[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


The latest missing girl in California is found- a suspect is arrested. We'll have the latest.
Gangs in this region... police say it's the worst in decades.
And the capsule brought the 9 miners to safety- Now the fight is on over who gets to keep it.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]

A trail of evidence helps Spotsylvania County investigators close the book on three unsolved murders.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Evonitz]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:22:37]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]

Investigators say D-N-A evidence proves a rape suspect who committed suicide in Florida earlier this summer killed three Virginia girls nearly seven years ago. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At an afternoon]
[SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dwight Adams/FBI; :28]
[SUPER=01-Ron Knight/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff; :57]
[SUPER=01-Ron Lisk/Father; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Phylis Silva/Mother; 1:33]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:50]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]

(( At an afternoon news conference-- authorities confirmed what they already suspected.... that Richard Evontiz was responsible for the deaths of Sofia Silva and sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk. Spotsylvania county investigators say D-N-A helped prove their suspicions... Police say one of Evonitz's hairs was found inside Kati's sock-- while two of Kristen's fingerprints were found inside the trunk of his 1992 Ford Taurus.
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[sot 16:57:08]
[IN Q= It was a miracle]

((IT WAS A MIRACLE THOSE FINGERPRINTS WERE THERE BECAUSE TYPICALLY AFTER THAT LENGTHY OF TIME YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT THOSE FINGERPRINTS TO BE THERE. )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= be there.]

Investigators zeroed in on Evonitz after he allegedly abducted and raped a South Carolina teenager in June. The girl escaped, and Evonitz killed himself three days later. Authorities say these padded handcuffs the 15- year old girl was still wearing when she escaped from Evonitz's apartment also bolstered their case.
[sot 16:57:40]

((THE FIBER EVIDENCE IS ESPECIALLY OVERWHELMING OF THE GREAT NUMBER OF FIBERS FOUND ON ALL THREE VICTIMS AND DETERMINED TO HAVE COME FROM VARIOUS CARPETS AND OTHER MATERIALS FOUND IN EVONITZ'S RESIDENCE )) [runs10]
[out q= evonitz residence.]

For the parents of the girls-- it's been a long seven years.
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(( ron lisk/father: )) ((phylis silva/Mother; )) [runs25]
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The murder of another Virginia woman remains unsolved... Investigators say none of the evidence links Evonitz to the murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

[Barnette]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net edit of 02-27 TC31:20]
[GRAPHIC=Death Sentence]


It's the death penalty again for convicted killer (Akeel-ia) Aquilia Barnette.
That was the sentence from a federal jury in Charlotte late today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/File Tape]


Barnette was sentenced to die for a crime spree in which he killed a carjacking victim in Charlotte and his former girlfriend Robin Williams in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Barnette had been sentenced to death after a 1998 trial, but that sentence was overturned by a federal appeals court.
Barnette would have spent the rest of his life in prison even if he escaped a death sentence this time.

[L'burg-Gangs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:13:00]
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They're well-armed, they're violent and they're growing in numbers.. that's the word from Lynchburg police on the city's growing problem with gangs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Authorities say more than a half dozen organized gangs are now operating in the Hill City, and their disputes over territory and drug sales are claiming more victims.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says the situation is the worst he's seen it in 27 years on the job.
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[SOT 15:20:34]
[IN Q=This is really]

((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS REALLY THE MOST FRIGHTENING EPISODE OF ONGOING VIOLENT CRIME THAT I'VE SEEN IN THAT ENTIRE PERIOD. IT IS NOT ISOLATED, IT IS NOT LIMITED TO ONE PARTICULAR AREA OF THE CITY AND IT REALLY DOES AFFECT US ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=affect us all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Law enforcement officials briefed Lynchburg city council on the gang problem today.
They hope to form a task force to start looking for some solutions.
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[SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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Thousands of Virginia students did better on the S-O-L's this past spring than they thought.
More than 56-hundred students who originally failed an English writing test now have a passing score.
The department of education's testing contractor re-calculated the scores after local school systems questioned their accuracy.

[Kent-Square]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=th]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC31:16]
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Blacksburg Town Council has given its approval to a controversial development plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Month;]

Plans calls for the Kent Square project to be built here in downtown Blacksburg. It includes a parking garage and retail space. Tonight town officials voted to invest two million dollars in the project and will now enter into an agreement with private developers. Meetings will be held later to arrange the bond issue needed to raise the money.
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[Hospital-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC54:26]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Three months after Memorial Hospital was acquired by another company, the new owner of the Martinsville medical facility is cutting jobs.
Today, Province Healthcare announced a reorganization that will eliminate 96 full-time positions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


The company had agreed to keep all employees for at least a year, but officials say it became apparent that changes were needed.
Province WILL pay severance through the anniversary of the acquisition, May 15th, 2003.
The changes will not affect plans for hospital improvements, including the renovation of the top three floors and the addition of a permanent M-R-I unit.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In a news release, officials said they had to make adjustments that would allow the hospital to operate more efficiently, but they say the changes will not affect patient care.

[Salem-Land]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:33:04]
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Good news for Salem
A local food distributor will stay there rather than expand its facilities elsewhere.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Governor Warner's office today announced his Opportunity Fund would grant the city funds to assist in the purchase of 3 and a half acres of land adjacent to the Salem U-S Foodservice plant. The city's planning director says the property will house an access road and staging area that will enable the food distributor to expand. It'll cost 700-- hundred thousand dollars for the property, road construction and installation of a traffic light-
Salem and the state will each cover 300-hundred thousand.
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[SOT 11:42:35-11:42:46]
[IN Q=US Foodservice is gonna pony up...]

((JOE YATES/SALEM PLANNING DIRECTOR: US FOODSERVICE IS GONNA PONY UP THE OTHER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO MAKE THIS WORK. IN RETURN, THEY'LL ALSO PROBABLY GET THE REAR PORTION OF THE PROPERTY FOR A TRUCK STAGING AREA. IT'LL BE MORE LIKE A PARKING LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Yates/Salem Planning Director;]
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[OUT Q=more like a parking lot.]
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[VO-NAT :17]

City Council approved the purchase of the land during its meeting last night. Yates says the plan's been in the works for about a year. U-S Foodservice chose to stay in Salem rather than move its operation to possible sites in Maryland, North Carolina or Tennessee.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


The Roanoke Health Department says it will continue to test dead birds for West Nile, after finding yet another another one with the virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Officials say a dead crow found last Thursday along the railroad tracks near 19th Street and Salem Avenue tested positive.
Those resuls came back from the state lab in Richmond yesterday.
This bird is the third found in the Roanoke Valley to have the virus.... another was found in Patrick County.
Officials say they will continue to test dead bluejays, crows and raptors for the virus until ten positive cases are discovered.
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[Miners-capsule]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Pm]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=]
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The famous capsule that lifted nine trapped coal miners to safety last month is now the center of a custody- battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA]

The Smithsonian Institution has cast its bid to add the capsule to its collection of historic items. But, officials from a mining museum in Somerset County, Pennsylvania believe the 30-year-old capsule should remain at home. They want it for the Windber Coal Heritage Center - located close to the mine where the men were trapped.
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[SOT 16:16:03]
[IN Q=The community was....]

((DAVID CAHLEY/WINDBER MUSEUM SPOKESPERSON; THE COMMUNITY WAS GATHERING ITS PEOPLE, IT WAS AFTER A RESCUE OF ITS FOLKS, AND THE NATION JUMPED IN AND THE NATION WAS INTRIGUED BY IT AND HOPEFUL, BUT PREDOMINANTLY MOST OF THE WORK WAS BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-David Cahley/Windber Museum Spokesperson]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=of this community.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials from the Smithsonian and the center say they'd be willing to let the other have it - on loan. Meanwhile - The agency that owns the life saving device says it's NOT ready to let go of it -- It says it must first find a replacement.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A stolen car leads to a chase through Southwest Virginia tonight.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Manuel Gallegus]
[SUPER=@Gallegus1;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=for 2 days.]


[Sports-preview]
[anchor=Mike]
[newscast=11pm]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]
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((Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Tigers arrive for the PGA championship. The Avalanche rocks Myrtle Beach tonight with a shutout performance. Bryan Randall shines in today's Tech scrimmage. Steve Mason is hanging with Warrick Dunn and Falcons' camp and we'll check out some of the baseball items up for grabs at Roy's Memorial auction on Thursday. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Missing-Girl]


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


A happy ending for a case of the latest missing California girl.
Four year old Jessica Cortez is alive and well- Tonight a woman is under arrest.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Mangia/Clinic Worker; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hahn/Los Angeles Mayor; 1:02 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Gallegus1; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Los Angeles.]

((AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH THAT INVOLVED HUNDREDS OF LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICERS, FOUR YEAR OLD JESSICA CORTEZ WAS FOUND ALIVE, AND WELL, AT A MEDICAL CLINIC ABOUT 7 MILES AWAY FROM WHERE SHE DISAPPEARED. JIM MANGIA, CLINIC WORKER: When the police arrived, and it was clear that she was safe, we all started to cry with tears of joy, we were just so thankful and so grateful that she came here and we were able to help. ACCORDING TO EMPLOYEES AT THE CLINIC, THIS WOMAN WALKED IN WITH JESSICA CLAIMING THE GIRL NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION. BUT THE RECEPTIONIST WAS SUSPICIOUS SHE THOUGHT THE GIRL LOOKED LIKE JESSICA, THE GIRL SHE HAD SEEN ON THE NEWS, EVEN THOUGH HER HAIR HAD BEEN CUT, AND SHE WAS WEARING DIFFERENT CLOTHES THAN BEFORE. AT ECHO PARK, WHERE THE GIRL DISAPPEARED, THE CROWD CHEERED WHEN THEY HEARD SHE HAD BEEN FOUND OK. L-A'S MAYOR THANKED EVERYONE FOR THEIR CONCERN. LOS ANGELES MAYOR JIM HAHN: I want to thank the community who all rallied together around this JESSICA'S FAMILY WAS REUNITED WITH THEIR DAUGHTER AT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS BEING EXAMINED. POLICE SAY NOW THEIR INVESTIGATION BEGINS. INVESTIGATORS STILL DON'T HAVE THE UNIDENTIFIED MAN THEY WERE ORIGINALLY LOOKING FOR, THE ONE WHO WAS LAST SEEN WITH JESSICA IN THE PARK. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[Carroll-Pot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[SS=None]

It's the biggest pot bust in Carroll County history. Today-- authorities seized more than 12- hundred marijuana plants they say are worth more than a million dollars.
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[TAKE MAP FULL] The plants-- which ranged from one to 12- feet tall, were found inside two greenhouses in the Wards Gap section of the county. Authorities later charged 47- year old Jerry Wayne Chappell of Cana with manufacturing marijuana.
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[81-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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Two men from Pennsylvania led police on a high speed chase through the New River Valley this afternoon.
State police say the chase started on Interstate 81 near the Pulaski-Wythe County line when a stolen car ran through radar at 77 miles an hour and a trooper pursued.
The chase continued onto Route 100 and ended in the town of Pulaski when the suspect's vehicle hit a utility pole and the occupants fled.
The passenger was arrested almost immediately... the driver was caught a few hours later.
The two Pennsylvania men are charged with a number of crimes.

[Economic-Summit ]


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


The economy will recover- those are the words of President Bush-
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[VO-NAT 15]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX]


He met with CEO's and working Americans at an economic summit today.
The president says the economy is fundamentally strong and he says he'll do all he can to get the country moving again.
He also had a warning for corporate executives.
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[SOT 14:03:14 IN AT 1:03]

((I SAY TO YOU AS PLAIN AS I CAN IF YOU BREAK THE LAW WE WILL HUNT YOU DOWN, ARREST YOU AND PROSECUTE YOU.))
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[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=and prosecute you.]
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[VO-NAT 08.5]


At one panel today the President heard from a senior citizens advocate who demanded new prescription drug benefits right away.
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[SOT 14:40:11 in at :35]
[IN Q=]

((FLORA GREEN/SENIOR COALITION: WE DON'T WANT TO WAIT TWO OR THREE YEARS. I GET UP TODAY. IT'S A GOOD DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Flora Green/Seniors' Coalition;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=it's a good day.]
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[vo-nat 04 PLUS PAD]
The event today was aimed at reviving the ecconmy-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Meanwhile the federal reserve today announced it will leave short term interest rates right where they are- for now.
If the economy worsens the feds say interest rates may be cut yet again.

[Bakery-Fire]


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


Things are supposed to heat up at a bakery- but not like this.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Watertown, MA]


A four alarm fire at a bakery in Watertown, Massachusetts sent flames and smoke pouring into the sky- that could be seen for miles.
Firefighters evacuated nearby homes just in case- but the fire was contained to the bakery.
Four firefighters were treated for smoke and heat related injuries- but no other injuries.
No word on what caused the blaze.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Another Southwest Virginia community gets a taste of water woes.
We'll see how Giles County is faring when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Amtrak puts the brakes on its high-speed trains.
Find out why next.
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[Commercial]

[Amtrak]


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


Amtrak's entire fleet of 18 high speed (Uh-Sell-a) Acela Express trains has been pulled from service- after cracks were found beneath several trains.
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[VO-NAT 12.5]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Amtrak's president says they'll remain out of service for at least a few days.
More than ten thousand people ride the Acela express on a typical weekday-
Today that meant slow travel for many commuters.
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[SOT 20:46:11]
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((ADD EXTRA TWO HOURS...... TO MY TRIP.))
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[OUT Q=to my trip.]
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[vo-nat 13 plus pad]
Amtrak has added conventional trains to get people where they're going.
They don't go as fast though.
The Acela reaches a speed of up to 150 miles an hour- it is the premier service operating between Boston, New York and Washington.
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[Giles-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC15:15]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restritctions]


It's Giles County residents' turn to shut off the hose....
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The region is being asked to conserve water now that its main water well has fallen from 80 feet ... to 30 feet. The regional water system provides to about four-thousand connections in the county and six towns. Officials say conservation and significant rainfall is needed. The plant has been online since 19-99.
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[SOT 1:47:38]
[IN Q=we're asking ]

((DON CUMBEE/GILES CO. PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; WE'RE ASKING FOR COOPERATION WE'VE NEVER HAD TO DO THIS BEFORE SO WE'RE HOPING THAT THEY WILL CONSERVE WATER WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO YOU KNOW RECHARGE OUR SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Don Cumbee/Giles Co. Public Service Authority;]
[RUN=:10]
[OUT Q=OUR SYSTEM.]
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[VO-NAT]

Mandatory restrictions could be required in the future, but for now, Cumbee says they're using reservoirs with adequate water supply.
[SUPER=04-July 26;]

Cumbee says flooding last month in Giles is not to blame for the current water woes. He says the only small affect it may have had was that water usage was up during clean up efforts.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - we're getting offensive and the Hokies, the Avalanche, the Falcons and Fleming Colonels get in a groove. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chaska, MN; :00]
The PGA championship is in Minnesota this week and today golf's messiah arrived to part the ropes and play a practice

round.
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[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Defending PGA Champion; :00]
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[OUT Q=...RECEIVING SHOTS.]
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[go to scores]
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[SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/9//Pittsburgh/5///j/Arizona/6//Cincinnati/1///;]
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[SUPER=0092-/Chicago/4/j/Houston/5///j/Colorado/5//Florida/4///;]
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[SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/7//New York/2///j/San Francisco/7//Atlanta/2///;]
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[SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/9//Tampa Bay/5///j/Minnesota/6//Baltimore/0///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0091-/New York/10//Kansas City/5/7///Boston/1//Seattle/4/4//;]
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[SUPER=0091-/Detroit/4//Anaheim/2/4///Toronto/0//Oakland/3/5//;]
[SUPER=x5011;]
[SUPER=0093-/Myrtle Beach/0/j/Salem/8////Lynchburg/4/j/Kinston/5//Final In 11/;]
[SUPER=x5012;]
[SUPER=0105-j/Johnson City/8//Pulaski/2////Danville/6/j/Martinsville/8///;]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-132 2543TC]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche closed out its three game set with Myrtle Beach tonight by posting an impressive shutout win to take the series 2 games to one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]

Big Tom of Survivor Fame was in the park last night getting a little cozy with Muggsy. I won't tell if you won't! In the bottom of the first, Ronnie Merrill dribbles one in front of the plate. The pitcher commits a fundamental faux pas trying to pick up the ball with his glove. Cory Sullivan scores and it's one to nothing. Then in the bottom of the fourth Kevin Sullivan lines one into right field. Brian Peck churns home from second on the play and slides in safely to make it a 2-to-nothing game in favor of the homeboys. Justin Lincoln then bloops one just inside the line in right field. Jorge Piedra scores on the play and the Avs are on top 3-to-nothing on Myrtle Beach. Still in the same fourth frame - Cory Sullivan hits a deep sacrifice fly to right field. Kevin Sullivan
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/0/Salem/8;]

tags and scores. Salem shutouts the Pelicans 8-to-nothing. They won't be back home until next Monday night.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-122 5739tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


The Virginia Tech football team wrapped up its second scrimmage of the preseason yesterday and the offense came alive. Kevin Jones rushed for two score and Lee Suggs got one on the ground. The quarterback spot continues to be a battle with the season opener now just 12 days away. Grant Noel was 6 of 9 for 48 yards and an interception while Bryan Randall completed four out of six passes for 46 yards and two TDs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...BEAT HIM OUT."]
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[S-Colonels]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 1:41:18]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

William Fleming was a disappointing 5 and 5 last year.
But, this year, the Colonels have BIG plans with 13 returning starters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Fleming is literally huge this year with a line averaging nearly 300 pounds a man.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/William Fleming Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....will be a plus for us"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Colonels return seven defensive starters and six offensive starters. The quarterback and fullbacks are back and there is speed at wide out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=........about those positions"]
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[S-Dunn]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-128 41:20]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Just when you thought Steve Mason was through with his reports from training camp, we find out he's not done. Actually, he's all about Dunn tonight - Warrick Dunn.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Warrick Dunn/Falcons Running Back; :10(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; :30]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :42]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Second Year Quarterback; :56]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports" ]
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((NAT SOUND))
((The Falcons ignored their budget when they signed Dunn to a six year deal worth a reported 25 million dollars. ((:))
There was a very distinctive sound each time Michael Vick handed off to Dunn in training camp. Dan Reeves hopes cameras aren't the only things clicking with the Atlanta offense this season. The addition of Dunn should help. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Dunn played most of last season with a painful toe injury and still posted a career best 68 receptions. Healthy physically and also mentally, now that t he Falcons are NOT using him as a straight a head runner as Tampa Bay did. ((:))
Duckett, who looked sharp in short work against Jacksonville in a pre season game last Thursday, delivers a jolt of competition for Dunn. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Roy Stanley Memorial auction is set for this Thursday night at the Salem Civic Center. Yesterday we talked about the football items - this morning it's baseball.
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(( The National past time might be reeling under the pressure of a possible strike but we have a ton of diamond gems for you collectors including a game jersey, all-star game cap and autographed all-star baseball from Buena Vista native and former Indians' skipper Charlie Manuel. There are baseballs autographed by everyone from Buck O'Neil to Sandy Koufax to up and comer Marcus Giles. A Milwaukee Braves hat inked by Hank Aaron, plus a signed print and ball from Stan the man Musial. There are many Mark McGwire items - Bonds starting lineups and Ken Griffey Jr. memorabilia including Sports Impressions figurines and an autographed bat from the youngest man in history to reach the 400 more mark.)) [GO TO ROY PINNACLE PAGE FOR AD LIB IF TIME PERMITS]