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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Nine miners remain trapped in a Pennsylvania coal mine. We'll go live to the site with the latest.
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[VO-NAT]


A truck slams into an overpass on I-81 closing part of the highway tonight-
The cause of death of the Who Band member.
Plus it used to be a run down lot- now they're hitting home runs here.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[VO-NAT 13]


Nine miners trapped in a coal mine.
Tonight a huge drill has arrived-
Crews are working feverishly into the night- trying to drill a hole to the site 240 feet below ground-
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[SOT 1:05]
[IN Q=]

((PROBABLY 48 INCHES TO 52 INCHES HIGH FOUR FEET THEY PROBABLY CAN'T STAND UP.. THEY'RE PROBABLY HUNCHED OVER OR KNEELING.))
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[OUT Q=DOWN OR KNEELING.]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[PA-Mine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]


One retired miner tonight said "You don't know dark until you've been in a coal mine."
Tonight nine men used to the depths of the coal mines- are facing that darkness and rising frigid waters.
They've been trapped far below the surface- for more than 24 hours.
A big drill from West Virginia has arrived on site- and workers are using it to try and reach the men.
[Somerset DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jim /Newspath;]


Jim Acosta is at the site- about 55 miles from Pittsburgh where the hope is the drill will reach the men before the elements do.
[LIVE= Jim /FULL Newspath]
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[SUPER=05-Somerset, PA;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA]
[SUPER=01-Joe Sbaffoni/PA Bureau of Deep Mine Safety;]
[SUPER=01-David Hess/PA Dept. of Environmental Protection;]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mark Schweiker/(R) Pennsylvania;]
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[OUT Q= a coalminer can.]

((THIS HEAVY DRILLING EQUIPMENT COULD BE THE LAST BEST HOPE FOR NINE PENNSYLVANIA COAL MINERS WHO ARE BURIED ALIVE.
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THEY ARE AMONG 18 MEN WHO TUNNELED ABOUT ONE MILE INTO THE MINE WEDNESDAY -- BEFORE SPLITTING UP. ARMED WITH FAULTY SUBTERRANEAN MAPS -- THE TRAPPED MINERS ACCIDENTALLY RUPTURED AN ADJACENT SHAFT THAT WAS FILLED WITH 50 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER. ONCE THE WATER RUSHED IN -- THEY PHONED THE OTHERS -- WHO ESCAPED BY WADING IN WATER UP TO THEIR NECKS. RESCUERS SAY THE NINE MEN NOW HUDDLED 240 FEET UNDERGROUND -- DID WHAT THEY'RE TRAINED TO DO FIND A POCKET OF AIR AND MAKE TAPPING SOUNDS TO SIGNAL THEY'RE ALIVE. Joe Sbaffoni, Penn. Bureau of Deep Mine Safety (16:23:10) There's no question that the taps we were receiving were made by individuals. THROUGHOUT THE DAY RESCUERS PUMPED WATER OUT OF THE MINE AND PUMPED AIR IN TO CREATE A BUBBLE AROUND THE MINERS. IF THE PLAN WORKS A MASSIVE DRILL WILL DIG ITS WAY TOWARD THE MEN UNTIL A BASKET CAN PULL THEM OUT. David Hess, Penn. Dept. of Environmental Protection. This is a very delicate operation because when that drill gets down there we have to be very careful that this drill does not break that bubble that we created. PENNSYLVANIA'S GOVERNOR VISITED THE MINERS FAMILIES TO PROMISE THE STATE WILL DO ALL IT CAN. Gov. (QUICK OR THROW OUT) They don't need speeches. They need results. BUT WITH THE WATER MEASURING AROUND 50-DEGREES RESCUERS ARE WORRIED THE SURVIVORS COULD FREEZE TO DEATH. AND ALL OF THE MACHINERY IS DROWNING OUT THOSE TAPPING SOUNDS FORCING OFFICIALS TO USE SEISMIC EQUIPMENT TO DETECT ANY SIGNS OF LIFE.
(Sbaffoni again) Coalminers are a special breed. If anyone can get through it, a coalminer can.

THE PLAN IS TO DRILL THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH THE GOAL OF REACHING THE MINERS BY MID-MORNING. AT THIS MINE HITTING PAYDIRT NOW MEANS MUCH MORE THAN FINDING COAL. JA CBS SOMERSET PA.))
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC26:34]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A damaged bridge over Interstate 81 will remain closed overnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


A northbound tractor trailer carrying an oversized load struck the Route 623 overpass this evening.
No one was hurt, but the crash left concrete and steel dangling from the overpass.
Rescue workers had to close one northbound lane of the interstate while they cut the debris with a torch.
Route 623 will remain closed until the bridge can be inspected tomorrow.
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[Logan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


South Boston police have made an arrest in a weekend murder case.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Officers arrested 19-year old Antonio C. Logan of Halifax this evening.
He's charged with the murder of a North Carolina man.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The victim was Robert Franklin Bray of Roxboro, North Carolina- He was found shot to death in a car on Easely Street Saturday.

[Day-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC54:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some say it would never see the light of day.
But now a Roanoke neighborhood has turned an old run down lot into a field of dreams.
Justin McLeod takes us out to a ballgame where everyone is coming out a winner.
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[SOT 21:23:52]
[IN Q=Nat sound of girl hitting the baseball]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wanick Fayette/Player; :07]
[SUPER=01-Casey Schuyler/Player; :13 (QUICK BITE)]
[SUPER=01-Justin Davis/Coach; :37]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Patterson/Player; :53]
[SUPER=01-Savannah Davis/Parent; 1:06]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Todd Meyer/Organizer; 1:36 (QUICK BITE)]
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((((NAT SOUND OF GIRL HITTING THE BASEBALL 21:23:52))
The game plan was simple, bring everyone together and play some ball.
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[IN Q=It's kind of fun]

((WANICK FAYETTE/PLAYER: IT'S KIND OF FUN CAUSE YOU HIT THE T, YOU HIT THE BALL, AND YOU START RUNNING.)) ((CASEY SCHUYLER: IT WAS FUN PLAYING AGAINST THEM, BEING FRIENDS WITH THEM AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=play some ball]


This is all been in the making for several years now.
Rev. Todd Meyer of the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association decided to start a T-ball league.
He first found an investor to buy an abandoned lot here on Day Avenue.
Volunteers then fixed it up and this June it was time for the games to begin.
The only problem? Many of the kids never had played baseball.
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[IN Q=We had a couple of guys]

((JUSTIN DAVIS/COACH: WE HAD A COUPLE OF GUYS THEY TRIED TO, THEY RAN TO THIRD INSTEAD OF FIRST AND WE HAD GUYS WHO RAN UP THE FIELD TO SECOND.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=field to second]

((QUICK NAT OF THE GAME))
Over time, the kids ranging from 5 to 12 not only learned how to play baseball but also how to play as a team.
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[IN Q=I think it's very]

((MATTHEW PATTERSON/PLAYER: I THINK IT'S VERY AWESOME TO PLAY AND I THINK IF WE LOSE THAT IS OK AND I THINK IF WE WIN THAT IS OK TOO.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=is ok too]


Win or lose, everyone you see here is coming out a winner off the field.
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[IN Q=It made the community]

((SAVANNAH DAVIS/PARENT: AND IT MADE THE COMMUNITY A LOT BETTER. IT MADE PEOPLE WANT TO BE OUT AND ENJOY THIS COMMUNITY.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=enjoy this community]


That community has definetely stepped up to the plate, from driving the kids to practices and games to pitching in their time and money.
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[IN Q=Everything you see here]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE IS DONATED FROM THE FIELD TO THE UNIFORMS, TO EVEN THE BALL AND GLOVE. IN FACT, UNTIL THIS GAME THERE WASN'T ENOUGH GLOVES TO GO AROUND SO THE TEAMS HAD TO SHARE.)) [Runs10]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING))
Part of that sharing includes a bible study during the seventh inning stretch.
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[IN Q=The lord has]

((REV. TODD MEYER/ORGANIZER: THE LORD HAS GIVEN US THIS PROPERTY AND WE HAD TO USE IT TO HIS GLORY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=to his glory]


It is a glory that has brought together an entire neighborhood to catch (SHOT OF CATCHING) the spirit of the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Roanoke-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[TAPE#=02-31 TC08:31]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


Drought was on the mayor's mind today as he delivered his second State of the City Speech.
Ralph Smith defended Roanoke's efforts to enhance its water supply, and said the city now looks forward to a regional solution.
Joe Dashiell has more on the mayor's remarks.
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((Mayor Ralph Smith offered a toast,
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((HERE'S TO ROANOKE...))
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as he outlined the state of the city for the Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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[IN Q=May every glass]

((MAY EVERY GLASS BE FILLED TO THE TOP, NOT ONLY WITH REFRESHING WATER, BUT ALSO WITH ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF US.))
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[OUT Q=for all of us.]


With officials from Roanoke County, Salem and other local governments in the audience, Smith said the opportunity for regional cooperation has never been better.
He said the long-term solution to the city's most pressing problem rests with what he called "neighborly cooperation," and the negotiations that could lead to a regional water authority.
[SOT 02:45:55]
[IN Q=Today, new circumstances bring us to new decisions]

((TODAY NEW CIRCUMSTANCES BRING US TO NEW DECISIONS ABOUT SHARING THESE RESOURCES WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND WE'RE TRULY EXCITED ABOUT THE HANDS OF FRIENDSHIP THAT NOW EXTEND BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=between the city and the county.]


Though the mayor has often been at odds with other members of city council, his speech received strong marks from Republicans and Democrats.
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[IN Q=I think the speech]

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THE SPEECH WAS AN EXCELLENT SPEECH AND SET A POSITIVE TONE FOR OUR CITY.))


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[OUT Q=the last three years.]


Smith defended Roanoke's efforts to deal with the drought... and he said he is confident that city and county officials can lay the groundwork for a lasting water agreement, if the politicians "stay out of the way."
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


[Drought-Outlook]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC2:00:23]
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Rainfall predictions show the drought will be hanging around for some time...
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[VO-NAT :17]

A senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service says rainfall will be normal over the next 90-days. We can expect widely scattered evening showers and thunderstorms.... but not what we need.... which is organized areas of widespread light to moderate rain.
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[SOT 1:21:57]
[IN Q=WHAT WE]

((MIKE GILLEN/SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST; WHAT WE REALLY NEED FOR THAT IS A LOT OF SNOW THIS COMING WINTER BECAUSE IT'S OVER THE WINTER TIME PRIMARILY THAT THE GROUND WATER LEVELS AND THE LOWER AQUIFER LEVELS ARE REPLENISHED BY THE SLOW MELTING OF THE SNOW PACK.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Gillen/Senior Service Hydrologist; ]
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[OUT Q=SNOW PACK.]
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[VO-NAT]

Gillen says its too early to predict what kind of snowfall we'll see this winter. He says rain would have to fall for weeks, probably months, to make a dent in the drought. Right now the National Weather Service is tracking tropical storms to see if they will provide any help.
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[Farmers-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC03:05]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

While most of us wait for the drought to end, farmers in our area are feeling an economic pinch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

In Rockbridge County, the first cut of hay production was down about 50 percent, but there is some hope the alfalfa crop will improve by the end of the summer. Meanwhile farmers have to thin out their herds of cattle and other livestock, because pastures are not as green as usual.
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[INQ=People are getting a...]

((JON REPAIR/ROCKBRIDGE CO. EXTENSION AGENT; PEOPLE ARE GETTING A LITTLE MORE DISCOURAGED, AND IT'S HARD. BUT THEY'RE TOUGH, THEY'RE RESILIENT, AND THEY'LL BOUNCE BACK. BUT IT'S NOT EASY OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Repair/Rockbrige Co. Extension Agent; : ]
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[OUTQ=out there right now.]
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[VO-NAT]

Repair says he gets new reports of dry wells and springs on farms throughout the county every day. Many farmers have had to start feeding hay to their livestock about 4 months early this year because of barren pastures.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead... new details about what killed a member of the rock band The Who.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, a Franklin County plant is picking up the pieces and searching for answers... after yesterday's explosion.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=..THE BIG 7"]
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports as Frank Beamer and Al Groh hook up at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club in their first joint appearance. ((AL GROH:)) Bruce Smith is much more talkative about the Skins' defense, plus we'll meet the rookie running back who is turning heads and tell you why enterprising kids need to beware. Plus, Dot Bolling make it an even dozen at the City County tonight on the Big 7.))

[Ronile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:08:48]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


One man is still fighting for his life after being burned in a boiler explosion at a Rocky Mount yarn-dyeing plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Crews returned to the (Row-nile) boiler room today to clean up and investigate what caused the blast.
The plant's owner says he estimates at least "half a million dollars" in damage.
John Gregory -- a 48-year-old contractor from Collinsville -- is in critical condition. He was burned on more than 85 percent of his body.
Jeff Jones -- a 38-year-old Ronile maintenance worker -- is expected to be released from the hospital soon.
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[SOT 4:33:30 - :47]
[IN Q=The number one]

((PHILLIP ESSIG/RONILE CEO: THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL. AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, EVEN IF IT'S ONLY SENDING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Essig/Ronile CEO;]
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[OUT Q=their families.]
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[VO-NAT]


The boiler was less than a year old.
The plant's owner says workers were having trouble starting it.
It exploded as they tried to service it.
About 75 of the plant's 350 employees are back at work.
The company hopes it can bring the rest back by Saturday.
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[Cascades-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The woman who fell from the top of a waterfall last week at the Cascades has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Friday]

31-year old Joyce Thompson of Peterstown, West Virginia passed away at Roanoke Memorial Hospital of severe head trauma and internal injuries. Thompson suffered those injuries Friday afternoon in the 70-foot fall. She was visiting Giles County with her two young daughters and a cousin when the accident happened.
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[Conner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:22:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Blacksburg town employee is resigning his position amid charges he had a sexual relationship with a minor.
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[VO-NAT]

Court documents say Phillip Conner was indicted on a felony charge of taking indecent liberties with a child. The 41-year-old has not yet been arrested.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Conner has been working as supervisor of the Blacksburg Community Center since 19-92. His responsibilities included planning and supervising youth and adult classes, sports leagues and camps.
Town officials say they received an allegation of misconduct on Monday and that he officially resigned Tuesday. Conner also worked in the town on a part-time basis for three years beginning in 19-85.
Our efforts to contact him were unsuccessful.
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[Kidnapping-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Philadelphia police catch up with two suspects wanted in the kidnapping of a little girl- and they say more arrests may be on the way.
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[VO-NAT 12.5]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]


Police had to carry 29-year old James Burns with bandaged feet... into the precinct.
He stepped on glass while running from officers.
The other suspect 23- year old Edward Johnson scaled a fence to a rooftop.
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[SOT 55]

((JUAN RIVERA/PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT; I CAME UP HE SAW ME HIS EYES LIT UP.. I JUST SAID IT'S OVER.. YOU'RE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Juan Rivera/Philadephia Police Department; ]
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[OUT Q=YOU'RE DONE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officers caught up with the two as they were packing a blue S-U-V to leave for possibly Virginia.
Both are suspects in the kidnapping of 7-year old Erica Pratt- who is now back home.
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[Entwistle]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Who band member who died last month- apparently died from heart disease- complicated by Cocaine use.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A Las Vegas County Coroner ruled John Entwistle's death accidental-
Ron Flud says the immediate cause of death was heart disease- with other significant conditions including cocaine intoxication.
Entwistle was found dead in his Las Vegas hotel room June 27th.. the day before the Who was kick off a national tour.
He had been on medication for a heart condition.
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[Moussaoui]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It was another roller coaster day in court today for Zacarias Moussaoui .. Some legal experts say his behavior may support the claim he's mentally ill.
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[VO-NAT 16:51:27]

In an Alexandria court Moussaoui entered a guilty plea to four of the six counts of conspiracy against him... But when the judge asked Moussaoui more detailed questions, he said he knew nothing about September Eleventh. One legal expert says he knew the plea effort would fail because Moussaoui doesn't understand the legal process.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He found out]

((FRANK DUNHAM/STAND-BY COUNSEL; HE FOUND OUT WHAT THE REPERCUSSIONS OF A GUILTY PLEA WAS, WHAT FACTS HE HAD TO SWALLOW, HE REALIZED HE'D HAVE TO AGREE TO 9-11 IN ORDER TO PLEAD GUILTY.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Dunham/Stand-by Counsel; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to plead guilty]
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[VO-NAT]

Moussaoui fired his court appointed attorneys ... and THEY say he's mentally ill. The judge says if the case goes to trial prosecutors won't be able to mention that Moussaoui tried to plead guilty.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead... some scientists say tuna and expectant moms don't mix.
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[VO-NAT]


And speaking of sea-life... some California beach-goers are getting a squid surprise when they head to the beach.
Find out why when we return.
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[Commercial]

[Tuna-Pregnancy]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Is tuna safe for pregnant women?
Some scientists now say pregnant women should limit their tuna consumption- The panel wants the government to warn pregnant women.
The concern is that eating a lot of the fish could expose the fetal brain to harmful levels of mercury.
But the panel says it's not clear how much tuna is too much-
The Food and Drug Administration can't say how quickly the agency will issue the new advice- but it is a priority.


The F-D-A has said pregnant women can safely eat up to 12 ounces of various cooked fish a week- including canned tuna.


[Squid]


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


No Tuna, but Calamari anyone?
Thousands and thousands of dead squid are covering the beach at La Jolla Cove in San Diego...
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[VO-NAT 16:33:00]
[SUPER=03-La Jolla, CA]


These "Jumbo flying squid" follow the warm water, which is why we don't often find them on our beaches.
But, El Nino has heated the ocean temperature along our coast.
Scientists believe that the squid are chasing their food inside the surf, and are then pushed onto the shore.
A similar invasion occurred in Encinitas.
And yes, the squid are edible.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Groh and Beamer invade the Star City. All bets are eon at Skins' camp with Lavell, Bruce and some kiddie cash. Plus, Dot Bolling does it again. But first in tonight's Extra Point...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Four years after signing a will calling for his cremation, baseball great Ted Williams entered a pact with two of his children asking that his body be frozen, according to court documents filed today. Williams' signature is on a piece of paper, along with those of son John Henry and daughter Claudia. The handwritten note on a scrap of paper is dated Nov. 2, 2000. An attorney says John Henry Williams wrote the note and that it would supersede the wishes detailed in Williams' 1996 will. The slugger's three children have been fighting over his remains since he died July 5.
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[S-Club]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-126 TC3528]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


It was a packed house last night at the Salem Civic Center, as both Frank Beamer and Al Groh met the members of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Last night marked the first time that the two head coaches had appeared together at the club's monthly meeting. Tech and UVa won't clash on the gridiron until November 30th. Last night's meeting between Beamer and Groh was a little more laid back than that one will be.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Hokies Head Coach; :05]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=from all of this."]
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[VO-NAT]


Both the Hokies and Cavaliers face tough, 13 game schedules in the upcoming season, but the old coaching adage of taking one at a time still applies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Cavaliers Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=what we're thinking about."]
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[S-Betts]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Washington Redskins wrapped up day number four of training camp yesterday and one of the most pleasant surprises to date has been theplay of - the team's second pick in the draft - running back Ladell Betts.
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Betts, who was the 56th overall selection in the draft out of Iowa where he led the team in rushing four straight years, has been one of the brightest spots in this the first week of camp. He is the front runner to back up Stephen Davis
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[VO NAT CON'T] The drive from Roanoke to Carlisle is about five hours and that is allowing several stops along the way. Tomorrow is fan appreciation day with the Skins. The activities begin at Biddle Field at Dickinson College at one o-clock. Fans will get a chance to watch practice and the players will then sign autographs from 4 to 5pm. The event is free.
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Unfortunately, the Skins marketing and management off the field have yet to figure out this fan friendly stuff. Besides charging $20 a hat at those concession stands, the security at Biddle Field told five local kids to get off the curb and quit selling lemonade, drinks, water and homemade cookies. Vendors inside the field selling water for $2 bucks a bottle complained about the kids cutting into their profits.
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This young kid and his dad set up shop across from the field selling Redskins trading cards at the reasonable price of 3 for a dollar. They were left alone - largely because security could do nothing to them since they were on private property.
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Bruce Smith has made it back from two off-season knee surgeries, but he is anything but full speed. As a result he has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Despite the setback he is very excited about the Skins' defense as a whole under new coordinator Marvin Lewis.
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[vo nat con't] Smith will continue to do what he can on his own. He will not travel to Japan for the August 3rd preseason opener against San Francisco.

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Entering yesterday's third and final round of the City-County Women's Golf Championship at Blue Hills, 11 time champ Dot Bolling and 1994 winner Sara Cole were all knotted up at 4-over par for the tournament.
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Yet by the time this thing was over it was the Dot Bolling Invitational.
Cole tried to keep the pressure on Bolling. This putt drops for a par save at the 16th. Cole finished with a final round 80.
Bolling birdied the 16th with this good roll. Dot fired a final round 77.
The par putt at 18 was just a formality. Dot Bolling wins her 12th City County Championship and her 8th in a row.
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