23:00-01

News-Head

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#
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Next on News Seven.
The Ku Klux Klan is being sued for a church fire set in South Carolina.
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VO-NAT


So far more than two dozen black churches have burned in the South this year.
Bob Dole is promoting Senator John Warner in his re-election campaign-- General Colin Powell was there as well.
And cyclist take to the hills for Habitat for Humanity.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


News Seven is next.

Newsbreak


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Good evening.
The Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is being sued for a church fire set in South Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Thursday;


More than two dozen black churches have burned in the South this year-- the latest one was this week in North Carolina.
SUPER=03-McLean;


Bob Dole is promoting Senator John Warner in his re-election campaign.
Dole and General Colin Powell attended a fund-raiser today for Warner in northern Virginia.
SUPER=03-Salem;


And cyclist take to the hills all in the name of Habitat for Humanity.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


We'll bring you that and more at eleven.

Democrats


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-43
GRAPHIC=Warner, Mark


Mark Warner wants to be Virginia's next Senator.
But the 100 million dollar communications magnate doesn't have the name recognition of his Republican counterparts.
SS=Democrats State Convention


Ellen Qualls was at the Democratic State Convention and files this report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Go get em pal!
SUPER=03-Hampton; :00
SUPER=07-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer; :14
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa. Political Analyst; :33
SUPER=@markwarner; :45
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:20
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:39
RUNS=1:53
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Hampton.


((
NAT SOT

((GO GET EM PAL!))
RUNS=:03


It was nomination by resounding voice acclamation -- and then a plunge into the crowd to charge up the almost 25- hundred Democratic activists he'll need to achieve the impossible.
sot 03:02:54

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: OUR MISSION: ELECT THE AMERICAN DREAM. MARK WARNER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE.))
RUNS=:06


But with polls showing incumbent Republican John Warner towering at the top -- and challenger Jim Miller still ahead -- does the 41- year old cell phone tycoon have the fire in the belly?
sot 05:07:23

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: WELL 100 MILLION DOLLARS CAN BUY YOU A LOT OF CHARISMA. AND HE'S GOT THE TWO THINGS THAT ARE MOST PRIZED IN MODERN POLITICS. A TON OF MONEY. AND ABSOLUTELY NO PUBLIC RECORD SO IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO CRITICIZE HIM.))
runs=:13



sot 05:44:09 first warner tape

((MARK WARNER: I WILL EARN THIS SENATE SEAT THE SAME WAY I'VE EARNED EVERYTHING THAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME IN MY LIFE. I'LL WORK MY TAIL OFF FOR IT. applause))
runs=:10



sot 05:46:55 second warner tape

((AND THEY WILL SAY IN NOVEMBER THAT MARK WARNER IS THE RIGHT WARNER FOR VIRGINIA'S FUTURE. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS AMERICA. AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
runs=:12


Former Governor Doug Wilder pleaded with Democrats to forget the good deeds Republican John Warner's done for their party in the past.
sot 02;26:25

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: POLITICS MAKES STRANGE BEDFELLOWS. BUT DON'T LET IT GET SO STRANGE THAT YOU FORGET WHO BRUNG YOU TO THE PARTY.))
runs=:09


The man who brung these happy Democrats to this fairly enthusiastic party must now put his money where his mouth is.
And try to avoid the campaign pitfalls of political newcomers.
sot standup

((MARK WARNER SAYS HE'LL TAKE HIS CAMPAIGN TO EVERY CITY AND COUNTY IN THIS STATE BY LABOR DAY. HE'LL HAVE TO. BOTH OF HIS REPUBLICAN OPPONENTS HAVE HIGHER NAME RECOGNITION. ONE OF THEM WILL BE CHOSEN TUESDAY. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, HAMPTON.))
runs=:16))


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Dole


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-McLean;


One of Bob Dole's last acts as senator was to promote Senator John Warner in his re-election campaign.
Dole and General Colin Powell attended a fund-raiser today for Warner in northern Virginia.
At the 500- dollar- a- plate event, Dole said Warner has proved his worth to Virginia.
Warner faces Jim Miller in Tuesday's Republican primary.
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Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11P
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Members of Virginia's third party still haven't decided if they will nominate a senate candidate.
The Virginia Independent Party held their convention today in Lexington.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:16:23 & 15:15:45
IN Q=whoever goes

(( WHOEVER GOES OUT THERE AND WEARS OUR LABEL, THAT'S WHO WE WILL BE IDENTIFIED WITH AND THAT COULD BE A PLUS OR IT COULD BE A BIG, BIG MINUS.
WE MADE PHONE CALLS. WE ATTENDED MEETINGS. I'VE BEEN TO RICHMOND. I'VE BEEN TO ROANOKE. I'VE BEEN HERE AND THERE. I'VE MADE PHONE CALLS. THE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE. SUPPORT MR. WOOD.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=support mr wood
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Members of the V- I- P decided to set priorities for their party today.
The debate heated up as members decided whether or not it should nominate a senatorial candidate.
Most thought the party was too young to carry a candidate in a statewide race.
But the convention will reconvene in July to take up the matter again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:04:19
IN Q=if you are

((GEORGE "TEX" WOOD/POTENTIAL SENATE CANDIDATE: IF YOU ARE SICK AND TIRED AND ARE DRIVEN ALMOST TO THE POINT OF DISGUST THEN YOU NOT I OR ANYBODY ELSE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THIS PETITION DRIVE WORK.))
SUPER=01-George "Tex" Wood/Potential Senate Cand.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=make the petition drive work
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Campaign 96


Tex Wood says he's not surprised by the party's non-committal attitude towards his campaign.
He needs 15-thousand registered voters to sign a petition to get him on the November ballot.
Recently Wood won a court case which could impact independent candidates nationwide.
A federal judge ruled Virginia's ballot-access laws were unconstitutional.
Wood has been fighting for years to change the law requiring independent candidates to turn in petitions by June 11th.
The court victory gives him nearly two more months to get the needed signatures.

Independents


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-46
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


The Independent Party will have candidates on the ballot in November.
Several V-I-P candidates are seeking seats in the House.
As Denise Allen reports party members hope these candidates can bring the beginning of government reform.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=George Spinnet
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-George Spinnet/Virginia Independent Party; :13
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/VIP 9th Dist. Congressional Cand.; :56
SUPER=01-Gary Thomas/VIP 5th Dist. Congressional Cand.; 1:06
SUPER=04-June 1994; 1:33
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:23
RUNS=1:53
OUT Q=News 7



Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on News-7,
State Police say alcohol led to a fatal accident in Botetourt County-- we'll have the latest.
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VO-NAT


And,
Members of the Ku Klux Klan come under fire for a recent church burning in South Carolina.
But first, let's check in with Beth Myer.
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ANCHOR=Beth

Wx ad lib Wx-Roll

MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Church-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-c
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing the Ku Klux Klan for the burning of a black church.
The lawsuit is seeking damages from the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan for the fire at Macedonia Baptist Church in South Carolina.
Two members of the K-K-K chapter are in jail awaiting trial on burglary and arson charges.
The lawsuit also says they have admitted their involvement in the fire.
SS=Clinton, Bill


Meanwhile, President Clinton says he'll do whatever is necessary to stop the series of church fires in the South.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Thursday;


The latest fire was set Thursday night at a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Clinton said there's no evidence of a national conspiracy but he has vowed to take some action.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 08:19:14
IN Q=It is clear that

((IT IS CLEAR THAT RACIAL HOSTILITY IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND A NMBER OF THESE INCIDENTS. THIS MUST STOP.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=this must stop.
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VO-NAT


Clinton wants a national task force that will report back to him with recommendations on how to stop the crimes.
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Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-37
GRAPHIC=None


State police say alcohol was a factor in a vehicle accident tonight in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Three people were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after they lost control of the truck and flipped down an embankment.
The truck was also towing a boat.
It took place around nine o' clock on Hardy Road.
Police say none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
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220-Ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-41
GRAPHIC=None


State Police believe alcohol was also a factor in yesterday's accident that killed two people on Route 2-20 in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


38- year- old Edward Tyrone Lee of Roanoke was the driver of an Isuzu Impulse that swerved and collided with a tractor trailer.
The car was lodged underneath the truck as it skidded another 60 yards.
The car then exploded, killing Lee.
Lee's passenger was thrown from the car and died at the scene.
His name is not being released until his family is notified.
The truck driver, Johnny Douglas Roach, suffered minor injuries.
The Isuzu that Lee was driving was borrowed.
State Police traced it back to the owner through a Pawn Shop receipt.
The owner then assisted Police in identifying the two men in the car.
State Police say that Edward Lee was at fault in the accident.
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81-Sinkhole


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-40
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Only one lane of traffic is getting by on a section of Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
That's due to a sinkhole.
V-DOT crews are making repairs in one of the southbound lanes around exit 1-82 near Fancy Hill.
Crews are working around the clock to repair the road.
They hope to have it open by Tuesday.
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Booksmith


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-39
GRAPHIC=None


A downtown Blacksburg bookstore closed up shop in March--
But as Tracy Altizer reports, tearing down a wall may open the door to new business.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=When the doors closed
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Peggy Smith/The Booksmith Owner; :08
SUPER=@Tracy1; :20
SUPER=01-Ranae Gillie/Bollo's Owner; 1:13
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( When the doors closed on Books, Strings and Things, it was only the end of a chapter.
Peggy Smith has turned the page.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:53:28
IN Q=

((PEGGY SMITH/THE BOOKSMITH OWNER: I RAN A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN OVERLAND, OHIO, AND I'VE BEEN A MOM, A WIFE, A STUDENT, AND NOW I'M A BOOKSTORE OWNER. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=ENDS ON LAUGH

SUFor Peggy Smith it began with a walk downtown. A friend told her Books, Strings and Things was closing. She decided she couldn't let that happen. Several hours later she had made an offer, and four days later she was its new owner.su
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10;50:53

((THE OTHER DAY WE HAD A WOMAN IN HERE WHO SAT AND READ TO HER CHILD FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF. SHE NEVER BOUGHT A THING BUT THAT LITTLE KID WAS SO HAPPY. SO IT'S MORE COMMUNITY-BASED. ))
RUNS=:10


At The Booksmith, as it's now called, an expanded children's section is only one change.
Smith has remodeled, though the familiar cherry shelves and reading stools are a mainstay.
The back room will eventually hold an expanded book AND music selection, and allow seating and direct access to Bollo's coffee shop next door.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:46:42

((SO PEOPLE CAN BROWSE THROUGH BOOKS AND HAVE THEIR LITTLE MEETINGS AND LOOK THROUGH MAGAZINES. QUESTION: AND YOU'LL JUST KNOCK OUT THIS WALL? ANSWER: YES, KNOCK OUT THAT WALL AND GO RIGHT THROUGH. ))
SOT 11:11:44

((RANAE GILLIE/BOLLO'S OWNER: IT WILL DRAW PEOPLE DOWNTOWN, IT WILL DRAW THE STUDENTS DOWNTOWN AND MAKE BOTH BUSINESSES VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
RUNS=:19


Soon, The Booksmith will host signings and poetry readings. Smith wants a place where people gather to talk about books, not just buy them. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Wendy's


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court


It's a fast end to a fast food restaurant proposal in Salem.
The Virginia Supreme Court has backed the Salem City Council's decision to deny a rezoning request for a Wendy's restaurant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/September 1995;


The chain had its eye on some property at the corner of Midland and Electric Roads.
When the city turned them down, the company went to court, and a circuit judge ruled that council's decision was "arbitrary and capricious".
But yesterday the Supreme Court said council's action was reasonable, and overturned the lower court's decision.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
You've heard of cross-country running-- But what about cross- desert walking?
We'll find out later.
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VO-NAT


And,
Keeping the cross country theme-- Bikers are on their way west, drumming up support for Habitat for Humanity.
Stay with us.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2


Habitat


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-47
GRAPHIC=None


A cross country bike ride will provide a new home for one family.
Yale University students started their cycling trip at the beginning of this month to promote Habitat For Humanity.
This morning local cyclists hooked up with the students to escort them through southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


They say the trip will take about 64 days.
And the hardest leg of the journey is just beginning.
The cross-country riders say if they can make it through the Appalachian Mountains, the rest of the trek will be much easier.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=once we get

((BRIAN VOGT/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: ONCE WE GET OUT WEST THE CLIMBS THEY'RE LONG, BUT THE CLIMBS ARE A LOT WELL, GRADED MUCH BETTER. JIM GARMAN/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: THESE ARE FOLKS THAT KNOW ABOUT HABITAT. THIS IS BOLSTERING WHAT THEY KNOW. JUST GETTING THE WORD OUT FURTHER. BUT OUT WEST THERE ARE VERY FEW HABITATS. ACTUALLY SEVERAL HABITATS HAVE BEGUN DUE TO BIKERS THE PAST TWO YEARS SPREADING THE WORD.))
SUPER=01-Brian Vogt/Habitat For Humanity; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Garman/Habitat For Humanity; :09
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=just spreading the word
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VO-NAT


Area cyclists met up with students in Salem.
From there the cyclists set out to cross Christiansburg Mountain.
The trip has already raised 50-thousand dollars.
When these Yale students return to school they'll use the money to build a house.
Habitat For Humanity helps those who can't afford to move into their own home.
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S-Hall


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Jake Allison


The field will be chasing Jake Allison in the final round of the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame.
Allison shot a 71 at Ole Monterey today for a total of 140 two under for the tournament. PAGE...
Allison leads Adam Harrell and Danny Hopkins by three shots. Scott Hunter and Greg Burns, Yesterday's leader are tied at 144 with Mike Stinnette.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Allison will have a slight advantage the final round will be played at the Roanoke Country Club Allison's home course.
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PAGE...
Botetourt is the team leader at 886 Blue Hills is second four strokes back followed by Hanging Rock, Hunting Hills and Hidden Valley.
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S-Fame


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-10
GRAPHIC=Hall of fame Golf


The women opened first round play this morning in the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Golf Tournament over at Ole Monterey Country Club.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00


50 ladies are competing in the 23rd annual tournament. As usual, 1995 runner up Dot Bolling is the favorite. Dot was 5 over through 15 and finished with a 76. She leads after the first round.
Marilyn Bussey is tied for second with Cathy Hull. Each shot a round of 79 on the Par 72 course. The scores were good considering the conditions.
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SOT
IN Q="It got

((MARILYN BUSSEY/CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE: IT GOT REALL SOAKING LAST NIGHT WITH THE RAIN THAT CAME DOWN AND IT'S MADE THE FIRWAYS PRETTY WET, NOT A LOT OF ROLL. GREENS ARE HOLDING WELL-- THEY'RE NOT REAL FAST, THEY'RE NOT REAL SLOW. I'VE PLAYED SLOWER BEFORE. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, THE GOLF COURSE IS IN REAL GOOD SHAPE.))
SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Currently in Second Place; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=....good shape"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


While the Ole Monterey course is in good shape, some of the lady competitors wish they could fine tune their sport by bringing in younger golfers. Defending champion Lee Shirley was one of several young stars not playing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I think

((AUDRY NAJJUM/4 TIME HALL OF FAME CHAMPION: I THINK WE NEED MORE YOUNGER PLAYERS. IT'S THE SAME ONES EVERY YEAR. WE GOTTA LOT OF NEW PLAYERS AROUND ROANOKE, BUT THEY WON'T PLAY TOURNAMENTS. THEY ARE JUST NOT REAY TO GO OUT AND PLAY, AND LET PEOPLE SEE THEM PLAY. AND I'M SURE ALL THE OTHER CLUBS ARE THE SAME WAY BUT WE DO NEED A LOT OF YOUNG BLOOD. AND I WISH THEY WOULD COME OUT.))
SUPER=01-Audry Najjum/4 Time Hall of Fame Champion; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q= would come out"
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PAGE...
Countryside is the team leader at 240 four strokes in front of second place Hidden Valley.
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S-PGA


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


Tom Weiskopf will take a three stroke lead into the final round of the Pittsburgh Senior Classic.
Weiskopf shot a five under par 67 today and he's at 9 under par.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Harrison, NY/CBS SPORTS; :


Ernie Els padded his lead at the P-G-A's Buick Classic.
Els shot a 2 under par 69 today for a total of 200 13 under par for 54 holes. Els leads Tim Herron by six strokes.
SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI/ESPN; :


On the ladies tour, Tracy Hanson tied a course record shooting a 9 under par 63 today and she's the Leader of the Oldsmobile Classic.
Hanson's at 12 under par two strokes ahead of Pat Bradley.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=Orioles/White Sox


The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles slugged it out at the Yard this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :


The White sox jumped on the Orioles in the top of the First. Danny Tartabul hits this high fly ball off the wall in deep centerfield two runners round the bases to score and the White Sox took the 2 to nothing lead.
Baltimore got on the board in the bottom of the third. Roberto Alomar extended his hitting streak with this single that also scored a run but the Orioles trailed 2 to 1.
Late in the game Bobby Bonilla SUPER=35-Chicago/==2/Baltimore/==1;

hits a high hopper back to the pitcher for the easy out and the White Sox go on to beat the Orioles 2 to 1.
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S-Phillies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :


In Houston the Astros used a big seventh inning to beat Philadelphia.
The Phillies rallied in the top of the sixth. Jim Eisenreich hits this shot over the left field wall for a two run homer to tie the game at 3 to 3.
But Houston's Craig Biggio started
SUPER=35-Houston/==7/Philadelphia/==3;the rally in the seventh with this two

run homer ove the left field wall and the Astros hold on to beat Philadelphia 7 to 3.
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S-World


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=Softball Logo


The Lady Highlanders of Glenvar came up short in the Group A state softball championship.
Powhatan beats Glenvar 9 to 7.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Omaha, NE/CBS SPORTS; :


In Nebraska, Warren Morris hits this two run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give Louisiana State a 9 to 8 win over Miami in the College World Series.
Morris missed most of the year with a broken hand and it was his first homer of the season.
For the rest of the scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST TEAM
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=.....FLORIDA."
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, "Editors Note" wins the Belmont Stakes Steffi Graf is the queen at the French Open.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Todd Bodine takes the checkered flag at South Boston winning the Winston Motorsports 300.
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S-Belmont


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


"Editors Note" won the final leg of the Triple Crown today finishing first in the Belmont Stakes.
Lets listen to the call by A-B-C sports Dave Johnson.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="On the outside
SUPER=03-Belmont, NY/ABC SPORTS; :
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=......philly third."
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S-Busch


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=Busch Logo


The Busch Grand National Cars made a stop in South Boston this afternoon and it was a good Day for driver Todd Bodine.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-South Boston/TNN SPORTS; :


Randy Lajoie was covering the field in the Winston Motorsports 300 until he gets tapped in the rear and crashes with 36 laps left in the race.
Bodine took over the front on the restart and he would hold off Mike McLaughlin to win the race, his fourth Busch title and the first for his team this year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It means

((TODD BODINE/WINSTON MOTORSPORTS 300 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Todd Bodine/Winston Motorsports 300 Winner; :
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=........WITH IT."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Larry Pearson was third, Lajoie fourth and Curtis Markham fifth.

S-French


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=French Open


Defending champion Steffi Graf came from two games down in the third set to beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in three sets and claim the French Open title.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC SPORTS; :


After splitting the first two sets Sanchez Vicario took control in the third she hits a winner when Graf returns the show wide to break Graf and lead in the third set 3 to 2.
But Graf is always under control she comes back with the strong baseline shots from all angles on the court and hit a shot down the line for a winner to get back in the match.
Sanchez Vicario served twice for the championship in the third set but Graf battled back to win the three and a half match 6-3, 6-7, 10-8. Her 19-th Grand Slam title.
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Unemployment


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-48
GRAPHIC=VA Unemployment


Unemployment numbers in Virginia are far lower than the national average of around six percent.
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VO-NAT


Statewide, unemployment was three- point- eight percent for April... the same as it was in March.
The Roanoke Valley came in at two- point- five percent.
Lynchburg wasn't far behind, with a two- point- nine percent rate.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=VA Unemployment


The Virginia Employment Commission officials say the traditional temporary furloughs in textiles and apparel kept the unemployment level from falling.

Sahara-Desert


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


A 38-year-old Korean has become the first person to cross the Sahara desert on foot, travelling from west to east.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sahara Desert;


During his journey Jong Yul Choi crossed five countries.
The trip across the Sahara began last November.
Initially, he walked 25 miles a day before increasing it to 37 miles.
And get this... Jong wore through seven pairs of shoes. (----------------)