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Coming up on News 7-
Lynchburg city council votes on historic re-zoning before a packed house tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


Another church van crash- this time in Idaho.
Remember this face... Elian makes an appearance.
Plus more than a "brief" moment of fame for the new Wimbledon champ.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next. [Open]
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[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-32 21:49]
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Neighbor against neighbor.
A battle over the beauty of their homes pitted one against the other .. before a packed meeting in Lynchburg tonight.
When it was over, City Council voted down a proposal to regulate that beauty.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jen/Microwave;]


Jennifer Miele is in our Lynchburg newsroom with the story.
[LIVE=Jen full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jen/Microwave;]




[Trash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-29 34:52]
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In Roanoke, the talk is about garbage, and Southwest residents who made a stink should not have to wait much longer for relief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials say garbage piled up along Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues should be picked up tomorrow.
The trash has been sitting there ever since the city made changes to its garbage pickup procedures.
It means some residents must move their trash cans from the alleys to the curb on the streets.
Officials say route adjustments should continue for the next three to four weeks.
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-19 1:29:55]
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Governor Gilmore is requesting federal disaster assitance for the Tazewell County area, to help homeowners and businesses recover from Sunday's severe flooding.
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[VO-NAT :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Kimball, WVa;]

Neighboring parts of West Virginia also have a major cleanup ahead. The town of Kimball, west of Bluefield, was one of the hardest hit. Residents say water came down so quickly there was no time to salvage anything. Business owners say they're not sure if the community can rebuild.
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[SOT 4:02:00]
[IN Q=all the windows]

((JAMES GIANATO/KIMBALL BUSINESS OWNER; ALL THE WINDOWS WERE KNOCKED OUT LOST THE POST OFFICE UP THEIR THE LIGHT AND WATER COMPANY THE DEBRIS CAME DOWN AND KNOCKED OUT ALL OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-James Gianato/Kimball Business Owner;]
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[OUT Q=OF IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


For now every store in Kimball's downtown is closed.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/10/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-14 2:03:21]
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Friends and relatives gathered to say goodbye to 14-year-old Jessika Lewis this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT :10.5]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


More than 300 people attended the Patrick Henry High School student's funeral.
Her pastor and friends reminded mourners that Jessika's life was short, but full of love.
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[IN Q=I'm comforted today]
[SOT 43:26 - :35]

((AMANDA WHEELER/FRIEND: I'M COMFORTED TODAY BECAUSE I KNOW JESSIKA IS IN A FAR BETTER PLACE THAN HERE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN I JOIN HER WITH GOD AND WE WILL BE REUNITED AGAIN AS FRIENDS.))
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/LEWIS' PASTOR: LIFE, AS GOD ORDAINS IT, IS NOT MEASURED BY LENGTH, BUT BY LOVE. HIS LOVE FOR US, HIS LOVE FOR JESSIKA.))
[SUPER=01-Samantha Wheeler/Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Lewis' Pastor; :10]
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[OUT Q=love for Jessika.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lewis died Friday -- a week after the church van she was riding in flipped.
She was laid to rest today at Trinity Cemetery in Botetourt County.
The three other teenagers injured in the crash remain in North Carolina hospitals.
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[Idaho-Van]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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And a similar tragedy in Idaho .. as another church van carrying young people crashes.
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[VO-NAT 19:58:42]
[SUPER=03-Arco, ID]


The 15-passenger Ford van overturned in the small town of Mackay (MACK-ee) killing four people.
12 members of a Denver Area church were heading to a week-long retreat for young people when the van flipped.
Three people died at the scene.. a fourth at the hospital.
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[Shark-Update]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
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The news is barely better for the young shark attack victim in Florida. He is in a coma and likely suffered a brain injury.
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[VO-NAT 15.5]


Jessie Arbogast has been in critical condition since Friday
[Super=03-Pensacola, FL;]

when surgeons re-attaached an arm after it was bitten off by a shark.
Today's the 8-year old was back in surgery where doctors began covering his thigh wound with tissue from other parts of his body.
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[SOT 16:48:49]
[IN Q=I think those]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rex Northup]

((DR. REX NORTHUP: I THINK THOSE THINGS WE ARE PLAINLY IMPROVING AND GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE WE FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE.))
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[OUT Q=feel more comfortable.]
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But Jesse has lost so much blood his vital organs are still damaged.
Doctors say there is evidence his brain isn't functioning properly although it's too early to tell the extent of any damage.
Jessie blinked and nodded in response to questions Sunday but has not responded that way since then.
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[Missing-Intern]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Police now say they want Congressman Gary Condit to take a lie detector test... as they continue their search for missing intern Chandra Levy.
As Aleen Sirgany reports... today's request comes more than two months after Levy disappeared.
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[IN Q=One day after]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/Washington DC Police Chief; :08]
[SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Levy Family Attorney; :24]
[SUPER=01-Robert Levy/Chandra's Father; :46]
[Super=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; :52]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((ONE DAY AFTER HIS LAWYER SAID CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT WOULD COOPERATE ANY WAY HE CAN, POLICE ARE READY TO TAKE HIM UP ON THE OFFER. CHARLES RAMSEY/WASHINGTON D.C. POLICE CHIEF
(........ polygraph/DNA/)

BILLY MARTIN/LEVY FAMILY ATTORNEY THE CONGRESSMAN'S LAWYER CONFIRMED HIS CLIENT WAS SERIOUS AND THE DETAILS OF THE POLYGRAPH WILL BE WORKED OUT.
AND THE AUTHORITIES ARE READY TO TAKE CONDIT UP ON HIS OFFER TO HAVE HIS APARTMENT SEARCHED.
BUT MORE THAN TWO MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE CHANDRA LEVY DISAPPEARED AND HER FAMILY SAYS IT MAY BE TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. ROBERT LEVY/CHANDRA'S FATHER It would have been nice to have searched it 9 weeks ago when we first told him about it. That would have been helpful at that time." THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO CLAIMS SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH CONDIT AND THAT HE ASKED HER TO LIE ABOUT IT IS COMING TO WASHINGTON TO MEET WITH THE U.S ATTORNEY. IF IT'S TRUE THAT CONDIT ASKED HER TO SIGN A FALSE AFFIDAVIT, THE CONGRESSMAN COULD BE FACING SOME SERIOUS FELONY CHARGES. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The First Virginia Bank branch at Valley View Mall was robbed this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened around 1-45 on Valley View Boulevard.
Employees say a man- who MAY have had a gun- demanded money.
Authorities say the robber is a white male who was wearing white clothing and a blond wig in a pony tail with a hat.

A couple of people say they saw someone run from the bank, then across nearby Interstate 581.
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[VA-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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20 million dollars ... sound like a lot of money?
That's the value of tomorrow's Lotto jackpot, but state lottery officials say it doesn't attract the attention, or play, the way it used to. That's why the Virginia Lottery may make some changes.
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[SUPER=04-VA Lottery 1991]


Lottery officials say ten years ago, when these pictures were taken, a 20 million dollar Lotto jackpot would attract five or six times the number of players expected to buy tickets for tomorrow's drawing.
The lottery cites "jackpot fatigue" .. the mega-multi-state jackpots .. for the lessened interest in "only" 20 million.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: It's hard for us to understand that. We think a million dollars is a lot of money, but it seems that collectively, the public is not really responding to that in the same way, and hence it's one of the reasons why we're looking at some possible changes for the game.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One change under consideration is creating what lottery officials call a "Mini Multi-State" game.

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11p]
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You may get a new Congressman next year. Still ahead, the legislature approves new districts.
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[VO-NAT]


And looks who's back on camera. Elian Gonzalez appears this time on Cuban TV.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Redistricting]


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The Republican- controlled General Assembly has passed a plan to redraw the state's eleven congressional districts.
It makes some modest last-minute changes to several area districts, the most notable being in Alleghany County.

Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In their last]
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(( In their last stand of what will be a markedly different House of Delegates next year, Democrats delivered a parting shot across the bow of the Republican ship of state.
[SOT 00:33:52]

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH CO.: SO WHILE THE OBITUARIES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN, RUMORS OF OUR DEMISE ARE MUCH EXAGGERATED.))
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[OUT Q=much exaggerated.]
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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-MCLEAN: WE ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE KNOW WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND, WE JUST HOPE IT TAKES YOU A HUNDRED YEARS JUST LIKE IT TOOK US.))
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[OUT Q=it took us.]


It will be another ten years before Democrats get a crack at shifting the state's political boundaries again.
Along mostly party lines, the House and Senate voted to move most of Allegheny County and the cities of Covington and Clifton Forge out of the 6th and into the 9th District, while Bob Goodlatte's 6th District picks up more of Roanoke and Bedford Counties.

The plan now goes to the governor and then on to the Justice Department for final review.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond.))[Abbitt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In addition to all the retirements, Virginia Democrats lost another seat in the House of Delegates today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Long-time Democrat Watkins Abbitt announced today he will seek re-election this fall as an Independent.
Abbitt says Republicans hinted they would spare his district from major redistricting changes if he bolted the Democratic Party.
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[SOT 9:20:02]
[IN Q=I had some]

((DEL. WATKINS ABBITT/I- APPOMATTOX: I HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME FRIENDS OF MINE ON THE OTHER SIDE. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE DISTRICT WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. THE FIRST TIME I SAW THE NEW DISTRICT WAS WHEN THE PLAN WAS FILED. (reporter question) I WOULDN'T SAY IT WAS THAT DIRECT BUT THERE WAS SOME HINTS THERE.. I DON'T THINK IT WAS THAT DIRECT.))
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[OUT Q=was that direct. (second time)]
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Abbitt says he will NOT caucus with either party.
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[Salmonella]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Salmonella]


A salmonella outbreak in the Lynchburg area has Health Officials trying to discover the source of the outbreak.
32 people have all reported getting sick between June 17th and June 30th.
Investigators believe most of the people contracted the illness from the same restaurant but can not pinpoint which one.
Signs of poisoning include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms occur 6 to 12 hours after contamination.


[Artificial-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Radford Company is helping bring a mechanical heart to life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


(Cole-morgan) Kollmorgen built the motor for the first battery powered, self -contained artificial heart. This makes it possible for the heart to pump blood.
It was implanted in a human last week.
Kollmorgen faced several challenges including making sure the motor could withstand the body's corrosive nature --as well making sure it did not generate too much heat.
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[SOT39:50]
[IN Q=What's driven this a shortage of organs]

((WHAT'S DRIVEN THIS IS A SHORTAGE ORGANS.THE PREFERRED SOLUTION IS TO HAVE A NATURAL DONOR HEART --BUT UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS A SHORT SUPPLY OF DONOR ORGANS ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Dawson/Kollmorgen]
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[VO-NAT]

So far the heart has been successful. The initial hope is that it'll be able to prolong someone's life for up to six months.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The new Wimbledon champ takes it off .. in front of thousands. That story is still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And six days a week, or five? The Post Office decides whether to continue Saturday delivery.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[TAPE#=01-39 22:18]
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A fishing trip turned deadly for a Lynchburg man at Leesville Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford County Officials say Delmer Salyer went fishing with a friend around midnight.
He disappeared after jumping into the water to swim.
Rescue workers discovered his body this morning after water levels dropped about four feet.
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[NC-Helicopter]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Investigators are trying to figure out why a Marine chopper went down in North Carolina overnight
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[VO-NAT 10:14:37]
[SUPER=03-Near Camp Lejeune, NC]


killing three marines and injuring two others.
The Seakhawk chopper crashed during a routine training exercise.
A spokesman for the base says the cfrash happened while the Marine unit was attempting a night landing on a makeshift helicopter pad floating in the New River.
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[wipe wipe wipe][Jersey-Crash]


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[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT 14L32L48]
[SUPER=03-Lumberton, NJ]


In New Jersey a plane went down just short of a runway.... killing one person.
The single engine aircraft had left the Northeast Philadelphia airport heading to the South Jersey regional airport- but it never made it.
That flight typically only takes 15 minutes.
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[Elian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


A familiar face showed up at a rally in Cuba-
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[VO-NAT 14:23:40]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba]


It is the face of Elian Gonzalez.
The seven year old made a rare public appearance with his father, half brother and step mother.
Elian watched the performance.. where students chanted... "socialist children steadfast.. steadfast." [with Castro 14:25:04]
Elians mother died in 1999 during an attempt to emmigrate from Cuba... Elian captured international attention when his miami relatives fought to keep him in the United States. [23 plus pad]
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[Weather] [07/10/2001] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
[COMMERCIAL]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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With the all star game, and the Hillcats, and our appy league teams off, only one score for ya. Kinston beat the Salem Avalanche 5-4.
Now our extra point. In tennis, Hundreds of thousands gathered in Croatia just to catch a glimpse of Wimbledon's newest winner.
But what they got was more than a glimpse .. what they got was almost the full monty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Split, Croatia]


Goran Ivanisevic was treated to a jam-packed homecoming.
Thousands coming to cheer on the tennis pro.
Ivanisevic made his way to a stage and as the crowd exploded into euphoria .. he gave a little something back to his fans.
All celebrating the Croatians Grand Slam victory over Australian Patrick Rafter on Monday.
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[S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=major league baseball]


Major League's Baseball's all star game is in the ___ inning right now and the American League leads the National League 4 to 1. The Highlight of the night so far came in the bottom of the third. In his final all star game, Cal Ripken Junior, the iron man from Baltimore, facing Chan Ho Park, hit a solo homer.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95 49:27]
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The Roanoke Express has not been sold, but the local ownership group keeps trying to buy it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Ashby Coleman, who owns Aylett Coleman Realty, is heading up the local team. Sources close to the negotiations say that Coleman's group has increased its offer to roughly 700 thousand dollars. Coleman confirmed his group made another offer to current ownership last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we submitted]
[SUPER=01-Ashby Coleman/Potential Express Buyer; :00]

((ASHBY COLEMAN/POTENTIAL EXPRESS BUYER:WE SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL WE FELT WAS A VERY GOOD PROPOSAL, WE ARE JUST WAITING TO HEAR BACK, IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE OUR FINAL PROPOSAL AT THIS TIME. IT'S VERY GENEROUS TO THEM AND WE'RE JUST WAITING TO HEAR BACK. IT WAS THE THIRD OFFER...YES.))
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[OUT Q=......was this the third offer....YES"]
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[S-Lonchar]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Attorney Mike Lonchar is the third member of the potential local ownership group that wants to buy the Express. He grew up a Capitals and Red Wings fan and his dream of being involved in some form of sports as a career intensified in law school at Richmond.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Lonchar/Potential Express Buyer; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=practicing law"]
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-103 tc 08:55]
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The Roanoke Steam has played itself into a corner with last weekend's 49-36 loss to the Florida Firecats.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The loss puts the Steam into a situation where it must rely on other teams to get into the playoffs.
A lot of puzzle pieces have to fall into place for the seven and seven Roanoke squad to earn a shot the post season.
First the Steam MUST win its remaining two games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we need]
[SUPER=01-Steven Jerry/Steam Head Coach;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=Macon to win out]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Roanoke's last home game is this Saturday night at 7:30 against the Lincoln Lightning.

[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[GRAPHIC=Tony Stewart]


Tony Stewart will be penalized, but when is another story. NASCAR is planning to punish Stewart for an outburst after Saturday night's Pepsi 400. He will most likely lose points and be fined. However, out of respect for Stewart's grandfather who passed away over the weekend, NASCAR is holding off on any announcement. The funeral was yesterday in Indiana.

[S-Wood]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=TRUCK SERIES]

The Craftsman Truck series originally had until next season to prepare for Jon Wood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; :00]

Instead the third generation Wood has earned a truck ride with Roush Racing for the rest of this season. Jon has driven four races for Roush and recorded a top ten and top 5. Chuck Hossfeld has been released to make room for Wood.
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[S-Hall]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 935TC]
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This Saturday, in Pensacola, Florida is the time and the site for the National Women's Football League Super Bowl and a local woman won't be part of the game, but she has definitely impacted the league this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnson City, TN]

The Tennessee Venom, based out of Johnson City, Tennessee featured among others Radford University student Meghan Hall, who at five feet 7 inches tall and all of 130 pounds was by far the smallest person on her team.
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[IN Q=Well, some of those...]
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[OUT Q=...AWAY FROM THEM."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Meghan's dad lives in Roanoke County and admits his daughter's success as a reciever-slash-punt returner-slash defensive back even surprised him.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I've always...]
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[OUT Q=...JUST WONDERFUL."]
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[VO CON'T] Meghan certainly has good athletic genes. Her cousin is Seth Noonkester the former Glenvar and Virginia Tech player, and her younger brother Preston won a state championship in wrestling this past season at Christiansburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, what she...]
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[OUT Q=...GREAT GRAND KIDS."(DOULBE OUT!!!)]
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[S-Hodge]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The NBDL will invade the Star City this coming basketball season. How well the Roanoke based team does at the ticket gates might have a little to do with the presence of some local talent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week; :00]

One guy who could be a drawing card and would love to give the new league a shot is Odell Hodge. Last week he helped out at George Lynch's roundball camp, but for the past four years the 1997 Old Dominion graduate has been playing professionally in Belgium.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I would...]
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[OUT Q=...PLAY IN."]
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Hodge, who was a multiple all-state selection during his days at Laurel Park had his jersey number retired at the school in 1995. He later became the CAA's player of the year in 1997. And while he's making good money in Europe the fire still burns to play in the NBA.
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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team may have one of its best scorers back for the start of the 2001-2002 season.
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Chrystal Starling underwent successful surgery June 29th to repair her dislocated right shoulder.
She's expected to be out until November, but could be ready for the start of the upcoming season.
Starling was second on the team in scoring, coming off the bench to average almost 11 points a game and more than four rebounds.
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The NBDL hopes to have talent on the court. Today the league signed a big name off it
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The commissioner of the Southern Conference, Alfred White, announced that he is leaving that post to join the new league. White, who has been the Southern Conference commissioner since May of 1998, will be the president of the NBDL's Asheville franchise.

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You won't have to wait three days for your Monday mail to arrive.
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The Postal Service has decided to continue Saturday delivery.
The idea of cutting service back to five days was intended to make up for two billion dollars in losses.
Lawmakers said that a decision to cut Saturday service could destroy the agency, while devastating the economy.
The plan was rejected today after drawing criticism from Congress and the public.
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