23:00-01

Bedford-Drowning

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Sta
TAPE# 96-45
GRAPHIC=Drowning


A 13- year- old Roanoke girl is dead after drowning in Smith Mountain Lake this afternoon in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Wonder Starr Reed of Grandin Road was swimming near the Beechwood West subdivison with some friends when wake from a passing boat went over her head.
She never resurfaced.
A man living nearby says her friends screamed for help when they lost sight of her.
He pulled Reed from the lake after searching for her body for five to six minutes.
She was unresponsive to C-P-R.
Reed was taken to Bedford County Hospital and pronounced dead at around five o'clock.
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POLICE-CHASE


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


Two West Virginia men led police on a high speed chase through Alleghany and Rockbridge Counties this morning.
The chase ended near Goshen.
27-year-old James McKillip and 25-year-old Jason Pettry are charged with stealing a vehicle, driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.
Police say around eight a trooper clocked the driver of a black Mitsubishi at 92- miles- per- hour.
Officials say the chase began when the driver failed to pull over.
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SOT 14:50:23
IN Q=for several minutes

((E.A. FISCHER/STATE TROOPER: FOR SEVERAL MINUTES THEY WERE IN PURSUIT ON I-64 THEN THEY EXIT ON EXIT 35 ON TO OLD ROUTE 60, TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON OLD ROUTE 60 INTO ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY WHERE THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED.))
SUPER=01-E.A. Fischer/State Trooper;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q= EVENTUALLY CRASHED
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


The two men fled the crash scene.
State Police used a tracking dog to help locate the suspects.
They also notified the residents in the area of the search.
Six hours later, it was a neighbor who helped to capture the men.
Police say the suspects stopped at a nearby house to ask for a ride.
The neighbors refused then called police.
The men were captured without incident around 2-30 this afternoon.
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Danville-Murder


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Murder


An alleged murderer is in Danville's City Jail tonight.
Henry County officials arrested 63-year-old William Edmund Hall of Basset early this morning in the stabbing death of a North Carolina man.
The incident happened yesterday afternoon around four in the 700 block of Highland Road in Danville.
Police say the victim, 49-year-old Charlie Leon Pruitt, was lying on a couch in someone's home-- when Hall allegedly entered and stabbed him in the chest.
Police say the two men then struggled onto the front porch where Pruitt finally collapsed and died.

Freemen


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=Freeman Standoff


The F-B-I has NOT given up trying to end the Freemen standoff peacefully-- but NOW their turning up the heat.
Federal agents today moved armored vehicles closer to the ranch where the anti-government group has been holed up for 70 days.
Tim Ryan reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Three FBI armored
SUPER=03-Brusett, MT;
SUPER=01-Tim Ryan/Reporting;
RUNS=:55
OUT Q=Brusett, Montana.

(( Three FBI armored vehicles, placed 30 miles from here in Jordan over the past two days, this morning were moved to strategic positions surrounding 960 acre ranch.
With news reporters now pushed back some two miles from the center of the Freeman property, it's impossible to know precisely where the FBI rigs are stationed.
A medium-sized Huey transport helicopter remains at the FBI field camp in Jordan.
The FBI has described its new intimidating hardware as strictly "defensive," possibly to be used in a rescue operation.
Federal officials still have not said whether they believe some of the Freemen are being held against their will.
Activity on the Freemen ranch has been typical - some minor movement, but traffic on roads leading to the property has been unusually high, and security tight.
Tim Ryan/Reporting: It's possible all of the movement is part of a psychological strategy - the FBI flexing its muscles just a wheat field away.
Tim Ryan for CBS News, Brusett, Montana.))

Israel


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


The uncertainty in the middle east was heightened last week when Israelis voted in a new leader-- one who is not fond of the recent concessions given to the Palestinian authority in the Gaza strip.
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SOT 15:35:14
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Prime Minister-Elect Benjamin Netanyahu (YA-hoo) is in the process of taking the helm of Israel.
He is bitterly opposed to Israel's peace agreements with the P-L-O-- and his victory has given some in the Arab world the jitters.
SOT 15:20:07


However, outgoing Prime Minister Shimon Perez says regardless of defeat it has not changed his views about peace in the middle east.
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SOT 15:20:48
IN Q=I want to wish

((SHIMON PERES/ISRAEL'S OUTGOING PRIME MINISTER: I WANT TO WISH MY SUCCESSOR ALL THE BEST. THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS WHILE I'M CHANGING MY POST, I'M NOT CHANGING MY POSITION. WHILE I'M CHANGING MY POST, I'M NOT GOING TO CHANGE MY POSITION.))
SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Outgoing Prime Minister;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=change my position.
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VO-NAT
SOT 15:01:55


Meanwhile, Netanyahu (YA-hoo) celebrated his upset victory with a rally speech.
His speech was aimed at making the Arab world feel at ease over his victory.

He pledged to pursue agreements with Arab states-- but he said his first task was to heal the divisions that have wracked Israel.
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Unity-Breakfast


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-48
GRAPHIC=GOP State Convention


The Virginia Republican convention drew to a close this morning with party members pledging unity no matter who wins the June 11th primary.
This morning's "Unity Breakfast" is always the finale of the convention, but normally republicans have an idea who they'll back during election time.
This year the the primary will decide that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Friday;


Convention star Jim Miller is challenging long-time incumbent John Warner.
Warner was NOT well received at the festivities this weekend, leaving many wondering how the G-O-P could possibly unite after a rough inter-party campaign for it's nominee.
Party leaders say state unity has national importance.
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SOT 9:43:12 & 9:59:28
IN Q=The vast majority

(( BOB GOODLATTE/R-U.S. CONGRESS: THE VAST MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS IN THIS STATE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO RETAIN CONTROL OF THE U.S. SENATE. WE HAVE A SLIM MAJORITY AND WE'D LIKE TO BUILD ON THAT. BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUILD ON THAT IF WE DON'T RETAIN THE SEATS WE ALREADY HAVE.
GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE PARTY NEEDS TO REALIZE WHO OUR REAL ENEMY IS. IT IS NOT OUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS. OUR OPPONENTS ARE BILL CLINTON AND THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. I JUST WISH WE WOULD USE AS MUCH VENOM, ENERGY AND EFFORT AGAINST OUR REAL OPPONENTS.))
SUPER=@Goodlatte; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :17
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=OUR REAL OPPONENTS
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VO-NAT


Governor Allen says all the controversy surrounding the senate nominee campaign overshadowed the "big" story of the weekend.
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Allen says Randy Forbes' election as state party chairman was a cleansing experience for the party.
He says Forbes is a credible leader who will build up the state republican party.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on News-7,
Taxes are on the rise in Roanoke County-- and some residents are crying foul.
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VO-NAT


And,
the Mill mountain star may soon be wearing red more often.
(Toss to Kim)
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
Okay, Ron--
We started seeing more clouds as the evening wore on.
A slow- moving cold front may bring some showers to the area by tomorrow-- otherwise, we'll stay under mostly cloudy skies.
Meanwhile, temperatures will cool off again tonight-- but then bounce back into the 70s tomorrow.
More on what to expect as you head back to work-- stay tuned for the forecast. MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Assessments


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-49
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


Personal property taxes have been rising in Roanoke County-- prompting many complaints from residents.
County officials have requested a state review which has NOT come out yet--
However, an INDEPENDENT assessor has given the county assessor a good review.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Mike Quinn is an accountant and attorney with expertise in property assessments.
He reviewed assessment records, actual sales figures, and analysis by the state Department of Taxation.
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SOT
IN Q=It would be very hard

((MIKE QUINN/ACCOUNTANT: IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO FAULT, BASED ON ALL THAT EVIDENCE, TO FAULT WHAT THE ASSESSOR HAS DONE. HE'S DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. THE STATISTICAL MEASURES THAT ARE REPORTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION INDICATE THAT THE ASSESSMENT LEVEL IS JUST ABOUT WHERE IT OUGHT TO BE. THE ONLY DEPARTURE FROM THAT IS THAT THE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE PROPERTY, AT LEAST AS OF THE MOST RECENT RATIO STUDY, APPEARED TO BE SOMEWHAT UNDER- ASSESSED.))
SUPER=01-Mike Quinn/Accountant
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=somewhat under assessed.
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Roanoke County


State law requires that real estate be assessed at 100 percent of market value.
County administrator Elmer Hodge has asked the state Department of Taxation to expand its annual audit of the real estate assessment process.
That report will also be released to the public when it is completed.

Star


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-a
GRAPHIC=None


The Mill Mountain star may soon cast a red glow on the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke City Council is considering a proposal to use the Mill Mountain star in an anti-drunken driving campaign.
The council may vote tomorrow on the proposal which would have the white star turned red for 48 hours after every drug- or alcohol-related traffic death in the area.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


An agreement with Roanoke County keeps a major corporation in the area,
And a new radio system for Emergency Services in and around Lynchburg.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday; :07
SUPER=04-File Tape; :33
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday; :52
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Friday; 1:05
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=NAT SOT


(( Nat Sot
RUNS=:05

STRAWBERRY PICKERS LB RAW 21:12
It has been a touch and go year for local berry growers.
Cold, rainy weather has threatened to reduce yields and the crowds, but with a slight improvement in conditions lately, the latter weeks of the season may prove to be fruitful. PRE PRO 22:06
The latest survey by Manpower Incorporated says 23- percent of the Roanoke and Lynchburg firms it polled expect to increase their payrolls in July, August and September.
Job opportunities appear strong in manufacturing, trade, and services. ITT FILE LB RAW 22:48
Roanoke County has signed an agreement with I-T-T Night Vision which requires it to improve its plant, maintain jobs, and maintain the current level of taxes it pays.
In exchange, the county will write- off a disputed debt, refund an overpayment of the machinery and tools tax, and provide a 100- thousand dollar grant in the next fiscal year. REMODELED MISH MISH BUILDING...LB RAW 25:23
After nearly a million dollars of renovations, there's some prime retail space up for rent near Roanoke's downtown market.
A local investor has created space for as many as eight boutique shops in a historic building on Campbell Avenue. 96-36
The Ericsson Corporation in Lynchburg will be building a new state- of- the- art regional radio system for central Virginia.
Lynchburg, Amherst County, Bedford County and Bedford City are paying for the 11- million dollar project.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it dropped 120 points, closing at 5643.18.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
RUNS=:05

))

AEP-Rates


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=AEP Logo


In other business news..
A refund is in store for thousands of American Electric Power customers.
Virginia's State Corporation Commission has voted that A-E-P's previously approved electric rates are adequate and the power company's requested increase will NOT be granted.
That means customers should recieve a small refund, because A-E-P raised its rates on an interim basis on November 15th, 1994.
For the average residential customer, rates will drop around a dollar- 88- a- month.
The refund will appear as a credit on a future bill.
Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


When News 7 continues,
Rush Limbaugh's book provokes a letter from a viewer.
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VO-NAT


And,
The festival in the park comes to an artful close.
Stay tuned
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2


Feedback-6/2


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# Feedback
GRAPHIC=Feedback


A book taken away during free-reading at an elementary school prompted a letter from a viewer.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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SOT
IN Q=Thomas Gardner let his son
SUPER=04-May 23; :00
RUNS=1:05
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.

(( Thomas Gardner let his son bring a book by conversative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh to Montvale elementary school.
A teacher noticed what the fourth-grader was reading, took the book away and told the principal.
Gardner took his story to the airwaves and to federal court. He says the school system was wrong to censor his son's reading.
But another Bedford County resident disagrees.
She wrote: "If this child wants to read this book and the parents want to allow him to do so, he needs to do it at home or elsewhere. This kind of thing is what is wrong with our society today allowing young children to be exposed to things they are not ready for. I'm sure there are parents at that school who would not want their children exposed to this. I commend the Bedford County school board for taking a firm stand on this issue."
News-7 welcomes your comments on issues in the news or our news coverage.
Send your letters to Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs


The Seattle Supersonics are going to the N-B-A championship. Seattle holding off Utah tonight 90 to 86.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/NBC SPORTS; :


Jerry Sloans Jazz trailed by 6 after three.
The Sonics put the ball in the hands of Gary Payton he makes the spin move to the hoop for two and a 75 to 67 lead.
Utah comes back running the floor and getting it to Karl Malone for the layup cutting the lead to 6.
With six minutes left in the game Detlef Schrempf hits this three pointer and the Sonics led 85 to 77,
The Jazz kept the ball in Malone's hands and he goes inside for this basket and Utah trailed 87 to 86.
But Seattle's Shawn kemp hit six SUPER=32-Seattle/=90/Utah/=86;straight

Free throws and the Sonics hold off the Jazz 90 to 86 to advance to the championship series against the Chicago Bulls.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche was back in action tonight in the last game of a 3 game set with the Frederick Keys.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Keys;


We pick up the action in the 3rd. Keys' pitcher Julio Moreno tries to field Keith Grunewald's bunt, but his throw goes into left field allowing John Fantuzzi to score. 1-zip Salem.
Frederick got the run back in the top of the 4th. Doug Walls with the wild pitch that scores Eric Chavez for a 1-all tie.
Chavez breaks the deadlock an inning later. He gets the base knock and RBI
off Salem reliever Todd Genke SUPER=34-Salem/==4/Frederick/==5;

for a 2-1 Frederick lead. The Keys hang go on to win it 5 to 4.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


Mark Leiter struck out 11 in his first complete game of the season as the Giants beat Montreal 8 to 1.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Montreal, PQ/KTVU; :


A big day for Dan Peltier in the second he hits this line drive to right field scoring Stan Javier and Shawn Dunston to make it 2 to nothing Giants.
But the Expos come back in the bottom of the fourth. Henry Rodriguez gets all of this pitch it ends up in the second row Montreal trailed 2 to 1.
Peltier gets his second major SUPER=35-San
Francisco/==8/Montreal/==1;league hit in the fifth this single to right field

scores two more runners and the Giants win it 8 to 1.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Angels


The Baltimore Orioles banged out 17 hits including four home runs in a 14 to 1 rout of California.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA/PRIMESPORTS; :


Rafael Palmeiro started the home run derby with this two run shot over the right field wall and the Orioles took a 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the same inning, Roberto Alomar hits a three run shot deep to right field and the Orioles took a 5 to nothing lead.
Cal Ripken added another shot in
SUPER=35-Baltimore/=14/California/==1;the inning this bullet over the left

field wall the Orioles led 6 to nothing and Baltimore goes on to win it 14 to 1.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :


In Chicago, Lyle Mouton's solo homer in the 8-th busted open a close game as the White Sox beat Detroit.
For that and all of today's pro scores lets go to the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=......SEATTLE."
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag at Dover Downs winning the Miller 500.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Tom Watson wins on the P-G-A tour for the first time since 1987.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=Dover Downs


Jeff Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors were back in Victory lane today. Gordon winning the Miller 500 at Dover Downs for his fourth win this season.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN SPORTS; :


Rockbridge Baths native Rick Mast was have a strong run in fifth place but he got to low on the track got loose and spun out bringing out the caution on lap 196.
Coke 600 winner Dale Jarrett again would dominate the race he was the leader after 254 laps of the 500 lap race. Dale Earnhardt was second.
A caution came out on lap 338 to clear debris from the track.
Earnhardt was the first car out of the pits and he took the lead on the restart putting Jarrett in second place.
Several laps later Jarrett was forced to pit when he ran through some oil and slide into the wall breaking a tyrod and doing damage to the right side of the car putting him several laps down.
Gordon who led over 300 laps of the race was again in the front with 44 laps to go.
His crew showing their refuse to loose signs in the pits as the race gets close to the end.
Gordon was running around the Monster Mile as smooth as silk and he would cross the finish line winning the Miller 500 at Dover Downs.
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SOT
IN Q="once we got

((JEFF GORDON/MILLER 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Miller 500 Winner; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=.....lane man."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Terry Labonte was second, Earnhardt third, Ernie Irvan fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth. Jeff Burton finished 9-th.

S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=PGA LOGO


Tom Watson made it back to the winners circle on the P-G-A tour today winning the Memorial Tournament, His first victory in the U-S since 1987.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Dublin, OH/ABC SPORTS; :


It was a little wet at the Muirfield Village Golf club today but it didn't bother Watson.
He started the round as the leader and shot a 2 under par 70. His total of 274, 14 under par was two shots better than David Duval.
SUPER=03-Southern Pines, NC/NBC SPORTS; :


Meantime, Anika Sorenstam took a big lead into the final round and made it bigger.
Sorenstam shot a four under par 66 to win the Women's U-S open for the second year in a row.
She finished at 272, 8 under par a record low score for the Open.
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S-Clark


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=Gary Clark


All pro wide receiver Gary Clark says this time he's hanging up his cleats for good.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :


Clark, who had several super years in Washington, and a couple in Phoenix played last season with the Miami Dolphins.
The Dublin native says it would take a call from a super bowl contender to continue his career in the National Football League.
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SOT
IN Q="this year

((GARY CLARK/ALL PRO WIDE RECEIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Gary Clark/All Pro Wide Receiver; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= ......BACK IN SHAPE."
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VO-NAT (CONT)


The N-F-L's loss is the Gary Clark's "Why Say No" sports camps gain.
Clark can now devote his time to the camp and his business in Phoenix.
And he'll have the help of an old friend Charles Haley who's days in the N-F-L may also be over.
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SOT
IN Q="it's the same
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=........OR THE OTHER."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The sports camp will be held July 7-th thru the 13-th at Radford University

S-Notes


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


The Roanoke Stars U-13 soccer team won the state championship today. The stars beat the Midlothian Blast this afternoon 1 to nothing.
Roanoke's Matt Dishner scored the only goal of the game. The Stars will represent the state in the regionals later this month.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NHL FILE; :


The Colorado Avalanche will open the Stanley cup Playoffs without right wing Claude Lemieux.
The N-H-L suspended Lemieux for his blind side check of Detroit's Kris Draper during the Western Conference final.
Lemieux will miss two games.
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Art-Show


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=None


The 38th annual Sidewalk Art Show was on a different sidewalk this year.
It moved from Elmwood Park to The Roanoke City Market.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


About 200 artists from up and down the east coast came to town to show off their masterpieces.
This is one of the largest art shows in the east.
And there were more than just paintings.
These silk screen prints were among the unusual art pieces for sale.
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SOT 12:14:08
IN Q=i like to think

((HOLLY BININGH/ARTIST: I LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS HAPPY ART, UPLIFTING. I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO ART THAT'S EXPRESSING THE JOY IN LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Holly Biningh/Artist;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=JOY IN LIFE
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VO-NAT


Many of the artists say they're happy with the different location.
They say it offered plenty of room to set up...which meant more customers.
The art show is a fund raiser for the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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Festival


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-34
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


The Sidewalk Art Show's new location may have impacted some festival vendors.
This was the first time the festival offered wearable art.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But many of these new vendors say they thought the picture- perfect- weather would bring more visitors.
They say they had more browsers than buyers and hope next year the museum will bring the art show back to the park.
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SOT 13:15:45
IN Q=i would like

((MARSHA GEYER/KOUNTRY KOUSIN: I WOULD LIKE THE ART SHOW TO BE MOVED IN WITH THE CRAFTERS BECAUSE THAT BRINGS IN THE ADULT AUDIENCE AND I FEEL THEIR THE ONE WHO ARE MAKING THE PURCHASES.))
SUPER=01-Marsha Geyer/Kountry Kousin;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=making the purchases
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VO-NAT


Since wearable art is a new attraction, Wendy Schultz says it will be difficult to tell if moving the art show did have an impact on foot traffic.
And as far as last weekend's rainy weather, Schultz says she's seen worse in the festival's 27 year history.
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SOT 12:39:53
IN Q=i know our

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: I KNOW OUR FRIDAY NIGHTS WERE VERY GOOD FOR US. SAME WITH ALL THE EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON THIS WEEKEND. IN THE BIKE RACE WE HAD MORE CYCLISTS THAN WE HAD BEFORE.))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival in the Park;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we've had before
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VO-NAT


The festival ended today.
Schultz says workers will spend the next few weeks tallying receipts to determine if the festival was a financial success. (----------------)