22:00-01

video-open

SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Robin Reed;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...BONY WHITE FISH AND HOB-NOBBING WITH POLITICIANS TOPPED THE MENU IN WAKEFIELD AT THE ANNUAL SHAD PLANKING.
IT'S BEEN A STAPLE OF THE ECONOMY-- BUT NOW THOMASSVILLE IS CLOSING SHOP-- PUTTING HUNDREDS OUT OF WORK... ULTIMATELY EFFECTING CAMPBELL COUNTY. ))
SUPER=
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=campbell county.


top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's WEDNESDAY, April 16th, our Top Story--
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SOT 18:03:44
IN Q=The tobacco

((THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS ON THE ROPES AND AFTER 40 YEARS THEY FINALLY WANT TO COME TO THE TABLE AFTER SOME 40 YEARS OF DECEPTION AND THE CRIMES THEY'VE COMMITTED.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=crimes they've committed.
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VO-NAT


America's two biggest tobacco companies are negotiating a proposed settlement, to buy out billions of dollars in lawsuits.
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P-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# NET-E
SS=N7PT


Good Evening, you're watching News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


It could change the industry forever, at least the way it advertises.
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VO-NAT


The key players in these secret talks are the attorneys general of six states, and a White House representative.
Reportedly under discussion: a 300 billion dollar deal that would absolve the cigarette industry of liability for cigarette related lawsuits.
Instead, a 25-year-fund would be created from which smokers could seek payments-- a deal Congress would have to approve.
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SOT 18:04:17
IN Q=It could be

((SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG/D- NEW JERSEY: IT COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF AMERICA'S DEADLIEST ADDICTION, AMERICA'S LARGEST CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE PREMATURE DEATH AND SEDUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN. ))
SUPER=01-Sen Frank Lautenberg/(D) New Jersey; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=of our children.
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VO-NAT


Apparently, the deal includes major concessions from cigarette manufacturers-- including Food and Drug Administration Regulation of the cigarette industry, and a ban on billboard advertising.
Also, cigarette makers wouldn't be able to use people or characters in their advertisements....no more Joe Camel or Marlboro Man.
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P-WH-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-G
GRAPHIC=HOLD


Whatever transpires, the White House says the deal should strive to reduce cigarette sales to youngsters.
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SOT 18:09:22
IN Q=Our interest

((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: OUR INTEREST IS KIDS AND PREVENTING KIDS FROM SMOKING, AND ANY SETTLEMENT THAT WOULD BE REACHED WOULD HAVE TO ADDRESS EXACTLY THOSE PERIMETERS WHEN THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ESTABLISHED WHEN THEY PROPOSED THEIR RULE. ))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=proposed their rule.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Meantime, Philip Morris and R-J-R Nabisco stocks rose more than ten-percent today, following word of these negotiations.
(shut up roll open)


P-Thomasville


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net-f
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A victim of a decline in the furniture market--
SUPER=03-Brookneal

Thomasville Furniture is closing its Brookneal plant.
As News-7 reported yesterday, the closing effects a factory that's been in operation since 1977, and currently employs about 320 people.
All that will change by the end of June, when the plant will shut its doors for good.
Plant manager Tim Ramsdell made the announcement yesterday.
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SOT 22:18:32
IN Q=There's a lot

((TIM RAMSDELL/PLANT MANAGER: THERE'S A LOT OF EMOTIONS IN THE PLANT. EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE VERY UPBEAT, I'VE RECEIVED A LOT OF SUPPORT PERSONALLY MYSELF, IT WAS A TOUGH THING TO DO YESTERDAY.))
SUPER=01-Tim Ramsdell/Plant Manager; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to do yesterday
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VO-NAT


Thomasville is one of Brookneal's largest employers, and its departure is expected to have a ripple effect on the local economy.
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SOT 22:53:35
IN Q=All of the

((MIKE DAVIDSON/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED AT THOMASVILLE SUPPORTED THE LOCAL ECONOMY, BOUGHT THINGS FROM THE STORES HERE AND IF THEY HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT, THEY PROBABLY WILL BECOME CREATURES OF HABIT AND BUY THINGS IN OTHER AREAS.))
SUPER=01-Mike Davidson/Campbell Co. Supervisor; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in other areas.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Thomasville says it will provide job search counseling and extended medical benefits for its displaced workers.
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p-shad-planking


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=CAMPAIGN 97


Virginia's annual rite of spring for politicians and political junkies-- the Shad Planking was held today in Southeast Virginia.
It's the 49th year people came out to sample the fish and press the flesh...
Ellen Qualls reports from Wakefield.
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SOT
IN Q=THE FEEL GOOD
SUPER=03-Wakefield; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Candidate for Attorney General; :18
SUPER=@Payne; :24
SUPER=@Stolle; :44
SUPER=@Andrews; :56
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:03
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, NEWS-7 Wakefield.



P-Harkins


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Political stumping was also going on in Franklin County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Mary Harkins accepted the Democratic nomination for the 9th District seat in the House of Delegates.
She'll go up against Republican incumbent Allen Dudley.
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SOT 12:38:08
IN Q=I am very

((MARY HARKINS/D- NINTH DISTRICT LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE: I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR THIS NOMINATION. WITH YOUR HELP AND YOUR SUPPORT, TOGETHER WE WILL WIN THE NINTH DISTRICT SEAT ON NOVEMBER FOURTH. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Harkins/(D) 9th District Candidate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=November 4th
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Harkins is a Rocky Mount attorney... and she's chairwoman of the Franklin County Democratic Party.
If elected, she promises to donate her state salary to programs that promote volunteerism and education.
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toss-to-rre
ANCHOR=Connie
(toss to ROBIN REED)
SUPER=#565



tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Israel is dealing with its own government scandal...as the police there want to indict the country's prime minister--
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VO-NAT


Still to come on NEWS-7 Primetime... a pit crew of a different kind was in the infield at the Martinsville Speedway-- for a bone marrow drive.
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WEFC!!! go to break

p-Train-Fatal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=train accident


Altavista authorities say two teens killed by a train last night may have been dodging ANOTHER train when they were hit.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Altavista/Last Night


The accident happened just before six on these tracks about a half mile from downtown.
17- year- old Richard Lancaster of Campbell County and 18- year- old Kevin Childress of Pittsylvania County died instantly after being struck by a southbound Norfolk Southern train.
Police say the teens had just crossed the tracks in front of a NORTHbound train and may not have heard the other train coming.
Apparently, many people use the tracks as a shortcut to downtown.
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P-Netanyahu


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=netanyahu


Israel's worst political crisis could bring down Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Police want Netanyahu indicted for breach of trust in an influence-trading scandal.
Several allies have hinted they'll bolt his coalition if he's indicted.
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p-Cohen


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=VMI


Closer to home...several of the nation's top military leaders are visiting the Virginia Military Institute this week.
SS=William Cohen


Today, Secretary of Defense William Cohen touched down on the VMI parade ground.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Cohen says Americans must make some difficult decisions as Congress rethinks the role of the nation's military.
If cuts in military spending are to continue, he says the country must be willing to accept more risk.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Every time you talk

((WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: EVERY TIME YOU TALK ABOUT CUTTING BACK OR DOWNSIZING OR RESTRUCTURING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE CERTAIN GOALS, IT MEANS YOU MUST GIVE SOMETHING UP AND WHEN YOU GIVE SOMETHING UP IT MEANS YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT HIGHER RISK.))
SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=higher risk.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Cohen visited the V- M- I campus to speak to the top R-O-T-C cadets from across the country.
Earlier tonight they heard from the Army Chief of Staff, tomorrow the Secretary of the Army will be the featured speaker.
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p-marrow-drive


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


The infield of the Martinsville Speedway was transformed into a bone marrow typing center today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


A bone marrow donation is the only hope of a cure for thousands of people stricken with fatal blood diseases.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/February;


Ever since NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick was diagnosed with Leukemia, the racing community has rallied around the cause.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:56:12
IN Q=it's definitely...

((STEVE LOVELACE/MARROW CENTER OF VA.: IT'S DEFINITELY RAISED DRAMATIC AWARENESS FOR US. IT'S DEFINITELY MADE IT A LOT EASIER, WITH THE FUNDS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MARROW FOUNDATION, AND HENDRICK, TO RAISE THE FUNDS FOR THESE EVENTS. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Lovelace/Va. Marrow Center;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=these events.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Steve Lovelace says many people are needlessly afraid of marrow typing drives.
But all you have to do is donate a small amount of blood.
(/////SOT/////)
IN Q=it's real

((BRIAN LOMAX: IT'S REAL SIMPLE, A LITTLE PAPERWORK, JAB IN YOUR ARM, THAT'S ABOUT IT...)) ((DOLORES EAST/DONOR: IT TOOK MAYBE 5, 7 MINUTES. REALLY PAINLESS, DIDN'T BREAK A SWEAT, SHED A TEAR, OR ANYTHING. IT WAS REALLY PAINLESS. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Lomax/Marrow Drive Participant; :00
SUPER=01-Dolores East/Marrow Drive Participant; :05
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=painless
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It usually costs 47 dollars to join the national registry.
But today's drive was free-- with more than 100 people getting their blood typed.
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(please be quiet, go to break)


P-Airport-Commission


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597=14
GRAPHIC=roanoke reg. airport


Exactly ten years ago, the city of Roanoke took the brave step of sharing oversight of one of its most prized assets...the local airport, with the other Roanoke Valley communities.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That decision has apparently paid off.
Today members celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission.
The commission has supervised several high profile projects including a new passenger terminal and the current construction of a new cargo ramp.
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SOT 10:02:33
IN Q=When somebody

((BOB JOHNSON/AIRPORT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: WHEN SOMEBODY COMES THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY, THIS IS THE FIRST AND LAST OPPORTUNITY, WHEN THEY'RE COMING IN AND WHEN THEY'RE LEAVING, TO GET AN IMPRESSION OF THIS VALLEY, AND I THINK IT MAKES A STATEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Airport Commission Chairman;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a statement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The commission operates a five- million- dollar annual budget at no cost to taxpayers and it has never run a deficit.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clouding Up/Showers Late/48-50/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-20/50-55;
SUPER=331-Increasing Clouds/Showers Late/50-52/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/54-56;
SUPER=332-Clouding Up/Passing Showers/46-48/Partly Sunny/And Windy/48-50;
SUPER=333-Rain By/Midnight/46-48/Partly Sunny/Turning Colder/50-52;
SUPER=334-Brief Shower/Wind W-10/40-44/Cold & Windy/Flurries Late/40-44;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Product-Recall


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Child Safety


A Vinton couple is helping the Consumer Product Safety Commission get the word out about dangerous products-- which are recalled, but REMAIN in consumers' homes.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton; :


Betty and Tom Jarvis lost their nine-year-old son Tim, when he was strangled by a mini-hammock.
Eleven other children have died this way, as the mini-hammock-- without a spreader bar-- wraps around a youngster's neck.
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SOT 14:34:31
IN Q=We need

((TOM JARVIS/VICTIM'S FATHER: WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT ANYBODY WHO HAS THESE SHOULD DESTROY THEM, THEY'RE KILLERS OF CHILDREN, THEY'RE NOT SAFE.))
SUPER=01-Tom Jarvis/Victim's Father; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=not safe.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Government inspectors have launched a recall round-up.
They'll be canvassing states, also looking for dangerous bean-bag chairs, as well as outdated bunk beds and cribs with siderails that are too wide.
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P-Cystic-Fibrosis


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=CST
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=cystic fibrosis


Some doctors want genetic testing for cystic fibrosis to be offered for couples who are pregnant or anticipating pregnancy.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockville, MD; :


A National Institutes of Health panel met for three days, discussing cystic fibrosis-- and reports that there is an improved quality of life at least for those who suffer from the disease.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:06:42
IN Q=There is no

((DR. RODNEY HOWELL/UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI: THERE IS NO CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS, AND IT STILL REMAINS OVER THE LONG HAUL THE MOST COMMON EVENTUALLY FATAL GENETIC DISEASE IN THE CAUCASIAN POPULATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Rodney Howell/Panel Chairman; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=caucasian population.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The disease is caused by a defective gene which results in thick mucous in the airways of the lungs and other organs.
About 30-thousand people are afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis.
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P-Arnold


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=cardiac care


Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone surgery to replace a heart valve.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


His spokeswoman says the 49-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.
Apparently, Schwarzenegger wasn't experiencing any problems, but knew he would have to take care of the condition at some point.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Our video of the day now comes from New Zealand, where an advanced class of drivers learned from a pro-- exactly what NOT to do on the streets.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=75-New Zealand;


Klaus Heimerl, a specialist driving instructor from Germany, put the BMW through its paces, showing how to do sudden stops and spins.
After saying the trick was easy, he crashed the car.
Klaus, a former German police officer, walked away from the accident-- saying the road was too DRY for the maneuver.
Fortunately his bosses are likely to be sympathetic about the crash.
He's the chauffeur for the BMW chairman.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=None


The Braves' Kenny Lofton is hot; the Cubs are not, Byrd and Rustburg softball to bring you,
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Forest/Bees vs. Cavaliers; :00


But first; baseball and a chance to win the game in the final inning. Jefferson Forest's Jay Johnson does just that against Brookville tonight in a Seminole district battle.
Trailing 4-2, Johnson's basehit with the bases juiced brings in 3 runs as the Cavaliers top the Bees 5-4. Now the numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0091-/Cleveland/6/j/Boston/11////NY Yankees/4//Milwaukee/7/8//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/7//Detroit/3////Oakland/3//Toronto/3/9//;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/1//Chicago/9/9//;
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SUPER=0092-/Cincinnati/1/j/Atlanta/7///j/Los Angeles/5//NY Mets/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/4//Chicago/0////San Diego/7//Pittsburgh/5/9//;
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Jersey/105////Indiana/90/j/Washington/103///;
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SUPER=0096-/Orlando/63/j/Cleveland/78////Milwaukee/85/j/Detroit/92///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0096-/Chicago/85//Miami/95/4//j/Dallas/92//Minnesota/77///;
SUPER=x5031
SUPER=0103-/St. Louis/2//Detroit/0/3///Edmonton/2//Dallas/2/3//;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0103-/Chicago/0//Colorado/4/2///Phoenix///Anaheim///10:30pm Start/;
RUNS=1:05

oc- ...LAST SCORE."
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wipe to break

SP-Softball


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=Softball Logo


Over in Vinton-- Seminole District power Rustburg and William Byrd of the Blue Ridge hooked up in a girls softball game.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Vinton/William Byrd vs Rustburg; :


The two teams met earlier this season and Byrd won in 17 innings.
The Lady Terriers got off to a quick Start. Pitcher Wendy Belcher hits a double to the fence in right center field scoring Brandy Welch but Bren Hamblett is thrown out at the plate. Byrd led one to nothing.
The Lady Devils tied the score in the top of the second. Laura Stauffer hits a fielders choice to second base scoring Tara Perrow from third to make the score 1 to 1.
Byrd regained the lead in the SUPER=34-William Byrd/4/Rustburg/1;bottom

of the third. Belcher hits a line drive to left field Brandy Welch scores from second on the play the lady Terriers led 2 to 1 and they go on to win 4 to 1.
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SP-Baseball


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#st5-27
GRAPHIC=atlanta/cincy


Despite Four-time Cy Young award winner Greg Maddox missing his start today because of a strained right hamstring; the Braves still made the Reds feel blue.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Reds vs. Braves - TBS;:00


Reds skipper Ray Knight was checking things out early in the fifth, and he didn't like what he saw.
In the bottom of the inning Jeff Blauser, who has been on fire this season lifts a solo homer to left field to give Atlanta 3-to-1 lead.
Still in the 5th, Kenny Lofton then comes up on the other side of the plate and hits his first homer as a Brave to make it 4-to-1.
The Braves go on to win it 7-to-1.
SUPER=03-New York/Dodgers vs. Mets;


At Shea stadium this afternoon, the Dodgers beat the Mets 5-to-1.
Thanks to some great pitching and some great defense as Brett Butler make the grab in right center on this play.
Butler also had a career high 5 hits.
SUPER=03-Chicago/Rockies vs. Cubs;


And the problems continue in Chicago. This afternoon the Cubs dropped their 12th straight game losing to the Colorado Rockies 4-to-nothing.
The Cubs are now 0-and-12.
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SP-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=GOLF

For the novice; the purpose of golf is wrest and relaxation. But out at Countryside today; nearly 200 golfers had a legitimate excuse for hitting the links.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Cave Spring Corners Kroger grocery store held its sixth annual golf tournament for the March of Dimes today.
The one day event raises thousands of dollars for the charity.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="This year...

((MIKE WALKER/CAVE SPRING KROGER MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Mike Walker/Cave Spring Kroger Manager; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...THIS YEAR."
(----------------)
VO-NAT CON'T


Besides raising cash through tournament entry fees, the event also gives golfers an opportunity to win a number of gifts through a raffle, and of course no one goes hungry.
Kroger employees arrive before dawn to cook homemade bar-b-que for the golfers.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It's all for..

((JIM HENINGER/KROGER MEAT MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Jim Heninger/Kroger Meat Manager; :00
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...in that way."
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SP-Octopus


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=NHL


The NHL playoffs faced off tonight. Detroit opens the post season against St. Louis and a Red Wings tradition is in jeopardy.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Royal Oak, MI; :00


The NHL has given the Detroit organization a stern warning that throwing these slimy octopi onto the ice WILL NOT be tolerated. Has the league crackdown affected fans? As of today; fish store owners said sales were slow, but it's only the beginning of the playoffs.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes, join Eric Earnhart over tomorrow, goodnight. on WDBJ-7 for NEWS-7 at 11. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you