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Noon-Headlines

ANCHOR=Kimberly
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VO-NAT


A weekend wild fire in Rockbridge county has investigators still searching for clues to its cause.
More than 250 acres of national forest land went up in smoke.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


And police are still gathering evidence on an apparent double murder suicide in Campbell County.
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ANCHOR=Patrick



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2-shot
News 7 at Noon is up next.

Campbell-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=murder


Three people are dead, the result of an apparent double murder and suicide in Campbell County.
Double Boxes=Kimberly and Steve/Starlink


Steve Smallshaw joins us live from the scene, near route 29, where police are still working to collect evidence.
Steve what can you tell us?
Live=Steve Full/Starlink
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SUPER=06-Campbell Co.;
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(Rollcue:the result of an apparent domestic dispute.)
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SUPER=07-William Campbell; :12
SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff;:44
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Live=Steve Full/Starlink
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Double Boxes=Kimberly and Steve/Starlink




E-Rockbridge-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=none


Firefighters plan to re-enforce fire lines today after a weekend wild fire in the mountains of Rockbridge County.
The fire started Saturday night and officials estimate more than 250 acres in a remote section of The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests went up in smoke.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the blaze.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :04
SUPER=01-David Olson/National Forest Public Affairs; :18
SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/District Forester; 1:14
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((SOUND OF FIRE CRACKLING.))
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Flames fueled by fallen trees swept over the mountain.
The blaze seems to have started in the middle of no where--far from the nearest trails or homes.
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SOT tape 1 11:39:18
IN Q=THE REAL DIFFICULTY

((DAVID OLSON/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THE REAL DIFFICULTY IN THIS FIRE IS THE IN-ACCESSIBILITY. THERE'S REALLY NO ROADS THAT GO UP TO IT. IT'S JUST A WALK UP SITUATION. IT TAKES A WHILE TO GET TO THE FIRE. WHEN YOU GET THERE IT'S A LOT OF WORK BECAUSE OF ALL THE DEAD TREES DOWN ON THE GROUND.))
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Many of those dead trees are pines.
Three years ago a beetle killed most of the pine trees in the Rockbridge County forest.
Those trees are now dry and ready to burn.
Foresters call them "Snag" trees and say they're a hazard to fire fighters.
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SOT tape 1 11:38:17
IN Q=ONE OF THE

((ONE OF THE REAL CONCERNS WITH THESE DEAD PINES IS THAT THEY'RE ROTTED IN SOME CASES AT THE BASE. THEY ARE EASY TO CATCH FIRE. THEY CARRY FIRE TO THE TOP OF THE TREE AND THEY COULD FALL OVER ON A FIRE FIGHTER VERY QUICKLY WITH NO WARNING AT ALL. ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE FOCUSING ON IS SAFETY OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS UP THERE.))
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The showers and the humid climate have helped fire fighters by giving this crew of V-M-I Keydets a chance to create a fire line.
But officials say it would take a soaking rain to douse the blaze and that just isn't in the forecast.
The past week has been a busy one for forestry workers, but they say that's normal for this time of year.
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SOT tape 1 12:25:53
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/DISTRICT FORESTER: PROBABLY THE FIRST TWO WEEKS IN APRIL TEND TO BE THE WORSE WHEN THINGS GET WARM, HUMIDITY GETS LOW AND WINDS GET STRONG. THE END OF APRIL AND THE BEGINNING OF MAY THE LEAVES COME OUT AND THINGS GREEN UP AND THE FIRES WILL GO AWAY.))
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This fire in the Pedlar Ranger District is not threatening any homes.
And as fire fighters continue to battle the blaze they'll keep one eye on the weather.
If high winds and low humidity return as forecasted, the battle could rage on for some time.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Shuttle


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=space shuttle


Although their journey into space will be shorter than expected, the crew aboard Shuttle Columbia is looking on the bright side.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Aboard Columbia;


The astronauts are coming home tomorrow, shortening their mission by 12 days.
A faulty power generator is to blame.
But crew members say they've still managed to get a lot done in a brief time.
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SOT 9:33:31
IN Q=It's true that

((JAMES HALSELL/COLUMBIA COMMANDER: IT'S TRUE THAT EVERYBODY IS DISAPPOINTED THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO COME HOME EARLY, NOT ONLY THE CREW BUT THE INVESTIGATORS AND RESEARCHES WHO'S SCIENCE WERE WERE UP HERE TO ACCOMPLISH. BUT STILL, I THINK WE'VE PACKED A LOT INTO A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
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VO-NAT


Halsell says ground controllers made the final call for the early return.
But he says everyone agreed with the decision.
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ANCHOR=KIMBERLY
SS=hold


The shuttle was carrying some local cargo.
Payload specialist Roger Crouch became the first Virginia Tech Hokie in space.

Blizzard


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=severe weather


Old Man Winter refuses to yield to Spring in the Upper Midwest--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fargo, ND;


A weekend blizzard sent blinding snow, and up to 20- feet- high drifts into parts of North Dakota.
Most roads are closed.
Residents are being told to stay indoors-- which is tough with widespread power outages.
Tens of thousands of people are without electricity from the Dakotas to Michigan.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Granite Falls, MN;
Meanwhile, not only snow-- but flooding problems are plaguing Minnesota

residents.
Recent warm weather is causing snow there to melt.
Sandbaggers are working in sub- zero wind chills to shore- up levees against the rising waters.
Hundreds of National Guard troops are on duty.
Flood alerts are posted across the state-- with reports of flooding near every major river.
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New-Business


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=new industry


Governor Allen will visit Roanoke today to attend the announcement of a new business location.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 12;


As News-7 first told you in February, a manufacturer will hire well over 100 people to work at a plant it will build in the northeast section of the city off route 460.
Sources say the company is in the bakery products industry.
It will locate its operations on a 22 acre site in the Center for Industry and Technology next to the Vitramon plant.
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County-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=accident


An accident in Roanoke County this morning left one person seriously injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


A car and a Jeep collided near the intersection of View and Brambleton Avenues this morning.
The Jeep overturned. Rescue workers had to use the "jaws of life" to pull the driver from that vehicle.
The driver of the other car was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No word on her condition.
The accident shut down Brambleton Avenue for an hour or so.
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Boat-Accidents


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Sailing the high seas turned deadly this weekend off the coast of Florida--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL;


Two people drowned when this boat sank while travelling on the Intercoastal Waterway.
When passengers started bailing out, they became trapped, and the boat began slipping under a barge.
SUPER=03-Freeport, Bahamas;


Meanwhile, a crew member was killed when fire broke out on a luxury cruise ship.
The liner was en route to the island of Madeira, when the blaze apparently started in a corridor near the ship's laundry.
The ship was diverted to Freeport.
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Mideast-Peace


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


President Clinton is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to save the Mideast Peace process.
Netanyahu arrived in Washington last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;


With tensions in Israel already high over a string of suicide bombings, an Islamic militant group warns more attacks are coming.
The leaflet, signed by the Islamic Jihad, vows to target Jewish settlers.
The warning comes after a pair of shootings in the West Bank involving settlers.
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E-Andrews


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Coleman Andrews


Coleman Andrews officially threw his hat in the ring today.
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VO-NAT :17
SUPER=@File;


Andrews announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor this morning in Richmond, as part of a four- day statewide tour that includes a stop in Roanoke this afternoon.
The Northern Virginia businessman has been lining up support for months. He says he has statewide backing and a better organization than his opponents.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Campaign 97


Andrews is one of three Republicans seeking the nomination for lieutenant governor.

E-New-Ordinance


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Contractors could soon face stiffer penalties for violating legal standards.
Roanoke's City Planner John Marlles says his office plans to propose a new ordinance to city lawmakers later this month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Residents and city officials say this construction site on Autumn Lane is an example of a trouble spot.
Marlles says the proposed new Erosion and Sediment Control ordinance will give the city some new tools to fight non-compliance.
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((JOHN MARLLES/ROANOKE CITY PLANNER: UNDER THE NEW ORDINANCE WE'LL BE ABLE TO FINE DEVELOPERS FOR EACH DAY A PARTICULAR VIOLATION EXISTS ON SITE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO TAKE THEM INTO COURT AND GET A JUDGE TO MAKE A RULING.))
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VO-NAT


Marlles says this type of ordinance is a growing trend but it's still not used in many localities.
Residents of Autumn Lane say it's a start.
They've been living with this construction site for almost two years.
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SOT 15:43:14
IN Q=HOPEFULLY WE'LL

((HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET FASTER ENFORCEMENT WHEN WE HAVE VIOLATIONS OF THE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL ORDINANCE AND THAT'S REALLY THE BOTTOM LINE.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Marlles says they've been working on this ordinance for a couple of years.

E-Council-Preview


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The little pigs will be off to city council this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke City Council is scheduled to hear from the owner of "Porky."
Pat Earls has been told that Porky's got to go, because of an ordinance against keeping swine within the city limits.
She is trying to persuade council to allow vietnamese pot-bellied pigs as household pets.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


City Council is also wrestling with the prospect of a real estate tax cut.
Some members have raised the possibility of a modest reduction in the tax rate, and today city administrators will outline the financial impact.

E-VMI-Admissions


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=VMI


The prospect of co-education at V-M-I has not stopped more than one thousand applications from flowing into the Lexington school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape


Included in that number are 80 women who have applied for a spot in this fall's freshman class.
Fifty have been accepted, and 10 of those have put down a deposit.
Most of the applicants are from out-of-state.
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S-Child-Care


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


The Virginia Department of Social Services has proposed free child care for welfare recipients.
It would be part of the state's plan for spending a federal block grant.
Critics say the plan would create an incentive for people to remain on public assistance.
Non-welfare families earning the same income would have to pay a small portion of their child-care bills.
But several social workers and child-care professionals have said subsidies should be the same for welfare recipients and the working poor.

E-Apples


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=None


The thermostat is rising and fruit farmers are awaiting their harvest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Southwestern Virginia's apple season is right around the corner.
Buds on the fruit trees are now visible.
But most growers say even though this recent warm weather is helpful... it only takes one cold night to ruin the crop.
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SOT 14:43:08
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((GRAHAM REED/REED'S ORCHARDS: WE'VE HAD APPLES KILLED AS LATE AS THE 28TH OF MAY. SO IT CAN COME LATER ON TOO. ))
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VO-NAT


Early last week there were a few chilly nights, but none of the fruit farmers report any significant damage.
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Common-SenseB


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense

****ANCHOR TAG*******
That home you own is more than just an investment, it also cuts your tax bill.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((You know you can never have enough tips about mortgage deductions and Ethel Noell with Vinton Bookkeeping and Tax Service has some for us. ))
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SOT TAPE two 00:59:44
IN Q=If the house

((ETHEL NOELL/VINTON BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE: IF THE HOUSE WAS BOUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR, OFTEN THERE ISN'T ENOUGH MORTGAGE INTEREST, REAL ESTATE TAXES, SETTLEMENT COST, TO ALLOCATE TO THAT TAX RETURN. THEY REALLY NEED TO RUN THE NUMBERS. THEY NEED TO DO IT BOTH WAYS. FIGURE OUT WHAT THEIR TAX WOULD BE IF THEY DID IT AS A STANDARD DEDUCTION. FIGURE OUT WHAT THEIR TAX WOULD BE IF THEY ITEMIZED. IF THEY WANT TO ITEMIZE, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE AT LEAST 67 HUNDRED DOLLARS OR MORE OR IT IS MORE ADVANTAGEOUS TO TAKE THE STANDARD DEDUCTION. 67 hundred being the standard deduction. NOELL: 67 HUNDRED BEING THE STANDARD DEDUCTION.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Just a reminder, 67- hundred- dollars is the standard deduction for a couple.
It's lower for people filing singly.

Cooke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Jack Kent Cooke


The N-F-L has lost one of the top owners in the league.
For Jack Kent Cooke, success was everything, and during his 23 years as majority owner of the Washington Redskins his team won three Super Bowl titles.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NFL; :


Cooke died yesterday at a Washington DC hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.
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((DR. ROBERT SCHESSER/GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV. HOSPITAL; : ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Schesser/George Washington Univ. Hospital; :
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VO-NAT (CONT.)
SUPER=03-Cumberland, MD/1995


Cooke, the flamboyant owner of the Redskins, was in the process of overseeing construction of a new stadium for the team in Landover, Maryland. He missed the team's final game in R-F-K because of an illness.
Before owning the Redskins, Cooke also owned the Los Angeles Rams and the N-B-A's Los Angeles Lakers.
Cooke was 84 years old.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-97)
GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton


The Hampton Road Admirals knocked the Express out of the E-C-H-L playoffs 4 to 3, despite the fact Roanoke Goalie Dave Gagnon was back on the ice.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Admirals;


Trailing 2 to nothing Jeff Jablonski gets his own rebound at the side of the net and puts it back in to make the score.
Then in the second period Jeff Loder takes the pass from Chris Lipsett and ties the game at 2.
Roanoke took a 3 to 2 lead in the SUPER=38-Hampton/4/Roanoke/3/Admirals Win

3 to 1;third when Chris Lipsett gets the rebound shot and scores but Hampton scored twice in the final 3 minutes of the game to win it 4 to 3.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Durham Bulls completed a three game sweep over the Salem Avalanche last night.
The Bulls took the lead in the 8-th and held on to beat the Avalanche 4 to 3.

Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-35)
GRAPHIC=Texas Logo


South Boston's Jeff Burton won his first Winston Cup race yesterday in the Interstate Batteries 500 at The Texas Motor Speedway.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke, TX/CBS Sports; :


On the first lap Johnny Benson hits Darrell Waltrip causing a wild crash.
Jeff Gordon missed the crash and he was cruising through traffic and leading the race on lap 47.
Rusty Wallace hits the wall crashing his car.
Then Ernie Irvan crashes into Greg Sacks and Gordon hits him bringing out another caution.
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IN Q=First audio

((JEFF GORDON/24 CHEVROLET: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/24 Chevrolet; :
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VO-NAT (CONT.)


Burton took the lead with over 50 laps to go and he takes the checkered flag in his first Winston Cup Race.
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IN Q=First audio

((JEFF BURTON/INTERSTATE BATTERIES 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Interstate Batteries 500 Winner; :
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OUT Q=.....MESS UP."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hOLD


Dale Jarrett was second, Bobby Labonte third, Terry Labonte fourth and Ricky Rudd fifth. PrimeTimePromo
ANCHOR=Kimberly


We'd like to remind you about News 7 Prime Time, every week night on W-E-F-C at 10.
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Grand-Prix


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 05:13:21)
GRAPHIC=none


The rain may have caused some delays in Texas for the NASCAR drivers, but in San Diego racers of a different sort got the green light.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


This is the grand prix of HUMAN powered vehicles, and what would a race be without the wrecks?
The drivers or petalers, in this case, were mechanical engineering students from colleges all around the country.
The big race is something of a final exam for the students. (----------------) The winner takes home a trophy and of course, bragging rights.