[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

An insider's view of the case against Dr. Cecil Knox... and what may be a clue as to how long the jury will be out.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a 120-year old mansion makes way for a new sanctuary.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

In sports, The Hokies talk about navigating through a hurricane this weekend, the Express battles the defending ECHL champs tonight,
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[VO-NAT]

and Pontiac announces that it is racing out of NASCAR next season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The cloudy, rainy outlook changes over the next 24 hours. A late October warmup is the result. More on the forecast just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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



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[SOT 18:42:05]
[IN Q=It's consumed our]

((IT'S CONSUMED OUR LIVES FOR THE PAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=1/2 years.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The investigation of Dr. Cecil Knox goes back further than that.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We get an inside view of the case tonight, from the perspective of his office manager.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Boone]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:27:48]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The case is now in the hands of a federal jury.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

While the jury deliberates, we get details from Knox co-defendant Beverly Boone... the woman in charge of the office

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The government's case]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Boone/Dr. Knox's Office Manager; :14]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/File Tape; :28]
[SUPER=04-Government Video; :54]
[RUNS=2:34]
[OUT Q=out of the charts.]

(( The government's case against Dr. Knox focuses on 31 patient charts. Seven of those patients died... people such as Don Boyer whose cause of death was determined to be "methadone toxicity." [18:29:35] ((PATIENTS DIE. AND SOME OF THESE, THE TESTIMONY HAS BEEN, THEY ABUSED THE MEDICATION AND OVERDOSED THEMSELVES, NOT BY THE PRESCRIPTIONS, DIRECTIONS THAT DR. KNOX WAS PRESCRIBING.)) [RUNS:13] Law enforcement officers in the Pulaski area had begun noticing Knox's name kept coming up among those suspected of diverting legitimate OxyContin prescriptions. So many reports of stolen pill bottles came in, police quit taking such reports. Police said they called Knox's office to alert him to the problem but never heard back from him. [18:33:55] ((THERE MAY HAVE BEEN PHONE CALLS THAT DIDN'T CONNECT, BUT WE HAD A LOT OF CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.)) [RUNS:04] Accounts of Knox patients diverting drugs helped fuel a search of the doctor's office in June, 2001. [18:24:45] ((THEY BARGED THROUGH THE DOORS, GUNS DRAWN, YELLING AND SCREAMING. FLAK JACKETS ON. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. Agent Wardlow said he was dressed in a suit. NO HE WASN'T. HE HAD A FLAK JACKET ON, AND I HAVE VIDEO OF THAT.)) [RUNS:20] Boone says the agents assured her that Dr. Knox was the focus of the investigation and no one else. No arrests were made. Seven months later federal agents arrived, armed with another search warrant the day Knox was indicted along with four others in the office. [18:26:50] ((SO THE RAID IN FEBRUARY WAS FOR CHARTS. IT COINCIDED WITH THE INDICTMENT, ARRESTS FOR THEATRICS, I THINK.)) [RUNS:12] Magistrate Judge Glen Conrad agreed to shut down the practice. At least one patient took his own life, as a result. [18:32:38] ((AND DR. KNOX HAD SPOKEN WITH THIS EX- PATIENT TWO DAYS BEFORE HE DIED, AND HE COMMITTED SUICIDE BECAUSE HE COULD NOT GET THE PROPER PAIN CONTROL.)) [RUNS09] Whenever one of Knox's patients died, Prosecutor Rusty Fitzgerald told the jury, Bev Boone would take the patient's chart and "go off in secret...." Boone says she pulled the chart, so the Doctor could review it. [18:30:30] ((HE WOULD GET UPSET, SO I WAS THE ONE WHO WOULD BREAK THE NEWS TO HIM.)) [RUNS:04]
[18:30:45 ] ((HE WOULD CRY AND TALK ABOUT EM. BUT NOTHING WAS EVER ALTERED OR TAKEN OUT OF THE CHARTS.)) [RUNS:08]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NOne]

It may- -or may not- -be an indication of how long the jury expects to be out, but the jurors asked the judge today if it'd be okay if they leave early on Wednesdays.

[Wythe-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Wythe County is about to get some new manufacturing jobs.
Wytheville Technologies is expanding its auto parts plant and plans to hire 102 people.
The governor's office says the Japanese parent company will invest about 31 million dollars in the project.

[Teacher-shortage]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC46:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Radford University is stepping in to help ease Virginia's teacher shortage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The university is offering guaranteed admission to community college students who earn an associate's degree in education.
Officials hope the new policy will encourage more people to become educators.
AND help alleviate a projected shortage of public school teachers.
But Radford University officials say the plan won't work unless the state pours more money into higher education.
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[SOT 52:34]
[IN Q=IN ORDER FOR THIS TO REALLY HAVE]

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/PRES., RADFORD UNIVERSITY: IN ORDER FOR THIS TO REALLY HAVE THE OPTIMAL INFLUENCE ON THE TEACHER SHORTAGE IT MEANS THAT STATES OR THAT VIRGINIA IS GOING TO HAVE TO ADEQUATELY FUND THE UNIVERSITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=ADEQUATELY FUND THE UNIVERSITIES.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eight other four-year universities across the state have also signed onto the program.
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[Stadium-Bids]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:19:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A critic of Roanoke's new stadium project is taking his case to contractors who may build the facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Duane Howard passed out fliers before a luncheon and informational meeting at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Howard encouraged prospective bidders to reconsider their participation, and pressure city officials to conduct more environmental testing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With them being aware]

((DUANE HOWARD/STADIUM PROJECT OPPONENT: WITH THEM BEING AWARE OF ALL THIS THEN THEY WOULD BE IN THE POSITION TO PUT PRESSURE ON DARLENE BURCHAM TO HAVE THE ENTIRE SITE TESTED BEFORE CONSTRUCTION STARTS.)) ((RUPERT CUTLER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AS AN ENVIRONMENTALIST FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS, I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. AND WE COULDN'T BE DOING A MORE INTENSIVE THOROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE STADIUM SITE THAN WE ARE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Duane Howard/Stadium Project Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=@Cutler; :12]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=than we are doing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bids on the stadium project are due next month.
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[Cow-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC28:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Information about the shooting of two cows in Montgomery County could be worth one-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;]

One of eight pregnant cows owned by Larry and Sandra Hollandsworth was shot to death on their property last weekend.

Another cow was shot twice. The couple's five children are offering a reward of one thousand dollars for information leading an arrest and conviction. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating and says no arrests have been made.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, Round 2 in the fight to get an elected school board referendum on the ballot.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus a stately Roanoke house is coming down. We'll have details about what will go up in its place when we return.
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[Giles-Sheriff]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:45:45]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Six candidates, one job.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

That's the situation in Giles County, where a half dozen candidates are running for Sheriff.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Microwave;]

Myranda Stephens joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom with more. Keith and Shannon, the candidates are hoping to replace Sheriff Larry Falls, who's retiring after 16-years.
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Ironically, ALL of the candidates have a connection to the Sheriff, although some more than others.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Falls/Giles Co. Sheriff Candidate; :28]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Sadler/Giles Co. Sheriff Candidate; :51]
[SUPER=01-Robert Rucker/Giles Co. Sheriff Candidate; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-W. Morgan Millirons/Giles Co. Sheriff Candidate; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Brian Altizer/Giles Co. Sheriff Candidate; 1:51]
[SUPER=01-Luther McCroskey/Giles Co. Sheriff Candidate; 2:13]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=GOING TO MISS SOMETHING.]

(([NATS @ 224] [RUNS02] ((HEY HOW YOU DOIN' FELLA?)) Not that he minds being known as "Sheriff Falls' son"... but Mike Falls says he wants to make a name for himself, working to eliminate the county's drug problem.
[SOT 358]

[RUNS09] ((I DON'T HAVE A BIT OF A PROBLEM WITH IT BUT I'M NOT HIM, I'M MY OWN MAN. AND I THINK I COULD DO A GOOD JOB, IF ELECTED, I HONESTLY THINK I'LL DO A GOOD JOB.)) While his last name isn't Falls, Douglas Sadler began his career in law enforcement under the Sheriff in 1992. Now with 13-years of experience and a new restaurant, Sadler says it's time Giles County got its piece of the pie.
[SOT 1637]

[RUNS10] ((DOUGLAS SADLER: I WANT TO GET GRANT MONEY INTO GILES COUNTY. THERE'S 20-MILLION DOLLARS SITTING IN RICHMOND RIGHT NOW IN TS-1 SAFETY GRANTS, GILES COUNTY HASN'T APPLIED FOR ANY OF THAT MONEY)) Robert Rucker says it's the people of Giles County who can really make a difference, which is why he wants to implement more community-oriented programs to reduce crime and drugs.
[SOT 620]

[RUNS10] ((ROBERT RUCKER: YOU KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEFT ALWAYS WANT TO COME BACK AND AT ONE TIME I LEFT, JOB RELATED AND THEN I WANTED TO COME BACK. AND I LOVE GILES COUNTY AND I WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.)) Drugs and community involvement are also the focus of candidate Morgan Millirons' campaign. Millirons says he plans to make the citizens more aware of what's going in the county.
[SOT 1900]

[RUNS10] ((MORGAN MILLIRONS: PUTTING OUT A MONTHLY REPORT, AN IN-DEPTH REPORT OF WHAT SOME OF OUR PROBLEMS ARE AND WHERE MOST OF THEM ARE OCCURRING.)) Brian Altizer is no stranger to the Giles County Sheriff's department...he was chief deputy officer in 1988. Honesty and integrity are just a few words he uses to describe his campaign.
[SOT 2737]

[RUNS11] ((PROFESSIONALISM SENSE OF DUTY HONEST, HARD WORK GETTING THE JOB DONE, AND GETTING IT DONE IN A PROPER MANNER EVERYTHING DONE LEGALLY MORALLY AND ETHICALLY.)) After retiring in May from a 30-year career in law enforcement, Luther McCroskey says he's not ready to give it up just yet.
[SOT 1516]

[RUNS07] ((LUTHER MCCROSKEY: IT'S SOMETHING THAT GROWS ON YOU, I GUESS YOU'RE AFRAID YOU'RE GOING TO MISS SOMETHING.))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

What could make the decision even tougher for Giles County voters,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Microwave;]

is that all of the candidates are running as independents.


[Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC38:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


A week before election day, Former Delegate Dick Cranwell is weighing in with criticism of Senate Candidate Brandon Bell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Today in Vinton, Cranwell endorsed Democrat Stephen Emick in the 22nd Senatorial district.
And he criticized Bell for supporting consolidation in the early 90s, while an overwhelming majority of Roanoke County residents opposed it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Why should we]

((DICK CRANWELL/FORMER DELEGATE: WHY SHOULD WE BE VOTING FOR A MAN TO REPRESENT US AS OUR VOICE IN RICHMOND, WHO WANTED TO ELIMINATE OUR EXISTENCE.)) ((BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M SHOCKED THAT AN ISSUE THAT WAS PUT TO BED THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, IS SUDDENLY REARED AS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE COMING OUT OF MY OPPONENT'S CAMP, PARTICULARLY SINCE MY OPPONENT MOVED OUT OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY IN THE MID-80S AND JUST MOVED BACK A FEW YEARS AGO, WASN'T EVEN HERE THEN.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Cranwell/Former Vinton Delegate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate; :16]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=wasn't even here then.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bell says he believes voters are more interested in other issues including education, transportation and economic development.
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[School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC36:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Though the November election is still a week away, some in Roanoke are already thinking about next spring's ballot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Education Association and the Roanoke City Retired Teachers Association want citizen's to pick the city's school board members.
As it is now, the Roanoke School Board is appointed by city council.
Supporters today announced plans to collect signatures in hopes of putting the issue on the ballot next May.
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[SOT 5:22:04]
[IN Q=With an elected]

((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WITH AN ELECTED PROCESS THAN NOT TO MAKE A POLITICAL ARENA IT CERTAINLY DOES GIVE MORE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE.))
[SUPER=01-Anita Price/Roanoke Education Association]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=opportunity to participate]
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[VO-NAT]


A similar drive this past spring failed but organizers are confident they can get the five thousand signatures needed by January.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


News that the Fed will hold the line on short term interest rates sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/140.15/9748.31/x/49.35/1932.26;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 140 points.
NASDAQ gained 49.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/1.51/78.52/h/0.86/46.17/h/0.05/28.83/i/2.00/69.05/i/0.72/72.85;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.41/38.14/i/0.05/15.84/h/0.11/7.44/h/0.23/60.78/h/0.30/28.52;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.21/6.55/h/0.91/37.44/i/0.10/17.46/i/0.05/18.50/i/0.01/6.74;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.08/9.18/h/1.68/68.90/i/0.15/33.08/i/0.21/44.60/h/0.97/58.76;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Guildhall]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC25:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The church planning to tear down a Northwest Roanoke landmark says it's time to move into the future.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

"Guildhall" mansion was built in 1882 by Reverend D. C. Moomaw and his wife. The stately house has stood on Cove Road overlooking Hershberger Road ever since although it's been unoccupied for decades. Now, a salvage company is stripping the manse in preparation for a demolition crew. The church next door owns the building and will replace it with a new sanctuary and gymnasium.
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[SOT 18:59:23-18:59:41]
[IN Q=Even though a piece of my heart...]

((PAT REYNOLDS/GARDEN OF PRAYER CHURCH: EVEN THOUGH A PIECE OF MY HEART IS GONNA GO, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FUTURE, MORE SOULS WILL BE SAVED AND THAT KIND OF ELIMINATES THE SADNESS THAT I FEEL WHEN I SEE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Reynolds/Garden of Prayer Church;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the sadness that I feel when I see it.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Salvage work should be completed this week with demolition soon to follow. The church hopes to begin construction on the sanctuary around the first of the year.
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[sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Express head coach Tony MacAulay talks about playing at home tonight against the defending ECHL champs, Pontiac leaves NASCAR,
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[VO-NAT]


after spending last week in a Morgantown storm, the Hokies now hope to avoid the eye of a hurricane.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-158 10405TC]
[GRAPHIC=Tech vs. Miami]

The Hokies are a little down, but by no means out with number two Miami coming to town on Saturday. Mike Stevens has more on Tech's "Hurricane Preparedness."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Wednesday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/5 & 7 Against Miami; :14]
[SUPER=@mike1; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/28 Catches This Season; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Va. Tech Senior Center; 1:11]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/Miami In White; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-DeAngelo Hall/VT Cornerback & Receiver; 1:36]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 1:03:13]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express faces off against defending Kelly Cup Champion Atlantic City tonight at the Round House at seven, one of many home games coming up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=..seven day span"]
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[S-Pontiac]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-163 9:37]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


Pontiac is leaving NASCAR.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-NASCAR; :00]


The car manufacturer says it won't return in 2004. Chevrolet will be the only General Motors brand on the stock car circuit. Five full-time teams currently use Pontiacs, but Ricky Craven is the only driver to win a race in a Pontiac this year.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-164 10:16]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]

The N-B-A season opens tonight with three games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Many will be watching the embattled Lakers against the Mavericks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Lakers Head Coach; :03]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....SEE HOW THEY PLAY"]
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[S-Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 940TC]
[GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN]

Chip Sullivan picked up a big win today in Petersburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-June; :00]

The Ashley Plantation head pro won a playoff to capture the year end championship for Mid-Atlantic PGA club professionals. Chip shot a three under par 69.
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[S-Marlins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-154 55:26]
[GRAPHIC=World Series]

The World Series champion Florida Marlins
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]

celebrated with their fans today. Fort Lauderdale also hosted activities, as the players took part in three parades and two rallies. It was announced that 72-year-old Jack McKeon will return to manage the club next year. (------------)