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ANCHOR=Keith

On News-7 at 6, Henry County thinks about life without DuPont.
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VO-NAT


The plant closing will mean millions in lost tax revenue.
And a man dies in a logging accident in Montgomery County.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Curry and Coles are coming to Salem, Mason lands in Charlotte, Swift makes a victorious comeback,
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VO-NAT eng#


and the cat's out of the bag - tomorrow Tiger is announcing he's turning pro.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Some local downpours earlier today and more moving in tonight. That story and a tropical update just ahead.

Dupont


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Dupont


Reality is about to sink in for people in Martinsville and Henry County.
For several years the community has feared one of its highest paying employers would close for good.
Late yesterday Dupont announced that will happen in mid- 1998.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff says the company's WARNING about the shut-down prepared people a bit.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


That's true Keith, but it has still been hard news for some workers to swallow.
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((JEANNETTE STONE/28- YEAR- EMPLOYEE: WELL, IT'S REAL SAD. EVERYBODY HAS BEEN EXPECTING IT FOR A LONG TIME. BUT IT'S STILL-- IT'S HARD. ))
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Dupont workers will receive a months pay for every two years of service.
But it may be harder for the area's local governments to wean themselves off the Dupont dollars.
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SOT 12:22:26 today
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S A HUGE HIT.))
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Think about it.
Every year Dupont pays machinery taxes, real estate taxes, and generates an annual payroll of 35- million- dollars...and that money that pays property taxes on houses, cars, and other items.
Before even considering property taxes, Henry County is betting the Dupont departure will cost it it upwards of a million- dollars a year in lost tax revenues.
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((CLOWER: WHEN YOU...PUBLIC EDUCATION.))
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This is the second time this year the textile industry has dealt a big blow to this area, following the pullout of Sara Lee Knit Products in March.
But by no means is this manufacturing sector dead and gone here...companies including Bassett-Walker, Pluma, Tultex and Fieldcrest Cannon still employ thousands of residents.
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((TOM HARNED/MARTINSVILLE DEVELOPMENT DEPT.: NOW WITH...LIKE THAT.))
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


It's worth noting though that of the textile firms in the area, Dupont had some of the best wages, around 15- dollars- an- hour.
And you can bet both shopkeepers and tax collectors will miss that money Keith.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


(QUESTION: BUT AFTER THIS KIND OF A LOSS IS THE AREA GOING TO BE GUN SHY ABOUT RECRUITING FIRMS FROM THE TEXTILE SECTOR?)

Logging-Accident


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=None


A logging accident killed a 39 year- old Christiansburg man in Montgomery County this morning.
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VO-NAT
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The victim was working for a contractor on a logging job off of Taylor Hollow Road in the Ellett Valley.
At the time of the accident, he was cutting trees with a chainsaw.
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((SGT. C.L. COOK/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: BASICALLY THIS WAS A FREAK ACCIDENT INVOLVING A SUBJECT THAT WAS CUTTING WOOD DOWN HERE, AND AS HE WAS CUTTING WOOD THE WOOD SPLIT, CAME BACK AND SPRUNG INTO HIM, AND THAT'S WHAT CAUSED HIS INJURIES. ))
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Authorities say the blow to the stomach knocked the victim several feet backwards, and caused major internal injuries.
A co-worker heard the accident and ran to assist, but was unable to find a pulse.
The victim died at the scene.
Authorities have not yet released his name.
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Roanoke-wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Accident


A serious accident on Hollins Road
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VO-NAT
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CLOSED the road for more than two hours this afternoon.
A Cadillac had just turned off Travilian onto Hollins Road when it ran into an Oldsmobile station wagon.
Roanoke County police theorize that Grover Mayberry tried to avoid the accident, but ran off the road, hit a pole and wound up hitting the other car broadside.
Mayberry was not wearing a seatbelt. He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Lifeguard 10.
The 81-year old North County man was scheduled for surgery tonight.
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Obremski


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Michael Obremski


Botetourt County investigators have put together a case against Michael Obremski-- the man who'd been making threatening phone calls to young girls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Obremski was indicted twice today in Botetourt County, but Sheriff Reed Kelly says there could have been even more charges.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: THESE ARE NOT ALL THE CASES WE COULD HAVE BROUGHT AGAINST HIM. THESE ARE JUST THE SELECTED CASES THAT WOULD BE EASIEST TO PROVE. ))
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Obremski has already pled no contest in Roanoke County to 11 similar charges.
They included threatening to abduct, taking indecent liberties with a minor and making obscene phone calls.
He'll be sentenced in Roanoke County next month.
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Embezzlement


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


She claimed to have a degree from a prestigious business school... then she got a job as a bookkeeper at a Fincastle company.
Now all she has are 54 indictments to her name-- whatever her real name may be.
Jenna Drum, also known as Annie Jane (HOH-bratch) Hobratschk,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;

worked at Groggins Plastics.
She's accused of embezzling more than 125- thousand dollars during her one year of employment.
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SOT 5:50:53
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((FLIP GROGGINS/WE'VE GOT TO GO THROUGH EVERY TRANSACTION SINCE AUGUST, ALL OF THE PAYROLL ACCOUNTS AND EVERYTHING THROUGHOUT THE CORPORATE ACCOUNTS. SO IT'S GOING TO BE VERY TIME CONSUMING AND YOU TAKE THINGS LIKE THIS PERSONALLY. ))
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ANCHOR=keith
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Botetourt County sheriff's deputies attempted to arrest the woman last week.
They tracked her down in Petersburg, only to find she has checked into a mental health hospital.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- A local amateur golf champ faces additional drug charges--
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Also times are changing at Roanoke city fire stations--and it means some adjustments in living and working arrangements. That story and more just ahead but first we'll check in with Robin Reed.
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Stallins


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A local amateur golf champion was indicted again today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Penny Stallins was cited in Botetourt County this time.
Last month a Salem Grand Jury charged her with possession of cocaine, with intent to distribute plus one count of marijuana possession.
As we reported at the time, the Salem case grew out of a drug bust in Botetourt June 3rd.
Stallins was a Salem High School gym teacher and retired from Andrew Lewis last year with a medical disability.
She's a three- time winner of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Golf Tournament.
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Rescue-Calls


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=None


There are some new faces today at fire stations in the city of Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Because of the merger of the Fire and Emergency Services departments, men and women are now working side by side for the first time.
Changes have been made in the fire stations to provide more privacy for both groups.
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((DEPUTY CHIEF WINSTON SIMMONS/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: YOU KNOW FIRE SERVICE IS MALE DOMINATED. BRINGING IN DIVERSITY AND CHANGES AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CHANGES. THE BIGGEST THING IS TO REMEMBER TO DO THE LITTLE THINGS, FLIP THE SIGNS OVER, WEAR SHORTS AND TEE SHIRTS. LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
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VO-NAT


Bathrooms and locker rooms all have locks and signs on them.
New walls in the dormitory provide more privacy for sleeping.
Also, paramedics and E-M-T's are undergoing additional firefighting training so supporters of the merger say the number of firefighters in the city will actually increase.
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Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=None

A ten-thousand-dollar reward is sitting unclaimed --it's being offered for information about a plane that disappeared on a snowy West Virginia mountain on its way to Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

The pilot -- 31-year-old Colin Cambell -- was flying from West Virginia to Lynchburg last November 28th when flight controllers lost radio contact.
Searchers failed to find any trace of the plane.
Cambell's employer -- an Oregon construction company -- is putting up the reward.
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


Capital Murder suspect Earl Bramblett will get his own private investigator to help him prepare a defense.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Attorneys Mac Doubles and Terry Grimes asked the court for funds to hire their own investigator.
It's not unusual for the judge to approve such a request in capital cases.
Without objection from the prosecutor, Judge Roy Willett okayed spending up to three thousand dollars - to start with.
SUPER=03-Vinton/August, 1994


Bramblett is accused of killing a family of four in Vinton two years ago.
The Hodges murder investigation was so exhaustive and complex, it may be next year before the case goes to trial.
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Christian-Coalition


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


The Chesapeake- based Christian Coalition has nothing to fear for now from Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Coalition founded by televangelist Pat Robertson is already facing federal charges that it behaves like a partisan political committee -- but doesn't follow public disclosure laws.
Fairfax state Senator Joe Gartlan -- a Democrat -- has twice asked Gilmore for a legal opinion on a hypothetical group like the Christian Coalition.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore has now dodged it twice, saying the disclosure law is before the federal court in Roanoke.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: I THINK WE HAVE TO LET THE COURT RULE ON THE STATUTES. CONSTITUTIONAL OR OTHERWISE. THEY MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THESE STATUTES, THAT WOULD RENDER ANY OPINION THAT I WOULD ISSUE MOOT. BUT IT'S BEEN THE LONG-STANDING PRACTICE FOR ALL ATTORNEYS-GENERAL, REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT, TO NOT COMMENT AT AN EARLY TIME ON MATTERS THAT ARE BEFORE THE COURTS.))
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Senator Gartlan says Gilmore's comparing apples to oranges.
Gartlan says the Virginia Society for Human Life lawsuit is challenging the constitutionality of the disclosure laws.
Gartlan says he just wants to know if Gilmore thinks the Christian Coalition is "acting like" a political committee when it mobilizes voters for specific candidates.

Stocks


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

On Wall Street today the Dow was up 17 points, closing at 57 hundred 11. NASDAQ gained 10 points.
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Corned-Beef


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=None


Some changes at Corned Beef and Company on the Roanoke City Market.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The restaurant is expanding into the old Ward's Rock Cafe next door.
Corned Beef customers can already use the deck area.
The new room downstairs still has a ways to go, but the owner hopes to have it done late next week.
Corned Beef is also putting in a wood-fired brick oven, so it can add gourmet pizzas and other items to the menu.
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Kid-Bickering


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=None


If you're a parent, no doubt you've been the referee for many a fight between your children.
Child care experts say such constant bickering is actually normal for brothers and sisters.
Parents must still struggle with how often and when to intervene in the conflicts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Heather Moore says her two boys have completely different personalities and interests.
Patrick is a quiet 8 year old, and Robert is a feisty 5 year old.
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((HEATHER MOORE/MOTHER: IT'S FRUSTRATING, THEY ARGUE QUITE A BIT. AND I IGNORE SOME OF IT. IT GOES ON A LOT --ROBERT RUNS THROUGH SCREEN--...LAUGHTER. BOB HENDERSON/DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES: IF THEY ARE NOT BEATING EACH OTHER UP, IF IT'S NOT DANGEROUS, THE BEST THING FOR A PARENT TO DO, AS YOU HEARD THE MOTHER SAY EARLIER, SHE IGNORES IT FOR AS MUCH AS SHE CAN STAND. ))
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Henderson says children need to learn how to solve conflicts and the best place for them to do that is within the family.
If you'd like more information on parenting, you can call "The Parents' Place" at the Y-M-C-A in downtown Roanoke.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight in sports, Tiger says he's going pro, plus Dell and Bimbo are coming to Salem,
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VO-NAT eng#


and Steve Mason gives us a preseason look at the defending state champion Lord Botetourt Lady Cavalier basketball team.
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S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=Golf


Tiger Woods will make his jump to the PGA tour official tomorrow when he announces he's leaving the amateur ranks for good.
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SUPER=04-Sunday; :00


Just two days after winning an unprecedented third straight Amateur title Woods says he's ready to bring what many call the best swing ever to hit the pro tour.
His biggest adjustment will be playing the 72 hole stroke format.
Most matches on the amateur ranks are based on match play, where a bad hole isn't as detrimental.
His first test comes this weekend in the Milwaukee Open.
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S-Curry


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=RKE SPORTS CLUB


If you would like to meet a couple of NBA stars without traveling to an NBA city you're in luck.
Tomorrow night the Roanoke Valley Sports club
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pinnacle page (1012)
welcomes Charlotte Hornet guard Dell Curry and Golden State guard BImbo Coles to town for its monthly meeting at the Salem Civic Center.
The social hour begins at 5:45, and if you're interested in attending the meeting and would like to get tickets, you can call (540) 389-7373 tomorrow between nine and noon.
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S-Mason


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-19
GRAPHIC=none

Dell's Hornets welcomed his newest teammate to town today as former Knick Anthony Mason buzzed into the queen city.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


Besides bringing a new haircut to town, Mason also brings the Hornets some much needed toughness and a bad boy attitude.
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S-Botetourt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=GIRL-96
GRAPHIC=girls basketball


The Group A and Group 2A girls basketball season tips off this week.
Lord Botetourt begins defense of it's state championship Thursday night against Jefferson forest in the Lady Cavaliers annual tip off classic. Steve Mason checked in with the Lady Cavs this week.
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The memory of beating William Byrd for the Group 2A state championship is still clear in the minds of the Lady Cavaliers.
So are the many honors the team received from the fans and the community.
it's also clear in 96 that Botetourt fans would like another title. ((DAVID WHEAT/LORD BOTETOURT GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((SARAH MOORE/17 PTS & 9 REBS PER GAME IN 95:))
Game by game, the lady cavs will look to first team all state forward Sara Hicks. She averaged over 22 points per game last season and has been working on her shooting range all summer. But; it's not the offense that this Virginia tech signee is excited about. ((SARA HICKS/1995 BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT PLAYER OF THE YEAR:)) The Lady Cavaliers must not only contend with Blue Ridge powers William, Salem and Northside again, but new district members Christiansburg and Blacksburg as well. In Botetourt County, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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S-Swift


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-17
GRAPHIC=ROCKIES


After reahabbing his injured shoulder in Salem last week, Bill Swift returned to the big leagues last night to pitch for the Colorado Rockies.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Reds vs. Rockies; :00


He hadn't been on hill as a starter since June of this year, and he was anything but perfect last night.
The former all-star gave up five runs in five shaky innings, two coming on this two run homer by the Reds Lenny Harris with no one out in the third.
But no lead is safe at Coors field as four different Rockies hit homers
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and mother nature forced the game to be called in the seventh. The Rockies and Swift get the win 9-to-5.
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S-Seth


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA


Former UVa star pitcher Seth Greisinger who also pitched for the U.S. Olympic team earlier this summer, signed with the Detroit Tigers today.
He was the Tigers number one selection in the June amateur draft.

S-Texas


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=TEXAS SPEEDWAY


The Texas Motor Speedway, which earlier this month was given a Winston Cup for next April, today announced that it will also stage a race in the new Indy Racing League on June 7th of nest year.
It will be known as the Longhorn 500.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-18
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


There were a couple of upsets today at the U.S. Open tennis championships as fifth seeded woman Iva Majoli lost to Judith Weisner, and Richard Krajicek was beaten by Stefan Edberg.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA; :00


Monica Seles needed less than an hour to win her second round match as she whipped Anne Miller 6-1 and 6-love.
Seles is seeded second on the women's side.
Pete Sampras also won today in straight sets.
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VIEWERNET


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


There is a new addition to some classrooms in our area that will bring your hometown weather right on the TV screen live.
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VO-NAT


The News 7 Weather Center is placing weather equipment at various schools across the viewing region--they will report live data back here to the station.
The new "Viewernet" system will enable us to gather information from these schools on a daily basis, and show viewers what's going on around the region, from locations that have never had regular weather reports.
The network will include 7 schools initially, and will expand over the next few years. Look for the ViewerNet reports to begin one week from tonight.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#Promo
GRAPHIC=None


Holdren's Stores have been a business landmark in our area for years.
But since its acquisition by a North Carolina firm in July--
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon tells us some customers feel they've getting a raw deal from Holdren's.
Talent=Jean
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, if you purchased an appliance or any other product at
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Holdren's before July first and you bought an extended warranty it could be money down the drain.
Customers are finding out those warranties may not be worth the paper they're written on.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We spoke with some customers who feel they've been mistreated and who are demanding satisfaction.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom

and weather tonight on News 7 at 11. We'll have that story plus a complete wrap up of today's other news, sports