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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=Here's what's next

((HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... IS IT ARTISTIC EXPRESSION OR JUST DIRTY DANCING? A ROANOKE NIGHTSPOT WILL HAVE ITS DAY IN COURT. MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP; THE HEALING PROCESS HAS NEVER BEEN ALLOWED TO BEGIN IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE AMERICA AS A COUNTRY, VIRGINIA AS A STATE, HAVE NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED THE WRONG.
AN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADER SAYS BLACKS ARE OWED AN APOLOGY FOR THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY. ))
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OUT Q=legacy of slavery




top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's WEDNESDAY JUNE 18TH...
Our top story--
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SOT 18:52:05
IN Q=we just want

((GEORGE MCNERLIN/PAR-FM RADION: WE JUST WANT DISNEY TO BE A GOOD FAMILY ORIENTED OPERATION LIKE IT USED TO BE WHEN OLD WALT WAS AROUND.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=WAS AROUND
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VO-NAT


Local support for the Southern Baptist boycott of Disney.
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P-Disney


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Disney


Good Evening, this is News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Southern Baptists say Disney is headed down the wrong path.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/File Tape;


They've voted to boycott Disney theme parks and subsidiaries such as ABC-
Many object to Disney's policy of giving health benefits to partners of gay employees and the so called Gay Days at its theme parks.
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SOT 15:01:51
IN Q=

((WILEY DRAKE/BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA: IT'S HARD FOR US TO FISH AND WIN FOLKS TO JESUS WHEN DISNEYLAND IS PUSHING THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE AS NORMAL.)) 15:01:00 ((MARTIN KNOX/GREEN BAY, WI: I SPEAK AGAINST THIS BECAUSE I THINK THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE GRACE AND TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST TO HOMOSEXUALS IN AMERICA THAN BOYCOTTING COMPANIES.))
SUPER=01-Wiley Drake/Buena Park, CA; 00
SUPER=01-Martin Knox/Green Bay, WI; 09
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=than boycotting companies."
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VO-NAT


The vote came at the Southern Baptist convention in Dallas.
The General Manager of a local Christian radio station says Southern Baptists have wrestled with the decision for a full year.
They don't want to ruin Disney-- they just want the old Disney back.
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SOT
IN Q=i grew up

((BARRY ARMSTRONG/SPIRIT FM:I GREW UP IN AN ERA...EVEN WHEN MOVIES WERE QUESTIONABLE. IF IT WAS A DISNEY MOVIE, WELL THEN IT'S OK. DISNEY MEANT IT'S OK FOR OUR KIDS. IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT ANYMORE. AND I THINK A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE UPSET AT THAT LOSS. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Armstrong/Spirit FM;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=at that loss
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P-Slavery-Apology


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=None


Should the nation apologize to black Americans for slavery?
A House panel is now considering that question.
President Clinton says he'll consider agreeing to such an apology.
He says there's some "unfinished business" among blacks and whites.
Roanoke N-double-A-C-P leader Martin Jeffrey says the State of Virginia has something to be sorry about too... adding that the legacy of slavery is still with us.
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SOT 9:49:59
IN Q=who gets hired

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP; WHO GETS HIRED, WHO GETS FIRED, WHAT SCHOOL KIDS GO TO, AND WHAT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM BASED ON THEIR COLOR, UNOFFICIALLY. I'D LIKE TO SEE THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, IN THIS ELECTION YEAR, THAT QUESTION POSED TO THEM. VIRGINIA AS ONE OF THE INITIATORS OF THIS INSTITUTION, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WE OUGHT TO APOLOGIZE. 00:11:00 DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK FIRST TO THE LEADERSHIP THAT COMES FROM THE PRESIDENT AND IF THAT'S IN FACT THE PUBLIC POLICY THAT'S PURSUED WE CAN ALWAYS ENDORSE IT.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP;
SUPER=@Beyer1; :24
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=can always endorse it
Talent=Connie
SS=None


Beyer says a national apology wouldn't hurt anything, and he wouldn't be opposed to it.
Virginia's legislative delegation in Washington is split on the issue, with Chuck Robb and Rick Boucher approving the concept.
Senator John Warner says he doesn't think the bill looks forward.
Virgil Goode says he's waiting to hear from the people of the fifth district before issuing an opinion.



P-Girls-Girls


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Is nude dancing a form of free speech protected by the first amendment?
The lawyer for a Roanoke nightspot says the club's dancers were only exercising their constitutional rights.
But prosecutors say a Roanoke jury should decide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Authorities charged Girls, Girls Girls with obscenity after vice detectives observed nudity and sexually explicit activity on four occasions.
Today, attorney Jack (KEN-it) Kennet said he will argue that the dances were choreographed and had artistic merit.
But prosecutor Dennis Nagel said a jury will consider community standards.
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SOT 16:28:36
IN Q=This will be determined

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS WILL BE DETERMINED ON LOCAL COMMUNITY STANDARDS, SO THE EXACT SAME PRESENTATION IN NEW YORK CITY MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE, BUT IT MAY NOT BE FOUND ACCEPTABLE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=acceptable here.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Legal Scales


Judge Clifford Weckstein said he will allow cameras in the courtroom for a jury trial that is now set to begin in late September.

P-Mitchell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape


Former Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell pled guilty today to fraud and money laundering.
A hearing was held in federal court in Abingdon.
Mitchell admitted taking more than 400-thousand dollars from the county and its industrial development authority.
He also pled guilty to filing a false income tax return.
Mitchell will be sentenced in September.
He's also facing state charges in the case.
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P-Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore's proposed tax cut won't stand up in court.
So says a noted legal expert.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


U-V-A law professor Dick Howard says he believes the plan would actually require a constitutional amendment.
Gilmore's legal experts contend it would NOT, because the state would be picking up the tab, and there's nothing in Virginia's constitution that says the person who owes the tax has to pay the bill.
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SOT
IN Q=I think that's

((A.E. DICK HOWARD/UVA LAW PROFESSOR:I THINK THAT'S A MISTAKE IN ANALYSIS BECAUSE IT MAY WELL BE THAT THE TAX IS PAID BY SOMEBODY ELSE, BUT THE WHOLE POINT OF THE EXEMPTIONS IS THAT THOSE WHO ARE OBLIGED TO PAY A TAX MAY NOT BE EXEMPT FROM PAYING THAT TAX UNLESS THE CONSTITUTION PERMITS THAT. SO SHIFTING THE BURDEN FROM THAT TAX PAYER TO SOMEBODY ELSE IS AN EXEMPTION.))
SUPER=01-A.E. Dick Howard/UVA Law Professor;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=is an exemption.
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VO-NAT


Howard studied the issue at the request of local governments.
Gilmore wants to eliminate the personal property tax on most cars and trucks.
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P-Ticket-Fee


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


Passengers at Roanoke Regional Airport may help foot the bill for improvements at Woodrum Field through a proposed ticket surcharge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Today, the Regional Airport Commission voted to hire a consultant who will help win approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The money must be spent on specific capital improvements, and the maximum fee would be three dollars per passenger.
At current levels, that would generate about one million dollars a year.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Roanoke Airport


Airport officials say the charge will help the airport remain self-sufficient and protect against the loss of federal funds.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Quenching your thirst at one area ball park is strictly a non-alcoholic activity.
That story is just ahead on News 7 Prime Time.
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VO-NAT


and a Roanoke native chooses a unique medium for creating art. It's a sticky line of work.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tte/sly
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=None


As police continue their search for a burglary suspect in Henry County, another homeowner has confronted would-be burglars in his house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


It happened in Danville.
The burglars were not armed this time, but they beat up the homeowner, who did NOT have a gun in his home.
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SOT 3:50:30
IN Q=Oh yeah

((WILLIAM LEWIS/HOMEOWNER: OH YEAH, THREW MY ARMS UP, KNOCKED THE SKIN OFF OF THEM, I WAS WRESTLING WITH ONE OF THEM TRYING TO HOLD HIM BUT I COULDN'T.))
SUPER=01-William Lewis/Homeowner;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=I couldn't
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VO-NAT


Authorities have not charged Les Hussey, the Henry County homeowner who shot and wounded an alleged burglar on Monday.
A second suspect fled the scene.
Prosecutors say they take into account the stress of the situation.
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SOT 2:37:48
IN Q=In a self-defense case

((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IN A SELF DEFENSE CASE, DID THE PERSON REASONABLY FEAR DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY HARM OR INJURY, AND DID THE PERSON USE ONLY SO MUCH FORCE AS WAS NECESSARY? ))
RUNS=:09
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=was necessary
Talent=Connie
SS=None


Police believe the second Henry County suspect was hitchhiking Monday afternoon.
The driver who picked up the suspect drove him to a gas station on 220 southbound.
Investigators would like the driver to contact the Martinsville State Police.

P-Pulaski-Rangers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=None


There's a new team to cheer for in Pulaski--the minor league Rangers will play in Calfee Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon today honoring players, coaches and staff.
Many in Pulaski are excited by the Appalachian League team, but some residents who live near the ballfield don't want beer sold inside the park.
A hearing will be held by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board before a decision is made.
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SOT
IN Q=I don't

((ROBERT PEOPLES/LOCAL RESIDENT:I DON'T DRINK, BUT IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO DRINK, IT'S THEIR BUSINESS, BUT I THINK IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO IT, INSTEAD OF COMING OUT HERE IN PUBLIC, THEY OUGHT TO DO IT A HOME, YOU KNOW COMING OUT IN PUBLIC, DRINKING, ENDANGERING OTHER PEOPLE, GOING BACK TO YOUR HOME OR TO THEIR HOME, IT'S NOT WORTH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Peoples/Local Resident; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=worth it.
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VO-NAT


The President of Pulaski Baseball Incorporated declined to comment.
A hearing date has not been set.
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p-allen-bosnia


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=George Allen


George Allen is in Europe on a trade mission this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia/Saturday;


And he's taking some time to visit with Virginia National Guard troops serving in Bosnia.
He talked with some of the Danville soldiers deployed overseas in March.
Governor Allen received a plaque from the troops-- and he also shared the latest news from back home.
Allen says the troops are thankful for all the cards and letters they've received.
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P-Internet-Classroom


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=Internet


Some teachers in our area are learning about the benefits of taking students on line.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A two day class offered at Virginia Western Community College is showing teachers how to design their own home pages.
Meg Cliborne is a teacher at Burlington Elementary. She's creating a page where students can access math problems.
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SOT 10:04:17
IN Q= This is where

((MEG CLIBORNE/BURLINGTON ELEMENTARY: THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD IS GOING AND IT'S NOT JUST READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC ANYMORE. IF THE KIDS DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE COMPUTER THEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE BEHIND WHEN THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL ))
SUPER=01-Meg Cliborne/Burlington Elementary;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q= out of school
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VO-NAT


William Byrd High School teacher Danny Thompson says the days of just memorizing information are over.
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SOT 10:10:18
IN Q=They need to

((DANNY THOMPSON/WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL: THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO GO FIND THE INFORMATION AND DO RESEARCH AND THEN APPLY THAT INFORMATION ))
SUPER=01-Danny Thompson/William Byrd High School;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=that information
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VO-NAT


The class costs 50-dollars and is offered throughout the year.
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P-Gum-Artist


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some artists use wood or clay to create their masterpieces.
Others dabble in oil paints.
Jamie Marraccini (mare-uh-SEE-nee) uses bubble gum.
Jamie is from Roanoke and now working in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
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SOT
IN Q=This is a
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Jamie Marraccini/Gum Artist; :07
SUPER=@Ellen2; :45
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
This is a love story.
A man, his hobby, and his art.
sot TAPE ONE 10:49:37

((JAMIE MARRACCINI/GUM ARTIST: I WASN'T SEARCHING FOR A DESIGN THAT WAS GONNA MAKE PEOPLE GO "WOW, THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. I WAS TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT THE GUM SO THAT PEOPLE WOULD SAY "WOW I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S ALL BUBBLEGUM."))
runs=:11


Some three thousand pieces, chewed over the years, for his only free-standing sculpture.
His work has evolved over eight years, from Roanoke County's Cave Spring High School to his Richmond apartment, from seemingly random smushes to--
sot TAPE ONE 10:48:55

((ANIMATED PEOPLE. HEADS DECORATED. THEN FINALLY IT TURNED TO WHERE I STARTED TO HIGHLIGHT HANDS AND FEET AND EYES AND LIPS. Why? I GUESS I JUST LIKE HANDS AND FEET AND EYES AND LIPS.))
runs=:15


The artist's brand of choice is Bubblicious.
sot TAPE ONE 10:44:52

((I REALLY LIKE IT BECAUSE IT'S VERY BRIGHT COLORS. THEY DON'T FADE VERY MUCH. IT'S EASY GUM TO WORK WITH. IT STAYS SOFT FOR FIVE OR SIX YEARS.))
runs=:09


Jamie Marraccini should know.
He's jawed them all.
sot TAPE ONE 10:50:42

((I HAD A PROBLEM FOR A WHILE WHERE WHENEVER I WOULD CHEW, I WOULD CHEW LIKE TEN PIECES OF GUM AT A TIME. IT WAS MORE LIKE WORK THAN IT WAS PLEASURE. BUT NOW THAT I'VE STARTED TO FARM OUT MOST OF MY CHEWING, AND GETTING OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE CHEWING FOR ME, I CAN RELAX AND JUST CHEW GUM FOR PLEASURE AGAIN.))
runs=:18


But for profit?
Would he sell?
sot TAPE ONE 11:00:59

((IT FITS INTO MY APARTMENT NICE RIGHT NOW THAT I WOULD PREFER TO KEEP IT ALL. BUT EVERYTHING HAS ITS PRICE.))
runs=:08


But even if the gum art never sells...
sot TAPE TWO 11:33:43 BUBBLE POPS

((UH-OH.))
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...it won't burst his bubble.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) Forecasts
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P-Inhalant


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


One sniff can kill.
That's the message of a new campaign to educate parents about the dangers of inhaling glue and other substances.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that one in every five youngsters will have inhaled a household product by the time they finish high school.

P-Cloning


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#527-29
GRAPHIC=Cloning


In England, the scientists who created Dolly, the first cloned adult mammal-- are providing new hope for sufferers of cystic fibrosis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brampton, England; :


The condition causes severe lung and intestinal damage.
Now, a new drug, which comes from the milk of genetically altered sheep, is ready to be tested on humans.
It's a protein-- known as A-A-T-- it's breathed directly into the lungs.
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SOT 17:16:19
IN Q=To get enough

((DR. DIANA BILTON/CYSTIC FIBROSIS UNIT: TO GET ENOUGH TREATMENT FOR ALL THE C-F PATIENTS, WE WOULD JUST NOT BE ABLE TO GET ENOUGH FROM HUMAN BLOOD DONORS, SO WE'VE GONE TO TRANSGENIC SHEEP, SO THEY CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH PROTEIN AND THEY'LL HAVE AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY FOR TREATMENTS FOR THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Diana Bilton/Cystic Fibrosis Unit; :
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=for the future.
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VO-NAT


A-A-T will be tested on 12 volunteers with cystic fibrosis.
The protein will not be a cure for cystic fibrosis-- only a possible treatment.
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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


It's home footage tonight, that marks our Video of the Day.
And it was actually shot back in March.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Phoenix, AZ/March 13, 1997; :


That's when thousands of Arizona residents saw what they believe was a U-F-O hovering in the sky.
Now, three months later-- the government isn't offering any explanations.
The round lights were seen for 106 minutes-- and spotted by people 60 miles away.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=News 7 Prime Time


Computer analysis estimates the object to be six-thousand feet, travelling 30-miles per hour.
Air traffic controllers say the craft did not show up on their radar.

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


Primetome sports willl give you the Redskins new quarterback and William Byrd's newly departed baseball coach and, but first
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Expos vs. Orioles; :00


a scary moment! Sherman Obano of the Expos, loses his batt on tthe strike out and it flies up inot the stands and hits a young girl. she was escorted out for medical attention. Here are the wrest of tonights final interleague numbers.
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SP-Hostetler


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Raiders


One day after being released by the Oakland Raiders; veteran quarterback
SS=Redskins


Jeff Hostetler has signed with the Washington Redskins.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Hos is coming in to washington as Gus Frerotte's back up. Hostetler appeared in 13 games in 1996 completing 60 percent of his passes for 2 thousand, 548 yards and 23 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. Good stats; but the Raiders were 7 and 9 and tied for last place in the AFC West.
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SP-Byrd


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-13
GRAPHIC=baseball


One of high school baseball's talented young young coaches resigned today.
SS=Rodney Spradlin


William Byrd's Rodney Spradlin stepped down as the Terriers head coach late this afternoon.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Vinton/Group 2A State Championship; :00


Spradlin lead the Terriers to the group 2A state championship June 10th in a 6-3 win over Tabb. It's Byrd's first ever baseball state title. In 5 years as head coach; Spradlin went 94-22 and 1 with three trips to the state tourney. He offers a few reasons for his resignation.
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SOT
IN Q="There's

((RODNEY SPRADLIN/RESIGNS AS WILLIAM BYRD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/Resigns as William Byrd Coach; :00
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=...state championship"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


The 30 year old Spradlin, who played at Byrd from 1981 through 84, will take next year off and then re-evaluate.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=If
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...next level
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Spradlin has expressed interests in coaching in college and might look into the Roanoke College baseball job IF the new program becomes a varsity sport in 1999.
SUPER=04-1992;


No replacement has been named; but assistant and one time head coach Gary Walthall has been mentioned.
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SP-Bannister


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Hillcats


Double A minor league baseball's Carolina Mudcats manager Marc Hill resigned today to become an instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hillcats manager Jeff Bannister will replace Hill and become the sixth manager in team history. The 32 year old Bannister has managed Lynchburg to a 94 and 104 record since taking the job at the beginning of the 1996 season.

SP-MLB


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-11
GRAPHIC=Orioles

Baltimore lost to the Montreal Expos 1-nothing this afternoon. If the O's seemed distracted it's because one of their own was recovering from cancer surgery
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00


Eric Davis was released from John Hopkins Hospital after receiving surgery for colon cancer. A hospital spokesperson says that Davis was with his family and looked in good health. Davis is expected to make a full recovery. He's heading home to California to recuperate.
SUPER=04-Expos vs. Orioles;


During today's game against Montreal; Baltimore fans watched a message from Davis on the big TV.
SUPER=35-Montreal/1/Baltimore/0;

Jimmy Key did all he could to register his 12th win of the season, holding Montreal to one run. But that;s all the Expos needed. Sherman Obando's solo shot gives Montreal the win.
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SP-Majors


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-10
GRAPHIC=MLB


The rubber match between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees was won by the defending world champs.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Mets vs. Yankees; :00


The yankees won the New York Subway series, beating the Mets 3-2. New York pitcher David Cone teased 56 thousand bronx fans with a no hitter into the seventh inning before John Olerud broke it up witha double.
SUPER=35-Yankees/3/Mets/2;

The Yanks went up 2-nothing on solo homers from Chad Curtis and Cecil Fielder. But the game was won on the smallest of hits. Tino Martinez singles in Paul O'neil in the bottom of the 10th. Yankees over the Mets by 1.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
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 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Heisman or Not?


Authorities thought they had recovered OJ Simpson's Heisman Trophy--but is it the real thing?
SUPER=77-Alcohol Overdose


Also a deadly dare in Chicago--a teenager dies after consuming alcohol at her friend's urging.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along with those stories and more over on WDBJ-7.