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Coming up on News 7-
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F-18's fly into Roanoke tonight. The pilots call to tell us why.
Some birth control pills are being recalled- We'll tell you which ones.
And who won that giant Powerball jackpot. Tonight we'll meet one of the winners.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus your taxes are the talk in Richmond.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 3:34:26]
[IN Q=I was hoping]

((JOYCE SHELTON/PARENT: I WAS HOPING THAT THINGS COULD BE SETTLED DIFFERENTLY WITHOUT US HAVING TO TAKE THIS ROUTE.))


[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=take this route]
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[VO-NAT]


A local high school group is out thousands of dollars and now it's taking drastic measures to get that money back.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Band-Boosters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The trip never happened and the money was never returned.
Now the Patrick Henry High School band is suing the company that arranged the trip.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom;]


Justin McLeod is here with more. Justin?
Jean, we're talking about a little over 23-thousand dollars.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The band planned to use that money to attend a musical festival in Florida last April.
But then it had to cancel the trip unexpectedly.
And that's when relations with the travel company hit a sour note.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Shelton/Parent; :57]
[SUPER=01-John Edwards/Band's Attorney; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=ORDER THAT THE BAND NOT GO]

((((NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES))
This fall, the marching band here at Patrick Henry will play a selection from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
In many ways, band members feel they too have been robbed.
[SOT 3:37:59]
[IN Q=Since we didn't]

((LAURA DAMICO/STUDENT: SINCE WE DIDN'T GET TO GO, I THINK WE SHOULD GET IT ALL BACK.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=it all back]


So far that hasn't been easy.
In March, the band paid 23-thousand dollars to Complete Custom Itinerary Service for a trip to Orlando Florida.
Shortly thereafter, Roanoke's superintendent ordered all school field trips canceled or postponed because of the war in Iraq.
The band then asked for a full refund but never got it.
[SOT 3:36:01]
[IN Q=I wish they]

((JOYCE SHELTON/PARENT: I WISH THEY WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE UNDERSTANDING.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=more understanding]


The company released this statement.
It says quote if we were to offer full refunds every time a trip was canceled on short notice we couldn't remain in business.
Parents says that excuse doesn't fly. (SHOT OF FLAG TWIRLING AT 3:39:32)
[SOT 3:36:30]
[IN Q=When we had]

((JOYE SHELTON/PARENT: WHEN WE HAD ACTUALLY CONTACTED THE VENDORS OURSELVES AND THE VENDORS HAVE SAID THE MONEY IS GOING BACK, THE MONEY IS GOING BACK TO THE COMPANY AND SO HE IS JUST SITTING ON THAT MONEY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=on that money]


The band hopes to recover that money by suing Complete Custom Itinerary Service.
The main issue is whether the company or the band breached its contract.
[SOT 7:26]
[IN Q=The agreement did]

((JOHN EDWARDS/BAND'S ATTORNEY: THE AGREEMENT DID PROVIDE FOR NO REFUNDS WITHIN A WINDOW OF 45 DAYS BUT NOBODY KNEW AT THE THAT TIME THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS GOING TO ORDER THAT THE BAND NOT GO.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=band not go]))
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[LIVE= Justin/FULL Newsroom]


Because of that, Edwards says these are circumstances beyond their control and therefore the band is entitled to its money back despite the fact it signed a contract.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom;]


Jean, the travel company says it is working with the band to seek a resolution and is hopeful one will be reached soon.

[4H-Investigation]


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Reports of staged fights at a 4-H camp are forcing organizers to take another look at how kids are supervised.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Organizers say there were 22 adults and 52 teen leaders supervising last week's camp for 340 Bedford and Halifax County kids.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension is investigating why none of the adults noticed the kids' injuries ... and why teen counselors never reported the fights.
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[SOT 15:42:54]
[IN Q=We've got to]

((CHARLIE STOTT/VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SPOKESMAN; WE'VE GOT TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS INSTANCE AND IF SOMETHING DID GO WRONG, WE'LL TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO CORRECT THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Stott/VA Cooperative Extension Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=to correct that.]
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[VO-NAT]


10-year-old D-J Rawls says counselors charged kids a dollar to watch his fistfights.
He says he was knocked unconscious and suffered a mild concussion.
An extension agent from Halifax County who was at the camp says only Bedford County kids and counselors were involved in the fights and there was NO rivalry between the counties.
Franklin County investigators are still interviewing kids.
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[Patsel]


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A Franklin County man is headed to prison for 23 years for sexually abusing five boys.
But he may go free after three years because he's eligible for parole under old sentencing guidelines.
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[VO]
56-year-old Danny Lee Patsel (PATE-sul) says he's sorry for molesting the boys and that he was a victim of sex abuse himself.
The abuse he's been convited of took place between 1980 and 1994, before the state abolished parole.
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Prosecutors say he abused boys as young as six and as old as 14.
Patsel was friends with the boys' families and took them on camping and fishing trips, where the abuse occurred.

[Tax-reform]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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State Lawmakers set out to reform your taxes today.
Members of the state's newest Tax Reform Commission say there will be winners as well as losers in this process.
As Meghan Muldoon reports, they just can't agree on who will be what.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=VIRGINIA RELIES MORE ON]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Mt. Solon; :39]
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach; :49]
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[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Virginia relies more on income tax revenue than other states.
To change that, Governor Warner and ten lawmakers sat down for the first time to talk about adjusting income brackets, taxing services as well as goods and giving local governments more taxing authority, all with one goal in mind.
[SOT 15:09:14]
[IN Q=WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS MAKING IT FAIR. IS IT FAIR THAT SOMEONE WHO MAKES 22,000 DOLLARS A YEAR PAYS MORE IN VIRGINIA IN INCOME TAX THAN THAT PERSON LIVING IN NEW YORK OR NEW JERSEY? I DON'T THINK THAT'S FAIR.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=THINK THAT'S FAIR.]


The problem is agreeing on what is fair.
Some Republicans think while the state is looking for more things to tax, it should also start chipping away at the estate and car taxes.
[SOT 15:03:10]
[IN Q=THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER]

((SENATOR EMMETT HANGER/R-MOUNT SOLON: THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT SOME OF US HAVE AN AGENDA OF TAX RELIEF AND I DON'T THINK YOU CAN GET TO TAX FAIRNESS WITHOUT SOME ADDITIONAL TAX RELIEF.)) [RUNS:09]
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[SOT 14:58:10]
[IN Q=WE DON'T WANT TO]

((DELEGATE LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: WE DON'T WANT TO SET OURSELVES UP FOR ANOTHER REVENUE PROGRAM THAT'S GOING TO GENERATE TREMENDOUS REVENUE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TAXPAYERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=OF THE COMMONWEALTH.]


Some Republicans criticized Warner for not providing more details about his ideas on tax reform.
[SOT 14:54:55]
[IN Q=THE GOVERNOR WOULD]

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[OUT Q=DIRECTION.]


The bipartisan group agrees that reconciling their differences won't be easy.
This is the third attempt in seven years to fix Virginia's aging code.
Still, Warner says he confident that tax reform will give him the legacy he's been waiting for.
[SOT 15:10:50]
[IN Q=THE OVERWHELMING]

[RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=VERY OPTIMISTIC.] Many gave this latest panel a better chance of succeeding because of the state's budget

problems. But today, Warner announced that Virginia just registered a surplus this last fiscal year.
That's great news for the state but may jeopardize any hopes for tax reform. ))

[Fighters-Airport]


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Two Navy fighters brought out dozens of gawkers at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The F-18 fighters were parked on the tarmac for several hours tonight.
Incidentally, one of the pilots graduated from Virginia Tech and is staying with family tonight in Roanoke.
Plenty of people called, wondering why the planes were here. The pilots actually called us and said they're on a training mission and will leave tomorrow morning for Michigan.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A proposed power plant has some Southside residents burning up.
Find out why next.
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[VO-NAT]


And yesterday they were average folks living in Missouri. Today they're multi-millionaires thanks to a huge powerball jackpot.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as the Braves explode at Wrigley Field to win their 7th straight. The Mailman is joining Shaq in the LA paint, we'll get a local look at the Kobe Chaos with Roanoke author Roland Lazenby. The Big East is not getting bigger anytime soon, and you're supposed to Eat not Beat sausages. Tonight on the big 7.)

)[CA-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A man wanted for questioning in the deaths of his family, is tonight a free man.
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[VO-NAT 20]
[SUPER=03-Elizabeth City, NC;]


Less than 12 hours after he was arrested in North Carolina, Vincent Brothers was let go.
He's a possible suspect in the murders of his ex-wife, mother in law and his three children, but police say they did not have enough evidence to hold him.
Even though Brothers turned himself in, officers say he is no longer cooperating.
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[SOT25]
[IN Q=]

((CAPT. NEIL MAHAN/BAKERSFIELD POLICE: AFTER ALL HE'S THE FATHER OF THESE CHILDREN THIS IS HIS WIFE THAT WAS MURDERED AND WE BELIEVE THAT HE SHOULD WANT TO TALK TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Neil Mahan/Bakersfield Police Department;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=TO TALK TO US.]
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[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]


Police let him go in part because of some information coming from Ohio, but police would not say what that information is.
The two women and three young children were discovered shot to death in the home- in a neighborhood locals characterize as rough.
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[Thompson]


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An alleged conspirator in last month's armed robbery of a Charlotte County bank now has an attorney and a new court date.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
David B. Thompson was arrested the day after the bank in Phenix was robbed at gunpoint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./June 27]


The gunman, 26-year-old Lonnie R. Russell, led police on a high-speed chase before dying in a shootout in Campbell County.
Authorities say Thompson was supposed to be Russell's get-away driver that day.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Charlotte County attorney Charles Crowder is representing Thompson who remains held without bond.
His preliminary hearing is set for September 25th.

[Tire-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A debate over a proposed tire burning power plant is heating up in Martinsville .
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Tire Energy Corp wants to build the facility on this parcel of land in the City's Industrial Park. The plant would burn tires at high temperatures to produce steam. It would be operated 24 hours a day and employ 12-people. But some residents are circulating petitions to stop the project saying it will hurt the environment.
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[SOT 21:32:33 // 21:45:49]
[IN Q=IF YOUR]

((LINDA BATES/CONCERNED RESIDENT; IF YOUR ENVIRONMENT IS AT RISK AND YOU FEEL THAT YOUR AIR OR YOUR WATER OR YOUR EARTH MAY BE IN DANGER THAN I DON'T FEEL THAT WE NEED THIS HERE.)) ((LARRY MCDORMAN/PRES. TIRE ENERGY CORP; PEOPLE HAVE A VISION THEY'RE ARE GOING LOOK AT THIS PLANT AND THAT THERE IS GOING TO BLACK SMOKE BELCHING OUT THE DEQ WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Bates/Concerned Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry McDorman/Tire Energy Corp President; :09]
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[OUT Q=NEVER ALLOW THAT]
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[VO-NAT]

Tire Energy needs an air permit from the Department of Environmental Quality before construction can start. A public hearing on it is being held at 7 p-m on Monday at the Henry Country Administration Building. This plant would be the first of its kind in Virginia and only the second in the country.
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[Downtown-Improvements]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The streets of downtown Blacksburg may never look the same.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg and the town kicked off its Campaign for Main drive this week. The goal is to raise 50-thousand dollars to make improvements to Main Street, including new streetlights, park benches and brick sidewalks. Organizers say they hope to complete the project by next Spring, in time for the opening of the Kent Square shopping plaza.
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[SOT 3447]
[IN Q=kent square]

((JIM DYMOCK/CAMPAIGN FOR MAIN CHAIR: KENT SQUARE IS GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR DOWNTOWN AREA AND WE HOPE TO HAVE THAT AS WHAT WE CALL A GOOD MARRIAGE FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THE CENTER OF DOWNTOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Dymock/Campaign for Main Chair;]
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[OUT Q=center of downtown]
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[VO-NAT]

Dymock (Dehm-ick) says this is just the beginning. He says the ultimate goal is to raise an additional 100-thousand dollars over the next three years for more improvements.
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[Iraq-Latest]


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Two more American soldiers were killed in Iraq today, bringing the death toll to 74 since President Bush declared major combat over.
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[VO-NAT]

General Tommy Franks, who gave up command of U-S troops this week said American forces could be in Iraq for four more years. President Bush admits we're in for the long haul.
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[SOT :14]
[IN Q=A FREE ]

((GEORGE BUSH-A FREE IRAQ WILL MEAN A PEACEFUL WORLD, AND ITS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO STAY THE COURSE, AND WE WILL STAY THE COURSE.))
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[OUT Q=THE COURSE]
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[VO-NAT]

According to a new C-B-S poll, Americans' patience for combat appears to be waning. Less than half believe the U-S has control of the situation in Iraq--that's down from 71 percent in April. And for the first time, a majority of Americans say the Bush administration overestimated Iraq's illegal weapons. Many democrats are questioning Bush's post war plan and are calling for international support.
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[SOT :53]
[IN Q=-ITS TIME ]

((SEN. JOHN KERRY/D-MASSACHUSETTS-ITS TIME FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TELL THE TRUTH THAT WE LACK SUFFICIENT FORCES TO DO THE JOB OF RECONSTRUCTION IN IRAQ AND WITHDRAW IN A REASONABLE PERIOD.))
[SUPER=01- Sen. John Kerry/(D) Massachusetts]
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[OUT Q=REASONABLE PERIOD]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq]

In Fallujah, many Iraqis want U-S troops withdrawn. The newly hired Iraq police are passing around petitions threatening to resign if the soldiers do not leave. The police station came under fire from guerilla fighters opposed to Iraqis working with Americans.
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[Birth-Control]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some birth control pills are being recalled because the pills in the 28 day packs may be in the wrong order.
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[VO]
Barr Laboratories is recalling nearly 500-thousand packs of Nortrel Seven-Seven Seven pills.
The company will replace any out-of-order packs, and will cover the costs of pregnancy tests for women who used them.
Nortrel comes in rows of colored pills. Each row is taken for a week.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[Take Pinnacle Full]
Two women contacted Barr to say their Nortrel rows were reversed.
For more information you can call Barr Laboratories at 1-800 222-0190.
Taking the pills in the wrong order could put a woman at risk of pregnancy.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Is a stormy weekend ahead? Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus some say these little rabbits are a danger to huge jetliners.
Now they're the target of sharpshooters.
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[Rabbits-Planes ]


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Some rabbits at Miami International Airport may reach the finish line soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]

About a dozen black tailed jack rabbits pose a danger to airplanes, so sharpshooters have been hired to kill them. At least one man is trying to save as many of the rabbits as he can.
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[SOT 18:46:15]
[IN Q=I'M CATCHING ]

((TODD HARDWICK/TRYING TO SAVE RABBITS-I'M CATCHING EVERY RABBIT THAT I CAN CATCH. EVEN AFTER THEY ARRIVE I WILL REMAIN ON THE FIELD CAPTURING THE LIVE RABBITS. SO, AT THIS POINT WE'RE HOPE WE CAN GET THEM ALL BEFORE THE SHARPSHOOTERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO KILL THEM))
[SUPER=01-Todd Hardwick/Trying to Save Rabbits]
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[OUT Q=KILL THEM]
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[VO-NAT]

Hardwick placed cages up and down the runway, but time is running out. Today was the deadline to have the rabbits removed. So, how do rabbits put airplanes at danger? When the rabbits die, the carcasses attract Turkey Buzzards, and the birds sometimes collide with the planes.
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[WV-Flooding]


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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC01:52]
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Severe weather to our west-
Winds pushed through West Virginia tonight ripping up trees and destroying several homes. One home collapsed in Parkersburg. Several out buildings just blew away.
Witnesses say massive trees were pulled out of the ground.
The National Weather Service so far has not confirmed if there was a tornado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clarksburg, WV]


In Clarksburg, it wasn't just the wind but also rain that caused trouble.
Water quickly rose in the area forcing some residents to leave their homes.
One factory's buildings were surrounded by water trapping employees. They had to be escorted out on fire trucks.
Numerous secondary road were closed throughout the area.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-151 TC323]
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A local spin on Kobe, the mailman delivers good news in LA. The Big East stay as is for now, and the Braves do it again. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Last Night - MLB; :00]


The Pittsburgh Pirates Randall Simon was fined $432 bucks today for hitting a sauage mascot in the head last night. He hit the Italian Sausage, the giant hotdog then got caught in the debris and fell down. The Polish Sausage cameback to make sure everyone was OK, and the selfish bratwurst went on to win the mascot race. Simon went to jail. Eventually, no one pressed charges, Simon paid his fine.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Atlanta Braves won their 7th straight contest today as they turned Wrigley Field into their own personal playground in the 6th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WTBS-Braves; :00]

In the third, Sammy Sosa also took Greg Maddux's legs off with this rbi shot. It's 3-to-2 Cubs. Atlanta got on back in the 5th and then went nuts in the sixth. In that inning, the Braves erupted for six runs on six hots against Shawn Estes. Vinny Castilla went 4 for 4 with a homer and four rbis. Henry Blanco had a two run shot, Rafael Furcal also homered,
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/13/Chicago/3;]

and Julio Franco had three hits as the Braves turn a 3-to-2 deficit into a 13-to-3 win over Chicago.
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[S-Mail]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-150 TC607]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The Lakers added another piece to their fast becoming all-star team this afternoon as Karl Malone announced that he would don the purple and gold next season in hopes of securing that elusive NBA title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


The Mailman was willing to join the Lakers for $1.5 million dollars next season, that's a pay cut of $ 18 million from his salary last year. He likely would have received considerably more money had he signed with Dallas, Sacramento, or San Antonio. Malone turns 40 later this month.
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[S-Kobe]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 4:26]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Kobe Bryant has been taking a beating this week in the court of public opinion for his alleged sexual assault of a Coloardo woman. Steve Mason says this chapter in Kobe's life is an unfamiliar one for the man who authored Bryant's first book.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/Author and Professor; :19]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :42]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=..News 7 sports"]
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((Roland Lazenby has always been up close and personal with the game. In his book Mad Game, the NBA Education of Kobe Bryant, Lazenby was the first to report that the rising star's problems with his teammates were due to a tendency to isolate himself from other players. The possible assault charges are also a mystery to the Lakers. ((:))
Lazenby says, in the many hours he spent interviewing Kobe and getting to know him, he to feels Bryant is not capable of this. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Lazenby has extensive experience with Michael Jordan the person in his book "Blood on the Horns". He watched his airness somewhat deflate as a result of gambling allegantions and alleged affairs. ((:))
The decision on whether or not to charge Bryant with sexual assault will not come down until next week, according to the prosecutor on the case. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Big East conference won't be expanding on the football front any time soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ponte Vedra, FL/May 19; :00]

Commissioner Mike Tranghese announced today following two days of meetings in Newark, New Jersey that no expansion will take place until 2005 at the earliest. The Big East did decide to bring in Connecticut a year earlier making the Huskies a full fledged football member in 2004.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=BIG EAST/ACC]

Also, the ACC's lawyers said today that they have no problem with the judge who has been assigned to hear the lawsuit against the conferecne, even though the judge got his law degree from Connecticut and his undergrad degree from Providence.

[S-Nascar]


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The Winston Cup drivers are on their way to Chicago for this weekend's Tropicana 400. Qualifying gets underway tomorrow at four, and rest assured all eyes will be on Kevin Harvick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/Last Week; :00]


Fresh off a 9th place finish at Daytona, Harvick is ninth in the points chase. He returns to Chicago as the only winner in the track's short two year history.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/Won Only Two Chicago Races; :02]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/17th in Points Race; :27]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=same when we go to Kansas City."]
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[Powerball-Winners]


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They are not going to be high rollers just yet...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

even though they did win half of the Powerball jackpot. William and Claudia Walkenbach (WAHK'-uhn-bahk) say their not going on a spending spree just yet, but they will buy a couple of things.
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[SOT - 18:46:54]
[IN Q=FIRST THING ]

((WILLIAM & CLAUDIA WALKENBACH/POWERBALL WINNERS; FIRST THING I LOOKED AT WAS MY REFRIDGERATOR, AND I WENT OH MY GOSH. IT'S 30 YEARS OLD. I'M GETTING A NEW REFRIDGERATOR. LAUGHING. AND I'M GONNA LET HER.))
[SUPER=01-William & Claudia Walkenbach/Powerball Winners; :05 ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=AND I'M GONNA LET HER]
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[VO-NAT]

William plans on buying a new tractor because the one he has now has no brakes. The couple from Hermann, Missouri hasn't decided whether they'll take a lump sum of 73 point six million dollars, or 130 point six million in annual installments. The couple says they are not going to move, but they do plan on changing their phone number. (------------)