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News-head

ANCHOR=Keith
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Up next on NEWS-7 on this Independence Day eve.
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A fatal fire at a fireworks store... reportedly started by a customer lighting a firecracker INSIDE the store.
They've narrowed it down to the TYPE of explosive used at the Air Force barracks in Saudi Arabia.
And Boris Yeltsin is re-elected by a landslide.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Stay up with us. Tomorrow's a Holiday!


Newsbreak


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Good evening.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin was re-elected today.
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It was a landslide victory for Yeltsin as he defeated his communist opponent.
SUPER=03-Scottown, OH


Fire in a fireworks distributorship near Huntington, West Virginia, killed six people.
Witnesses said a teenager lit a firecracker, starting the blaze with 40 people inside the store.
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Salem Fair opened today boasting some new attractions.
Pig races are a featured event as well as ostrich meat on the menu.
Plus all the old treats are still around.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Fireworks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#nET
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


At least eight people died and several others were injured in a fire at a fireworks distributor near Huntington, West Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Scottown, OH;


Authorities are questioning three teenagers believed to be responsible for the fire. Witnesses said one of the teens inside the store lit a cigarette and then lit a firecracker which started the fire.
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SOT 20:41:45
IN Q=Well, I was

((FRANK MEEHLING, WITNESS: WELL I WAS INSIDE THERE JUST GETTING READY TO PAY FOR MY FIREWORKS AND I JUST LAID THEM UP ON THE COUNTER. I HEARD ONE OF THE GENTLEMEN WHO WORKED THERE SAY: "NO, NO, NO, NO, NO." AS SOON AS I TURNED AROUND I SEEN A KID BACK THERE LIGHTING A THING OF FIRECRACKERS.))
SUPER=01-Frank Meehling/Witness
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OUT Q=of firecrackers.
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VO-NAT


There were about 40 people in the store at the time of the fire. The store had only one exit.
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Saudi-Bombing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Federal agents in Saudi Arabia are focusing on a plastic explosive called R-D-X as the main bomb component in last week's attack on an American military complex.
They also believe a sophisticated electrical timer was used to detonate the device.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dhahran;


The discoveries have heightened U-S suspicions that whoever is responsible had help beyond Saudi Arabia.
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IN Q=One only

((ROBERT SATLOFF, MIDEAST ANALYST: ONE ONLY HAS TO LOOK AT SAUDI ARABIA'S BORDERS TO KNOW THAT CHANCES ARE LIKELY THAT GOVERNMENTS AT SOME POINT HAD TO BE INVOLVED.))
SUPER=01-Robert Satloff/Mideast Analyst;
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OUT Q=involved.
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Commonly used in military munitions, R-D-X is produced around the globe.
Analysts believe that to load an entire tanker truck with the fast burning compound might require more expertise than local Saudi extremists may have.
The suspects are obvious... with Iraq, Iran and Libya at the top of the list.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


But this is not strictly an American investigation. Some investigators fear Saudi Arabia will not be eager to finger such powerful neighbors... even if the EVIDENCE starts pointing that way.

Yeltsin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Russian President Boris Yeltsin has won a landslide re-election victory.
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VO-NAT


Russians overwhelmingly rejected Communism and voted for democratic reform.
Yeltsin's aides say the results give the president a strong mandate for a second term.
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SOT 20:11:40
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((VYACHESLAV NIKONOV, YELTSIN CAMPAIGN AIDE: THIS IS BOTH VICTORY FOR RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY, FOR RUSSIAN MARKET ECONOMIC REFORMS AND FOR RUSSIA. ))
SUPER=01-Vacheslav Nikonov/Yeltsin Campaign Aide
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OUT Q=for Russia.
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VO-NAT


Yeltsin's strong showing is in part due to his appointment of Alexander Lebed as Russia's new national security chief.
The tough-talking former army general finished third in the first round of voting.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The turnout was high by American standards, and the winning margin, if confirmed by the final results, would qualify as a landslide in an American presidential election.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


A plan to move hundreds of jobs out of Bedford's Rubatex plant is on hold tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Sunday union members narrowly rejected a company plan to make its Bedford intrusion facility more efficient.
Rubatex then announced it would move those 287 jobs to its plant in Colt, Arkansas.
Now, both sides have agreed to put the same proposal to another union vote Monday.
Rubatex officials say it will take a strong, positive vote in favor to convince them to keep the jobs in Bedford.
They did NOT say what margin of victory they were looking for.
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Dupont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Dupont


The United Mine Workers union is blasting Dupont. The chemical company recently said it might close its Henry County nylon plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;


The U-M-W-A represents some of the 600 workers there; another union represents a majority of them.
The U-M-W-A accuses Dupont of choosing profits over people.
It says it's still considering how to respond to the company's announcement.
Dupont has said it will probably have to shut down the aging plant because of increasing competition from abroad.
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SPCA


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The SPCA will have to find a new home for its pet project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


By a unanimous decision, the Roanoke City Planning Commission denied the Society's rezoning request for a new facility today.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1995;


Last year, the SPCA purchased a four and a half acre lot located off Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460.
They planned to build a million dollar, state of the art animal shelter... capable of housing 350 stray dogs and cats.
But local residents and business owners balked at the project-- saying the odor and noise would ruin the area.
SPCA officials say they need to put today's decision in the past.
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SOT 07:03:17
IN Q=Old perceptions

((AL ALEXANDER/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: OLD PERCEPTIONS AND IDEAS ARE HARD TO BREAK. BUT WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PICK UP THE PIECES NOW, LAY SOME PLANS AND DO BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/SPCA Executive Director
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OUT Q=do better
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VO-NAT


Alexander says the SPCA had no back- up plan.
But he did promise that there will be a new facility in the future.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, the nicotine patch is heading over the counter,
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and NASA says potential problems could ground the space shuttle program.
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Robin in Wx office Roll Lake levels
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Roll
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SUPER=82-0.98/plus/0.76/27.69/plus/7.91;
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Shuttle-Columbia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Shuttle Columbia


NASA engineers are trying to decided whether to ground the space shuttle fleet.
They discovered significant heat damage in the rockets used to boost the shuttle Columbia two weeks ago.
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The solid rocket boosters were redesigned after causing the challenger disaster.
The new problem concerns the joints where the rockets are bolted together. inside columbia's rockets.
For the first time, 5000-degree gas burned beyond where it should and reached all the way to the metal joints.
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((TOMMY HOLLOWAY/SHUTTLE PROGRAM MANAGER: WE HAD SOME PENETRATION FOR HALF AN INCH OR SO IN ALL THE WAY AROUND. WE HAVE NOT SEEN, UNTIL THIS SET OF MOTORS, ANY GAS PENETRATION ON DOWN TO THIS JOINT.))
SUPER=01-Tommy Holloway/Shuttle Program Manager
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OUT Q=this point.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


NASA says the joints, which are designed to resist penetration, were not in danger of failing.
But the problem is so significant and unexpected that no mission will fly until it is resolved.

Nicotine-Patch


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=1
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Food and Drug Administration today approved over-the-counter sales of a nicotine patch designed to help smokers kick the habit
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Nicotrol patch is the first nicotine patch to be sold without a doctor's perscription.
The patch, manufactured by McNeil Consumer Products, is a one dose patch that smokers are supposed to apply once a day for six weeks.
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I-73


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=I-73


It will take more years of planning and politics before Interstate 73 is every built.
But today, government and business leaders in the Roanoke Valley celebrated the latest steps forward.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Commonwealth Transportation Board has allocated six million dollars of federal funds for planning and design work.
Even as officials presented a ceremonial check, they warned that the competition for federal funds will be intense.
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SOT 11:21:01
IN Q=Any opportunity we find

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: ANY OPPORTUNITY WE FIND TO FIND MORE FEDERAL FUNDS WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO DO THAT, BUT IN ADDITION WE'RE GOING TO WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THESE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE FROM THE OUTSET STAY SUPPORTIVE AND STAY OUTSPOKEN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHWAY SAFETY OF BUILDING THIS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. ))
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OUT Q=interstate highway.
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VO-NAT


The Virginia segment of I-73 will run from Bluefield, through the Roanoke Valley, and down US 220 to the North Carolina line.
While there are still many bridges to cross, some parts of the highway could be under construction in five to ten years.
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M'ville-2000


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A judge has ruled Martinsville City Council broke the law when members held a closed-door meeting on how they will spend tax money and then refused to release a report about it.
Judge David Williams has ordered council to release its "Martinsville 2000" report.
But Williams will keep the document under seal for ten days in case the city decides to appeal.
The Martinsville Bulletin sued council, alleging its members had violated the state Freedom of Information Act after they closed a May meeting to the public and refused to turn over the report about financing for capital improvements projects.


Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Today marked the one- year anniversary of welfare reform in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


State officials toured the three regions which first helped to implement the plan, and thanked social workers for making it a success.
Social Services Commissioner Clarence Carter says welfare reform has put two thousand recipients back to work and reduced caseloads by twelve percent.
Carter says those are numbers that deserve some attention.
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((CLARENCE CARTER/VA SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: WE ARE SITTING HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CUTTING EDGE INITIATIVE AND WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE KIND OF NATIONAL EXPOSURE FOR VIRGINIA THAT, LET'S SAY, A MICHIGAN OR WISCONSIN GETS. BUT QUITE FRANKLY WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT IT, WE'RE DOING IT.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/VA Social Services Commissioner; :00
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OUT Q=we're doing it.
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Social workers say they ARE seeing a definite change in the recipients' attitudes.
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IN Q=For some of

((SHARON SWEDLOW/LYNCHBURG SOCIAL SERVICES: FOR SOME OF THEM, IT'S THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE EVER HAD A PAYCHECK SO IT'S REAL EXCITING FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT THEY CAN BE SELF- SUFFICIENT.))
SUPER=01-Sharon Swedlow/Lynchburg Social Services; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=be self-sufficient.
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Seventy percent of Lynchburg recipients who have found jobs are now working full time.
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Galax-Housing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Housing


The first house in Galax's new Knob Hill subdivision is almost ready for a family to call it home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Galax;


The subdivision is the city's answer to a low- cost housing crunch.
Officials hope it will help ensure a stable work force for the industries which give Galax a stable economy.
The city obtained a grant to extend a road and utilities, and it's DONATING lots to hold prices down.
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((DAN CAMPBELL/GALAX CITY MANAGER: MORTGAGES ARE GOING TO BE CATERED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THAT INDIVIDUAL WHO DOES HAVE EMPLOYMENT, HAS QUALIFIED IN TERMS OF REPAYMENTABILITY AND IS LOOKING FOR A LIFT UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO GET INTO A NICE NEW HOME. ))
SUPER=01-Dan Campbell/Galax City Manager;
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OUT Q=a nice new home.
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The city contracted Virginia Mountain Housing to build the homes and help potential buyers with credit and financing.
V-M-H is already accepting applications.
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SOT 6:42:24

((CYNTHIA SCHOOLFIELD/VMH PROGRAM MANAGER: ONCE WE'VE RECEIVED THAT OUR FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF QUALIFYING THE CUSTOMER, MAKING SURE THAT THEIR CREDIT HISTORY IS WORKABLE FOR THE LOAN PROGRAMS. THEY NEED TO HAVE STEADY INCOME. ))
SUPER=01-Cynthia Schoolfield/VMH Program Manager;
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OUT Q=have steady income.
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The neighborhood will consist of 22 homes, mostly with three bedrooms and two baths.
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Tease#2

MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


Coming up a little later in the broadcast, we'll meet a couple who are spending their lives on the road,
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VO-NAT


and it's time again for Pig races, Ferris Wheels, and Ostrich burgers as the Salem Fair kicks off it's ninth season.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Keith
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Federal regulators approved a five billion dollar merger between Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads, today.
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VO-NAT


It would be country's largest railroad.
The marriage between the two freight lines would give the new company control of more than 35-thousand miles of track in 25 states, also including Mexico and Canada.
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Travel-Writers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=None


Thousands of vacationers are hitting the highways this summer.
Ron Jones ran into some travelling experts who are on the ultimate road trip.
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IN Q=Shirley Slater and
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Harry Basch; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Shirley Slater/Travel Writer; :20
SUPER=01-Harry Basch/Travel Writer; :51
SUPER=@Ron1; 1:30
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OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven. Dixie Caverns.


((Shirley Slater and Harry Basch have been blazing trails for 20 years.
From adventures on hot-air balloons to luxury cruise ships these writing globe trotters have shared their experiences with thousands of readers cross the country.
Their latest mode of transport?... an R-V.
SOT 11:41:10

((SHIRLEY SLATER/TRAVEL WRITER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THINGS. IF I GET EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING AS I AM RIGHT NOW ABOUT RV'ING. I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT IT. BECAUSE WHEN WE STARTED IN RV'S IN 92 I HAD NEVER THOUGHT BEFORE THAT I WOULD EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE GREATEST VACATION, I SAID I'VE GOT TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THIS.))
RUNS=:15


After a pit stop at Dixie Caverns they showed us all the amenities-- a kitchen, bedroom, but more important-- a hook up for cable T-V!
Harry says travelling is fun if you use common sense.
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((HARRY BASCH/TRAVEL WRITER: I'VE ENCOUNTERED NO PROBLEMS THAT WAY AND I THINK PART OF IT IS BECAUSE THE CAMP GROUNDS ARE WELL MANAGED. A LOT OF THEM ARE SECURED AT NIGHT AND THEY HAVE SECURITY PERSONNEL. I DON'T THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA TO PULL OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND PARK...))
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They're so caught up in R-Ving, as they call it, they even wrote a book about it.
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((WE WENT OUT LOOKING FOR A BOOK TO TELL US THE BASIC THINGS AND WE COULDN'T FIND ONE. SO A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER WE DECIDED TO WRITE ONE. AND WE HAVE A BOOK CALLED FREE WHEELING USA WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY FIELDING BOOKS AND IS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOK STORES EVERYWHERE.))
RUNS=:12


They also have columns in several newspapers and make T-V appearances. SU
SOT 11:57:07

((THIS IS HARRY AND SHIRLEY'S VERSION OF ROUGHING IT. AFTER A LONG HARD DAY HUNTING AND FISHING YOU CAN RELAX IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, SO TO SPEAK, AND ENJOY THE RIDE. RJ N7, DIXIE CAVERNS.)) Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-14
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT eng#


Doctors have GIVEN Bill Elliott the OK to try and qualify the McDonald's Ford later today at Daytona, and maybe even drive the car on Saturday.
Elliott hasn't raced since he broke a thigh bone on April 28th.
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S-Boston


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=steve
TAPE#r-33
GRAPHIC=SOUTH BOSTON


Six of NASCAR's biggest stars turned out at South Boston tonight for a special evening of racing.
And although Ernie Irvin and Mike Skinner made it to victory lane, Steve Mason says all in attendance claimed a part of the checkered flag tonight.
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SUPER=03-South Boston; :00
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/16th In Winston Cup Points; :19
SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/15 In Winston Cup Points; :25
SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Owner - Goodwrench Chevrolet; :32
SUPER=01-Brandy Walker/Ernie Irvan Fan; :44 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/1995 Super Truck Champion; 1:07
SUPER=@steve1;
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OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
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S-Racing


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
SS=New River


Today the New River Valley Speedway will feature a Monster Truck show and an ENDURO race that pays $1000 to the winner.
SS=Franklin County


And of course Whitey Taylor's Franklin County track will light up Callaway with more than fireworks.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Callaway/Last July 4th; :00


Franklin County will have six races on tap including an appearance by the SMART modifieds.
The gates open at 12, with practice starting at 3, and the rammin' and bammin' get started at 6, in the 18th annual fourth of July party.
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S-Rush


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=RUSH


The Roanoke Rush got a big lift when one of their former players returned to spread the news that he is headed to the NFL.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Robbie Colley, the former Virginia Tech punter, who failed to make the 49ers roster out of college, played with the Rush last season, and then in the World League, before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week.
The Tazewell native inked a two year deal.
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((ROBBIE COLLEY/SIGNS WITH TAMPA BAY:)) ((DUKE STRAGER/RUSH HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Duke Strager/Roanoke Rush Head Coach; :16
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OUT Q= ...WILL WORK OUT."
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S-Irvin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


Day number two of Michael Irvin's drug trial in Dallas, and yesterday the defense went on the offensive
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00


attempting to show among other things how Irvin's fingerprints inadvertently ended up on the dishes holding the Marijuana and Cocaine that was discovered in the hotel room he occupied that night.
Irvin faces ten years in prison and $10 thousand dollar fine is convicted.
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S-VSGA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VSGA


It's been a wild day at the Virginia State Golf Association's State Amateur at the Cascades course in Hot Springs.
The top 32 players began match play this morning and immediately Roanoke Charles Keffer beat medalist Jimmy Flippen from Danville.
Tow other area players including two time champ Keith Decker made it through the first round.
But Decker and Lexington's JW Entsminger both lost in the second round.
Keffer is the only local player to advance to the round of 8 tomorrow.

S-High


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


Rockbridge County high has named David "Weenie" Miller the school's new boys head basketball coach.
Miller has been both a football and basketball assistant since the school opened in 1992, along with also serving as boys head tennis coach.
His Dad, Louis Miller was a head coach at VMI and AD at Hampden-Sydney.
He replaces Damon Williams and is the third head coach at the school since 92.

S-Star


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=MLB


Last night we told you how National League manager Bobby Cox had overlooked Henry Rodriguez when he selected his reserves for next week's all-star game.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


Well, things often have a way of working themselves out, and with starter Tony Gwynn now unable to play because of an Achilles injury, Cox named Rodriguez to take his place today.
Oh Henry has 25 homers and 69 rbis.
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


A rainy day at Wimbledon, that was drearier then you can imagine for Pete Sampras.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO & NBC; :00


Rain forced the men's quarterfinal matches to be postponed on three different occasions and finally called off for the day.
When play was suspended, top seeded Pete Sampras found himself down two sets to none to Richard Krajicek.
The Men's quarterfinals and women's semi-finals will all be played later today.
And at least one man hopes the rain stays away. When they pulled the tarp out yesterday to cover the court one of the grounds crew members was trapped up it and dazed for a couple of minutes.
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S-Tyson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=TYSON


Mike Tyson's July 13th fight with Bruce Seldon has been postponed because Tyson is suffering from Bronchitis.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Las Vegas,Nevada; :00


Promoter Don King says no make-up date has been set for the bout but adds it will take place in the fall.
Only Seldon's W-B-A title will be up for grabs when the bout does eventually take place.
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S-France


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=TOUR DE FRANCE


A couple of Frenchmen pleased the home folks yesterday during the fourth stage of the Tour De France.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lac De Madine,France; :00


First time Tour rider Cyril Saugrain (SOO-GRAN) won the 143 mile stage in just under 6 hours. Saugrain broke away from five other cyclists in the final 200 meters.
Fellow frenchmen Stephane Heulot obtained the yellow jersey from countryman Frederic Moncassin with a fourth place finish.
American rider Lance Armstrong finished the stage in 120th place.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, a rainy day at Wimbledon almost washes out Sampras, the Commonwealth Games are getting ready to start,
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VO-NAT eng#


and Mike Tyson fight with Bruce Seldon and been postponed until the Fall.
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Salem-Fair


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Salem fair


These days it's a race to Get Shorty.
Not the movie--the pig. And he's the hit of the Salem Fair.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin explains.
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IN Q=Shorty is one
SUPER=03-Salem;:00
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin/Reporting;:14
SUPER=01-Kevin Doyle/Pig Race Spectator;:35
SUPER=01-David Aker/Ostrich Meat Promoter;:55
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News 7

(( Shorty is one of the famed Robinson's Racing Pigs.
She's traveled the country doing what she does best--racing for Oreo cookies.
And, she was tops among spectators at the Salem Fair earlier today.
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IN Q=I give 'em

((KEVIN DOYLE/PIG RACE SPECTATOR; I GIVE 'EM 10. THEY WERE REAL ENTERTAINING. WHY IS THAT? FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT AND EFFORT. ANYTHING FOR THE OREO.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=for the oreo.


The fair also featured other fast-paced action like the Wild Ones--a Canadian daredevil trio.
They perform stunts on a skateboard, rollerblades and a bicycle.
But, most at the fair wanted to be a PART of the action.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING; IF ALL THAT EXCITEMENT IS TOO MUCH, YOU CAN GO FOR A RIDE AND GET A VIEW FROM ABOVE.))
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OUT Q=view from above


Kids crammed the lines for a spin on rides like the Wacky Worm, the Scrambler, and the Star Ship two thousand.
Most adults sampled fair favorites like funnel cake cotton candy, and a new addition to the menu--OSTRICH MEAT.
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((DAVID AKER/OSTRICH MEAT PROMOTER; IT HAS LESS FAT, CHOLESTEROL AND CALORIES THAN SKINLESS TURKEY OR CHICKEN. IT HAS 22 GRAMS OF PROTEIN AND IT'S RED MEAT. IT'S VERY HEALTHY.))
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The Salem Fair is going on now through the the 14th at the Salem Civic Center.
Other new attractions to this year's fair include The Great Little Bear Show and the Dog Pound Revue.
The Ostrich Race--also a new attraction--was postponed.
It's expected to be held this weekend.
This is the ninth year for the Fair.
Discounts will be available the 4th. (----------------)