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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=Here's what's next

((Here's what's next on NEWS-7 Primetime.
LISA KIRKWOOD/CRENSHAW CUSTOMER: MY DISH IS ON A TREE, AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE ON A STAND AND THEY KNEW THAT WHEN THEY INSTALLED THE DISH AND I'M TRYING RIGHT NOW TO GET ANY KIND OF SERVICE THAT I CAN OUT OF THEM.
Unhappy Crenshaw's customers find they're shut out as the store's merchandise is re-possessed.
Millions of Americans are being cheated out of money some of them have worked their entire lives to earn.
A government audit on pension errors. ))
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OUT Q=pension errors
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's MONDAY June 16TH...
Our top story--
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VO-NAT


A confrontation between a homeowner and would-be burglars leads to a shooting.
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P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=News 7 PrimeTime


Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=Shooting


A burglary suspect remains at large tonight after a shooting in Henry County.
Police say a homeowner surprised two would-be burglars in his home.
The resident shot one suspect; the other fled the scene.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.


Dogs, a helicopter, and state troopers were called in to search nearby woods.
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SOT
IN Q=About 12:12

(( ))
SUPER=01-K.D. Cecil/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=by the homeowner
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.


The second suspect is described as a white male, about five eight or five nine, slender, wearing blue jeans and no shirt.
He is reportedly armed with a 25-semi automatic, taken during the attempted burglary.
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SOT
IN Q=We later

(( ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=negative results so far.
Talent=Connie
SS=Shooting


The other would-be burglar is in critical condition after the homeowner shot him in the chest.

P-Crenshaws


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=Crenshaws
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Moving crews began hauling away refrigerators and other merchandise from Crenshaw's Electronics and Appliances Roanoke store today.
A finance company has repossessed a sizeable chunk of Crenshaw's inventory.
The company claims it is entitled to more than 100- thousand- dollars worth of appliances in Crenshaw's merchandise.
The store did not open for business today.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:41:35
IN Q=The sheriff's

((LISA KIRKWOOD/CRENSHAW'S CUSTOMER: THE SHERIFF'S ANSWERED THE TELEPHONE, AND TOLD ME THAT THEY WOULD BE REOPENING AT 10 TOMORROW MORNING. SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT I'M GOING TO DO. I HAVE A SATELLITE DISH THAT I CAN'T USE-- I HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE TO GET IT FIXED.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Kirkwood/Crenshaw's Customer;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=no alternative to get it fixed
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VO-NAT


Crenshaw's ran into trouble when it purchased the Holdren's appliance chain last year, began honoring Holdren's extended warranties, then stopped...explaining it only bought Holdren's assets, not its liabilities.
Crenshaw's has also been sued by WDBJ-7 for failure to pay its advertising bills.
Crenshaw then sued WDBJ, claiming our coverage of last year's events hurt its bottom line.
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Talent=Connie
SS=Crenshaw's


A spokesman says Crenshaw's is surprised the finance company took today's action.
As for the debate over extended warranties, the state continues to look into the matter.

P-Pensions


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Pension laws are so complex, and employers are so confused-- that millions of Americans aren't getting their fair share of pension money.
At least that's according to a government audit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :


It found that nearly 14-percent of pension recipients are being underpaid.
One third are being under-compensated by one-thousand dollars a year.
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SOT 16:53:33
IN Q=That's the kind

((SEN. CHARLES GRASSLEY/R-IOWA: THAT'S THE KIND OF MONEY THAT BUYS A LOT OF FOOD, PAYS A LOT OF BILLS FOR RETIREES AND WORKERS--FOR THAT MATTER--OF ANY AGE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Grassley/(R)-Iowa; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=of any age.
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VO-NAT


Until the problem is solved-- the advice-- each pensioner should double check their employer's calculations-- before they retire.
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P-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


Virginia may not be a part of the lawsuit against tobacco companies, but the Commonwealth may still benefit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Just five days after Jim Gilmore stepped down from the office of Attorney
General to run for governor, SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;

one of his former deputies told a legislative subcommittee the news.
Deputy Attorney General Claude Allen says Virginia could grab some cash from a settlement without ever suing tobacco companies.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:40:00 TAPE TWO
IN Q=If there's

((CLAUDE ALLEN/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: IF THERE'S A POT OF MONEY SET ASIDE FOR SETTLEMENT OF MEDICAID CLAIMS, THAT POT OF MONEY IS NOT SIMPLY SET ASIDE FOR JUST THE STATE'S THAT ARE SUING, BUT OTHER STATES, THOSE NON-SUING STATES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON THAT AS WELL. THAT'S A SIMPLE STATEMENT OF--THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=would happen.
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VO-NAT


Skeptical Democrats say Allen may be relying on Congress for help.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=Tobacco


The attorney general's office also has NOT decided whether to weigh in on behalf of tobacco companies in their appeal of the FDA regulations.

p-ward-system


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The issue has been debated for 20 years in Roanoke-- how to elect city council and the mayor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tonight a task force presented a proposal for a Ward system.
Supporters say such a plan will guarantee representation for all sectors of the city.
Under the proposal, the city would be divided into five wards, with each voting for its own council seat.
The mayor and vice-mayor would remain at-large seats.
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SOT 7:29:24
IN Q=WE WENT INTO

((LISA FARTHING/TASK FORCE MEMBER:WE WENT INTO ALL KINDS OF NEIGHBORHOODS. EVERYBODY WAS VERY POSITIVE, AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PUT TO A VOTE. IT WAN'T OUR CHOICE TO TAKE THIS TO A VOTE, BUT I THINK IT'S TIME THE VOTERS ARE ALLOWED TO DECIDE WHICH IS BEST. ))
SUPER=01-Lisa Farthing/Task Force Member;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=IS BEST
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VO-NAT


Several public hearings will be held in the coming weeks.
Then council will decide if the ward system will face a November referendum.
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P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=None


The Western Virginia Land Trust has joined the call for a new greenway between downtown Roanoke and Valley View Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today, Rupert Cutler offered the group's assistance as the city considers creating the Lick Run Greenway.
He says the Land Trust supports the inclusion of a pedestrian walkway and bike path on the new 5-81 interchange that will be built near Valley View Mall.
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SOT
IN Q=And so for a lot of reasons

((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VA. LAND TRUST: AND SO FOR A LOT OF REASONS, NEIGHBORHOOD RECREATION, WILDLIFE HABITAT, TOURISM, PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO JOG FROM THE HOTEL ROANOKE AND COME IN THE OTHER DIRECTION FROM THE HOTELS OVER BY THE AIRPORT, AND ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM VALLEY VIEW, BUILDING THE LICK RUN GREENWAY IS A DARN GOOD IDEA.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Va. Land Trust;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=darn good idea.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


Engineers are preparing two sets of plans for the 5-81 interchange, one that includes the walkway and one that leaves it out.
It will be up to city council to decide if the cost is warranted.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Their quick work kept a stressful situation from becoming much worse.
And today emergency crews and Bedford Memorial Hospital workers gave each other a pat on the back.
That story when News 7 Prime Time returns.
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VO-NAT


Plus they're galloping, prancing and being put through their paces at the Salem Civic Center.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Roush


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A Spotsylvania County man is no longer a suspect in the disappearance and death of a teenage girl.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania;


Abduction charges against Karl Roush were dropped today.
Roush was accused of kidnapping 16 year old Sofia Silva, who was later found murdered.
The charges were based on fiber evidence from the Virginia state crime lab.
Last week, authorities learned the lab made a mistake analyzing the fibers.
The move re-opens the possibility that Silva's murder is linked to the killings of Kristin and Kati Lisk.
Autopsy reports show similarities in the crimes.
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P-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


A plane crashed and killed the pilot in Buchanan County.
Police say 31 year old James Goodwin of Cedar Bluff took off from a private airfield in his experimental plane.
He was trying to fly to Tazewell County when he crashed in the Short Gap area.
Investigators say this was the plane's first flight.

P-Boys-State


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia is setting the education pace with its new Standards of Accreditation.
State education secretary Beverly Sgro says the S-O-A's are a model for the rest of the nation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Sgro was in Lynchburg today-
She talked to more than 800 rising high school seniors at the Boys State convention.
Sgro says delaying the high school barrier tests until the year 2000, should ease concerns that the new standards are being implemented too fast.
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SOT 2:45:22
IN Q=The board very

((BEVERLY SGRO/VA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THE BOARD VERY CAREFULLY DID LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE PUBLIC DID THINK IT WAS GOING TOO FAST, THE BOARD CHANGED IT AND I THINK HAVING THAT REQUIREMENT THAT NINTH GRADERS IN THE YEAR 2000, THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2004, BE THE FIRST ONES WITH THE BARRIER, IS A VERY REASONED APPROACH, IT GIVE STUDENTS AMPLE TIME TO LEARN WHAT THEY NEED TO LEARN, FOR TEACHERS TO TEACH WHAT THEY NEED TO TEACH AND FOR SCHOOLS TO BE PREPARED TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Beverly Sgro/Virginia Education Secretary; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=to do it.
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VO-NAT


The state education council gave tentative approval to the new standards last week.
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P-Bedford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Carilion


They were brought together in a tense emergency situation and today they were able to look back on a job well done.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Two weeks after fire damaged the nursing home at Bedford Memorial Hospital, staff and volunteers were the honored guests at a picnic on the hospital grounds this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Bedford/June 3; :10


Hundreds of police, fire and rescue volunteers helped safely evacuate 87 elderly patients that night.
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SOT 9:46:30
IN Q=And they just

((BESSIE PUGH/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: AND THEY JUST COULDN'T HAVE DONE BETTER. THINGS COULDN'T HAVE GONE BETTER FOR US.)) ((ARDETH HALL/NURSING SUPERVISOR: IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT YOU SEE THAT EVERYBODY GOT OUT SAFELY AND I THINK IT ALSO SPEAKS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN AREA LIKE THAT SPRINKLED, SO THAT YOU HAVE SPRINKLERS THAT GO OFF WHEN YOU DO HAVE A FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Bessie Pugh/Nursing Home Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Ardeth Hall/Nursing Supervisor; :07
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=have a fire.
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VO-NAT


Hospital officials say the picnic is just a small way of thanking everyone for their hard work the night of the fire.
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P-St-Andrews


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=NONE


Preparing for the future means parting with the past at Roanoke Catholic School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It was a historic occasion for the school as a building constructed in 18-93 crumbled to the ground.
-- A sentimental event for several on-lookers.
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SOT 10:02:07
IN Q=It brings back

((FATHER RANDY RULE/ST.ANDREWS CHURCH: IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF MY OWN SCHOOLING HERE WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL..THAT WAS THE HOME FOR THE NUNS THAT TAUGHT ME AT THE TIME..AND WAS CERTAINLY A PLACE THAT WAS PART OF WHAT MY WHOLE EXPERIENCE OF ROANOKE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WAS ))
SUPER=01-Father Randy Rule/St. Andrew's Church;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=catholic school was
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VO-NAT


The building originally functioned as an orphanage and convent.
A new multi-purpose facility including a library will soon take up the space.
Principal Karen Mabry says this is the first phase in campus renovation.
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SOT 10:00:22
IN Q=I think for

((KAREN MABRY/PRINCIPAL ROANOKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL: I THINK FOR THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL..IT'S OBVIOUS THAT WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ))
SUPER=01-Karen Mabry/Principal Roanoke Catholic School;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to move forward
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Construction will start in April.
The new facility is set to open for the fall 19-99 school year.

P-Horse-Show


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


The 25th annual Roanoke Valley Horse Show at the Salem Civic Center has an international flavor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Horses and riders from Southwestern Virginia were taking part on this opening day.
The show also attracts trainers and owners from all over the world.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:18:01
IN Q=We usually come

((TRACY NININGER/HORSE TRAINER: WE USUALLY COME EVERY YEAR. WE TRY TO COME UP FROM GEORGIA. IT'S A GREAT SHOW. WE HAVE A GREAT TIME, AND IT'S RUN REALLY, REALLY WELL. THEY DO A GREAT JOB HERE. SO, WE LOVE IT. SO, WE COME EVERY YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Tracy Nininger/Horse Trainer;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=come every year (double out)
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VO-NAT


Although the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is NOT a sponsor this year, organizers say the week-long show is off to a good start.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:27:08
IN Q=The Junior League

((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW CHAIRMAN: THE JUNIOR LEAGUE IS NOT WITH US THIS YEAR, BUT THE SHOW BEGAN IN 1972 WITH THE HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION. AND THE HORSEMEN, OF COURSE, HAVE CONTINUED IT. AND EVERYTHING HAS SURPASSED LAST YEAR, SO WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE. ))
SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Chairman;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in good shape.
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VO-NAT


Half of all proceeds will go to the Bradley Free Clinic.
The show runs through Saturday.
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ANCHOR=Connie


More News Ahead.
Shake, stirred....but un-injured.
Two painters spent the day dangling 300 feet in the air....you'll see it on News 7 PRIMETIME's Video of the Day. cc sponsor

P-Coffee


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=Cholesterol


The way you cook up your coffee could increase your cholesterol intake-- according to a report in the British Medical Journal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston; :


It suggests unfiltered brews, such as espresso, Turkish coffees and French pressed, could increase cholesterol levels.
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SOT 01:56:31
IN Q=If you're a heavy

((ALICE LIECHTENSTEIN/TUFTS SCHOOL OF NUTRITION: IF YOU'RE A HEAVY COFFEE CONSUMER, WHICH RIGHT NOW IS DEFINED AS ABOUT ABOUT FIVE PERCENT, IT CAN RAISE PLASMA-CHOLESTEROL LEVELS ABOUT FIVE-PERCENT. SO THAT IF SOMEONE HAS CLOSE TO THE LEVEL OF 200, IT WILL BRING IT UP TO 210. ))
SUPER=01-Alice Liechtenstein/Tufts School of Nutrition; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=up to 210.
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
The culprit is a substance Cafestol-- it's naturally present in coffee beans, but is removed when the coffee is passed through a filter.
Cafestol is thought to be hard on the blood vessels and heart, raising the amount of L-D-L or bad cholesterol in the body.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:57:02
IN Q=It's very important

((IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOMEONE THAT CONSUMES UNFILTERED COFFEE SUCH AS FRENCH PRESS COFFEE OR ESPRESSO, THEN IF THEY DO HAVE ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, THEY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT OTHER WAYS TO BE A BIT MORE STRINGENT WITH THEIR DIET. IT'S A BALANCE. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it's a balance.
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VO-NAT


This study is easy to swallow for those who do drink FILTERED java.
The bottom line, it doesn't affect cholesterol.
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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


For tonight's video of the day-- we can't think of many worse ways to spend three hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Las Vegas, NV; :


In Las Vegas, the lives of two painters were left hanging-- 300 feet in the air.
They were working on a billion-dollar resort on the strip, when the scaffolding separated.
They hung for hours by their safety harnesses-- at the 29th floor.
Eventually rescuers lowered themselves from the rooftop, while a giant crane maneuvered below the men.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, George Lynch gets a key to the city, the Bulls strut their stuff in the Chicago, the Cubs & Whitesox hook up on the diamond on the west side, and we'll check out the big chill in the area's pools.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00


But first, North Carolina's new NHL franchise, the Carolina Hurricanes unveiled its new logo today.
The franchise which left Hartford and eventually will settle in Raleigh, has junked its blue, green and silver colors in favor of red, black, white and silver.
The logo is supposed to resemble the eye of a hurricane.
Now, the interleague scoreboard.
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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/N.Y. Yankees/0//N.Y. Mets/6/9///Montreal/5//Baltimore/3/7//;
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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Pittsburgh/8//Minnesota/2/8///Houston/2//Kansas City/1/7//;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=....last score."


SP-Lynch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=LYNCH


Roanoke's shining star, George Lynch, returned home today to open his week long Hometown basketball camp at Fleming and Ruffner.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


But tonight he got a big surprise when mayor David Bowers and Roanoke City Council members honored the Vancouver Grizzlies' star by giving him a key to the city.
Big George also got one back in 1992 when he returned to Roanoke with North Carolina to play Virginia Tech at the Civic Center.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="This is the...

((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzlies Forward; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...POSSIBLE FOR ME."
(----------------)
VO-NAT CON'T


Council also proclaimed this George Lynch day in the valley. The only problem is that they waited until seven o'clock at night to do so.
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SP-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
SS=Bulls


The Chicago Bulls were also busy today showing off their most recently acquired golden gifts as fans turned out in full force to honor the five time world champion Bulls with a ceremony in Grant Park.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago;:00


The rally has become almost an annual event for the Bulls who have now won five world championships in the last seven years.
Playoff Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan dedicated the latest title to the fans.
But Jordan's backup Steve Kerr, who hit the series clinching jumper against Utah drew the most laughs with his version of the final seconds of game six.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I thought...

((STEVE KERR/BULLS GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Steve Kerr/Bulls Guard; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...one more time."
(----------------)
VO-NAT CON'T


Dennis Rodman spoke for less than 30 seconds and almost managed not to offend anyone as he vowed to be back next year to make a run at another championship with the Bulls.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="A lot of...

((DENNIS RODMAN/BULL FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Bulls Forward; :00
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=...I'll be back baby."
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SP-Cubs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=CUBS/WHITESOX


Major League Baseball's interleague play experiment continued today with more positive results as the Cubs and Whitesox met for the first time in 91 years.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN-MLB; :00


The two Windy City rivals hadn't met in a game that counted in the standings since the 1906 World Series.
Today they put on vintage uniforms, and the Cubs Brian McRae put on a show.
McRae collected three hits, two rbi's and he scored from first on this double to the wall in right.
SUPER=35-Cubs/8/White Sox/3;


The Cubs beat the White Sox 8-to-3.
By the way, interleague games have produced 38 percent bigger crowds, so far.
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SP-Swim


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=SWIMMING


And finally tonight, the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association finally got was able to hold a swim meet this evening.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Evening; :00


Memorial Day came early this year, and so did the opening of area pools.
Unfortunately, the weather has been anything but swimmer friendly so far this spring.
In fact, last Monday night the water and air temperatures were both too low for competition, forcing the RVAA to cancel a meet for the first time ever because of the cold.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It has definitely...

((SUE BLACKWELL/R.V.A.A. VICE-PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Sue Blackwell/RVAA Vice-President;:00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...for all of us."
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P-Waiters


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Mike forgot one sporting event-- an annual challenge in Paris.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris, France; :


Waiters in the City of Light showed-off their (Sav-Vwah) savior-faire in the 28-th annual Waiter's Race.
"Miss France" was on hand to start off the traditional street race... where each waiter is required to balance a bottle and glasses of water on their tray.
Speed doesn't matter much in this competition... which celebrates professionalism... and the French love affair with food.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=
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Good night. That's News 7 Prime Time. Thanks for joining us--we'll see you tomorrow.