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ANCHOR=Keith
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VO-NAT


Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Parts of the New River Valley are water logged once again--while flooding prompts the Governor of West Virginia to declare a state of emergency in eight counties.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And Roanoke police are charging a man with child neglect after a surprising inspection of his home.
Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the NCAA women's softball championships are underway in Salem, Justice and Belle are making headlines in the big leagues this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Stacy Compton has given up ARCA plans for next week in Charlotte, after being given the OK to race in Saturday night's Winston Open.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


First there was too much rain...now the forecast is very hot indeed. Details just ahead.

NRV-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Flooding in southern West Virginia has claimed at least one life and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.
And on this side of the border, parts of the New River Valley did not escape the torrents.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy Altizer is in our Blacksburg newsroom with more.
Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tracy1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;

Keith, we'll start in Mercer County, West Virginia. Flood waters raged through the community of Kellysville, leaving a trail of tears in their wake.
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SUPER=01-Julian Prince/Flood Victim; :14
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SUPER=01-Jeffery East/Flood Victim; :33
SUPER=03-Pulaski; :37
SUPER=01-Jake Blevins/Flood Victim; :46
SUPER=01-Brenda Warden/Flood Victim; :53
SUPER=01-Betty Steger/Pulaski Council Member; 1:10
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(( Once the water receded, Kellysville residents crept back to their homes to see what the East River failed to claim.
In some cases, there was little.
Julian Prince lost everything, but feels lucky he escaped his trailer with his life.
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((JULIAN PRINCE/FLOOD VICTIM: MY NEIGHBOR KNOCKED ON MY DOOR. THE WATER WAS COMING UP. I STEPPED OUT THE DOOR AND THEN THE TRAILER MOVED. ))
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Just a few miles across the border in Giles County, Wolf Creek was the culprit.
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((WHENEVER YOU DECIDE YOU WANT OUT LET US KNOW. ))
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Residents here know the dangers. They've experience it before, and know they will again.
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((JEFFERY EAST/FLOOD VICTIM: NO, I'M SURE IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS IS ABOUT THE WORST I'VE SEEN, THIS TIME. ))
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In neighboring Pulaski, residents along Dora Highway are fed up with the predictability of Peak Creek.
This is the second time in four months water has threatened their homes.
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((JAKE BLEVINS/FLOOD VICTIM: I BEEN TO TOWN COUNCIL FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS TRYING TO GET THEM TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BOTTLENECK WE HAVE DOWN HERE. ))
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((BRENDA WARDEN/FLOOD VICTIM: IT'S NASTY DOWN HERE. THEY SHOULD FIX IT WHERE THE WATER WILL NOT COME IN THESE PEOPLE'S YARDS AND RUIN OUR HOMES.))
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Town council is exploring a state program which helps relocate people in problem areas.
And it's asked the Army Corps of Engineers to look into corrective measures.
Even so, no one is making any promises.
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((BETTY STEGER/PULASKI COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY'RE TO MAKE A STUDY AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK TO US WITH SOME RECCOMMENDATIONS. AND OF COURSE THE BOTTOM LINE ON EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS MONEY. ))
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Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


For the most part this evening, things are returning to normal as the streams retreat to their banks.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave




Bland-Flooding


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Flooding in Bland County was just as severe.
Residents in the Town of Rocky Gap were forced to evacuate this morning as water surged through their homes.
Scott Prince has more.
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((Rocky Gap residents could only stand and watch as their homes and vehicles became saturated with flood water.
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((ANDY SLAUGHTER/ROCKY GAP RESIDENT: I WAS JUST WONDERING IF I HAD A HOUSE LEFT! ))
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Driving rain pounded much of Bland County overnight... and when a nearby creek jumped its banks, residents were forced to find shelter elsewhere.
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((SCOTT WASHER/ROCKY GAP RESIDENT: IT CAME OVER THE BANK AND CAME UP QUICK. WE WAITED IN THE VEHICLE AND GOT OUT OF HERE. IT WAS THAT QUICK. ))
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Rocky Gap High School served as a makeshift- disaster center, but only a few residents sought help there.
It could have been that some were simply unable to get to the school.
A number of people were trapped inside their homes because of the raging waters. stand up 1:15:10
((Long time residents of Rocky Gap say they've never seen anything like this.
Not this past winter... not even the during the Flood of '85.
Some attribute it to a recent surge in logging... which has left gaps in the mountains for water to run freely.)) end stand up
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There were other problems in Bland County, including a rock slide on Interstate 77.
The hard rain apparently loosened stone and gravel at a nearby quarry... causing a 2- mile backup on the highway.
But for all the destruction this flood has caused, some Rocky Gap residents still consider themselves pretty lucky.
Lucky in the sense that there were no flood- related injuries in their small community.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Bland County.))

Child-Neglect


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=None


A startling discovery for Roanoke Police and Social Service workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday they inspected a Harrison Avenue home and found three children living in unclean conditions.
Two of the children were wearing urine soaked pants.
Feces was found on the floor in several rooms.
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((CORINNE GOTT/SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR: THE CHILDREN DIDN'T HAVE ADEQUATE SUPERVISION AND THEY WERE IN POOR PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT SO WE REMOVED THE CHILDREN LAST NIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Corinne Gott/Social Service Director;
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The children's 28- year- old father has been charged with child neglect.
Similar charges were also brought against the mother.
The children's bedridden grandmother was also found in the home.
She was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The names of those involved have not been released.


Riverside-Quickette


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=None


The state is charging a Roanoke County convenience store with selling beer to minors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 15


The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board began an investigation of the Riverside Quickette after a fatal drunk-driving accident last winter.
A student at Glenvar High School bought some beer at the store,
SUPER=04-December 14, 1995

and later struck and killed teacher Bonnie Kitts as she was out walking with her husband.
The store clerk admitted selling the beer to the boy, had even pled guilty in district court, but the judge dismissed the charges.
The A-B-C says the store sold beer to minors at least three times last December.
A hearing on the charges will be held in July.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Coming up on News 7, abuse of the prescription drug Ritalin is getting a closer look in the Roanoke City Schools.
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And a Hollins graduate was one of the few survivors of the climbing team trapped on Mount Everest. We'll have her story when we return.
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Ritalin


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Ritalin


The Roanoke City School Board has expelled four students this week for misusing the prescription drug ritalin.
And while one parent has questioned whether the school system shares some responsibility for the problem, officials say they have administered prescription drugs properly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


School officials declined to discuss specifics of the cases today, but they say there was no evidence school employees mishandled drugs under their supervision.
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((ANNIE HARMAN/EXECUTIVE FOR STUDENT SERVICES: PER THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ADMINISTRATORS AND THE CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS, WE FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE WAS ANY MISCOMMUNICATION, MISHANDLING, OR INNAPPROPRIATE DISPENSING OF THE RITALIN.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Ritalin


Harman notes many of the children taking ritalin have access to the drug at home, and she urges parents to put those prescriptions under lock and key.

Indoor-Pot


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Victor Layman


Real estate broker and horticulture expert Vic Layman has been sentenced to serve almost five years in a federal prison for growing marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Layman admitted to a federal judge today that he got carried away trying to make money by using his expertise as a plant grower.
SUPER=04-Police Videotape


He helped set up nearly a dozen grow houses, using sophisticated lighting devices to "force" the plants into production, though he said his initial efforts were a "total failure."
Eventually he was SO successful, the government ended up confiscating 300-thousand dollars in cash in addition to a lot of his real estate.
"The government may have taken all your 'things,' Judge James Turk told Layman, but he said, "you're a rich man with all these people behind you," referring to the courtroom full of supporters.
One of Layman's property managers, Majid Khoshghad, was sentenced to serve 34 months. Pot grower Bob Christenson got 18 months.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Layman


Though Layman had been billed as "the phototron man," the man at the "top of the pyramid, Layman's partner, Joe Bennett Smith actually got a slightly longer sentence: 62 months, compared to 57 months for Layman.

Sandy-Level


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=Wipe Wipe Wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Ten Henry County residents are facing drug charges.
The ten, including one juvenile, were indicted yesterday. The U.S. Attorney is charging each suspect with conspiracy to distribute "crack" cocaine. Authorities say several of the suspects will face additional charges.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Drug Bust-Cocaine


If convicted, one of the ring leaders could face as many as 175 years in prison and be fined more than 40 million dollars.
The ten were arrested last week when police seized crack cocaine, weapons and 20-thousand dollars in cash. The sting was the result of a five month undercover investigation.


Ochoa-Trial


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Ochoa, Juan


The first day of testimony has concluded in the murder trial of Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) in Amherst County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-February 19; :00


Ochoa is charged with the shooting death of Jesus (HAY-zoos) Mendoza in an Amherst trailer park last winter.
It was the first murder in the town of Amherst in nine years.
SUPER=04-Today; :10


An eight- man, five- woman jury was selected today to hear the case.
The trial figures to boil down to a question of self defense.
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((GORDON POINDEXTER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: AFTER ALL THE EVIDENCE IS OVER, WE'RE GOING TO ASK THAT THIS CHARGE AGAINST MR. OCHOA BE DISMISSED, THAT IT WAS SELF- DEFENSE, THAT WE THINK THAT EVERYBODY HERE WILL SAY THIS WAS A BAD DUDE AND HE WAS AFRAID OF HIM.)) ((STARKE MUNDY/PROSECUTOR: JESUS MADE SOME REMARKS TO THE DEFENDANT. WE BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL BE REPORTED TO YOU AS `I'M NOT AFRAID OF YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE A GUN. I'M NOT AFRAID TO DIE.'))
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SUPER=01-Starke Mundy/Prosecutor; :19
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VO-NAT


Ochoa, a Mexican migrant worker, is expected to testify in his own defense.
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Miller


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


A radio ad is causing some static between the Republican candidates in the Virginia Senate race.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


The Jim Miller campaign today denounced an ad John Warner is running as "false" and "scurrilous".
The spot attacks Miller's record as the Reagan Administraion budget chief, and says he spent thousands of dollars redecorating his government office.'
Miller's people say their man prepared three budgets and cut the deficit each year.
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((MICHAEL HOROWITZ/FORMER MILLER AIDE: HE WAS FAR AND AWAY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BUDGET DIRECTOR DURING THE YEARS OF THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY. ))
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VO-NAT


A spokesman for the Warner campaign says they stand by the ad, and that the information it's based on is all public record.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street the Dow gained nine and a half points, closing at 56 hundred 35.
NASDAQ was up six points.
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Hotel-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Hotel Roanoke


There was a first for Roanoke and the country today at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

...a free openhouse with computers directly hooked-up to the Internet...no modems, no dialing.
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((ANDREW COHILL - VIRGINIA TECH THERE ISN'T ANOTHER COMPUTER LAB IN THE COUNTRY WITH FULL-TIME INTERNET CONNECTIONS AND THE DUAL WINDOWS AND MACINTOSH CAPABILITIES THAT WE HAVE HERE.))
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VO-NAT


The direct access link allows users to travel the information superhighway quicker and download data faster.
The openhouse was a one-day event sponsored by Virginia Tech but the computer lab is permanent.
Workshops will be offered for individuals starting next week. They will cost about four hundred dollars per person.
The workshops will offer first-time introductions to the internet for beginners and multimedia presentations for the more advanced.
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Everest-Rescue


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=None


One of two survivors of that disastrous mountain climbing expedition on Mount Everest was former Roanoke Valley resident Charlotte Fox.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mt. Everest:


Fox was part of an eight-person team that got caught in a blizzard while climbing down the world's highest peak.
She is a 1979 graduate of Hollins College.
She was well remembered today by a former classmate.
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((CAROLYN LAMOTTE - FORMER CLASSMATE SHE WAS KIND OF A NUT AS I RECALL, JUST A REAL PERSONALITY KID...WAS ALWAYS JUST INTO EVERYTHING AND ALL THE ATHLETICS.))
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VO-NAT


This was Fox's fifth climbing expedition.
Last summer she became the first woman to climb to the top of the world's 13th highest mountain, located in Pakistan.
The Everest expedition was supposed to be her last due to nagging lung problems.
Fox is a newlywed and now lives in Aspen, Colorado.
Ironically, she works as a ski patroller there, rescuing others from treacherous snowstorms like the one that almost claimed her life.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Compton gets an invite to the Winston Open, the Braves may have trouble getting any Justice, The American League rings Albert's Belle.
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VO-NAT eng#


And thanks to some hard work and a little cooperation rom Mother nature the NCAA softball championships are underway in Salem.
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S-Compton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-32
GRAPHIC=COMPTON


Stacy Compton was supposed to make his return to racing next week in one of the two ARCA events scheduled at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Instead, the former South Boston track champion has been given an invitation to run in Saturday night's Winston Open.
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VO-NAT eng#
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Compton made his Winston Cup debut back in April in the Goody's 500 and shocked those in attendance by qualifying in the top 10.
His strong showing that weekend, and some encouraging test runs at Charlotte last week have given Compton a boost of confidence and additional sponsorship money.
Compton will have at least seven different sponsors on the car this Saturday night including Lynchburg and Minneapolis based paint giant James T. Davis.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold charlotte


Qualifying for the 36 cars that will make up the Winston Open is scheduled for tomorrow night at six.

S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00


Stacy will have to be on the lookout for a brand new looking Remington Ford driven by Morgan Shepherd this weekend.
Remington is now selling camouflaged firearms, but as for the car, Shepherd ses the new paint scheme as a mixed blessing.
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((MORGAN SHEPHERD/DRIVER - REMINGTON FORD:))
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-
GRAPHIC=Softball Logo


The NCAA division Three softball championship opened at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem this evening. the first game began at five ocolck.
And Roy Stanley says it took a lot of work to get the tournament started on Schedule.
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((As soon as the rain stopped and the sun peaked through the clouds the grounds crew at the Moyer Sports Complex went to work.
The playing field was covered with a tarp but the crew had to deal with several puddles in the outfield and along the dugouts.
Several members of the championship committee showed up and gave the go ahead for Chapman and Trenton State to practice on the fields.)) ((MARGE WALLADSEN/TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE: )) ((Chapman is the defending Division Three National Champion and has been ranked number one the entire season.
The Panthers have a perfect 9 and 0 mark however, since the regionals practice time has been limited.)) ((JANET LLOYD/CHAPMAN HEAD COACH: )) ((SALLY MILLER/TRENTON STATE HEAD COACH: )) ((It's Millers first appearance in the championship as a coach but Trenton State is the only team to have advanced to the championship all 15 years of the tournament.
In Salem, Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-5
GRAPHIC=MLB


On the big league front, there is some bad news for Atlanta Braves fans tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


Dave Justice has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Braves with a dislocated right shoulder.
The right fielder could miss the rest of the season if he needs surgery.
A decision on whether or not to operate will be made tomorrow. If not, he'll miss at least four weeks of action.
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/White Sox vs. Brewers; :00


On the diamond this afternoon the Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago 3-to-2 thanks to this John Jaha homer in the eighth.
It's his fifth of the year and came off loser Kevin Tapani.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD MLB


Also, this afternoon the Cubs hammered the Astros 13-to-1, and the Twins beat the Jays 4-to-1.

S-Belle


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Kent
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball


In baseball off the field, Albert Belle has been ordered to counseling or he won't be ringing in the Indians' lineup.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


The Cleveland outfielder was told to do so after throwing a baseball towards a photographer, or he will be suspended. In a statement, American League president Gene Budig said that Belle has a problem that must be taken care of. Both the league and the Indians will monitor his progress.
The Indians had no comment on the ruling.
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S-Rookie


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=nba playoffs


The NBA playoffs continue tonight with one game on the schedule.
San Antonio is in Utah trying to even that best of seven Western conference semi-final at 3 games a piece.
A win will wrap it up for the Jazz.
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page at--
Earlier today the league announced its all rookie team and its headed by rookie of the year Damon Stoudamire.
Norfolk's Joe Smith is on the team along with Stackhouse, McDyess, Sabonis and Finley.
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S-Bungee


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


And finally, from the don't try this at home category, a new bungee jumping record was set late yesterday in Switzerland.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Switzerland; :00


Didier Wenger rented a cable car gondola and strategically placed himself in a massive vertical valley.
He then fell, and fell and fell some more - dropping more than 900 feet before the cord sent him back up more than half those 300 meters.
He broke the world record, but no bones in the jump.
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Army-Dog


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=None


It's the continuing saga of a man and his dog, the U- S Army, and a senator from Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


All week we've been telling the tale of "Pugsy,"... whose being kept at the Roanoke SPCA.
But thanks to the staff at Senator John Warner's office, it looks like the dog will be reunited with its original owner.
Randy Fair is currently stationed at an army base in West Germany and has no idea how Pugsy got to Roanoke.
He thought the dog was being taken care of by a friend in Washington, State.
Now, the SPCA is trying to raise money to send Pugsy to Germany.
A local pet store has already donated a shipping crate and a Vinton veterinarian is supplying the required shots.
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