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TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
TICKETS TO THE ORANGE BOWL ARE SELLING BRISKLY-- NOW THAT THE VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES HAVE BEEN INVITED TO PLAY THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS.
BILL DOLAN SAYS THIS TIME AROUND HE'S GOING TO WIN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday December Ninth- Our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Six years ago Jens Soering was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's parents, today he asked for a new trial.
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P-Soering


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=news-78 primetime


Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=soering


The German diplomat's son claims he will be cleared of the murders that occured eleven years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Today;


Soering says the prosecution withheld evidence during his first trial in 1990, for the slayings of Derek and Nancy Haysom.
They were found in their Boonsboro home in April of 1985.
Each had been stabbed several times and had their throats cut.
Today, former Bedford County Deputy George Anderson testified he picked up two drifters a few days after the murders, and one of them reportedly left a knife in his patrol car.
Experts say the knife could have been used to commit the Haysom murders.
The drifters later were arrested for the stabbing death of a homeless man in Roanoke.
Soering's attorney says all this evidence might have swayed that 1990 jury in her client's favor had they heard it.
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SS=HOLD


The question of whether investigators withheld exculpatory evidence was the focus of today's court hearing.
Both sides will wrap up their arguments tomorrow.
Judge William Sweeney is "not" expected to rule on Soering's request for a new trial for several days.

P-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-A
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


The Plaintiffs have rested in their lawsuit against O.J. Simpson, the man they believe killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
Today, it was Fred Goldman's turn to speak out-- about the anguish his 24-year-old son's death has caused.
Goldman was the Plaintiff's 66th and last witness-- his testimony was intended to help jurors decide how much money the murders should cost Simpson, should the football hero be found liable.
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((ROBERT PUGSLEY/LAW PROFESSOR: IT SEEMS TO ME IF THEY FIX RESPONSIBILITY ON HIM THEY'RE GOING TO BE PREPARED MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY TO ALSO HIT HIM WITH A VERY HUGE PRICE TAG. I WOULD SUGGEST IN THE MULTI MILLIONS. PROBABLY, ENOUGH TO FORCE HIM TO LIQUIDATE PROPERTIES INCLUDING THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET THAT HE HAS, THE HOUSE ON ROCKINGHAM.))
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VO-NAT


First up for Simpson's team is a parade of police witnesses-- from detectives to criminalists.
They'll be put on the stand, in efforts to show they tainted, planted and bungled evidence....either through malice or mistakes.
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P-Olympic-Bombing


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jja
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=olympic bombing


The F-B-I is hoping somebody has a picture of the Olympic Park Bomber.
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VO-NAT
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The agency has announced a half million-dollar reward in the case, hoping to spur people to come forward.
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Agents today also modeled a backpack that looked like the one that may have held the bomb.
And they played the 911 call warning of the blast.
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((THERE IS A BOMB IN CENTENNIAL PARK. YOU HAVE 30 MINUTES. ))
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FBI agents are hoping the information jogs the memory of someone who was at the park.
One woman was killed and more than 100 others injured during the July 27th concert.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=jewell


Meanwhile N-B-C has reached a settlement with Richard Jewell, the former Olympic bombing suspect.
That, after comments made by news anchor Tom Brokaw.
No word on the specifics of the agreement.

P-Puppyland


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-84 NET-K
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


The owner of a Roanoke dog kennel and grooming parlor is laying out his case in court against W-S-L-S- -T-V.
Keith Humphry has this synopsis.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Clinton Cunningham, Jr./Va. Dept of Agriculture; :56 quick
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The civil trial of Puppyland versus Park Broadcasting began with eight minutes of videotape.
The jury saw segments of last year's newscasts that Puppyland says were libelous.
Among other things, Channel 10's reporters said animals had been tortured and abused at Puppyland.
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((EVEN IF THE CASE ENDS UP IN COURT, IT COULD STILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO PROVE.))
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Channel 10 apparently intends to try to prove that its stories were accurate, intending to call former Puppyland employees to back up last year's news reports.
Puppyland owner Chris Benson says the stories put him put of business.
Benson's lawyer put on a former employee to refute the claim that Benson beat and choked animals in his care.
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((I ALWAYS NOTICED HE WAS EXTREMELY GENTLE TO ANIMALS. I'VE NEVER SEEN HIM ABUSE AN ANIMAL IN ANY WAY. ))
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Loyd's stories had included a claim that the State Agriculture Department was investigating Puppyland.
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((I DON'T DO INVESTIGATIONS. WAS ANYBODY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE INVESTIGATING PUPPYLAND? NOT AT THAT TIME TO MY KNOWLEDGE.))
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The multi-million dollar libel action is expected to take at least another day or two in court.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

P-Rubatex


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-87 net-g
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


It was the second fire this year at Rubatex in Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Firefighters got the call just after 11:30 this morning.
An explosion in an oven at the Waltex division sent smoke into the duct system and out of the building.
Workers got out quickly, as firefighters cleared the smoke away.
No one was hurt; the cause of the oven explosion is under investigation.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Bill Dolan is hoping the second time is a charm as he announces his candidacy for Attorney general
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VO-NAT


Are you looking for a "tickle me elmo" that's on someone's Christmas list?
If you're coming up empty- you're not alone. That story when we come back.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Dolan


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=dolan


Arlington lawyer Bill Dolan may have learned something from his son-- who brought home the Olympic gold as a swimmer.
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((BILL DOLAN/D-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: SOMETIMES AN ATHLETE FINISHES A COMPETITION AND SAYS "I CAN DO BETTER. AND NEXT TIME I WILL." SOMETIMES A CANDIDATE FINISHES A RACE AND SAYS "I CAN DO BETTER. AND NEXT TIME I WILL." WELL LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NEXT TIME IS HERE.))
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Dolan becomes the only Democrat so far to seek the Attorney General nomination in 1997.
Dolan is focusing on curbing drug crimes and funding education.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=hokies/huskers


Tickets are at a premium for the Orange Bowl where Virginia Tech will be meeting power-house Nebraska.
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VO-NAT
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At Tech's ticket office, five extra people were on hand to process the orders today.
The fact that the Hokies are playing the national champions for the last two years running has added to the excitement.
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((SANDY SMITH/ASST. TICKET MGR.: PLAYING NEBRASKA, THE STUDENTS WERE REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC THIS MORNING, AND WE HAD A LONG LINE THIS MORNING AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CAME IN THIS MORNING, SO IT WAS VERY GOOD. ))
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For fans, it's the perfect encore to last year's Sugar Bowl win.
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((DWAYNE KITTLE/HOKIE FAN: I'VE BEEN IN BLACKSBURG, BEEN A HOKIE FAN FOR 25 YEARS NOW AND A FEW YEARS AGO WE'D HAVE NEVER DREAMED ABOUT BEING IN THE SUGAR BOWL, THE ORANGE BOWL, I MEAN THIS IS INCREDIBLE. ))
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Tickets cost from 60 to 125 dollars. They'll be mailed out next week.
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P-Elmo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=christmas shopping


Christmas requires more than a generous spirit these days.
Shoppers searching for a special toy need determination and the skill of a detective.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Ashley Jacobs and Betty Tran know exactly what they want for Christmas.
And they may be in luck, because their list does not include two toys that are playing hard to get this holiday season, Tickle Me Elmo and Holiday Barbie.
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((WELL TICKLE ME ELMO IS SORT OF A CUTE LITTLE TOY. HE GIGGLES AND LAUGHS. "OH BOY THAT TICKLES." AND OF COURSE THE BARBIE DOLL IS A COLLECTOR'S ITEM AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY'S INTO THAT.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The picture isn't likely to improve soon.
While some stores may receive shipments during the next couple of weeks, few are promising delivery of the hottest toys until after Christmas.
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Tonight on Primetime Sports--we'll head to Cassell Coliseum to see how Tech did against UNC Greensboro. But first,
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dog may be man's best friend...but maybe you and yours aren't seeing eye to eye lately.
A Lynchburg animal communicator may be able to help you deepen your bond.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Animal-Communicator


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-91 net-h
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Have you ever wondered what your pet was thinking?
Lynchburg's Patty Summers may have some ways of helping you connect.
Don't call her a pet psychologist... or a psychic.
Rather, she's an animal communicator, as we hear from reporter Scott Prince.
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((Anyone can tell that Muffin here is a "camera hog."
But without any other knowledge of this pot bellied pig, could you possibly know what kind of bedding it prefers?
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((DOES SHE WANT HAY OR JUST WANT CHIPS? SHE LIKES THE CHIPS BETTER BECAUSE SHE THINKS SHE CAN ROUTE THEM BETTER. SHE CAN MOVE THEM MORE EASILY. ))
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Meet Patty Summers.
She refers to herself as an animal communicator... and claims to have the power to converse with any living creature.
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((PATTY SUMMERS/ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW IT'S POSSIBLE, BECAUSE I DON'T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT I DO. JUST THAT I CAN DO IT. BUT IT'S TELEPATHIC COMMUNICATION, IF YOU WILL.))
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Summers says she usually receives the messages through fragmented thoughts and visual images.
And says from time to time, the animals can be quite funny.
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((FIRST TIME I CAME TO THIS HOUSE, I CAME UP TO THIS FENCE AND THIS HORSE SAID, "ARE YOU THE PERSON SHE TOLD US WAS COMING?" I SAID, "YES." AND HE SAID, "I'M THE KING HORSE." AND I SAID, "I SEE!" ))
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Summers has dozens of clients up and down the east coast.
And she's definitely made a believer out of Bedford County resident Sandy Young.
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((SANDY YOUNG/PET OWNER: SHE REALLY HAS THE ABILITY TO DO IT AT A DEEPER LEVEL. IT'S JUST LIKE SHE'S STANDING THERE LIKE YOU AND I ARE TALKING. SHE CAN DO THAT WITH THE ANIMALS. ))
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Despite those words of praise, Summers has run into a number of skeptics.
But she says she has nothing to prove to anyone... and lets her ability SPEAK for itself... even though she's the only one that can hear it.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Bedford County.)) Forecasts
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P-Heart-Bypass


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=cardiac care


A life-saving surgery for some heart patients will soon be more available in hospitals.
Cardiac surgeons from the top ten heart centers in the country started classes today on the new technique.
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It's called "Minimally-invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass"-- that's Mid-Cab, for short-- and it is less invasive than standard bypass surgery.
Bypasses are performed to get around blockages in the coronary arteries and restore blood flow to the heart muscle.
But with this new procedure, instead of opening the chest, the surgeon makes a much smaller incision in the patient's side....and there's no need to be hooked to a heart-lung machine, as is the case with the standard operation.
Instead, the heart continues to beat on its own throughout the procedure.
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((DR. PAUL CORSO/WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER: PRIMARILY IT IS AIMED AT OPERATING ON THE ARTERIES THAT ARE ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE HEART, WHICH LUCKILY ARE THE ARTERIES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE PATIENT'S LONGEVITY. SO, WE CAN DO ONE, TWO, MAYBE THREE BYPASSES, DEPENDING ON WHERE WE NEED TO GO.))
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The midcab operation isn't likely to eliminate conventional bypass procedures, but for the many patients who are suited for it, it could mean quicker, less invasive surgeries... with less time spent recovering.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE# cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


When you think of the height of fashion and glamour, one woman has been representing America's tastes and trends now for decades.
It doesn't hurt that she has a really small waistline.
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SUPER=75-Beverly Hills, CA; :


We're talking about Barbie.
The never-aging blonde was just on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, for a day of fashion shows-- and a silent auction of one-of-a- kind Barbie Dolls, dressed and accessorized by fashion's hottest designers and jewelers.
The auction benefits the national Children Affected By AIDS Foundation-- as well as a California hospital.
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SP-Cross


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-19
GRAPHIC=none


Lots of sports headed your way on Primetime, but first lets check in with some high school basketball.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


Jim Muscaro's North Cross Raiders hit a milestone tonight. The team improved to 3 and oh on the season with a 53-41 win over the Miller School at Carter Athletic center. The Raiders have already surpassed their win total from all of last year when the team won 2 games. Now the numbers.
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SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


The Virginia Tech mens basketball team came into tonight's home contest against visiting UNC-Greensboro riding a three game win streak.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Spartans vs. Hokies; :00


The Spartans were hoping to gain a little respect during their visit to Cassell Coliseum.
But good ball movement would help Tech in the first half. Andre Ray makes the pass to Ace Custis who gives to Shawn Brown. Brown nails the slicing jumper.
However, the Hokies had to play catch up for part of the first half thanks to effort like this drive from UNC-G's Matt Javit.
The Hokies seem to have an answer. Watch former Patrick Henry standout
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/66/UNC-G/50 ;

Troy Manns at the other end of the floor draw the defense and then thread the needle to Ace for the baseline jumper.
Tech lead 29-24 at the half despite great play from Larry Gilbert, but the Hokies win 66 to 50.
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SP-Grambling


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=College football


To football, according to ESPN reports, Grambling State University wants legendary football coach Eddie Robinson to resign.
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SUPER=03-Grambling, LA; :00


Robinson, who is now 77 years old, has more wins than any other college football coach in history, but this year, the team had problems-- most notably, 4 players were arrested on rape charges.
Reports say Robinson has been offered a vice presidents position but so far he has reportedly refused to resign.
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SP-Alabama


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=Alabama


While Robinson seems to be nearing the end of his career, Mike Dubose's is just begining. Alabama named him the Crimson Tide's new football coach today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL; :00


The Alabama defensive coordinator takes over for Gene Stallings who will step down after the Crimson Tide's Outback Bowl.
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((MIKE DUBOSE/NEW ALABAMA HEAD COACH:))
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SP-MLB


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=MLB


To baseball, representatives of players and owners signed the pact that will serve as the basis for the collective bargaining agreement in New York Today.
The off season change ups just keep coming in major league baseball as several teams acquire top players today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00


As most expected, Bret Saberhagen signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. Saberhagen has been plagued by injuries for most of his career but HAS won 2 Cy Young awards.
Catcher Benito Santiago signed a 2 year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays,
Third baseman Todd Zeile came to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers and,
pitcher Alex Fernandez agreed to a 5 year, 35 million dollar contract with the Florida Marlins.
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SP-Sullivan


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Chip Sullivan


One note from the links--Hanging Rock teaching pro Chip Sullivan is anxiously awaiting the final round of the PGA qualifying school tournament.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA; :00


The La Purisima Golf Course in Santa Barbara California is practically under water! Actually today's final round was suspended because of rain. It will resume tomorrow morning in a shot gun start at 8:30 pacific time, but it is expected to rain through the night.
Chip is at 7 under par in the 6 round tournament, putting him tied for second. The top 40 and ties get their PGA tour Card.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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WDBJ-7 in 30-minutes. Thanks for watching, goodnight. That's it for NEWS-7 PRIMETIME-- for more news check out NEWS-7 at 11 on