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Coming up on News 7
One long time lawmaker decides he's NOT running for re-election.
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[VO-NAT]


While a longtime car dealer is selling his shop.
Plus something's interfering with the phone.. TV.. even the computer in one neighborhood.
And some would say this tradition is crazy.
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[Anchor=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 07:55:12]
[IN Q=All evening]

((ALL EVENING WE CAN'T LISTEN TO THE T-V. MY NEXT- DOOR NEIGHBOR CAN'T LISTEN TO THE RADIO. MY HUSBAND CAN'T USE THE COMPUTER, AND IT'S ON ALL THE TELEPHONES AND IT'S ALL OVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S NOT JUST US.))
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[OUT Q=it's not just us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Interference from a C-B radio has a Lynchburg couple hearing voices.. They.. along with their their neighbors want city council to do something about it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The conversations can be graphic, the language vulgar.
And despite all their efforts, a Lynchburg couple can't get rid of the problem.
Now they hope City Hall can help.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The problem started]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stella Slade/Resident; :16]
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney; :51]
[SUPER=01-Paul Waltz/Ham Radio Operator; 1:09]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( The problem started for Al and Stella Slade about a year ago, when they noticed voices creeping into their t-v, their computer.. even their telephone.
The problem, according to the Slades, is a neighbor whose C-B radio traffic overrides electrical devices in their home.
[SOT 7:47:09]

((STELLA SLADE/RESIDENT: FOR OVER A YEAR, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BEEN HARASSED BY C-B OPERATORS, DROWNING OUT OUR T-V'S, COMPUTERS, PHONES AND RADIOS WITH OBSCENE LANGUAGE AND CURSING, AT TIMES EVEN THREATENING TO KILL SOMEONE.))
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[OUT Q=kill someone.]


The Slades have tried everything including filters and shields but the problem persists.
Now they and 26 of their neighbors are asking city council to help.
The F-C-C now allows local governments to enforce the regulations for citizens band radios.. but whether the city can afford to do the federal government's job is another question.
[SOT 7:53:58]

((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: THIS IS GOING TO REQUIRE SPECIALIZED TRAINING, IT WILL REQUIRE EQUIPMENT TO BE ABLE TO MONITOR, IDENTIFY INTERFERENCE LEVELS, SO IF COUNCIL WANTS TO GET IN THIS AREA, IT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT REQUIRES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.))
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[OUT Q=additional resources.]


Local radio enthusiasts hope the problem can be worked out without government interference.
[SOT 8:27:07]

((PAUL WALTZ/LOCAL HAM OPERATOR: I THINK THEY CAN BE WORKED OUT. BECAUSE AS FAR AS THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND WHAT WE GO BY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT, WE OURSELVES NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE IN USING IT TO START WITH.))
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[OUT Q=to start with.]


City staff have promised to investigate the problem.. the Slades have promised to take their case to Washington if necessary.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Clement]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Whitt Clement]


He's represented Southside for 14 years, but Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says he's had enough.
Clement said he decided this morning NOT to run for re-election.
Although he enjoyed campaigning, Clement said he did not look forward to returning to Richmond if re-elected.
He's looking forward to spending more time with his family and practicing law.

[Cole-Monument]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A monument to 17 people killed in the terrorist bombing of the U-S-S Cole will be dedicated at the Norfolk Naval Station this fall.
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[VO-NAT]


Pittsylvania County native Timothy Saunders was among those killed in the blast.
[SUPER=03-Pascagoula, MS]


The Cole is being repaired in Mississippi and is expected to return to Norfolk next spring.
The ship's crew came up with the idea for the memorial which will be dedicated on October 12th, the first anniversary of the attack.
It's expected to cost up to 150-thousand dollars.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Two people are dead following in a single-engine plan crash in western Virginia today.
State Police say a flight instructor from Rockingham County and his Harrisonburg student died when their plane crashed shortly before 4 p-m near the Massanutten Resort.
A state police spokewoman says it was unclear who had control of the plane when it hit an oak tree and slid to the ground in a man's back yard.

[Roanoke-Times]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
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The Roanoke Times says a new printing plant would enhance the central city and keep 400 employees downtown. And today representatives of the paper said the facility WILL be a good neighbor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The newspaper outlined the proposal for members of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Attorney Stan Barnhill said the new plant would have less impact on the neighborhood, than other projects that are allowed under current zoning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In fact, I would contend]

((STAN BARNHILL/ROANOKE TIMES ATTORNEY: IN FACT I WOULD CONTEND AND HOPEFULLY THE BOARD WILL AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT AS I GO THROUGH SOME OF THESE OTHER ITEMS, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE OF A MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITH LESS IMPACT ON ITS SURROUNDINGS THAN THIS BUILDING WILL HAVE.)) ((DAVID BOWERS/OPPONENTS ATTORNEY: WE THINK THAT AS A MATTER OF LAW, THE ROANOKE TIMES CANNOT PREVAIL ON THIS SITE.))


[SUPER=01-Stan Barnhill/Roanoke Times Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Opponents Attorney; :18]
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[OUT Q=cannot prevail on this site.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two members of the board were absent, so the newspaper asked for a delay on its petition.
The board will consider the proposal again next month.
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[Warner-Education]


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The group that represents 57- thousand teachers in Virginia is NOT happy with the plan Mark Earley unveiled yesterday in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


The Republican candidate for governor is proposing a new set of teacher competency tests.
The Virginia Education Association says it's the latest fallout of a "test-crazed environment."
Virginia teachers already have hurdles to leap.
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[SOT 15:29:34]
[IN Q=Before they can be certified]

((JEAN BANKOS/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: BEFORE THEY CAN BE CERTIFIED OR LICENSED IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, THEY HAVE TO PASS PRAXIS ONE AND PRAXIS TWO. PRAXIS TWO HAS THE HIGHEST CUT SCORES IN THE COUNTRY. SO WE'RE ALREADY SETTING A HIGH STANDARD FOR THE BEGINNING TEACHERS COMING INTO THE PROFESSION. AND THEN STILL TEACHERS HAVE TO RECERTIFY EVERY FIVE YEARS, DO THE COLLEGE CREDIT, OR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.))
[SUPER=401-Jean Bankos/Virginia Education Assoc.;]
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[OUT Q=college credit, or continuing professional development.]
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[VO-NAT :09]


The Virginia Education Association has already endorsed Democrat Mark Warner -- who unveiled an ad this week featuring a Floyd County math teacher.
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[Keister-Shuler]


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Two Democratic Delegates hit by re-districting say they plan to return to Richmond representing new districts.
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[SUPER=403-Dublin;]

Jim Shuler says he'll run in the 7th House of Delegates District after serving eight years in the 12th. Democrat Benny Keister, who's recovering from a recent stroke, is in the process of moving so he can run for re-election in the 6th District. Both candidates are eager for economic development in the New River Valley.
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[SOT 28:55 / 34:01]
[IN Q= A LOT OF CHALLENGES]

(( JIM SHULER/(D) 7TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; A LOT OF CHALLENGES TO BALANCE UNMET EDUCATION NEEDS HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS WITH LIMITED STATE RESOURCES BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO RETURN TO RICHMOND TO REPRESENT ALL THE CITIZENS OF THIS REDRAWN DISTRICT.)) ((BENNY KEISTER/(D) 6TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; EDUCATION IS ALWAYS NEAR AND DEAR TO ME BECAUSE I'M A RETIRED TEACHER BUT AT THE SAME TIME I LOOK AT HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.))
[SUPER=401-Jim Shuler/(D) 7th District Delegate Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=401-Benny Keister/(D) 6th District Delegate Candidate; :15]
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[OUT Q=HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Keister is up against Republican Billy Ashworth, a Wytheville businessman. Shuler will face the G-O-P's Dave Nutter, a spokesman at Virginia Tech.
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[Archbishop]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Catholic priests are not allowed to married... but one Catholic Archbishop from Zambia did just that.
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[VO-NAT 14:53:30]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Now Archbishop Emanuel Milango is apparently leaving his wife and returning to the Catholic Church.
Milingo defied the church by taking part in a mass wedding conducted by Sun Myung Moon last May.
Today the vatican says Milingo wrote a letter to the Pope saying he would leave his wife and cut ties with Moon.


But this saga isn't over. Milingo has not been able to see his wife.
His wife has announced she's starting a hunger strike- in an effort to see her husband.
And she says she might be pregnant.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead, President Bush gets his hands dirty teaching forest fire prevention...
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[VO-NAT]


While the real thing rages in several Western states.
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[Sports-preview]


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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lengthy and at times heated. That's one way to sum up tonight's Roanoke city school board meeting. As Teresa Hamilton reports-- the issue of the system's hiring practices was at the center of the debate.
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[IN Q=A recent audit]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bart Edwards/Former Roanoke Coach; :18]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Roanoke School Board Member; :46]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent; 1:13]
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(( A recent audit of the school system's human resources department found a number of employees had been hired with criminal records. Since then-- some have been let go. Bart Edwards is a former football coach who turned out hoping to salvage his job. He has convictions for bad checks.
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[sot 00:55:59]
[IN Q= TWO AND A ]

((TWO AND A HALF WEEKS AGO I WAS INFORMED BY COACH SMITH I COULD NOT WORK BECAUSE I'M A CONVICTED FELON-- YES, I AM. I HAVEN'T HIDDEN THAT FACT. I HAVE PAID MY DEBTS HOW MANY MORE TIMES MUST I PAY MY DEBTS.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=pay my debts.]

Board Member Melinda Payne wanted to discuss Edward's case in more detail but the board voted NOT to take up the issue. Payne also argued that the school system's hiring policy needs to be more rigid.
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[sot 01:45:38]

((MELINDA PAYNE/ROANOKE SCHOOL BOARD: I JUST THINK THAT IF YOU'VE GOT A SET OF STANDARDS TO FOLLOW THEN THERE'S NO QUESTION NOW THAT PERSON GOT HIRED AND FOLKS CAN'T PUT US UNDER THE MICROSCOPE AND... YOU HIRE SOMEONE.)) [RUNS15]
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Superintendent Wayne Harris disagrees... he says the school system's hiring policy adheres to state law and that discretion is needed.
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[sot]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: IF THEY WERE TO TAKE AWAY ALL DISCRIMINATION ULTIMATELY WE WOULD HAVE MANY JOBS THAT WOULD BE VACANT I DON'T BELIEVE THE BOARD WOULD DO THAT.)) [runs09]
[out q= would do that.]

The man who performed the audit would also like to see the hiring policy become more rigid-- The Superintendent has assembled a team that will look at the issue in more detail-- and report back to the board later this year. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Wildfires are burning across several Western states-
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[VO-NAT 20:19:56]
[SUPER=03-Emigrant Gap, CA]


So far blackening more than 300-thousand acres.
Some 40 fires in all are crackling through tinder, dry timber and brush.
In California, the emigrant gap blaze north of Sacramento has closed Interstate 80 because of the smoke.
[Super=03-Southern Oregon;]


In Southern Oregon a state of emergency's been declared because of a 5-thousand acre fire- a threat to some tiny towns and several homes.
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[SOT 20:07:04]
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((THEY CAN'T CONTAIN IT. IT IS JUST SO OUT OF CONTROL. THE ENVIRONMENT HERE IS SO EXTREMELY DRY.))
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Schattler/Homeowner;]
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[OUT Q=SO EXTREMELY DRY.]
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[VO-NAT]


That's because there was so little winter snow and spring rain-
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[Bush-West]


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President Bush is out West helping park officials work on fire prevention.
But the president may have another fire to put out- protesters showed up at a hotel where he spoke tonight.
Jennifer Miller has more from Denver.
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[SUPER=03-Estes, CO;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News Denver.]

((President Bush used the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountain National Park to send a signal...he DOES care about the environment. REPAIRING A TRAIL AND clearing brush, one day after his administration backed a plan to give Western states and local governments more latitude in fighting wildfires. Bush: There are some who would let our forests fall apart..we are not gonna let that happen. BUT AWAY FROM THE TRAILS MR. BUSH'S WELCOME WASN'T EXACTLY BRACING. ENVIRONMENTALISTS POSTED FULL-PAGE ADS IN THE STATE'S TWO LARGEST NEWSPAPERS, QUESTIONING HIS COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT. Among the criticism..HIS PROPOSAL to allow road construction in millions of acres of national forests. MR. BUSH TRIED TIME AND TIME AGAIN.. TO PERSUADE THOSE CRITICS ....THEY NEEDN'T BE CONCERNED. BUSH: This administration is going to be wide and full of concern.. to preserve our beauty. BUT IT WASN'T JUST THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WAS ON THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA..IT WAS FAMILY VALUES. BUSH: We must teach our children the values of respect. SO THE PRESIDENT JOINED YMCA FAMILIES FOR A BARBECUE LUNCH. WHAT COULD BE MORE AMERICAN THAN A PICNIC WITH BARBECUED BEEF AND GRILLED CHICKEN. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS, WHO CAME TO THE PARK, WERE KEPT AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENT ... AND-- TUESDAY NIGHT MORE PROTESTERS ... THIS TIME AT A FUNDRAISING DINNER AT THE ADAM'S MARK HOTEL IN DENVER. DOZENS MARCHED THE STREETS ... SUPPORTING ANARCHY AND PROTESTING EVERYTHING FROM CAPITALISM TO BUSH'S ENERGY PLAN. BUT THE FUNDRAISING DINNER WAS STILL SUCCESSFUL ... RAISING 1-POINT-4 MILLION DOLLARS FOR REPUBLICANS. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, DENVER.))

[Italy-Prisoner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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An American woman being held in an Italian prison is free tonight.
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[VO-NAT ]
[Super=03-Voghera, Italy;]


A judge citing a lack of evidence against 21 year old Susanna Thomas- ordered her released from prison and deported from Italy.
[Super=04-Last Month; 20:14:52]


The New Jersey woman was one of several people from a theater group arrested during rioting outside the G-8 summit last month.
Thomas said several people were abused shortly after their arrest- before being sent to Voghera prison.
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[SOT 20:13:54]
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((SUSANNA THOMAS: BEFORE WE ARRIVED IN VOGHERA SOME OF US WERE SEVERELY BEATEN AND OTHERS WERE PHYSICALLY AND SEXUALLY THREATENED AND HARASSED. I PERSONALLY WAS UNDERGOING SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SO RECEIVED NO MISTREATMENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Susanna Thomas/Freed American;]
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[OUT Q=received no mistreatment.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's still unclear when Thomas will be allowed to fly back to the United States.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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[SS=None]


It's been in business for more than 60 years, but a Roanoke car dealership has run out of gas.
Find out more next News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And watch what happens when an explosive tradition gets out of hand.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Woodson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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After 64 years in business, a local car dealership is closing its doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Rick Woodson, owner of Woodson Pontiac, has decided to retire.
Berglund will buy Woodson's entire inventory of cars and the building on Williamson Road.
No word yet on what that facility will be used for.
Rick Woodson Honda will continue to operate.
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[Firecracker-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It's a dangerous tradition in Spain... playful fighting with FIRECRACKERS, but this year's event got really out of hand.... injuring 164 people- three seroiusly.
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[VO-NAT 14:18:10 ]
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For the annual event, police secure an area where locals.. wearing helmuts, gloves and boots... lob lit firecrackers at one another.
Dozens are injured every year.
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[VO-NAT 22 plus pad]


The three seriously injured suffered second and third degree burns.
Police say more than 15 tons of firecracker powder were used-
The tradition dates back to the 17th century when heads of famlies climbed roofs and lit one firecracker for each of their children in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
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[S-Extra]


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Avalanche/Cannons highlights and a former Tech QB is coaching at Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Last Night; :00]

In our extra point the Baltimore-Philadelphia preseason game was officially canceled this afternoon, a day after it was postponed because of an unplayable field at Veterans Stadium. The decision was made by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue after a conference call with Eagles and Ravens officials.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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A battle of two second place teams in their respective divisions last night as Salem took on Potomac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


Mugsy givin some love to this young lady as he looks for the sweetheart of the night.
Lets start with defense. Cannons catcher Jamie Pogue guns down Dan Phillips trying to steal second.
Then, the Avs turn. First Phillips makes the nice running catch to prevent a Potomac base hit and then,
[SUPER=37-Potomac/5/Salem/7;]

Salem pitcher Josh Axelson somehow gets a glove on the bullet back at him off the Cannons batters bat to end the second inning quickly.
To the bottom of the third, Phillips makes up for the failed stolen base with this rip down the third baseline that plates Tino Sanchez and the Avs win it 7-5.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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On to Major League Baseball, Orioles and Royals at Camden Yards in B-town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles; :00]


Cal Ripken's first homer at Camden Yards this season was the difference in Baltimore's 5-to-2 win over Kansas City. The Orioles trailed 2-to-0 until Ripken deposited a three-run
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/5/Kansas City/2;]

blast over the fence in left field. Ripken had two hits to move past George Brett into sole possession of 13th place on the all-time list. The Iron Man has three-thousand-155 base hits.
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[S-Dave]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


Former Virginia Tech quarterback Dave Meyer's dream is to play in the NFL, but right now, he is unselfishly helping some high school football players try and achieve theirs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Northside head coach Jim Hickam has added Meyer to his coaching staff for the time being.
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[OUT Q=....up coming season"]
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[VO-NAT]


Meyer competed at Indianapolis's training camp but was then released after the Colts signed veteran quarterback Mark Rypien. Meyer hopes the phone will ring soon from an NFL team.
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[IN Q="]
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[S-QB]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-98]
[GRAPHIC=redskins]


The Redskins search for a back up quarterback has gotten downright weird.
Last night, Washington sources told News 7 sports, that in addition to working out Danny Kanell yesterday that now the Skins are interested in either Gus Frerotte or Tony Banks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The Redskins NFC rival Dallas Cowboys cut Banks yesterday, releasing the man they said would be their starting quarterback this coming football season. The job likely falls to their top draft pick, Quincy Carter out of Georgia.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=off the chair]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD;]


Now Banks, at this time is the Redskins first option, but Washington is also talking with Denver to see if the Broncos would consider a trade that would bring Frerotte back to the Redskins. Frerotte originally signed a four year 18 million dollar deal back on July 18th, 1997.
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[S-Bruce]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Redskins were back at practice in training camp today. Bruce Smith's recent injury will likely sideline him Friday against the Falcons. But Mike Stevens says Bruce will be ready for a playoff run.
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[IN Q=BRUCE SMITH...]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/17th Season in the NFL; :35]
[SUPER=04-Last Thursday; :59]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( Bruce Smith is now in his 17th season in the National Football League. During that time the Tech hall of famer has seen it all, and some of what he's seen he would just as soon forget. Last season Bruce was just one piece of a high prized menagerie of NFL stars who were supposed to take the Skins to the playoffs and instead ended up in the pits. For that reason Bruce won't give up on this season after one meaningless preseason game. ((BRUCE SMITH:)) Bruce has shown amazing resilience over his career starting 229 of a possible 233 games in the league. Earlier this preseason he suffered a minor shoulder injury, but he says he's not quite ready to call it quits.)) ((BRUCE SMITH:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))