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

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
HUMAN REMAINS ARE REPORTEDLY FOUND AT THE SITE OF THE A-TEN CRASH...PRESUMED TO BE THOSE OF THE PILOT, CAPTAIN CRAIG BUTTON.
JURORS FROM THE JENS SOERING TRIAL TALK ABOUT THE CONVICTED KILLER'S THEORY OF INNOCENCE.
IT'S FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH, OUR TOP STORY THE FINDING OF THE FDA ESTABLISHES THAT CIGARETTE COMPANIES DO MANIPULATE NICOTINE. NICOTINE IS THE DRUG. IT'S THE DRUG THAT KEEPS PEOPLE SMOKING.
A LANDMARK RULING IN A NORTH CAROLINA COURT- CRACKING DOWN ON TOBACCO- BUT NOT CIGARETTE ADS.))
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P-FDA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=N7PT


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=tobacco


A federal judge in North Carolina has dealt a mixed ruling on the government's effort to regulate tobacco sales to minors and tobacco advertising.
Predictably, both sides are claiming victory.
Liz Mullen reports.
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SOT 18:05:45
IN Q=In the heart of
SUPER=01-Sen. Frank Lautenberg/(D) New Jersey; :36
SUPER=01-Charles Blixt/RJ Reynolds; :53
SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Waxman/(D) California; 1:27
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=LM, CBS News, NY.

((
In the heart of tobacco country.. a ruling that is considered a partial victory for both sides in the tobacco debate.
The bottom line of this 65 page decision: U-S District Judge William Osteen ruled that the Food and Drug Administration has the right to regulate tobacco as a drug.
The ruling also gives the F-D-A the power to control cigarette labelling. and.. Osteen says that the F-D-A can impose restrictions on access to cigarettes.. a ruling that in effect supports a ban on vending machines in many public places. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ACCESS EQUALS ADDICTION. SO THIS RULING IS A MAJOR VICTORY. SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG, D-NJ STOP PRETENDING JOE CAMEL IS A HERO. JOE CAMEL IS A BUM AND JOE CAMEL SHOULD GO OUT IN A COFFIN!
Osteen's ruling, though, means that Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man are in no danger of dying off anytime soon.
He ruled that the F-D-A does not have the authority to regulate advertising and promotion of tobacco products. CHARLES BLIXT/RJ REYNOLDS WE ARE VERY PLEASED THAT THE COURT STRUCK DOWN RESTRICTIONS ON CIGARETTE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION.
The battle is now unfolding on two fronts: the big four are currently in negotiations to set up a 300 billion dollar fund that will protect them from future lawsuits in exchange for submitting to some f-d-a regulation. and.. the Liggett Group is expected to release powerful documents that supposedly prove that the tobacco industry has known for decades that smoking is addictive. REP. HENRY WAXMAN, D-CA: THEY OUGHT TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, THEY OUGHT TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.
And so.. the battle may be heating up but we have a long way to go before a clear winner emerges.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))

P-React-FDA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=virginia
Virginia is a player in all of this. SS=gilmore

Attorney General Jim Gilmore filed a "friend of the court" brief defending the tobacco companies and opposing the FDA.
Ellen Qualls has reaction.
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SOT
IN Q=I supported
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :15
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Va. GASP; :32
SUPER=01-Ed Sweda/Tobacco Products Liability Project; :48
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:13
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Attorney General Jim Gilmore issued a written reaction to the ruling.
He says it's "a tremendous victory for NASCAR and other tobacco-sponsored sports."
But he pledged to continue what may be a lengthy fight over nicotine regulation.
sot 05:23:21

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I SUPPORTED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S AMICUS BRIEF IN IT. YES I THINK WE SHOULD STAND UP FOR VIRGINIANS. ONE THING I THINK SHOULD BE POINTED OUT HERE...GOING TO MINORS.))
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sot 08:41:45

((ANNE DONLEY: CERTAINLY I THINK THAT GILMORE WAS WRONG IN TAKING TAXPAYER MONEY AND TIME TO GO AND FILE THIS SUIT IN FAVOR OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY'S SUIT. HE SHOULD BE PUTTING MORE ATTENTION TO THE HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN OF THIS COMMONWEALTH.))
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sot 08:39:02

((ED SWEDA/TOBACCO PRODUCTS LIABILITY PROJECT: IT REALLY SENDS A SHARP REBUKE TO PHILIP MORRIS AND THE SHAREHOLDERS WHO AT THURSDAY'S SHAREHOLDER MEETING WERE TRYING TO ARGUE THAT NICOTINE IS NOT ADDICTIVE BECAUSE IT IS POSSIBLE TO STOP USING IT. THAT'S CLEARLY NOT WHAT ADDICTION MEANS. AND THIS JUDGE'S DECISION IS GOING TO BE LOOKED AT YEARS FROM NOW AS REALLY A HISTORIC TURNING POINT IN THAT REGARD.))
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sot standup


President Clinton and RJ Reynolds have already announced appeals of the parts each lost.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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p-Ortiz


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-12
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Capital murder suspect Miguel Ortiz made his first appearance in court today.
He was arraigned on six charges associated with a double murder April 1st at Carew Apartments.
SUPER=04-April 1;


He allegedly shot and killed Sharon and Deborah Casey before police subdued him with gunfire.
Ortiz is being held withOUT bond.
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P-Wetzel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-27

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./September 1996;


Two men have agreed to testify against an alleged killer, in exchange for lighter sentences.
Darick Wetzel of Pulaski County pled guilty as an accessory to the murder of Elmer Eugene Fisher.
The state plans to ask for a 30 year sentence.
Fisher's body was found stabbed in the New River.
Last week Eddie Gibson of Richmond pled no contest.
Gibson and Wetzel are expected to testify against Joseph Graham Junior.
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P-Soering


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=dse
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=soering


Convicted killer Jens Soering continues to wage his battle for a new trial, saying two drifters could have murdered his girlfriends parents.
But some of the jurors from Soering's 1990 trial say they're skeptical of that claim.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/December 1996;


Soering claims two drifters who were arrested in Roanoke for a 1985 murder could have murdered Derek and Nancy Haysom a few days earlier.
That theory was never introduced to jurors in the 1990 trial.
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SOT 6:46:04
IN Q=I don't see

((LARRY SHERIDAN/SOERING TRIAL JUROR: I DON'T SEE ANY BEARING ON THE CASE. WITH THE VAGRANTS THEY'RE TRYING TO PIN SOMETHING ON SOME PEOPLE, I DON'T SEE HOW THEY EVEN FIT IN.)) ((STERL IRVINE/SOERING TRIAL JUROR: IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE NO DIFFERENCE. BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAD SHOWED DEFINITELY THAT HE WAS IN THE HOUSE AND IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE NO DIFFERENCE.))
SUPER=01-Larry Sheridan/Soering Trial Juror; :00
SUPER=01-Sterl Irvine/Soering Trial Juror; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=made no difference.
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VO-NAT


Earlier this week, Judge William Sweeney denied Soering's request for a new trial.
Soering and his attorneys plan to appeal that ruling.
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P-Hillsville-Fund


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=none


Friends and family are rallying around a teenage girl who saw her mother and sister shot to death three weeks ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/April 4;


Vanessa Dalton's father, Donnie Ray Dalton, opened fire on his wife through the window of the family's trailer before taking his own life.
Audrey Dalton died at the scene.
16 year- old Andrea Dalton died during surgery.
Family members say 15 year- old Vanessa is living with an aunt and uncle now, and has returned to school.
They're setting up a trust fund for her.
Donations may be made at the Bank of Carroll in Hillsville.
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tease#1

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


Tonight on Primetime Sports-- Steve has qualifying from Talledaga for this weekend's Winston 500--
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VO-NAT


But first- the latest launch from Cape Canaveral will help us weather the storm. Details ahead.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Button


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-f
GRAPHIC=military plane crash inv


The Air Force reports finding human remains among the wreckage of an A-10 warplane that crashed on a Colorado mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Eagle, CO; :


The remains are presumed to be those of the plane's pilot, Captain Craig Button--
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SOT 20:04:00
IN Q=Captain Button

((MAJOR GENERAL NELS RUNNING/US AIR FORCE: CAPTAIN BUTTON'S PARENTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THE NEXT STEP IN THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS WILL BE TO HAVE THOSE REMAINS FORWARDED TO THE ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY WHERE DNA AND OTHER IDENTIFICATION MEANS WILL BE APPLIED. ))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Nels Running/US Air Force; :
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=will be applied
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VO-NAT


Button and the A-Ten disappeared April second.
The wreckage of the warplane was discovered last weekend..
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P-Clerks


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


One of two men sought for questioning in connection with the deaths of two Baskin Robbins employees in Clarkesville, Tennessee has turned himself in.
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VO-NAT


Authorities are still looking for one other suspect in the deaths of 16-year-old Michelle Mace and 21-year-old Angela Holmes.
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SOT 20:15:23
IN Q=They knew

((THEY KNEW WE WERE LOOKING FOR THEM, THEY HAVE INFORMATION THEY NEED. IF THEY TURN THEMSELVES IN IN ORDER FOR US TO GET THAT INFORMATION. WE'LL WORK WITH THEM FROM THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Johnny Rosson/Clarksville Police Dept.; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=from there.
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VO-NAT


Holmes and Mace disappeared Wednesday evening, when they were closing the ice cream shop where they worked.
Their bodies were found the next day in a state natural area, two miles away from the shop.
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P-SPCA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A is looking for a new executive director.
SS=alexander


Al Alexander announced he's resigning, effective today, for "personal reasons."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Alexander has recently been under investigation after three former employees accused him of sexual harassment.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The S-P-C-A board's president wouldn't say whether the allegations were connected to Alexander's resignation.
But he did offer a possible reason for his departure.
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SOT 11:37:35
IN Q=As I say.

((FRANK VAN BALEN/S.P.C.A. BOARD PRESIDENT: AS I SAY, THIS IS A VERY STRESSFUL JOB. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS VERY UPSETTING TO AL WAS THE LACK OF COOPERATION ON THE BUILDING OF THE SHELTER. ))
SUPER=01-Frank Van Balen/SPCA Board President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=of the shelter
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VO-NAT


Van Balen says a shelter employee will fill in as a temporary director-- and the shelter will maintain its normal operations.
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P-NAACP


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=allen


The Pittsylvania County N-Double-A-C-P is trying to distance itself from Governor Allen's decision to cancel a speaking engagement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


The leader of the local N- Double-A-C-P says his organization had nothing to do with a series of telephone threats.
The Governor was supposed to speak at a tobacco function Monday at Woodlawn Academy in Chatham.
But he canceled the trip after the school's headmaster received a phone call threatening the school and its children.
The caller was apparently offended when Allen recently proclaimed April "Confederate History and Heritage Month".
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SOT
IN Q=

((WILLIE FITZGERALD/LOCAL NAACP PRESIDENT:IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WE'RE A NONVIOLENT ORGANIZATION AND WE THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ASSEMBLING AND WHEN THE GOVERNOR IS THREATENED IT THREATENS US ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Willie Fitzgerald/Local NAACP President; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=us all.
(shut up go to break)


P-Atlas


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net-S
GRAPHIC=none


The nation's newest weather satellite is in the air.
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SOT

4:01:57
IN Q=

((AND WE HAVE LIFT OFF OF GOES WITH THE SATELLITE FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA.))
SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=cape canaveral, Florida.
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VO-NAT


NASA launched the Atlas Rocket "Goes" or Geo -stationary Operational Satellite, early this morning.
The 220 million dollar satellite will provide invaluable data that can be used for televised weather reports.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/40-42/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/68-70;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Wind NW-15/38-44/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-15/68-72;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/And Chilly/36-39/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/64-66;
SUPER=333-Clouds Early/Then Clearing/36-40/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-15/63-66;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/34-36/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-10/60-64;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Don't go away-- there's more News-7 Primetime right after this break, here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Bed


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=aging


Older people should take extra caution getting out of bed in the morning.
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VO-NAT


It's the time of day that elderly people are likely to be thrown off balance.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says the problem, known as Orthostatic Hypotension, usually occurs before breakfast.
It's so common doctors may need to avoid prescribing medications that could make the problem worse.
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P-Organ-Donation


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=ORGAN DONATIONS


Virginia has become the first state in the nation to dedicate land to the cause of organ donation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen today dedicated the Donor Memorial Garden in Capitol Square, just down the hill from the state capitol.
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SOT 05;40:39
IN Q=This gives

((HELEN LESLIE/VA. TRANSPLANT COUNCIL: THIS GIVES ...MADE THE DONATION.))
SUPER=01-Helen Leslie/Va. Transplant Council;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=the donation.
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VO-NAT


During the past five years in Virginia, 547 people have donated two-thousand-40 organs and more than 11-hundred tissue donations.
There have been at least five thousand eye donors.
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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 is actually a strategy of sorts--- a way to teach chess

to young children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Los Angeles; :


It's called Academic Chess, a non-profit organization, a way to teach the game despite the short attention span of this audience.
Normally a chess instructor would teach his pupil that the rook could move horizontally or vertically.
But this is a different approach.
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SOT 10:15:11
IN Q=I said UP NAT SOUND
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=y to y.
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VO-NAT


They may be little, but they get it.
So far, academic chess has been to 70 schools.
No injuries have been reported-- and the results won't be known for years.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=s6-28
GRAPHIC=none


An update on Chip Sullivan day, and qualifying; but first Sports Illustrated!
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-Sports Illustrated; :00


The latest cover has the country's top 50 jock schools ranked from top to bottom.
And look who comes in at number 14. The University of Virginia. Speaking of digits; lets take a look at tonight's numbers. WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/3/j/Durham/7////Winston-Salem/1/j/Lynchburg/2///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/11//Milwaukee/4////Seattle/6//Toronto/7/8//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Boston/0/j/Baltimore/2////Chicago/9//New York/0/7//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/1/j/Chicago/11////Los Angeles/2/j/Florida/4///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/4//Atlanta/5/8///San Francisco/3//Houston/4/7//
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Detroit/75/j/Atlanta/89////Washington/66//Chicago/71/4//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Ottawa/3//Buffalo/1/3///NY Rangers/2//Florida/2/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/St. Louis/2//Detroit/5/3///Edmonton/0//Dallas/0/2//;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-/Pensacola/2//South Carolina/3/3/ECHL Playoffs/;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=....last score."
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SP-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-26
GRAPHIC=Greensboro open


Tom Kite and Mike Hulbert are tied for the lead in the greater Greensboro Chrylers Classic.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00


Kite birdied three of his last five holes to take a share of the lead. Kitte fired a 4 under 68 today and is at 9 under for the tourney.
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SP-Sullivan


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=SMA
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=CHRYSLER CLASSIC


The PGA tour can be tough.
Chip Sullivan, who did not make the cut in Greensboro, has family around him to help. Mike Stevens has more.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/PGA Tour Golfer; :24
SUPER=01-Kari Sullivan/Chip's Wife; :38
SUPER=@mike1; :49
SUPER=01-Tom Hall/Chip's Caddy & Father-in-Law; 1:00
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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(( As the only former club pro on the PGA tour this season, Chip found out quickly that you more than just talent to be a success.
Golf, on this level, is a mind game.
Thankfully, Chip has his wife Kari, a former second grade teacher at Roanoke County's Oak Grove School, by his side to keep him from getting too high or too low. ((KARI SULLIVAN/CHIP'S WIFE:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((TOM HALL:))
When he is not carrying clubs or massaging psyches Hall is the principal at North County's Mountain View Elementary, and he's always had a love for the game of golf. ((KARI SULLIVAN:)) ((TOM HALL:))
In Greensboro, at the Forest Oaks Country Club.))
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SP-Qualify


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-36
GRAPHIC=Talladega


John Andretti captured the Busch Pole in first round qualifying for Sunday's Winston 500 at talladega Superspeedway today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN2; :00


It looked like Dale earnhardt would capture his 7th career pole as he turned the 2.66 mile track at a speed of 192.699 miles per hour for the top spot.
But then John Andretti took the superspeedway and knocked Earnhardt off with a speed of 193-627 miles per hour in the RCA Ford to sit on the pole.
Cup points leader Dale Jarrett qualified 9th but Andretti was the man of the hour.
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SOT
IN Q="It's

((JOHN ANDRETTI/BUSCH POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-John Andretti/Busch Pole Winner; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...do well
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Who will qualify again tomorrow? Michael Waltrip was 28th, Terry labonte 36th, and Jeff Burton 44th, now the top 25.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5016;
SUPER=0107-1. John Andretti/193.627/2. Bobby Hillin//3. Dale Earnhardt//4.

Rusty Wallace//5. Mike Skinner//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-6. Ken Schrader//7. Ernie Irvan//8. Bobby Labonte//9. Dale

Jarrett//10. Bill Elliott//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Gordon//12. Derrike Cope//13. Greg Sacks//14. Lake

Speed//15. Rick Mast//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-16. Sterling Marlin//17. Johnny Benson//18. Mark Martin//19. Geoff

Bodine//20. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-21. Kyle Petty//22. Ward Burton//23. Hut Stricklin//24. Steve

Grissom//25. Ward Burton//;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#NET-F
GRAPHIC=none


That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes ...Here's what you'll
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dissolve to boards see on NEWS-7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-"Hopping Mad at NS";


Len Besthoff concludes the series "Hopping Mad at Norfolk Southern."
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VO-NAT


Our reports this week have focused on the discovery of bags of human waste showing up in a number of places where Norfolk Southern trains travel.
As we've told you, it's the only class one freight railroad in the United States that has its employees relieve themselves in a plastic bag instead of a toilet.
But tonight, efforts to change that.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT NS WASTE TOT 5:25:52
IN Q=The union

((LAWRENCE MANN/RAIL UNION SAFETY ATTORNEY: THE UNION IS GOING TO DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO REQUIRE AND MANDATE THAT TOILETS BE ON NORFOLK SOUTHERN LOCOMOTIVES. IT MAY TAKE A WHILE, BECAUSE NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS A VERY POWERFUL RAILROAD.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=powerful railroad.
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VO-NAT


This union attorney believes within a year or two, N-S will be forced to abandon its current waste disposal method, known as the "dry hopper" system.
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SUPER=77-Paying the Price?;


Tonight: what's the cost for N-S to get toilets for its on- board employees...and how does it compare with the railroad's other recent expenses.
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SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Primetime, Have a nice weekend. Goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along over on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7