[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

We get what the Governor calls an "honest appraisal" of the budget while even fellow REPUBLICANS question whether
Gilmore's version is "too rosey."
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[V/O-NAT]
And we'll tell you about the house that caught fire five times since this time last night.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on the Big 7, UVa's quarterback situation is still up in the air five days before the season opener. Pulaski County is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll see what the Hokies think about Bryan Randall stepping up a true freshman.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A gentle late August forecast as a cool front produces lower temperatures and lower humidity. Details next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=These are and always have been]
[sot tape ONE 10:03:03 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THESE ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN HONEST APPRAISALS.))
[sot tape two 10:48:53 ]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO: AND WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE NUMBERS THAT ARE PAINTED SO ROSY TODAY ARE ACTUALLY LAST YEARS NUMBERS!))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=are actually last year's numbers!]
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[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Is it sound fiscal management? -- or did the fog machine crank up today in Richmond?
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-20 TC14:48]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Governor Jim Gilmore says Virginia is 52 million dollars in the red for the fiscal year just ended.
The Senate Finance Committee that hole could grow to a half BILLION dollars by June of next year.
And that's before state worker and teacher pay raises are funded.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's going on?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, that depends on whom you trust.
The Governor reported a fiscal picture today to the General Assembly money committees that was under control, and better than many other states.
He even earned some good will in southwest Virginia by unfreezing almost ten million dollars for Radford University to finish renovating Peters Hall.
But his reception in Richmond was NOT as enthusiastic.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Although the present looks dark]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :13]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; : ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria; : ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=no more, no less, nothing else.]
(( [sot tape ONE 09:56:51 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ALTHOUGH THE PRESENT LOOKS DARK AND DIFFICULT FOR MANY STATES, IN VIRGINIA, WE ARE STILL GROWING AND LEADING. AND OUR FUTURE IS ALIGHT WITH HOPE AND PROMISE.))
[runs= 12]


The Governor says revenues grew by more than 260 million dollars last year-- but the state came just one days receipts away from the car tax cut freezing, by state law.
We asked what he might say if lawmakers thought his bookkeeping was dishonest?
[sot tape ONE 10:02:40]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'D BE SURPRISED IF ANYONE SUGGESTS THAT, ELLEN. WE HAVE BEEN VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD AND HONEST ABOUT ALL THE FINANCES OF THIS STATE, INCLUDING IN THIS SPEECH THIS MORNING. IF WE WERE GOING TO GIVE NOT VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD NUMBERS, WOULD I HAVE REVEALED THE FACT THAT WE CAME IN 52 MILLION DOLLARS SHORT FROM OUR ESTIMATE?))
[runs= 19 ]


But minutes later...
[sot tape THREE 11:43:23 ]

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: WELL I THINK IT'S A GREAT REPORT IF YOU CAN REALLY BELIEVE IT, BUT THE WHOLE PREMISE WAS THAT THE SKY'S FALLING EVERYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE IN THE LAND OF OZ.))
[runs= 07]



[sot tape TWO 10:32:45 ]

((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM/D-ALEXANDRIA: I'VE HEARD OF ROSY COLORED GLASSES. THIS IS MORE LIKE A ROSY-COLORED FOG.))
[runs= 07]


Across party lines and chambers, lawmakers expressed concern.
So much so, that the Senate Finance Committee dramatically unveiled a prediction the Gilmore administration won't make:
The budget gap will be 400 to 500 million dollars before the end of this fiscal year... before pay raises for state workers and teachers are even addressed.
The senators say they are tired of being accused of having political motivations.
[sot tape THREE 11:40:28 ]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: WE WANT TO ENSURE THE FISCAL STABILITY...NO MORE, NO LESS, NOTHING ELSE.))


[runs= 14] ))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/State Microwave]



[Southside-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:58:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southside authorities promise to use 700-thousand dollars seized from a drug dealer to fight drugs.
Robert "Mosquito" Kennedy, Junior, was found guilty in federal court in Lynchburg last week of distributing cocaine. He faces 20 years to life in prison and a fine of up to 8-million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Police are seizing 46 houses and tracts of land that Kennedy owned in Danville.
They say he used some of the houses to deal drugs and bought others with drug money.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says the conviction was the result of a three-and- a-half year investigation by Southside and federal law enforcement teams.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:42 - :52]
[IN Q=Not only will it]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: NOT ONLY WILL IT SLOW DOWN THE DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THIS AREA, BUT THERE WERE PEOPLE STEALING AND BREAKING IN TO GET MONEY TO BUY DRUGS FROM THIS INDIVIDUAL.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=from this individual.]
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[VO-NAT]


The property seized from Kennedy will be auctioned off later.
The proceeds will go to the law enforcement agencies involved to finance their future drug investigations.
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[Henry-Search]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC58:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is on for a patient on leave from a state mental institution. It's centered in Henry County, around U-S 58 West of Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for 57 year old Jerry Wayne Stutts.
He's described as a five-foot-five white man, with blue eyes, gray hair, a beard, and a mustache.
Stutts was last seen wearing green shorts, and an orange shirt with the number "20" on it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities say Stutts had been a patient at Western State Hospital. They've asked for a state police helicopter to help searchers on the ground.

[Monty-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:07:46]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Three teenagers were injured today when their car flipped out of control on a rural road in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Lifeguard 10 airlifted the most critically injured victim, 15-teen year-old Joshua Roundtree to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Authorities say he was traveling on Camp Carysbrook Road in the back seat without a seat belt. The car's driver, 16-year-old Stefanie Roebuck (Row-buck) and another passenger 15-year-old Johnny Roebuck were taken to the New River Valley Medical Center.
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[SOT 7:10:33]
[IN Q=they were definitely]

(( JENNIFER TILSON/ACCIDENT WITNESS; THEY WERE DEFINITELY SPEEDING I MEAN IT WAS JUST LIKE AH (NOISE) YOU KNOW AND THEN WHEN WE TURNED AROUND WE DIDN'T EVEN SEE THE CAR UNTIL AFTER THE SMOKE AND WE JUST SAW IT WRECKED.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Tilson/Witness;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=WE JUST SAW IT WRECKED.]
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[VO-NAT]

State Police say it appears the car went off the right side of the road. The driver over corrected to the left and hit a small dirt embankment.
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[Campbell-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:28:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Seatbelts might have made a difference in a crash that killed a Campbell County woman and injured two others this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


State police say 72- year- old Maggie Callahan Marr was headed north on Route 501 near Gladys when she rear- ended a U-S mail vehicle.
Marr's vehicle then crossed the roadway and hit a utility pole, snapping it in half.
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[SOT 13:53:06]
[IN Q=He had stopped]

((TROOPER R.P. RIDDLEBARGER/VA STATE POLICE: HE HAD STOPPED AT A RURAL MAILBOX TO DELIVER MAIL AND JUST AS SOON AS HE GOT STOPPED, HE GOT STRUCK.. AT LEAST THAT'S THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION.)) ((JOHN PRICE/MAIL CARRIER: I JUST SAW HER CAR GOING THAT WAY AND MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS A TRACTOR TRAILER AND I WAS WAITING FOR THE NEXT HIT. AND THEN I JUST CAME TO A STOP HERE AND WENT OVER TO SEE IF I COULD DO ANYTHING THERE, IT WAS JUST SO FAST.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper R. P. Riddlebarger/State Police; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Price/Mail Carrier; :10]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=just so fast.]
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[VO-NAT]


Marr was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her two passengers.. 53- year- old Maude Payne and 69- year- old Lula Gilliam.. were injured in the crash.
Payne is listed in stable condition at Lynchburg General.. Gilliam was later flown to U-V-A Hospital in serious condition.
Police don't believe any of the three women were wearing their seatbelts.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Roanoke releases its "bully report". Still ahead, who's most likely to be the bully, and the victim.
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[VO-NAT]


And for the fifth time in 24 hours, firefighter respond to a blaze at this home.
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[Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:32:15]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Authorities in Floyd County are investigating a suspicious fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

Firefighters have responded to this home on Indian Valley Post Office Road five-times within the last 24-hours. Officials say the first small fire was last night on the front porch. The second, more serious blaze that destroyed the house happened later Sunday night.
Since then, re-kindling required three more visits from fire personnel. According to investigators no one was home during the incidents. An investigator with the Sheriff's Department says State Police will assist in collecting any evidence, such as accelerants, kerosene or other flammable materials.
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[Fire-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC45:40]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE *** WIPE *** WIPE]

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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

A Montgomery County business hit by a fire over the weekend manages to open for business today. Bill's Used Parts set up a temporary sales station to handle customers.
[SUPER=04-August 18;]

The auto parts company's main office, sales space and a portion of its warehouse was destroyed Saturday morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:31:58 - :12]
[IN Q=we worked]

((KEN HARVEY/OWNER BILL'S USED PARTS; WE WORKED ALL WEEKEND ALONG WERE RUNNING ON A GENERATOR RIGHT NOW WE DO HAVE A COMPUTER SYSTEM MOSTLY RESTORED AT THIS POINT WE HAD A A FEW OFFICE SPACES WE WERE ABLE TO SAVE AA LITTLE BIT OUT OF THE FRONT OFFICE AND ENOUGH TO GET GOING TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Owner Bill's Used Parts;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=ENOUGH TO GET GOING TODAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Preliminary reports indicate a worker cutting apart a car set a flammable material on fire.
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[Franklin-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County is announcing a job fair to attract a potential employer.
County officials say an unidentified company is looking to hire customer service representatives and information technology professionals in the area.
The event will be held Saturday at the CATCE Center at 150 Technology Drive in Rocky Mount.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bargain hunters moved in after last week's selloff and gave stock prices a boost. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/79.29/10320.07/x/14.34/1881.35;]


The DOW climbed 79-points.
NASDAQ gained 14.
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[Bully-Report]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Forty-one percent of Roanoke Middle School students say they've been bullied. Thirty-six percent admit that they had bullied other students.
Those figures come from a newly released report on bullying in city schools, based on a survey of the students themselves.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BULLY PINNACLE]
The report says a bully is more likely to be an overweight female in a lower grade, raised in a household with a hostile attitude that supports the use of aggression. She figures she has no economic future and engages in criminal behavior, including drugs and alcohol. [TAKE VICTIM PINNACLE]
The typical victim is more likely to be a Native American... also in a lower grade and raised in an authoritarian household by his father and step-mother, has come to believe in aggression, has few friends, feels he has no one to turn to and that he is responsible for his own failures.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


By the way Ruffner Middle School has a significantly lower rate of bullying than the city's other middle schools.

[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:19:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

And speaking of school, it was back to the books today for thousands of Roanoke County children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

More than 13- thousand 600 students are enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. That's slightly down from last year but school officials say those numbers may change. School started early this year-- so some students may still be on vacation. There's been a population explosion in Roanoke County in the past five years. The school system added NINE new kindergarten classes this year.
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[VMI-W&L]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:12:58]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


It was back to reality for some older students as well.
The luggage was lined up in barracks, as new cadets arrived at Virginia Military Institute.
The numbers aren't final, but the school expects 25 women and 405 men to enter the rat line. They will meet the cadre later tonight. The rest of the corps returns Sunday. A short walk away at the Washington and Lee University Law School, all 360 students are now back in class. This year the school has students from 31 states, and four other countries. W & L's undergraduates are back on campus in early September.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Steve Mason checks in with UVa with the latest on the quarterback situation and Wisconsin. Beamer and Davis talk about the decision to go with Bryan Randall as a backup.
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[VO-NAT]

And Pulaski County isn't planning on making a quiet entrance into the Blue Ridge district this season.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 10126tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


Virginia Tech will go with true freshman Bryan Randall as the team's top backup quarterback this season. The Tech coaches made the decision to play Randall and running back Kevin Jones yesterday. This morning Frank Beamer told us that the moves are in stone, but not quite cemented.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, you know...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...the best direction."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Randall impressed the coaches with his poise and his ability to quickly grasp the offense. His teammates are also pleased with his rapid progress.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL, I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Andre' Davis/Va. Tech Senior Flanker; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....be all right."]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-105 47:37]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Wisconsin and Virginia kickoff the season Saturday at 2 PM in the Eddie Robinson Classic. Today, Al Groh held his first game week news conference. Steve Mason tells us how Groh was "badgered" a little about his starting quarterback situation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :15]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/UVa Sophomore Quarterback; :40]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Sophomore Quarterback; :46]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :56]
[SUPER=01-Antwoine Womack/UVa Senior Running Back; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Hardy/UVa Freshman Cornerback; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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[S-Cougars]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 (34:17)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


The Pulaski County Cougars are moving into the Blue Ridge District this football season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :]


And this poster in the Cougars' locker room indicates that Pulaski County plans to dominate the Blue Ridge.
The Cougars have already competed against many of the teams in the District and head coach Joel Hicks says the season will be a challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They were...]
[SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=......win the thing."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Cougars have 10 players returning this season 4 on offense and 6 on defense.
Several players will have to go both ways and Hicks and his staff have worked on technique and getting players in the right positions during preseason practice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We got a...]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....last year."]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


The final two spots on the US Ryder Cup team were announced this afternoon by captain Curtis Strange. Paul Azinger and Scott Verplank were tabbed to complete the 12 man roster with Tom Lehman being passed over. The Cup matches with Europe take place in England the end of September.

[S-Caps]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 3533TC]
[GRAPHIC=CAPS]


The Washington Caps continued their off-season spending spree this afternoon by locking up
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NHL; :00]

veteran goalie Olaf Kolzig for five more years. The 31 year old former Hampton Roads Admiral gets a five year, $31 million dollar contract extension. He holds virtually all of the Caps single season goaltending records.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a four-way fight to succeed one of Southside's senior politicians. [***CAMPAIGN 2001 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jean/MB SET]


Jean Jadhon's here with more on that.
[LIVE=Jean Full/MB SET]
[SUPER=@JEan1;]


Keith, four people are vying for the Democratic nomination in the 14th House District.
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[VO-NAT]


They're hoping to follow in the footsteps of Danville Delegate Whitt Clement.
After serving 14 years in office, Clement announced last week he would not seek re-election.
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[***NEWS 7 at 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jean Full/MB SET]


Democrats meet tonight to make their choice...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jean/MB SET]

And we'll have the results tonight on News 7 at Eleven Keith...