means in a dangerous world.
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((COL. OLIN SAUNDERS/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: PEOPLE WHO CHOSE THIS METHOD... KNOW OUR WEAKNESSES... BUT WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER AND I THINK WE WILL DO BETTER.))11
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((JOYCE WATKINS/SAUNDERS' COUSIN: IT'S STILL LIKE AN OPEN BOOK TO US THAT WE HAVE NO BODY OR ANYTHING TO SEE. AND I THINK THAT IF WE HAD A BODY THAT WE COULD SEE IT WOULD BE A CLOSED CHAPTER.))
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[SUPER=01-Joyce Watkins/Saunders' Cousin; :12]
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[OUT Q=closed chapter.]
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Speaker after speaker at today's memorial service vowed the last chapter would be hunting down the terrorists and bringing them to justice.
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The Saunders family expects Timothy Saunders' remains to be returned to the Danville area before a Friday night memorial service in Chatham.
A funeral has been scheduled for Saturday in Ringgold.

[Regal]


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A Roanoke man on board the Cole survived the bombing.
Today his wife told News 7 her family's struggle is not over.
Tracy Regal says Christopher is emotionally wounded -- she's still waiting for him to return from Yemen.
Today she shared with Tina Tenret what she's heard from on board the ship.
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[RUNS:05] Three-year-old Patrick doesn't know that the U-S-S Cole exploded with his father on board.
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((TRACY REGAL/SAILOR'S WIFE: HE'S SEEN HIS DADDY'S SHIP ON T-V AND THINK'S IT'S REALLY COOL. OBVIOUSLY HE'S TOO YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION, THANK GOODNESS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=THANK GOODNESS]

Christopher Regal is the chief fireman aboard the U-S-S Cole, a 14-year Navy veteran originally from Pennsylvania. He was not injured but his wife Tracy says he's emotionally hurt -- with still NO word on when he'll be let off the ship in Yemen.
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((TRACY REGAL/SAILOR'S WIFE: WE'VE PERSONALLY NEVER GONE THROUGH SOMETHING THIS DIFFICULT. HE SERVED TWO TERMS DURING THE GULF WAR AND I DON'T THINK ANYTHING HIT HIM THIS PERSONALLY, SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW HE HANDLES THIS. HE'S A VERY STRONG MAN BUT A PERSON CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH.)) [RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=take so much]

Regal says the sailors aboard the U-S-S Cole are in survival mode and sticking together well. Her husband has said he has a lot of stories to share.
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[RUNS:03] And about telling Patrick?
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((TRACY REGAL/SAILOR'S WIFE: I'VE SAVED A LOT OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS FOR HIM AND HE'LL SEE ONE DAY THAT HIS FATHER MADE HISTORY.)) [RUNS05] [OUT QMADE HISTORY] Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))

[Pres-Candidates]


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Only 20 days left until Election Day- and both
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[Super=203-Des Moines, IA;]

major party campaigns are spending millions in T-V adds.
Gore campaigned in Iowa today but his camp is spending major cash on ads in the key state of Ohio-
[Super=203-Eau Claire, WI;]
George W. Bush strategists are upping the ante in California and Minnesota- states where they'd like to gain more

votes.
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[Hillary]


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A potential knock to Hillary Clinton's Election bid-
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[SUPER=204-File Tape; ]


Independent Counsel Robert Ray reports that the First Lady gave false testimony about her role in the 1993 White House Travel office firings.
But Ray says charges won't be brought because he says he can't prove that she intended to deceive.
Hillary Clinton told investigators she had nothing to do with the firings- but Ray says she was involved-
The first lady's lawyer calls the report unfair and misleading. Clinton's rival Rick Lazio says integrity needs to be restored in our public servants.
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[Sales-Tax]


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When people in Lynchburg go to the polls next month, they'll decide whether the sales tax should go up there-
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The increase would help raise about 100-million dollars over the next ten years- it would pay for school repairs and improvements.
Supporters and opponents disagree over whether that's the only way to come up with cash.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT LYNCHBURG AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA DOES ITS PART TO ENSURE THAT OUR SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO BE THE VERY BEST THAT WE CAN BE.)) ((MARY ANN KERR/CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE TAXATION: IS IT NOT MORE RESAONABLE TO BRING IN OUTSIDE AUDITS AND EXPLORE REASONABLE BELT- TIGHTENING BEFORE WE GO DOWN THIS PATH?))
[SUPER=201-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mary Ann Kerr/Citizens for Responsible Taxation; :11]
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Residents will vote next month on whether to ask for a change in the city's charter that would allow the sales tax increase.
If it passes, another referendum on the increase itself would be held next year.
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[Census-VA]


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A federal court today dismissed Virginia's plan to use an exact population count to re-draw political districts.


The General Assembly passed a law this year prohibiting the use of sampling.
Today's unanimous decision by the U.S. District Court for D-C means Virginia still has to get Justice Department approval before enforcing that law.
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The Roanoke Valley's economy could be the winner in a new sports-marketing program.
Find out more when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- an awe-inspiring view from outer space and the space shuttle Discovery.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with news from the Nations' Capital as Brad cools the contract talk, and Tigers and boys look to heat up the banks of Lake Manassas. We'll chat with the only Hokies offensive star who wasn't offensive the last time Tech played in the Carrier Dome. Plus, we'll tell you why the Mets' success could be a good omen for Tech. And Tyson whacks a man in an apron. All that and more tonight.))

[London]


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The singer best known for her rendition of Cry me a River- died today.
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Julie London made it big in the fifties-
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((IT'S GOTTEN TO THE POINT.. THE FIRST ONE.))
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The singer had been in poor health since suffering a stroke five years ago.
London was married to Dragnet Star Jack Webb for five years- they had one child.
She had three children from her 39 year marriage to Bobby Troup-
London also played a part on TV's Emergency.
Julie London was 74.
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[Verdon]


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[wipe wipe wipe]

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Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon- also passed away- She was 75- and died in her sleep at her daughters's home in Vermont.
Verdon played Lola in Damn Yankees and Charity in Sweet Charity.
During her career she won four Tony awards.
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[Visitors-Bur]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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The Roanoke Valley could soon be scoring big with young athletes.
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The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau says youth sporting events give local business a boost.
While kids play, parents will pay for food, accommodations and entertainment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The money that's]

((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: THE MONEY THAT'S GENERATED SUPPORTS JOBS, GENERATES TAX REVENUE, HELPS KEEP TAXES DOWN FOR LOCAL PEOPLE. IF TAXES ARE COMING FROM THE VISITOR, YOU'LL HAVE LESS TAXES TO PAY AS A LOCAL RESIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Kjolhede/Convention and Visitors Bureau]
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[OUT Q=a local resident.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bureau's new marketing campaign centers around a sports venue guide.
Event organizers across the country will receive the brochure- which is filled with tournament site information.

The bureau says sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and the upcoming Big South Basketball tournament are part of an untapped niche for the Roanoke Valley.
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[Publishers-Clearinghouse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:46:07]
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The Gretna man who sued Publisher's Clearinghouse may get a piece of a settlement in the works from another case.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna/March 31]


Leonard Turner filed a 12-million dollar claim in federal court, after dutifully sending in his sweepstakes entries for 12 years without ever winning what he says he was promised.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Publisher's Clearinghouse moved for a summary judgment.
Judge Sam Wilson denied that and sent the case to Illinois where Publisher's Clearinghouse has entered into a settlement with other disgruntled sweepstakes players.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7, Total Action Against Poverty celebrates 35 years of helping those in need.
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[VO-NAT]


And his students did their part-- now a Texas principal's in a sticky situation.
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[Violence-Tree]


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Students across Bedford County today took a visible stand against violence in their community.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Faculty and staff at the county's three high schools planted trees to remember those who have died at the hands of violence.
The trees also honored students' commitment to solving problems through non- violent means.
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((MARIE GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: IT IS A LIVING BEING SO TO SPEAK AND WE WANT THE STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT ON A DAILY BASIS AS A LITTLE REMINDER. SOME FOLKS HAVE RIBBONS THAT THEY WEAR ON THEIR CHESTS TO REMEMBER FOLKS, MAYBE DUE TO AIDS OR CANCER THAT KIND OF THING. THIS TREE AT THE SCHOOL WILL REMIND STUDENTS THAT THEY ARE AGAINST IT AND THE COUNTY AS A WHOLE IS AGAINST IT.))
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[OUT Q=is against it.]
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Gardner says both middle and high school students have also signed pledges to not engage in any kind of violent activity.
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[TAP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:26:54]
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Thirty five years have brought many accomplishments for Total Action Against Poverty... but leaders of the local community action agency say the work begun in 1965 is far from over.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley helped celebrate the anniversary, as TAP supporters gathered at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[SOT 10:41]
[IN Q=Whether it's Head Start]

((MARK EARLEY/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHETHER IT'S HEAD START OR PROJECT DISCOVERY OR THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EFFORT OR REHABBING HOMES OR INDEPENDENT LIVING OPPORTUNITIES, IT'S A REAL COMMUNITY EFFORT AND IT HAS SPAWNED PROGRAMS THAT HAVE REALLY HAD A STATEWIDE INFLUENCE.))
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[OUT Q=had a statewide influence.]
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Longtime Roanoke social services superintendent Corinne (core-INN) Gott was honored today, along with Roanoke Valley businessman and community leader Gordon Willis.
The two received the annual Noel C. Taylor Humanitarian Award.
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[Space-Walk]


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A beautiful walk in outer-space today.
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[VO-NAT]


Two astronauts from the Shuttle Discovery conducted a fourth and final day of spacewalking.
They got the international space station ready for a pair of solar-wings set to be delivered in December.
They also tested a mini-jet pack which will be used to move astronauts to and from the shuttle and space station.

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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Everything from golf in Manassas to contracts in DC, to a shoeless Jarrett Ferguson in the Carrier Dome to Hometown Hoops Weekly are in store tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Detroit, MI; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the man with red apron on is not auditioning to do a segment with Leo Hirsbrunner on weekend diner! No, that's Mike Tyson's punching bag the volatile one gets set to take on the even more volatile one Andrew Golata this Friday night at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Tickets range in price from $75 to $2500 for ringside.
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[S-Golf]


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The world's best golfers are in the Commonwealth for this week's prestigious President's Cup. The action begins later today in Manassas. And the challenge for the US will not only be winning back the cup from the Internationals, but showing American public that they actually give a hoot about the red, white and blue.
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[IN Q="I'M TIRED OF]
[SUPER=01-Jim Furyk/United States Team Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Number One In The World; :12]
[SUPER=01-Hal Sutton/United States Team Member; :22]
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[OUT Q=..just as much interest.]
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[S-Brad]


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Redskins' quarterback Brad Johnson says he wants to finish his career with the Skins, but he's just not sure the team's management has the same thing in mind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

Johnson and his agent have broken off negotiation with the team until the end of the season so all parties involved can concentrate on football. Brad is in the final year of a contract that pays him $3 million a season. And apparently his erratic play early in the season caused the team to back off its plans of signing him to an extension. Johnson's agent says delaying the negotiations until Johnson becomes a free agent means he may not return to DC next year.
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[S-Ferguson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The countdown to the Death Match in the Dome is well underway. As you probably know by now, Frank Beamer is 0-and-5 in the Carrier Dome including that heart stopping last second loss in 1998.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/November 14, 1998; :00]

That game always will be remembered for the way in which it ended, with Donovan McNabb hitting Stephen Brominski with a 13 yard pass at the buzzer. But the fact is - Tech was lucky to be in the game at that point. Defense and special teams kept the Hokies in front on a night when the offense ran just 30 plays committed 2 turnovers and produced just 152 yards.
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[IN Q="We didn't...]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/76 Yards Rushing in 1998 Game; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=....DO WELL."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Ferguson was the only offensive weapon on the last trip to the Dome as he scored the game's first TD on a 76 yard run.
He ran 75 of those yards with just one shoe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE SHOE...]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....a touchdown."]
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[S-Mets]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/1986; :00]

One thing that just might be in the Hokies favor this weekend is the "Mets" factor. The one other time Tech won in the Carrier Dome was 1986 - which also happen to be the last time the Mets were in the Series they beat the Red Sox to win that series 4-game-to-3.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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By the way, if you are taking this subway series stuff literally. It's the number four train and the number 7 train that will get to the parks. Major Deegan and Grand Central are your stations.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76 24:47]
[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly]


Hometown Hoops weekly is back in the house tonight with Steve Mason and gym full of jokers in Vinton.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/Monday Night; :22]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/Roanoke Valley Stars; :38]
[SUPER=01-Gary Walthall/Event Coordinator; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-David Culicerto/Byrd Boys Basketball Coach; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Damon Williams/Roanoke Valley Stars; 1:48]
[SUPER=01-"Speedy" Williams/Harlem Wizards Guard; 1:53]
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[OUT Q=Hometown Hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((Most basketball games can get pretty serious but the spin on this one, all fun. With the Harlem Wizards, a smaller version of the Globe Trotters, the Roanoke Valley Stars had to hold on to their shorts to keep up with all of the strokes and jokes, all for kids at Mount Pleasant Elementary. ((:))
The Wizards introduced fans to the latest in free throw shooting techniques, but coaches will hopefully not run with this one.
The community did race in to support the event. Nearly a thousand fans showed up and over seven thousand 400 dollars was raised. The Mount Pleasant PTA sponsored event will have plenty for a new playground for the Mount Pleasant kids. ((:)) The Wizards had their fare share of dazzling dunks that had fans dancing in their seats.
But the Stars answered early and often with jumpers from the likes of former Patrick Henry and Virginia Tech standout troy Manns and William Fleming assistant and former Mount Pleasant student Mickey Hardy. ((:))
The Wizards kept everyone on their toes...even those not in the game.
Thank goodness there were no fouls for dancing with the opponent....but on this night everyone was on the same team as the Wizards helped Mount Pleasant kiss that old playground goodbye.))

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One Texas principal promised to turn himself into a tasty treat- if students raised cash for their school.
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As you can see- the students did their work- and today the principal turned held up his end of the bargain.
Principal Joel Willen told his middle school students that he and fellow administrators would become human ice cream sundaes.
That is, if the students could raise a hundred thousand dollars for their school by selling Christmas items.
Today was the day of reckoning for Principal Willen.
The students met their goal and watched as their principal turned into one sticky mess.
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