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S-Finish

ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=DUPONT


After conquering the climbs and dusting the competition in Stage Six of the Tour Dupont, Lance Armstrong emerged at Virginia Tech all alone at the head of the pack.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


The overall leader of the 12 stage event coming into yesterday, turned the 134 mile race into a chase as he ran away from his last challenge a few miles out of town.
He easily maintains the yellow leader's jersey as the Tour Dupont heads to Wytheville this morning.
But he says it's not over.
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IN Q="No it's

((LANCE ARMSTRONG/WINNER OF STAGE 6:))
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Winner of Stage 6; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...a lot better"
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VO-NAT con't


Stage 7 will take the riders from Roy Stanley's home town to Bristol.
It's a 110 mile stage with two challenging climbs.
The cyclists begin at 11 and should be in Bristol by 3 this afternoon.
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News-Heads


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Up next on News 7-
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VO-NAT


Huge wildfires are burning fast in New Mexico- The Governor there declares a state of emergency.
The company just moved to Roanoke a few years ago. Now it may be bought out. Keith Humphry will have that story.
Plus he does rock, rap, even country- but his music has a message. We'll hear from Carmen.
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE#
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Good evening.
Fires continue to plague New Mexico.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lama, NM;


Fortunately there are no deaths but many homes are destroyed.
High winds and hot, dry conditions are fueling the fire that started from burning trash.
SUPER=@file;


Controversy may be brewing in Virginia's U-S Senate race, we'll have the details.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And if you are looking for something different in entertainment, the Roanoke Civic Center was the place to go this evening.
Christian singer Carmen ran the gamete of musical styles.
We'll listen in.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven. open
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Fires


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Brush Fires


Fires are raging through New Mexico tonight- It's so bad the Governor's declared a state of Emergency.
As Scott Pelly reports, what started as a small trash fire has grown into a roaring inferno.
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SUPER=01-Scott Pelley/CBS News; 40
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OUT Q=Carson National Forest."


((Through the day, Wildfire exploded across the northern new mexico forest. Propelled by high winds, the blaze threatened two communities, and forced at least 2 thousand residents to flee. The small town of Lama was nearly swept away. there a small boy did what little he could in the aftermath. there have been no deaths in the region but many homes are gone. It started as a trash fire that blew out of control. this forest hasn't burned for nearly 100 years. with no rain in the last month, it is a tender box in a 30 mile an hour wind. Throughout the day new hot spots erupted across the forest. It is hot and it is dry. Nearly 600 fire fighters are working in this region, the wind is so treacherous they can be cut off or overrun at any time.
Because of the danger and terrain, air strikes were called in continuously. red fire retardant fell by the ton.
Evacuated towns are sealed off. David Douglas was turned away.
DAVID DOUGLAS/IT'S BEEN MY HOME UP THERE SINCE I WAS THREE YEARS OLD, ITS MY LIFE UP THERE.
The forecast is bad-- continued windy and dry. All of the fire fighting now is aimed at channeling the inferno away from other towns. This is the fourth major forest fire in New Mexico already this spring-- an ominous start to the west's annual season of fire. Scott Pelley, CBS News, Carson National Forest.))

Whitewater


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Big news in the Whitewater trial.
Two defendants now face fewer charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;


A judge dismissed four counts each against Susan McDougal- and Governor Jim Guy Tucker but both still face four charges.
The Judge said he was not persuaded the jury could find the defendants guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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SOT 20:02:33
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((BOBBY MCDANILE/SUSAN MCDOUGAL'S ATTORNEY: I THINK IT'S A CRITICAL BLOW TO THE PROSECUTION. THEY HAVE COME IN HERE WITH UNLIMITED RESOURCES. THEY MAINTAIN THEY HAVE A CASE.)) 22:03:27 ((AS FAR AS THE OVERALL RULING OTHER THAN CHANGE A FEW DEFENDING ON A FEW COUNTS THE CASE IS GOING IN AS INDICTED AND AS TRIED BY THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=01-Bobby McDaniel/Susan McDougal's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Ray Jahn/U.S. Prosecutor; 08
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=by the United States.
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VO-NAT


None of the 19 charges against James McDougal were dropped.
The defense begins presenting its case tomorrow- President Clinton's recorded testimony could come as early as then.
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Colby


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


An autopsy will be done tomorrow on former CIA director William Colby- but so far authorities say there's no evidence of foul play.
Colby's body washed up today after an eight day search.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cobb Island, MD;


He had been missing since April 27th when he said he was going canoeing.
The canoe was found capsized the next day on a sandbar.
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SOT 15:00:56
IN Q=

((LT. MARK SANDERS/DEPT. NATURAL RESOURCES: THE REASON HE WAS FOUND THIS MORNING WAS QUITE SIMPLY NATURE TOOK ITS COURSE AND HIS BODY FLOATED UP.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Mark Sanders/Dept. of Natural Resources; 00 QUICK
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=HIS BODY FLOATED UP."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Colby was CIA director under Presidents Nixon and Ford.
He also headed the CIA's Saigon office during the Vietnam war.
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SOT 15:02:41
IN Q=

((SALLY SHELTON-COLBY/WILLIAM COLBY'S WIDOW: HIS CHILDREN AND I HIS WIFE ARE VERY PROUD OF HIM AND VERY PROUD FOR WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED AND WHAT HE BROUGHT TO THIS WORLD.))
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VO-NAT


William Colby was 76.
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Monty-Drowning


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A four year old girl who spent more than an hour under water yesterday- lost her fight for life.
Jaimee Lynn (DIE-am) Dieahm was resusitated by rescuers but died today at the hospital.
The girl fell into a pond where she'd been playing with several older children.
Montgomery County sheriff Doug Marrs says the other kids tried to pull her to safety with a stick, but the child could not hold on.
Christiansburg police sergeant Hank Epperly found her under water and rescuers revived her.
She remained on life support until she died this morning.

Transkrit


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Transkrit


A Roanoke mail- order and printing firm is about to be bought out.
TRANSKRIT's been part of the Roanoke business community only a few years.
But Double Envelope has signaled an intention to acquire Transkrit- with a closing expected within the next month.
Keith Humphry has more on the merger and a lawsuit that could have some bearing on it.
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(( Transkrit moved its entire operation to Roanoke from Brewster, New York a in late 1993.
It produces business forms and mailing labels... the ingredients of "junk mail."
There's also a claim of reverse discrimination against Transkrit that may have to be settled before Double takes over.
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((THESE PEOPLE, THEY GOT TO LEARN THAT THEY CAN'T TREAT PEOPLE THAT WAY.))
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Transkrit fired Greg Holdren after not quite nine months on the job as a pressman.
Ironically he'd worked for Double Envelope for eight years but thought Transkrit might offer a better opportunity.
He says Transkrit fired him because he couldn't meet production goals set by the company.
But he says there are half a dozen other pressman at Transkrit with worse performance records, including one WOMAN.
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SOT 10:55:40
IN Q=While they

((WHILE THEY SINGLED ME OUT, THEY SAID I HAD TO PRODUCE MY NUMBERS, SHEILA WASN'T PRODUCING HERS.))
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The woman is NOT named in the federal lawsuit, and we agreed not to name on the air. But she concedes Holdren has a valid complaint.
She also confirmed she's had "trouble with numbers..." that she's not as productive as Holdren and some of her fellow pressmen.
But, she says: Transkrit has never threatened to fire her.
Holdren says an investigator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission summed up the case for him this way.
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SOT 11:07:45
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((THEY FIRED YOU BECAUSE YOU HAD LOW PRODUCTION AND YET THEY KEPT A WOMAN THAT MADE LESS PRODUCTION THAN YOU. HE SAID: "THERE'S YOUR CASE."))
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The E-E-O-C has granted Holdren the "right to sue" Transkrit.
Holdren also believes he's a victim of regional bias from his "Yankee" Supervisors.
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(( ))
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Transkrit Chairman Frank Neubauer said only: "We don't comment on any employee-related matters."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Drugs-Teens


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


School kids are using more drugs and smoking more than ever.
That's the result of an annual survey of nearly 200 thousand students nationwide.
It found marijuana use up dramtically, hallucinogenic drug use growing more popular and cigarette smoking the highest ever among young people.
One analyst says nostaglia for the sixties could be one reason drug use is up.
The University of Florida professor also blames a permisive atmosphere and the easy availablity of drugs and tobacco.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast, a jury in Halifax acquits a man of murder tonight, John Warner calls foul in his re-election bid, and
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VO-NAT

a Christian singer brings a RIOT to Roanoke. We'll tell you why Carmen says he's on a Righteous Invasion of Truth.
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Carrington


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


Otis Carrington is a free man- nearly eight months after he was charged with taking a man's life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


A jury tonight found Carrington NOT guilty of first degree murder.
Prosecutors say 47-year old Charlie James Hamlett was shot six times and that most of the bullets struck his back side.
Carrington's attorney admits his client pulled the trigger, but says it was self defense.
According to testimony, Hamlett was carrying a rifle earlier in the evening and had been fighting with his wife shortly before he threatened to hit Carrington.
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Clover-Train


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Train Accident


A 34-hundred ton Norfolk Southern train struck and killed a Halifax County man last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clover;


Authorities say the train sounded its whistle, but 52-year old Jimmy Guthrie apparently did not move.
He was sitting on the tracks when he was struck at around 8:15 in the town of Clover.
Authorities say the train, which was pulling 100-empty coal cars, was travelling West at 20-miles an hour.
The crew had just dropped off a load of coal at the Clover Power plant.
Guthrie died at the hospital.
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Warner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=John Warner


On the eve of local elections, Virginia's U-S Senate race is picking up steam.
Republican Senator John Warner picked up Bob Dole's endorsement over the weekend.
Today, his campaign charged opponent Jim Miller with breaking federal election laws.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Warner campaign manager John (HISH-tuh) Hishta says Miller's Commonwealth PAC was formed to help Republican General Assembly candidates--
SUPER=@file;

but instead appears to have helped fund Miller's campaign for Senate.
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SOT 12:09:48
IN Q=Miller's scheme

((JOHN HISHTA/JOHN WARNER'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER: MILLER'S SCHEME TO RESCUE HIS FLOUNDERING SENATE CAMPAIGNS WAS BASED ON A CLASSIC BAIT AND SWITCH. THAT THE STATE PAC WOULD RAISE MONEY FOR STATE CANDIDATES IN THE 1995 VIRGINIA ELECTIONS. HOWEVER, REPORTS FILED WITH THE VIRGINIA BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHOW COMMONWEALTH PAC GAVE ONLY 1-POINT-78 PERCENT OF THE APPROXIMATELY 77-THOUSAND-500 DOLLARS IT RAISED TO STATE CANDIDATES, 2-POINT-4 PERCENT TO STATE AND LOCAL PARTY COMMITTEES.))
SUPER=01-John Hishta/John Warner's Campaign Manager;
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=party committees.
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VO-NAT


Hishta says federal election laws allow NO corporate contributions and NO individual contributions over one thousand dollars -- and so Commonwealth PAC money would be off limits to Miller's campaign.
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TALENT=Jean
SS=NONE


The Miller campaign responds that Miller's use of Commonwealth PAC money was confined to getting the Republican message out and advising fellow candidates.
A spokesman calls the FEC complaint a "desperate act" by the Warner campaign.

Nelms


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


The Tidewater area state lawmaker who used his political office to avoid prosecution on an indecent exposure charge is back where he started.
Not in the Richmond park -- but facing the court.
Suffolk delegate Robert Nelms was indicted today by a Richmond grand jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Republican lawmaker told reporters he was urinating in the park while out for a jog.
His arrest occurred in a section of the park known for sexual encounters.
Last month, he frustrated prosecutors on the February arrest by invoking legislative immunity.
Today's grand jury indictment allows him to be re- arrested now that the General Assembly's business is over for the year.
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Va-Unemployment


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Less than ideal weather could not keep the lid on Virginia's economy in March.
The Virginia Employment Commission reports the Commonwealth's unemployment rate dropped below four percent for the first time in nearly six years.
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VO-NAT


The Roanoke metropolitan area led the charge, down to just two-point four percent unemployment.
Lynchburg wasn't far behind with a three point two-percent jobless rate.
Danville didn't do quite as well.
It's unemployment rate hovered around the six-percent mark in March.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


When News 7 returns, Roanoke's school board is changing,
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VO-NAT

and we'll show you the latest product creating a buzz- caffeinated water.
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Council-School


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-36
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Roanoke City Council has filled two seats on the school board with a veteran and a newcomer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Charles Day has served on the school board since 1990, including a stint as chairman.
The newcomer is Brian Wishneff, a former director of economic development in the city.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Both were appointed to three year terms beginning in July.

Buzz-Water


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jja
TAPE#Net H
GRAPHIC=NONE


Imagine getting a coffee boost without the coffee.
You can do that with a new product that is hitting the market.
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VO-NAT


It's caffeinated water. It's called "Water Joe" and promoters say it's like
(Ev-ee-ON) Evian with a kick.


The producers say they take pure artesian well water and spike it with the same amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee.
Water Joe has been a big hit on Wall Street.
Some doctors say they're concerned about the drink.
They say people should be drinking less caffeine, not more.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Lots to get to tonight in sports, including Avalanche highlights, Tour DuPont doins from stage six, hoop happenings from the NBA to Vinton, plus NFL news concerning Irvin and Greene.
But a run through tonight's scores.
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take a break

S-Avalanche


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


The Salem Avalanche was in Memorial field last night hosting the slumping Prince William Cannons, who came into town five games under 500.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00


But as you might guess the Cannons would erupt. Starting in the first Sandy McKinnon grounds one to third, Steve Bernhardt can't handle it and Nilson Robledo scores. 1-0 Cannons.
The Cannons would go up 3-to-zip before Bernhardt would redeem himself in the 2ND as he hits a shot off pitcher Allan Haley, than gets Brian Culp home. Haley would have to leave the game.
Jerry Whitaker kept the Prince William merry go round rolling as he doubles in two runs in the top of the fifth to make the score 5-to-1 Cannons.
SUPER=34-Prince William/==9/Salem/==4;


Nate Holdren would do his best to get Salem back in it with a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth. But they needed 6 more of those as Salem loses it 9-to-4.
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S-Greene


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers improved their already solid defense yesterday by officially signing former Steelers all-pro Kevin Greene.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00

The headhunting free agent linebacker out of Auburn who has cut his stringy hair off since the Super Bowl, says he's coming to Charlotte for reasons other than money.
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IN Q="Money...

((KEVIN GREENE/SIGNS WITH PANTHERS:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Greene/Signs With Panthers; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...PLAY FOR."
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S-Irvin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


Michael Irvin, the Cowboys' all-pro wide receiver was being cast in an undesirable light last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dallas/April; :00


Fort Worth television station KXAS is reporting that Irvin bought cocaine before and after his arrest and indictment on possesion charges.
The station put a camera in the car of Irvin's body guard and reportedly caught him purchasing cocaine.
Irvin's attorney calls the story quote - "A lot of innuendo."
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S-Rockets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


After getting rocked in game one of their best of seven series with the Sonics, the two time defending Rockets came back last night in game two looking for a little redemption.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/TNT; :00


But the Rockets would not get any respect from Seattle point guard Gary Payton, who makes the steal, goes in for the hoop and draws the foul from Robert Horry.
But the Rockets are never out of it with Hakeem on the floor and his buzzer to the end the first half would give the Rockets the lead and some momentum.
SUPER=32-Houston/101/Seattle/105;


It still wasn't enough as the Rockets lose it 101 to 105.
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S-Childress


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-3
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE HOOPS


Another of the Roanoke Valley's top high school hoopsters from the past season has elected to take his game on the road for the next four years.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Vinton/1995-96 Season; :00


William Byrd's Chris Childress confirmed this afternoon that he has made a verbal committment to David Lipscomb University in Music City.
The school is a NAIA member and Childress will receive a full scholarship.
The all-state, all-regional, and all-district selection picked the school over Longwood, Emory & Henry, Bluefield and Roanoke College.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come a complete wrap up today's action during stage six of the Tour Dupont
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VO-NAT eng#


And Lance spears them again!!
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S-DuPont


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


The Tour DuPont reached the half way point today.
And Steve Mason says before Lance Armstrong could win another stage, he had to vent his frustrations and charm a few fans.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :22
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Overall Leader; :29
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SUPER=01-Levi Martin/Craig Co. 5th Grader; 1:22
SUPER=01-Jamie Wimmer/Craig Co. 5th Grader; 1:28
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((With 6 mountain climbs up 17,745 feet over 134 miles, leg Massages were in order at the Salem Civic Center.
It seemed nothing could loosen up overall leader Lance Armstrong.
The Texan was irritated when the International Cycling Federation made an exception and did not penalize second place holder Tony Rominger's time after he fell near yesterday's finish. ((:))
Armstrong, along with the peleton soon turned their focus to Stage 6. After pulling out of the civic center, the course took them past the Salem Court House. NAT SOUND
School was out in Craig County as students big and small made their way out to watch the cyclist race by.
Sascha Hendrix of team Die Continentale was the first rider to hit Craig County.
About 6 minutes later, the peleton arrived to cheers from the entire student body, and as usual, Lance was the man. ((:)) ((:)) ((STAND UP:))
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Carman


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


He has the dance moves of Elvis-- but the message of Billy Graham.
Contemporary Christian singer Carman took to the stage tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
And as Kimberly McBroom reports, he hopes his show is expanding the Christian music audience.
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((
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((I LOVE JESUS, HOW 'BOUT YOU? ))
RUNS=:07


It's gospel music-- but it makes you want to get up and dance.
Complete with light show, dancers, and large video screen-- contemporary Christian singer Carman brought his "Righteous Invasion of Truth" tour to Roanoke.
Carman's not only promoting his latest C-D of the same title-- but using his upbeat music to spread his faith.
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SOT 16:43:14

((CARMAN/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN: MUSIC IS INNATE INSIDE ALL OF US. WE ALL HAVE THAT HUNGER, THAT THIRST, INSIDE OF US. SOME OF US ARE GOING TO FILL IT WITH DIFFERENT THINGS. WE JUST TRY TO MAKE SURE THE MUSIC IS FILLED WITH THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS. ))
RUNS=:11


And from the looks of this line of fans waiting to get into the show-- apparently plenty of people think his music has the right ingredients.
Carman sings everything from pop to rap to country.
He's been recording since 1981-- and says he'd also like to make Christian- themed films.
But besides performing, Carman's also an outspoken advocate of conservative beliefs-- especially putting prayer back into public schools.
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SOT 16:45:21

((WE TOOK OUT THE BIBLE, WE TOOK OUT THE PRAYER, AND WE HAD TO PUT METAL DETECTORS ON THE DOORS. ))
RUNS=:04


Carman calls Christian music the medicine to cure society's ills-- but he hopes his performances also make it fun.
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SOT 16:50:29

((THE GOAL IS TO NOT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S MEDICINE, BUT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH TO BE TONIGHT. I'M GLAD I CAME. LAUGHTER. ))
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CLOSING SHOT OF CONCERT
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.

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