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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=

(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A ROANOKE MAIL CARRIER WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL ON HIS ROUTE.
IN ONE DAY, THE U-S SUPREME COURT MANAGES TO LEAVE A FOOTPRINT IN EVERY HOSPITAL AND MANY HOMES ACROSS AMERICA.
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE JUSTICES STEP INTO CYBERSPACE. ))
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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 THURSDAY JUNE 26TH...
Our top story--
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VO-NAT


A loyal and professional public servant is how many people are remembering Milton David Hooper...
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p-hooper


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=n7pt


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


More than 200 mourners were at the Roanoke City Police Chief's funeral and burial today.
M-David Hooper, age 67, died of cancer earlier this week.
August first would have been his 30th anniversary as Chief.
Hooper was well known in Virginia and throughout the country.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Law enforcement officers lined up at the funeral for Chief Hooper at Saint Andrews Catholic Church.
He was remembered as a very private man who held a very public post.
A man who valued integrity, honesty and loyalty.
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SOT 42:10 597-22
IN Q=these are all

(( ))
SUPER=01-Fr. Randy Rule/St. Andrew's Catholic Church; :00
SUPER=01-Maj. J.L. Viar/Roanoke City Police; :21
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=general public.
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VO-NAT


A lengthy procession followed to the cemetary, where Hooper was buried with full honors.
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P-SC-Rulings


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=NONE
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The U-S Supreme Court has cleaned its plate of several major issues.
The Justices ruled Congress violated the First Amendment when it tried to keep smut off the Internet-- in an effort to protect children.
The High Court wants technology to police this industry-- not federal law.
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote-- baring sexually explicit material from computers would have a quote-- "chilling effect on free speech."
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SOT 18:01:23
IN Q=Freedom of the press

((IRA GLASSER/ACLU: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS NOW BELONGS TO ANYONE WHO HAS A COMPUTER AND A PHONE LINE. )) ((TONY KIZER/THE COMPUTER XCHANGE: WHEN YOU LOG IN TO LIKE, PLAYBOY DOT COM, OR WHEN YOU LOG IN TO EVEN THE NO NAME SITES, THEIR FRONT PAGE COULD HAVE NUDITY ON IT, AND THEY'RE GETTING BY WITH THAT. THAT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED AN I THINK THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT.))
SUPER=01-Ira Glasser/ACLU; :00 quick
SUPER=01-Tony Kizer/The Computer XChange; :05
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=of that.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
In a separate ruling and also by unanimous vote, the Justices said the terminally ill do not have a constitutional right to doctor assisted suicide.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist said "Assistance in committing suicide is not a fundamental liberty." But while the Court added its voice to a sensitive debate it by no means silenced it.
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SOT 18:01:48
IN Q=Apparently

(( GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN ATTY: I GUESS JUDGE REHNQUIST PREFERS THE SHUT GUN IN THE MOUTH APPROACH TO THE CARING MEDICAL APPROACH ADVOCATED BY DR. KEVORKIAN))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Jack Kevorkian's Attorney; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=by Dr. Kevorkian.
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VO-NAT


The High Court also opened the door to History for President Bill Clinton-- making him the first U.S. President authorized to use the line-item veto.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Tomorrow, the justices take up the Brady Bill-- a law requiring a five-day waiting period to purchase a handgun.
Then, it's summer vacation until October.

P-Postal-Worker


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=None


A pit bull terrier attacked a Roanoke mail carrier today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Richard Greer was delivering mail at 924 Highland Avenue in southeast Roanoke around one o'clock this afternoon.
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SOT 13:10:37
IN Q=And the

((NICHOLAS CARR/EYEWITNESS: AND THE DOG JUST COME OUT AND ATTACKED THE GUY. IT WAS JUST LIKE FOR NO REASON. THE POSTMAN DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO MACE HIM OR ANYTHING. THE JUST COME OUT AND JUST ATTACKED HIM.))
SUPER=01-Nicholas Carr/Eyewitness;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=tore up.
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VO-NAT


The dog's owners say their pet normally isn't vicious but it doesn't like strangers going near their younger pit bull.
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SOT 13:31:16
IN Q=He is

((CORLISS WITT/DOG'S OWNER: HE IS PROTECTIVE OVER THE LITTLE PUPPY, ESPECIALLY. BUT AROUND THE CHILDREN HE'S PROTECTIVE, FOR THEM, FOR US. IT'S MY FAULT HE GOT OUT.))
SUPER=01-Corliss Witt/Dog's Owner;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=got out.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


Greer was taken to a hospital for his injuries.
He isn't expected to lose any time from work.
The dog has been impounded.

p-kitchen-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597
GRAPHIC=lightning


Lightning sparked a fire in the Mount Pleasant area of Roanoke County earlier this evening.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Fire officials say it started in the kitchen of this home on Mayfield Drive, about six o'clock.
The blaze blackened the walls, but was contained to one room.
The owner of the home was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Authorities say lightning struck the electrical system.
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P-Lake-Boats


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-24
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


At Smith Mountain Lake last night, lightning triggered a fire at this Highland Pointe dock.
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SOT 10:46:49
IN Q=This was the

((SANDI MORGAN/WITNESS: THIS WAS THE MOST POWERFUL STORM ANYONE IN MY CONDOMINIUM HAD EVER SEEN. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. ))
SUPER=01-Sandi Morgan/Witness; quick!
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=it was unbelievable
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VO-NAT


Eleven boats were heavily damaged-- a few even sank.
Public safety officials estimate between 25 and 30 gallons of fuel leaked into the water.
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SOT 11:18:24
IN Q=We don't really expect

(( BENNIE RUSSELL/FRANKLIN CO. PUBLIC SAFETY: WE DON'T REALLY EXPECT MUCH HAZARD AT ALL. MOST OF THE FUEL BURNED DURING THE FIRE, SO WE DO HAVE THE AREA CONTAINED. WE DON'T EXPECT ANY EFFECT ON THE WILDLIFE OR THE LAKE AT ALL. THE AREA WILL BE CLEANED OF THE DEBRIS, AND EVERYTHING SHOULD RETURN TO NORMAL IN A FEW WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Bennie Russell/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=normal in a few weeks
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VO-NAT


Crews from the Glade Hill and Smith Mountain Lake Marina Fire departments responded to the blaze.
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P-Barn-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=597-31

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.


Lightning made its mark in Floyd County-- setting off a fire that killed five horses there.
The blaze broke out at Stanley Chafin's farm in the Willis section of the County yesterday.
The fire chief says the barn burned to the ground in about 15 minutes.
Four of the horses died in the fire; the fifth was so badly burned he had to be put down.
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tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Roanoke County school board members vote to give themselves and their superintendent raises... that report, next on NEWS-7 Primetime,
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VO-NAT


And the latest billboard deals with tobacco, but this ad, isn't plugging it. Details when we come back.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-County-School


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=ROANOKE CO.


Roanoke County School Board members voted this evening to give themselves a substantial pay raise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co;


Their salary will increase from 29-hundred dollars a year to 48-hundred dollars.
Superintendent Deanna Gordon and Assistants Superintendents will each receive a 3-point-2 percent pay raise.
School Board Chairman Michael Stovall says the raise will help them do their jobs more effectively.
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SOT 20:54:32
IN Q=The big need

((MICHAEL STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE BIG NEED FOR THE PAY INCREASE IS TO COVER OUR EXPENSES..IT'S NOT SOLELY TO PUT MONEY IN OUR POCKETS..BUT TO COVER OUR EXPENSE))
SUPER=01-Michael Stovall/School Board Chairman
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=cover our expenses
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VO-NAT


But some parents say the raise is unnecessary--and its taking money away from the children.
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SOT 20:25:29
IN Q=I feel like

((DENISE RIPLEY/CONCERNED PARENT:I FEEL LIKE IF THEY'RE OVERWHELMED WITH THE DEMANDS ON THE JOB. IF THEY FEEL LIKE THAT THEY NEED TO QUIT ))
SUPER=01-Denise Ripley/Concerned Parent
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=need to quit
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The school board conducted its annual evaluation of superintendent Gordon, and gave her high marks.

P-Pot-bust


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=drug bust pot


Local drug enforcement agents have been watching several homes in Roanoke County used for growing marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


They've seized three houses. They suspect this operation involved at least three more.
County police got a tip from a resident who reported suspicious activity.
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SOT 12:07:25
IN Q=The yard was

((DICK MCENANY/DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION: THE YARD WAS IGNORED. AND TRAFFIC WAS COMING IN EVERY OTHER DAY, SPORADIC, OR WHATEVER. THE WINDOWS WERE BOARDED UP, COVERED UP. THE GARAGE WINDOWS AND EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Dick McEnany/Drug Enforcement Administration;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=windows and everything.
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VO-NAT


Authorities discovered electric bills were five or six times what a normal household might use.
SUPER=04-Drug Enforcement Video


Inside they found a highly sophisticated operation... more than 23-hundred plants in various stages of production, 65-thousand dollars worth of equipment and what the D-E-A says amounts to more than 2-and-a half million dollars worth of marijuana.
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P-Tobacco-Billboards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Tobacco advertising could be history if the recent tobacco settlement is given the nod.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


A group in Lynchburg already has some replacements in mind.
The Gain Independence From Tobacco Coalition, or "GIFT", unveiled the first of 13- billboards that promote a tobacco- free lifestyle.
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SOT 5:41:27//5:45:13
IN Q=And just found

((KEITH AUSTIN/V.P. LAMAR ADVERTISING: AND JUST FOUND A WAY TO COME TOGETHER AND PRESENT A MESSAGE THAT HOPEFULLY WILL TAKE A VERY PRO-ACTIVE STANCE IN THE COMMUNITY TO ENCOURAGE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO NOT START SMOKING.)) ((JOAN FOSTER/G.I.F.T COALITION: IT WAS A POSITIVE MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY, IT WAS A COMMUNITY GRASSROOTS APPROACH AND SO THIS IS WHAT OUR COMMUNITY WANTED AND WE'VE RESPONDED TO IT.))
SUPER=01-Keith Austin/Lamar Advertising Vice Pres.; :00
SUPER=01-Joan Foster/G.I.F.T. Coalition; :12
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=responded to it.
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VO-NAT


Foster says a recent survey showed Lynchburg has eight tobacco billboards located within a quarter mile of a public school.
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P-Mofo-Sally


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two of the area's best known radio personalities are taking their show on the road... to Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


"Mofo and Sally" will leave K92-FM next week.
Their show has been on the air for about four years.
The duo admits leaving the valley behind for the state capitol was a tough decision.
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SOT 10:13:05
IN Q=We love it

((SALLY SEVAREID/"MOFO AND SALLY": WE LOVE IT HERE. I MEAN I CAN'T TELL PEOPLE HOW MUCH I LOVE IT HERE. BUT WHEN WE WERE PRESENTED THIS OFFER, IT'S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE IF YOU DON'T TRY IT, YOU'RE ALWAYS GONNA WONDER, GEE, COULD I HAVE REALLY GONE TO RICHMOND AND GONE ON FROM THERE?))
SUPER=01-Sally Sevareid/"Mofo and Sally";
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=on from there?
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VO-NAT


The pair met at K92 when Mofo was hired there a little more than four years ago.
Sally Sevareid has actually been a mainstay on K92's top rated morning programs for eight years.
The station they're moving to has a much lower spot in the ratings.
The "Mofo and Sally" goodbye show is scheduled for Monday morning.
No word yet on who will replace the team.
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P-Earth-Summit


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# NET E
GRAPHIC=NONE


President Clinton addressed the United Nations Earth Summit today.
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SOT 20:09:21
IN Q=Preserving

((PRESERVING THE RESOURCES WE SHARE IS CRUCIAL NOT ONLY FOR THE QUALITY OF OUR INDIVIDUAL ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH BUT ALSO TO MAINTAIN STABILITY AND PEACE. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=stability and peace.
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VO-NAT


The President pledged to help deal with what he called the real and imminent global warming threat.
But he also brushed aside European demands to take immediate action.
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P-Leap-Second


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Got a second? You will, soon.
International clock watchers say a leap second will be added Monday night, delaying Tuesday for an instant.
The extra second is needed to get Earth back in sync with the atomic clock.
Friction from winds and tides slows the Earth's rotation, meaning the planet simply has not been able to keep up with atomic time.
Every six months the International Earth Rotation Service decides whether the world needs to adjust.
Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Showers/Ending/65-69/Partly Sunny/Wind NE-10/85-89;
SUPER=332-Sprinkles/And Hazy/60-65/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/80-84;
SUPER=333-Showers/Ending/60-64/Sunny/Wind NE-10/82-84;
SUPER=334-Turning/Partly Cloudy/55-60/Sunny/Light Winds/80-83;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Dole


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=DOLE


The well-known president of the American Red Cross paid a visit to the trenches today, to rally the troops.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Elizabeth Dole spoke at the Roanoke Valley Chapter's Annual Meeting for the Red Cross.
Some might say Dole was preaching to the choir, talking to this group about the critical need of donations-- in the form of blood, time and money.
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SOT 14:16:24
IN Q=Only five percent

((ELIZABETH DOLE/AMERICAN RED CROSS PRESIDENT: ONLY FIVE PERCENT OF THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO GIVE BLOOD DO SO TODAY. AND EVER 20 SECONDS, SOMEONE NEEDS BLOOD, EVERY 20 SECONDS. SO THIS IS A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/American Red Cross President; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=your community.
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
Dole spoke of the transformation taking place at the core of the American Red Cross.
Changes in the form of improved disaster relief and fundraising efforts--
Red Cross chapters will have to undergo re-chartering every five years, and nationwide, there is now more centralized blood testing.
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SOT 14:20:16
IN Q=Instead

((INSTEAD OF 53 LABORATORIES, NOT STANDARDIZED, TESTING, WE NOW HAVE NINE BRAND NEW NATIONAL TESTING LABS, THE BEST IN THE WORLD, THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AND THOSE NINE LABS ARE ABSOLUTELY STANDARDIZED. WE HAVE A NEXT GENERATION COMPUTER, INSTEAD OF 28 DIFFERENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS TRYING TO INTERFACE 28))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=trying to interface 28.
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VO-NAT


Apparently, there's a misconception that the American Red Cross is actually a government agency.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Dole said many people don't realize the non-profit organization operates on its own one-point-eight billion dollar budget.
SS=american red cross


The Red Cross employees 32-thousand people, and has a volunteer roster of one-point-three million.

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


You'll want to hold on tight for our video of the day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Coney Island, NY;


The country's most famous wooden roller coaster turned 70 today.
The heart stopping dives and stomach churning turns are still entertaining thrill seekers visiting the Coney Island park.
Female members of a small but certainly dedicated group-- the "American Coaster Enthusiasts" are hoping to break a roller coaster riding record.
They want to also set an women's endurance record.
Here's why they've taken on the challenge.
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SOT 15:31:12
IN Q=Because it's an

((BECAUSE IT'S AN EXCITING ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY THAT ISN'T OFFERED TO MANY PEOPLE AT ALL, AND IT'S THE MOST EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT THING TO DO IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the entire world
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VO-NAT


They've been riding since noon Wednesday and say they'll stay there until someone kicks them off.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


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


Tonight on Primetime sports, the Avalanche tries to weather a storm, Billy King is looking good at the US Senior Open, the O's Eric Davis speaks out, and we'll talk SPAM racing.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Las Vegas/ESPN;:00


But first, the big Tyson-Holyfield rematch is set for this Saturday night in Las Vegas, and tonight the two heavyweights weighed in at the MGM Grand.
Ironically, both Iron Mike and the champ Evander tipped the scales at identical 218 pound weights.
Tyson is the favorite to regain his title.
Now tonight's ball park figures.
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GO TO SCORES
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Rain//Burlington///Martinsville///Postponed By Rain/;
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TAKE A BREAK

SP-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche and Wilmington Blue Rocks had to show a little patience and wait out the storms, but they managing to get in game two of their three game series at Salem Memorial tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00


The game got started over an hour late because of the rain, and Wilmington got hot in the top of the fifth, Gary Coffey cracks a double that chases home Carlos Febles to get the inning started.
The Rocks would get four runs in the inning as Tony Longueira scores on Shawn McNally's fielder's choice.
SUPER=37-Wilmington/9/Salem/1/Bottom of 7th;


Right now the Blue Rocks lead the Avalanche 9 to 1 in the bottom of the 7th inning.
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SP-Davis


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


Some surprising news tonight concerning Orioles outfielder Eric Davis.
Earlier this month doctors removed a cancerous section on his colon, and recommended that he undergo chemotherapy treatment as a follow-up treatment.
This evening Davis said he may not take his doctor's advice because he wants to play more baseball this season.
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SOT
IN Q="I FEEL...

((ERIC DAVIS/BALTIMORE ORIOLES OUTFIELDER:))
SUPER=01-Eric Davis/Baltimore Orioles Outfielder; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...IN ANY PAIN."
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SP-Seniors


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=SENIORS OPEN


Kermit Zarley, Gil Morgan, John Bland, Steve Veriato and Tom Wargo share the first round lead at the U.S. Open for Seniors with 1 under par totals.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Olympia Fields, IL/ESPN; :00


One of the most pleasant surprises today has been the play of Arnold Palmer.
Arnie knocks in this putt for birdie on number 8.
He's still coming back from his Prostate cancer surgery, but he says he feels as good as he has in the past five years.
Here's more proof for you, look at the magnificent tee shot on this par three 11th hole.
Now this looks a lot like me, but it's actually Jack Nicklaus playing out of the trees back on to the fairway. Jack finished at 73, three over. Roanoke's Billy King was on the leader board most of the day at one under. He missed this birdie putt on the tenth hole, but he finishes the first round at plus 3 and in good shape for tomorrow round.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD SENIORS


Palmer, Lee Trevino and J.C. Snead are behind King after firing five over 75 rounds today.

Sp-Spam


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


It's a little early for NASCAR's silly season of driver changes to begin, but nevertheless, we have one tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 18; :00


Mike Wallace, the driver of the Spam Chevrolet has been fired.
Wallace failed to qualify the car for eight of the season's first 15 events, including last weekend's California 500.
This decision isn;t a hasty one. The team tried changing crew chiefs and engine builders before releasing Wallace.
Loy Allen will take over the car at Daytona in two weeks at the Pepsi Firecracker 400.
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Sp-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


And finally, the Roanoke College basketball camp has taken over the Bast center in Salem this week.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Page Moir has stockpiled his counselor staff with former maroon greats like Hilliary Scott, Kevin Martin, and Bryant Lee. But this camp is a homecoming for the campers as well as the counselors.
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SOT
IN Q="it's

((PAGE MOIR/CAMP DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Camp Director; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...relaxed atmosphere"
(----------------)
VO-NAT(Con't)


In addition to scrimmaging, the 90 campers are also working on fundamentals.
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SOT
IN Q="we're
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...have them do"
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Bye
ANCHOR=Connie

watch NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. See you tomorrow, Good night. That's News 7 Prime Time. Thanks for joining us. For more news in 30-minutes