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It's been a year and a half in the making--
A museum dedicated to the photographs of O-Winston Link is coming to the Star City.
A live report, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And an influential group in Lynchburg announces its choice for Sheriff.
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We're seeing a few showers around the area and this trend will continue through the weekend... but it won't be a wash out....I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at noon is coming up.

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18 months of negotiations pay off, as Center in the Square and other organizations announce plans for a Winston Link museum in downtown Roanoke.
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[Link-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=01-34 39:49]
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There were times when organizers thought the museum would not happen in Roanoke.
But today, backers revealed plans for an exhibit designed to bring people to Roanoke from around the world.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly & Joe/Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the passenger station this afternoon with more more on today's announcement, and the very ambitious plans.
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((ROLLCUE:...full steam ahead.))
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((OQ: and the museum some time after that))
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[L'burg-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Lynchburg Voters League has made an endorsement in what is now a three- person race for city sheriff.
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After a candidates forum last night, the League voted to endorse former juvenile detention home administrator Danny McCain as its choice to replace the retiring Sheriff Lawrence Simpson.
McCain defeated Mary Randolph- Preston in the 42- person vote.
But League vice president Clyde Clark says the endorsement carries a greater weight than just those votes.
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[SOT 22:56:45]
[IN Q=When the Lynchburg]

((CLYDE CLARK/LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE: WHEN THE LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE SPEAKS, CHURCH MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE CITY LISTEN TOTHE VOTERS LEAGUE AND THEY VOTE THAT WAY. IN MOST CASES THEY DO.))
[SUPER=401-Clyde Clark/Lynchburg Voters League]
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[OUT Q=most cases they do.]
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Republican candidate Ron Gillespie is also in the running.
Former police officer Herb Duff had submitted the paperwork but will not be seeking the job after all.
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[Pulaski-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A southwest Virginia native is coming home .. as the new superintendent of Pulaski County schools.
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Doctor Donald Stowers ((STOH-ers)) brings 31 years of education experience to the post, most recently as Assistant Superintendent in Virginia Beach Schools.
He is a Bland County native who received training from Virginia Tech and Radford Universities.
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((DR. DONALD STOWERS/PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERTENDENT: I COME TO THIS AS A THIRD CAREER GOAL. MY FIRST WAS TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER, THE SECOND TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, AND THIRD TO BE A SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.))
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Stowers says first on his agenda: getting to know everyone and address S-O-L scores in the district.
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[Sharpton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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90- days behind bars apparently didn't change the Reverend Al Sharpton's views on civil disobedience.
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A crowd of supporters greeted a slimmed- down Sharpton, when he was released this morning from a federal prison in New York.
The activist lost 30 pounds during a hunger strike.
He served time for trespassing on U-S Navy property to protest bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
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[SOT 10:08:29]
[IN Q=So, if they think]

((REV. AL SHARPTON/RELEASED FROM PRISON:SO, IF THEY THOUGHT 90 DAYS COOLED ME OFF, THEY ARE MISTAKEN....THIS THING IS BIGGER THAN 90 DAYS. ))
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[OUT Q=bigger than 90 days.]
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President Bush has since announced he'll end the bombing on Vieques by 2003.
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[Fossett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Mission aborted--
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett is giving up on his latest attempt to circle the globe solo in a hot-air balloon.
His spokesman says weather conditions made it too risky to continue his journey across the Atlantic.
Teri Okita has details. [**ANCHOR TAG**]
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[SUPER=01-Joe Ritchie/Director of Fossett's Mission Control;]
[SUPER=01-Tim Cole/Fossett's Project Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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ADVENTURER STEVE FOSSETT HAD HOPED HIS 5TH ATTEMPT TO CIRCLE THE GLOBE IN A BALLOON WOULD BE THE ONE THAT WORKED.
BUT IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE.
BAD WEATHER OVER SOUTH AMERICA FORCED The 57 YEAR OLD MILLIONAIRE TO DITCH HIS GIANT BALLOON IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL.

SOT: Joe Ritchie/Director of Fossett's Mission Control

"THERE COMES A POINT WHERE EVEN BY ROUND THE WORLD BALLOONIST STANDARDS, RISKS JUST SEEM TOO HIGH."
FORECASTERS SAY THE PROBLEM WAS A HUGE WEATHER FRONT OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN THAT WOULD HAVE SLOWED THE BALLOON AND FORCED IT TO FLY AT DANGEROUSLY LOW ALTITUDES.
FOSSETT'S team LOST RADIO CONTACT WITH THE BALLOONIST DURING THE LANDING, though they LATER HEARD FROM A WITNESS IN A SPOTTER PLANE.

SOT: Tim Cole/Fosett's Project Manager

"THE BALLOON HAD LANDED IN A FIELD, IT HAD DEFLATED AND THERE WERE SEVERAL PEOPLE AROUND THE CAPSULE."
BEFORE THE LANDING FOSSETT HAD TRAVELED OVER 12,000 MILES, THE SECOND LONGEST SOLO FLIGHT EVER.
EVEN THOUGH FOSSETT DIDN'T MAKE IT, HIS TEAM INSISTS A SOLO BALLOONIST CAN MAKE IT AROUND THE GLOBE. IT'S JUST A MATTER.. THEY SAY.. OF PICKING THE RIGHT TIME TO START.
T.O., CBS NEWS. ))

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If you want more straight from the source, you can find the Solo Spirit website through a link to our page at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Microsoft loses its latest court battle. Still ahead, details on this morning's ruling.
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And area firefighters prepare to head west .. and battle the raging forest fires.
But first, let's check out our forecast-- it looks like the clouds are trying to clear out, Leo.
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Help is on the way to the overwhelmed and exhausted firefighters battling wildfires out West--
Some of it will come from OUR area.
About 100 firefighters will take a charter flight out of Roanoke tonight, on their way to Washington State.
Jerry Bowen shows us what they'll face.
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(GENERIC FIRE SCENES)


NARR: MORE THAN 21 THOUSAND FIRE FIGHTERS ARE ON THE LINE IN TEN WESTERN STATES WHERE 640 THOUSAND ACRES AND SCORES OF HOUSES HAVE BEEN BLACKENED BY WILDFIRES. OREGON AND WASHINGTON ARE THE HOT SPOTS BECAUSE OF ABUNDANT DRY BRUSH AND TIMBER:

SOT: (ROSE DAVIS/NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER)

"YOU'VE GOT HEAVY FUELS IN WASHINGTON AND FLASH FUELS IN OREGON AND THOSE CREATE DIFFERENT PROBLEMS AND VERY TOUGH FIRES TO FIGHT." :09
NARR: IN OREGON, THE NATIONAL GUARD IS BEING CALLED UP....AND TRAINED TO USE EMERGENCY SHELTERS IF THEY GET CAUGHT IN A FIRE STORM.

(RESCUE OF HIKERS)


NARR: IN WASHINGTON STATE, A DOZEN HIKERS IN THE BACK COUNTRY NEAR THE CASCADE MOUNTAIN TOWN OF LEAVENWORTH WERE RESCUED BY HELICOPTER....FLOWN TO SAFETY AFTER BEING CUT OFF BY APPROACHING FLAMES:

SOT: (1ST HIKER) "WE WERE A LITTLE CONCERNED THAT THE WINDS COULD PICK

UP AND THE SMOKE WOULD BE TOO MUCH."

SOT: (2ND HIKER) "OUT WE GO. DREAM VACATION OVER."



(P.O.V. WATER DROP BY HELICOPTER)

NARR: ITS BECAUSE MANY OF THESE FIRES ARE BURNING TOO HARD AND HOT FOR HAND CREWS TO CONFRONT THAT ITS BECOME AN AIR WAR.....HELICOPTERS DROPPING WATER ON THE REMOTE BLAZES. AND THE WEATHER REMAINS THE WILD CARD. WITH THE FORECAST CALLING FOR HOT AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO GIVE WAY TO COOLER, WEATHER BY THE WEEKEND. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES'

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Microsoft is left with a black eye after its latest round in court--
A federal appeals court in Washington has refused the company's bid for a delay in its anti-trust case.
That means the case goes back to a new judge to decide what penalty the software giant will face.
Microsoft is still holding out hope that the Supreme Court will agree to hear its appeal.
A decision could come as early as October.





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A double whammy for Ford--
The company confirms it plans to cut between four and five- thousand white collar jobs this year.
Ford ALSO warns that its full-year earnings will fall short of analysts' expectations.
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The job cuts will affect about 10- percent of Ford's North American salaried work force.
The automaker says it'll offer early retirement packages to workers, as it tries to become more competitive.
Ford's momentum has been slipping since the recall of six and a-half - million Firestone tires last year.
Many of those tires were installed as original equipment on Ford Explorers.
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A chidren's pain reliever that's sold in Kroger stores and other outlets is being recalled. The medicine inside could cause an overdose of acetaminophen, and that could lead to liver failure.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The recalled product- the four-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored liquid pain reliever sold under the Kroger, Good Sense and Hy-Vee brands.
The bottles in question bear the lot number 1-A-D-0-2-2-8.
Parents should return the painkiller to the store for a refund.
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A recent high school grad decides the price isn't right. Still ahead, he chooses college over the pros.
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And making her point comes with a price. The woman who refused to show her license at a traffic stop faces the jury.
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[5Arcadia-Wreck]


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We're still waiting to learn the identity of the man killed along Interstate 81.
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The accident happened just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon near the Arcadia exit.
State Troopers say the driver of this car was heading northbound when he crossed the median.
A tractor trailer heading southbound hit the car and drove right over it, killing the driver of the Toyota Tercel.
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((SGT. PAUL DULANEY/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE TALKED TO THE DRIVER. HE JUST STATED THE CAR CAME ACROSS, THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO, IT HAPPENED SO FAST.))
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The accident backed up traffic on both sides of the interstate for more than an hour.
State Police are waiting to notify next of kin before releasing the name of the driver.
Troopers continue to investigate what caused the car to cross the median.
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The woman who said she doesn't have to show her driver's license will pay 13-hundred dollars for making her point.
Abby Newman was convicted and fined yesterday in a Franklin County Courtroom.
As Marya Jones reports, the case is getting plenty of attention far beyond the county line.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Bowen/State Police; :22]
[SUPER=01-Abby Newman/Defendant; 48]
[SUPER=01-Lyn Ballantine/Newman Supporter; 1:12 QUICK!]
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(( Homemaker Abby Newman and State Trooper Mike Bowen met again in court today, 11 months after they met like this:

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((MIKE BOWEN: STEP OUT OF THE CAR. ABBY NEWMAN: NO, SIR, DON'T YOU TOUCH ANY OF MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS IN THIS CAR. YOU'RE RIGHT I'VE RECORDED THIS CONVERSATION. BOWEN: THAT'S ASSAULT. RESISTING ARREST. )) [RUNS:08]
Trooper Bowen told jurors he was just doing his job.
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[SOT COURT TAPE 2: TC 6:46 - :57]

((MIKE BOWEN/STATE TROOPER: I WAS BEGINNING TO SEE THINGS INSIDE THE VEHICLE. I SAW A RUGER GUN BOX, AMMUNITION, SPEED LOADERS, I SAW A PEPPER SPRAY CANISTER THAT WAS LARGER THAN THE ONE THAT I CARRY. )) [RUNS:11]
Newman, acting as her own attorney, told jurors the traffic stop violated her rights.
She admits she was driving without a license, but says it's because she gave up her social security number for religious reasons ... and couldn't get a new one.
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[COURT TAPE 2: SOT 1:03:09 - :16]

((ABBY NEWMAN/DEFENDANT: THERE WAS NO PROBABLE CAUSE TO STOP ME. I HAD A RIGHT TO BE SECURE AND WHEN THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY, I FELT UNCOMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS:07]
Judge William Alexander said Newman's Constitutional arguments were not relevant ... and the jury agreed.
They fined her 13-hundred dollars for obstructing justice and driving without a license.
Newman's supporters, including gun rights advocates and people who want to limit government power, were outraged.


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[COURTROOM TAPE 2, SOT 39:27 - :33]

((LYN BALLENTINE/SUPPORTER: SHE GOT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE BACK THERE PRAYING FOR HER... AND WE KNOW SHE'S RIGHT.)) [RUNS:06]
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((RICHARD MACK/GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: I GOT REALLY INCENSED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER AND I GOT EVEN MORE SO WHEN ABBY NEWMAN WANTED TO TAKE A STAND.)) [RUNS:10]
Newman said she was disappointed with the verdict.
No word on whether she plans to appeal.
Marya Jones, News-7, Rocky Mount.))
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[Stocks]


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A rough day on Wall Street. At noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 138 points .. Nasdaq DOWN 51 points.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Day two for the PGA Championship. Still ahead, we'll tell you who's leading at this hour.
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[VO-NAT ]


Then we'll take a swing at another side of golf .. in the country that makes you pass a test, before you can play.

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[S-PGA]


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Tiger Woods probably needs a round in the 60's today .. to have any chance making the cut and playing through the weekend in the PGA tournament.
He started the day nine shots behind first-round leader Grant Waite, who shot a six-under par 64 yesterday.
In second round play today ... Phil Mickelson has two early birdies, and now shares the lead at six under.


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Former Cave Spring standout pitcher Tyler Lumsden decided last night that he will attend and play for Clemson.
That's instead of signing a professional baseball contract with the Florida Marlins, the team that drafted him in the fifth round.
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Lumsden leaves for Clemson later today.
He wanted 500 thousand dollars, but the Marlins' final offer was 420 thousand.
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[IN Q="it's hard]
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[OUT Q=....down the road"]
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins have signed former Dallas quarterback Tony Banks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/WUSA; :]


Banks was released by the Cowboys 3 days ago
He signs a one- year deal, and will battle Todd Husak for the number 2 spot behind Jeff George.
Banks was in uniform for the Redskins practice yesterday afternoon.
But he will not play in tonight's exhibition game against Atlanta.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I thought...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Banks/Redskins Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....the better."]
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[Golf-License]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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And before we wrap up today--
You need a license to go hunting, fishing, or boating.
Now in Germany, you need a license to play GOLF.
Richard Roth tees it up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Neuss Buttengen, Germany; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jens Ahrens/Club Manager; :12]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/CBS News; :36]
[SUPER=01-David Marks/Golf Pro; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Richard Roth, CBS News, Neuss Buttengen, Germany.]

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(SCRIPT)

NARR: IF YOU THINK GOLF'S JUST A GAME, THEN KEEP OFF THE GREEN HERE. DON'T EVEN STEP ON THE FAIRWAY. IN GERMANY YOU WON'T MAKE IT TO THE FIRST TEE - WITHOUT A LICENSE.

SOT JENS AHRENS / CLUB MANAGER: a typical german thing, as we are very

strict and have rules for everything.
NARR: AND THE FIRST RULE OF GERMAN GOLF IS THAT YOU CAN'T PLAY IT ON A PUBLIC COURSE OR AT A PRIVATE CLUB WITHOUT A PERMIT CALLED A "PLATZREIFE." BUT CALLING THE "PLATZREIFE" A LICENSE TO DRIVE IN GERMANY IS CRUEL IRONY.
ROTH ON CAMERA: BECAUSE WITHOUT A LICENSE, DRIVING'S ALMOST ALL YOU CAN DO HERE. NO LICENSE MEANS YOU'RE EXILED // thwack // TO LIFE ON THE RANGE. (11)
NARR: THE DRIVING RANGE - PRACTICE GROUND FOR THE PLATZREIFE. TO EARN A PERMIT TO PLAY, A GERMAN GOLFER HAS TO DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO HIT A BALL 110 YARDS, WITHIN A CORRIDOR 75 YARDS WIDE....AND SHOW SKILLS IN CHIPPING AND PUTTING. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.

NAT SOT: teacher in german ..."PGA of germany..."


NARR: CLASSROOM CERTIFICATION'S REQUIRED TOO: A THIRTY-QUESTION WRITTEN TEST ON THE RULES AND ETIQUETTE OF GOLF. MISS MORE THAN SIX AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO BOWLING.

SOT DAVID MARKS / GOLF PRO: the german mentality is they accept the

platzreife is good for the sport, it makes sure the players on the course have an adequate knowledge of the rules and the etiquette, making the golf courses a lot safer, they accept the system.
NARR: (bad golfers) CRITICS SAY THE SYSTEM'S SLOWED THE GROWTH HERE OF A POPULAR SPORT -- BY ADDING BUREAUCRACY TO GOLF'S SIMPLER JOY OF FRUSTRATION. RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS NEUSS BUTTGEN GERMANY. ))[Quickcast] [WXPRO/FULL]Quickcast[REPRS@CL]
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((Tommorow on News 7 Mornin.))
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[Kim on camera] [Music under] We'll tell you about Physicians to Children's upcoming health fair. And later in the week, we'll tour the new animal shelter in Salem. Get your week started with us
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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'. [Animation full]