23:00-01

News-Head

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#
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Next on News Seven Montgomery County officials report that a four- year- old child was under water in a pond for 45 minutes and has been hospitalized.
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VO-NAT


Our recent thunderstorms have caused havoc.
Reports of fires and power outages throughout the area.
And the fifth leg of the Tour Dupont finished in fine fashion today.
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ANCHOR=Ron
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News Seven is next.

Giles-Lightning


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=afr
TAPE# None
GRAPHIC=None


A six- year- old West Virginia girl is in the hospital tonight after being struck by lightning.
Latasha White was visiting her aunt in Giles County when she was struck.
Latasha and her Aunt, Charlene Vaughn, were standing in the front doorway watching the storm when the lightning hit.
Vaughn said the child was blinded for 15 minutes, and was convulsing when rescue workers arrived.
Latasha is in satisfactory condition at Giles Memorial Hospital, and may be released tonight.
Vaugh describes the strike as a bright blue flash-- One that she hopes she never sees again.

Weather-Bad


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-31
GRAPHIC=None


Heavy downpours, close to ground lightning, and hail have made for a pretty rough night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The national weather service has extended its severe thunderstorm watch for southwest and central Virginia into the overnight hours.
Also, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for at least the next few minutes in Franklin and Bedford counties.
Let's take a look now at the doppler radar.
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Goto to Doppler
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Mont-Rescue


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=None


Montgomery County Police report that a four- year- old girl who was submerged in a pond for 45 minutes is being treated at local hospital.
It all happened around 1:30 this afternoon.
According to police the girl's 6-year-old brother watched as his sister fell into the water at the Old Farm Village.
After divers found her body, rescue squad members began performing C-P-R until she began to respond.
She was later taken to Community Hospital in Roanoke-- but her condition is not known and her name has not been released.

HIGHWAY-SAFETY


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-27
GRAPHIC=None


Slow traffic in a work-zone on Interstate 81 may have caused a fatal accident yesterday afternoon.
Police say Merritt Kirkpatrick of Illinois apparently didn't realize traffic had slowed.
The end result was a chain reaction collision.
The accident happened in a posted work zone.
But as Denise Allen reports there are steps drivers can take to make driving safe.
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IN Q=Saturday afternoon
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :28
SUPER=01-Sgt. Joe Rader/State Police; 1:00
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:29
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=News 7


(( Saturday afternoon travel near the 158 mile marker slowed.
Several miles down the highway the road narrowed to one lane as construction workers repaved the highway.
Witnesses told police Merritt Kirkpatrick did not try to brake before slamming his truck into the tractor trailer in front of him.
The accident killed Kirkpatrick and injured three others.
Officials say signs are posted four miles in advance of the work to prepare drivers for slower traffic. ((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: THE LAYOUT OF A WORK ZONE IS FEDERALLY PRESCRIBED. SO WE FOLLOW SPECIFIC LAYOUTS FOR WORK ZONES DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF WORK THAT'S BEING DONE AND THE HIGHWAY IT'S TAKING PLACE ON.))
V-Dot and construction crews also use low frequency radio advisories to update motorists on road conditions and reduced speeds.
Bullock says obeying the signage is the first key to safety.
She also suggests not changing lanes and maintaining the posted speed.
Statistically work-zones are more dangerous for motorists than for the workers. ((SGT. JOE RADER/STATE POLICE: THEY NEED TO REDUCE THEIR SPEED AND NOT BE TALKING LIKE TO SOMEONE ELSE IN THEIR CAR OR READING A MAP. IF YOU JUST KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD YOU'LL BE FINE.)) ((BULLOCK: THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS IF A PERSON IS CAUGHT SPEEDING AND CONVICTED OF SPEEDING IN A WORK ZONE, WHERE THE SIGN IS POSTED THEY COULD BE FINED UP TO 250 DOLLAR FINE)) ((RADER: WE SUPPLEMENT OUR REGULAR PATROL WITH ADDITIONAL TROOPERS IN THE ACTUAL WORK ZONE AND THEIR SOLE PURPOSE IT TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY OF THE WORKERS AND TO REDUCE THE SPEED IN THAT AREA.))
Laura Bullock says the construction will be around for a while.
In addition to the repaving being done in Botetourt County, V-DOT is replacing bridges on 81 near Salem.
She says this work will take nearly two years to complete.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Boones-Mill


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-28
GRAPHIC=Tour DuPont


The Tour Dupont snaked its way through Boones Mill today.
And racing officials worried closed roads would put motorists in a bad mood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boones Mill;


Route 2-20 in Franklin County was blocked so the cyclists could continue their journey to the finish line in Roanoke.
When all was said and done the road was only closed for 20 minutes but the motorists didn't seem to mind.
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SOT 16:27:06
IN Q=not much at all

((BRENT WILLS/MOTORIST: NOT MUCH AT ALL. I'M ON MY WAY TO A SOCCER GAME IN ROANOKE. WE'LL BE THERE IN TIME. COULD BE WORSE COULD BE RAINING.)) ((MARY WEBB: I GUESS FOR THE CITY AND THE TOWN IT'S NOT TOO BAD. WE'LL TOLERATE IT.))
SUPER=01-Brent Wills/Motorist; :00
SUPER=07-Mary Webb; :07
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=WE'LL TOLERATE IT
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VO-NAT


The race was a boom for the town bringing in many visitors.
Most were just happy to take part in the third largest bike race in the world.
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Paris-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=Fire


A fire in the heart of Paris sent up plumes of smoke-- so high they dwarfed the Eiffel Tower.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris;


At least 33 people have been hurt in the blaze at the central Paris headquarters of a major French bank.
Thirty of the injured are firefighters who were overcome by thick smoke.
About 250 firefighters battled the blaze near the famed Place de l'Opera
(plahs dih LOH'-pehr-ah).


Officials believe the fire was caused by a short circuit that broke out in a computer room.
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Israeli-Talks


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net-a
GRAPHIC=None


The final stage of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators is now under way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Taba, Egypt;


They'll be discussing tough issues, like Jerusalem's future and Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel's chief negotiator says the distance between the two sides is "quite wide," but he says the talks show that the peace process is moving forward.
A Palestinian delegate says the meeting marks the beginning of a new era.
Today's session is expected to be followed by three years of tedious talks.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
A movie is set to be released about a recent Virginia political campaign.
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VO-NAT


And a parade in Moscow marks the 300th anniversary of the Soviet Navy.
Stay tuned.
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Moscow-Parade


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net-d
GRAPHIC=None


Moscow residents were treated to a military parade through Red Square today marking the 300th anniversary of
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;

the founding of the Russian navy by Tsar-- Peter the Great.
Coming in the midst of the Russian presidential elections next month, the parade was a reminder to Russians of their country's continuing military might.
Under the former Soviet Union, the Soviet navy was one of the most powerful in the world.
Saddled with an unpopular government, President Boris Yeltsin was scheduled to watch the parade but did not appear.
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Quarry


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-29
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia Army Reserve Soldiers are hard at work--but not anywhere in our region.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Panama/Army Video;


The 7th of the 60th Engineer Battalion from Marion is in Panama rebuilding the region's infrastructure. The soldiers are taking stone from a river to build roads.
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IN Q=Quarrying stone out

((1ST LT. MARK MCLAIN/U.S. ARMY RESERVE: QUARRYING STONE OUT OF A RIVER IS NOT SOMETHING WE NORMALLY DO OR BE ABLE TO EVEN DO IN THE STATES, BUT BEING ABLE TO PULL IT OUT OF A RIVER HERE WE LEARN HOW TO PULL THE STONE OUT OF THE RIVER WITHOUT GETTING STUCK. ))
SUPER=01-1st Lt. Mark McLain/U.S. Army Reserve;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=without getting stuck.
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VO-NAT


The end result will be a new avenue of easier transportation for local Panamanian residents.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


When the CHIPS were down, Lynchburg was able to convince Frito-Lay to bring it's factory to Central Virginia.
SS=Business Review


And the Patrick Henry Hotel may be sold.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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IN Q=NAT SOT
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday; :16
SUPER=@File; :41
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(( Nat Sot
RUNS=:05


It's official...Frito-Lay is coming to Lynchburg, and 800 jobs along with it.
Construction of the snack food giant's newest plant starts in July, with the plant scheduled to open in 1998.
A North Carolina investor has proposed to purchase Holdrens, an electronics and appliance store chain that has been in Roanoke for 60 years.
Holdren's has stores in Roanoke, Vinton, Lynchburg, Martinsville, and the New River Valley.
A historic Roanoke Landmark may be up for sale.
The U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development says it's accepting bids for the Patrick Henry Hotel, which was on a list of FORECLOSURES in Friday's Wall Street Journal.
The Washington Post is reporting that Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, the nation's largest railroad, has made preliminary contacts with Norfolk Southern regarding a merger.
A deal between the two would create the nation's first transcontinental railroad.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it fell 90 points, closing at 5478.03.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
RUNS=:05

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Perfect-Candidate


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-26
GRAPHIC=North, Oliver


A Virginia political race of two years ago gained national attention when Oliver North made a run for the Senate.
Now a movie is out chronicling the campaign.
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IN Q= I TELL YOU

((OLIVER NORTH/FORMER SENATE CANDIDATE: TELL YOU RIGHT NOW COUNSEL, AND ALL THE MEMBERS THAT HAVE GATHERED. THAT I MISLED CONGRESS ))
SUPER=10-Oliver North/Former Senate Candidate/File Tape;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=misled congress
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"A Perfect Candidate"


It's called "A Perfect Candidate," it charts the campaign between Chuck Robb and Oliver North from inside the North Campaign.
Senator Chuck Robb, the victorious candidate, has seen the movie, and is not a big fan.
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SOT16:48:50
IN Q=The candidate thought

((CHUCK ROBB/SENATOR: THE CANDIDATE THEY THOUGHT WAS GOING TO WIN DIDN'T, AND THEY'RE DOING THEIR BEST TO RECOUP THEIR LOSSES. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.))
SUPER=@Robb;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=understand that
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VO-NAT


"Perfect Candidate" will be released in major markets sometime next month.
No word yet on when it may make its way to Virginia.
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Tease#2

MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
Kimberly will bring us the latest on the storms.
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VO-NAT


And,
If you are the type to go over mountains, and not around them, mountain biking may be for you.
Stay tuned.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2


MOUNTAIN-BjIKING


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=BMY
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=None


The National Forest has miles of scenic trails.
And they aren't just for hiking.
SOME outdoorsmen will be hitting the forest on two wheels.
Beth Myer reports-- if you are going to go mountain biking, make sure you know how to do it right.
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IN Q=(natsot open) Rushing down a mountain
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Pohowsky/Biker; :13
SUPER=01-Ashwin Amanna/Biker; :30
SUPER=@Beth2; 1:22
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News

((
open with natsot of bikers going down the mountain trail
RUNS=:03

Rushing down a mountain trail on a bike is NOT as easy as it looks and it's NOT a good idea for beginners.
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11 05 51 00 - 11 06 02 00
SOT
IN Q=Most importantly

((CHRIS POWHOWSKY/BIKER: MOST IMPORTANTLY STAY IN CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. THERE ARE A LOT OF STEEP HILLS AROUND HERE AND YOU CAN GO PRETTY FAST. AND YOU CAN REALLY HURT YOURSELF AND IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH BEING CAUTIOUS.))
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OUT Q=being cautious.

Staying in control and on the trail will not only keep you safe, it will also preserve the area.
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11 08 57 00 - 11 09 07 00
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IN Q=If you're going

((ASHWIN AMANNA/BIKER: IF YOU'RE GOING TOO FAST, WHEN SLOWING DOWN DO NOT SKID. SKIDDING WILL TEAR UP THE TRAIL . YOU GET OUT OF CONTROL AND YOU DON'T STOP ANY FASTER THAN IF YOU'RE IN CONTROL. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you're in control.

video of hiker's feet Common courtesy is the general rule of mountain biking. Bikers should always yield to hikers and horses.
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10 44 30 00 - 10 44 35 00
NATSOT BREAK!!!
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IN Q=Rider up!

((RIDER UP... ONLY 8 MORE MILES! ))
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OUT Q=8 more miles.

When passing in the opposite direction, the up- hill rider gets the rite of way. Bikers say it's that way because it's so much harder to stop, then start again when going up hill. And when YOU'RE riding up hill resist the urge to stand.
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10 40 01 00 - 10 49 10 00
SOT
IN Q=Generally, it works better

((CHRIS POHOWSKY/BIKER: GENERALLY IT WORKS BETTER IF YOU STAY SEATED WHEN YOU'RE CLIMBING. IF YOU STAND UP YOU'LL START TO SPIN OUT. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to spin out.

Bikers need helmets and a few tools when out on a ride. A spare tube, tire pump and tire levers are generally a good idea to have on hand. Also take along plenty of water and food for the ride. Beth Myer, News 7.))

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE/HILLCATS


Mother Nature got in the final word at Salem Memorial Stadium this afternoon as today's televised Hillcats-Avalanche game was suspended by rain.
Mike Stevens has more on the festivities.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=@mike1; 1:17
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Salem Manager; 1:33
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Lynchburg Manager; 1:42
RUNS=2:00
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
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(( The sun was shining brightly in Salem as fans made their way to the city's sparkling Diamond to be a part of history.
WDBJ Family Day at the park, was punctuated by the the first LIVE telecast in the history of the stadium.
And for seven innings the Hillcats and Avalanche put on a show, watch MIke Asche, the HIllcats left fielder make a diving catch to rob Kyle Howser of an extra base hit.
Salem jumped on top in the first inning as first baseman Nate Holdren skapped this JImmy Anderson pitch into left, and plated speedster Elvis Pena from third.
The Avalanche took a 2 to nothing lead into sixth, when the Hillcats finally erupted with Freddy Garcia ripping a two run homer to left. Erskine Kelly scores and ties it at 2-all.
But soon after that, the skies darkened, the lights came on, and the rain drops started falling.
Before play was called, it appeared the Hillcats would take the lead in the 6th, catcher Jonathan Sweet tried to score from first on a shot to the wall BY Eddie Brooks. But Mike Higgins stands his ground at the plate and tags him out just before play was suspended for nearly an hour in a rain delay. ((JEFF BANISTER/HILLCATS MANAGER:)) ((STANDUP)) ((BILL MCGUIRE/SALEM MANAGER:))
Salem is back in the yard Monday night facing Prince William, while Lynchburg travels to Kinston.))

S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


Michael Jordon's back was alright today as he scored 44 points to lead the Bulls over New york 91 to 84 in the series opener.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :


New York was ready to take on Jordan and the Bulls.
But Michael came out hot he opens the game with this three pointer the bulls led 3 to 2.
The Knicks tied the game in the second half Patrick Ewing hits the jumper for two of his 21 points.
Jordan put the Knicks away late in SUPER=32-Chicago/=91/New York/=84;the

fourth quarter and the Bulls go on to beat the Knicks 91 to 84.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Atlanta and Utah advance to the second round of the playoffs for those and all of today's score lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=.....ST. LOUIS/DETROIT.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Rusty Wallace made a move on Jeff Gordon in the closing laps to win the Savemart 300.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Lance Armstrong again uses Roanoke to increase his overall lead in the Tour Dupont.
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S-Tour


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-9
GRAPHIC=Tour DuPont


Overall leader Lance Armstrong won stage 5 of the Tour Dupont today which finished in downtown Roanoke.
And Steve Mason says the tour's first mountain stage lived up to it's exciting billing as the 112 cyclists made it through grueling climbs and a heavy downpour.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Jimmy Vanlanen/Cycling Fan; :15
SUPER=01-Mike Downs/Biking Fan; :21
SUPER=03-Woolwine; :28
SUPER=01-Velda Brammer/Woolwine Cycling Fan; :42
SUPER=03-Boones Mill; :53
SUPER=01-Scott Mercier/Team Saturn Rider; 1:23
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Stage 5 Winner; 1:48
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:59
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OUT Q...news 7 sports"
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((Roanoke cycling fans had about a 5 hour wait for the finish. An electrifying BMX bike show helped pass the time. ((:)) ((:))
Meanwhile the riders made their way from the stage's start in Mount Airy North Carolina through community's like Woolwine. The Patrick County suburb turned into a cook out as residents feasted while they waited. ((:))
After three more climbs, cyclist finally hit the second Coolmax sprint line in Boones Mill.
The confederacy was on hand to protect and serve Lance Armstrong; the race's overall leader who just happens to hail from Texas. ((:))
The weather took an unfair turn as thunderstorms engulfed Roanoke causing well over 10 cyclists to crash. ((SCOTT MESSIER/TEAM SATURN:))
But Lance Armstrong stayed out of harm's way and exploded through the finish line at Jefferson and Bullitt in a time of 4 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds.
it was his 3rd stage win of the 1996 Tour DuPont. ((LANCE ARMSTRONG/STAGE 5 WINNER:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-32
GRAPHIC=Sears Point


Rusty Wallace took the lead late in the race and he would take the checkered flag winning the Savemart Supermarkets 300 in Sonoma California.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Sonoma, CA/ESPN; :


Ricky Craven, Injured last week at Talladega, started the race and ran a lap before turning the car over to back up driver Ron Hornaday.
Terry Labonte would lead the field for the first three circuits around the track with Dale Earnhardt second.
Rusty Wallace and Ricky Rudd run side by side with 63 laps left to go in the race Rusty would take the lead on lap 55.
Mark Martin had his problems on the first lap of the race and he dropped to the back of the field.
Earnhardt moved into second on the start of the race and he would take advantage of traffic and move past Wallace for the lead of the race.
But Wallace made a move on Jeff Gordon on the restart after a Caution and he held off Mark Martin for the win his second this season.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/SAVEMART 300 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Savemart 300 Winner; :
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Finished Second; :13
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=.........race teams."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Wally Dalllenbach was third, Earnhardt fourth and Terry Labonte fifth.
Ward Burton finished 10-th Rick Mast 19-th and Jeff Burton 26-th

S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lax


The Roanoke College Maroons are in the Division three lacrosse playoffs.
The 8-th ranked Maroons will play top ranked Salisbury State next week.
SS=Sports Logo


Lora Barrick of Hampton rolled a perfect game tonight at Lee High Lanes during the women's state bowling tournament. (-------------) Barrick is the first woman to roll a 300 game in the Roanoke Valley.