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Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
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Storms and possible tornados rip through the Bedford area today leaving behind a path of destruction-
A plane crash leaves more than 30 people dead.
Plus how is the market affecting the Roanoke Times Newspaper. Len Besthoff will have part one of a special series.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A tornado may have touched down in the Bedford area today.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co;


A storm with high winds ripped through several neighbhoods-
Officials from the National Weather Service will be visiting Bedford County tomorrow to determine if it was a tornado.
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Also an unconfirmed report of a tornado in the city of Bedford.
We'll have all the details.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


How is the Roanoke Times Newspaper dealing with the changing market. Len Besthoff will have part one of his series Changing times at the Roanoke Times.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Funnel-Damage


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
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TAPE#96-57
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It might have been a tornado-- Whatever it was, it left a path of destruction throughout the Bedford area.
A violent storm with high winds ripped through several neighborhoods this afternoon.
Kimberly McBroom has been following the storm's aftermath.
Kim, was this actually a tornado?
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Well Jean, we're not sure yet.
Officials from the National Weather Service will visit Bedford County tomorrow to determine if it was indeed a tornado.
But in the minds of those who witnessed it, there is no doubt.
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(( It looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz-- but far scarier.
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley watched the funnel cloud carry his treehouse into the air-- and then level his father's garage.
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((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: YOU COULD JUST SMELL IT WAS A TORNADO-- JUST HUGE, UP TO THE SKY. IT WAS TWIRLING. YOU COULD HEAR IT, TOO. ))
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The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
High winds ripped off part of the roof.
The interior suffered cracks in the ceiling and water damage.
The owners will have to leave home for a while, but say they're grateful for the help they've received.
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((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE'LL JUST TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME, GET CALMED DOWN, GET EVERYBODY SITUATED. WE GOT A LOT OF-- WE'RE FROM HERE-- AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY, SO WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT. ))
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Officials say the possible twister blew through the county at around 3:15 in the afternoon-- the storm's fury catching them by surprise.
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((DAVID NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THIS IS NOT TYPICAL TO BEDFORD. THE MOUNTAINS SORT OF SHADE THE COUNTY FROM THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY. SO, IT IS UNUSUAL FOR BEDFORD COUNTY TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN. ))
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Nichols says damage assessment will continue tomorrow-- and clean- up work will begin in a few days.



Bedford-City


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-59
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Meanwhile, another unconfirmed report of a tornado in the city of Bedford.
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Take a look at this--
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
And those who make their living clearing debris had to marvel at the storm.
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((LEWIS MARTIN/GROUNDSKEEPER: WHEN YOU SEE THEM LIKE THIS, NOBODY HURT, EVERYBODY SAFE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE ONCE IN THEIR LIFE-- IS A STORM LIKE THIS. ))
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Martin says the storm hit Bedford at around five.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=keith
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TAPE#96-45
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A gunman shots a man at a Roanoke apartment complex this morning.
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Witnesses told police that a man apparently entered an apartment at Westwood Village.
He allegedly argued with the victim then shot him.
The suspect then fled the scene firing more rounds into the air.
One stray bullet was found about a block away.
It apparently hit the window of a room where a young boy was sleeping.
The gunman remains free at this hour.
The victim's condition is not being released.
One resident said she believes the shooting was drug related.
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Tucker


ANCHOR=Jean
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Arkansas has a new Governor-
Mike Huckabee was sworn in tonight.
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He replaces Jim Guy Tucker, who resigned after a day of confusion. Tucker originally said he would resign while appealing his Whitewater releated convictions.
Then earlier today he changed his mind saying he would not quit- just leave his post temporarily.
Finally Tucker did resign after all.
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Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
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A Begian Air Force plane crashes today- killing 32 people.
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SUPER=03-The Netherlands;


It happened at an airport in the Southern Netherlands.
The Transport plane was carryinga Dutch Army band back from an Italian music festival when it crashed and burned.
Four Belgian crew members were among the dead.
Nine people survived- all hospitalized with serious burns.
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Child-Labor


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Children working long hours in sweatshops-
That's something Kathie Lee Gifford says she is trying to stop-
As Elizabeth Kaledin reports, the talk show host brought her fight to Washington.
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((Gifford has emerged as the nation s newest and most prominent activist in the fight against child labor. Today she testified before a congressional hearing on the subject. KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: I THINK ANYONE WHO PUTS THEIR NAME ON A PRODUCT SHOULD TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF KNOWING WHERE AND HOW THE PRODUCT IS MADE. Gifford was involuntarily drawn into the dark world of sweatshops and child labor when it was revealed that the line of walmart clothing bearing her name was made in part by underage honduran workers. Attacks on Gifford s character reduced her to tears on the air but she chose to fight back by making the issue her cause.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD AGAIN
Gifford was joined by labor secretary Robert Reich who testified that while child labor is more of an international problem.....in this country the bigger scourge is sweatshops.
ROBERT REICH/ LABOR SECRETARY: ITS JUST LIKE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
In comparison to kathi lee gifford...members of congress today criticized other celebrities saying they had taken no responsibility for any labor abuses involved in the production of their labels...
REP. JIM MORAN/D- VIRGINIA:
The congressional panel is looking into legislation that would ban the import of products made by children and tighten existing labor laws. it is not the first time congress has tried to tackle to vast problem of child labor....but the hope is that exploiting celebrity will somehow bring the exploitation of children into the light. Elizabeth Kaledin CBS News, New York.))

Oklahoma


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Oklahoma City bombing victims and families will watch the trial of Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh on closed-circuit T-V in Oklahoma.
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The federal judge presiding over the case says the proceedings will be beamed back from Denver to a courtroom in Oklahoma City.
The defense had objected.
The trial was moved because of widespread publicity in Oklahoma.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come to News 7, a new grant could relieve water problems for one locality.
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and in part one of his series- Len Besthoff examines what a changing market could mean to the Roanoke Times.
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Amherst-Ax


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A fatal accident on the Fourth of July results in reckless driving charges against a counselor at the Old Dominion Job Corps Center.
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State police say 35-year old Harry Johnson was driving too fast when his van went off the road on Route 635.
Johnson and eleven Job Corps students were injured in the crash and 20-year- old Lionel K. Miller was killed.
Authorities say there was NOT enough evidence to support a manslaughter charge against Johnson.
He was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.
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Water-Grant


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Residents in the Grahams Forge area of Wythe County won't have to worry about an inadequate or unhealthy water supply.
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Right now the water comes from two wells.
The health department declared one unsafe- The other doesn't produce enough water to accommodate growth.
But now the U-S Department of Agriculture is funding a new water system with an 855-thousand dollar grant, and a 310-thousand dollar low-interest loan.
Officials hope it'll spur residential and commercial growth.
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((REP. RICH BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: A GROWTH THAT HAD BEEN FORECLOSED IN THE PAST DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF INADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY. WITH FEDERAL FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS WE ARE NOW SOLVING THAT PROBLEM AND CREATING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN WYTHE COUNTY. ))
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The project includes a new pump station and extension of lines from Max Meadows and Fort Chiswell.
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7/15A-Roanoke-Times


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-60
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Market conditions in the last five years have done some serious damage on newspapers.
The largest paper in this area has weathered the storm without making drastic moves.
But it hasn't been immune to the industry forces.
In part one of "Changing Times at the Roanoke Times", Len Besthoff outlines what caused some of these problems.
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To say the newspaper business is dying would be unfair.
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Circulation has dropped at papers both large and small.
Greater competition and readers' busier lifestyles have delivered a nasty one- two punch.
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((DELORES COLLINS/ROANOKE TIMES READER: IT'S A TIME RESTRAINT. I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME FOR IT. ))
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((ROLAND LAZENBY/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT SHOW THAT READERSHIP HAS BEEN DECLINING SINCE THE SIXTIES, PARTICULARLY AMONG YOUNG READERS.))
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Advertisements, which represent roughly 75- percent of the money a paper takes in, have also slumped, due in part to restructuring in the retail business.
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((WALTER RUGABER/ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHER: I MEAN BIG MASS RETAILERS, MANY OF EM HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS AND ALL OF THEM ARE WATCHING THEIR PENNIES VERY CLOSELY--AND INCLUDING THEIR ADVERTISING MONEY.))
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To make matters worse, newsprint costs nearly doubled last year.
So with less money coming in, and more money going out, newspapers are facing a dilemma when it comes to retaining the profit margins they desire.
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((WE DO THINK NEWSPAPERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PASS COST INCREASES THROUGH TO CUSTOMERS EITHER READER CUSTOMERS OR ADVERTISING CUSTOMERS JUST WILLY NILLY. THAT'S NOT GONNA, YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT GONNA FLY IN THIS WORLD OF COMPETITION.))
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The focus at newspapers has shifted to controlling INTERNAL costs.
But that also has its price, something we'll explore in part two.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Stock-Market


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Investors continue to head SOUTH down Wall Street.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 161 points... closing at 53 hundred-49.
Over the past three business days, the dow has lost more than 254 points.
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But at least one LOCAL analyst says not to panic...at least not yet.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING A.G. EDWARDS HAVE BEEN EXPECTING A SELL OFF IN THE MARKET. IT'S NOT A TIME TO PANIC, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY TIME TO LOOK AT YOUR CASH AND MAYBE LOOK FOR SOME OPPORTUNITY IN THE MARKET. ))
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Today's big sell-off is blamed on upcoming earnings reports... which in many cases... will come in below analysts expectations.
Much of the disappointment will likely come from the high-tech sector.

Tease#2

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Coming next on News 7, Hurricane Bertha both helps and hinders area farmers,
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and we'll show you how a group of archaeologists are digging into history in Rockbridge County.
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Hurricane-clean


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NEWSCAST=11p
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TAPE#96-53
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Clean up continues along the east coast. Crews are mopping up the aftermath of Hurricane Bertha.
And some Roanoke volunteers may be called in to help.
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A wave of clean up crews are already helping with the clean up.
American Red Cross officials say without volunteers it would not work.
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((TERRI JONES/ROANOKE RED CROSS OFFICIAL: FOR THE RED CROSS THEY ARE OUR LIFE BLOOD. ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES ARE RUN BY VOLUNTEERS. HERE IN ROANOKE WE HAVE 11-HUNDRED VOLUNTEERS AND A NUMBER OF THOSE WE CALL UPON DURING TIMES OF DISASTER LIKE OUR RECENT FLOODS AND IN CASES LIKE THE HURRICANES.))
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Reba Thomas and nine other Roanoke residents are on stand by for the Red Cross.
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((REBA THOMAS/RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE AND DOING IT THROUGH THE RED CROSS I CAN DO MORE OF IT. I CAN DO A LOT OF TRAVELLING. AND TO SEE THESE PEOPLE PUT THEIR HOMES BACK TOGETHER AFTER THEY'VE BEEN DAMAGED WITH HURRICANES AND FLOODS. HOW THEY CAN JUST GET UP AND PUT THEIR HOMES BACK TOGETHER.))
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So far Roanoke Red Cross volunteers have NOT been needed in the clean-up.
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Bertha-Crops


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Hold Hurricane aftermath


Last week's hurricane has become the latest thorn in the tobacco farmer's side.
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SUPER=03-Duplin Co., NC;


Bertha caused significant damage to farms in several North Carolina counties.
There emergency management officials predict damage to corn and tobacco crops will exceed damage to houses, buildings and roads.
Southside tobacco farmers, however, could profit from North Carolina's damage.
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((LARRY MCPETERS/HALIFAX CO. EXTENSION AGENT: WE KNOW HISTORICALLY, THAT IN THE PAST, WHEN THERE IS SOME TYPE OF DISASTER OR DISEASE THAT LOWERS THE VOLUME OF TOBACCO THAT'S SOLD IN THE SOUTH, IT ALWAYS HAS A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON THE OLD BELT OR THE VIRGINIA BELT IN THE FLUE CURED REGION.))
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Southside farmers are fighting their own battle though.
Halifax County is in desperate need of rain.
Hurricane Bertha brought some relief, last week.
But the crops need more rain.
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((GLENN NUNN/HALIFAX CO. TOBACCO FARMER:THE FIRST PROBLEM IS JUST THE LACK OF WATER, AND THE PLANT JUST DOESN'T GROW, THEN, AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME, THE HEAT BEGINS TO AFFECT THE LEAF AND COOKS THE OILS OUT OF THE LEAF AND THAT, OF COURSE, REDUCES QUALITY.))
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A lack of water also decreases plant size, which means farmers have fewer pounds to sell on the market. Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
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Ripken moves to third, the Expos look to move on the Braves, and everybody is on the move in teh NBA.
All that and more after we check tonight's scores.
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S-Ripken


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
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Cal Ripken Junior played his first game at third base in 14 years last night, and it may be some time before he moves back to short.
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Cal had played two thousand, two hundred and 16 games at shortstop for the Orioles, but he looked like he'd been at third all his life, on the first play of the game, watch him make the Brooks Robinson like dive on the line and gun down the runner from his knees.
The o's still trailed six to 3 in the bottom of the ninth, but two big homers including a three run shot by Bobby
SUPER=35-Baltimore/8/Toronto/6;

Bonilla and this game winning two run shot by Chris Hoiles lifted the Orioles to the come from behind 8-to-6 win.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-16
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The Atlanta Braves pushed their lead in the National League East to 8 games last night with a 5-to-4 win over the second place Expos.
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Greg Maddux got his 10th win of the year and he also provided some offense by scoring a run and executing this squeeze play with a bunt down first to plate Ryan Klesko.
Jermaine Dye continues to shine in Dave Justice's absence as he also had a
SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Montreal/4;

n RBI single last night as the Braves wins it 5-to-4.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-17
GRAPHIC=NBA


It was a wild night in the NBA with wheeling and dealing taking place from coast to coast.
First, close to home the Washington Bullets acquired Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland from Portland
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in exchange for the former North Carolina Tarheel Rasheed Wallace, and Mitchell Butler. Wallace was the Bullets number one pick in last year's draft, but he's had numerous off the court problems.
The Hawks were also busy as they acquire free agent Dikembe Mutombo, signing him to a 7 year 70 million dollar deal.
Mutombo spent the past five seasons with Denver.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold nba


Also last night the Hawks sent two of their top players, Stacey Augmon and Grant Long to the Pistons in exchange for four future Detroit draft picks.

S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-13
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The Charlotte Hornets have been doing their share of signing and trading in the past couple of days.
This afternoon team vice-president Bob Bass talked about how the recent trade of Larry Johnson and acquisition of Vlade Divac will affect the team.
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S-Shaq


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


The next player to get the astronomical contract is likely to be Shaquille O'Neal.
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The "Orlando Sentinel" reports that the the all-star center will stay in Orlando and accept a $115 million dollar - seven year contract.
O'Neal has already been offered a a seven year 95 million dollar contract by the Los Angeles Lakers.
But it looks like he'll stay in Florida.
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S-Hakeem


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-12
GRAPHIC=DREAM TEAM


Dream Team starting center from yesterday, Hakeem Olajuwon, got some of that money today.
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Olajuwon agreed to a multi-year contract extension that will keep him in Houston for the rest of his career.
The five year deal, that was given to him by team owner Leslie Alexander should pay him $55 MILLION - an average of 11 million a season.
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Hakeem and the Dream Team had an easy day at the office this morning as they worked out at the Disney Institute in Orlando, after whipping Greece yesterday 128 to 62.
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S-Irvin


ANCHOR=Mike
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Michael Irvin's will be formally sentenced today in Dallas after his lawyers struck a plea agreement with prosecutors yesterday.
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The flamboyant Irvin, entered a plea of no contest to second degree felony cocaine possesion charges.
In exchange he will get four years probation, a $10 thousand dollar fine, plus the dismissal of the misdemeanor marijuana charge that he also faced.
Why the decision to do this at this time? Well, training camp opens for the Cowboys on Wednesday, and there was no way the trial would have been over by that time.
Plus, the plea avoids the jury and the public hearing the testimony of Rachelle Smith, who last week testified she had engaged in group sex and drug use with Irvin on several occasions.
The NFL has yet to comment on the plea bargain, but there is still a chance Irvin will be suspended.
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A good chance when you consider that Bam Morris the former Steeler who a entered a guilty plea on a marijuana possession charge in March was suspended for four games by the league yesterday.
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Sports Tease


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Still coming your way tonight, some golf news including
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A rocky day at Hanging Rock for the Commonwealth Games golf championships.
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S-Golf


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The 1996 Commonwealth Games of Virginia are down to one final day of competition, and today the games almost ended with a real bang.
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Brandon LaCroix in the 15 and 16 year old group shot the low round of the day with a 72.
The final 18 holes will be played tomorrow afternoon.

S-Watson


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American Tom Watson is pulling out of this week's British Open because of a shoulder injury.
The five time British Open champ hurt the shoulder while practicing for the Open this past week in Scotland and Ireland.
This will mark the first time since 1974 that Watson has missed playing in one of golf's four majors.
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S-France


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The wheels keep on a rolling in the Tour De France as Italy's Massimo Podenzana broke away from the pack in the final stretch to win the 15th stage yesterday.
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The two-time Italian national champion sprinted the last three miles to capture the 109-mile stage in just under 4 hours.
Five time defending champion Miguel Indurain finished the stage with the main group of riders and remains 8th overall, four and a half minutes behind tour leader Bjarne Riis.
American Frankie Andreu finished 121st and is 106th overall.
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Rockbridge-Dig


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They're digging up the past this summer in Rockbridge County. Volunteers are working with Archaeologists from the U-S Forest Service.
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Arnold Valley is one of more than 300 archaelogical sites in the county. Artifacts discovered here indicate Native Americans worked on stone products.
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((EUGENE BARFIELD/ARCHEOLOGIST: THIS SITE IS UNIQUE IN FACT THAT NORMALLY FIND ARTIFACTS ONE AND A HALF FEET TO SIX INCHES. HERE WE ARE FINDING THEM FROM THE SURFACE TO 32 INCHES AND WE HAVE NOT RUN OUT OF ARTIFACTS YET. ))
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Volunteers have been digging for almost a month as part of the tenth year of the Pass Port in Time project.
So far they've found artifacts dating back 9-thousand years. (----------------)