[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

An area man is killed in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


Is Dick Cranwell in the race or not? The latest news from local Democrats.
And police now say a woman's death in Lynchburg was murder- Tonight the victim's boyfriend is behind bars.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - local golfers tee it up for area students today. Brian Griese arrives in Miami. The Golden Bear meets the Golden Breakfast Flake.
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[VO-NAT]

and Rory Sabbatini keeps it in the 60s all four round to win the rain delayed Capital open today in Potomac, Maryland.

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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A nice day to dry out a bit. Another nice effort by mother nature tomorrow. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=JEan 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.

[Dooley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 6]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon, Shannon and Keith are off tonight.
[SS=Soldier Killed]

Major combat in Iraq may be over, but American troops are still being attacked.
A soldier from our area was killed last night. Sergeant Michael Dooley of Pulaski was shot and killed when gunmen opened fire at a roadblock.
Other U-S troops shot back, killing one person and arresting another. At least one other assailant fled in a vehicle.
The U-S military says the attackers pulled up to a checkpoint near the Syrian border and asked for medical help for a person in the car. They then pulled pistols and shot Dooley. Dooley was deployed in March. He was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. Dooley was 23-years-old. He and his wife were expecting their first child in October.

[Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:51:20]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


It now appears that Dick Cranwell will NOT run for the State Senate.
Leading Democrats in Roanoke and Richmond have encouraged Cranwell to run for the seat that Bo Trumbo is vacating, and the former Delegate has seriously considered making a bid.
But as Democrats in the 22nd Senatorial District gather for a mass meeting tonight, it appears increasingly likely that Cranwell will not run.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /Starlink;]


Joe Dashiell is at Lord Botetourt High School, where Democrats are now signing in for tonight's meeting. Joe What can you tell us?
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Botetourt Co.]


Jean, Cranwell confirmed in a brief conversation that he had made a decision, but did not reveal what it was.
Other Democrats later told us he has decided NOT to make a bid for the Senate seat.
If that's true, Brandon Bell may still have opposition, because late this afternoon we learned that at least one other candidate, and perhaps more than one, were working to line up support.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When Dick Cranwell decided not to run]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/July 5, 2001; :00]
[SUPER=10-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton/July 5, 2001; :09]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=growing list of reasons not to run.]


((When Dick Cranwell decided not to run for re-election to the House of Delegates in 2001, he cited his desire to spend time with his family...
[SOT]
[IN Q=Home is more important to me]

((HOME IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. NOW THAT MAY SOUND TRITE TO YOU, BUT IT REALLY IS. I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE A SUITCASE FATHER. AND I WON'T BE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=and I won't be.]


First elected in November 1971, Cranwell quickly staked his claim as one of the legislature's most effective politicians.... He added majority leader to his political resume before Republicans gained control of the House.
With Bo Trumbo's exit from the state Senate, Democratic leaders including Governor Warner had encouraged Cranwell to run again.
But as competitive challenges in other parts of the state failed to materialize, and Democratic hopes of regaining parity with Republicans in the senate have dimmed... Cranwell has had a growing list of reasons not to run.))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Botetourt Co.;]


Registration for the mass meeting began at six o'clock. And the doors close at 7pm. Anyone who arrives after that point won't be allowed in.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Joe and Jean /Starlink;]


So Jean, we should have the answer to the question Democrats have been asking for several weeks... And if Dick Cranwell is not running, we should learn who is.
We'll have those results tonight on News 7 at 11.
(POSSIBLE QUESTION: Do we know who might step in, if Cranwell doesn't run.)



[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC1:15:16]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


What was originally described as a suspicious death has now been upgraded to homicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The body of 42-year-old Letitia Farmer Giles was found inside her apartment on Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg Saturday afternoon.
Police say it appeared she had been dead for about five days, and had to be identified through her fingerprints.
Giles' boyfriend, 45-year-old Clarence Edward Elder Junior, has now been charged with her murder.
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[SOT 15:25:28]
[IN Q=What sort of]

((Reporter: What sort of relationship did those two have? LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY WERE LIVING TOGETHER AT THE TIME AND THAT'S ALL WE KNOW ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW. WE'RE NOT SURE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATH OR THE INCIDENT ITSELF, WE'RE STILL LOOKING INTO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=looking into that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Elder turned himself in to police today.
He's being held without bond.
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[Winston]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC40:26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Jury selection began today for the capital murder trial of "Leon Jermain Winston" in Lynchburg circuit court.
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[VO-NAT]


The 22-year-old Winston is one of two men charged with killing Anthony and Rhonda Robinson in their Sussex Street home last year.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 2002]


Police say the murders took place in front of the couple's two small children.
Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC49:38]
[GRAPHIC=West nile Virus]


Health officials are concerned all the recent rain could increase the number of mosquitos. And that could impact the spread of the West Nile virus.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Health officials]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Environmental Health Manager; :15]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=js new 7]

(( Health officials say they're concerned that all the rain could leave behind more place for mosquitos to breed. All a mosquito needs to reproduce is as little as a teaspoon of water.
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[SOT20:54:23]
[IN Q=As long as its raining you]

((AS LONG AS IT'S RAINING YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO EMPTY YOUR BIRTH BATH EVERY WEEK BECAUSE IT'S BEING FLUSHED OUT. BUT MOSQUITO IN THE LIFE CYCLE, IN ABOUT A WEEK THEY CAN COMPLETE THEIR LIFE CYCLE. SO AS SOON AS THE RAIN STOPS REALLY CITIZEN NEED TO GO OUT AND LOOK AT THEIR PROPERTY AND ELIMINATE ANY STANDING WATER)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=lstanding water]


Health officials says it's important to reduce the mosquito population because infected mosquitos transfer the West Nile virus to humans.
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[SOT21:01:30]
[IN Q=We expect to see more presence]

((WE EXPECT TO SEE MORE PRESENCE OF THE VIRUS THIS YEAR. THAT'S ONE REASON WHY WE DO MONITORING)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=why we do monitoring]


Last year health officials relied on Virginia Tech to do surveillance but this year they will do it themselves, which could mean quicker results.
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[SOT20:57;44]
[IN Q=Our plan is next week to begin]

((IF WE DO IDENTIFY MOSQUITOS THAT HAVE WEST NILE VIRUS CERTAINLY THAT'S A PRIORITY BUT ANYTIME WE FIND LARVA WE'LL PROBABLY RECOMMEND TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WHAT THEY CAN DO TO CONTROL THE PROBLEM)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=to control the problem]


Health officials still say citizens must do their part in eliminating any standing water around their homes --and contacting the health department if they notice a mosquito problem.
Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[*** WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
[ANCHOR=Jean]


To report a mosquito problem or suspicious bird death in the Roanoke Valley call 540-857-7800 extension 124 or contact your local health department.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


Another controversy is brewing over beer, this time in some New River Valley parks.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And see how cutting on lights like these could cut down on road rage on Virginia's highways.
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[Radford-Parks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:40:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It may soon be legal to drink beer at Radford's city parks, but not everyone's happy about it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


A proposed ordinance would allow vendors to sell beer and alcohol in restricted areas of Bissett Park, Riverside Park and the city's new Recreation Center during non-city events.
Officials say vendors would be required to pay a 500-dollar rental fee and would have to meet several other guidelines before the event is approved.
But, residents like Ruby Lucado (Luck-a-doo) say it's a bad idea.
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[SOT 2046]
[IN Q=THEY NEED TO]

((RUBY LUCADO/AGAINST ORDINANCE: THEY NEED TO CONCENTRATE MORE ON ALL THESE DRUGS AND STUFF THAT'S GOING AROUND IN THE CITY INSTEAD OF BRINGING ALL THE ALCOHOL IN ON TOP OF ALL THIS 57)) ((KEN GOODYEAR/DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION: OTHER COMMUNITIES DO DO IT AND WHETHER OR NOT RADFORD IS READY FOR THAT THAT'S UP TO CITY COUNCIL 23))
[SUPER=01-Ruby Lucado/Against Ordinance; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Goodyear/Director of Parks & Recreation; :12]
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[OUT Q=city council]
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[VO-NAT]

The council will vote on the ordinance tonight during its weekly meeting.
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[Chastang]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC34:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Salem man will spend the next six months behind bars for his part in a drug deal that turned deadly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/August 2001]


Ben Chastang cried in court today, as a judge sentenced him to six months in jail for the distribution of about 200-dollars worth of cocaine.
In August 2001, Chastang's best friend, Ryan Fischer, was shot and killed as he tried to get away from robbers.
Chastang told the court he ruined his own life and the lives of Ryan Fischer's family.
In addition to jail time, Chastang will serve six years probation and 400 hours of community service.
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[River-Body]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5 p.m.]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A possible lead tonight in the search for a woman who's been missing for more than two weeks.
The Halifax Rescue Squad has recovered the body of a woman in the Dan River near Riverdale.
Authorities in Pittsylvania County have been notified, because of their search for a woman last seen falling from a bridge in Cascade on Memorial Day.
Autopsy results have not been released, but deputies say identification of the woman could come tomorrow.

[Atlantic-Credit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC34:48]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A Roanoke Valley company's relocation means new jobs for the city.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Atlantic Credit and Finance says it will move into the former Litton Building on Orange Avenue this summer. The move creates 226-jobs over the next two to three-years. Atlantic is a receivable management company. It purchases charged-off credit card debt and then recovers the money by calling debtors and negotiating payment.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

It's currently located in the Pheasant Ridge office building with 150-employees. The company's founders are Roanoke natives who say they are very satisfied with the region's quality workforce.

[Stocks]


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


Dissapointing news from Freddie Mac and Motorola sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/82.79/8980.00/y/23.45/1603.97;]


The DOW dropped 83 points.
NASDAQ fell 23.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC1:25:33]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

An accident on Interstate-81 this morning sent three people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

It happened around eleven at mile marker 127, near the Ironto rest stop.
State police say the driver of this tractor-trailer lost his brakes, when he slammed into the back of a car. The accident then caused a chain reaction, involving five other vehicles. Three people were taken to area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with reckless driving.
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[Road-Rage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:29:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Bad driving can drive you crazy. But a local professor wants to teach people behind the wheel how to avoid road rage.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Rachel/Newsroom Pod;]

News 7's Rachel Cannon is here to explain, Rachel? Jean, a Virginia Tech professor says the answer to road rage and aggressive driving is a simple little light that drivers can use to communicate.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL NEwsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Developers say it brings something that is really lacking on the road ... manners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=car speeding]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Geller/VT Professor of Psychology; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chris Dula/Clinical Psychologist; :55 QUICK!!]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=EXPERIENCE DOING SO.]
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[SOT 19:18:36 ]

((CAR SPEEDING))
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[SOT 18:50:34]
[IN Q=we clearly]

((WE CLEARLY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH AGGRESSIVE DRIVING.))
[OUT Q=DRIVING]

Virginia Tech psychology professor Scott Geller studies driving habits.
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[SOT 18:50:37]
[IN Q=THEY'RE THINKING]

((SCOTT GELLER/VT PROF. OF PSYCHOLOGY; THEY'RE THINKING WIN LOSE, YOU KNOW THEY'RE THINKING ONLY OF THEMSELVES THEY'RE NOT ACTIVELY CARING FOR THE OTHER PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=OTHER PEOPLE.]

He believes the polite light can change that. It's a green light that attaches to a car's rear window, allowing drivers to communicate. Geller developed a code to follow ... one, two, or three flashes. "NATS 19:09:04 PLEASE, THANK YOU, I AM SORRY."
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[SOT 18:51:56]
[IN Q=in a situation]

((IN A SITUATION WHERE I CUT SOMEBODY OFF ACCIDENTALLY I DIDN'T MEAN IT BUT THEY SEEM TO BE ANGRY CAN I STOP THE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS BY SAYING I AM SORRY.))
[OUT Q=I AM SORRY.]

Developers just finished testing the polite light in Christiansburg. With the help of a grant, they advertised the code and had participating drivers keeping driving diaries. Preliminary data shows positive results.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:59:33]
[IN Q=people enjoy]

((CHRIS DULA/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST; PEOPLE ENJOY HAVING THE FLASH THEY ENJOY BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER DRIVERS THEY REPORT POSITIVE EXPERIENCE DOING SO.))
[OUT Q=DOING SO.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL NEwsroom Pod]

But getting the green light for the project may require some laws to change. It's illegal in most states to put a light inside or on your car. One of the reasons they actually chose Christiansburg for research was because officials and the police department cooperated. But Jean, the long term vision
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /NEwsroom Pod;]

that Geller and his associates have is that one day the polite light will be an option automobile manufacturers provide to customers.

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports everything from words from the latest Griese in Miami, to a new coach in Houston, to the culmination of the rain-delayed Capital Open.
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[VO-NAT]

and golf is making big news tonight locally as some big items go for big bucks for Junior Achievment.
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[S-Achieve]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-146 1:38:44]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


The Roanoke Country Club played host to the 10th annual Junior Achievement "Par for the Kids" golf tournament today.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Around 120 golfers made up over 30 teams that played in the one day 18 hole event. The tourney featured a modified best ball format. Each team paid 800 bucks and all of the proceeds go to junior achievement's mission to buy school materials and prepare kids for business life in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and in surrounding counties. Last year, Junior achievement reached the lives of 12 thousand kids. The goal this year is to raise 20 thousand dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Katherin Elam/Junior Achievement Exec. Dir.; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=..and get excited about it"]
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[VO-NAT]


The event is holding a live and silent auction at this time. Folks can bid on 20 items and a few of them should attract some big buyers. a 20 thousand dollar sculpture and a donation from Roanoke's two favorite sons highlight the goods.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....and sent our way"]
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[S-Capital]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-134 14612]
[GRAPHIC=pga]

The rain forced the Capital Open at Avenel to be delayed until today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Potomac, MD/ESPN; ;00]

Duffy Waldorf got busy on the back nine today and made one heck of charge to get within contention as he shot a 69 today despite having a two stroke penatly for patting down a spot in the rough. But Rory Sabbatini was the man all week long and today he would punctuate his second career win with 100 foot chip shto for eagle on this par 5. He shot in the 60s all week long to win by 4 strokes.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=chip]

Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sullivan finished tied for 59th. He followed up his 72s on the first two days with a 71 yesterday and a 74 today.

Chip picked up $9,990 bucks.[S-Wheaties]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-139 15301]
[GRAPHIC=pga]


Some of golfs greats are getting the ultimate honor - their faces on the front of Wheaties Box.
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[VO-NAT]

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are gracing the cover of the box of cereal. It is a way of honoring both the Old School and New Age swingers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jack Nicklaus/PGA Tour Legend; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...kids will be."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/BIG EAST]

The ACC presidents vote on Big East expansiton could take place as early as tomorrow. A conference call was supposed to happen this week and be nothing more than a formality. That was before last Friday's lawsuit was filed in Connecticut. Many now believe that the lasuit will delay the vote for as much as three weeks. But don't count on that being a certainty either. The ACC is anxious to keep this whole thing moving forward. However, you would have to think that no vote would be taken until the plantiffs formally reply to the suit.

[S-Dolphins]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-137 1:40:41]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The Miami Dolphins introduced Brian Griese as the newest member of the team today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Griese signs a two year deal with the fins worth 530 thousand this season plus a one million dollar signing bonus. Griese returns home to the team his father led to a pair of super bowl wins.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brian Griese/Dolphins Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Wannstedt/Dolphins Head Coach; :14]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....go back to work"]

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