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Coming up on News 7-
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Governor Gilmore tours flood ravaged Southwest Virginia.
President Clinton gets a hero's welcome in Harlem.
It's caused controversy at Smith Mountain Lake, now this chicken is hitting the road.
And Redskins training camp is open for business.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


There are no easy answers tonight, as the loss of jobs in Franklin County brings a search for some answers.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening....

[Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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With hundreds of jobs heading south, members of Rocky Mount Town council, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors., and the Economic Development Commission came together tonight. [***News 7 AT 11 MB Graphic***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and JoeD /MB Set]


Joe Dashiell was there as well... and has more tonight on the challenge that Franklin County faces.
[LIVE=Joe /FULL MB Graphic]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Jean... like many communities that have long depended on traditional industries, Franklin County is now enduring an economic downturn that has hit hard.
tonight, the message was clear... there is no quick fix... but also some optimism that their economic development efforts will eventually pay off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The loss of Lane Furniture]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/June; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Sparks/Economic Dev. Partnership; :11]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Supervisors Chairman; :35]
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Rocky Mount Mayor; :47]
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[OUT Q=we're working on it.]


((The loss of Lane Furniture has brought uncertainty for hundreds of employees, attracted the attention of statewide candidates... but so far there is no promise of new jobs.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think there is reason for optimism]

((I THINK THERE IS REASON FOR OPTIMISM IN OUR WHOLE REGION, IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT AND THAT'S THE UNFORTUNATE THING , ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE PEOPLE NOW WHO'VE LOST THEIR JOBS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=who've lost their jobs.]


As Franklin county officials took a hard look at their economic development efforts, they wondered if they could learn something from other localities such as Botetourt County that are landing new industrial prospects... and if they could do a better job of playing to Franklin County's strengths.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think maybe we should ]

((WAYNE ANGELL/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK MAYBE WE SHOULD BE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC IN THE INDUSTRIES WE TARGET AND TRY TO WORK WITH THE TOWN AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO POOL OUR RESOURCES TO GIVE US A BETTER POSITION.))
((MARK NEWBILL/ROCKY MOUNT MAYOR: BRIGHTER DAYS ARE AHEAD AND WE'LL KEEP ON WORKING. AND WE JUST WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW WE'RE NOT SITTING BACK, WE'RE WORKING ON IT.)) [RUNS:21]
[OUT Q=we're working on it.]))
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[N7 @ 11 MB GRaphic]
[LIVE= Joe /FULL MB SET]


Tonight, officials talked of fine-tuning their efforts... and calling on corporate executives who've retired at Smith Mountain Lake to help with recruitment.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan and JoeD /MB Set;]


Though there is frustration that a strong workforce and excellent quality of life aren't enough to attract new industry, Jean they remain confident that their efforts will eventually bear fruit.

[Missing-Girl]


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Two teenage girls are missing from the Presbyterian Children's home in Wytheville.
Wytheville Police say the two were last seen yesterday morning.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
14 year Amber Dawn Thomas is white-
She's five feet one inch tall and weights 115 pounds... with brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes.
She was wearing a brown shirt and green pants. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
Her friend 13 year old Stephanie Nicole Riffe is also missing- She is five feet tall and weighs 116 pounds.
Riffe has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and shorts.
Thomas' mother says the girls may have been spotted at the Flying J Truck stop hitching a ride to Miami with a trucker. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
If you have any information, call the Wytheville Town Police at 540 223-3300.
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[Gilmore-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Governor Jim Gilmore got a birds-eye view of flood damage in Southwest Virginia earlier today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Scott Co.]


A state helicopter took the governor over Scott and Wise Counties.
He also got a closer look from the ground.
One man was killed and many others left homeless when heavy rains forced streams and creeks out of their banks.
The governor has sent in National Guard troops and promises that more help is on the way.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The state stands behind]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE STATE STANDS BEHIND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, FAITHFULLY AND LOYALLY AND WE INTEND TO BE THERE FOR THEM NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ANYTIME.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=what happens anytime.]
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[VO-NAT]


Volunteers have been clearing debris and going door-to-door adding up the damage.
The Red Cross has about one thousand relief workers in the Applachians right now, with more aid on the way.
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[WV-Flooding]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV;]


Flooding once is enough.. but McDowell County West Virginia's been hit three times in the past month. People have abandomed many homes in small communities.. many homes are beyond repair. Those who remained are getting help by several groups- including the Red Cros. Recovery could cost 180-million dollars.
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[SOT 42:07:14 / 21:38:00]
[IN Q=its most ]

((SAMUEL HAZZARD/FLOOD VICTIM; IT'S MOST GRATIFYING THAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING FROM FAR AWAY ARE CONSIDERING HOW DEVASTATING THIS FLOOD IS. JOHN REED/FLOOD RELIEF MANAGER; THE EFFORTS MOST FOLKS ARE PUTTING FORTH ITS MOST APPRECIATED, PLEASE DON'T STOP ITS NOT OVER YET.))
[SUPER=01-Samuel Hazzard/Flood Victim; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Reed/Flood Relief Manager; :06]
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[OUT Q=IT'S NOT OVER YET.]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers say nonperishable food items and cleaning supplies are needed the most. If you would like to make any kind of donation....
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-HELP-NOW.
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[MRI-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An M-R-I is a routine test given at hospitals across the nation, but at one New York State hospital.. it turned deadly for a six year old patient.
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[VO-NAT 20:02:09]
[SUPER=03-Valhalla, NY]


Medical authorities say an oxygen tank was left in the wrong room at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
The MRI machines 10-ton electromagnet pulled in the tan... The magnetized tank flew through the air and struck the boy in the head fracturing his skull.
The boy who had undergone surgery before the MRI was sedated when he was struck.
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[Anchor=Jean]
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The Hospital says it assumes full responsibility and will do anything it can to ease the family's grief.

[Bedford-Body]


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Authorities in Bedford have identified the man who drowned there over the weekend.
They say the victim was 63- year- old Benjamin Harrison Porter of Bedford.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday]


A group of children discovered the body on Sunday afternoon while playing in a creek near the Westgate Shopping Center.
Police say Porter was last heard from on Saturday morning. They say he was at the pay phone in front of the Bedford Winn Dixie shortly before nine AM.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators with the Bedford Police Department would like to speak with anyone who saw Porter on Saturday morning.

[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Greensboro man- -on trial for kidnapping his wife last year in Salem- -wept through much of his estranged wife's testimony today in federal court.
It reached the point where his own attorney moved for a mistrial, again questioning his client's competency to stand trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Glenn Dexter Powell had slept behind the garage of his in-laws home- -waiting for his mother in law to leave for work, according to the prosecutor.
Around 7:30 the morning of November 16 last year, Powell allegedly entered the house armed with a 9-millimeter pistol. He threatened to kill Kimberly Powell, then took her and the three children at gunpoint.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


"I don't know how much is make believe," said Judge Turk said of Powell's tears. Powell fired back, "this is no act. These are real tears."
The trial in federal court resumes tomorrow.

[SML-Chicken]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Smith Mountain Lake's most loved AND reviled chicken is getting a new perch... on the back of a pink Cadillac convertible.
The Franklin County Planning Commission ordered its owner to take it down last month, but as Marya Jones reports, he hatched a new plan in response.
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[IN Q=When this chicken]
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[SUPER=01-Joe Altadonna/Chicken Owner; :16]
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(( When this chicken crosses the road, it's bound to turn some heads before it gets to the other side.
Afterall, the 8-foot fiberglass fowl now perched atop a pink Cadillac may be Smith Mountain Lake's most famous outlaw.
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[SOT 12:16:51 - 12:17:00]

((JOE ALTADONNA: CHICKEN IS BIG STAR NOW. SO NOW WE LET IT DRIVE IN STYLE IN A PINK CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE. )) [RUNS:09]
Back in June, the county's planning commission ordered the chicken's execution...
Joe Altadonna put it out on Route 616 to promote his business, Westlake Safari Mini Golf.
But the county said he'd violated a sign law -- by putting the bird too close to other signs and the road.
Altadonna says THAT bird won't budge.
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[SOT 12:15:18 - :24]

(( THEY THINK THEY OWN THE COUNTRY AND THEY'RE WRONG. WE GOT THE RIGHT TO PUT WE WANT ON OUR OWN PROPERTY.)) [RUNS:07]
Altadonna is fighting the planning commission in court... but in the meantime, he decided to have some fun by putting ANOTHER bird on his Cadillac.
And this time, he says, it's perfectly legal.
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[SOT 12:14:36 - :41]

(( PERFECTLY LEGAL. I NEVER DO NOTHING ILLEGAL.)) [RUNS:05]
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[SOT 12:22:57 - 12:23:07]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: SUPPORT FOR THE BIRD HAS SPARKED T-SHIRTS, SIGNS, EVEN A NAME THE CHICKEN CONTEST THAT'S ATTRACTED MORE THAN 800 ENTRIES. SO DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT THE BIRD IS ACTUALLY A ROOSTER? IT'S OWNER SAYS NO.)) [RUNS:10]
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[SOT 12:16:07 - :10]

((TO ME IT'S A CHICKEN. A ROOSTER, A CHICKEN, STILL IT'S CHICKEN.)) [RUNS:03]
To critics, the rooster may be a tacky eyesore ... but as Joe Altadonna sees it, it's poultry in motion.
Marya Jones, News-7, Franklin County.))

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Are they tourists or in trouble?
Four boy scouts attending the National Jamboree here in Virginia are missing.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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And computer users.. beware the latest bug.
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[SOT]
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((YOU JUST BLINK AND ITS GONE IN AN INSTANT. ALL THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON YOUR COMPUTER IS LOCKED UP AND YOU CAN'T RECOVER IT.))
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[OUT Q=AND YOU CAN'T RECOVER IT. ]
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[VO-NAT]


Don't want it to happen to you?
Details on how to avoid the latest computer bug.. coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=first audio]
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[OUT Q=..in sports"]
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[Computer-Worm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Computer users beware.
There's a new virus out and this time even the government isn't safe.
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[VO-NAT]


It's called Code Red Worm and it seems to happen in cycles with the next attack set for tomorrow night.
It causes computers to slow down -even meltdown.
It can paralyze an entire system and experts warn that even national security computers aren't safe.
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[SOT 16:47:18]
[IN Q=We are taking]

((RONALD DICK/FBI NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION CENTER: WE ARE TAKING THIS WORM MOST SERIOUSLY DUE TO ITS ABILITY TO PROLIFERATE AT A DRAMATIC RATE))
[SUPER=01-Ronald Dick/FBI Nat. Infrastructure Protection Cen.]
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[OUT Q=at a dramatic rate]
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When the worm attacks, the words "Hacked by Chinese" appear on the screen, but there are measures you can take.
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[SOT 16:48:07]
[IN Q=Businesses and individuals]

((KEN WATSON/PARTNERSHIP FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY: BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES ... REMOVES WORM FROM MEMORY))
[SUPER=01-Ken Watson/Partnership For Infrastructure Sec.]
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[OUT Q=worm from memory]
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You can also download a patch from Microsoft to protect your computer.
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[Scouts-Missing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Four boy Scouts are missing from the National Boy Scout Jamboree near Fredericksburg.
The four scouts from Tanzania were reported missing last night.
Officials don't know if they are seeking asylum, or just sightseeing.
Police say some of the missing scouts have relatives in Maryland.

[FBI-Director]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=twa]
[TAPE#=net]
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Confirmation hearings are underway for the man nominated to be the next F-B-I director.
Robert (Mull-er) Mueller faces some heated discussion over the tarnished image of the country's leading law enforcement agency.
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[IN Q=Many believe]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Mueller/FBI Director Nominee; :15]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Grassley/(R) Iowa; :46]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

((TRACK: MANY BELIEVE 56-YEAR-OLD ROBERT MUELLER A CAREER PROSECUTOR AND DECORATED MARINE IS ALL BUT ASSURED CONFIRMATION AS THE NEW HEAD OF THE F-B-I. BUT IF GIVEN THE NOD, HE KNOWS HE LL BE UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY FROM BOTH CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC.
(Super: Robert Mueller/FBI Director Nominee)
SOT: If I have the honor of being confirmed by the Senate, I will make it my highest priority to restore the public's c

onfidence in the FBI to re-earn the faith and trust of the American people. (:09) TRACK: SENATORS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WARNED MUELLER THAT CONGRESS WOULD TAKE A MORE HANDS-ON APPROACH IN THE DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE F-B-I AFTER SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE MIS-STEPS INCLUDING WACO AND RUBY RIDGE AND THE MORE RECENTLY THE HANSSEN SPY CASE AND DOCUMENTS THAT SHOWED UP AT THE LAST MINUTE.. CAUSING A DELAY IN THE TIMOTHY MCVEIGH EXECUTION.
(Super: Sen. Charles Grassley/R-Iowa)
SOT: The FBI is in desperate need of a director who will make drastic changes in the bureau's management culture. This

person must be able to sweep out the culture of arrogance. (:10) TRACK: THIS PERCEIVED ARROGANCE, AS WELL AS MANAGEMENT, SECURITY, AND COMPUTER PROBLEMS ARE ALL UNDER ATTACK AND MUELLER SAYS HE STANDS READY TO FIX THEM.
SOT: (Robert Mueller) Every significant mistake must be examined to determine whether broader reform is necessary. We m

ust learn from our mistakes or we ll be bound to repeat them. (:12)
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Reform has already started. The House passed a bill creating a new position at the Justice Department to oversee the FBI, and while the Senate has not passed any such reform yet, the bureau s new director will most certainly face big changes. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some former Presidents want to give you an extra day off, but you'll still have a job to do.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, the whale that played Willy may not want to be free after all.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Clinton-Harlem]


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Former President Clinton promises he'll be a good neighbor in Harlem.
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((NAT SOUND MUSIC.))
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He moved into his office today in the historic neighborhood-
Thousands turned out- but not all welcomed Clinton.
Some say his presence will drive up rents and drive out small businesses.
Clinton said he's worked to help Harlem.
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[SOT 14:56:24]
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((EMPLOYMENTS CUT IN HALF... IS YET TO BE. CHEERS.))
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[OUT Q=YET TO BE. CHEERS.]
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The former President said he doesn't want anyone to be run out because he's coming in.
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[Election-Changes]


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Want another day off from work?
The National Commission on Federal Election Reform recommends making Election Day a federal holiday.
The committee that was chaired by former Presidents Ford and Carter would also like to stop using punch card ballots, the voting system that was responsible for the controversy in last fall's Florida election recount.

[S-Extra]


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Vinton is taking up a lot of space at the Dixie world series in two divisions and training camp notes from the Redskins, Panthers and Falcons
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


but first our extra point. Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin has entered an innocent plea in his felony drug case. He was arrested last August on charge of possessing less than a gram of cocaine. Irvin, who retired last year, claims the drugs were not his and insists he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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[S-Vinton]


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The Vinton boys 13 and 14 year old baseball team competes in the Dixie World Series this weekend in Sulfur Louisiana.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


The team is made up of 13 players and three coaches. Vinton is 9 and 1 on the season after winning the Virginia state championship last weekend over South Boston. The tournament is double elimination and the team looks forward to the adventure.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Hayden/Vinton Catcher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Nester/Vinton Shortstop; :11]
[SUPER=01-Steve Young/Vinton Coach; :19]
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[OUT Q=...played so far to get here"]
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[S-Dixie]


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Now Vinton's 15 and 16 year old boys baseball team wrapped up play tonight in the Dixie pre major world series in Florence, South Carolina. Vinton lost to Florida tonight 5-nothing. The Vinton team returns home tomorrow after going 1 and 2 in the double elimination tournament. Vinton lost last night in a 1 am rain delayed game 7-4 to Louisiana.

[S-Sadler]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Winston Cup drivers head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for the Brickyard 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

And Wood Brothers driver Elliott Sadler will have a new look. The United States Airforce has signed on as an associate sponsor for the 21 Motorcraft Ford. In an effort to boost recruiting the Air Force will be at the track with Sadler and take a 21 car to high schools and malls. And a b-52 with the number 21 on it will buzz Indianapolis before the Brickyard 400.
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[S-Panthers]


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The Carolina Panthers are going through training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. One key for the cats will be the running game. Tim Biakabatuka, who has a string of injury filled seasons, says he and his offensive line are healthy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=you]
[SUPER=01-Tim Biakabatuka/Panthers Running Back; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=..and it's different"]

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The Redskins opened training camp yesterday without top draft picks Rod Gardner and Fred Smoot. So some other faces occupied the media's attention yesterday. Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have more from Carlisle Pennsylvania.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :07]
[SUPER=01-Jeff George/Redskins Quarterback; :29]
[SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Seventh Season with Redskins; :40]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :48]
[SUPER=01-Ki-Jana Carter/1995 Overall Number One Pick; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Redskins Head Coach; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Darrien Gordon/Eight Year NFL Veteran; 1:45]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Express]


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The Express got a late start on signing players and head coach Perry Florio is working hard to catch up. Today he signed Peter Gardiner for another season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The six foot five 240 pound right winger scored 15 goals and tallied 34 points in 62 games this past season and was plus 11 for the Express, which was third best on the team. He also had 132 penalty minutes. Florio has now signed three players and the Express has commitments from 12 other players.
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One league note. ECHL coach of the year Troy Ward has resigned. Trenton's coach has taken an unspecified job with the ECHL office. he led Trenton to the league championship series.

[Keiko]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It seems everyone's tried just about everything to free Keiko.. the whale. But now it appears Keiko doesn't want to be free.
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[VO-NAT 09]
[SUPER=03-Vestmannaeyiar, Iceland;]


The Star of the film "Free Willy" has been going on Ocean walks.... Scientists are trying to re-unite him in the wild waters off of Iceland.
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[SOT 14:17:17]
[IN Q=]

((JEFF FOSTER/OCEAN FUTURES; WE ASKED HIM TO GO BACK. WE GAVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE HE CHOSE THE SOUTH POOL WITH HIGH REINFORCEMENT AND HIGH COMFORT LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Foster/Ocean Futures;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=HIGH COMFORT LEVEL.]
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After more than 60 trips out of his pen, Keiko appears reluctant to rejoin the killer whale pods near his home.
While Kieko has made great strides integrating with other killer whales since last year, he still dives below the monitoring boat as if to try to protect his "human" pod.
Keiko's been in captivity since 1979- when he was two years old. (------------)