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ANCHOR=Eric
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Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
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A deal to settle several tobacco lawsuits could snuff out cigarette advertising...
They're driving for a cure at the Martinsville speedway...
And heart trouble lands a huge star on the operating table.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening... Tobacco companies are trying to negotiate away their liability for smoking related health problems.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-MacLean, VA;


The proposed deal between Phillip Morris, RJR-Nabisco and six states could limit future cigarette advertising...
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


There was a different kind of pit crew at work at the Martinsville Speedway, as a bone marrow drive gets revved up.
SUPER=03-@File


And Arnold Schwarzenneger is recovering from heart surgery. The actor had a heart valve replaced. A spokewoman says a full recovery is expected.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Those stories and much more, tonight on News 7 at 11.

Tobacco-talks


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Stock prices for Philip Morris and RJR-Nabisco soared today with word the tobacco giants are negotiating to settle billions of dollars in lawsuits.
Liz Mullen reports a deal could also radically change cigarette advertising.
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SUPER=03-MacLean;
SUPER=01-Hubert "Skip" Humphrey III/Minnesota Attorney General;
SUPER=01-Sen. Frank Lautenberg/(D) New Jersey;
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting;
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((TRACK: FOR THE FIRST TIME TOP EXECUTIVES FROM THE NATION'S TWO BIGGEST CIGARETTE COMPANIES ARE AT THE BARGAINING TABLE, GIVING BREATH TO A POSSIBLE SETTLEMENT IN THE CASE AGAINST TOBACCO.

SUPER: ATTY. GEN. HUBERT "SKIP HUMPHREY III/MINNESOTA
SOT (134112-134121)"the tobacco industry is on the ropes and after 40 years

they finally want to come to the table...crimes they've committed."
TRACK: 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.
SUPER: SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG/D-NJ
SOT: (132934-132949)

"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."
TRACK: EXECUTIVES FROM PHILIP MORRIS AND RJR NABISCO ARE ALSO REPRESENTING TWO OTHER TOBACCO COMPANIES. THE DEAL INCLUDES MAJOR CONCESSIONS FROM CIGARETTE MANUFACTURERS...NEVER BEFORE THOUGHT POSSIBLE:

(GRAPHIC) THE TERMS INCLUDE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION REGULATION OF THE

CIGARETTE INDUSTRY - A BAN ON BILLBOARD ADVERTISING.. WHICH MEANS NO MORE JOE CAMEL OR THE MARLBORO MAN. IN OTHER WORDS: CIGARETTE MAKERS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE PEOPLE OR CHARACTERS IN THEIR ADVERTISEMENTS.
STANDUP:

LIZ MULLEN, CBS NEWS, NY))

RJR-Meeting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=HOLD


There was little reaction to news of the talks at the RJR Nabisco stockholders meeting in Winston Salem today.
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SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC;


Company officials said that topic was not on the meetings agenda.
But some shareholders weren't pleased with the company for not addressing that and other issues.
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((11:55:58
BRENDA COFFEE/SHAREHOLDERS REPRESENTATIVE; I THINK THAT FOR THESE PEOPLE, FOR THIS MEETING, PROFIT WAS THE BOTTOM LINE. I THINK ANYTHING ELSE ISN'T RELEVANT, I THINK THE VERY FACT THAT THEY ARE TARGETING YOUTH, THEY ARE TARGETING AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES AND I THINK THAT IS OF NO CONCERN.
CHARLES BLIXT/RJR SENIOR VP; OUR OBJECTIVE IN AN ANNUAL MEETING IS TO PRESENT THE RESULTS FOR 1996, TALK ABOUT THE BUSINESS OR WHERE WE'RE GOING IN THE BUSINESS, WE'RE NOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT ALL THESE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Coffee/Shareholder's Representative;
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Stock prices for RJR-Nabisco and Phillip Morris rose ten percent after word of the negotiations hit Wall Street today.
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Thomasville


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Hundreds of workers in Brookneal are pondering their future tonight after the Thomasville Furniture plant announced it would close down in June.
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SUPER=03-Brookneal


The factory has been in Brookneal since 1977 and currently employs about 320 people.
They'll be offered job search counseling and extended medical benefits once they leave.
Plant officials blame the closure on a slow market.
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IN Q=No bearing

((TIM RAMSDELL/PLANT MANAGER: NO BEARING AT ALL ON OUR PERFORMANCE AT THIS PLANT. THE LEVEL OF QUALITY WAS FINE IT WAS VERY WELL RECEIVED WITH OUR DEALERS. WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE SALES TO SUPPORT THIS FACILITY PLUS ALL THE OTHER ONES AT THOMASVILLE ALSO.))
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Meanwhile area businesses are bracing for the loss of hundreds of regular customers.
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IN Q=I mean financially

((DEBRA MCCLINTOCK/DELI WORKER: I MEAN FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY, BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE GOING TO BE CHANGED THAT ARE USED TO HAVING REGULAR INCOMES AND SOME OF THEM THAT'S THEIR ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME.))
SUPER=01-Debra McClintock/Deli Worker; :00
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OUT Q=source of income.
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Campbell County officials say they'll start searching immediately for another company to move into the plant, once Thomasville closes down.
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Cunningham


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Cunningham


She says she went to get a gun when her husband got home at 5-A-M, because he'd been violent before.
Rhonda Banks Cunningham told police the .38 revolver went off while they were fighting for control of the gun.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


A witness waiting for the bus told police he heard the couple fighting.
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SOT 10:02:40
IN=She was hollering

((MIKE MEADOR/ROANOKE POLICE DETECTIVE: SHE WAS HOLLERING AT HIM, SAYING THAT HE'D BEEN OUT SCREWING AROUND ALL NIGHT, SAID THAT HE HAD HEARD HER MAKING THREATS THAT SHE WAS GOING TO KILL HIM. THEY WENT INSIDE AND HEARD SHOTS FIRED.))
SUPER=01-Mike Meador/Roanoke Police Detective
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OUT Q=shots fired.
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VO-NAT


Police recovered the .38, and charged Rhonda Cunningham with first degree murder in the death of her husband, Garrett.
She pled guilty today to SECOND- degree murder, without admitting her guilt, because she figured a jury would have found her guilty anyway.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=HOLD


The plea agreement calls for her to serve a sentence of 11-and-a half years in prison.

Marrow-drive


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


The infield of the Martinsville Speedway looked like a hospital this afternoon.
That's because of a bone marrow typing drive, held in honor of Nascar team owner Rick Hendrick.
Hendrick has life threatening leukemia that only a transplant can treat.
And as Andrew Freiden tells us, some people are hoping they can save Hendrick's life.
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SUPER=01-Steve Lovelace/Va. Marrow Center; :27
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((DOLORES EAST/DONOR: I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HELP HIM. IF NOT HIM, THEN SOMEONE ELSE.))
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More than 100 thousand patients are diagnosed with fatal blood illnesses every year-- diseases that can only be cured with a bone marrow transplant.
Rick Hendrick is just one of the thousands of Americans waiting for a donor with bone marrow that matches his tissue type.
Hendrick's celebrity status has sparked widespread interest in the need for more marrow donors.
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((STEVE LOVELACE/MARROW CENTER OF VIRGINIA: RICK HENDRICK HAS RAISED A LOT OF AWARENESS DUE TO HIS SEARCH EFFORTS. BUT THERE ARE 600 PATIENTS THAT ARE SEARCHING EVERY DAY, JUST LIKE RICK HENDRICK, AND WITH DISEASES LIKE THIS, IT BRINGS US ALL TO THE SAME LEVEL. ))
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It doesn't take much to become a potential marrow donor.
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((IT TOOK MAYBE 5, 7 MINUTES-- REALLY PAINLESS. DIDN'T BREAK A SWEAT, SHED A TEAR OR ANYTHING. IT WAS REALLY PAINLESS. ))
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((IT'S REAL SIMPLE, A LITTLE PAPERWORK, JAB YOUR ARM, THAT'S ABOUT IT. ))
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Drive organizers say there aren't enough people on the national donor registry.
That's because it costs 47 dollars to become a donor at most typing drives.
But the National Marrow Foundation, and Hendrick's racing team raised the money for this drive--
And before the free drive wrapped up, 1 hundred more people became potential donors.
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IN Q=

((STEVE LOVELACE: IF YOU ARE WALKING AROUND UNTYPED, THERE'S NO WAY TO TELL IF YOU ARE A MATCH FOR SOMEBODY THAT'S SEARCHING RIGHT NOW OR MAYBE IN THE FUTURE, 5 YEARS FROM NOW. ))
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SOT 2:33:59
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((ANDREW FREIDEN: THIS WEEKEND THE GRANDSTANDS AT THIS MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY WILL BE FILLED WITH THOUSANDS OF RACING FANS. SOME OF THEM SHOWED UP EARLY, MAKING A DONATION THAT THEY HOPE WILL SAVE A LIFE. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7 M'VILLE. ))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


When News 7 at 11 returns, we'll see how a Vinton family is working to get dangerous products out of the nation's homes,
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and problems for Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is about to be charged with influence trading.
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Netanyahu


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Netanyahu


Israeli police say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted for breach of trust and influence trading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;


Police wrapped up a 12 week investigation into charges Netanyahu's government appointed an attorney general candidate in order to win favorable treatment for a political ally already involved in a corruption trial.
Netanyahu met with U.S. envoy Dennis Ross today, but had no comment on the police reccomendation.
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Product-Recall


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=cst
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Product Recall


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.
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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; :
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OUT Q=not safe.
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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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Shad-Planking


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Wakefield, Virginia was hallowed ground today for political junkies.
The 49th annual Shad Planking drew all ten candidates for statewide office.
Ellen Qualls has the story of the fish fry that's become a political rite of passage.
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SUPER=@Dolan; :08
SUPER=@Andrews; :31
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SUPER=@earley; 1:06
SUPER=@Gilmore1; 1:20
SUPER=@Beyer1; 1:32
SUPER=@Ellen1; :00
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Harkins


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Wakefield wasn't the only site for political stumping today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Closer to home, 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
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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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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


Up next on our newscast, the secretary of defense warns there is no place in the military for sexual misconduct,
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VO-NAT

and one of Hollywood's biggest stars has heart surgery...but don't worry...he'll be back.
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Cohen


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Cohen


Secretary of Defense William Cohen says there is no place in the U.S. military for hazing or harassment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Cohen visited Lexington to address the top R- O- T- C cadets from across the country.
He invoked the memory of V-M-I grad, General George C. Marshall, and urged the next generation of army officers to act with dignity and respect.
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IN Q=And he understood the keys

((WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: AND HE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE KEY TO MILITARY SUCCESS, WHETHER AT THE PLATOON LEVEL OR THE NATIONAL LEVEL INVOLVED TRUST AND TEAMWORK AND WHETHER BASED ON SEX OR RACE OR JUST GENERAL RESPECT, HARASSMENT AND HAZING DESTROY TRUST AND BREAK DOWN MORALE AND BREAK DOWN COHESION OF THE TEAM.))
SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=cohesion of the team.
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VO-NAT


Cohen also made the case for military preparedness.
If defense cuts continue, Cohen said Americans must be willing to accept more risk.
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Airport-Commission


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some may have groaned when the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission was formed, claiming it just created more excess governmental baggage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But since several Roanoke Valley communities set up the board, the airport has soared to new heights.
It has a new passenger terminal, a new cargo ramp under construction, and an annual contribution to the local economy topping a quarter- BILLION- dollars.
Today marks the commission's 10th anniversary and a number of its original members were on hand to celebrate.
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SOT 10:01:30
IN Q=The architects

((BOB JOHNSON/AIRPORT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE ARCHITECTS, THE ENGINEERS, AND SOME OF THE FOLKS, THE FORMER AIRPORT MANAGER MR. POOLE IS BACK, TO TAKE A LOOK AND NOT ONLY REMEMBER BUT TO UPDATE THEM AS TO WHERE WE'RE HEADED NOW.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Airport Commission Chairman;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=headed now.
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VO-NAT


Up until 1987, the city of Roanoke ran the airport itself.
The forming of the commission allowed municipalities such as Roanoke County to take part in the decision making.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=None


First in sports, a big finish to the Seminole District baseball battle bewteen Brookville and Jefferson Forest.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Forest/Bees vs. Cavaliers; :00


Forest's Jay Johnson wins the game tonight in the Cavaliers final at bat. 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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S-Wings


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-26
GRAPHIC=NHL


The NHL playoffs have started as eight teams went head to head,
SS=Stanley Cup


in the first round with one thing in mind; winning the Stanley Cup.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Royal Oak, MI; :00


The NHL has issued a strong warning to the Detroit Red Wings that the traditional throwing of these slimy octopi onto the ice during the playoffs will not be tolerated.
The Wings would not hold up. in the first period, Geoff Courtnall puts the puck in the basket on the assist from bret Hull.
Pierre Turgeon then scored on the power play and that was it, 2-0 Blues.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Oilers vs. Stars; :00


In other playoff action; Dallas topped Edmonton 5-3 in game one of their Western Conference playoffs. The the Star exploded for three goals in the third to win 5-3.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Blackhawks vs. Avalanche;


The Colorado Avalanche is beating Chicago 5-nothing in the thirdin game one of their Western Conference playoffs. Peter Forseberg scored one of 4 first period Av's goals.
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=Softball Logo


To softball. Seminole District power Rustburg met Blue Ridge contender William Byrd last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Vinton/William Byrd vs Rustburg; :


Byrd won the only meeting of the year 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;third.

Belcher brings in Brandy Welch from second and the lady Terriers go on to win 4 to 1.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=GOLF


Nearly 200 golfers took some swings for charity yesterday at Countryside.
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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 raised $12 thousand dollars for the charity through entry fees and a raffle.
And there's always plenty of good food for the participants.
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((MIKE WALKER/CAVE SPRING KROGER MANAGER:))
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/REDS


Four time Cy Young award winner Greg Maddox missed his start yesterday with a strained right hamstring. Depite his abssence; the Braves still shutdown the big red machine.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/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
SUPER=35-Cincinnati/1/Atlanta/7;

and hits his first homer as a Brave to make it 4-to-1.
The Braves go on to win it 7-to-1.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Still to come in sports tonight, the Ferrum Panthers startted the year as rebuilders,
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but Roy Stanley is about to tell us they are now believers as the cats prepare for the Dixie baseball tournament.
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S-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo


Ferrum begins Dixie Conference baseball tournament play in just over a week.
Roy Stanley explains how thtese Panthers have turned arebiulding year into a winning season.
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((When Abe Naff and his Panthers started the season many questions needed to be answered.
The major question was pitching. Naff's staff was very inexperienced with 3 sophomores and a group of Freshman.
But as the Panthers prepare for the Dixie Conference tournament their already closing in on a 30 win season.)) ((ABE NAFF/FERRUM HEAD COACH: )) ((Ferrum has relied on itt offense for most of the season. The Panthers are averaging 10 runs a game and they're batting 370.
The big stick in the lineup is Franklin County native Riley Hodges the son of former major leaguer Ron Hodges.
Riley is batting 481 and he's hit 13 homers this season. And his work behind the plate has help mature a young pitching staff.)) ((RILEY HODGES/FERRUM CATCHER: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((NAFF: )) ((At Ferrum College Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is recovering from heart surgery.
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The 49 year old body-builder turned actor had the aortic valve in his heart replaced.
A spokeswoman says Schwarzennegger was born with a defective valve, and though it wasn't causing him any problems, he decided to have it fixed.
The name of the hospital is NOT being released, neither is Schwarzenegger's condition.
His spokeswoman says a full recovery is expected...
Schwarzenegger stars in the upcoming movie "Batman and Robin" as the evil "Mr. Freeze".
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