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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Yokohama plans to shut down for a week next month AND lay off about 50 people.
Details of the Salem tire maker's decision in moment.
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VO-NAT


And at least some people can apparently see beyond the rubble that was once the Lynchburg train station.
We'll see if we can see what they see in a moment.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason continues his reports from the Panthers training camp as he checks in on JC Price.
Joe Gibbs gets ready to run at New River,
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VO-NAT eng#


and we'll have the latest update on America's newest gymnastics hero, Kerri Strug, who courageously helped the US win the gold last night.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Looking for some rain? You'll need to wait until tomorrow afternoon. After that, a cooling trend for late July.

Yokohama


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


The past 30 days have not been particularly good for the Yokohama plant in Salem.
Last month one of its biggest customers said it was going to stop doing business with the company.
Now there's more bad news-- this time for workers.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom


Scott Prince has been tracking this story all day... and he now joins us from the newsroom with the latest.
Live=Scott Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Scott1;


Keith, Yokohama says it has excessive levels of inventory right now.
And that means about 50 jobs will be lost.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Workers were notified of the layoffs this morning.
They were also told that the entire plant would be shutting down for seven days starting August first.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


After that time, the Salem plant will cut production levels by three percent.
Company officials insist this restructuring plan is a direct result from the inventory problems... not from the loss of one of its main customers.. Price Costco.
Before Costco broke ties with Yokohama, they bought about 30 percent of all the tires made in Salem.
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Live=Scott Full/Newsroom


It was at that point that the plant manager said there were no plans for immediate layoffs.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom


But Keith, company officials said they had no choice now because of the abundance of products inside the plant.

Jafree


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Made In Virginia


Workers and management at the Jafree Shirt Company in Wytheville are blaming actions of the federal government for forcing it out of business.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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SUPER=01-Geraldine Cassell/Jafree Employee; :14
SUPER=01-Charles Clatterbuck/Jafree Employee; :41
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SUPER=01-Marie Umberger/Jafree Employee; 1:05
SUPER=01-Claudia Crigger/Jafree Employee; 1:13
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OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( For 60 years, the Jafree Shirt Company has been sewing shirts for famous- label apparel companies.
But ever since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect, Jafree has seen more and more of their work move out of the country.
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SOT 11:00:38

((GERALDINE CASSELL/JAFREE EMPLOYEE: I THINK IT'S TERRIBLE THAT THEY'RE TAKING OUR JOBS OVERSEAS. THAT'S WHAT NAFTA HAS DONE FOR US, AND I THINK WE'RE ALL KIND OF FILLED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF BITTERNESS, FRUSTRATION AND RESENTMENT. ))
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But NAFTA is only part of the problem.
Jafree president Charles Clatterbuck says the pending minimum wage increase was the final nail in the coffin.
SOT 10:30:37

((CHARLES CLATTERBUCK/JAFREE PRESIDENT: THERE ARE PLANTS AND COUNTRIES THAT ARE PAYING 31 CENTS AN HOUR. I CAN'T COMPETE WITH THAT.)) SUWith declining orders, the plant cut production last November from five days to three days a week. By September 13th production will stop and the plant will close.su
Some of these employees have worked at Jafree more than 40 years, it's all they know.
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SOT 10:53:03

((MARIE UMBERGER/JAFREE EMPLOYEE: IT HURT, WE'RE ALL JUST LIKE A FAMILY AND WHEN WE GIVE UP OUR JOBS WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE GOING OUR SEPARATE WAYS. ))
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SOT 10:56:45

((CLAUDIA CRIGGER/JAFREE EMPLOYEE: WELL I WAS DOWNHEARTED BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE IT. QUESTION: WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO NOW? ANSWER: I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T KNOW. ))
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Clatterbuck is trying to sell the plant in the hope someone else could keep it open. Wythe County industrial development leaders have pledged their help, but so far there have been no takers. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Danville-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police say a Danville man found dead this weekend did NOT die from injuries sustained in a car accident as originally thought.
Twenty-three year old Pierre Lamont Pritchett's body was discovered around 11:45 Saturday night in the front seat of a car on Henry Street.
Pritchett's head injuries led police to believe his death was related to a car accident.
But an autopsy determined Pritchett actually died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Police say the investigation into the death is continuing.

Death-Penalty


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=None


A celebrity nun and a man condemned to die, who may be innocent.
It's the stuff of Hollywood.
And now, it appears, Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has the latest death penalty controversy.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sister Helen Prejean/Author & Activist; :07
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SUPER=@Ellen2; :44
SUPER=01-Lori Urs/O'Dell Defense Team; :57
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Sister Helen Prejean wrote "Dead Man Walking" and it's her that Susan Sarandon won an Oscar portraying last year.
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((SISTER HELEN PREJEAN: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, ALONG WITH MY STATE, LOUISIANA, IS INTENT ON EXECUTIONS PERIOD. WE, WITH GEORGIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA, HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER 70- PERCENT OF ALL EXECUTIONS RESUMED AFTER THE 1976 SUPREME COURT RULING. EXECUTIONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A SOUTHERN THING.))
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Her cause du jour is Virginia Beach condemned killer Joseph O'Dell.
His defense team says DNA blood evidence of the kind that convicted Richmond's Southside Strangler Timothy Spencer would ACQUIT O'Dell.
Governor Allen even pardoned presumed rapist Ed Honaker when DNA evidence cleared him.
O'Dell's team's biggest beef is Virginia's 21- day rule.
NO new evidence can be submitted on the 22nd day after the original trial.
A recent Virginia Tech poll showed the rule unpopular.
sot 13:12:33 tape one

((LORI URS: 74- PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED DISAGREE WITH THE CURRENT LAW. THIS SUGGESTS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ARE MORE INTERESTED IN MEETING THE ENDS OF JUSTICE THAN CONVICTING AND EXECUTING THE WRONG PERSON.))
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sot 13:24;11 TAPE ONE

((SISTER HELEN PREJEAN: HOW ABOUT JUSTICE FOR THIS MAN JOSEPH O'DELL, WHO WILL SURELY BE KILLED BY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA UNLESS THIS COMMUNITY STANDS WITH HIM AND SPEAKS OUT FOR HIM TO THE GOVERNOR AND TO THE COURTS AND TO THE WORLD?))
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O'Dell's date for the death chamber will NOT be set until a federal appeals court ruling comes down.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Howerton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Danville teenager wants a jury to believe he acted in self defense when he shot and killed a fellow classmate in January.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/January 28;


But prosecutors say they aren't buying 17-year old Lawrence Howerton's explanation.
They maintain Howerton shot 16-year old Anthony Spraggins as revenge following a fight at George Washington High school about a week earlier.
Howerton contends he pulled the trigger after Spraggins appeared to reach for a gun and said "Forget all the fighting. I'm taking it to a higher level."
A weapon was never found on the victim.
The trial is still underway.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


When News 7 at Six returns-
The U-S Women's gymnastics team won the gold last night, fueling the Olympic dreams of local youngsters who spend hours at the gym.
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And the rules are changing for teenagers who get behind the wheel and also for those who ride with them. We'll have details.
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Higher-Education


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia Tech says it wants to make Virginia "the most wired state in the Union."
And we're NOT talking coffee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.


Tech teamed up with Bell Atlantic, Sprint, and Virginia's community colleges to kick off "Access Virginia."
It means video images can finally start flowing through Virginia phone lines into classrooms.
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SOT 05;17:53
IN Q=Visualize

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT: VISUALIZE IF YOU WILL A WATER PIPE COMING INTO YOUR HOUSE THAT'S ABOUT AN INCH IN DIAMETER. YOU CAN ONLY MOVE SO MUCH WATER THROUGH THAT. NOWADAYS, WHEN WE SEND INFORMATION OVER THIS NETWORK -- THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION WE WANT TO SEND. INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHS AND EVEN MOTION PICTURES. NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A PIPE THAT MAY BE A YARD ACROSS.))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Va. Tech President;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=a yard across.
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VO-NAT


Tech says it can increase its "distance learning" classroom time 200- fold, paying for phone time instead of satellite time.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


That means professors in Blacksburg would soon be able teach to high school students from Grundy to the eastern shore of Virginia.

Teen-Drivers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=DMV Seal


New laws are putting the brakes on inexperienced teen drivers by making it tougher for them to hit the highways alone.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Virginia's teens will
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Mary King/Department of Motor Vehicles; :22
SUPER=01-Ryan Marquart/Teen Driver; :51
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin; 1:10
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke


((Virginia's teens will have to wait a little longer before putting the peddle to the metal--if they're going solo that is.
Previously teens could apply for their learner's permit at 15 or wait until after their 16th birthday and get their license.
But, now ALL youngsters under 18 have to get their permit FIRST and keep it for at least six months.
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SOT 00.52.47 - 00.52.57
IN Q=We find that

((MARY KING/DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES; DRIVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE JUST SIMPLY INEXPERIENCED. THEY HAVE EXCELLENT RESPONSE TIMES AND REFLEXES BUT THEY LACK THE DRIVING ABILITY AND THE GOOD JUDGMENT THAT SOME OF THE OLDER AGE GROUPS HAVE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=age groups have


Changes in the law not only apply to teens but also to the people who ride with them.
Riders with young drivers now have to be over the age of 21 or a family member who's at least 18.
Officials say this is to crack down on teens riding with other young, inexperienced drivers.
But, some teens say the new laws are too harsh.
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SOT 00.50.57 - 00.51.03
IN Q=I know some

((RYAN MARQUART/TEENAGE DRIVER; THE KIDS THAT ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO DRIVE--EXPERIENCED ENOUGH--ARE GETTING PUNISHED FOR IT AND I DON'T REALLY THINK THAT'S FAIR.))
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OUT Q=think that's fair


Other new laws require youngsters who flunk the written part of the exam to wait 15 days before retaking it.
And, teens caught drinking and driving will face some of the same penalties as adults--including license suspension.
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SOT 02.10.23 - 02.10.40
IN Q=DMV officials are

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING; DMV OFFICIALS ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT THE NEW LAWS DON'T MEAN THE NUMBER OF DEATHS AMONG TEEN DRIVERS HAS INCREASED--IN FACT FATALITIES FOR DRIVERS 18 AND UNDER IS DOWN 30 PERCENT THIS YEAR. AND OFFICIALS SAY THEY JUST WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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OUT Q=SM, news 7, Roanoke

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Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


When it comes to earnings, Norfolk Southern's track record recently has been so consistent that it has almost become boring.
But probably not to investors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Today N-S Chairman David Goode announced the rail giant had another record quarter.
It posted profits of nearly 200- million- dollars, up 10- percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Goode also expects the company will have a solid second half of the year.
Norfolk Southern is one of the area's largest employers, boasting a workforce in the region that tops three- thousand people.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street today the stock market was mixed.
The Dow gained 8 points, closing at 53-hundred-55.
NASDAQ lost nearly seven points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Train-Station


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=None


Plans for renovating Lynchburg's old train station are slowly chugging forward.
The city has hired a Washington D.C. consulting firm to study the property, to see what kind of development would work best.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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IN Q=Since he was
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :21
SUPER=01-Bob White/Community Planner; :34
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( Since he was a little boy, there's been a special place in Junius Haskins' heart for Lynchburg's old train station.
Even walking the broken concrete today, the 80- year- old building can still inspire memories.
And where most people see peeling paint and rusting ironwork, Haskins sees the potential for economic development.
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SOT 00:18:41
IN Q=I think the

((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT COULD BE A GOLD MINE. I'M JUST WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN. IT'S NOT IF, BUT IT'S JUST WHEN BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO HAPPEN.))
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OUT Q=got to happen.


City planners agree.
They've lined up enough money to pay a consulting firm to study what can be done with the building and the surrounding property.
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SOT 11:50;22
IN Q=It's a neat

((BOB WHITE/COMMUNITY PLANNER: IT'S A NEAT AREA. WE'RE COMMITTED TO MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN IN THAT AREA IF POSSIBLE, OF COURSE A LOT OF IT DEPENDS ON WHAT FUNDING SOURCES WE'RE ABLE TO IDENTIFY.))
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OUT Q=able to identify.
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SU 7:16:53 (Rand Mac tape)
IN Q=Finding money

((Finding money for the project is one of the goals of the study. The city already has approached Norfolk Southern about buying the train station property, and councilman Junius Haskins says there's a great opportunity for a public- private partnership.))
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OUT Q=partnership.
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IN Q=There are

((HASKINS: THERE ARE SEVERAL CORPORATIONS THAT I HAVE TALKED TO IN THE CITY WHO WOULD VERY MUCH BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THIS STATION THE REALITY THAT IT COULD BE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=it could be.


Haskins would like Lynchburg to duplicate what Danville has accomplished with its old station.
Specialty shops, restaurants and improved rail passenger facilities could be in the works.
Haskins feels all it will take is a little vision.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Gymnastics


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Olympics


Local gymnasts put in long hours of practice with little recognition, but every four years the Olympics shine a spotlight on their sport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


On the day after the U-S women's team turned in a gold medal performance in Atlanta, students at the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics were going through their paces.
Most of the advanced students have been at it for years, spending a minimum of 16 hours a week in practice.
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SOT
IN Q=It takes a lot

((ELIZABETH JETTON/GYMNAST: IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME, DEDICATION. YOU GO THROUGH HARD TIMES, INJURIES, BUT OVERALL IT'S FUN.)) ((MEGAN FORBES/GYMNAST: YOU HAVE TO HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF TO GET UP ON THE BEAM AND DO SKILLS LIKE BACK HAND SPRINGS.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Jetton/Gymnast; :00
SUPER=01-Megan Forbes/Gymnast; :08
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=like back hand springs.
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VO-NAT


Despite the demands of the sport, interest in local gymnastics programs is expected to flourish with the success of the U-S Women's Team in Atlanta.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, gymnast Kerri Strug helps the US win the gold, but she pays the price.
Joe Gibbs son, JD was at New River today practicing his Late Model car.
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And Steve Mason tells us if the price is right in CAROLINA, as former Tech star J.C. Price attempts to make the Panthers roster.
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S-Strug


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS


The United State women's gymnastics team won the country's first overall team gold medal last night and in the process created a new American hero.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC; :00


After falling on her first vault and hurting her ankle Kerri Strug had to hit this one to lock up the gold medal for the Americans.
And she did just that.
The U.S. proudly paraded around the Georgia Dome afterwards, but this afternoon is was learned that the ankle injury will keep Strug out of the individual all-around competition.
She hopes to be well enough to compete in the vault finals on Sunday and floor exercise on Monday.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=olympics


Tonight the Dream Team and US men's soccer team will be in action.
The US must beat Portugal in soccer to advance to the next round.
The US softball team moved to 4-and-0 after beating Taiwan today.

S-Olympics


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-14
GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS


The olympic featured their first traffic accident today as a bus carrying athletes crashed with a car slightly injuring one kayaker from Antigua.
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((ANDREW YOUNG/FORMER ATLANTA MAYOR:))
SUPER=01-Andrew Young/Former Atlanta Mayor; :00
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OUT Q=...TO BUY THEM."
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; ;00


The bus carrying the women's gymnastics team was on time last night as the team made its way to Planet Hollywood to smooze with Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-17
GRAPHIC=Panthers training camp


Running back Tim Biakabatuka is the only draft pick holding out.
SS=J.C. Price

4th round pick and former Virginia Tech defensive standout J.C. Price is in camp. Steve Mason and Photographer Greg Moore caught up with the new Panther.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00
SUPER=01-J.C. Price/Panther Defensive Lineman; :19
SUPER=@Steve1; :28
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; 1:02
SUPER=01-Sam Mills/Panthers Veteran Linebacker; 1:29
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
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S-Gibbs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=J.D. Gibbs


J. D. Gibbs, the oldest son of Joe Gibbs was up at New River Valley Speedway today testing his late model stock.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Radford; :


Gibbs has been racing late model stocks in and around North Carolina and his plans are to race at New River - but just not this particular weekend.
He and his family will be in Canton Ohio were daddy Joe will be inducted into the Pro football Hall of Fame.
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IN Q=

((J.D. GIBBS/LATE MODEL STOCK DRIVER: ))
SUPER=01-J.D. Gibbs/Late Model Stock Driver; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=........to be a show."
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VO-NAT (cont)


Veteran Ronnie Thomas was giving Gibbs a few pointers on the line to drive at New River.
Thomas was also shaking down his black Chrysler that hasn't been on the track at New River this season.
He plans to drive it in Saturday night's Kroger WDBJ-250.
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