12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


More rain is in the forecast after a powerful thunderstorm dropped several inches of rain in portions of southwest and western Virginia causing flooding and mudslides.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the The tobacco industry is back in court -- this time in Florida, with flight attendants.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Flash Flood Watches are in effect until four o'clock this afternoon for much of the viewing area.
Rain and thunderstorms could be heavy at times.
Forecast details, up next.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Stay with us News 7 at Noon is next.

Rockbridge-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net (Edit of 97-21)
GRAPHIC=flooding


There's more rain in our forecast and that's bad news for areas already swollen with water.
Nearly eight inches of rain caused flooding in Rockbridge County yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;

9:31:45 crews digging ditched
Highway crews used heavy equipment to clear roadside ditches so the rushing water would have some place to go. sandbag 9:54:43
Rescue workers put sandbags in front of the doors of the firehouse to keep the water out, but in the end their efforts were in vain.
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SOT 9:46:32
IN Q=OF COURSE YOU

((RICHARD SPANGLER/GLASGOW FIRE CHIEF: OF COURSE YOU CAN SEE THE FIREHOUSE FLOODED AGAIN. NORTH GLASGOW GOT FLOODED AND MOST OF THE CONCERN NOW IS THE MAURY RIVER. THEY'RE EXPECTING ANOTHER STORM TO HIT US AND WE'VE GOT TO WATCH THE RIVER NOW.))
SUPER=01-Richard Spangler/Glasgow Fire Chief;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THE RIVER NOW
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VO-NAT


No major roadways were closed due to flooding.
But public safety officials warn drivers to use common sense and beware of water covered roadways.
They also say in some cases the rushing water may have washed out roads creating huge holes and dangerous driving conditions.
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E-APT-FLOOD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dse
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Rockbridge County was NOT the only area to feel the effects of yesterday's rain.
Residents at Roanoke's
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

Williamsburg Manor Apartments are cleaning up today after rain and mud from a neighboring construction site rushed into the apartments yesterday.
Four apartments in two separate buildings were flooded before the waters receded.
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SOT
IN Q=THE SKY JUST

((MARY MANN/RESIDENT; THE SKY JUST LET LOOSE AND WHEN IT STARTED IT CAME DOWN THROUGH HERE JUST IT WAS JUST LIKE A RIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Mann/Resident;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=LIKE A RIVER
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VO-NAT


Residents still have to contend with several feet of mud.
The developer of the construction site has said he'll pay for the clean up and the temporary relocation of residents.
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WIPE,WIPE,WIPE

E-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Roanoke COUNTY officials had to close some roads yesterday when rain forced creeks over their banks.
This portion of Carvin's Creek Road in the County was under several feet of water yesterday afternoon.
The severe storms dumped more than two inches of rain in some areas.
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WX-UPDATE


ANCHOR=KIMBERLY
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=KMC
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=



CK/STORMWATCH=

WX ALERT MAP

CK/DOPPLER=

150 NM LOOP

Decals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=personal property tax


If you live in Roanoke County or Roanoke City and you have NOT paid your personal property tax yet.. time is running out.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince is outside of the Roanoke branch of the department of motor vehicles where folks are lining up to pay the tax man.
Scott, how bad is it?
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:isn't too bad)
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SOT
IN Q=the pace
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Patsy Jeffries/City Taxpayer; :11
SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Department of Motor Vehicles; :28
RUNS=:37
OUT Q=as is the wait



Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




TOBACCO-SUIT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Jury selection is underway in Miami in a five billion dollar class action lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


Some 60-thousand flight attendants are seeking damages, saying they suffered health problems from second-hand smoke.
The case was triggered by flight attendant Norma Broin who never smoked a day in her life, but was diagnosed with lung cancer in 19-89.
She's convinced it was because of the constant exposure to second-hand smoke.
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SOT
IN Q=

((NORMA BROIN:THERE WASN'T A FLIGHT THAT YOU DIDN'T FLY WHERE YOU JUST ABSOLUTELY DID NOT FEEL LOUSY. YOU HAD HEADACHES. IF ONE PERSON SMOKES ON A FLIGHT, EVERYBODY SMOKES. THE AIR IS JUST RECYCLED AND RECIRCULATED." ))
SUPER=01-Norma Broin/Flight Attendant;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=and recirculated.
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VO-NAT


The tobacco companies are fighting the lawsuit by questioning the science that claims second-hand smoke is dangerous.
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ok-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


The jury deciding the fate of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh is now in its fourth day of deliberations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Yesterday jurors cut their third day short after meeting for just three-and-a-half hours.
With no verdict yet, fear has been rising among the victims' families.
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Shabazz


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The 12- year- old grandson of Malcolm X is facing arraignment today in connection with a fire that has left his grandmother near death.
Officials say Betty Shabazz suffered third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body.
Randall Pinkston has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Yonkers, NY; :00
SUPER=04-February 10, 1992; :05
SUPER=01-Dr. Bruce Greenstein/Jacobi Medical Center; :09-
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995; :47
SUPER=@File; :52
SUPER=01-Rev. Al Sharpton/Family Friend; 1:12
SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting;
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=CBS News, New York;

((
BY THE TIME FIREFIGHTERS REACHED THE SHABAZZ APARTMENT IN YONKERS, NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY, YESTERDAY MORNING. SHE SUFFERED THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER 80 PERCENT OF HER BODY WHEN HER NIGHTCLOTHES CAUGHT ON FIRE.
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(SOT: Dr. Greenstein)
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POLICE BELIEVE THE FIRE WAS DELIBERATELY SET: A FAMILY LAWYER IDENTIFIES THE SUSPECT AS SHABAZZ'S GRANDSON. THE NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES AS SAYING THE BOY DOUSED SHABAZZ'S APARTMENT HALLWAY WITH GASOLINE BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO STAY WITH HER.
THE BOY IS THE SON OF QUIBILAH SHABAZZ WHO WAS CHARGED IN 1995 WITH PLOTTING TO KILL NATION OF ISLAM LEADER LOUIS FARRAKHAN. THOSE CHARGES WERE DROPPED LAST MONTH. MALCOLM-X WAS GUNNED DOWN IN 1965 AFTER A FALLING OUT WITH THE NATION OF ISLAM.. AND BETTY AND QUIBILAH SHABAZZ BLAMED FARRAKHAN.
SHABAZZ AND FARRAKHAN WERE AT ODDS FOR 30 YEARS. THEY PUBLICLY RECONCILED TWO YEARS AGO. FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERED TO SUPPORT SHABAZZ.
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(SOT: Rev. Al Sharpton)
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BETTY SHABAZZ IS 61 YEARS OLD. CORETTA SCOTT KING CALLS HER "A GREAT FRIEND.- "WHO HAS CARRIED FORWARD HER HUSBAND'S LEGACY WITH DIGNITY AND GRACE." RANDALL PINKSTON, C-B-S NEWS NEW YORK.
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AIRSHOW-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to determine what caused the crash of a vintage fighter jet yesterday during an air- show in Colorado.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Broomfield, CO;


Nearly 50-thousand people watched as the F-86 fighter failed to pull out of a steep dive and plunged to the ground killing the pilot.
The jet slammed into the ground just a few hundred yards from spectators, but no one on the ground was injured.
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E-Highway-Construction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=highway improvements


They say a two mile stretch of highway is inadequate and these Roanoke County residents want to see the problem remedied.
The stretch of road near Salem is carrying more traffic than before.
Denise Allen reports.
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IN Q=Just outside of
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Harold Bowman/Roanoke Co. Resident; :13
SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :28
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :46
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:10
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Roanoke County.


((Just outside of Salem there is a two mile stretch of highway.
Route 11/460 is a two lane road which widens to four lanes at both the east and west ends.
Residents say that creates a dangerous bottleneck.
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SOT 13:06:34
IN Q=IT'S NOT WIDE

((HAROLD BOWMAN/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: IT'S NOT WIDE ENOUGH FOR THE 37-PLUS-THOUSAND CARS THAT PASS HERE DAILY.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=PASS HERE DAILY


Business is booming on the road.
Officials say Kroger and Richfields are expanding and two more businesses are building new plants.
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SOT 14:12:07
IN Q=IT'S NOT RESPONSIBLE

((SPIKE HARRISON/ROANOKE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: IT'S NOT RESPONSIBLE TO DO THAT WITHOUT HAVING A FOUR LANE HIGHWAY RUNNING RIGHT ALONG SIDE THE INTERSTATE. IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. THE TRUCK TRAFFIC IS GOING TO DOUBLE AND TRIPLE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=DOUBLE AND TRIPLE


One million dollars has been proposed to pay for the planning of the project which would widen the road to five lanes.
But it could be years before construction starts.
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SOT 15:00:43
IN Q=WE HAVE TO

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL STAGES ONE OF THOSE STAGES IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, SOME SURVEYING WORK. WE MUST ALSO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS


The project isn't in the six year plan yet.
Bowman has a petition signed by 25-hundred motorists who hope V-Dot makes it a priority. DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE PUBLIC MAY SOUND OFF ON THIS AND OTHER HIGHWAY PROJECTS THURSDAY.
THE MEETING IS IN THE AUDITORIUM AT VDOT HEADQUARTERS IN SALEM AND OFFICIALS SAY ANY INPUT GIVEN WILL HELP THEM PRIORITIZE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))

Hudson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


After 47 years in law enforcement, and 20 as Roanoke Sheriff, Alvin Hudson is making plans to retire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today, Hudson confirmed that he will not run for re- election.
He will step down when his current term expires at the end of the year.
Hudson says it was a difficult decision to make, one that he wrestled with up until Saturday's filing deadline.
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SOT
IN Q=I had fully intended

(( ))
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke Sheriff;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=going to be going.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Hudson hopes chief deputy George McMillan will succeed him as sheriff. McMillan is only democrat who has filed for the election.
There's no word yet whether any Republicans will enter the race.

GAS-STAMPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up


With Americans hitting the open road for the summer, the price of gasoline is going up again.
Gas prices have risen about a cent and a- half a gallon over the past three weeks.
The new average is about a dollar- 28 cents.
SS=U.S. Postal Service


And more signs that the days of the 32-cent stamp are numbered.
"The Washington Post" reports the Postal Service is printing millions of rate-change "H" stamps in anticipation of a price hike next year.

E-Feedback-06/01/97


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback


In our mailbag this week, a viewer was not happy with our coverage of a Virginia Tech event.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News 7's Feedback.
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IN Q=To celebrate
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 17; :00
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.


(( To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Virginia Tech commissioned an aerial photograph of the number "125", formed by dozens of people on the campus drillfield.
A viewer from Christiansburg wrote:
"Channel 7's report...reinforces my opinion of radio, newspaper and television news reporting--what is presented as the story does not necessarily include all the facts. Thursday, April 17 six o'clock report and the following Friday Mornin' show gave the blip about the photo on TV, with faculty and students named as participants. The participants were in fact faculty, students and STAFF. Most of the time, the Staff of Virginia Tech are not in the limelight like faculty and students, but they are as much an integral part of the success of the University reaching the milestone of 125 years as the faculty and students."
If you'd like to comment on our news coverage or a topic in the news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022.
To send a fax, just dial 540-343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
Or you may leave a note on the moderated forum of our home page, at www. wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Hurricane-Season


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


You may want to batten down the hatches, Hurricane Season is underway and its expected to be busier than normal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Dade, FL;


Hurricane forecaster William Gray is predicting there will be eleven tropical storms this year, with seven of them becoming hurricanes.
The last two years were the most active two-year storm period on record.
Four monster hurricanes killed 57 people and caused four-point-three billion dollars worth of damage.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-73/66/Calm/29.81F/96/1951/40/1966;
SUPER=301-71/79/E-7/29.82F/98/1925/43/1966;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Rain, Heavy/at Times/60-64/Periods of/Rain/65-70;
SUPER=331-Showers &/Thunderstorms/60-64/Occasional Rain/& Drizzle/65-70;
SUPER=332-Rain &/Storms Likely/58-62/More Showers/& Thunderstorms/65-69;
SUPER=333-Showers/& Thunderstorms/60-64/Periods of/Rain/65-69;
SUPER=334-Showers &/Thunderstorms/55-59/Rainy &/Humid/65-69;
SUPER=X5001;


Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Finding a job is NOT the only obstacle faced by graduating college students.
The spring ceremony also means finding a way to pay off those student loans.
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Erin Montgomery/College Graduate; :14
SUPER=01-Gary Collins/J.C. Bradford & Co.; ::39
SUPER=@len1; 1:06
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

(( The party's over in more ways than one once you graduate college.
That's when interest on many education loans often starts to accrue.
Erin Montgomery, a saleswoman with Ikon Office Solutions in Roanoke, has a dilemma that's not too uncommon.
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SOT Common Sense II 14:11:13
IN Q=I've been

((ERIN MONTGOMERY/COLLEGE GRADUATE: I'VE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR TWO YEARS, I HAD TO PAY MY OWN WAY THROUGH COLLEGE, SO I FINANCED ALMOST PROBABLY 90- PERCENT OF IT. SO I HAVE FIVE DIFFERENT LOANS FROM FIVE DIFFERENT LENDING INSTITUTIONS, VARIOUS INTEREST RATES FROM FIVE PERCENT TO EIGHT PERCENT, AND I'M WONDERING SHOULD I CONSOLIDATE? I KNOW THE TERMS ARE DIFFERENT ON EACH LOAN, THEY END AT DIFFERENT PERIODS.))
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OUT Q=different periods.


Here's what Gary Collins of J-C Bradford and Company in Martinsville suggests.
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SOT 02:23:22 common sense tape I
IN Q=Well a

((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO OFF THERE IS CONSOLIDATE THEIR LOANS. SAY AT SOME POINT IN TIME THEY'RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET A HOUSE. AND CONSOLIDATE IT ALL INTO, YOU KNOW GET A HOME EQUITY LINE, AND CONSOLIDATE IT INTO THAT. THEY CAN PAY IT OFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE KEY TO IT IS DON'T PANIC. AND IMMEDIATELY COMING OUT OF COLLEGE OR SCHOOL THEY ARE SAYING, OH NOW I HAVE ALL THIS MONEY I HAVE TO PAY BACK. JUST RELAX AND SET UP A PAYMENT SCHEDULE, THAT YOU'RE COMFORTABLE WITH, AND CONSOLIDATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ))
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OUT Q=as possible.
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SOT 03:02:38
IN Q=I'm Len

(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=newsdesk.))


NBA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-27)
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


Michael Jordan scored 31 points including the game winner as the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 84 to 82 in game one of the N-B-A finals.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC Sports; :


Utah's John Stockton pulls up and hits the Jumper.
But the Bulls come right back- Scottie Pippen hits three of his 27 points.
Utah goes to Karl Malone in the fourth. His jumper made it a 5 point Utah Lead.
Chicago then went on a 6 to nothing run.
The Bulls got the ball with 7 SUPER=32-Chicago/84/Utah/82/;seconds left

and the score tied at 82.
Jordan hits the jumper to give Chicago the 84 to 82 victory.
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Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-36)
GRAPHIC=Dover Logo


Ricky Rudd took home the checkered flag in the Miller 500 at Dover.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN Sports;


After a crash on lap 29, Pole sitter Bobby Labonte returned to the race 143 laps down.
Geoff Bodine gets lose and slides down the track as the cars came through Dick Trickle hit Bodine's car and then Bobby Hillin came through and hits Trickles car. All three were taken to the garage area ending their day.
Then after a spin on the track Jeff Gordon runs into the back of Dale Jarrett busting his radiator.
Ernie Irvan took the lead, but he crashed and that opened the door for Rudd who held off Mark Martin to win the race.
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SOT
IN Q="We didn't

((RICKY RUDD/MILLER 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Miller 500 Winner; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=.....in the race."
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold Logo


Jeff Burton was third, Jeremy Mayfield fourth and Kyle Petty fifth.

Fast


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Canada's Donovan Bailey can claim the title World's Fastest Man.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/CBS Sports; :


Bailey and Michael Johnson went head to head in the 150 meter race yesterday afternoon.
The two were side by side but as they made the turn Bailey pulled ahead and at the same time Johnson pulled up lame grabbing his left thigh with about 70 meters to go.
Bailey was declared the winner his time was 14 point 99 seconds.
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SOT
IN Q="Michael Johnson...

((DONOVAN BAILEY/WORLD'S FASTEST MAN: )) ((MICHAEL JOHNSON/RUNNER UP: ))
SUPER=01-Donovan Bailey/World's Fastest Man; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Johnson/Runner Up; :10
RUNS=:21
OUT Q= .....WITH THAT."

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