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1-News-Head

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Next on News Seven.
Floyd County officials says they are so fiscally sound they are cutting fees and trimming taxes.
And V-M-I officials are still trying to decide on what to do about the Supreme Court's decision.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#NONE
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In sports, the defending champions advance at Wimbledon Gary Payton is on Dream Team Three and defending champion Greg Norman is disqualified from the Greater Hartford Open.
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WX-Head
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All you need on a day like this is a cool beverage and swimming pool nearby--
Tomorrow's forecast promises more sunshine and even warmer temperatures.

VMI


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TAPE# net-a; edit 96-51
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It'll be a couple more weeks before the Virginia Military Institute's Board meets to decide what to do about the Supreme Court's ruling to admit women.
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On Wednesday, the court ruled 7-to-1 that V-M-I must either admit women or give up its public funding.
The superintendent of V-M-I says he believes the school ultimately will decide to admit women.
Josiah Bunting is making that prediction as speculation continues over whether the school will go private to keep its all-male status.
An alumni group is discussing the options this weekend ... and the V-M-I board will take up the matter in a two-day meeting that begins July 12th.
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Wood


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-55
GRAPHIC=VA State Seal


A Patrick County man wants to take the Virginia Board of Elections-- back to court.
Last month, a federal judge ruled Virginia's ballot-access laws are UNconstitutional.
Judge Jackson Kiser said the state's filing deadline for independents who want to get on the Senate ballot is too early.
Kiser then ordered the state to extend the filing deadline to NO more than 90- days before the election.
The suit was brought by George "Tex" Wood who today filed papers in federal court which accused the state of violating the Judge's order.
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He says the board has already determined Democrat Mark Warner's name will appear on the ballot before incumbent John Warner.
Wood believes this gives voters the impression no one else has an opportunity to run for office between now and August.
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((GEORGE "TEX" WOOD: I'M JUST DISGUSTED AT THE ADDITIONAL EXAMPLE OF MISINFORMATION FOR POLITICAL REASONS THAT'S BEGING PUT OUT BY, IN THIS CASE, A GOVERNMENT AGENCY. THAT BALLOT LINE IS NOT SET, PEOPLE STILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE PETITION DRIVE, TO PUT AN ALTERNATIVE ON THE BALLOT, WE'RE NOT STUCK WITH TWO MULTI-MILLIONAIRES WITH THE SAME NAME.))
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Bruce Meadows, Secretary of the State Board of Elections, says his office does not comment on pending litigation.

Cancer-Walk


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-37
GRAPHIC=Cancer


The Relay For Life may have just concluded, but organizers say the search for a cure for cancer will never end.
More than 19-hundred walkers participated in the 24 hour event-- that's two times as many as last year.
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This year they walked to the theme--"there's no finish line until there's a cure."
And these walkers are hoping the money they raised helps researchers to find one.
The walkers started their 24- hour- trek around Victory Stadium track yesterday evening.
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(( DON LOVE/RELAY FOR LIFE CO-CHAIR: THE THEME OF THE EVENT IS TO CELEBRATE THE SURVIVORS WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY CANCER AND HONOR THOSE THAT WE'VE LOST TO CANCER BUT IT TRULY IS MORE OF A CELEBRATION OF LIFE.
TRACIE DICKSON/BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: I HOPE MY PRESENCE IS JUST TO LET FOLKS KNOW EVEN WHEN YOU'RE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER YOU DON'T HAVE TO ALWAYS DIE. YOU CAN LIVE A VERY FULL AND SATISFYING LIFE.))
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The event also offered information and screenings.
Organizers say their fund-raising goal is 110-thousand dollars.
They say they should surpass that this year.
All the money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.
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Rack-Sack


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-59
GRAPHIC=Business News


It's three stores under one roof.
Today Rack and Sack opened at Valley View Mall.
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The 24- hour- store sells itself as a grocery warehouse, Farm Fresh Market, and Drug Emporium.
It opened this morning in the building formerly housed by Hechinger Hardware.
This customers says she was in line for more than an hour.
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((PEGGY PATTON: THE WHOLE STORE IS REALLY NICE. A LITTLE CROWDED AT THE CHECKOUT LANES RIGHT NOW.))
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The first 3- hundred customers at the grand opening received a free bag of groceries.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
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Still to come on the newscast,
Floor burns and bruised egos aren't the only things wrong with P-E classes-- that according to a citizen's group.
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And Roanoke firefighters set fire to a Southeast home.
It's was all part of a training drill.
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((GARRY BASHAM/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: IT SHARPENS THEIR SKILLS AND GIVES THEM MORE CONFIDENCE. IT'S A REAL GOOD EXERCISE. ))
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We'll have that story after the break...but first, let's check in with Kimberly.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

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Thank you, Ron--
The sun was smiling down on us again today-- warming the temperatures well into the 80s for most folks.
Hope you got to spend at least part of the day outside-- as we take you through the day's highs and lows... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Floyd-Budget


ANCHOR=Ron
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TAPE# 96-53
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Some Floyd County residents were surprise during a budget meeting with the county supervisors.
An annual audit of county finances showed more than a million dollars in reserve funds.
As Denise Allen reports this knowledge prompted supervisors to trim tax increases and eliminate some fees.
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(( The surplus was no surprise to supervisors--but the amount was more than the six member board, five which are new, anticipated.
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The auditor says the county has 1-point-4 million dollars--give or take a few bucks--in reserves.
The audit is based on figures from the 1995 fiscal year and the projected carryover from the 1996 fiscal year.
The auditor recommended a percentage of this money be kept in the coffers in case of an emergency.
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Recently the board voted for a three cents per hundred dollars real estate tax increase that's four cents less than the board had planned.
The board ALSO planned to raise personal property taxes 60 cents per hundred dollars but due to the large amount of money in reserves that amount has been decreased to 26 cents. FILE
The board eliminated the controversial six dollar fee for waste removal.
This environmental fee paid for trash removal and up-keep of the closed landfill.
Residents say these changes are nice but they hope this new board brings about other changes as well.
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Dale Profitt says that's a change that will benefit all residents of Floyd County.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Phys-Ed


ANCHOR=Ron
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TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Education


Twenty-seven percent of Virginia's elementary and secondary schools need major renovations.
That according to a study by the U-S General Accounting Office.
It also found that 60 percent of the state's schools need work on at least one major building feature, such as a roof, wall or floor.
Virginia educators say the study shows a serious problem that should be addressed by government at all levels.
Structural problems aren't the only thing worrying educators.
Apparently gym class is coming under fire.
Recent media reports say students are skipping the required after class showers.
As Ellen Qualls reports, the lack of showers has some people calling for physical education classes to end.
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(( No one ever wanted to shower after gym class.
But listen up.
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((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOW SAYING WE'RE HAVING HEIGHTENED SEXUAL AWARENESS BECAUSE OF THE SEX EDUCATION CLASSES THAT WE'RE GETTING AT YOUNGER AND YOUNGER AGES. AND YET WE'RE ALSO EXPECTED TO DISROBE AND SHOWER IN FRONT OF OUR CLASSMATES.))
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Joe Guarino heads up a group called Virginia Citizen's for Excellence in Education.
He says it's a grassroots Christian parents' organization.
It's taken a higher profile since George Allen's conservative appointees took over the Board of Education.
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((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: WELL I CAN'T DENY THAT, OKAY. IT'S OBVIOUS THAT WITH THE CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE OF THE BOARD IT'S GONNA MAKE LIFE A LITTLE BIT EASIER FOR PEOPLE ON MY END OF THE SPECTRUM.))
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His end of the spectrum is worried about the awareness of each other's bodies gym class brings.
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((JOE GUARINO/VCEE: IS PHYSICAL EDUCATION NECESSARILY ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE? WHICH TO ME IS ONE OF THE CHIEF PURPOSES OF EDUCATION. MY ANSWER IS NO. OKAY, SO. MY SUGGESTION IS LET'S GET RID OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND PUT THE RESPONSIBILITY BACK ON THE PARENTS.))
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Joe Guarino admits the school showers/phys ed discussion sounds "absurd."
But he looks to when the state board of education totally rewrites the standards of accreditation later this year.
That's when conservative board members might get to phys ed -- and requirements could become electives unless public input dictates otherwise.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

On-Record


ANCHOR=Ron
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TAPE# 96-54
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Many neighborhoods in our region are banding together to mobilize against burglars.
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Several successful neighborhood watch programs are already in place in Roanoke.
Organizers say the programs bring their neighborhoods closer together, and that getting started only takes a few phone calls.
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((NANCY JOHNSON/NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SUPERVISOR: WE HAD SOME RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND ONE NEIGHBORHOOD INDIVIDUAL SAID WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I CALLED WHAT WAS THEN THE COUNTY SHERRIFFS' DEPARTMENT. AND A SARGEANT CAME UP AND SPOKE WITH US AND FROM THAT WE HAVE DEVELOPED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH. AND FROM THAT, IT HAS GROWN AND GROWN AND GROWN. WE HAVE FORTY TWO BLOCK CAPTAINS.))
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For more information on neighborhood watch programs, as well as personal crime prevention, tune in to ON-RECORD, tomorrow at 11 A-M.

Training-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
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TAPE# 96-61
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It took more than eight hours for Roanoke firefighters to put out a house fire last week.
But it wasn't because of slow response time or the lack of firefighters.
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It was a day of training.
On Thursday, firefighters set fire to a vacant house on Highland Avenue.
It gave newly- certified- firefighters a chance to gain more experience.
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((GARRY BASHAM/ROANOKE DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: WE CONDUCT A LIVE FIRE BURN JUST ABOUT EVERY YEAR TO SHARPEN THE SKILLS OF ALL OUT FIREFIGHTERS. ))
SUPER=01-Garry Basham/Roanoke District Fire Chief;
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Firefighters also had a chance to work together and try out some new equipment.
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Harrison-Museum


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-62
GRAPHIC=None


While firefighters were getting rid of one structure, plans were on the drawing board for another.
The Harrison Museum of African American Culture will soon have a new place to house artifacts and other precious materials.
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With shovel in hand, museum personnel broke ground Thursday for a new building.
The annex will be located behind the museum on Rutherford Avenue.
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((ANTHONY WADE/HARRISON MUSEUM BOARD PRESIDENT: THIS EXPANSION GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SPACE FOR NUMEROUS ARTIFACTS AND MEMORABILIA FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ))
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The annex will also safeguard and conserve delicate and priceless items.
It'll take about four months to construct the two- thousand- square- foot building.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Ron
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When News 7 continues,
Kimberly will give us the weather story--
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VO-NAT


And,
An exhibit focusing on some of the first human inhabitants of south central Virginia is opening in Danville.
Stay tuned.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Science-Center


ANCHOR=ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-48
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The Danville Science Center is featuring an exhibit that deals with some of the first inhabitants of Southside.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


The exhibit centers on a group of Native Americans known as the "Dan River" people.
Archaeologists believe they used to live in South Central Virginia hundreds of years before European explorers landed in America.
The exhibit was borrowed from the Museum of Natural History in Martinsville- the grand opening is planned for tomorrow.
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((GINNY LAUBINGER/DANVILLE SCIENCE CENTER, DIR:IT FOCUSES IN ON THEIR LIFE, WAYS AND CULTURE, HOW THEY USE THEIR RESOURCES. WHAT ROLE THE RIVER PLAYED IN THEIR LIFE, AND SOME OF THE ARTIFACTS, THAT WERE FOUND BY ARCHAEOLOGISTS, THAT HELP US GET A PICTURE OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE AT THAT TIME. ))
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Archaeologist Mike Barber has studied the Native Americans.
He was on hand today at the Science Center.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
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And coming up in sports, The Yankees beat the Orioles Gary Payton is now a member of Dream Team III.
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And on a cool breezy morning the top seeds advanced at the Wimbledon championships today.
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S-Wimbledon


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=Wimbledon Logo


The top seeds on both the Men's and Women's side overcame cool and windy conditions as they continued their march toward defending their titles at Wimbledon.
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Three time defending champion Pete Sampras moved into the fourth round with a four set victory over Karol Kucera.
Sampras dominated the match from the beginning he broke Kucera's service early in the first set to win it 6-4.
Kucera came back to win the third set and force a tie breaker in the fourth set but Sampras turned it up a notch to get the 7-6 win to advance.
Steffi Graf, The top seed on the women's side, had an easier day. Graf blew past Nicole Arendt of the United States in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
Graf looked very strong in today's match as she advances to the fourth round in an attempt to defend her Wimbledon title.
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Other winners today included Michael Stich of Germany and Todd Martin of the United States.

S-Orioles


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
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Bobby Bonilla hit a three run homer in the ninth but it was not enough as the Yankees beat the Orioles today 4 to 3.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :


The Coffee was hot in New York today and the Orioles were hot on defense.
Rafael Palmerio makes this diving stop on a Tino Martinez grounder he throws to Mark Mussina covering the bag for the out in the first inning.
But the Yankees rallied in the fourth. Martinez hits a shot that gets by Palmerio at first and goes into right field Paul O'Neal and Bernie Williams score and the Yankees led 2 to nothing.
Still in the fourth, Gerald SUPER=35-New York/==4/Baltimore/==3;Williams

hits this pitch into the left field stands for a ground rule double scoring Martinez and the Yankees beat the Orioles 4 to 3.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :


In Cincinnati Marge Schott sings autographs before the game.
Then bases loaded doubles by Eric Davis and Joe Oliver highlighted the Red's five run rally in the fifth and Cincinnati wins its seventh straight.
For that and all of today's Scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Norman


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=PGA LOGO


Greg Norman will not be around to defending his championship at the Greater Hartford Open.
Norman spoke to P-G-A officials and disqualified himself from the tournament because he used an incorrectly numbered ball for the past two days.
Speaking to the press Norman said the ball is physically approved by the U-S-G-A but an incorrect number printed on the golf ball resulted in disqualification.
Norman began the day five shots behind second round leader Kevin Sutherland.
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S-Ladies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Lynwood Ladies Invitational


Roanoke's Dot Bolling shares the lead after the first round of the Linwood Ladies Invitational in Martinsville.
Bolling shot a 73 today.
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She is tied with Ridgeway's Fran Hensley who also shot 73.
Kim Rhodes is next at 74 Sara Cole shot 78 and Jessica Adams shot a 79.
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S-Payton


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


After being passed over the U-S-A Basketball committee the first time around, Gary Payton will get his chance to play on Dream Team Three in the Olympics.
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The Seattle Supersonic guard was named to replace Milwaukee Bucks forward Glenn Robinson, who is suffering from an achilles tendon injury.
Payton led the Sonics to their first N-B-A finals appearance since 1979 and he was the leagues defensive player of the year.
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=ATLANTA OLYMPICS


The U.S. Olympic soccer team has been tuning up for the upcoming olympic games with several exhibitions this week.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night; :00


American has never been a serious factor in olympic soccer, but this year the Americans are confident they can make some noise in the 16 team field.
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((CLAUDIO REYNA/USA SOCCER TEAM MEMBER:))
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Reyna is one of six former or current UVa players on the U.S. olympic team, that is coached by former Cavalier soccer boss Bruce Arena.
And as evidenced by this UVa goal on Monday night with Clint Peay scoring on Reyna's assist, the Cavalier camaraderie is a plus.
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((A.J. WOOD/USA SOCCER TEAM MEMBER:))
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