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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THE WOMAN WHO SPENT SEVERAL HOURS TRAPPED IN A BATH COUNTY CAVE TALKS ABOUT HER 30-FOOT FALL. THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR PAULA JONES A COURAGEOUS AMERICAN HER DAY IN A COURT OF JUSTICE.
THE HIGH COURT RULES THAT A SEXUAL HARRASSMENT SUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT CLINTON CAN GO TO TRIAL. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=go to trial



top-story
ANCHOR=ConnieNEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's TUESDAY, May 27th, our Top Story
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VO-NAT


More layoffs are rumored at the General Electric Drive Systems plant in Salem--
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p-GE


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-34
SS=n7 pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=General Electric


This time it appears G-E is targeting its salaried employees.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A source familiar with the situation who has talked with G-E management says a "significant cut" to G-E's salaried workforce is on the way.
He was also told it would serve as a "wake up call".
No numbers have been pinned down.
G-E currently has 11-hundred-50 salaried employees and 900 hourly workers in Salem.
At first there were indications a cutback would come as soon as tomorrow.
Now other sources believe it's been delayed.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


A G-E spokesman had nothing to report today.
Earlier this year, G-E laid off 138 production employees.
They were recalled within a few weeks.
Over the past eight months about 60 salaried positions have been eliminated through attrition and a Voluntary Job Elimination Program.

P-Kroger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Kroger


A judge did NOT rule in the Kroger controversy in Charleston, West Virginia.
Kroger employees are fighting to keep 125 jobs from coming to Roanoke County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, WV


Dozens of Kroger employees and some of their family members are asking a circuit judge for an injunction against the company.
The grocery store chain has closed a warehouse in Charleston and plans to consolidate the operation with one in Glenvar.
The workers contend Kroger has to keep the Charleston warehouse going, because the company accepted 27- million dollars in public bonds to build it.
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P-Cave-Rescue


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-19
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Last Night;


A Reston woman who fell off a 30 foot drop in a Bath County cave yesterday says she's pretty lucky.
It happened when Sheryl Valone (val-LOAN) and four companions were exploring Clarks Cave.
It took 50 rescue workers eight hours to rescue Valone.
She's been recuperating in Bath County Community Hospital from a possible concussion.
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SOT 13:07:53
IN Q=We were just going

((SHERYL VALONE: WE WERE JUST GOING ACROSS SOME ROCKS WHICH THERE HAPPENED TO BE UNDERNEATH IT THERE WAS JUST A DROP AND AS I WAS GOING ACROSS, I WAS THE SECOND ONE TO GO ACROSS, I GUESS MY FOOTHOLD JUST KIND OF GAVE WAY.))
SUPER=07-Sheryl Valone;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=kind of gave way
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VO-NAT


Valone doesn't remember much about the accident, but is amazed she doesn't have any broken bones.
Fortunately she was wearing a helmet and other protective gear.
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P-Paula-Jones


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-C
GRAPHIC=JONES


It's now up to an Arkansas federal judge to decide the timing of Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The U-S Supreme Court today ruled there's no Constitutional reason the suit can't go to trial now, even while Clinton remains President of the United States.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:10:13
IN Q=Today the

((TODAY THE SUPREME COURT HAS REAFFIRMED A BASIC RIGHT IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. THAT ALL AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD, AND THAT NOONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THEIR PRIVILEDGE, POWER AND POSITION. ))
SUPER=01-Gil Davis/Jones' Lawyer; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=and position.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


President Clinton's lawyer was stonefaced on the matter.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:10:35
IN Q=I'm quite confident

((ROBERT BENNETT, CLINTON'S LAWYER: I'M QUITE CONFIDENT, I'M NOT A PROPHET, BUT I'M GUITE CONFIDENT AHT WE WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL IN THIS CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Clinton's Lawyer; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in this case.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


While it may look like an immediate victory for the former Arkansas state worker-- it could still be years before her case is resolved.
SS=gils davis


Also, you'll recall that Paula Jones' attorney-- Gil Davis-- is in fact a Republican candidate for Attorney General in Virginia.
The Republican Primary will be held in two weeks.

P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=KNOWLES


Michael Knowles readily admitted to police he killed his wife in March of last year.
Today, during his trial in Christiansburg, his lawyers said they will offer a psychiatric defense.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I don't want to hide

((VOICE OF MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT: I DON'T WANT TO HIDE FROM THE SITUATION.
IT IS WHAT IT IS. I KILLED MY ------- WIFE.))
SUPER=02-Michael Knowles/Defendant;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=killed my ------- wife.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Michael Knowles sat quietly in the courtroom today as a police investigator played a taped confession.
Knowles' lawyers portrayed him as a man with serious mental problems, who lost control, but the victim's daughter painted a picture of a more deliberate act.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=She said please don't

((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: SHE SAID, PLEASE DON'T. SHE SAID WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT. AND HE SAID NO WE WON'T TALK.))
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=no we won't talk.
Talent=Connie
SS=HOLD


Knowles is expected to testify tomorrow, when the defense begins presenting its evidence.

p-bedford-schools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=BUDGET


The Bedford County School Board is having to make some tough budget cutting decisions tonight--
That means dozens of school employees will soon be losing their jobs.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;


The board started its work session needing to trim more than two million dollars from its proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
Item by item, it has trimmed dozens of programs and positions.
Including a dozen assistant pricipals at all school levels.
Also cut were five elementary school art teacher positions and two jobs in the nursing program.
The board is still meeting at this hour.
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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


Still to come on NEWS-7 Primetime-- the director of the company making international headlines for cloning a sheep is in Blacksburg tonight.
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VO-NAT


And a letter writing campaign is underway in Henry County-- in hopes legislators on the Hill won't cut overtime.
(----------------)

WEFC!!! go to break

P-Fatal-Bedford


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


One person was killed and two critically injured in a single vehicle accident in Bedford County around six this evening.
Police say three men in a four wheel drive vehicle were ejected when they were apparently traveling too fast around a curve on Route 460 and hit some trees.
One man was already dead when rescue crews arrived, the two others were airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

P-Albert


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=albert


N-B-C sportscaster Marv Albert's been fingerprinted, photographed and released without bond.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


Albert was arraigned in an Arlington court on charges of assault and forcible sodomy.
A jury trial is scheduled for September 22nd-
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:04:37
IN Q=

((GERARD TREANOR/ALBERT'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT MR ALBERT PROFFERED TO THE COURT NOT GUILTY PLEAS ON BOTH COUNTS AND DEMANDED A TRIAL BY JURY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TRIAL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS VINDICATION.))
SUPER=01-Gerard Treanor/Albert's Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=TO HIS VINDICATION."
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A 41 year old woman claims Albert bit her several times and forced her into oral sex.
Albert maintains his innocence.
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p-cloning


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=cloning


Virginia Tech Organizers say it was a once- in- a- lifetime opportunity.
A visit from the director of the Scottish company responsible for successfully cloning a sheep.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Ron James says the media has missed the message-- and sensationalized the accomplishments of the scientists at his company.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:48:55
IN Q=the university

((RON JAMES/PPL THERAPEUTICS: THE UNIVERSITY HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN TO A WIDER AUDIENCE WHY EXACTLY WE MADE DOLLY. AND TO CORRECT SOME OF THE MISCONCEPTIONS THE MEDIA HAS HAD ABOUT WHAT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO DO. AND I WELCOME THAT OPPORTUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Ron James/PPL Therapeutics;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=that opportunity.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Scotland/February;


James says his company has no desire to clone humans.
He doesn't plan to continue cloning animals either.
Instead, he wants to use a technique called Nuclear Transfer Technology to genetically alter sheep to produce human proteins in their milk.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:38:55
IN Q=and the reason.

((RON JAMES/PPL THERAPEUTICS: AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THE ANIMALS MAMMARY GLAND EXISTS TO MAKE PROTEINS , THAT'S WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO. OT MAKE PROTEIN TO FEED THE YOUNG ANIMALS-- SO IT DOES IT RATHER WELL, AND IT MAKES A LOT OF IT AND IT MAKES IT CHEAPLY. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it cheaply
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VO-NAT


These proteins will be used to help people with diseases like cystic fibrosis.
PPL Therapeutics is based in Scotland, with 20 researchers in Blacksburg working on similar projects.
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P-Comp-Time


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


Legislation that could cut overtime pay for hourly workers across the U-S is getting attention in Southside Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, or UNITE, has started a letter writing campaign to Senators voting on the bill.
UNITE members from Tultex, Fieldcrest Cannon, and Health Tex are involved.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:01:01
IN Q=We've sent

((JOANNE WALKER-HARRIS/UNITE LOCAL 1994: FOR US HERE, WE MAINLY NEED THAT LITTLE EXTRA MONEY TO HELP US THROUGH A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT EVERY DAY, FORTY HOUR PAYCHECK.))
SUPER=01-Joanne Walker-Harris/UNITE Local 1994; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=paycheck.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


UNITE explains the bill would require people to work 80 hours in a two week period before they get overtime.
It would also let companies choose how to pay for overtime...with either comp time or overtime pay.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


Senator Warner has stated he's for the bill, Senator Robb is against it.
(go to break, RELAX)


P-Carjacker


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


64-year-old Bessie Cassaro sure knows how to keep cool under pressure.
Last night in New York, two carjackers tossed her in the trunk of her car, and drove off.
But she didn't panic.
Instead, she disconnected the tail-lights, to attract the attention of police.
Her plan worked, police spotted the car, chased it down, arrested the carjackers and got Bessie out of the trunk.
She says she used relaxation techniques to stay calm.
(toss to robin)

Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/46-50/Turning Partly/Sunny/68-70;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/And Cool/44-46/Turning Partly/Sunny/63-65;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/44-46/Variable Clouds/Wind E-10/60-63;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Wind SE-10/43-45/Partly Sunny/Wind SE-10/63-66;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Breast-Implants


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=breast implants


The controversy continues over silicone breast implants.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Five years ago, the FDA banned the use of silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast enlargement, because of concern about a connection to diseases of the immune system.
But implants have never been proven to cause diseases.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:10:01
IN Q=There is still

((DR. LINDA COOK/RESEARCHER: THERE IS STILL SOME QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THERE ARE POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS RELATED TO HAVING IMPLANTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Cook/Researcher; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=breast implants.

****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Seattle researchers believe other, lifestyle factors could be putting women at risk for illness.
The study found they were more likely to be heavier drinkers, have more sexual partners, be younger at first pregnancy, have abortions, use hair dye and use birth control pills long-term.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:11:00
IN Q=People who are

((PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING RESEARCH CONCERNING BREAST AUGMENTATION NEED TO CONSIDER THESE CHARACTERISTICS AS THEY'RE EVALUATING THEIR RESEARCH.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=their research.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The study did not evaluate women who had breast implants for reconstructive purposes after surgery for breast cancer.
The findings are in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
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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


Let our video of the day be a lesson to you--
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If you're going to enter a cheese-rolling competition...try to take some precautions.
SUPER=75-Gloucestershire, England; :


At least 18 people were injured in such a contest, along the English countryside.
A crowd of four-thousand turned out to watch the Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling competition, in which competitors race each other while rolling--what else-- but huge cheeses down a steep hill.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:19:58
IN Q=I don't know

((I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED. IT JUST ROLLED AND ROLLED AND ROLLED. AWESOME.)) ((IT JUST, IT JUST....IT SEEMED LIKE A SECOND. JUST KIND OF ROLLING AND ROLLING.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=kinda rolling and rolling.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Of the 18 casualties, six were spectators.
(----------------)
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-28
GRAPHIC=primetime big


Tonight on Primetime sports, diamond gems from regional softball and baseball action, and the NCAA championship in Salem.
Also, Indy 500 highlights.
But first, get ready Tiger, Big John Daly is ready to return to the PGA Tour. After spending 8 weeks in the Betty Ford Center trying to lick his alcohol problem, Daly has lost 32 pounds and says he plans to play in this week's Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I SURROUNDED...

((JOHN DALY/RETURNS TO PGA TOUR THIS WEEK:))
SUPER=01-John Daly/Returns To PGA Tour This Week; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...A TOUGH BATTLE."
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Houston/44//Utah/47/3/Game Five/;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=....last score."
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TAKE A BREAK

SP-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=REGIONAL BASEBALL


Dan River high school is hosting the Region Three baseball championships this week.
And play opened tonight in Danville at Dan Daniel Memorial Park with
William Byrd taking on Gretna in the nightcap.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Danville/Gretna vs. William Byrd; :00


The Terriers were trying to back on get back on track after losing to Salem in the Blue Ridge tourney title game last Friday.
And they would do just that as Ryan Willie singles into right field and drives on a run to give the Terriers a 1-to-nothing lead in the first.
Still in the first, Tommy Chambers comes up with the big blast of the inning with a triple to center field scoring two runs to make it 3-to-nothing Byrd.
Then in the third inning Byrd would strike again with Ross Blankenship
SUPER=34-Gretna/2/William Byrd/6/Fourth Inning;

drives in another run as the Terriers take a 6-to-2 lead on Gretna. And that's the score update we've had from the park.
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SP-Glenvar


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=REGION C SOFTBALL


High school regional softball action took over a diamond in Green Hill Park this afternoon as two old Group-A rivals Glenvar and James River Knights hooked up in a Region C opener.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Highlanders; :00


Glenvar ace Amy Layman overcame a slow start in the opening frame and settled down to toss a one hitter and strike out 16 James River Batters.
She also drove in the first run of the game in the third inning and then scored the final tally of the evening on this infield hit.
SUPER=34-James River/0/Glenvar/2;


Glenvar shuts out the Knights 2-to-nothing in Region-C action.
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SP-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-28
SS=NONE
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Lancers vs. Knights; :00


Plenty of rain drops at Penn Forest park this afternoon as Cave Spring hosted Amherst County in a Northwest region softball opener.
Cave's Sarah Ogilvie got the party started in the first inning as she opens the scoring with this two run homer over the left field fence to make it 2-zip.
But Amherst came back in the top of the second, as Angel Cashwell signals to right field and plates Jaime Campbell and LaToya Thomas to tie it at 2.
The Lancers added two more runs in the third on a sacrifice fly and this Tiffany Taylor single to right field that brings home Kelly Gouldthorpe. It's 4-to-2 Amherst.
SUPER=34-Amherst Co./5/Cave Spring/4/Northwest Regionals;


The Knights would manage to cut it to 4-to-3 in their half of the inning as Stacy Morioka scampers home on Nikki Turner's fielder's choice. But Cave Spring, and its nine seniors come up a run short losing 5-to-4.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=northwest region


Amherst moves on to the semi-finals in the region. The Lancers play at home tomorrow afternoon.

SP-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=NCAA BASEBALL


The NCAA Division 3 baseball championships are winding down in Salem.
This afternoon Wooster beat Carthage 2-to-1.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Cortland St. vs. S. Maine;:00


And tonight New York's Cortland State was trying to become the first team in the tournament to beat Southern Maine.
But the Huskies would get on the board first. Tony Minor rips a shot to deep left center field, but the catch is made right up against the wall.
Jason Crepeau tags on the sacrifice fly and scores from third to make it 1-to-nothing.
Cortland State would answer in the fifth as the red Dragons Dan McAvoy lifts
one into center field, and plates SUPER=34-Southern Maine/1/Cortland State/2;

Jon Young. Cortland State would get one more in the ninth to win it 2-to-1.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LOGO


Cortland State now plays Wooster tomorrow at 3:30, with Southern Maine getting the winner for the championship tomorrow night at 7.

Sp-Indy


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-27
SS=INDY SPEEDWAY


And finally, after a couple of rain soaked day in Indianapolis, the sun actually came out for a little bit as the Indy 500 was finally completed.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ABC; :00


And it was rough day for both current and former NASCAR drivers.
First Robby Gordon who began the day in fourth place, saw his chances for a win go up in smoke and those deadly invisible flames produced by the Indy fuel.
Gordon had to roll in the grass to put out the fire on his driving suit, he finished 19th after completing just 19 laps.
Then just 12 laps from the finish former Quaker State driver Steve Kinser, lost control of his car and spun into the outside wall.
Kinser finished 14th in his rookie appearance.
And Tony Stewart, who plans to start driving on the NASCAR circuit for joe Gibbs next year also hit the wall with a few laps to go. He managed to continue and finish fifth.
In the end, a true Indy veteran won the race as pole sitter Arie Luyendyk beat his racing teammate Scott Goodyear to the flag for his second career 500 win.
More than $8 million in prize money was awarded today.
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P-Sam-Snead


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=None


He's known for his drive on the golf course--
But that's not all that keeps him going.
How did Sam Snead celebrate his 85th birthday?
On the fairways of the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, of course.
Scott Prince has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Sam Snead
SUPER=03-White Sulphur Spr.; :00
SUPER=01-Sam Snead/Pro Golfer; :12
SUPER=04-Courtesy: The Golf Channel; :20
SUPER=@Scott2; :42
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=West Virginia


((Sam Snead has won more PGA tournaments than any other golfer in history.
And even though he doesn't play as much as he used to... on this, his 85th birthday... he still 'matches' up quite well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:30:19
IN Q=I'm very

((SAM SNEAD/PRO GOLFER: I'M VERY PROUD OF ALL OF THAT AND THE FELLAS SAY THIS IS ALMOST THE END OF THE ROAD. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of the road


But his road has been a long one.
Snead turned pro in 1936 and won the second event he ever played in.
Since then he's netted 3 green jackets, 3 PGA Championships and a British open.
He found success at an early age... much like Tiger Woods has today.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:31:18
IN Q=He's something

((SNEAD: HE'S SOMETHING ELSE. HE CAME ON THE TOUR AND REALLY GAVE GOLF A LIFT. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a lift


Amongst half a dozen media interviews and birthday well wishers... Slammin' Sam still managed to fit in a round of golf at the Greenbrier.
He expected to shoot better than his age.
But no matter what his score... Sam Snead will always always make the cut.
Scott Prince, News- 7, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.))

bye


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

Thanks for watching, see you tomorrow, goodnight. That's all for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime--