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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
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Next on News Seven-- union workers at Lynchburg's Delta Star may go on strike.
And some Clifton Forge residents are mad because-- they say city officials are trying to dump trash in their back-yards.

Sports-Head


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


In sports, The Riverdawgs win at home, the Orioles take one from the Yankees, and a look at racing at New River Valley.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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The summer sizzle continues--
Scattered thunderstorms may be on the horizon--
And a great- looking July fourth forecast.
All that, coming up. open
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Delta-Star


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-44
GRAPHIC=Delta Star


Union workers at Delta Star in Lynchburg will go back to the bargaining table before deciding if they will strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Year;


This morning the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 21-73 turned down the companies latest offer with a vote of 43 to 34.
Dan Hughes, the union president, says many of the workers with more seniority were dissatisfied with the wage increases for the junior employees.
He also said some workers had problems with the change of hours-- it requires them to arrive at work 45 minutes early.
The union has to give Delta Star a week notice before striking.
Their old contract expired midnight Tuesday.
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The last time union members went on strike was the summer of '93-- that was for about six weeks.
The company builds electrical transformers.
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Rubatex


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# net-d
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


Rubatex workers in Bedford have voted down their company's contract offer.
The union's contract does not run out until September of '97.
But the company asked the United Rubber Workers local 2-40 to open the contract to some changes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


The company is at a cross roads and today's vote may help management decide if it should move part of its operation to Arkansas.
Union members say the proposal called for mandatory overtime and took away the seniority of some workers.
They say these are two reasons the union turned down the contract.
Workers at the Rubatex make foam rubber products such as scuba outfits and doormats.
Company officials declined to comment.
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Fire-Downsizing


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-64
GRAPHIC=None


Some members of the Roanoke Fire Fighters Association are worried about downsizing.
Some firefighters contacted News 7 yesterday alleging a lack of personnel will force them to work TOO much overtime and jeopardize the safety of Roanoke citizens.
The firefighters wanted to remain anonymous for fear of negative fall out from management.
However, the association's president and Roanoke's fire chief both say they are over-reacting.
But a civic leader is not sure and wants some answers.
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(( Charles Hancock is President of the Garden City Civic league.
He says he received a call that his community's fire house was unmanned-- leaving no fire protection.
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((CHARLES HANCOCK/GARDEN CITY CIVIC PRESIDENT: I WAS CALLED THIS MORNING I GUESS ABOUT 9:30 THAT OUR FIRE HOUSE HAD BEEN CLOSED DOWN FOR 24 HOURS AND ALL THE PERSONNEL HAD BEEN TRANSFERRED TO OTHER STATIONS. SO SOME OF MY CIVIC LEADERS WENT DOWN THERE. THREE OF US WENT DOWN THERE. AND WE FOUND EVERYBODY GONE BUT ONE PERSON WHO WAS THE CAPTAIN.))
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The positions were finally filled-- but fire union officials say shortages aren't unusual this time of year.
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((RICHARD SARVER/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. PRESIDENT: THIS MORNING WE HAD AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION. AND PARTLY THIS TIME OF YEAR. WITH VACATIONS, MILITARY LEAVE, HOLIDAYS THIS TYPE OF THING WE WERE SOMEWHAT SHORT AND IT TOOK APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS TO FIND PEOPLE TO COME BACK IN.))
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But those anonymous firefighters, say the city is planning a downsizing smoke screen to save a buck.
Sarver says there will be restructuring but also added those disgruntled anonymous members are making a mountain out of a molehill.
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((RON, YOU KNOW PEOPLE SCARED OF CHANGE. AND SOMETIMES CHANGE IS HARD TO TAKE. WE HAVE A CHANGING DEPARTMENT OF COURSE, WE'VE MERGED WITH EMS, IT'S IN A FLUX OF CHANGE AND A LOT THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.))
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Fire Chief Grigsby says those changes are inevitable but safety will not be jeopardized.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE CITY FIRE CHIEF: 93 PERCENT OF OUR BUDGET IS IN SALARIES AND BENEFITS. SO IF WE ARE GOING TO MAKE OUT OPERATION MORE EFFICIENT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE HAVE. IN THAT PROCESS THE SAFETY OF CITIZENS AND THE SAFETY OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN. AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING BUT INCREASE THE SAFETY INSTEAD OF JEOPARDIZE THE SAFETY.))
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ANCHOR=Ron
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Chief Grigsby went on to say that the current fire service structure does NOT meet the changes of Roanoke's growth.
He says some fire houses are too old to meet the needs of it's citizens.
He says he plans to meet with city council members, union members, and Roanoke citizens to come up with an adequate plan.

Halifax-Bust


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-52; edit of 96-38 (Halifax Drugs)
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


For the second in as many months, a Halifax County elementary school teacher has been arrested on drug charges.
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VO-NAT


37- year- old Dorothy Ferrell was arrested and charged with crack cocaine possession yesterday morning.
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Halifax authorities said she had cocaine and a crack pipe.
The second grade teacher was arrested in Halifax County in Birchland Park along with three others.
She's being held in the Charlotte County Jail.
This is not the first time for Ferrell-- In April, Ferrell and 40- year old Jerry Ragsdale, a school janitor, were taken into custody for cocaine possesion.
Ferrell still awaits trial on THAT charge.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast,
An uproar over the location of a trash collection site in Clifton Forge--
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and the new Miss Virginia says she looks forward to meeting Virginians.
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((MICHELLE KANG/MISS VIRGINIA: I VERY EXCITED. IT'S SUCH AN INCREDIBLE FEELING TO KNOW I WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION.))
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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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Well, the weekend sure turned out great-- complete with partly to mostly sunny skies.
An approaching cold front, though, could mean some showers or thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow-- which may bring some relief from the heat.
Speaking of heat-- let's roll through the temperatures... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Clifton-Forge


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-37
GRAPHIC=None


A battle is brewing in Clifton Forge.
Some residents say city officials are taking advantage of them by setting up a temporary- trash- transfer- station in their back-yards.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


These residents say one day, without notice, this industrial dumpster just appeared.
They later learned the city lot was going to be used as a temporary- trash- transfer- station.
They say the site decreases their property values.
And that the elderly and children will be adversely affected by the smell and rodents attracted by the trash.
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(( JIMMY ANGLE/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IT'S AN INDUSTRIAL CONTAINER. IT'S SITTING IN A HOLE THAT'S NOT CONCRETE LINED AND DOESN'T HAVE ANY KIND OF SAFETY FEATURES. THE CONTAINER ITSELF HAS SOME CRACKS. IF IT RAINS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH SOME TRASH IN IT IT WILL RUN ALL THAT STUFF.
VICKI SHAFFER/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IT'S A STRAIGHT SHOT FROM OUR DECK. WHEN WE HAVE COOKOUTS, WE HAVE A POOL WE'VE INVESTED IN, WE JUST PUT A NEW CEDAR FENCE UP AND THAT'S WHAT WE SEE.))
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City officials say their backs are against the wall and the station is a necessity.
The city was supposed to be hauling trash to an Alleghany transfer station but that station is not yet operational.
Councilman Jack Simpson says they have a permit to run the temporary station.
Council has an executive meeting tomorrow and Simpson says he hopes they will address some of the residents concerns.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A Lynchburg employer is cutting back, and a dubious distinction for a Covington company.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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GE PROTEST LBRAW 48:00
A number of former G-E workers remain unhappy with their pension plans, saying they're underfunded.
This week they took to the streets in a nationwide protest. ROCK TENN LBRAW 50:32
The Rock-Tenn Company is cutting its Lynchburg operations by 70 people.
The paperboard maker will close one of the three plants it has in the Hill City and transfer the work to New Jersey for efficiency reasons. WESTVACO FILE LBRAW 48:36
Westvaco's Covington plant tops the new list of Virginia's largest industrial polluters.
Westvaco notes its toxic releases are DOWN 76- pecent since 1988, and the removal of acetone as a reportable emission has kept some major chemical producers out of the top 10. DUPONT LBRAW 51:36
The Dupont nylon plant in Henry County says chances are it will have to close in the next few years because it can't keep up with lower pricing by foreign competitors.
More than 600 hourly workers would be affected. RUBATEX FILE LBRAW 52:58
And in Bedford, half of the 600 wage earners at Rubatex may lose their jobs.
The rubber products company is considering transferring the positions to another plant in Arkansas.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#= 96-63
GRAPHIC=Kang, Michelle


Michelle Kang says this is the best birthday present she's ever received.
The Fredericksburg native beat out 23 other contestants to win the Miss Virginia crown on the eve of her birthday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


This was the scene last night as Kang won and goes on to represent Virginia in the Miss America Pageant.
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The William and Mary graduate says during her reign she will try to increase child abuse awareness.
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((MICHELLE KANG/MISS VIRGINIA: I THINK WE'VE BEEN FOCUSING SO HARD ON FIXING THE PROBLEM AFTER IT'S OCCURRED THAT WE NEED TO REFOCUS FROM INTERVENTION TO PREVENTION AND THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL PREVENTION PROGRAMS OUT THERE THAT REALLY FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING FAMILY AND STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY AND REALIZING EVERY CHILD IS IMPORTANT.))
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Kang says she plans to use the 13-thousand dollar scholarship to attend law school.
She hopes to become a children's policy advocate for a national child welfare organization.
Kang will represent the state in September at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
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Tease#2

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ANCHOR=Ron
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When News 7 continues,
We'll see what the month of July holds in weather.
The almanac is next.
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VO-NAT


And, the bagel business was doing so well this chain had to expand.
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((JOANNE STERN/FIRE BORO OWNER: A THRIVING BUSINESS ON ELECTRIC ROAD. WE WERE DOING REALLY WELL. THERE WAS ANOTHER NEED FOR ANOTHER STORE OR SHOP.))
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We'll have the HOLE story coming up next.
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FIVE-BORO


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=None


A new merchant on the Market is offering a taste of the old world.
Five Boro Bagels recently opened on the Roanoke City Market.
The owners say their second bakery provides an opportunity to reach more customers.
Denise Allen takes us inside the bagel baking business.
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SUPER=01-Joanne Stern/Five-Boro Owner; :00
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((JOANNE STERN/FIVE BORO OWNER: WE'VE BEEN EATING BAGELS ALL OUR LIVES SO WE KNOW WHAT A GOOD BAGEL TASTES LIKE. SO THAT'S WHAT WE STARTED FROM AND WE WANTED TO HAVE THAT BAGEL AND THAT FLAVOR.))
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Evidently it's a flavor Roanoke Valley residents enjoy.
The Sterns say business is so good at their first store that it was time to make their baked goods available to more people.
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((JOANNE STERN: WE CHOSE THE DOWNTOWN AREA BECAUSE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD GET HERE PRETTY EASILY.))
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The Sterns say making bagels is an art.
They say weather conditions effect the dough, so the baker is constantly making adjustments to the recipe.
They feel these creative adjustments are what makes their business a success--that and a friendly atmosphere.
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Moving into the new Roanoke City Market location took more work and money than expected.
The building is more than a hundred years old and needed electrical and plumbing work.
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((HAL STERN/FIVE BORO OWNER: BESIDES CLEANING UP THE BRICKS AND RESEALING THEM, WE HAD TO RE-POOR ALL THE FLOORS BECAUSE THE BUILDING IS ONA SLOPE. WE HAD TO FLATTEN IT OUT SO THE EQUIPMENT WOULD WORK PROPERLY.))
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Room for this huge kitchen was a major selling point.
The Sterns say they plan to increase production to meet the needs of a growing wholesale business.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Riverdawgs win this afternoon Mike Stevens has a report on the New River Valley Speedway.
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And the Orioles bounce back and beat the Yankees in the "Big Apple" this afternoon.
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S-Dawgs


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


After a couple of road games, The Roanoke Riverdawgs were back home for a game this afternoon with the Philadelphia Freedom.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Riverdawgs vs Freedom; :


The Fans enjoying the sun during the afternoon showdown.
Roanoke goalie Aaron Ewert was on fire in the net. On this play he makes the save on a shot just to the side of the net and the game remained scoreless.
The Riverdawgs answered the save. Ian Spooner gets out on the break away and rolls it by the Freedom goalie for the score and a one to nothing Roanoke Lead.
Ewert comes up with another big
SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Philadelphia/==0;save just before the half blocking this

shot up in the air and catching it for the save and Roanoke goes on to win the game 4 to nothing.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/YANKEES


The Baltimore Orioles got revenge this afternoon beating the New York Yankees 9 to 1.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/WPIX; :


The Orioles scored in their half of the first. Rafael Palmiero hits this double to left field Cal Ripken rounds the bases from first to score and Baltimore took the 1 to nothing lead.
Leading 3 to nothing, Luis Polonia hits a fly ball that drops in right field for a single scoring Bobby Bonilla and B.J. Surhoff and the Orioles led 5 to nothing.
Then in the top of the seventh SUPER=35-Baltimore/==9/New
York/==1;Brady Anderson, who leads the league in homers, belts this three run

shot to deep right field Baltimore led 9 to nothing and the Orioles win it 9 to 1.
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S-Scores


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


Meantime, Several other games this afternoon in the Majors. Lets go to the boards and check those scores.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=New River Speedway


Defending track champion Jeff Agnew hardly had a chance to make a run for his seventh win of the year last night at New River
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SUPER=03-


Agnew, the current points leader, and second place Tony McGuire had a rough night in the 100 lap late model stock car feature both drivers saw their chances for victory go up in smoke as Phillip Morris triggered this wreck on lap four on the front stretch.
Pole winner Clay Highberger from Salem was able to lead from start to finish holding off Rodney Cundiff to pick up his first win of the year at New River.
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S-Valley


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-14
GRAPHIC=NEW RIVER


Last night 18 cars made up the field for the Late Model stock race, and Mike Stevens says that low number has been the "Norm" so far this year.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Rodney "Six Pack" Cundiff/Late Model Ford Driver; :20
SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Late Model Chevy Driver; :32
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/1998 Track Champion; :42
SUPER=01-Ronnie Thomas/1990 Track Champion; 1:18
SUPER=01-Ronnie Snoddy/Track Owner & Promoter; 1:27
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/Late Model Chevy Driver; 1:56
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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S-Busch


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=Busch Logo


The Busch Cars made a stop at Watkins Glen this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/CBS SPORTS; :


And Terry Labonte continued his dominance of the road course. Labonte held off Todd Bodine over the final 10 laps of the race to win the Watkins Glen 200 his third straight victory at the Track.
And Labonte credits the victory to changes his father, who is crew chief, made to the car yesterday.
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((TERRY LABONTE/WATKINS GLEN 200 WINNER: ))
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Almanac


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# WX#3
GRAPHIC=None


Picnics, barbeques, and fireworks--
All sure signs of July.
We'll tell you what else you can look forward to, as we take a look at the July almanac.
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