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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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A verdict for a local pharmacist accused of overcharging customers-
A boy is attacked by an alligator in Florida.
A mother is suing a hospital after she breatfeeds the wrong baby.
Plus Roanoke Native George Lynch is traded in the NBA.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A local pharmacist is aquitted tonight-
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Joseph Chopski was found NOT guilty of 19 counts of fraud.
Blue Cross Blue Shield audited his Wonder drug store in 1993- It gave the results to the FBI suggesting Chopski overbilled customers.
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;


A little boy is recovering after he was attacked by an alligator in Florida.
The boy fell off his bike into a canal-
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Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes was in Collinsville- We'll hear what he's saying about his campaign.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Chopski


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A hometown pharmacist is back in business tonight three years after the F-B-I searched the drug store and seized his business records.
Joseph Chopski was acquitted tonight- -found NOT guilty by a federal jury on all 19 counts of fraud.
Keith Humphry talked with Chopski this evening.
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(( Chopski says he's not much of one to cry in public, but says he came pretty close when the verdicts were read.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield audited his Wonder Drug Store in 1993. The insurance company gave the results to the F-B-I, suggesting that Chopski had over-billed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
CHOPSKI believes it was pay-back for the way he reacted to changes Blue Cross had made in its "provider agreement."
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((JOSEPH CHOPSKI/PHARMACIST: I ASSUME. I PUT A SIGN UP THAT SAID: "WE ACCEPT BLUE CROSS, BUT IT SUCKS," AND FROM THAT POINT ON MY LIFE WAS A LIVING HELL.))
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((TONY ANDERSON: CHOPSKI'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS SOME INFERENCE THAT THIS WAS A PAY-BACK FOR THE SIGN THAT MR. CHOPSKI HAD PLACED OUT IN FRONT OF HIS STORE ON HIS MARQUEE. A SIGN THAT: "WE ACCEPT BLUE CROSS BUT IT SUCKS." AND IT CAME OUT IN THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL. I THINK THERE WAS SOME ACRIMONY AS A RESULT OF IT, AND I THINK THE JURY SAW THAT.))
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((TOM BLAYLOCK/WONDER DRUG'S ATTORNEY: AS I TOLD THE JURY, IT'S JUST CONTRARY TO HUMAN EXPERIENCE. A MAN WITH THAT KIND OF REPUTATION IS NOT GOING TO- -FOR $2 A WEEK- -COMMIT FRAUD OVER A PERIOD OF 30 MONTHS.))
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IN Q=To get audited

((TO GET AUDITED AND BE ACCUSED OF SOMETHING AFTER YOU'VE SPENT 27 YEARS IN THE PROFESSION DEVELOPING YOUR NAME AND YOUR REPUTATION, TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING A THIEF, IT'S NOT A PLEASANT THING TO HAPPEN. AND LOSE A THIRD OF YOUR BUSINESS.. DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET THAT BACK? I THINK SO YEAH. AT LEAST I'VE GOT MY REPUTATION BACK AND THAT'S MORE THAN ANYTHING.))
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If he puts another sign up, he told his lawyers it's going to say: "I've had a cross to bear, and it's Blue."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Funnel-Folo


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The National Weather Service says an unusual high number of tornados has touched down in Virginia this year.
The most recent one left extensive damage in Bedford County and City.
Ron Jones spoke with National Weather Service officials today and has this update.
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(( The storm was first spotted in Stewartsville Monday afternoon.
It ripped through structures and tossed some debris as far as three miles away.
It travelled along an eight to ten mile path and stopped in Bedford City.
A day later residents, city crews and utility workers pitched in to clean up the mess.
National Weather Service meteorologists were on hand to assess the situation.
They say there have been an unusually high number of tornados in Virginia this year.
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((MICHAEL EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: )) Weather Service;
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Officials say in Bedford city alone there were 14 homes damaged by the storm.
The National Weather Service personnel say they are gathering data to determine if there were any changes in the atmosphere prior to the storm--that might help them predict future activity.
But one positive note-- despite the flying glass and debris-- no one was injured by the storm.
Ron Jones News Seven.

Danville-Shooting


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Two people were shot when gunshots erupted inside a Danville apartment.
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It happened at 304- Edmonds Street this afternoon.
Police say 40- year old Phyllis Loney (low-knee) was shot in the right forearm.
27-year old Robert Holland was also injured.
He suffered a gunshot wound to the the lower jaw.
Loney and Holland are from Richmond.
Police say the two were apparently unable to identify the gunman.
They reportedly told police when they opened the door a man and woman entered and someone began shooting.
Police say both injuries were minor.
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Keyes


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One-time Presidential hopeful Alan Keyes was back on the campaign trail tonight.
But it wasn't for himself.
Keyes was in Collinsville to help raise money for fifth district congressional candidate George Landrith.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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(( You might say the pressure's off Alan Keyes.
After running a longshot race for President, Keyes is no longer actively campaigning for the job.
Now, he's lending his name and especially, his voice to support fellow G-O-P candidates.
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((ALAN KEYES/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK THE CAMPAIGN GOT A GOOD, SOLID MESSAGE ACROSS, WHICH WAS MY INTENTION. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE FACT THAT THE COLLAPSE OF THE FAMILY INSTITUTION IS THE ROOT OF A GREAT MANY OF OUR PROBLEMS, BOTH SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY IN AMERICA. I WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY THAT MESSAGE AROUND THE COUNTRY IN EVERY WAY THAT I CAN. ))
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And one way is to appear at fundraisers-- like this one for George Landrith.
The aspiring fifth district congressman is, after all, the financial underdog in his competition with Virgil Goode.
The Rocky Mount Democrat leads him in fundraising by a margin of two- to- one.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: I'M NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE WHILE I WAS SECURING THE NOMINATION IN A NOMINATION BATTLE, HE WAS UNOPPOSED. SO, HE COULD SPEND ALL HIS TIME FUNDRAISING, AND OF COURSE, I NEED TO SPEND MY TIME ORGANIZING FOR THE CONVENTION THAT WE HAD. ))
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And since this race is considered very important to the G-O-P, Landrith is getting a lot of help from his famous friends.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: LANDRITH WILL SOON BE RUBBING ELBOWS WITH ANOTHER PROMINENT REPUBLICAN. ON SATURDAY, HE'S SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AT A BARBECUE IN DANVILLE WITH HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, COLLINSVILLE. ))
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Andrews


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Statewide elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor are still more than a year away, but one candidate is already hitting the campaign trail.
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Businessman Coleman Andrews spoke to supporters in Lynchburg today, part of a five-stop campaign swing through the state.
Andrews says he needs to build name recognition before taking on a better- known candidate like Democrat L.F. Payne.
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((COLEMAN ANDREWS/R- LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS HISTORICALLY NOMINATED ITS CANDIDATES THROUGH A CONVENTION PROCESS, AND IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING NOMINATED IN A CONVENTION PROCESS, YOU HAVE TO APPROACH IT AS A MARATHON, NOT A LAST- MINUTE SPRINT.))
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State senator Steve Newman says the GOP needs Andrews to help break the deadlock in the Senate.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: IF WE DON'T HAVE A DEMOCRAT WHO WILL CHANGE RANKS AND COME AND HELP US VOTE FOR PARITY IN THE VIRGINIA SENATE, WE DEFINITELY NEED SOMEONE LIKE COLEMAN ANDREWS, WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT BUSINESS IS IMPORTANT FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
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Financial reports show Andrews has raised nearly as much money as the likely gubernatorial candidates, and SIX times more than his main GOP opponent John Hager.
If elected, he promises "not" to make politics his career.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, Russian president Boris Yeltsin hopes to quiet concerns over his health,
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and closer to home, we'll see why some people are afraid they're going to be out of circulation. Len Besthoff has part two of his look at changes at the Roanoke Times, when we come back.
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Yeltsin


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It appears Russian president Boris Yeltsin is alright-
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He came out of seclusion today to meet with Vice President Al Gore.
The Vice President congratulated Yeltsin on his re-election and praised one of his famous campaigning techniques.
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((I PARTICULARY ADMIRED YOUR DANCING TECHNIQUE WHICH I SAW ON TELEVISION.))
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Concerns about Yeltsin's health cropped up when he cancelled a meeting with Gore yesterday.
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((AL GORE/VICE PRESIDENT: I THINK THAT HE IS RELAXING AND GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED REST BUT OT ME HE LOOKS GOOD.))
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The two leaders spoke for about an hour on a variety of topics.
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Mitsubishi


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The car company that's fighting a federal sexual harrassment lawsuit- now says it'll create a model work environment.
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Mitsubishi says it'll train management and staff in sexual harrassment prevention.
But the women who claim they were harrassed say that's not enough.
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((PATRICIA BENASSI/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: FIRST OF ALL THEY HAVE TO STAND UP AND SAY IT HAPPENED AND WE'RE SORRY IT HAPPENED AND THEY HAVE TO COMPENSATE FOR VICTIMS THE WOMEN OUT THERE WHO ARE TERRIBLY WOUNDED BY WHAT WENT ON.))
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The EE-OC alleges hundreds of male employees fondled and made lewd remarks to female co-workers at it's Normal, Illinois plant.
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Mitsubishi management claims the accusations are unfounded.

Ft-Bragg


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The Pentagon says someone has smeared red swastikas on Army barracks at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The barracks house elite Special Forces soldiers, and black troops live in most of the rooms that were targeted.
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((KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: THE HEAD COMMAND AND THE ARMY AS A WHOLE IS WORKING HARD TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND DO WHAT THEY CAN TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
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In December, three white soldiers at Fort Bragg were charged in racially motivated murders.

Breast-Feed


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A Florida woman who accidentally breast-fed someone elses newborn is suing the hospital.
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The babies mother has the AIDS virus- but it's too early to tell whether the baby has it.
A nurse brought the baby into the woman's room.
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((SHE OPENED HER EYES UPON AWAKENING LIFTED THE CHILD RELFEXINGLY INTO HER ARMS AND BROUGHT THE BABY TO HER BREAST.)) 21:26:24 ((WITH REGARD TO POTENTIAL TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN.))
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SUPER=01-John Weatherhead/Aids Expert; 07-10 quick!!!
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The woman says the mistake caused fear and anguish.
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7/16A-Roanoke-Times


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TAPE#96-60
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For years, Roanoke Times readers were accustomed to DETAILED coverage spanning all the way from the Alleghany Highlands to the coal-fields in far southwest Virginia.
But not anymore.
In part two of his series, Changing Times at the Roanoke Times, Len Besthoff explains the paper's switch to covering a "Core Area."
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(( To help cut costs, The Roanoke Times has defined a smaller, "Core Area" of coverage.
Roanoke, Botetourt, Bedford, Franklin, Montgomery and Pulaski counties, and most of the independent towns and cities within receive the most attention, just three years ago though, the paper regularly covered 19 counties.
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((FROSTY LANDON/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: WE WANT PEOPLE IN ABINGDON, IN GALAX IN COVINGTON, IN LEXINGTON AND MARTINSVILLE, TO SEE US AS A GREAT REGIONAL REPORT, JUST AS YOU DO. BUT WE SAY TO THOSE FOLKS, FOR INTENSIVE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE, RELY ON YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER. WE CAN'T BE EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY.))
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Many subscribers within the core area say they get more stories for their newspaper dollar.
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((MARION LONG/ROANOKE TIMES SUBSCRIBER: THERE'S MORE IN DEPTH COVERAGE IT SEEMS. AND I'D SAY THAT ALL AREAS OF THE, AT LEAST AS FAR AS SALEM IS CONCERNED IS COVERED REALLY GOOD.))
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But some outside the core area have dropped The Roanoke Times and switched to other papers.
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((LARRY CHAPMAN/WYTHEVILLE RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE THE LOCAL COVERAGE HASN'T BEEN THERE PERTAINING TO WYTHEVILLE, PARTICULARLY IN THE SPORTS.))
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Some readers have also noticed a lot of new names popping up on the paper's bylines over the past few years.
We'll focus on that in part three of our series.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
Tease#2

MUSIC ON TAPE
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Stay with us, in just a moment we'll hear from a family who had to snatch their child away from the jaws of an alligator,
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and we'll see why a group of pets in Pulaski County needs man to be a dog's best friend.
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Boty-Supers


ANCHOR=jean
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TAPE#96-61
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Botetourt County school officials say they're still NOT satisfied with the amount of money they're getting.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


This morning, they went before the Board of Supervisors in the hopes of gaining an extra 500- thousand dollars for the school budget.
But they received only slightly more than half that amount.
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A few months ago, the board cut the proposed school budget by 1- point- 4 million dollars.
That upset a number of residents... who felt the board was focusing too heavily on attracting new businesses to the area.
At today's meeting Blue Ridge District Supervisor, Wendy Wingo, made a motion to give the schools 400- thousand dollars in undesignated funds.
But that idea was voted down by a 3 to 2 vote.
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Alligator-Attack


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A little boy is recovering tonight after an alligator attack in Florida.
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Alex (Tu-shara) fell off his bike into a canal in the Everglades National park.
The alligator clamped down on his body-
The boys' parents jumped in after him.
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((MARIA TUCHARA/BOY'S MOM: WE JUST DID WHAT WE FELT WE COULD DO.))
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Maria Tuchara' has a cut on her hand.
That along with Alex's collapsed lung and puncture wounds to his chest should all heal completely.
The family is looking forward to traveling back home to Brazil.
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S-Lynch


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In a move to further trim their pay roll, the Los Angeles Lakers have traded George Lynch to the Vancouver Grizzlies.
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SUPER=04-NBA; :00


Lynch goes to Vancouver with teammate Anthony Peeler and 2 draft picks. In return, the Lakers receive 2 draft picks and free up 3.24 million dollars under the salary cap.
This move further indicates The Lakers desire to do whatever it takes to sign Shaquille O'Neil, who might command an annual salary somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 million per season.
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The Lakers have also signed center Sean Rooks to a multi year deal in the event they cannot sign O'Neil.

S-Rodman


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Two newspapers from the Los Angeles area are also reporting that Dennis Rodman is talking with the Lakers.
The reports say Agent Dwight Manley and the free agent Rodman have made contact with LA. Manley also says Rodman should have a contract later this week. Rodman's agent will meet with the Bull's Jerry Krause Thursday to see if Chicago can work out a deal.

S-Davis


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SUPER=04-NBA; :00


In other NBA news, the Indiana Pacers have re signed free agent forward Antonio Davis and Dale Davis to multi year deals.
Financial terms were not disclosed but it is reported Dale's contract is a a reported 7 years at 42 million.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;


Also, the Portland Trailblazers have signed former Charlotte Hornet point guard Kenny Anderson to a deal reportedly worth 50 million dollars over 7 years, however the deal has not yet been confirmed.
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S-Braves


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At least the Braves hit their 17 game road trip with confidence. Today, Atlanta reeled off it's 5th straight win, thus giving the world champs a commanding 9 games lead over Montreal in the NL East.
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Jave Lopez and Chipper Jones led the Braves back in the eighth and ninth inning with key hits as they beat the Expos 3-to-2.
SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Montreal/2;


Jones laced a run scoring single in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Braves 3-2 victory over the Expos.
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S-Irvin


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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All-pro Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin was sentenced yesterday in Dallas.
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He arrived in court with his daughter in his arms and his lawyers by his side.
He was given four years probation, a $10 thousand dollar fine and ordered to perform 800 hours of community service.
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Judge Manny Alvarez told Irvin he also must undergo counseling and drug and alcohol testing within the next 45 days.
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((MICHAEL IRVIN:))
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Sports tease


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We are hardly done with sports tonight, in a few, highlights from the Tour de France, plus we will hit the links at the rock for the games
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and hometown racing gets a boost for the July race.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
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The Commonwealth Games junior golf tournament at Hanging Rock Golf Course is in the books.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


The 69 golfers began second round action of the 36 hole stroke play tourney this morning. With the passing of yesterday's thunder storm, the golfers could focus on beating each other instead of the elements.
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((BILLY MCBRIDE/HANGING ROCK GOLF DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Billy McBride/Hanging Rock Golf Director; :00
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It was also impossible for Meg Davies NOT to win a medal. She was the only girl who entered the Commonwealth Games golf event.
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((MEG DAVIES/GOLD MEDAL WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Meg Davies/Gold medal Winner; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=....hope for the best"
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=HOLD COMMONWEALTH GAMES!!!!!!!!!


Here are your winners on the boys side. Ryan Sypniewski won the 10-11 year old division, Matt Mansell captured gold in the 13-14's, Brandon laCroix won the 15, 16's and, Lee Fisher topped Justin Young in a playoff to win the 17-18's.

S-France


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=Tour de France


To cycling. Overall leader Bjarne Riis captures today's stage of the Tour De France.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lourdes-Hautcam; :00


Danish rider Bjarne Riis won the 124-mile stage in a time of 4:56:16, 49 seconds ahead of Frenchmen Richard Virenque. Riis maintains the overall lead for the tenth day in row.
Meanwhile, police detonated a bomb found along Wednesday and Thursday's route in northern Spain.
It was believed to be planted by a group of Basque Separatists. For precautionary measures, race officials have tightened security along the route
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S-Camera


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-15
GRAPHIC=new river


The Kroger-WDBJ-250 is July 27th and, thanks to a little elbow grease, your Hometown Station has just about every angle covered for the New River Valley Speedway race.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Yesterday station engineers were busy installing three in car cameras into Tony McGuire's Chevrolet.
WDBJ has used seven cameras in each of its first five LIVE telecasts from the track but we will now be able to give the viewer two new looks from inside McGuire's car, plus a rear bumper cam shot.
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S-United


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-33
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY


The Martinsville Speedway and the United Way have joined forces and will work together in the Martinsville and Henry County areas later this Fall.
The speedway hopes to raise $800 thousand bucks for the areas 23 non-profit agencies.
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Darrell Waltrip, the second winningest driver in Martinsville history will serve as guest speaker for a kickoff dinner at the track on September 19th, and his younger brother Michael Waltrip and Citgo Ford crew chief Eddie Wood also have agreed to make a video on behalf of the United Way.
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Pulaski-Dogs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


Eight dogs and two cats rescued from a defunct kennel in Pulaski County are still waiting for a family.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski;


Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has cared for 29 animals authorities seized from the former Solid Rock Kennel in early June.
Nine were put down due to disease and other problems, and only 10 have been adopted.
Veterinarian Randy Vaughn says his staff has been stretched to the limit caring for the animals, and after 45 days in cages the remaining 10 desperately need homes.
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((RANDY VAUGHN/VETERINARIAN: WE THINK WE KNOW THEIR DISPOSITIONS WELL ENOUGH THAT WE CAN PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEE YOU A NICE HOUSEHOLD PET OR AT LEAST ONE FOR THE FAMILY YARD. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Vaughn/Veterinarian;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the family yard.
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All of the dogs and cats taken to Tipton Ridge have been treated, vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
The former owners of Solid Rock Kennel, Terry Weaver and Annette Jenkins face 31 counts each of cruelty to animals. (----------------)