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Coming up- A new law is going into affect that will mean more arrests.
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One Astronaut calls it a critical situation after a crash in outer space.
Plus a warning to parents- some Evenflo play yards are dangerous.
And going once, going twice- Princess Di's dresses are on the auction block.
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
At least one astronaut is calling it a critical situation-
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SUPER=04-NASA;


The space station Mir collides with a cargo ship- leaking oxygen and depleting 50 percent of Mir's power.
Three crewmen- including one American are on board.
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Princess Diana's dresses are up for bids tonight in New York City- fetching money for charity.
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And a warning goes out about some Evenflo Play yards they could collapse causing injury to your child.
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Plus oceanogrpher Jacque Costeau passes away at age 87.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Mir


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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A collision in space today- between a cargo ship and the Mir Space station.
It's being called the most critical incident in the Station's eleven year history.
The mir is now running at 50 percent power.
Art Rascon explains just what went wrong.
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((Its the most serious incident in the Mir space stations 11-year history.
JERRY LINENGER/ASTRONAUT: ITS AS CRITICAL AS IT CAN GET. DECOMPRESSION AND FIRE ARE NOT GOOD IN SPACE. Jerry Linenger was the astronaut aboard Mir last February when a fire erupted. But last nights accident was far more damaging. It happened during a practice docking with an unmanned cargo ship.
During the re-docking, the Mir unexplainably lost control of the cargo ship. The ship then drifted slaming into this solar panel then bouncing off and hitting the spectr module. A video, taken by astronauts, shows gashes in the module, a mangled solar panel and dents everywhere. The collision even caused a small hole allowing precious oxygen to leak.
FRANK CULBERTSON/NASA MIR DIR: THE CREW QUICKLY CLEARED THAT HATCH ON THE SPECKTR AND SEALED THE STATION ITSELF FROM FURTHER LEAKS. Inside that sealed station are several vital U.S. scientific experiments that may be lost forever. The damaged station was also the home of the only U.S. astronaut on board Michael Foale.
FRANK CULBERTSON/NASA MIR DIR.: THE SITUATION IS STABLE AND SAFE FOR THE CREW AT THIS TIME. BUT THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE CRITICAL, BEING ABLE TO GAIN ENOUGH CAPABILITY ON MIR TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS."
So NASA now will now have to evaluate what its next step will be. A step that could include the withdrawl of the us from the Mir Space Station. Art Rascon, CBS News, The Kennedy Space Center.))

Belk


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-35
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About 100 jobs will soon disappear from South Boston and Danville, as a major department store moves its headquarters.
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Belk of Virginia is moving its offices to Richmond this September.
Officials say Richmond is a central location with better access to the airport and interstate.
That means South Boston will lose about 100 jobs, and local leaders are not happy.
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((NANCY POOL/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT: MEMBERS ARE DEEPLY SADDENED ABOUT THIS MOVE. I CAN'T SAY THAT ALL OF US ARE NOT DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DECISION BELK MADE TO MOVE THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS OUT OF HALIFAX COUNTY AND SOUTH BOSTON. JUST EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW IS KIND OF IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF AND VERY SADDENED.))
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The relocation is not expected to affect Belk stores in southwest Virginia.
One South Boston employee says the company only announced the move Monday.
But sources within Halifax Regional Hospital, which owns the Belk building, say they've known about the move for months.
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FAMILY-VIOLENCE


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-39
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A new law going into effect next Tuesday will change the way domestic violence cases are handled by local law enforcement.
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Andrew Freiden is in the newsroom-- back from a public hearing in Wytheville...
Andrew, what's the big change?
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Jean currently when someone calls the police when they are being abused by a spouse or live-in partner, the case often ends up being dropped.
That's because the victim will change his or her mind and ask the officer not to arrest the attacker.
After July 1st, things will be different.
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(( ((DON ORFIELD/WYTHE COUNTY: WHEN AN OFFICER ANSWERS THE CALL, IF THERE IS AN OBVIOUS, THERE'S EVIDENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THEN THE OFFICER IS GOING TO MAKE AN ARREST FOR THE VIOLATION THAT HE SEES AT THE SCENE.))
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((TODDY PULLER/FAMILY VIOLENCE COMMISSION: THIS IS A MAJOR CHANGE. THERE ARE A FEW LOCALITIES THAT WERE FOLLOWING THIS MOSTLY IN THE URBAN AREAS ))
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The law makes it clear that any officer sent to a domestic abuse call must arrest the abuser if the officer finds evidence that a crime took place.
The officer does have leeway NOT to file charges, but he or she must write a detailed report about why an arrest was NOT made.
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((ALLEN POE/RADFORD MAGISTRATE: THE QUESTION THAT WE SHOULD ASK IS NOT WHY THE WOMAN GOES BACK BUT WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THE ABUSE FROM OCCURRING AGAIN. ))
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Jean, victims of abuse do often become REPEAT victims.
That's because they often don't have the financial security to leave their abuser.
The participants in tonight's hearing say the issue is a tough one to fix but they think this law will make a difference.
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No Q&A

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Tomorrow, the big guns go back to the table to talk tobacco.
So far, Virginia's only listened.
And in the aftermath of the secret deal, Virginia growers say the tobacco companies have given away the farm.
Ellen Qualls has an update.
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(( Philip Morris is protecting the interests of the eight thousand Virginians who work for it.
But the more than eight thousand Virginia farmers who grow the leaf-- who's looking out for them?
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((CARLTON COURTER/VA. AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: I THINK THERE ARE GONNA BE ANY NUMBER OF ADVOCATES TO HELP THE GROWERS LAND SOFTLY, IF YOU WILL.))
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Hindsight is 20/20.
Those who've been in on the secret negotiations say an aid package for farmers was floated -- but struck down by the cigarette makers themselves.
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((THEY LOVE THE TOBACCO COMPANIES I GUESS WHEN THEY'RE BUYING. THEY'RE CONCERNED THOUGH HOW MUCH THAT THEY'RE WED TO U.S. PRODUCTION. THE OLDER ONES WOULD PROBABLY BE A LITTLE MORE PRAGMATIC AND RESPECT THE DECISIONS THAT THE COMPANY HAS TO MAKE. BUT IT'S THE MIDDLE-AGED GROWER OR THE YOUNGER GROWER THAT FEEL LIKE THEY'RE BEING LEFT BEHIND BY THEIR MARKET. THEIR BUYER.))
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One threatening aspect for American farmers: if the nicotine content of cigarettes is mandated down... the high nicotine content American leaf will be less popular.
Former attorney general Jim Gilmore said his office monitored the talks.. but did NOT negotiate.
That drew fire and a proposal from his political opponent.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE STATES WILL GET EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT. VIRGINIA NEEDS TO FIGHT FOR ITS SHARE. AND WHEN WE GET OUR FAIR SHARE, I THINK WE NEED TO COMMIT A SIGNIFICANT BULK OF THAT TO THE TOBACCO GROWING REGIONS OF THE STATE: SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. TO HELP THE GROWERS TRANSITION, AND TO HELP AN ECONOMY THAT IS VERY MUCH IN TRANSITION RIGHT NOW.))
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Who will save the farmers' assets is a hot political question now in the Old Dominion.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Still to come on News at 11, the nation could have a balanced budget by the year 2002,
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and parents are warned tonight about a potentially dangerous play pen.
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Play-Yard


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Some baby play yards could hurt your child. Grab a pencil, we'll have a phone number for you. Pinnacle Page 1020
The Evenflo company makes portable playards under the names Happy Camper, Kiddie Camper, and Happy Cabana. It says the hinges are potentially dangerous.
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If the hinges are not in the proper position the whole play yard could collapse- A child inside might be caught in the V formed by the sides.
Evenflo and the Consumer product safety commission say two children died when the play yards folded accidentally.
Evenflo is providing more than one million owners with a hinge cover, which prevents the hinges from giving way.
The company is also recalling any play yards with cracked or broken hinges.

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Pinnacle Board #1021


Owners should stop using those campers immediately, and call Evenflo for a replacement.
Here's the number for you. It's 1-800-447-9178.

Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
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The country is one step closer to a balanced budget.
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Both the House and Senate have overwhelmingly approved measures to erase federal red ink by the year 2002.
The measures would increase health insurance for children and make big changes in Medicare.
Differences between the two versions and with the White House must still be worked out.
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Green


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Green


It looks like Valery Green may be back in the trouble.
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The Franklin County woman found guilty of animal neglect for keeping more than one hundred pets at her home may also be charged with contempt of court.
After Green was found guilty of animal neglect in March, a judge prohibited her from having any other pets.
But now the Commonwealth Attorney's has received a video tape it believes shows evidence to the contrary.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. COMM. ATTORNEY: I'M NOT REALLY SURPRISED. I WASN'T EXPECTING TO SEE IT BACK SO SOON THOUGH.))
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The Commonwealth's Attorney believes Green has been keeping six cats.
Green's attorney says after all the facts come out it will be clear to everyone that she has not violated the judge's order.
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SS=Valery Green


If found guilty of contempt, Green could face a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail.

SOAs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Education


If you've got something to say about the state's overhauling standards for accrediting state schools... mark July 14th on your calendar.
There's only one night for the public to speak out.
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But today in Richmond, lawmakers on the joint education committees spoke their minds to the President and Vice-President of the State Board of Education.
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((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: YOU ALL HAVE FAILED. I'M GONNA GIVE YOU ALL A BIG F WHEN IT COMES TO VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT. YOU HAVE EITHER PURPOSEFULLY OR MISGUIDEDLY, YOU ALL HAVE MADE A SERIOUS MISTAKE.))12
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((THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE HAVE NOT REALLY BEEN INCLUDED IN THIS PROCESS EXCEPT FOR A PUBLIC MEETING HERE A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU TAKE FINAL ACTION.))
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The Standards of Accreditation pushed by the board include local options for sex ed and elementary guidance counselors.
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((IT NEEDS TO BE NOTED NOW THAT THE BOARD'S POSITION IS ONE OF NEUTRALITY. WE'RE NOT GONNA PRESCRIBE IT. AND WE'RE NOT GONNA PROSCRIBE IT.))
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The only public hearing on the S-O-As in this end of the state will be at Cave Spring High School on July 14th.

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Coming up after sports, we'll hear the story of some of the world's most expensive hand me downs-
Princess Diana's second hand clothes go on the auction block,
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and the world losses one of its most innovative and daring explorers as Jacques Cousteau passes away in France.
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Goad


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WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Carroll County's prosecutor is among the most overworked in the state.
Over the past five years, Greg Goad's work load has nearly doubled.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports-- things may finally be looking up.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR:IT'S DEFINITELY NOT THE OFFICE IT USED TO BE. ))
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Since '92, Greg Goad has handled 10- murder cases-- including that of Steven "Bones" Cole.
The Hillsville man eventually pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's son.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: I ENJOY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE IN COURT AND MAKING SURE THOSE WHO ARE CHARGED WITH CRIMES, WHO ARE GUILTY, ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
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When Goad took office in '92-- it was on a part time basis.
Three years later-- he was promoted to full time but Goad was still stretched thin.
State officials aren't blind to the situation.
This spring-- the comp board found that Goad was handling a workload that would normally be done by a staff of two full time and one part time prosecutor.
Earlier this month-- a full time Assistant was finally hired.
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((CAROLYN PHILLIPS/CARROLL CO. ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: EVERYONE SEEMS REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE ME ON BOARD AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE. ))
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TAKE SU (( Goad believes a number of factors have contributed to the area's increase in crime-- including the close proximity of interstate 77 and growth in industry.)) END SU
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Both factors have brought new faces into the community.
But Goad isn't focusing on why-- he's still relishing the thought of someone sharing his work- load.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Hillsville.))

Cousteau


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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He brought the world of the sea into our homes-
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SUPER=@File;


Oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau has died.
He was best known for his documentaries that explored the sea from his boat Calypso.
Cousteau had an insatiable hunger for exploration and answers.
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((WHEN I WILL BE READY TO LEAVE THIS WORLD I WILL BE SORRY NOT FOR MY PLEASURE, BUT FOR ALL THE THINGS I'M INTERESTED IN THAT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FOLLOW UP ON AND TO KNOW WHAT THE SOLUTIONS WILL BE. THAT WILL BE FRUSTRATING.))
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Jacque Cousteau was 87.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


We'll check out the first round picks in the NBA draft, plus checkout an Avalanche win as the team's returns hoe tonight, plus, the Orioles win their 50th of the year.
But first the rain wiped out all but two of the matches today at Wimbledon.
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SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00


Second seeded Monica Seles had an easy time of it with Rachel McQuillan.
Seles beats the Australian 6-love and 6-2.
In the other completed match, third seed Jana Novotna struggled to beat Germany's Wiltrud Probst 6-4, 4-6 and 6-love.
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GO TO SCORES
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TAKE A BREAK

S-Draft


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT


The 1997 NBA held its annual draft in Charlotte last night.
As expected, the San Antonio Spurs
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used the number one selection in the draft to take former Wake Forest Demon Deacon Tim Duncan.
The 6 foot 10 inch forward is considered the only can't miss prospect in the draft.
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((TIM DUNCAN/SPURS TOP DRAFT PICK:))
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Tracy McGrady, the high school phenom from Mt Zion Academy in Durham was the 9th overall pick, taken by the Toronto Raptors.
Now let's take a look at the first round rundown.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche returned home last night to open an eight game home stand at Salem memorial, that got started last night with the first of three straight against Wilmington.
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A great crowd of four thousand and 69 on hand at Salem Memorial.
And they would watch the Blue Rocks Mark Quinn get Carlos Febles home on the fielder's choice to make it 1-to-nothing Rocks.
Salem would finally start to get offensive in the fifth inning as Chad Gambill lifts over the left fielder's head and plates David Feuerstein
(Foyer-Steen).


Salem gets the eventual game winning run in the fifth with Garrett Neubart
picking up his third hit of the night SUPER=37-Wilmington/3/Salem/4;

to get Vicente Garcia home.
Salem gets its third win of the second half with the 4-to-3 win.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=Orioles


The Baltimore Orioles became the first team in the big leagues to win 50 games this season as they topped Milwaukee 9-to-1.
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The Orioles bats were also rather lively yesterday, especially the one owned by Jeffrey Hammonds.
He hit a pair of two run homers to support Mike Mussina's effort.
SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Milwaukee/1;


Mussina, who is now 9-and-2, struck out 12.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Atlanta Braves would have hit 50 wins as well yesterday, had they not lost the first two games of their three games set with the Mets in New York.
But they came back with a 14-to-7 win.
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Chipper Jones who was supposed to miss the entire series with his banged up left knee took the Mets to woodshed.
Chipper had three hits, scored four runs and collected 5 rbis.
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He hit two homers including a grand slam as the Braves doubled up New York 14-to-7.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
SS=TECH HOOPS


In women's basketball, Virginia Tech assistant coach Beth Dunkenberger is leaving the Lady Hokies to take an assistant's coaching job at Florida.
No replacement has been named and Tech will begin interviewing for the vacancy in August.
SS=TECH BASEBALL


In Baseball, Tech ace pitcher Denny Wagner has come to terms with the Oakland Athletics.
His contract is worth 300 thousand dollars. Wagner reports to Class A ball tomorrow.

Sports Tease


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WRITER=Mike
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And we'll close the sports portion of tonight's newscast with the interesting story
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of a Salem graduate who's a star lacrosse player and a men amongst boys in the riding ring.
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S-Horse


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-8
GRAPHIC=lacrosse


Salem high school grad John Humphries is ready to take his lacrosse skills to VMI this fall.
But Steve Mason says this teenager is just as adept in the ring as he is around the cage.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-John Humphries/Salem Midfielder; :16
SUPER=01-Marilyn Macfarlane/John's Trainer; :43
SUPER=@Steve2; 1:12
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
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Diana


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Going once, Going twice-
Royal rags went up for bids tonight-
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SUPER=03-New York City;


Although these are far from your typical rags.
These hand me downs are Princess Diana's gowns- on the auction block at Christies.
From the long and elegant to the short and sleek.
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((24 THOUSAND DOLLARS... 28 THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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OUT Q=28 thousand dollars."
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Eighty gowns and cocktail dresses-- are going to the highest bidders.
The first dress was a wrap around white silk chiffon evening dress- It fetched 75 grand.
The three million raised tonight will benefit AIDS and cancer charities.
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Letterman


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NEWSCAST=11
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A six year old boy who helped save a neighbor's home from fire now has a hero of his own.
Last month, Mikey Story of Dorchester Massachusetts climbed up on his Big Wheel to pull a fire alarm when he saw his neighbors house burning.
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SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.


His deed earned him a spot on Dave Letterman's Late Show.
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OUT Q=it's a big wheel..applause
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Letterman rewarded Mikey with a brand new Big Wheel.
But last Friday someone stole it.
A man drove up, threw it his trunk and drove off.
When Letterman heard about the theft he came to the rescue and promised Mikey a new tricycle. (----------------)