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ANCHOR=Keith

The NEWS is up next on W-D-B-J- -7.
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VO-NAT


With a message from D-M-V to belt the kids, stay off the median and lighten up when your wipers are on.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And what ever happened to the Valley's first female firefighter? We'll talk to Diane Edwards tonight... eight years later. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Billy King has made the cut at the US Senior's open, the Avalanche's homestand continues tonight at Salem Memorial, we'll get the low down on Dennis Rodman,
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VO-NAT eng#


plus, the Tyson-Holyfield fight tomorrow night will have a different referee than the one originally assigned to oversee the heavyweight rematch.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Your weekend forecast looks really nice. Details and the beach outlook as well coming up.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Henry County police say they have two suspects in the murder of a young woman.
But so far, there have been no arrests.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Police found 37-year-old Stephanie Parler dead at the end of Tommy Carter Road yesterday morning.
Parler was fully clothed with a gunshot wound to the head.
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SOT 31:17
IN Q=We believe

((DAVID KING/HENRY CO. INVESTIGATOR: WE BELIEVE AT THIS POINT AND TIME THAT THE SUSPECTS AND THE DECEASED KNEW EACH OTHER.))
SUPER=01-David King/Henry Co. Investigator;
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OUT Q=knew each other
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VO-NAT


A police dog searched the woods for a murder weapon today but found nothing.
The victim was a Chatham resident.
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Brady-React


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


In one of the U.S. Supreme Court's final sweeping rulings of this term, it struck down part of the federal Brady law that limits handgun purchases.
In a 5-to-4 ruling the justices said the federal government has NO right to require local or state police to conduct criminal background checks on would-be gun owners.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


But Virginia's been doing its own checks under its own state law since 1989.
The background check was the first in the nation, was used as a model for 26 other states...
SUPER=O3-Chesterfield Co./July 1996


and was used by Bob Dole last year as a model for a federal system.
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SOT 01:51:08
IN Q=So Virginia

((CAPT. LEWIS VASS/VA. STATE POLICE: SO VIRGINIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE BRADY LAW. SO THIS COURT DECISION HAS NO IMPACT ON US.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Lewis Vass/Va. State Police;
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OUT Q=on us.
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VO-NAT


Since 1989, Virginia has stopped gun sales to over 12-thousand people.
More than seven thousand of those had a felony conviction on their records.
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Third-District


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


With one sentence, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Virginia's only black majority congressional district.
The court refused to hear an appeal from the state and the ACLU.
So a federal, three judge panel ruling stands.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


That panel said the district is UNconstitutional because race was the predominant factor in determining the lines.
The third district runs from Richmond to Tidewater.
The decision means Virginia's only black congressman, Bobby Scott, will have to run in a new district -- and Virginia lawmakers will have to start arguing over that.
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New-Laws


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


As Virginians hit the highways this July, the kids better be buckled up.
That's one of a handful of new laws that take effect Tuesday, under the watchful eyes of state troopers.
Ellen Qualls has the details.
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IN Q=People piling
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SUPER=01-Jeanne Chenault/DMV Spokeswoman; :10
SUPER=@Ellen2; :25
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((
People piling kids into cars for fun summer adventure have a new lesson to learn this year.
Use a little restraint.
Of the belted kind.
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((JEANNE CHENAULT/DMV SPOKESWOMAN: UNDER AGE FOUR NEEDS TO BE RESTRAINED IN A CHILD SAFETY SEAT. AND THE OTHER LAW IS REQUIRING DRIVERS AND FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS TO BE RESTRAINED. BUT THIS PARTICULAR AGE GROUP--THERE WAS NO LAW GOVERNING THE RESTRAINT OF THESE CHILDREN.))
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Well now there is.
And NOT a moment too soon.
76- percent of kids killed in traffic accidents last year were NOT wearing safety belts.
Also speeding onto the books July first: penalties for those who venture into interstate medians.
sot 23:05:02

((JEANNE CHENAULT/DMV SPOKESWOMAN: THE NEW LAW STATES THAT IF YOU USE THE CROSSOVERS ON INTERSTATES TO TURN AROUND, YOU'LL FACE A 250-DOLLAR FINE, AND THREE DEMERIT POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED TO YOUR DRIVING RECORD.))
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And now if you turn on the wipers...turn on the lights.
It's the law.
sot 23:05:38

((JEANNE CHENAULT/DMV SPOKESWOMAN: IF THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE JUST USED INTERMITTENTLY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE THE HEADLIGHTS. BUT THE GOAL OF THIS LAW IS TO INCREASE THE VISIBILITY DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER.))
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And for those who hate clogged interstates, commercial vehicles riding in 65 mile per hour zones can NO longer even be in the passing lane, unless there's a left exit they're taking.
So keep on truckin'... in the right lane.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

School-Board


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Education


They set policy for this area's largest school system, and now Roanoke County school board members say they should be better compensated for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co;


The four board members voted yesterday to increase their salaries by 60 percent, from 29-hundred dollars a year to 48-hundred dollars.
But Superintendent Deanna Gordon and the two assistant superintendents will only get a 3-point-2 percent raise.
Some parents are against the raise. They say it takes money away from children and classroom needs.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke County Seal


School board members maintain their work is very demanding and the pay increase will help them do their job more effectively.

Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


One town tormented by flooding is getting some relief, but it requires uprooting home and family.
That story still to come on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


Also--she broke new ground with her dream job, but now a Troutville woman is just trying to get on with her life.
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((I TRY TO KEEP MYSELF FOCUSED. I'VE FOUND A CAREER THAT I WANT TO PURSUE, AND I'M TRYING TO PURSUE THAT THE BEST THAT I CAN. ))
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We'll find out what went wrong for the area's first female firefighter.
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Pot-Search


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=None


Harvest time may still be weeks away, but in central Virginia this week, one ILLEGAL crop was being pulled up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


With the help of National Guard and State Police helicopters, Amherst County authorities took to the skies in search of marijuana.
Two days of searching turned up a total of 113 marijuana plants, each valued at about one thousand dollars.
More importantly, authorities say, they've sent a message.
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SOT 8:34:49
IN Q=Definitely it sends

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: DEFINITELY IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE, WHEN THEY GROW CROPS, AS WE CALL IT, OR A QUANTITY THAT CAN BE SEEN OR DETECTED YOU CAN DETECT THE STUFF IN VERY SMALL AMOUNTS, MOST LIKELY THEY STAND A CHANCE OF GETTING CAUGHT WITH IT.))
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VO-NAT


Ayers says it's possible his department will conduct other helicopter searches later this summer.
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EDWARDS


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Diane Edwards


Less than 2-percent of the nation's firefighters are women.
Diane Edwards is one of them.
Well, she WAS...the FIRST woman to become a paid professional firefighter in the Roanoke Valley.
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SUPER=03-Salem/June, 1989; :00
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SUPER=10-Diane Edwards/Former Firefighter/Today; :28
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(( Eight years ago she signed on with the Salem Fire Department- -undaunted by competition from her male counterparts. STOCK TAPE: 89-39 24:25 I THINK WITH TIME AND A LITTLE PATIENCE ON BOTH SIDES, I THINK WE'LL DO FINE.
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After three and a half years on the job, Edwards got run over by a 15-ton fire truck one snowy night at three o'clock in the morning.
In an instant her dream career came to an end.
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SOT 11:36:20
IN Q=when you're injured

((WHEN YOU'RE INJURED ON THE JOB, YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT THE RIGHTS YOU HAVE ARE LITTLE TO NONE. THAT YOUR EMPLOYER AND THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY BASICALLY HOLD ALL THE CARDS.))
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OUT Q=all the cards.


She was terminated, collected Worker's Compensation- -at about two thirds the rate of pay she'd been making fighting fires.
The Worker's comp benefits keep getting interrupted ...like when Edwards decided to go back to school to become a physician's assistant.
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SOT 11:32:40
IN Q=I try to keep

((I TRY TO KEEP MYSELF FOCUSED. I'VE FOUND A CAREER THAT I WANT TO PURSUE, AND I'M TRYING TO PURSUE THAT THE BEST THAT I CAN. And yet in the back of your mind you will always be a firefighter? YES, AND IN MY HEART.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=and in my heart.


A psychiatrist hired by the city's insurance company accused her of "malingering," exaggerating the symptoms of her injury.
She just had an appendectomy, so benefits stopped again when she had to take leave from a part-time, minimum-wage job in a day-care nursery.
She does get child support and relies on produce from the garden for food on occasion. But it's tough, making ends meet.
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SOT 11:37:40
IN Q=You think

((YOU THINK, "IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME." I THOUGHT THAT TOO, "IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME." AND I WAS IN A CAREER THAT IS A DANGEROUS CAREER, BUT IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=happen to anybody.))


O'Dell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A July 23rd execution date has been set for Virginia death row inmate Joseph O'Dell, now that the U-S Supreme Court has rejected his appeal.
A judge refused to allow additional D-N-A testing for O'Dell, who is sentenced to die for raping and killing secretary Helen Schartner, outside a Virginia Beach nightclub in 1985.
O'Dell's case has received attention from Pope John Paul and the Italian legislature, which appealed to Vice President Gore for clemency.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


There were some small gains for the stock market today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Pulaski-Furniture


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Business News


A site with interstate access and room to grow convinced Pulaski Furniture to expand close to home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


This morning the company opened its import- export center just off I-81.
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SOT 10:39:07
IN Q=We were

((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRESIDENT: WE WERE NOTIFIED QUICKLY BY THE GOVERNMENT WHEN THE PREVIOUS EMPLOYER HERE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE OPERATION AND IT WAS AT A KEY TIME THAT WE COULD HAVE DECIDED TO GO ELSEWHERE WITH THIS. AND IT JUST SHOWS THAT WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE GOVERNMENTS IN THIS AREA THAT WORK WITH US CLOSELY.))
SUPER=01-John Wampler/Pulaski Furniture President;
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VO-NAT


Pulaski Furniture says its fast growing overseas sales created the need for a separate facility to hold that merchandise.
The building used to be occupied by Diversified Apparel, which was bought out about a year ago.
Pulaski Furniture had considered other sites in North Carolina and Virginia.
The move will create 43 jobs initially.
The site has eight acres for future expansion.
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Glasgow-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


The town of Glasgow is sold on flood safety.
A federal grant is enabling residents to move out of Mother Nature's way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a one and a half million dollar grant for the Rockbridge County community.
The money, combined with state and local funds, will help relocate 35 homes, elevate 14 above flood levels and buy seven for demolition.
Linda Jackson's home is going to be relocated.
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SOT 10:30:43
IN Q=EVEN IF THEY

((LINDA JACKSON/GLASGOW RESIDENT: EVEN IF THEY BUYOUT, IF THEY FIND OUT THEY COULDN'T MOVE MY HOUSE I STILL WOULD HAVE TO GO JUST TO HAVE THAT PIECE OF MIND. PLUS NO ONE KNOWS HOW MUCH WORK IT TAKES TO PUT YOUR HOUSE BACK TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Linda Jackson/Glasgow Resident;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=HOUSE BACK TOGETHER
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow/1995;


The town has suffered serious flood damage six times in the last 30 years.
Officials say this money won't enable them to make the area flood proof, but it will help make it flood RESISTANT.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=NONE
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight on News 7 sports, King is cooking at the Seniors Open, the Avalanche continues its 8 game home stand, there's a new ref in the ring for the Tyson-Holyfield fight,
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VO-NAT eng#


and we'll find out what Dennis Rodman is really like as we hear from an NBA ref from Lynchburg.
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S-Seniors


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
SS=SENIORS TOUR


The second round of play at the US Seniors Open outside of Chicago is winding down and Billy King is assured of making the cut.
Billy shot his second straight round of 73 to hit the halfway point at 6 over par.
The projected cut is at plus 9.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Olympia Fields, IL/ESPN;:00


The clubhouse leader is Kermit Zarley, who was on fire today birdying five straight hole at one point in route to his second straight round on one under par.
Jack Nicklaus followed up yesterday's 73 with a 72, he is now at 5 over par.
An Chi Chi Rodriguez is safely in the with a round of 72 today.
He is 3 over for the Open.
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S-Sullivan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN


Chip Sullivan shot a one under round of 70 at the Fed. Ex St. Jude Classic in Memphis yesterday.
But today his tee time has been on indefinite hold because of a serious problem with thunderstorms in the Memphis area.
Chip just began his first hole of play, and there's no way he'll finish before darkness sets in.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=Avalanche Logo


The second half of the Carolina League season is only 8 games old. And after a rough first half in the Southern Division the Salem Avalanche is at the 500 mark.
Roy Stanley has this report.
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SUPER=01-Bill "Moose" McGuire/Salem Avalanche Manager; :12
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((Avalanche manager Bill "Moose" McGuire is not exactly ready to claim the Carolina Leagues second half title.
But he is excited about the teams start.)) ((BILL "MOOSE" MCGUIRE/SALEM AVALANCHE MANAGER: )) ((ROY STANDUP: )) ((MCGUIRE: )) ((Swift comes to Salem with a 4 and 1 record and a 4 point 75 E.R.A.
Swift will start this Sunday's game at Memorial stadium against the Durham Bulls. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The Avalanche closes out a three game series against Wilmington tonight at 7-oclock at Memorial Stadium.

S-Boxing


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=BOXING


Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are set to hook up in Las Vegas tomorrow night.
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But they won't have referee Mitch Halpern by their side.
Halpern, who worked the first fight eight months ago withdrew from this one this afternoon.
Tyson's camp had asked for him to be removed. Their request was denied, but Halpern says he doesn't want to be the focal point of the fight.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold boxing


Veteran Mills Lane will take his place tomorrow night.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


For the second straight every match at Wimbledon was rained out at the All-England tennis club.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/HBO; :00


Officials are over 150 matches behind schedule and running out of time and patience.
In fact, tomorrow matches are beginning at 6 on most courts.
They plan to play until dark, unless it rains.
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


The 18th annual Roanoke College Soccer camp has been tearing up the fields over in Salem this week.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


70 campers are under the direction of the Roanoke staff. Kids range in age from 8 to 15.
Station work as well as scrimmaging and technical training are stressed in the 5 day over night camp.
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S-Vaden


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=BASKETBALL CAMP

Last night Roy STanley took us inside a referee's camp taking place at Virginia Tech that is intended to help high school and college refs get better prepared for the upcoming season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


But what about the instructor, Donnie Vaden and NBA ref, who night in and night out has to deal with incidents like Dennis Rodman's head butting,
and Nick Van Exel's childish temper tantrums.
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((DON VADEN/VETERAN NBA REFEREE: ))
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Vaden also says Rodman is almost a Dr, Jeckyl - Mr. Hyde type, and in reality is often nothing like he appears.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#Promo


Southern Baptists have voted to boycott all things Disney.
Tonight, with the debut of the latest Disney movie, the boycott will be put to the test.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon joins us with more on that.
Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith,
the new movie "Hercules" is now opening around the country.
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VO-NAT


You'll recall earlier this month Southern Baptists called for a Disney boycott--church members object to Disney's policy of providing health benefits to partners of gay employees, and having so called "Gay Days" at its theme parks.
The nation's 15-million Baptists were urged to take action and boycott all Disney products.
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Talent=Jean


We'll find out if there's local support for the boycott.
That story, along with the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith? (Keith ad lib News 7 Prime Time and byes) Talent=Keith