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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
A car is found that may be linked to a missing Salem woman.
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Hundreds turn out tonight to pray for the teens hurt in a church van crash.
We'll take you there, plus have the latest on their condition.
plus someone in Virginia wins the big game....jackpot.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 01:44:25]
[IN Q=Lord we pray]

((LORD WE PRAY WITH UNITED HEARTS TONIGHT FOR FOUR MORE MIRACLES.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=four more miracles.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hundreds gather at a Roanoke church tonight to pray for those injured in a weekend accident.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Prayer-Service]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[****anchor tag******] Virginia Heights Baptist church in Roanoke was packed with emotion tonight.
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Nearly a dozen members of the congregation were injured Sunday when their church van flipped on the way home from a weekend retreat. Teresa Hamilton attended tonight's service and has our story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Virginia Heights Baptist Church; :15]
[SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC/Yesterday; :35]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.]

(( The sound of music and prayer filled Virginia Heights Baptist church in Roanoke... as members of the congregation and complete strangers joined together to pray for the injured.
[sot 01;13:31]
[IN Q= I WANT TO SAY]

(( REV. NELSON HARRIS/VIRGINIA HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH: I WANT TO SAY TO OUR YOUTH THAT WE LOVE YOU AND WE CARE FOR YOU AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU AND WE PRAISE GOD FOR YOU.))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q= GOD FOR YOU.]

About a dozen church members were injured Sunday afternoon when a blown tire caused their church van to flip several times on Route 220 near Greensboro. The group, made up of mostly teenagers, was on its way home from Myrtle beach.
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[sot 01:27:20]

((NELSON HARRIS: RIGHT NOW, THANK GOD THAT A VAN THAT FLIPPED WITH 14 PEOPLE HAS NO FATALITIES AND THAT TEN OF THOSE CAN BE HERE TONIGHT.))
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[OUT Q= here tonight.]

The other four young people remain hospitalized in North Carolina.
At least two middle schoolers--- Jessica Lewis and Helen Vandegrift are in critical condition.
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[sot 01:25:30 TAPE 2]
[IN Q= GOD I ]

((NELSON HARRIS: GOD I CONFESS TO YOU PRAYER IS A MYSTERY TO ME BUT I KNOW THAT IT WORKS.))
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[OUT Q= THAT IT WORKS.]

[TAKE STAND UP] In his closing remarks, Reverend Harris reminded the congregation that at least ten miracles had already occurred. And, to continue praying for four more. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=HOLD]

The other two teenagers who remain hospitalized have undergone surgery. Ben Wheeler underwent surgery on his leg and is in critical condition. Tonight-- (Marella Diz-DARA-vic) Micrela Dizdarevic had surgery on her back and is in serious condition.


[Driver]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident]

The driver of the van says he doesn't remember much about the actual wreck. Jonathon Newcomb is the new youth minister at Virginia Heights Baptist Church. By phone today he told News 7 he's suffering from a concussion. Newcomb's wife was riding in the passenger seat. She was not seriously injured. Newcomb says they were both wearing seatbelts.

[City-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC17:05]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The van accident was on the minds of Roanoke City Council members today, as they said a prayer for the victims, and considered the safety of the city's own vehicles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Council approved plans to lease a 15- passenger van, but not before members raised concerns about safety.
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[SOT 11:50:18]
[IN Q=And I have concerns]

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; AND I HAVE CONCERNS NOW THAT WE'RE LEASING ONE THAT MAYBE THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF VEHICLE THAT WE SHOULD BE LEASING.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=that we should be leasing.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The city currently has one active 15- passenger van, and one 16- passenger van.
In the future, officials say they will consider whether larger vehicles would better serve the city's needs.

[Rollovers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC1:08:31]
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The safety of 15-passenger vans has been under fire recently as more accidents and rollovers are reported.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


One local college has tried to increase the safety of its students and faculty by being more cautious.
Roanoke College now has guidelines for driving the vans.
College officials say others can be more cautious when it comes to operating these high gravity vehicles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We sent out]

((TOM TURNER/DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SAFETY; WE SENT OUT AN EMAIL TO ALL OUR MOTOR POOL USERS, A FOLKS HERE AT THE COLLEGE THAT DRIVE OUR VEHICLES. WE'VE ADVISED THEM NOT TO OVERLOAD THE VANS AND LIMIT THEIR PASSENGER LOADS TO TEN PEOPLE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS HAVE EVERYONE ALL THE PASSENGERS WEAR SEAT BELTS. AND WE HAVE EXPERIENCED DRIVERS, DRIVING THE VANS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Turner/Director of Campus Safety]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=driving the vans.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite a federal advisory, many owners and operators of fifteen passenger vans are still unaware of the risks involved in driving these vehicles.
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[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC20:05]
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Authorities have still not found the woman who disappeared from the Roanoke Post Office last week, but they say they have found the car that she may have been in.
Officials found the borrowed Mitsubishi today in an apartment complex in the Hardy area of Franklin County, but they did not find 44-year-old Jennifer Barker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


Barker arrived for work early last Thursday. She parked her own car behind the main post office near the truck she drives for the Postal Service.
Authorities have been looking for Dewey Summerlin since then, because the Salem man has several times violated protective orders to stay away from Barker.
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[Airline-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The United Airlines is backing away from its merger with U-S Airways...
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

amid signals from government regulators that the deal was never going to fly.
If the 12-billion dollar buyout had gone through- the nation's two biggest carrier United Combined with U-S Airways... and American combined with T-W-A would have controlled half the country's airplane seats.
Some said that lack of competition would cost consumers.
But others say United wanted out of the merger from the outset.
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[SOT 20:22:34]
[IN Q=Because of]

((ROBERT J. GORDON AVIATION EXPERT: BECAUSE OF THE BAD ECONOMY, HIGH FUEL PRICES, AND EXPENSIVE LABOR CONTRACTS UNITED STANDS TO LOSE A BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT YEAR EVEN WITHOUT THE ALBATROSS OF US AIRWAYS AND THEY SUDDENLY REALIZED HEY GUYS THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS WE BETTER GET RID OF THIS DISTRACTION. ))
[SUPER=01-Robert J. Gordon/Aviation Expert;]
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[OUT Q=out of this distraction.]
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[Vo-Nat]
If United does walk out on the deal it will have to pay a "breakup" fee of at least 50 million dollars.
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[US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC57:16]
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Could a Crash landing for the United- US Airways merger be good news for the Roanoke Regional Airport?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At least one local travel agent says yes.
The owner of Martin Travel says having two major airlines flying out of Roanoke will force them to price competitively.
The agency also says regulatory commissions see the benefits of blocking mergers like this from happening.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What happens after this]

((MEL LUDOVICI: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS CONSOLIDATIN IS THAT DELTA WOULD CONSOLIDATE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE AND CONTINENTAL WOULD CONSOLIDATE WITHE SOMEBODY ELSE, THEN YOU HAVE THREE CARRIERS INSTEAD OF SIX.))
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=instead of six.]
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[VO-NAT]


Good news for Roanoke could be bad news for Charlotte It's a U-S Airways hub.
One economist says US Airways is too small to compete with other national carriers, but too big to be a regional airline, so U-S Airways may be forced out.
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[Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC53:58]
[GRAPHIC=Barnie Day]


It was the Republican re-districting plans' triple crown.
Democrats Tom Jackson, Ward Armstrong, and Barnie Day were all drawn into the same House of Delegates district this spring.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Now, five year incumbent Barnie Day, of Patrick County, is the first to say he'll step aside.
Day says he will NOT run for re-election this fall in an effort to "take the high road."
Day says he hopes his constituents will remember him for his candor.
Tom Jackson and Ward Armstrong have NOT yet announced their political plans.
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[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC12:02]
[SS=NONE]

There will be no more "turkey catching" for one Virginia man.
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[VO-NAT :06]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

On Saturday, Dana Martz of Broadway in Rockingham County won the nine million dollar Big Game jackpot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I WENT BACK]

((DANA MARTZ/BIG GAME WINNER: I WENT BACK AND CHECKED MY TICKET. I HAD FIVE'S ON BOTH ENDS AND STARTED CHECKING THE MIDDLE AND KEPT HAVING THEM AND DOUBLE CHECKED AND TRIPLE CHECKED AND WENT BACK AND CHECKED AGAIN AND STILL COULDN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dana Martz/Big Game Winner;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=COULDN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]

Martz is sharing his winnings with his sister and her husband. And, says he has already turned in his resignation at work. Before winning the lottery-- Martz used to catch turkeys for a business in West Virginia.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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It's a crime that shocked the nation, and a judge says 120 years in prison is not enough.
Find out more next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And just two days day after getting a pacemaker, Vice-President Dick Cheney heads back to work.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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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 the latest on the pending sale of the Express. Sampras talks about his first Wimbledon loss since 1996. The Steam talks about its keys to success. While George Lynch fills us in on his life and Manny leads an all-star parade of names tonight on the Big 7.))

[Girl-X]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Chicago man was sentenced to 120 years in prison for a rape that shocked the community.
But a judge says he wishes he could have sentenced the man to more time in prison.
Drew Levinson has the story of justice for the 14-year old victim known as "Girl-X."
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[SOT 20:03:31]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Daniels/Patrick Sykes Mother; :36]
[Super=01-William O'Brien/Prosecutor; :50]
[Super=01-Robert Byman/Defense Attorney; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.]

((Prosecutors called it one of the most heinous crimes they had ever seen. Now a judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 120 years in prison for a sex attack that left a 9 -year old girl blind, crippled and unable to speak. It happened here in 1997: in Chicago s crime-ridden Cabrini Green housing project. Police say Patrick Sykes lured the victim known as Girl X into an apartment, raped her, poured roach spray down her throat and left her for dead. The 120-year sentence was the maximum allowed under the law. Linda Daniels/Patrick Sykes Mother: Another innocent man that is gone. He is innocent, I was very proud of my son. During the spring trial, Girl X, now 14 years old and in a wheelchair, testified against Sykes using head movements to answer questions. William O Brien/Prosecutor: She was the most impressive witness I have ever seen Sykes was an unemployed ex-convict at the time of the attack, and claimed his innocence at Monday s sentencing. Sykes says he never saw Girl X until the day she testified against him. Robert Byman/Defense Attorney: It's not unusual for a defendant to make a statement. It's unusual for somebody who's guilty to protest innocence. The trial was marred by the prosecution s admission that the police destroyed key evidence. Defense attorneys say they will appeal. Drew Levinson CBS News Chicago.))

[Okinawa-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Japan's foreign minister has reportedly demanded that the U-S immediately hand over a serviceman suspected of rape.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Okinawa, Japan;]


A Japanese court issued an arrest warrant against Air Force Sergeant Timothy Woodland.
He's suspected of raping an Okinawan woman-
Woodland was questioned for several days before today's warrant was issued.
He is still in U-S Military custody and isn't likely to be turned over until arrest formalities are finished.
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[cheney]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Vice President Dick Cheney says he's feeling fine after his first day back at work.
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[VO-NAT 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Cheney was back at the office just two days after doctors implanted a sophisticated pacemaker in his chest.
Cheney is taking tylenol for soreness in his left shoulder where doctors inserted a pacemaker- de-fibrillator.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Very good]

((DICK CHENEY/VICE PRESIDENT; VERY GOOD. LITTLE TENDER IN THE SHOULDER. IT'LL PASS.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Vice President;]
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[OUT Q=It'll pass.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pager size device restores normal rhythm ... speeding up a slow heart and slowing down a racing heartbeat.
Doctors say it won't restrict the Vice President in any way.
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[Male-Fertility]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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It's not just women who can be infertile.. but men too.
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[VO-NAT 16:35:33]
[SUPER=03-United Kingdom;]


Now the first do-it yourself home fertility kit for men will be available in England next year.
A gel mixes with sperm which is heated to the temperature comparable to inside a woman's body. [12.5]
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[SOT 16:35:48]
[IN Q=]

((CHRISTOPHER BARRAT/BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY; THE SPERM GO THROUGH AN OBSTACLE COURSE.. SIMILAR TO THE FEMALE BODY.... HOURS OF WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Barrat/Birmingham University;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=HOURS OF WORK.]
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[VO-NAT]


Early trials on 50 men suggest it may be 95 percent accurate in detecting male infertility.
There are already basic female home fertility kits.. the real breakthrough is the male test.
About 40 percent of all fertility problems are due to male problems- [15 plus pad]
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[SS=None]


It's a peculiar combination in the Hill City-- an old railroad tunnel might get a new life as part of a childrens musuem.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out why wildlife experts are in costume to save an endangered species when News 7 returns.
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[Museum-Tunnel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:51:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Unless you're a senior citizen or a railroad history buff, you probably did not know there was an old railroad tunnel running through part of downtown Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT :14.5]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Near the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson Streets, an old Norfolk and Western tunnel has been boarded up for more than thirty years.
Amazement Square.. the children's museum right next door.. wants to take over the tunnel and turn it into an educational exhibit for kids and adults.
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[SOT 22:28:53]
[IN Q=We would see]

((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE DIRECTOR: WE WOULD SEE, ENVISION THIS AS A CONTROLLED, ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE ENVIRONMENT AREA WHERE YOU DO EXHIBITS, HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, IF IT'S TRAIN-RELATED OBVIOUSLY IMPORTANT, BUT OTHER ACTIVITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Amazement Square Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=but other activities.]
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[VO-NAT]


(sa-JAH-dian) Sajadian is working with the city to assume ownership of the tunnel.
He'd like to have it open and ready for tours by this fall.
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[Whooping-Crane]


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


A wildlife technician goes undercover to save a dying species.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Laurel, MD]


Since its birth, this whooping crane has learned to follow a "costumed biologist" and the buzz of a plane.
It's a major project to revive an endangered species.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is an exciting]

((BILL HARTWIG/US FISH AND WILDLIFE: THIS IS AN EXCITING STORY. THIS IS A SUCCESS STORY. THIS IS A STORY ABOUT WILDLIFE COMING BACK THAT WAS ALMOST GONE.))
[SUPER=74-Bill Hartwig/U. S. Fish and Wildlife]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=that was almost gone.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bird nearly became extinct in the 1940s.
It's now endangered, and there's still one migrating flock, but biologists want a back-up.
So they use the costumes to bond with the chicks and teach them how to fly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Once we establish]

((BONNIE MCGREGOR: ONCE WE ESTABLISH THREE FLOCKS OF WHOOPING CRANES, THE SPECIES CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST.))
[SUPER=74-Bonnie McGregor/U. S. Geological Survey]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=endangered species list.]
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[VO-NAT]


The project will eventually produce the first flock to migrate from eastern North America in over a century.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Sampras slips on the grass, the Mariners rock the vote, the Express may be rolling, rolling south to Fayetteville. Page gets a new assistant and George Lynch gets a new advisor. But first in tonight's Extra Point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/NESN-Red Sox; :00]

The Sky Dome roof was open today and that's a good thing because the Red Sox Manny Ramirez needed a little fresh air to rip his 25th homer of the year. He drove in four runs as the American League east leaders beat the Jays 16-to-4. Tonight Ramirez was named an all-star starter. More on that in a moment.
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[go to break]

[S-Sampras]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 1552tc]
[GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON]


In sports there are streaks and then are streaks. Pete Sampras had one of the latter as he had cut the grass like no other at the All-England tennis club in Wimbledon, England.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC; :00]

The four-time defending champ came into yesterday's match with Switzerland's Roger Federer having won 31 straight matches in this tournament. Federer took a two set to one lead over Sampras and although he lost the fourth set 7-6, he came right back and won the match taking the final set 7-5. It's just Sampras's second loss at Wimbledon since 1992.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Pete Sampras/First Wimbledon Loss Since 1996; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...game out there."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Starting Lineups for the major league all-star game were announced last night and not surprisingly the surprising Seattle Mariners have four starters on the American League team including Ichiro Suzuki. The other big note on the roster is that Cal Ripken Junior was able to overtake David Bell in the fan balloting and Ripken will start at third base. It's his 17th all-star game start and 19th overall appearance.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The for sale sign is still standing outside the Roanoke Express offices, but it may have a sold sticker plastered across it very soon. The current owners currently have legitimate offers to buy the team from two groups. One is local, one is not. If the New York's Peter Gillespie gets the team you'll have to drive to the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina to see this team play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="as of friday]
[SUPER=01-Mike Doyle/Express General Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.......offers that they do have"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The current owners have not only reviewed the offers but they have shot back counter proposals.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="the owners]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=......keep hockey in Roanoke"]
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[talent=mike]
[grahic=express]

News 7 sports learned that the Gillespie Group has until later this morning to reply to the latest counter offer from Express management. Also, last night it was officially decided that the Fayetteville Force of the Central hockey league is not coming back to the Cumberland Civic Center opening another possible crack for an Express move.
[GRAPHIC=steam]

Their also has been talk that the Steam is headed to Pennsylvania next season. Right now team owner Harold Jordan says he's not looking to sell the team.

[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ROANOKE COLLEGE]


Roanoke College's basketball program is getting another boost from William Byrd high school. Last year Paul Barnard joined Page Moir's staff and now there's word that Mike McGuire, a boys and girls assistant coach for the Terriers last season is headed to Roanoke. McGuire, who was an honors grad from Roanoke College takes over for popular James Pennix, who will now work full-time in the college's admissions department.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]


Ashley Plantation's Chip Sullivan and Ryan Madore, a Roanoke College Grad, just missed winning yesterday's Mid-Atlantic Pro-Assistant Championship by a single stroke. The tandem shot a 65 at the Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, Maryland.

[S-Arena]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-97 18:02]
[GRAPHIC=Steam]


On the field the Steam has won 5 of its last 7 games under coach Steven Jerry. And when you're on a roll it's easy to pinpoint the reasons for one's success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we've]
[SUPER=01-Steven Jerry/Steam Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....inside the five"]
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105 712TC]
[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


George Lynch's Hometown Hoops camp wraps up tomorrow. Every year the camp's numbers increase right along with George's stature. But Steve Mason says the former Patriot always keeps his ego in check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :16]
[SUPER=01-Reginald Kitchen/Lynch's Advisor; :30]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBA Finals; :43]
[SUPER=@Steve2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]

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