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Next on News Seven-- a decision is on its way soon in the
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Virginia Military Institute's battle to remain all male.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this week.
The Pontiff was met with obscene gestures and nudity while visiting in Berlin Germany.
And three-thousand cyclist converged on Washington today all in the name of AIDS.
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The news is next.

Newsbreak


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Good evening.
Tomorrow is a crucial day in the
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SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;

Virginia Military Institute's battle to remain all male.
That's when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling.
SUPER=03-Berlin, Germany;


The Pontiff was met with obscene gestures and nudity while visiting in Berlin Germany.
The demonstrators were protesting the Pope's conservative position on birth control and homosexuality.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


And three-thousand cyclist converged on Washington today all in the name of AIDS.
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ANCHOR=Ron
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We'll bring you that story and all and more at eleven.

Emergency-Landing


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In Orlando it was an emergency landing for the crew and passengers aboard a commuter plane this morning.
The pilot said he was having problems with his landing gear.
The airplane was forced to land on its belly.
Elliott Lewis has the story.
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SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;
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SUPER=01-Elliott Lewis/Reporting; :50
SUPER=01-Lissa Curin/Comair Spokesperson 1:01
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ANCHOR=Ron
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That was Elliott Lewis reporting.

Aids-Ride


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Three thousand cyclists arrived in Washington D-C today all in the name of AIDS.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The riders left Philadelphia three days and 250-miles ago for the aids ride.
Averaging 83- miles- a- day they travelled the back roads of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The series of bike tours this summer will raise millions of dollars for people with aids.
Celebrities even took part in the event.
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((: IT WAS GOOD, IT WAS GREAT. I'M DEFINITELY DOING THIS AGAIN. HARDEST THING I'VE EVER DONE. IT WAS WORTH WHY.))
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Another ride is scheduled for next month.
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Pope


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Pope John Paul's first visit to a re-unified Germany was met with obscene gestures and nudity.
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SUPER=03-Berlin, Germany;


That city's gay community staged a march.
Participants dressed as popes, nuns, and cardinals.
Some even came dressed as devils.
The demonstrators were protesting the pontiff's conservative position on birth control and homosexuality.
More than 500 people took part.
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VMI-Beyer


ANCHOR=Ron
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TAPE# 96-51
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Tomorrow may be a crucial day in the Virginia Military Institute's battle to remain all male.
The U.S. Supreme Court could make a ruling.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


The battle over V-M-I's single- sex admissions policy has been going on for years.
The state- supported school created a satellite program for female cadets at nearby Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.
State officials say they're ready to abide by the court's decision.
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SOT 10:10:06
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK WE'LL JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY. I HAVE SUPPORTED V-M-I AND SUPPORTED THE MARY BALDWIN PROGRAM, BUT I'M ALSO READY TO OBEY THE LAW, WHATEVER THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES THAT IS.))
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Both schools have set news conferences tomorrow afternoon.
V-M-I has barred women for more than 150 years.
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


Mary Baldwin is a private school that set up a military program for women as an alternative to V-M-I.
A lower court ruled that was acceptable, but the Justice Department carried the case to the Supreme Court.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
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Still to come on News 7 at Eleven,
Amateur radio hobbyist literally had a field day today-- we'll tell you all about it.
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And,
The severe flooding of a year ago causes an argument between neighbors.
But first, let's check in with Kimberly.
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Wx ad lib
Okay, Ron--
Things are pretty quiet where we are tonight.
But the warm and muggy air is making the outdoors feel more like a sauna.
Today's temperatures were running a few degrees above normal-- Roll Lake Levels MUSIC UP FULL
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Ron
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One year ago, heavy rains brought extensive flooding in our viewing areas.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./June 23, 1995;


It caused evacuations, washed out some roads, and blocked others.
Rising waters threatened homes, and caused evacuations.
In some areas rain fell at the rate of three inches per hour.
Governor Allen declared a state of emergency for most of Virginia.
Rockbridge County was one of the most hard hit areas.
For some families life is just getting back to normal.
Last year we introduced you to two elderly couples who needed to rebuild a bridge connecting their homes to a state road.
The bridge has been replaced.
But as Denise Allen tells us even though the river may have receded, the waters are still troubled.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

Rockbridge-Bridge


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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Higgins/Rockbridge Co. Engineer; :11
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./September 1995; :21
SUPER=07-Daisy Hall; :36
SUPER=01-Thomas Spencer/Ramsey's Attorney; 1:14
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(( This is a tale of two bridges.
One in dis-repair.
The other an historic steel truss bridge transplanted from Collierstown to private property over the South River.
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SOT tape 1 11:27:44
IN Q=This is a

((TOM HIGGINS/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY ENGINEER: THIS IS A ONE LANE BRIDGE THAT'S WHY THIS ONE WAS REPLACED SO A WIDER ONE COULD BE PUT IN AND THERE JUST AREN'T MANY OF THEM LEFT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF TRAFFIC TODAY.))
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Last year flood waters nearly washed away the bridge two families used to get to their homes.
The Ramseys and the Halls looked to the federal disaster authorities for financial aid.
A state representative told Daisy Hall to look for an out of service state bridge as a replacement.
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((DAISY HALL: THAT WAS HIS SUGGESTION. THE BEST WAY FOR US TO GO IS FIND AN OLD VDOT BRIDGE SO THAT'S WHAT WE STARTED LOOKING INTO.))
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Both the Halls and Ramseys received a federal grant to pay for a new bridge.
But the two families couldn't agree on how to spend the money and the Ramseys filed suit against the Halls.
The Ramsey's attorney says the trouble started before the flood.
He says this suit concerns well water rights and property right-of-way.
The Halls, with the help of three other property owners have put in this one lane bridge.
The Ramseys' attorney says his clients have been unable to build a bridge of their own.
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((SPENCER/RAMSEY'S ATTORNEY: THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO SINCE FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR. BUT EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE THEY GET STYMIED BY SOME ACTION TAKEN BY SOMEONE.))
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The Hall's attorney says his clients have filed a counter suit to protect themselves.
He declined to talk on camera saying he hopes this matter can be resolved out of court.
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((THOMAS SPENCER: IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT THESE PEOPLE WOULD SIT DOWN AND TALK TO EACH OTHER AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO LIVE NEXT DOOR AND A WAY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC ROAD.))
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As it stands now the muddy waters under these bridges won't be cleared until these two parties meet in court this September.
Denise Allen News 7.
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Radio


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Ham radio operators are often called to action during natural disasters, like floods.
Every year, these HAMS, take their gear to remote locations to practice their emergency communication skills.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


This is called field day.
The Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club set up their portable equipment Friday.
Competition began at two yesterday afternoon.
Club members had 24 hours to make as many contacts as possible with other clubs across the country.
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((DON ALDRIDGE.ROANOKE VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: IT'S THE ONLY TIME WE REALLY GET OUT HERE AND SET UP A GENERATOR AND RUN CABLES AND SET UP PORTABLE ANTENNAE AND BRING OUT THE RIGS. NORMALLY WHEN WE OPERATE IT'S WITH LITTLE HAND HELD UNITS AT LOCAL EVENTS LIKE WALK-A-THONS AND SUCH.))
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The club that made the most contacts won the contest.
Last year the Roanoke Valley club placed second in the state.
This year they say they're on their way to setting a personal record-- by the end of the competition they say they'll have made more than 2000 contacts.
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Vdot


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Motorists are expected to flock to the roadways en-route to the Olympic Games.
So State Police and the Virginia Department of Transportation are gearing up for the large number of travelers making their way to Atlanta.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


As you know their are several posted construction zones in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
Repaving is taking place in Botetourt, while bridge work is going on near Salem.
Officials say steps are being taken to help make traveling easier for tourists.
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((SGT. JOE RADER/STATE POLICE: I DON'T SEE PROBLEMS. THEY'RE GOING TO STOP FOR A WHILE WHEN THE OLYMPICS START BECAUSE OF PEOPLE TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH. THE KEY IS TO BE ATTENTIVE TO WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND YOU AND ADHERE TO THE WARNING SIGNS.))
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Rader says obeying the posted speed limits and defensive driving will increase your chances of a safe trip.
If your planning on attending the Olympic Games, opening day is July 19th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Ron
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There's much more to come on News 7 at 11,
Politicians are joining in on the struggle to save a Lynchburg building.
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And,
Even wild ducks need to cool off every once in a while.
We'll have the story-- stay with us.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
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The smart road is one step closer to being a reality,
And mail carriers are picketing.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday; :10 (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Tuesday; :31
SUPER=03-Danville/Wednesday; :41
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :50
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday; :57 (QUICK!)
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(( Nat Sot
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pre pro
The Smart Road project in the New River Valley is moving into a higher gear. 94-46
Montgomery County has given the state the okay to put the high tech highway through an agricultural district. pre pro
A big blow for American Electric Power's attempt to build a high voltage transmission line from West Virginia to Botetourt County. ?????
The U-S Forest Service says it won't let the line cross federal lands, which are in all 13 routes the utility proposed.
TAPE#96-50


Local leaders joined in and helped Dollar General break ground on its new warehouse that will be going up in Halifax County.
It will eventually employ 500 people.
TAPE#96-44


The nation's letter carriers hit the picket lines, but DID NOT go on strike this week.
The action was taken to draw attention to their displeasure with some of the policies at the U-S Postal Service.
The Ingersoll Rand plant in Roanoke County has eliminated 85 jobs.
The company is ending all local manufacturing of tool and hoist products this fall to concentrate on its core business- rock drill production.
The Blue Ridge Small Business Development Center have chosen a site for its new small business incubator, inside the building that used to house the corporate headquarters of Advance Auto.
And an unexpected reorganization has led to some changes at Roanoke- based Valley Bank.
Guy Byrd, the bank's president and CEO, has resigned.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose about 56 points, closing at 5705.23.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Patrick-Henry


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SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape;


In other business news...
Reorganization is underway at a Southside Virginia bank.
Effective July first, the Patrick Henry National Bank will spin off some offices into TWO NEW national banks.
Branches in Galax and Hillsville will become the Mountain National Bank.
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ANCHOR=Ron
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Offices in Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro become the Shenandoah National Bank.
Patrick Henry will keep its offices in Martinsville, Henry County and Stuart.
By the end of the year it will open two new branches, in Eden and Reidsville, North Carolina.

S-Ballard


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One of Salem's former Stagg Bowl stars has made it to the bigtime..sort of.
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SUPER=03-Salem/1993; :00


Mount Union quarterback Jim Ballard lead the Purple raiders to the 1993 Division III championship..so what's this QB doing now??? winning more championships.
SUPER=03-Edinburgh, Scotland/Scottish vs. Frankfurt; :00


Today, Ballard led The Scottish Claymores to the World Bowl championship before 40 thousand fans at Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ballard tossed this 71 yard touchdown pass to Yo Murphy. ballard and his Scottish team win 32-27, now the numbers. wipe to boards!!!!!!!
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Chyron in motion
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S-Johnson


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-9
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Michael Johnson broke a world record in the Olympic track and field trails today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00


He ran the men's 200 meter dash in 19.66 seconds, which beats the old mark set back in 1979. He has now broken the oldest existing record in the sport. The old mark was 19.72 seconds.
Johnson had broken the record yesterday, but the run was ruled unofficial because he was wind aided.
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S-Salem


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WRITER=sma
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The Lynchburg Hillcats bounced back from yesterday's loss to salem to beat the Avalanche 8-2 today at City Stadium in Lynchburg. The cats exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the second to seal the win.

S-Rockies


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Salem's Major league affiliate topped the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Rockies vs. Phillies; :00


For the Colorado Rockies; it was the the Ellis Burks show. He smacked two homeruns on the day and went 3 for 4 with 4 RB's. Safe to say Burks is on some what of a tear; He's hit 6 dingers in Colorado's last 5 games.
Problems in Philadelphia. Watch David Foster and J.R.Phillips playing the"whose got it" game, both lose on the pop up catch attempt...to be continued.
SUPER=35-Colorado/==7/Philadelphia/==4;

Vinny Castilla added two hits, two RBI's and this homer.
The story to be continued...Phillips has the same problem again as he drops a Burks pop up, Rockies win by 3.
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S-Ozzie


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Cardinals vs. Expos; :00


In Montreal, St.Louis Cardinals vs. Montreal and Royce Clayton was not getting the job done.
So, The cards bring in the guy he replaced...Ozzie Smith, who will retire
at season's end. The wizzard gets the SUPER=35-St. Louis/==3/Montreal/==2;

pinch hit in the 8th to spark his team.
Then, Garry Gaetti nails his 300th career homer, a shot to left. The cards come from 1 run down to win it 3-2 on Gaetti's homer.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-12
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The Atlanta Braves won their 6th straight today, beating Giants 1-nothing.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Giants vs. Braves; :00


Here's grace in it purest form...Keith Williams stumbles for you, but makes the catch on the pop up.
They can pitch in the National League as well. Tom Glavine sends Barry Bonds to the bench..
SUPER=35-Atlanta/==1/San Francisco/==0;

Matt Williams is soon to follow. For Glavin' his 8th win on the season.
Atlanta's Chipper Jones provided the offense. he nails his 14th dinger on the season to center field and the Braves blank the Giants. Scoreboard please!!
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wipe to boards!!!!!

S-Yankees


ANCHOR=Steve
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WRITER=sma
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The Yankees topped the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Jacobs field today for the bronks Bombers fifth straight "W".
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Yankees vs. Indians; :00


Some funny business at the yard. a youngster and Mascot involved in the water gun battle roYAL near the Yankee Bullpen.
Rough start for Cleveland's jack McDowell. In the top of the first, Paul O'Neil says goodbye to this pitch...
In the 4th, Tino Martinez...takes McDowell to right...
SUPER=35-New York/==6/Cleveland/==5;

But watch this play. Wade Boggs with the liner right at McDowell..hey. look what I found, He MAKES the catch.
But the Yankees get the 4 game sweep of Cleveland. Doc Goode wins for the 7th time in 8 attemps, he's 7 and 4 on the year.
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S-Birds


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The Kansas City Royals ended Baltimore's 3 game winning streak today behind the pitching of Kevin Appier.
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SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles; :00


Appier struck out 11, walked 3, and allowed just 2 hits in 8 innings.
Cal Ripken...have a seat in the dugout...
Mark Smith...you may join Cal...
The dugout bench is getting crowed...Greg Zaun...sit.
Greg, move over and make room for Brady Anderson...
SUPER=35-Kansas City/==4/Baltimore/==0;

KC didn't need much offense, Sal Fasano homered to left in the top of the second, 3-nothing KC after 2 and the Royals shut out the O's.
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S-Moir


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-11
GRAPHIC=Basketball


The Roanoke College basketball camp invades Salem tomorrow for a week of basketball 101.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


The camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:45 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon. 110 campers from age 8 to 15 have enrolled. The focus, as always , is on fundamentals, team concepts and having fun.
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((PAGE MOIR/CAMP DIRECTOR: I'M NOT INTERESTED IN MAKING A TON OF MONEY, I WANT TO HAVE A GOOD CAMP, AND THAT'S WHY WE LIMIT IT TO 125 KIDS, WE'VE GOT GREAT FACILITIES HERE AT THE BAST CENTER. ALL OUR COURTS IN ONE BUILDING, AND A GREAT REASON TO COME HERE IS OUR FOOD SERVICE IS UNBELIEVABLE. THE FOOD THEY DOLE OUT FOR THEM OVER THERE. THAT'S PROBABLY THE WORST THING FOR MY DIET-- HAVING TO EAT MEALS ON CAMPUS FOR TWO WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Camp Director; :00
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In addition to the food, kids are looking forward to an appearance by Charlotte Hornet star Dell Curry.
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IN Q="So few

((SO FEW NBA PLAYERS HAVE TO DO THAT. DELL HAS 3 YOUNG CHILDREN AND HE TRAVELS SO MUCH DURING THE SEASON HE DOESN'T NEED THE MONEY. HE DOES IT BECAUSE SOMEONE DID IT FOR HIM WHEN HE WAS A KID. IT'S NEAT TO HAVE HIM HERE. THE KIDS LOOK FORWARD TO IT.)) ((DELL CURRY/CHARLOTTE HORNET GUARD: IT'S GOOD TO SEE KIDS GROW UP AND BECOME GOOD BASKETBALL PLAYERS, SO I ENJOY COMING HERE EVERY YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornet Guard; :16
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OUT Q=...come every year"
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sports tease


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TAPE#=none
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More sports heaed your way tonight. Rusty Wallace gambles and wins at Michigan
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as he captures his third victory at the track. Ernie Irvan also faired well, those stoires, plus a near record setting golf score next.
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S-Miller


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=Michigan raceway


Rusty Wallace tamed the 2 mile Michigan International Speedway oval today to win the Miller 400.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI; :00


The green flag dropped with Bobby hamilton on the pole, the first time since 1979 the STP Pontiac has started first.
Not a good afternoon for Michael Waltrip and the Wood Brothers Ford. He would finish 32nd. Many eyes were on the driver who started 32nd, Ernie Irvan, who was racing at Michigan for the first time since his near fatal crash 2 years ago. But Ernie and the Havoline Thunderbird moved to 2nd place by lap 107!!!
There were only 2 cautions on the day and the race came down to the final 12 laps and who was willing to gamble with fuel. Sterling Marlin came in for a half a can,
Then the leader, Jeff Gordon pitted for fuel only and would give up the lead he finished 6th.
Earnhardt, who was in fifth, also came in for fuel and would lose some positions. Dale finished 9th.
But Wallace and crew chief Robin Pimperton rolled the dice and won, Wallace did not pit and wins his 3rd Michigan 400 and now has 44 career victories.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/WINNER OF MILLER 400:))
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Irvan delighted the crowd with his 5th place finish, especially after almost losing his life at this same track 2 seasons ago.
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((ERNIE IRVAN/FINISHED 5TH:))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Finished 5th; :00
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OUT Q=...doing that"
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold Michigan


Terry Labonte's second place finish has now trimmed Dale Earnhardt's points lead to just 15 points. Marlin was 3rd, Jimmy Spencer 4th, his best finish of the year and Ernie Irvan 5th. Jeff Burton was 17th, Rick Mast finished 19th, Ward Burton 35th. Kyle Petty 38th

S-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-5
GRAPHIC=Golf


Finally, John Cook came within 1 stroke of the all-time PGA scoring record today as he cruised to the title at the St. Jude's Classic in Memphis.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN; :00


Cook fired a 72-hole total of 26 under 258 for a 7 stroke win at the 1.35 million dollar classic. That was the second lowest score in PGA history.
He had a chance at tying the record on his third shot on the par 4 18, but his shot rolled out.
Cook earned 243 grand for his efforts.
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Academy-Tour


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-52
GRAPHIC=None


The Academy of Music Theater is the subject of a restoration campaign.
And now, state legislators are joining in the effort.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;


State senator Steve Newman got his first real glimpse of the inside of the 90- year- old structure this week.
Newman says the Academy is a "gold mine" which deserves support from across the state.
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SOT 10:42:35
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THE STATE IS INTERESTED NOT ONLY IN THE ARTS BUT ALSO THE HISTORY AND PRESERVATION, SUSAN ALLEN CERTAINLY HAS BEEN TREMENDOUSLY INVOLVED IN THOSE THINGS, BUT ALSO OCCASIONALLY FINANCIALLY. YOU NEVER WANT TO PROMISE THOSE THINGS BUT WE'VE GOT SOME MONEY FOR D- DAY AND POPLAR FOREST AND OTHER THINGS AND IF EVER A STRUCTURE DESERVED SOME SUPPORT FROM ALL OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE STATE, THIS PROBABLY WOULD QUALIFY.))
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A benefit magic show will be held at E.C. Glass High School on Friday.
All proceeds will go towards renovation of the Academy theater.
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Ducks


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
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A San Antonio family is playing host to 12 unexpected houseguests.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;


The winged visitors aren't staying in the guest room-- they are spending their time at the pool.
The Carsello family can't chase the ducks away.
TREE ducks are federally protected and it's against the law to move them.
But the host family doesn't mind-- a wildlife sanctuary has assured them the ducks will fly the coop soon. (----------------)