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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
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VO-NAT


People in low lying areas say "Rain, rain go away," as much of our viewing area is under a flood watch tonight.
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and we'll tell you why the Roanoke Valley is getting attention in one national magazine.
and we'll tell you why the Roanoke Valley is getting attention in one national magazine.

Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, the rain sends high school and college football teams heading indoors today, we'll see how Fleming and Tech coped with the rain, plus Emmitt Smith signs for $63 million,
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Redskins deliver a cold cut today as they release 31 year old veteran defensive back James Washington.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Heavy rains prompt a flash flood watch that will last until tomorrow morning, and the Roanoke River is expected to bankfull. All the soggy details are forthcoming from the News 7 Weather Center.

Rain


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Mother Nature smiled on us this weekend-- but the weather's turned gray and wet for the start of the work week.
Moderate to heavy rain is flooding small streams and creeks all across the region tonight.
Double Boxes=Jean/Kimberly


Kimberly McBroom has been keeping a close eye on the sky.
Kim, is this rain causing many problems?
SUPER=@Kimberly1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.

Rollcue: continue to rise in low lying areas.
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VO-NAT***
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

Kimberly adlibs over :10-15 seconds of vo
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LIVE=Kimberly Full

Kim adlibs to second tape-VO from Carroll County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;:05

Kimberly adlibs 10-:15 over vo
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Patrick


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=pev
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
Double Boxes=Kimberly/Patrick

Pat in the Weather Center
SUPER=@patrick1;


STORMWATCH Patrick tosses to Jean

Fire-Hero


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Fire


A woman from Collinsville is getting some much needed R-and-R, a few days after rescuing some of her neighbors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Collinsville;


Last Thursday 81-year old Gracie Sigmon helped evacuate nearby residents who were not aware their apartment building was on fire.
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SOT 01.24.25 - 01.24.41
IN Q=I seen fire

((GRACIE SIGMON; I SEEN FIRE AND SMOKE COMING OUT THE WINDOW. AND, THEN WHAT DID YOU DO? AND WHEN I SAW THAT I TRIED TO GET UP YONDER TO TELL THE REST OF THEM THAT LIVED IN THE APARTMENTS.))
SUPER=07-Gracie Sigmon;
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One resident was sleeping so hard that the soft-spoken Sigmon had to scream outside until he finally woke up.
The blaze apparently started from a faulty electrical lamp chord.
There were no injuries reported and there's no word yet on the cost of the damage.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Sigmon's efforts were even more remarkable considering that she walks with the help of a cane after having hip surgery a few years ago.
Before the fire, she was rarely known to venture beyond her front porch.

Nottoway-Prison


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=Prison Security


Virginia prison officials are patting themselves on the back for safely stopping their most dangerous prison uprising in a dozen years.
As Ellen Qualls reports Nottoway Correctional Center, east of Farmville, is now under indefinite lockdown.
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IN Q=Friday night
SUPER=03-Nottoway Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Va. Public Safety Secretary; :08
SUPER=@Ellen1; :32
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director; 1:22
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Nottoway County.

(( Friday night.
Four inmates assault correctional officers, steal their uniforms, and hope to walk away, unnoticed.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA. PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: WHEN OTHER OFFICERS IN THE YARD BECAME AWARE THAT SOMETHING JUST WASN'T RIGHT, THEN THE PLAN JUST STARTED GOING HAYWIRE.))
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One inmate panics and tries to scale a razor wire fence.
sot 18;46

((THE OTHER INMATES ON THE YARD -- THOSE THAT WEREN'T ACTUALLY PARTICIPATING IN THE PLAN BEGAN PARTICIPATING BY BLOCKING OUR OFFICERS AND MOVING SLOWLY.))
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The three other escaping inmates are let into the medical ward by an officer fooled by the stolen uniform.
Two nurses, and two officers are taken hostage.
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SOT 20:26

((OTHER THAN BEING BOUND AND TIED, THEY WERE NOT PHYSICALLY ABUSED OR HARMED.))
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An eight hour standoff drags through the night.
At 5:30 Saturday morning, a 30- person strike force, with a plan devised by corrections director Ron Angelone, led by regional director Buck Rogers, and armed with rubber pellet launchers, storms the inmates.
sot 21:41

((IT WAS A SORT OF NOW OR NEVER SITUATION IN THAT THE SUN WAS GONNA COME UP AROUND SIX OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER, AND DAYLIGHT BRINGS NEW PROBLEMS TO THIS SITUATION.))
runs=:12


Eight officers receive superficial wounds from a pellet gun, but the hostages are safely rescued.
The hostage-takers are only slightly wounded.
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((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL HARM TO THEM EITHER BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER THEY WERE FREED. AND WE'RE REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.))
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The Allen administration says this only reinforces the need for the new super security prisons director Ron Angelone himself designed to be built in far southwest Virginia.
Nottoway has over 11- hundred inmates.
It was built for 800.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Nottoway County.

McKinney


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A state police investigation has ended with the resignation of a South Boston police officer.
Sergeant Dale McKinney resigned this evening after an allegation of sexual harrassment.
The complaint was raised a couple of months ago by an employee at a local convenience store.
The woman reportedly told investigators McKinney harassed her while at work.
Police Chief Jim Hall requested the investigation.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker does NOT anticipate any criminal charges being filed.
He says McKinney's resignation is consistent with the wishes of those close to the case.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


When News 7 at Six returns,
A local sheriff wants his department to lighten up,
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VO-NAT


And we'll tell why some businesses are cutting a few steps to deliver a few new customers.
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No WX Tease
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Healthy-Roanoke


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


The accolades keep pouring in for Roanoke.
Two months ago, it received an All- America City award.
Now its being recognized by a national publication.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=04-File Tape; :16
SUPER=01-Shirley Holland/Carilion; :21
SUPER=01-Myrna Woolwine/Lewis Gale Sports Medicine Clinic; :40
SUPER=@Scott1; 1:02
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, the Star City, and its surrounding area, is one of the healthiest places to live.
In an article in the upcoming September issue, Roanoke ranked 7th best among cities with populations greater than 100- thousand people.
The Valley got high marks for its health care system... specifically Carilion.
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SOT 9:42:39
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((SHIRLEY HOLLAND/CARILION: AS A COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM... THE REASON WE ARE HERE IS FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY-- THIS WHOLE AREA. AND FOR THAT REASON, IT WAS ESPECIALLY GRATIFYING TO GET THE AWARD.. OR THE RECOGNITION. ))
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Lewis Gale also found its way into print... for its sports medicine center.
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SOT 14:16:33
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((MYRNA WOOLWINE/LEWIS GALE SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC: THERE ARE OTHER PLACES WITH SPORTS MEDICINE FACILITIES, BUT I THINK IT'S UNIQUE IN THE FACT THAT A CITY THIS SIZE HAS A CENTER OF THIS EXCELLENCE. ))
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OUT Q=excellence


Also figured into the equation were F- B- I statistics on violent crime... plus E- P- A data on the local air quality.
But it appears the region scored major points for recreational areas like Smith Mountain Lake and the Appalachian Trail. Stand- up
If you want to see the article for yourself, you'll have to wait a little bit.
The September issue of Kiplinger's won't hit the stands for another week.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=


If you're curious as to who was named THE healthiest city in America... it
was Rochester, Minnesota.


Mutual-Aid


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


An agreement that would allow law officers in central Virginia to make arrests in a neighboring locality is OFF the table tonight.
Instead, police and county officials are working to change the state law that limits jurisdictional authority.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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IN Q=It might surprise
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Gary Reynolds/Lynchburg Police; :12
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( It might surprise some people to know that right now in Virginia, an on- duty police officer who witnesses a crime OUTSIDE their jurisdiction does NOT have the legal authority to make an arrest.
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((CMDR. GARY REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WITH POLICE OFFICERS TRAVELLING AS MUCH AS THEY DO..THAN A PRIVATE CITIZEN.))
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OUT Q=a private citizen.


So the cities and counties around Lynchburg got together, and drew up a mutual aid agreement, allowing officers to make arrests outside their own jurisdictions.
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SU 8:15:33
IN Q=The whole issue

((The whole issue of mutual aid came up after Bedford General District Court judge James Updike threw out a drunk driving case, after ruling the Bedford City police officer had followed the suspect too far into Bedford County before making the arrest. Area police are now determined not to let that happen again.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=happen again.


But state code only allows police departments, not sheriff's departments to enter into mutual aid agreements.
Area legislators say they'll work to correct that technicality in the next General Assembly session.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

Bedford-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Bedford Co.


Bedford County is also part of the effort to get another state law changed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Right now, the state code requires all sheriff's department patrol vehicles to be brown.
But Bedford and at least five other jurisdictions are making the switch to a lighter-colored car.
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SOT 7:32:20
IN Q=Traffic safety

((LT. JOHN MCCAIN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: TRAFFIC SAFETY STUDIES.. ..BY FAR THE SAFEST COLOR.))
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OUT Q=the safest color.
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VO-NAT


McCain says the white cars also cost less than a brown patrol car.
He says the state law requiring brown vehicles has no specific penalty, so it is not enforceable.
The Virginia Sheriff's Association is working to get the law changed.
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Stocks


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


The stock market scored a gain in quiet trading today.
The Dow gained 24 points, closing at 57-hundred-5.
NASDAQ was up about one point.
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Maternity-Parking


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Retailers are always inventing new kinds of customer service to draw more people in their stores.
Len Besthoff shows us how a retailer at the Valley View Mall in Roanoke is "babying" shoppers.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Reba Johnson/Expectant Mother; :16
SUPER=@Len1; :23
SUPER=01-Norma Carlisle/Sears Store Manager;: :30
SUPER=01-Scott Ashcraft/Mall Marketing Director; 1:00
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

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Sears knows it can't lighten the load a pregnant women are carrying, but its Roanoke store is making life easier for moms- to- be.
A few months ago the retailer set up two new "maternity spaces", marked with, what else?...storks!, right outside its main mall entrance.
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SOT 13:28:49
IN Q=I think

((REBA JOHNSON/EXPECTANT MOTHER: I THINK IT'S GREAT CAUSE THE FURTHER ALONG YOU GET, THE HARDER IT IS TO GET ALONG, GET AROUND, SO IT'S PRETTY NEAT.))
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OUT Q=pretty neat.
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((The general manager of the store says she came up with the idea of maternity parking spaces when she saw it in another lot.))
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IN Q=I think

((NORMA CARLISLE/SEARS STORE MANAGER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT IDEA TO HAVE SOME WAY TO IDENTIFY OUR MOMS WHO ARE IN SHOPPING AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARK A LITTLE BIT CLOSER AND MAYBE NOT HAVE TO WALK SO FAR. ESPECIALLY IF IT'S GETTING TO THE END OF THEIR TIME. THEY'RE TIRED OF WALKING AT THAT POINT. ))
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OUT Q=at that point.


Moms and dads who have little kids, but lots of stuff to carry can use the spaces.
They're also for other folks that have trouble walking.
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SOT 13:11:21
IN Q=There's no

((CARLISLE: THERE'S NO STORK POLICE THAT ARE GONNA CHECK ON THEM. IT'S REALLY AN HONOR SYSTEM. ))
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OUT Q=honor system.


This customer courtesy has proven so popular that other stores in the mall now want maternity spaces.
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SOT 15:23:49
IN Q=Sears tried

((SCOTT ASHCRAFT/MALL MARKETING DIRECTOR: SEARS TRIED IT OUT AND IT'S PROVED INCREDIBLY POPULAR. WE'RE GONNA BE ADDING ABOUT EIGHT MORE SPACES AT ABOUT FOUR MORE ENTRANCES AROUND THE MALL.))
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OUT Q=around the mall.


And who knows?
Maybe this customer service will someday translate into customer loyalty from Sears newest and smallest legions of shoppers.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Emmitt Smith is the NFL's $63 million dollar man, The Redskins cut Washington, Steve Mason checks in with the Tech freshman,
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VO-NAT eng#


and the rain forces Fleming and others to take their high school workout in the house.
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S-Emmitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=Cowboys Logo


Emmitt Smith and the Dallas Cowboys have finally made a deal.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL


The 4-time rushing champion and the defending Super Bowl Champs who have been negotiating since January, agreed today to an eight-year contract worth $48 million, plus a $15 million dollar signing bonus.
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IN Q="I love the game...

((EMMITT SMITH/SIGNS FOR $63 MILLION:))
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OUT Q="...of the field."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD COWBOYS


The Cowboys play the Patriots this evening at Texas Stadium.

S-Washington


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=redskins camp


The Washington Redskins are getting ready to break camp in Frostburg, Maryland and head back to Redskins Park in Ashburn later this week, but today they
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00


broke bad on veteran safety James Washington releasing him.
The Cold cut of the 31 year old defensive leader is somewhat of a surprise considering he started 12 games last season.
But this year, the coaches believe he is step slower in a league that is at least a half step quicker.
Darryl Morrison and Darryl Pounds will battle to start in his place.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia tech's freshman football class is in the middle of a 4 day conditioning and academic orientation boot camp in Blacksburg.
Steve Mason has more on the new players introduction to college football 101.
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SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Virginia Tech Place Kicker; :13(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/Virginia Tech Defensive Back; :
SUPER=01-Carl Bradley/Virginia Tech Defensive Lineman; :45
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:05
SUPER=@Steve1: 1:25
RUNS=1:32
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra


Rain forced most of our Friday Football Extra teams indoors today. Despite the inclement weather William Fleming still made the day productive.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Head coach George "Killer" Miller expects his team to produce much more than last year's 4 and 6 record. Today was supposed to be the second day of full contact, full pads practice.
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IN Q=We

((GEORGE "KILLER" MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING COACH:))
SUPER=01-George "Killer" Miller/William Fleming Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...benefits both ways"
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15 starters return for the Colonels on both sides of the ball, 7 on defense. Quarterback Charles Burnette is just one of 8 starters returning on offense.
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((CHARLES BURNETTE/COLONELS' QUARTERBACK:))
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OUT Q=...do pretty well"
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ANCHOR=MIke
SS=hold FFE


The Colonels open the season on the road August 30th against new triple A contender Amherst.

S-Kazim


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=KAZIM PGA


The Kazim Temple, Mid-Atlanta PGA Club Pro championship was rained out today over at Hanging Rock.
The one day event that is in its fifth year has been rescheduled for October 23rd.
The $100.000 hole in one shootout has also been rescheduled. It will take place on August 26th at 9am.
Wx-Tape
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Flash Flood Watch/Heavy Rain/60-65/Occasional Rain/Continued

Cool/70-75;
SUPER=331-Flash Flood Watch/Heavy Rain/60-65/Rain Tapering/to Showers/70-75;
SUPER=332-Flash Flood Watch/Occasional Rain/60-63/Mostly Cloudy/Occasional

Rain/70-73;
SUPER=333-Flash Flood Watch/More Rain/60-63/Mostly Cloudy/Showers

Likely/70-73;
SUPER=334-Flash Flood Watch/Occasional Rain/60-63/Mostly Cloudy/Showers &

SUPER=X5001; Storms/70-75;