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ANCHOR=Connie
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News-7 at FIVE is heading your way--
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Authorities in Halifax County are investigating why an alleged group rape went un-reported by school officials.
Two people died in a fiery crash off an embankment overnight near Mill Mountain.
And actor Jimmy Stewart is dead of an apparent heart attack.
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Wx-Heads
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The heat is back on for central and southwest Virginia. Your holiday forecast is coming up. MEDICAL-HEADS
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health CHeck-- more American women will have access to an abortion pill.
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An abortion rights group is expanding research trials.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Stick around, it's all coming up on News 7 at FIVE.

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Was an alleged rape on school grounds handled correctly, or was it a cover-up?
That's what officials in Halifax County are investigating.
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5-Halifax-Rapes


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5 pm
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=legal scales


A Sheriff's deputy says, Halifax County High School administrators never reported an alleged group rape that may have happened two days before the end of school.
The Halifax County sheriff and Commonwealth's attorney are meeting with school officials today, to find out why they kept the alleged incident quiet.
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A 14-year-old female student told a counselor she was raped on school property by three fellow students, while two more boys watched.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the incident.
But even though a sheriff's deputy was on duty at the school, principal Larry Clark chose not to report it.
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((BARBARA JONES/SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: BEING IT WAS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, THE SCHOOL WAS AWARE OF IT, AS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND AS ADULTS, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO SOMEONE, AT LEAST TO THE DEPUTY THAT WAS ON DUTY AT THE SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Jones/Sheriff's Deputy;
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The Principal would not comment on this story.
School Superintendent Dennis Witt says the girl did NOT say she was FORCED to participate in the alleged sexual acts.
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IN Q=Our investigation

((DENNIS WITT/HALIFAX CO. SUPERINTENDENT: OUR INVESTIGATION AT THE TIME DID NOT INDICATE ILLEGAL ACTION BUT I WOULD SAY AN ERROR WAS PROBABLY MADE IN JUDGMENT BY NOT REPORTING PART OF THE INCIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Witt/Halifax Co. School Superintendent;
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OUT Q=of the incident
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All five boys could be expelled, and criminal charges against them are pending.
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5-Mountain-Ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
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TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Two people died early this morning when a Salem man crashed his pick-up truck while apparently running from the police.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Investigators say 25-year-old Christopher Todd DeWeese ran off the road and crashed into a tree AFTER a police officer recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
DeWeese was thrown from the truck, which burst into flames.
Two passengers were trapped in the truck, their bodies burned beyond recognition.
They have not been identified, yet.
DeWeese was hospitalized, but police say his injuries are not life threatening.
At the time of the accident he was wanted for a probation violation, and for failing to appear in court.
Investigators haven't decided what charges to file against DeWeese.
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5-Tobacco-Deal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=virginia


Governor George Allen is naming a task force of three to represent Virginia's interests
SS=tobacco under fire

to Congress over the proposed tobacco settlement.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia's attorney general, commerce secretary, and transportation secretary are the only people on the task force.
But the Governor used a Mecklenburg County tobacco farmer and his family to make his point today about Virginia's unique position in the talks.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND SOME WAY FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT LOOK, THESE ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS, OUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE BEING AFFECTED BY WHAT YOU MIGHT BE DOING.))
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Allen says he's particularly worried that health advocates will try to limit exports of American tobacco to the world market.
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((MICHAAL WELLS/MECKLENBURG CO. FARMER: EVERY TIME THAT THE STATE OF VIRGINIA OR NORTH CAROLINA DROPS ONE ACRE OF TOBACCO, IF THE QUOTA'S CUT OR WHATEVER HAPPENS, ZIMBABWE, BRAZIL, OTHER COUNTRIES PLANT TWO IN THE PLACE OF IT. SO THE WORLD DEMAND IS THERE. JUST LET US TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD DEMAND.))
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Attorney General Richard Cullen says he's meeting with other tobacco growing states on Monday to make a game plan for Congress.
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5-Bridge-Collapse


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
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Two construction workers lost their lives on the job today,
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VO-NAT 14:01:10
SUPER=03-Catlettsburg, KY; :

at the West Virginia-Kentucky border-- when the Interstate 64 bridge they were working on collapsed.
Officials say a steel beam fell 100-feet, onto a crane-- the cause though, is under investigation.
Three others workers were injured.
The bridge they were working on connects West Virginia and Kentucky.
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5-KS-Train


ANCHOR=Connie
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WIPE WIPE WIPE
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SUPER=03-Rossville, KS; :


In Kansas today-- a freight train derailed, killing a railroad engineer and injuring a conductor.
More than a thousand residents of Rossville were evacuated-- the train spilled chemicals and spewed chlorine gas into the air.
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((WE HAD A CONCERN FOR THE CHLORINE WHAT IT WOULD DO TO THE HUMAN BODY AND SOME ANIMALS A LOT OF FARMERS OVER THERE, THERE'S A LOT OF FARMERS OVER THERE THAT WE WERE KIND OF CONCERNED WITH SO WE JUST TRIED TO EVACUATE EVERYBODY THAT WE COULD. ))
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The evacuation order has been lifted--
National Guard helicopters were sent out to drop water on fires that began in the derailed freight cars.
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5-Moonshine


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=khu
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A veteran moonshiner from Pittsylvania County will serve two years in prison for setting up the operation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At today's sentencing hearing in Federal court, 61- year- old Amos Law was ordered to pay a four -thousand dollar fine, in addition to his two year sentence.
Various others got sentences ranging from probation- -for their cooperation with the government- -to a year in prison.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Judge Sam Wilson decided there was just over 100-thousand dollars in lost federal tax revenue-- a determining factor in sentencing.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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What's the latest on the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Policy for gays in the military-- that ruling is next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
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And the lanky, slow-talking actor who embodied American values, Jimmy Stewart died today.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out how the movie industry makes those special effects come to life... all this and the Two Minute Ticker, when we return. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-military


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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For the second time, a federal judge has struck down the "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays in the military.
Judge Eugene Nickerson says the policy violates the First Amendment's free speech protections.
This is the same judge who first declared the policy unconstitutional in 1995.
But a federal appeals court panel disagreed with the New York judge's reasoning and ordered him to review it.
Under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, gay soldiers can serve as long as they keep their sexual orientation to themselves and do not engage in homosexual acts.

5-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=optical cable


Some positive developments for a high tech Roanoke County company.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Optical Cable signed a deal with a Japanese firm that it says could potentially mean tens of millions of dollars in future sales.
Optical Cable worked two years to reach this agreement with Alephnet
(uh-LEF-net).
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((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: BECAUSE OF THE KEY NATURE THAT THEY HAVE WITH SOME VERY VERY LARGE CONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATIONS THAT HANDLE CONTRACTS ALL OVER SOUTHEAST ASIA.))
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Optical Cable has received criticism from the financial press for not meeting certain sales figures since going public a year ago.
The company has answered back with word that its June orders set a new record, plus some recognition from Wall Street that could go a long way.
We'll have more on Optical Cable coming up on News-7 at 11.
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5-Hollins


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-23
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Some major changes are underway at Hollins College...including a possible name change...as the campus prepares to move into the 21st century.
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The strategic plans will include building a new hi-tech library.
The school wants to become Hollins University and have a stronger career focus on liberal arts curriculum.
President Janet Rasmussen (Ras-MEW-Sin) says the changes will give students the edge to compete successfully.
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((DR. JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS PRESIDENT: YOU WILL IN FACT SEE AN OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WILL ALSO INCLUDE SOME CO-EDUCATIONAL, CONTINUING EDUCATION AS SUMMER INSTITUTES AND THE LIKE ))
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But Rasmussen says educating women will still be the main focus.
Hollins says these additions and a 46-million dollar campaign are expected to make a stronger presence in this region.
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5-Gas-Prices


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're about to hit the highway for the Fourth of July weekend, there's good news.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gas prices have dropped to their lowest level in some time.
At this station along route- 460 in Roanoke, we found unleaded self serve for 97- cents- a- gallon.
Down the block it's going for 95- cents, a big break from a few weeks ago.
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((ANGELA OUTLAW/MOTORIST: I'VE SEEN LIKE A DOLLAR- 19, A DOLLAR- 17, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN UP THERE. So this has been a pleasant surprise? OUTLAW: YES IT IS.)) ((LORA AKERS/MOTORIST: USUALLY IT GOES UP DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASONS, WHEN YOU GOT A LONG WEEKEND, USUALLY IT GOES UP.))
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SUPER=01-Lora Akers/Motorist; :11 (quick!)
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Triple- A of Virginia says nationwide, prices are down about five- cents- a- gallon compared to a year ago.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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From "The Lost World" to "Batman & Robin", big named stars are drawing people to the theaters this summer, but there is more to this summer movie magic.
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((PATRICK EVANS: LOT OF SPECIAL EFFECTS TO DRIVE YOU BATTY, WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT BOX OFFICE BOMBS AS WELL AS BEST BEST COMING NEXT--SAME BAT CHANNEL. STAY WITH US.))
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-MOVIES


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#597-27
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The biggest potential blockbuster of the summer, "Men in Black" opens to audiences nationwide today, and Patrick Evans says the extraterrestrial activity has come home to roost in Salem.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- what's caused the Avalanche's big turn-around? The team has really moved up in the standings recently...Mike has analysis.
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On Health Check-- the latest on ovarian cancer-- and ways the risk is diminished for women.
Each year about 20-thousand are diagnosed with the disease.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=amo
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SUPER=@Keith1;


Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look at what else you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Lucy Hogan has lived on Orange Avenue in Roanoke for more than 30 years..
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and she's fighting to stay there... even as a rotting roof and other problems threaten to force Hogan and her daughter from their home.
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((LUCY HOGAN: I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE HERE. I DIDN'T BUY THIS HOUSE TO LEAVE.))
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We'll hear more from Lucy Hogan and (----------------)
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bring you the rest of the day's news...
double boxes Keith/Connie

Connie at six o'clock.
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5-Abortion-Pill


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=RU-486


Ten-thousand U-S women will be able to get the so-called abortion pill for free.
It's an effort by a group to make the pill available until it can be distributed nationally.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The group -- called Abortion Rights Mobilization -- has already provided the R-U-486 drug to a thousand women in clinical trials.
It will now be making it available at sites in New York, Texas, Maryland and Florida.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Connie


The Food and Drug Administration has given the group permission to conduct tests on the drug -- as long as it doesn't charge anything.

5-Ovarian-Cancer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=women's health


It's been known that taking birth control pills can cut a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by as much as half.
But exactly how the pill protects women hasn't really been understood.
Now a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has some answers.
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((
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center find ovulation appears to alter the tumor-suppressor gene known as P-53.
Consequently, the higher the number of ovulatory cycles a woman has in her lifetime-- the greater her cancer risk.
Since ovulation does not occur during pregnancy, and since birth control pills suppress ovulation, researchers suggests that those with the least risk of developing ovarian cancer are mothers who've had at least three children, and those who've taken the pill over a long period of time.
The hope is the research will lead to a screening method for improved earlier detection of the disease.))

5-Prostate-Cancer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=men's health


For men with cancer of the prostate, surgery may be the best option.
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A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds between 60 and 97 percent of men who undergo the surgery survive 10 years afterwards.
The men who did the best were those whose cancer had not spread and who had lower grade cancer cells.
The study though, did NOT compare different treatments-- so there is still debate about which method is best.
Prostate cancer affects one out of every 10-thousand men.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Let's head into the sports world now for some afternoon highlights from the diamond...here's Mike Stevens.

S5-BRAVES


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER


Welcome everybody to the midweek ticker that gets started this afternoon with highlights from the big league
SS=yankees/braves


basepaths.
In New York, the Braves won their three game series with the Yankees 2 games to won by taking the rubber match 2-to-nothing today.
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As he did last night Ryan Klesko provided the offensive firepower with this massive homerun in the sixth inning that lands in the upper deck in right field.
The Yanks activated Bernie Williams off the injured list for the game, but Greg Maddux froze him in his tracks.
He struck out 8 and tossed a 3 hitter to win his 10th game of the year.Braves win 2-to-nothing.
SUPER=03-Chicago/WGN;


And the the Cubs are trying to close out the Royals at this hour at Wrigley Field.
Sammy Sosa poked this opposite field shot in the second inning to get the Cubs started. It's his 17th of the year. Chicago leads it ___ to ___ in the __.
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S5-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE/HILLCATS


The redhot Salem Avalanche closes out a very successful eight game home stand at Salem Memorial against the Lynchburg Hillcats.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00


Last night the Avalanche closed out its four game series with Durham with an 11 to 5 win.
Salem is now 3 games over 500 for the first time all season, and just two and a half games out of first place in the Southern division.
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((DAVID FEUERSTEIN/AVALANCHE OUTFIELDER:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The Hillcats come in one top in the Northern division even through they are a game under 500. Game time is set fro seven.

S5-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


Despite all of the rain delays, the folks at Wimbledon have been able to whittle the women's field down to the semi-finals just in time for the weekend.
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SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC & HBO; :00


Top seeded Martina Hingis advanced with a straight set 6-3, 6-2 win over Denisa Chladkova.
Her fellow 16 year old comrade in the field, Anna Kournikova beat French open champ Iva Majoli 7-6, and 6-4 to earn a semi-final meeting with Hingis.
Also today Jana Novotna easily whipped Yahyuk Basuki 6-3 and 6-3, while Aranxta Sanchez Vicario downed Nathalie Tauziat in straight sets.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=WIMBLEDON


Pete Sampras and Boris Becker won today and will meet tomorrow in the quarterfinals.
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Tonight at six, Roy Stanley will take us out to salem for a look at this week's Salem Avalanche baseball camp.
Have a nice evening everybody. take a break

5-stewart


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
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Legendary actor Jimmy Stewart has died.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


The man who's roles often embraced moral courage apparently died of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home.
Stewart starred in many movies including "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and his personal favorite "It's a Wonderful Life."
In all, he appeared in more than 75-films.
He won a best actor Academy Award for "The Philadelphia Story," and he was nominated for the Oscar four other times.
Jimmy Stewart was 89.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Finally tonight, if you think you can handle Roller Coasters of all kinds, then check out this group in San Diego California.
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VO-NAT 10:36:53
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


It was all for the "Whirl Til You Hurl" contest.
For 12 days, 22-contestants were riding, eating and sleeping on the Giant Dipper roller coaster.
Friends and fans accumulated since the marathon began June 20th.
Three people survived...and were dubbed the three amigos...
One of the contestants took this bonding session very seriously.
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The Three Amigos completed about three thousand laps on the Dipper....now they'll enjoy a smoother ride..they each won new cars. (----------------)