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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=melanie
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
The U-S missle strike against Iraq is getting mixed international reviews, as President Clinton awaits reaction from Saddam Hussein.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And two people are killed in Halifax County when their car becomes trapped underneath a tractor trailor.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Fran strengthens in the near Atlantic, clouds and showers plague the souteastern US, and will continue to do so just about all week. Details coming up.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Missile Attack


In the Persian Gulf today, the U-S gave it's response to the weekend Iraqi attack on a U-N designated safe zone.
The U-S launched 27 cruise missiles at Iraqi military defense targets.
Iraqi T-V reorts five people were killed in the U-S strike.
President Clinton ordered the air assault, calling it a blunt message to Saddam Hussein.
Mr. Clinton also said the U-S is also extending the no-fly zone in Iraq.
The United States is now waiting to see how Saddam reacts to today's air strike.
Elizabeth Kaledin has the latest.
LIVE=Elizabeth Full
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Washington, DC:
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SUPER=03-Aboard USS Carl Vinson; :05
SUPER=04-U.S. Navy; :17
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary; :26
SUPER=04-Iraqi TV; :41
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SUPER=05-Washington, DC;

((F-14 Fighters aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson provided air support for the missile strikes, which were launched from ships in the Vinson's battle group in the Persian Gulf, and from two B-52 bombers originating in Guam. The cruise missiles were aimed at military targets south of Baghdad, including surface-to-air missile bases and radar installations. ((WILLIAM PERRY, DEFENSE SECRETARY, SADDAM IS CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE REGION)) The missile strikes were in retaliation for the Iraqi army's invasion of Kurdish territory that was supposed to be considered safe under a united nations mandate.
The town of Irbil is located north of the 36th parallel, the boundary of the northern no-fly zone.
President clinton said this morning Saddam Hussein had to be punished for attacking his own people. ((PRESIDENT CLINTON:))
The president also announced that another no-fly zone in southern Iraq would be enlarged to bring it closer to Baghdad, in hopes of further limiting Iraq's offensive capabilities.
((NAT SOT:SADDAM FRETTING))


In a firey speech shown on Iraqi television, Saddam defied the U.S., saying he would no longer recognize the no-fly zones, and urged his soldiers to fight back.
Iraq claims five people were killed and 19 were wounded in the attack. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, Washington.))





Warner-Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-69)
GRAPHIC=John Warner


Virginia's John Warner is the second ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


The Republican Senator said yesterday that he'd been briefed by the White House and that he could support a U-S air strike.
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SOT 09:59:02
IN Q=Very clearly

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: VERY CLEARLY, SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS LITERALLY TAKEN HIS FINGER AND STUCK IT IN THE EYE OF THE WEST. AND SAID, DON'T TELL ME UNITED NATIONS. DON'T TELL ME ALLIES. I'M GONNA DO WHAT I DARN WELL PLEASE. AND HE HAS CHALLENGED THE CREDIBILITY OF THE WEST TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS. AND TO PROTECT THE DECISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE UNITED NATIONS.))
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But Warner added under NO circumstances could he support the use of ground troops in Iraq.
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Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Two Halifax men are dead after a tractor trailer slid through an intersection into their truck.
Twenty-five year old Terry Morrell Anderson and 24- year- old Jeremy Levelle Ferrell were killed last night when their pickup truck was trapped under the trailer's rear wheels.
The accident happened at the intersection of U-S 3-60 and route 7-16 in Halifax County.
State Police say no charges have been filed at this time.

Bus-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A bus crash near Mexico City has left 23 people dead and 15 others injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cuautla, Mexico;

7:15:56
Police and rescue workers say the bus first hit a three-ton truck and then veered into another truck.
The red cross says 19 people died at the scene and four more died at local hospitals.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Coming up,
Something special to heal old war wounds, a 50th Reunion,
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And one on foot, one by car and yet another on horseback.
We'll tell you what these politians were doing in Buena Vista when we return, but first let's check in with Patrick.
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GIRL-STARVED


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mel
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A New York woman accused of starving her four-year-old daughter to death was due to appear in court today to face a charge of second-degree murder.
However, it look's like Carla Lockwood's court appearance will be postponed.
She's been rushed to a hospital from jail because of complications with her latest pregnancy.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY;

4:10:33
Authorities say the 32-year-old mother of seven has confessed she did not feed her daughter Nadine regularly for a year and did not seek medical help -- even when she realized the girl was dying.
Neighbors claim they made several phone calls to child welfare officials.
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IN Q=I thought the more

((THENA JOHNSON/NEIGHBOR: I THOUGHT THE MORE CALLS YOU MAKE, THE MORE THEY WOULD RESPOND. BUT NOW I FEEL LIKE I WAS HELPLESS. ))
SUPER=01-Thena Johnson/Neighbor; **QUICK**
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OUT Q=like I was helpless
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Prosecutors say Lockwood kept Nadine hidden in a room in a filthy apartment.
She says she didn't feed the child because she didn't love or want her.
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Abuse-Team


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=None


Child abuse comes in forms other than neglect.
Sexual abuse cases represent the greatest problem for social workers and police investigators.
But in Pittsylvania County it's become easier thanks to a special task force.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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IN Q=Our primary
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00 quick!!
SUPER=03-Chatham; :08
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; 1:13
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:30 quick
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

((
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12:46:47:12
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IN Q=Our

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS THE VICTIM AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM AND HOW TO MAKE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE BETTER. ))
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OUT Q=better.


Achieving that goal became easier, in 1992.
That's the year, the Pittsylvania County Sexual Abuse team was formed to make handling such cases easier for everyone involved.
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IN Q=The purpose

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE PURPOSE OF IT IS TO GET EVERYBODY UP FRONT SO THE CASE CAN BE PROSECUTED AND EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT ALL IS GOING ON WITH THE CASE. ))
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OUT Q=with the case.


The team is comprised of social workers, three sheriff's investigators as well as staff from the Commonwealth Attorney's office.
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IN Q=Many times

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:MANY TIMES WE TAKE SOCIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WITH US TO DO THE INTERVIEWS AND THEY ARE RIGHT THERE WITH US. THEY HEAR EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON. THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY, HE GETS INVOLVED WITH IT AT THAT STAGE AND IT JUST MAKES IT A BETTER CASE WHEN YOU GO TO COURT WHERE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS. ))
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OUT Q=everybody understands.


In fiscal year 1993, there were 25- cases of child sexual abuse or molestation reported to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department.
The following two years the case load remained about the same.
But all that changed this past fiscal year, when some 50- cases were reported.
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14:43:19 end of tape one
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IN Q=I hope that

((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: I HOPE THAT THE WAY WE APPROACH CASES AND THE WAY WE DEAL WITH VICTIMS ENCOURAGES THE MAXIMUM REPORTING SO THAT WE'RE HEARING ABOUT AS MANY AS POSSIBLE AND MAYBE THAT ACCOUNTS FOR SOME OF THE INCREASE. THAT THE VICTIMS ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE TREATED WELL WHEN THEY COME FORWARD. ))
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OUT Q=they come forward.


Whatever the case, something must be working. September marks the team's four year anniversary. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

WW2-Veterans


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=None


World War Two came to Roanoke last night.
At least 500 veterans and their families were in town for a 50th reunion.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


These veterans are part of the 106th Infantry Division Association.
Some were P-O-W's or severely injured during the Battle of the Bulge.
Organizers and veterans say reunions help heal old wounds.
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SOT 09:18:44

((NANCY BURNSIDE/ROANOKE VISITORS BUREAU: THEY TELL ME THAT A LOT OF THEM WERE LIKE THEY KNEW WHERE THEY WERE, BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THEIR BUDDIES WERE AND WHAT WAS GOING ON AROUND THEM AND JUST GETTING TOGETHER AND TALKING HELPS THEM PUT ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER.))
SOT 09:21:18

((LOU PIAZZA/WORLD WAR II VETERAN: YOU BOTH MADE IT AND YOU NEVER FORGET THAT. YOU'RE BOTH IN COMBAT AND THE CLOSENESS WILL EXIST FOREVER.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Burnside/Roanoke Visitors Bureau;
SUPER=01-Lou Piazza/World War II Veteran; :14
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=exist forever
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The veterans celebrate these reunions several times a year across the U-S.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When we return-
They've made in to the Atlantic City board walk and they're hoping to be crowned the next Miss America,
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And a new music video is out, but some local rappers are taking center stage in this one.
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Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Buena Vista became a political battlefield yesterday.
Ellen Qualls reports that Warner versus Warner was the headliner of the state political parade.
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IN Q=The Republican
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-Donna Hewitt/Parade-Goer; :33
SUPER=01-Shane Gilliam/Parade-Goer; :42
SUPER=@Johnwarner; :54
SUPER=01-Robert Davis/Parade-Goer; 1:04
SUPER=@Markwarner; 1:14
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:29
SUPER=@Allen; 1:56
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Buena Vista.


((elephant
The Republican party cast the biggest shadow on this day.
But that's because some of those working on Labor Day were working for peanuts.
And since politics was involved, there was a clean-up crew.
NAT SOT TAPE ONE 10:19:01

((HI MARK WARNER RUNNING FOR SENATE.))
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Literally.
If it were a foot race, hundred-millionaire Mark Warner would be in the lead.
He's a man on a mission, completing his historic tour of every city and county in Virginia -- done before by Doug Wilder and Ollie North, but NOT with campaign events planned in each place.
He moved so fast some never saw him.
NAT SOT 10:23:50 TAPE ONE

((I DON'T THINK I DID. Did you see John Warner? YUP.))
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sot TAPE ONE 10:21:20

((DONNA HEWITT: IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT COMPARED TO GEORGE ALLEN. YES. BUT IT DOESN'T IMPRESS ME. NO. IT TAKES A LOT TO IMPRESS ME AND RIGHT NOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOESN'T.))
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SOT TAPE ONE 10:26:29

((SHANE GILLIAM: I MEAN I DON'T REALLY PAY THAT MUCH ATTENTION TO POLITICS OR ANYTHING. BUT UH, I'LL GIVE HIM MY VOTE.))
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But it's not a foot race, so incumbent Republican John Warner's riding high.
Barely breaking a sweat to keep his job.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA: THAT'S THE THEME OF MY CAMPAIGN. VERY SIMPLE. JOHN FOR JOBS. AND TODAY WE HONOR THOSE.))
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SOT TAPE ONE 10:27:56Y

((ROBERT DAVIS: I THINK I'M GONNA STICK TO THE OLD MAN. OK why? I JUST THINK IT'S THE BEST CHOICE RIGHT NOW. MARK'S A GOOD MAN. BUT I JUST BELIEVE I'LL STICK WITH JOHN.))
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sot TAPE TWO 11:24:06

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: I WENT EVERYWHERE IN VIRGINIA BECAUSE NO PART OF VIRGINIA CAN BE LEFT BEHIND. THE INCUMBENT LAST WEEK IN A RICHMOND NEWSPAPER SAID HE DOESN'T HAVE THE TIME TO GET TO ALL THESE LITTLE REMOTE PLACES. I GOT THE TIME. I WILL GO BACK TO ALL 135 IN MY FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE.))
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After a summer of TV commercials and still a big gap in the polls, Mark Warner's campaign came here for some life support. He'll need it. Even if Bill Clinton pulls off a miracle and carries Virginia, Virginia ballots don't show Democrat or Republican, so it's hard to get a coattail effect.
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The cowboy- clad George Allen is limited to one term as Governor -- so what's he campaigning for?
How about the Republican National Committee chairmanship suggested by some Republicans after San Diego?
sot ALLEN TAPE 09:44:06

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I REALLY HAVE NO INTEREST IN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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There it is, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Buena Vista.))

L'burg-Development


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Lynchburg knows the true meaning of Labor Day.
That's because economic development has created hundreds of new jobs for the city's residents in 1996.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/May 2; :00


In May, the Hill City welcomed snack food giant Frito Lay, which is building a 150-million dollar plant that'll employ 800 people.
And last week, Tessy Plastics announced it was expanding to the same industrial park, creating another 120 jobs.
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SOT 5:18:34
IN Q=It's been a

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECON. DEVELOPMENT: IT'S BEEN A SUPER YEAR. I FEEL LIKE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE SORT OF TURNED THE CORNER AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE ACTIVITY THAN WE DID SAY TEN YEARS AGO, OR EIGHT OR NINE YEARS AGO. WE CERTAINLY HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN THIS COMMUNITY. THE LEADERSHIP, COUNCIL, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THEY'VE INVESTED IN LAND AND ROADS AND WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES, THEY'RE CONTINUING TO DO THAT AND THEY'RE STARTING TO REALLY REAP THE BENEFITS OF THOSE INVESTMENTS.))
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Econ. Development; :00
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OUT Q=of those investments.
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In terms of economic development, Cobb says 1996 is the best year Lynchburg has seen since the mid-1980's.
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Rappers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=None


A pair of Southside rappers are reaching for the stars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/June 24;


Timothy "Count-V" Allen and Ivan "The Jazzy" Dailey returned to their hometown of Danville a couple of months ago to shoot part of a music video.
The two are part of the rap group "The Top Dawgs".
The music video is now complete.
It includes shots from the Stratford Inn in Danville.
The pair recently signed a contract with Solar Records in Hollywood, California worth one a half million dollars.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


Stocks are lower after a dreadful opening on Wall Street.
A purchasing managers survey released this morning appeared to calm the market.
At Noon, the Dow was DOWN 17 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on news 7,
Patrick will have all the latest in sports,
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...including the Bears/Cowboys matchup last night.
It's only the season opener and already key players are finding their way onto the injuried list.
Stick around.
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MONDAY-NIGHT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NFL


Defending SuperBowl Champs Dallas lost both their season opener, and their top running back, Emmitt Smith, Monday night in Chicago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago;


Smith was carried off the field after this play-action fake in the fourth quarter.
He had 18 carries for 70 yards.
Chicago used some trickery to win the game--RECEIVER Curtis Conway PASSES to Raymont Harris for the 33-yard TD.
Later punter Todd Saurbraun plays QB, setting up a 31-yard field goal.
Bears then recovered a Troy Aikman fumble in the endzone, the final tally--Chicago 22, Dallas 6.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=NFL


X-rays on Smith were negative, and he has movement in his extremities.
No word on when he'll return to the field.

UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-1
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


George Welsh ended the Cavaliers preseason quarterback battle over the weekend, well he sort of ended it.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


Welsh named fifth year senior Tim Sherman his starter, but he hardly was given an overwhelming clear cut endorsement.
Welsh says the competition between Sherman and sophomore Aaron Brooks is so close he plans to let Brooks also play in the opener on Saturday night.
Afterall, Welsh is the first to admit picking starting quarterbacks hasn't always been his forte during his 15 years at Virginia.
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IN Q="You know...

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: YOU KNOW WE CHOSE MIKE GECK OVER SHUTZ AND SHUTZ ENDS UP BEING THE BETTER WE TOOK FERGUSON OVER MAJIK AND HE WAS A BETTER QB, AND WE TOOK WILLIS OVER GROH, AND OF COURSE IF MAYBE WILLIS HADN'T GOTTEN HURT IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A CHANGE BUT MAYBE WE DON'T WIN ALL THOSE GAMES LAST YEAR WITHOUT GROH, SO...))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=...GROH, SO."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=HOLD UVA


Saturday night's game with Central Michigan kicks off at seven at Scott stadium.

Tennis


ANCHOR=PATRICK
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


Top men's seed Pete Sampras and women's second seed Monica Seles highlight today's fourth-round action at the U-S Open.
Sampras faces bullet server Mark Philippoussis (fih-lih-POO'-sihs) and Seles battles Amanda Coetzer (KUHT'-sur) on Stadium Court this evening.
Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and Michael Chang all advanced during play yesterday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


But there was a huge upset on the women's side where Martin Hingis ousted third seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
The 15 year old Phenom from Switzerland needed three sets to reach the quarterfinals with the 6-1, 3-6 6-4 win.
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((MARTINA HINGIS/BEATS VICARIO IN THREE SETS: I THINK I PLAYED VERY SMART GAME TODAY AGAINST HER. I DIDN'T MAKE SO MANY MISTAKES AND I JUST TRIED TO PLAY HER FOREHAND)) ((ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO/LOSES IN FOURTH ROUND: IT WAS A VERY GOOD MATDCH AND FINALLY I DO HAVE CHANCES AND I LOST, BUT SHE DID ALSO PLAY PRETTY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Martina Hingis/Beats Vicario In Three Sets; :00
SUPER=01-Arantxa Sanchez Vicario/Loses In Fourth Round; :08
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OUT Q=...PRETTY GOOD."
ANCHOR=PATRICK
SS=US OPEN


Stefan Edberg hopes to make it to the quarterfinals today in a match against Britian's Tim Henman.
Number four seed Goran Ivanisevic also plays today against Ukraine's Andrei Medvedev.

Wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up on our Health Check Report--
Pregnant women may be unknowingly giving their unborn babies allergies, according to British researchers.
Scientists worry by eating PEANUTS, expectant mothers may be setting their babies up for potentially fatal reactions to the nuts.
We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, sports and weather....later today on News 7 at FIVE.

Miss-America


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


But before we go -
The Miss America pageant is still two weeks away, but the contestants are already in Atlantic City.
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SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ;

4:21;26
They arrived yesterday following a trip to Disney World.
Watch closely, you'll catch a glimpse of Miss Virginia Michelle Kang, the brunette in the blue suit.
The 50 contestants are competing for 40-thousand dollars in scholarship money, thousands of dollars in personal appearance fees and a year long reign promoting a social platform. wipe/wipe/wipe (----------------)