18:00-01

Roanoke-Shooting
ANCHOR=ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-60
GRAPHIC=Shooting


One person is dead following an afternoon melee in Southwest Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This was the scene just a short while ago near the corner of Salem Avenue and 17th Street.
Police are not releasing much information at this point... but did confirm that one person was killed.
At least one suspect was taken into custody... but no word yet on whether any charges have been followed.
News- 7 is closely following this story... and we'll have more information as it's made available.
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Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-48
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire and smoke damaged three businesses in Danville last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It happened at the intersection of Route 41 and Orphanage Road.
Officials believe the fire originated in the back of a tanning salon which sustained the most damage.
A gym and hair salon were also located in the building-- both were damaged by smoke.
Authorites received the call at around seven from a passerby who noticed smoke.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm a

((KEN SHEETZ/WITNESS:I'M A MEMBER OF THE GYM AND I WAS JUST DRIVING BY WHEN I SAW THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE EAVE OF THE ROOF, AND WE RAN AND CALLED 911, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME HERE ABOUT THREE MINUTES LATER. ))
SUPER=01-Ken Sheetz/Witness; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=minutes later.
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VO-NAT


It took fire fighters about fifteen minutes to get the blaze under control.
Officials are still trying to determine the cause.
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Fiesta


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-61
GRAPHIC=None


There's little question migrant farm workers who travel to the Southside each summer have some of the toughest jobs around.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


That's just one reason, the "Migrant Ministry" in Danville does what it can to lend workers a helping hand through the tobacco growing season.
For years, the group has provided transportation to Sacred Heart Catholic Church where Sunday service is performed in Spanish
Today the group marked the end of the season with a "Mexican Fiesta".
After church service, the workers and their families were treated to dinner and games.
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SOT
IN Q=It has

((ROBERTO CORTES/SEMINARIAN:IT HAS BEEN REALLY BUSY AND WE'VE BEEN TIRED, BUT I THINK THAT ITS WORTH IT, I MEAN, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, PRAYER FOR THE MIGRANTS AND SO WE HAVE BEEN QUITE BUSY AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT SUMMER. NOAH PEREZ/MIGRANT FARM WORKER:TODAY IS A WONDERFUL DAY FOR MY FAMILY AND ME BECAUSE TODAY ALL THE COMMUNITY, HISPANIC, IS TOGETHER IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. ))
SUPER=01-Roberto Cortes/Seminarian; :00 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Noah Perez/Migrant Farm Worker; :21
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=Catholic Church.
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VO-NAT


More than 400- migrant workers gathered for today's "Mexican Fiesta".
Tonight at eleven, we'll have more on the story.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


When News 7 at Six continues-
A State park in Southside is expanding.
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VO-NAT


And we'll catch up with Miss Virginia who was out meeting and greeting today.
But first, Here's Kim with the weather.
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ANCHOR=Kim

wx ad lib
Okay, Ron--
Well, we got a peak at the sun this morning-- then the clouds and showers moved in by afternoon.
Rainfall amounts have been generally less than a half- inch in many of our reporting cities-- higher totals in some other areas.
Let's check out the numbers. Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Atlanta-Bomb


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH
GRAPHIC=Atlanta Bombing


The F-B-I says they have ``very good leads'' in the hunt for the Olympic bomber-- but no suspects yet.
Meanwhile, the Georgia National Guard has been mobilized to add muscle to the force to avoid a repeat attack.
Dave Fehling is in Atlanta and has more.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;
SUPER=01-David Tubbs/FBI Special Agent;
SUPER=03-Macon, GA;
SUPER=01-Nancy Lord/Georgia Militia Attorney;
SUPER=01-Billy Payne/Atlanta Committee;
SUPER=04-Last Night;
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
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(LOCATOR: ATLANTA, GA)


THE FBI SAYS AGENTS ARE TURNING UP LOTS OF INFORMATION THAT COULD LEAD TO THE OLYMPIC PARK BOMBER. BUT SO FAR, THEY DON'T HAVE ANY SOLID SUSPECTS.

(SOT, DAVID TUBBS, FBI SPECIAL AGENT, "WE HAVEN'T DETERMINED IF IT'S A GROUP,

AN INDIVIDUC´┐Ż, DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL. IT'S WAY TO PREMATURE FOR THAT.")
THE F-B-I SAYS IT HAS SKETCHES OF POTENTIAL SUSPECTS BUT WON'T RELEASE THEM UNTIL ITS SURE THEY'RE VALID.
WHATSMORE, INVESTIGATORS REPORTEDLY NOW SAY THE BOMB, MADE UP OF THREE LENGTHS OF PIPE, HAD A RATHER SOPHISTICATED TIMING DEVICE....SUGGESTING THE MAKER HAD A CERTAIN LEVEL OF EXPERTISE.
THE F-B-I IS LOOKING ESPECIALLY HARD AT PEOPLE WITH TIES TO MILITIA GROUPS.

(LOCATOR: MACON, GA)


THE GEORGIA MILITIA DENIED ANY INVOLVEMENT BUT SAID IT WAS GIVING FEDERAL AGENTS THE NAMES OF INDIVIDUALS THE GROUP SUSPECTS ARE CAPABLE OF PIPE-BOMB TERRORISM.

(SOT, NANCY LORD, GEORGIA MILITIA ATTORNEY)


AS MUCH AS ATLANTA'S LEADERS WISH IT WOULDN'T, THE BOMBING THREATENS TO LINGER IN MANY MINDS AS THE DEFINING MOMENT OF THE 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS.

(SOT, BILLY PAYNE, ATLANTA COMMITTEE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES)


AS POLICE AND FEDERAL AGENTS MADE A FINAL SWEEP OF CENTENNIAL PARK TO WRAP-UP THEIR CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, THE REST OF ATLANTA DEALT WITH A BAD CASE OF THE JITTERS.

(SUPER: LAST NIGHT)



(SOT-COP)

"CLEAR OUT, WE GOT UXO! WHAT? BOMB!"
UN-CLAIMED BAGS ARE NOW THE NEW SCOURGE OF THE SOUTH.... THEY HAVE BECOME A MENACE TO CITY STREETS AND SUBWAY STATIONS... THE BOMB SQUAD HAS BEEN USING SMALL EXPLOSIVE CHARGES TO MAKE SURE THE BAGS REALLY DON'T CONTAIN BOMBS AND POLICE SAY ASIDE FROM THE ONE IN OLYMPIC PARK, NOT ONE HAS.

(SOT-FLASH EXPLOSION)



(FEHLING STANDUP CLOSE)



VMI


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE# net-a; edit of 96-48
GRAPHIC=VMI


The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors will consult with lawyers Tuesday to determine the future of the all-male institution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


They'll discuss whether to admit women or try to privatize the school.
A recommendation will be presented to the U-S- District Court in Roanoke, which will likely supervise any changes.
Last month the U-S- Supreme Court ruled V-M-I violated Constitutional law.
V-M-I officials expect to have a final response to the court's ruling on September 21st.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

Citadel


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape;


The chairman of The Citadel's governing board says the two women who are enrolled in next month's class will more than likely be roommates and treated like any other cadet.
At a private meeting yesterday the board agreed that it would NOT require women to cut their hair short, which is required of all male cadets.
The school's plan for admitting women will be released next week.
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Education


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-63
GRAPHIC=Education


As some local governments are struggling to build NEW schools, there is one lawmaker who believes the state should do more.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Local governments have traditionally carried the burden of financing school construction in Virginia, but Roanoke Senator John Edwards says the time has come to develop a new partnership.
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SOT
IN Q=Traditionally, the localities

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: TRADITIONALLY, THE LOCALITIES HAVE PROVIDED THE FUNDING FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, BUILDING THE SCHOOLS. AND THE STATE HAS DONE THAT. I THINK IT'S NOW TIME FOR THE STATE TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT WHAT THE STATE CAN DO TO ASSIST THE LOCALITIES WITH REGARD TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. THERE IS A NEED NOT JUST IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, BUT THROUGHOUT THE STATE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=but throughout the state.
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Edward, John


Edwards says one possibility is to devote more state money to low- interest loans.

B'burg-Chamber


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-58
GRAPHIC=None


The Greater Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce says a NEW name will broaden its appeal and strengthen its voice.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Officials announced it will now be called the Blacksburg REGIONAL Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber has members from throughout the New River Valley.
Officials say an overwhelming majority of those polled favored the NEW name.
They say it will make the chamber a stronger force in its lobbying efforts on certain issues.
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SOT 20:54:12
IN Q=

((PATTY COWLEY/CHAMBER PRESIDENT: IF WE STAND AS SIMPLY THE BLACKSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE INPUT TO THOSE OUTSIDE THE AREA IS THAT WE ARE ONLY REPRESENTING OUR TOWN IN THE TOWN LIMITS. BUT WHEN WE SAY WE ARE THE BLACKSBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHEN WE'RE TAKING A STAND, THE IMPLICATION IS THAT IT'S A MUCH BROADER MEMBERSHIP, WHICH OF COURSE IT IS. ))
SUPER=01-Patty Cowley/Chamber President;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=of course it is.
TALENT=Ron
SS=None


The chamber has about 600 members.
It's setting up advisory committees with businesses outside of Blacksburg to keep the chamber informed about their communities.

Business-Review


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


Yokohama Tire in Salem will slow down its production, while a printing company in Lynchburg plans to do the opposite.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday; :20
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Wednesday; :43
SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday; :53
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday; 1:06
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; 1:21
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=NAT SOT

(( Nat Sot
RUNS=:05

LBRAW 6:44
The recruiter who has brought a number of new employers to the struggling Martinsville- Henry County area is leaving for a new job in the Midwest.
Among Frank Novakowski's largest deals, luring Readicut Holdings, Ashmore Sportswear, and into town. LB RAW 5:18
The New River Valley Mall is nearing record occupancy levels.
Three new businesses opened this week, and an upscale womens store and a movie theater expansion are coming soon. LB RAW 5:53
After a so-so second quarter, Optical Cable of Roanoke County is anticipating a much stronger third quarter.
The fiber optic cable company is projecting that profits will be up FIFTY PERCENT compared to the same period a year ago. LBRAW 7:32
The Jafree Shirt Company in Wytheville is closing its doors after 60 years in business.
The company that once employed several hundred people blames NAFTA and the pending minimum wage increase. lb raw 8:51
A month after losing one of its largest accounts, Yokohama Tire in Salem will cut close to 50 jobs.
The company says the move has nothing to do with the cancelled contract, and more to do with excessive inventories. LB RAW 8:15 incubator video
The Roanoke Valley's first small business incubator is officially open for business, and it welcomed its first tenant this week.
Altogether, the people in charge of the project expect to house 15 to 20 businesses inside the building designed for fledgling firms. LB RAW 10:25
R-R Donnelley has unveiled plans for a 30 million dollar expansion to its catalog production facility in Lynchburg.
When completed in 1998 it will add about 40 new jobs to Donnelley's 900-member workforce. djia pre pro
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it closed up 46 points, finishing at 5473.06.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
RUNS=:05


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Tease#2

Soft music under
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Later on News 7 at 6,
Don't call them the funnies.
Some collectors are very serious about comics.
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VO-NAT


And,
Some pro wrestling hopefuls are trying to elbow in on a lucrative career.
We'll visit a local training center.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2


Miss-VA


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Kang, Michelle


Miss Virginia made one of her few public appearances at a local senior community earlier today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


She stopped by the Park Oak Grove Retirement Community and played the same piano piece that helped her win the Miss Virginia crown.
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SOT 03.26.44 - 03.26.53
IN Q=I think her

((HARRIET SMITH/PARK OAK GROVE VISITOR: I THINK HER PERFORMANCE WAS EXCELLENT AND I THINK SHE HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF BEING A FINALIST OR MISS AMERICA AND I HOPE SO.))
SUPER=01-Harriet Smith/Park Oak Grove Visitor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=I hope so
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VO-NAT


This was one of the few stops scheduled for Michelle Kang.
She's keeping her public appearances at a minimum to prepare for the Miss America title.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


The retirement community is also a popular stop for former Miss Virginias--and a lucky one.
Cullen Johnson made an appearance here before making it to the final rounds of the 1995 Miss America pageant.
This year's pageant will take place in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey.



Comics


ANCHOR=ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-62
GRAPHIC=None


Some the world's most famous super heros were on display at the Salem Civic Center today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Roanoke Valley Comicon wrapped up its two day show... entertaining an estimated 750 visitors.
Thousands of comic books were available... and some sold for thousands of dollars.
While that may be good for business... it may be bad for the future of the hobby.
Promoter Richard Morgan says kids have a hard time collecting comics these days.
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SOT 11:28:25
IN Q=It's not

((RICHARD MORGAN/PROMOTER: IT'S DEFINITELY NOT A KID'S MARKET ANYMORE. EVEN THE COVER PRICES ARE OUT OF REACH. TAKE A KID'S ALLOWANCE MAYBE FIVE OR TEN DOLLARS A WEEK AND ONLY GET TWO OR THREE BOOKS. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Morgan/Promoter;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=three books
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VO-NAT


Comicon wasn't all about comic books.
There were plenty of other collectibles too.
Plus proceeds from an art auction went to benefit the Salvation Army.
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Wrestler


ANCHOR=ron
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-64
GRAPHIC=None


Guts, strength, and determination.
That's exactly what some of the region's athletes are learning in Shawsville... as they embark on a professional wrestling career.
Scott Prince has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's unlike
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;
SUPER=01-Jimmy Valiant/Boogie's Pro Wrestling Camp;
SUPER=@Scott2;
SUPER=01-Frank "The Tank" Parker/Pro Wrestling Student;
SUPER=01-Brian Lyle/Pro Wrestling Student;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=S.P. N-7, Montgomery County


It's unlike any other camp you've ever seen.
Activities include body slams and drop kicks.
Campers are grown men... weighing in excess of 400 pounds.
And the counselor is the Boogie Woogie Man... former ring king Jimmy Valiant.
Under his watchful eye, these pro wrestling hopefuls are learning the ropes... and the turnbuckles.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:01:32
IN Q=What I'm

((JIMMY VALIANT/BOOGIE'S PRO WRESTLING CAMP: WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO NOW IS GIVE BACK TO THE KIDS WHAT I LIVED OUT OVER 30, 36-37 YEARS. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=years


Boogie's Pro Wrestling Camp was born four years ago just outside of Shawsville.
Business was slow in the beginning... but now dozens come every week to train under the wrestling legend.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT 13:27:52
IN Q=What

((VALIANT: WHAT WE WANT TO DO-- COMPLETELY FLAT-- GUYS KEEP YOUR ELBOWS UP. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=elbows up


But Valiant doesn't just show them the technical moves.
He teaches showmanship too.
And now some of them are ready for the big time.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:13:15
IN Q=I've sent

((FRANK "THE TANK" PARKER/PRO WRESTLING STUDENT: I'VE SENT OUT A LOT OF VIDEOS AND RESUMES TO A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS. GOT SOME GOOD RESPONSES, BUT JUST RIGHT NOW THE TIMING ISN'T RIGHT. BUT IT COULD HAPPEN ANY DAY. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=any day


Frank the Tank didn't have to look very far to find the camp-- he's from Christiansburg.
Brian Lyle wasn't so lucky.
He had to move all the way from Las Vegas to learn from Valiant.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:18:58
IN Q=I packed

((BRIAN LYLE/PRO WRESTLING STUDENT: I PACKED ALL I COULD IN MY CAR. I LEFT MOST OF THE STUFF WITH MY SISTER OUT THERE. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=out there


Every time one of these men walks into the squared circle, they're one step closer to fulfilling a dream.
Many of them know it's a longshot... still they're willing to pin hopes on a professional wrestling career.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Montgomery County.

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, The U-S-T-A women's challenge opened in Roanoke this afternoon, Rain has delayed the start of the Diehard 500 at Talladega.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Jay Fogleman was the big winner last night in the Kroger W-D-B-J 250 at the New River Valley Speedway.
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S-Diehard


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


The Diehard 500 at Talladega was delayed for over three hours because of rain. They started the race under caution at about 5-oclock but a shower sent the cars back to the pits while the blow dryers dried the track.
The race is underway and when I came to the studio Sterling Marlin was the leader after 50 laps of the race and Jeff Gordon was running a strong second and most of the cars were still on the lead lap.

S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-33
GRAPHIC=WDBJ Racing


A packed house, a live TV audience and a 34 car field set the stage for a wild night of racing at the New River Valley Speedway last night.
Steve Mason has a recap of the Kroger-WDBJ 250.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Radford/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Ronnie Thomas/Driver of RGM Chrysler; :09
SUPER=01-Michael Ritch/Finished 8th; :48
SUPER=01-Jay Fogleman/Winner of Kroger-WDBJ 250; 1:10
SUPER=01-Stephen Grimes/Finished Third; 1:27
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:34
SUPER=01-Rodney "Six Pack" Cundiff/Finished Second; 1:48
RUNS=2:07
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


The USTA Women's Challenger of Roanoke opened this afternoon at the Hunting Hills Country Club.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


Today's action was the qualifying round for several of the players the matches continued throughout the afternoon.
Some of the top players in the world are competing, as 20 countries are resprented in this years event.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01.05.03 - 01.05.12
IN Q=TOMORROW NIGHT WE

((JOHN BARKER/HUNTING HILLS TENNIS DIRECTOR; TOMORROW NIGHT WE HAVE OUR PRO-AM WHICH IS A HOOT. IT'S A LOT OF FUN, LOT OF ENTERTAINMENT AND WE'LL HAVE THAT STARTING AT SEVEN O'CLOCK TOMORROW NIGHT RAIN OR SHINE.))
SUPER=01-John Barker/Hunting Hills Tennis Director;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=rain or shine
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians


The Baltimore Orioles entertained the Cleveland Indians again at Camden Yard this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WUAB; :


Alvaro Espinoza hits a line drive to right field it gets by Bobby Bonilla and goes to the wall in right field a runner scores to make it 2 to 1 Baltimore.
Then with the score tied 2 to 2 Casey Candale gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field fence for a solo homer and the Indians took a 3 to 2 lead in the sixth.
The Orioles come back in their SUPER=35-Baltimore/3/Cleveland/6/;half of

the sixth. B.J. Surhoff hits a bullet over the right field wall to tie the (-------------) game at 3 to 3 but Cleveland wins it 6 to 3 In 13 innings.