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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=here's what's

(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...A BULLDOZER SLIDES DOWN A HILL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY CRUSHING A MAN TO DEATH.
THE TEENAGER WHO GAVE BIRTH AT THE HER PROM, THEN ALLEGEDLY DISPOSED OF THE NEWBORN, FACES MURDER CHARGES. ))
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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 TUESDAY JUNE 24TH...
Our top story--
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VO-NAT


A judge could block the state's parental notification law from taking effect July First.
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p-parental-notification


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=n7pt


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


A last minute effort by abortion rights advocates to block the parental notification law could be successful.
In federal court today, the controversy centered on how the law was worded, and not the actual law itself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Parental Notification states any girl under the age of 18 seeking an abortion must tell her parents OR ask a juvenile court judge for a waiver.
If the judge finds the girl is mature enough to make that decision on her own, the statute says that judge "MAY" grant the girl's request.
An attorney for Planned Parenthood argued the word "may" is open to interpretation... and that the law instead should read "shall".
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SOT 3:35:07
IN Q=They went out

((SIMON HELLER/PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTORNEY: THEY WENT OUT ON THEIR OWN AND DRAFTED SOMETHING THAT I THINK EVEN THE JUDGE INDICATED WASN'T VERY WELL DRAFTED AT A MINIMUM, AND MAYBE I THINK HAS THE INTENTION OF STOPPING WOMEN FROM GETTING ABORTIONS.))
SUPER=01-Simon Heller/Planned Parenthood Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=from getting abortions.
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**CONNIE CART**
State attorneys agree it COULD be worded differently, but that it should still go into effect July First, as scheduled.
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SOT 3:28:30
IN Q=The harm about

((CLAUDE ALLEN/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE HARM ABOUT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER IS THAT IT PREVENTS THE LAW OF THE STATE FROM GOING INTO EFFECT WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=citizens of Virginia.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Judge James Turk already indicated he didn't believe it would harm the state if parental notification is delayed 30-to 60 days.
He could rule on the issue Monday.


P-Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


The plane that's been missing since Sunday Morning has been found, but the pilot has yet to turn up.
David Turner left the Roanoke airport early Sunday morning, but never arrived in Clearwater, Florida, his destination.
Tonight airport officials in Saint Augustine, Florida confirm his plane is on the ground there.
They say they have not spoken with Turner and don't know how long the plane has been at the airport.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The discovery ends a multi-state search by the Civil Air Patrol.
The C-A-P searched Turner's anticipated flight path by air today.
There is still no word on Turner's whereabouts.
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P-tractor-ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


A man was killed today in a bulldozer accident in Franklin County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Two men were using bulldozers to clear a lot on this hillside off Route 116.
The larger machine was stuck, so they tried to pull it up the hill with the other bulldozer.
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SOT 15:17:17
IN Q=the SMALL TRACTOR

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SAFETY: THE SMALL TRACTOR'S ENGINE STALLED AS IT WAS PULLING THE WINCH. THE LARGE MACHINE THEN PULLING THE SMALLER TRACTOR DOWN THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=down the hill.
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VO-NAT


The smaller tractor apparently slid on top of one of the men, crushing 63-year old Ivan Maurice Green.
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P-Explosion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Elkhart, IN; :


In Indiana, an explosion at an aerosol packaging plant has left 34 people hurt and one person dead.
The blast released a highly toxic gas-- ethylene oxide.
The fire is out now, and no word yet on the cause of the explosion.
Many of the injured are said to have suffered respiratory trouble.
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P-Prom-Baby


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-A
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


The New Jersey teen who gave birth at her prom is charged with murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Freehold, NJ;


Melissa Drexler's attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf-
The judge then set bail at 50 thousand dollars.
The charges came after an autopsy determined the baby had been strangled or suffocated when it was placed in a plastic bag.
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SOT 14:07:09
IN Q=

((JOHN KAYE/MONMOUTH CO. PROSECUTOR: THIS WAS A FULL TERM BABY AND THERE WERE NO ABNORMALITIES WHICH WOULD HAVE MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR THIS CHILD TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE.))
SUPER=01-John Kaye/Monmouth Co. Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=A NORMAL LIFE."
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors say only Drexler knew she was pregnant.
She could face 30 years to life in prison if convicted.
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p-Teen-Sentence


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=HOLD


A 19 year old who got his underage girlfriend pregnant will be tagged a sex offender for years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Port Washington, WI;


Kevin Gillson's 15 year old girlfriend is due tomorrow.
While both teens say the sex was consensual, Wisconsin law considers it a crime.
Gillson was charged with sexual assault, given two years probation- 100 hours of community service and must register as a sex offender.
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SOT 15:45:27
IN Q=

((KEVIN GILLSON/CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER: YOU HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE LAW TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT YOURSELF MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND BE CAREFUL.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Gillson/Convicted Sex Offender;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=and be careful."
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VO-NAT


Gillson wants to marry his girlfriend. He quit school and got a job with health benefits to take care of the girl and their baby.
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p-wachovia


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=wachovia


North Carolina's Wachovia bank is planning to come to Virginia.
SS=central fidelity


In a deal, Central Fidelity Bank would be purchased for two-point three billion dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC/File Tape;


Within two weeks, Wachovia, based in Winston-Salem has gone from having NO presence in Virginia to having the LARGEST, if the deal is approved.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Central Fidelity has long vowed to remain independent, apparently Wachovia made an offer it couldn't refuse--
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SOT CENTRAL FIDELITY 6/24 TAPE TOT 14:35:31
IN Q=It came

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOP. DIR.: IT CAME AS A BIT OF SURPRISE TO EVERYBODY I'VE TALKED TO TODAY ABOUT IT. CENTRAL FIDELITY, OVER THE YEARS, HAS BEEN VERY ADAMANT ABOUT NOT BEING FOR SALE, SO THIS DID COME AS A SURPRISE.))
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Economic Dev. Director;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=surprise.
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VO-NAT


About 600 Central Fidelity employees work in Lynchburg.
Business leaders-- among others-- say they're anxiously waiting to see what happens in the transaction with Wachovia.
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music under
ANCHOR=Eric
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
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Controversy continues surrounding the proposed Valley View Boulevard Extension--tonight nearby residents did the talking.
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VO-NAT


Also coming up-- The Senate has voted to increase monthly Medicare premiums for better-off seniors.
It's all part of a sweeping budget-balancing bill.
The story, coming up.
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WEFC!!! go to break

p-huff-lane


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=none


Plans are almost finalized for a 581 interchange near Valley View Mall, but neighboring residents aren't giving up the fight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The developer of Valley View Mall wants to build a new interchange on 581 to ease traffic to the shopping area.
Tonight the school board held the last of four public meetings with citizens.
SUPER=04-May 29;


The first three were marked by parents of Huff Lane students who spoke out against the plans to extend Valley View Boulevard.
But now nearby residents are concerned as well.
They have questions about the road that would cut across Huff Lane school's property, close to their homes.
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SOT 18:53:52
IN Q=they have

((ANNA SHELTON/AREA RESIDENT: THEY HAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN AND AT NIGHT YOU HEAR THE NOISE YOU HEAR THE BRAKES...SOMETIMES CARS HITTIN'. ))
SUPER=07-Anna Shelton;
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OUT Q=cars hittin'
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VO-NAT


Last week the school board approved the city's plans for the road.
Tonight it was the residents who spoke out on issues such as noise, dust control and pedestrian access to the mall.
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SOT 19:46:31
IN Q=that the builder

((BETTIE HUTTON/AREA RESIDENT: THAT THE BUILDER GETS HIS WISHES AND THE PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY DON'T! (APPLAUSE) ))
SUPER=07-Bettie Hutton
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=applause.
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VO-NAT


School Superintendent Wayne Harris will use tonight's comments and report to city council.
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P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=legal scales


After bungling a robbery that left him in the hospital, a 21 year old Chatham man turned himself in to State Police today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Randall Lee Gilbert faces several charges including burglary and grand larceny.
State Police say Gilbert and another man broke into a Martinsville home last Monday.
When Les Hussey returned to his home, he found the two men trying to rob him.
Hussey then shot Gilbert in the chest, the other man ran away.
Gilbert is free on a 20-thousand dollar bond.
The other man is still at large.
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P-Amherst-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Investigators say an electrical problem apparently sparked last night's blaze that destroyed an Amherst County home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights/Last Night;


A passerby spotted smoke pouring from this home on Dixie Airport Road shortly after eight.
It was engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived.
Firefighters spent more than an hour trying to bring the blaze under control.
The house is owned by Sandy and Christine Witcher.. the couple and their two sons were NOT home when the fire broke out.
Investigators believe the blaze started near an electrical outlet in the kitchen.
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P-Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Starting October first, welfare recipients in the Roanoke area will have 90 days to find a job or risk losing their benefits.
It's part of a program known as VIEW--Virginia's Initiative For Employment Not Welfare.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Supporters say the program will help end a cycle of dependency.
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SOT 15:06:24
IN Q=What governor Allen

((SCOTT OOSTDYK/DEPUTY SECRETARY HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES:WHAT GOVERNOR ALLEN HAS SAID BASICALLY IS HERE ARE YOUR RESOURCES..HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. BUT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT YOU HAVE TIME LIMITED BENEFITS. YOU ONLY HAVE TWO YEARS TO BE ON WELFARE))
SUPER=01-Scott Oostdyk/Va. Health and Human Resources
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to be on welfare
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VO-NAT


The program has already started in some parts of Virginia.
So far 70-percent of the affected recipients have found jobs.
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SOT 15:05:55
IN Q=The earlier

((SCOTT OOSTDYK/DEPUTY SECRETARY HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: THE EARLIER PEOPLE GET STARTED ON EARNING THEIR OWN LIVING THE MORE EXPERIENCE THE HAVE WHEN WELFARE REALLY KICKS IN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL))
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OUT Q=the federal level
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Welfare in Virginia


Those welfare recipients who do not find jobs will be required to do community work or volunteer for a government non-profit organization.


P-Hooper


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
SS=hooper


The day after cancer claimed the life of Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper, there were tributes...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Flags are flying at half staff in front of city buildings.
Members of the police force are wearing black ribbons over their badges.
And groups that didn't always see eye to eye with the chief are offering their condolences.
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SOT six preview
IN Q=It's not good

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: IT'S NOT GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY ANY TIME A GOOD OFFICER GOES DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :00 quick
SUPER=01-David Mays/Police Benevolent Association; :05
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=everyone involved.
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VO-NAT


Police officers from across the country are expected for Chief Hooper's funeral at St. Andrews Catholic Church Thursday afternoon.
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P-New-Bridge


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=None


It could bridge the gap to the future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


A Virginia Tech professor teamed up with V-DOT and the town of Blacksburg to design a more efficient bridge.
The span, on Tom's Creek Road, has beams made of graphite and fiberglass in a vinyl resin.
Researchers hope to prove they're more durable than traditional steel beams.
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11:04:11
SOT
IN Q=One of the

((JACK LESKO/VA TECH ENGINEERING PROFESSOR: ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASON THAT YOU WANT TO USE A COMPOSITE MATERIAL, OR POTENTIALLY USE A COMPOSITE MATERIAL, IS THE DURABILITY. THE PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL MATERIALS IS THAT THEY REQUIRE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MAINTENANCE. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Lesko/Va Tech Engineering Professor
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=of maintenance.
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VO-NAT


Researchers will monitor the bridge for ten years-- watching for signs of wear and tear.
Although there are four other composite bridges in the country none has been used specifically for research purposes.
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P-Medicare


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=medicare


The Senate has taken aim at Medicare-- voting to increase monthly Medicare premiums for better-off seniors and gradually raise the eligibility age for benefits to 67...as a quote-- guarantee for the future.
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SOT 20:11:41
IN Q=Stand up for

((SEN. RICK SANTORUM/(R)- STAND UP FOR THE FUTURE! STAND UP FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO PAY AND ARE GONNA BE PAYING THE REST OF THEIR LIVES VERY DEARLY FOR THIS PROGRAM, AND STAND UP AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S HEALTHY FOR THEM! ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Rick Santorum/(R) Pennsylvania;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=healthy for them
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VO-NAT


But there was an angry challenge to begin the sacrifice...at home.
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SOT 20:11:56
IN Q=Sacrifice, I'll tell you

((SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG (D)-:SACRIFICE, I'LL TELL YOU HOW TO SACRIFICE. CUT THE BENEFITS HERE! CUT 'EM NOW! STAND UP AND SAY WE'LL TAKE LESS FOR OUR HEALTH INSURANCE AND OUR RETIREMENT AND EVERYTHING ELSE! ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Frank Lautenberg/(D) New Jersey;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=everything else.
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VO-NAT


The moves are opposed by the White House.
And the Medicare changes are far from a sure bet in the House--
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD

Where lawmakers would rather wait for a bi-partisan commission to make the tough and unpopular decisions.

P-Colds


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=h/c bug


Good friends can add up to good health.
A new study suggests the more friends and social contacts you have-- the stronger your immune system.
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VO-NAT


Researchers inoculated more than 270-healthy volunteers with cold viruses-- then looked at who got sick.
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SOT 15:28:59
IN Q=People who are

((DR. SHELDON COHEN/CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER: PEOPLE WHO ARE RELATIVELY ISOLATED IN THE STUDY ARE OVER 6-TIMES AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP A COLD THAN THOSE WHO HAD 6-OR MORE TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS. AND WITH EVERY INCREMENT IN YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK, WITH EVERY INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS YOU HAVE, THAT DECREASES YOUR RISK FOR A COLD. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Sheldon Cohen/Carnegie Mellon Univ. Researcher; :
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=for a cold.
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VO-NAT
Those with most social contacts not only were less likely to get sick---


But when they did get sick, their colds were less severe and they were also less contagious than those people who live isolated lives.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


How does it all work?
The thinking is-- friends and social contacts trigger positive changes in brain chemistry-- and these changes make your immune system stronger.

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


Jurassic fever has been spreading-- and infection is on the rise with the summer hit "The Lost World."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Windsor, England; :


As you'll see in our Video of the Day, now, even Legoland, a theme park in England, is the latest to join the craze.
The Mega Technosaurus was unveiled today-- it's 23 feet tall, and made entirely of Lego blocks-- more than a million in fact.
It's the largest Lego model ever-- inspired by the 65-million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Legoland has another 40 attractions-- including rides, shows, and building workshops.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports, Wimbledon upsets, a new race sponsor in Richmond, new duds in the NBA, and a new homer for Barry Bonds.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


But first former Roanoke All-american Hilliary Scott, who has played the last three seasons of pro ball in Europe, is coming back home to the valley to become Page Moir's assistant coach at Roanoke College.
The Lynchburg native replaces his former teammate Kevin Martin, who's moving to Myrtle Beach.
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SP-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-7
GRAPHIC=MLB


The San Francisco Giants got today's major league schedule of action started today out at 3-Com Park with a 4-to-1 win over the Padres.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-San Francisco/Padres vs. Giants; :00


Dusty Baker's team was really on top of its game when it came to hitting today.
That would be hitting batters for starters. Shawn Estes deliberately hits Steve Finley just because he hit three homers in last night's game.
The Giants also took care of business with their bats as Barry Bonds hits his
SUPER=35-San Francisco/4/San Diego/1;

17th homer of the year off loser Danny Jackson.
The Giants beat the Padres 4-to-1.
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Sp-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-28
SS=wimbledon


Yesterday at Wimbledon it rained, today it poured, or at least it felt like that to many of the top seeded players who were washed out of the tournament in the opening round not by the precipitation, but precise play on the part of their opponents.
7th seed Mark Philippoussis, French Open champ Gustavo Kuerten, 17th seeded Jonas Bjorkman, and women's 13 seed Kimberly Po were all bounced from the tourney today
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00


along with American Michael Chang.
This match went five sets before Todd Woodbridge pulled off the 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6, and 8-6 victory to advance to the second round.
Pete Sampras had a much easier time in his opening match as he went airborne to beat Michael Tillstrom in straight sets.
On the women's side, top seeded Martina Hingis topped Anne Kremer 6-4 and 6-4 in her opening match.
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Sp-Racing


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY


The Fall night race at the Richmond International raceway is one of the most popular events on the Winston Cup schedule,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/This Afternoon; :00


but until this afternoon Speedway officials didn't have a sponsor for the race.
The Miller Brewing company pulled out after last season, leaving the folks in Richmond scrambling for sponsorship dollars.
Today the race got a jump start as the Exide Battery Corporation signed on for the next three seasons.
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SOT
IN Q=

((PAUL MECCA/EXIDE SPOKESMAN:)) ((WAYNE SAWYER/RIR VICE PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Paul Mecca/Exide Spokesman; :00
SUPER=01-Wayne Sawyer/RIR Vice President; :15
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...THEIR ORGANIZATION."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Exide got into NASCAR in the early 90's sponsoring Geoff Bodine.
The company currently sponsors Jeff Burton's Ford on the Cup circuit and Chuck Bown's ride on the Super Truck series.
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SP-Nets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT


The NBA draft is set for tomorrow night in Charlotte, and the Nets have the 7th and 21st picks in the first round.
They hope they can use those spots to improve their sorry franchise.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ; :00


Already the team has made a change for the better by changing logos.
The Nets unveiled a more contemporary logo during this elaborate ceremony, junking the one that represented the team for more than a decade.
The Nets also have gone to a deeper blue color in their road uniforms, and bolder lettering.
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SP-Johnson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=nba draft


It's doubtful the Phoenix Suns will make a move for a point guard in tomorrow night's draft after veteran Kevin Johnson had a change of heart today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;:00


The former all-star guard announced his retirement plans at the end of this past season.
But this afternoon, KJ said he plans to be back for his 11th pro season.
The 31 year old guard has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but his career got a big boost late in the past season when he stayed healthy and productive.
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preview-boards


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


Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime...for more news in 30- minutes,
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dissolve to boards check out NEWS-7 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Following Orders?;


Former animal breeder, Valery Green was ordered by a judge NOT to own any pets.
But now there are allegations the Franklin County woman has animals at her home.
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VO-NAT


An Indiana mall had a different kind of customer-- a deer found its way inside, then made a rather dramatic exit-- bursting through a window.
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SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow, goodnight. Tune in for all these stories and more news with Jean Jadhon over on WDBJ-7.