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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... PAUL WASHINGTON/NEIGHBOR; JUST SEEN HIM COMING DOWN THROUGH HERE FLYING, I KNOW IT WAS BOUND TO BE ABOUT 85 OR 100 MILES AN HOUR.
IN ROANOKE, A MOTORIST WAS KILLED WHEN HIS SPEEDING CAR HIT A UTILITY POLE... JUST MISSING A PLAYGROUND FULL OF CHILDREN. GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: IT'LL BRING US MORE JOBS, AND MORE INVESTMENTS FOR VIRGINIANS, AND INCREASED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BENEFIT US ALL.))
THE SMART ROAD'S JOURNEY OFFICALLY BEGINS. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's TUESDAY July Eighth...
Our top story--
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VO-NAT


Employees at Roanoke's Rack-n-Sack were given just one hour's notice that the store is closing and they're out of a job.
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P-Rack-n-Sack


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


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime, I'm COnnie Stevens.
Management at the Rack and Sack store next to Valley View Mall held an emergency, mandatory meeting with employees this afternoon at five.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They told them the store would be closing its doors permanantly in one hour.
Most workers were stunned by the news that they were losing their job.
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SOT 04.39.05 - 04.39.13
IN Q=I don't know

((HEATHER ADKINS/FORMER RACK AND SACK EMPLOYEE: I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO. I'M GOING BACK TO COLLEGE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO FOR THE NEXT TWO MONTHS BUT I KNOW NO ONE'S GOING TO HIRE ME FOR TWO MONTHS.))
SUPER=01-Heather Adkins/Former Rack and Sack Employee;
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OUT Q=for two months
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VO-NAT


Customers were surprised too as a security guard turned some away from the store.
Others read about the closing on this sign posted on the front doors.
Management would not comment, referring questions to corporate headquarters.
As for the Drug Emporium located inside Rack and Sack, it is apparently staying open until July 22nd.
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P-Moorman-Ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A 29 year old man who was killed when he lost control of his car on Moorman Avenue was driving on a suspended license, according to Roanoke Police..
Ronald William Smith was apparently speeding down the residential road this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Neighbors who live in the northwest neighborhood say they've seen the car speeding down the street several times over the past few weeks.
Witnesses say the car was traveling nearly 100 miles an hour when it sideswiped a pole and spun out of control.
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SOT 09:47:33
IN Q=I heard the noise

((RICHARD PRICE/WITNESSES; I HEARD THE NOISE WHEN IT FIRST STARTED AND WHEN THE CAR GOT OVER THE HILL IT WAS WEAVING AND THEN THE CAR, IT GOT UP OFF THE GROUND AND HIT THAT POLE.
SOT 9:54:21

PAUL WASHINGTON/NEIGHBOR; I KNOW IT'S BOUND TO HAVE BEEN 85 OR 85 OR 100 MILES AN HOUR, BECAUSE THE THING ABOUT IT, EVERY AFTERNOON THEY'RE COMING DOWN THROUGH THIS WAY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Price/Witness; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Washington/Neighbor; :11
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OUT Q=through this way
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VO-NAT


The car crashed near a playground where children were playing... the spare tire landed just a few feet away.
The victim's sister says she owns the car, and her brother was driving it for the first time.
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P-Chopper-Crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Bragg, NC; :


Tragedy at a U-S Military Base.
The crash of an army helicopter at Fort Bragg, North Carolina left all eight soldiers aboard dead.
The Army Blackhawk went down in a firery crash, in a wooded area.
No word yet on the cause.
The soldiers were all members of the 82-nd Airborne, based at Fort Bragg.
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P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=knowles


A convicted murderer who tried to cut himself with a disposable razor in a Montgomery County courtroom recently, pulled a similar stunt today.
At his sentencing, Michael Knowles tried to injure himself with a sharpened pencil.
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SOT 50:14 597-25
IN Q=Do you

((VOICE OF MAX JENKINS: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING NEW TO TELL THE JUDGE? MICHAEL KNOWLES/CONVICTED MURDERER:ALRIGHT LISTEN, THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT, THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT. ))
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OUT Q=too important.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Sheriff's deputies managed to grab the pencil away from Knowles.
He was in court this morning to be sentenced for killing his wife.
SUPER=04-May 29;


During his trial, Knowles attempted to cut his throat with part of a disposable razor.
The Sheriff is questioning where the pencil came from.
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SOT
IN Q=We strip

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:WE STRIP SEARCH THEM, BRING THEM TO A HOLDING CELL, WE TURN AROUND THE SEARCH THEM AGAIN WHEN WE GET THEM THERE.))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=get them there.
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VO-NAT


Knowles was in handcuffs when he entered the courtroom-- but asked the judge to have them removed before testifying.
After the scuffle, Knowles was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole when he turns 65.
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P-smart-highway


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


The Smart Highway project in the New River Valley is becoming a reality.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


It's a six mile road that stretches from Blacksburg to Interstate 81.
The road will provide a testing ground for Virginia Tech and private researchers.
They will study road-to- vehicle communication as well as automated vehicle control possibilities.
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(( ))
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VO-NAT

Right now the first stretch of two miles is underway-- that phase should be completed by next summer, with a price tag of 17-point- three million dollars. But not everyone at today's announcement was praising the project.
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(( ))
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OUT Q=its lovely green mountains.
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VO-NAT


Opponents say the project is destroying the scenic area.
One of them was was arrested during the Governor's speech.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
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His work is 150-years old, but the architecture of Thomas Jefferson is still being studied...
Plus on Health Check--
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SOT 18:33:28
IN Q=My concern

((MY CONCERN IS VERY GREAT FOR THE PATIENTS THAT ARE TAKING THESE MEDICATIONS.))
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OUT Q=medications.
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VO-NAT


The F-D A isn't telling people to stop taking a popular diet drug combination-- but it is warning doctors and patients about new risks from fen-phen.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Swearing-in


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court


Virginia has a new justice of the State Supreme Court. She's from far southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jonesville


Cynthia Kinser was administered the oath this morning.
She's a former Lee County Commonwealth's Attorney- -and most recently served as the federal magistrate in Abingdon.
Kinser and George Allen were classmates in law school at the University of Virginia.
She replaces Roscoe Stephenson on the Supreme Court bench.
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P-Southmont


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Housing


Excavation and road work are just begining, for a new housing development under construction in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Site preparation began this Spring for 24 single- family homes plus 36 condominium units just off 220 south of 419.
Springwood Associates is looking for a commercial tenant or buyer to assume the three- acre road frontage site.
But "Southmont" will be primarily a residential community, says Springwood's Doug Freeman.
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P-Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=none


For all his other accomplishments, Thomas Jefferson was also a renowned architect.. and 150 years after his death, students are still learning from his techniques.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Twenty two students from around the world are taking part in the fifth annual Prince of Wales Summer School in Architecture.
They're spending six weeks studying historic restoration techniques in the United States.
That included a stop today in Bedford County, where craftsmen are working to preserve Jefferson's Poplar Forest estate.
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SOT 3:23:48
IN Q=Poplar Forest

((RICHARD JOHN/PRINCE OF WALES ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL: POPLAR FOREST, I THINK, IS AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF HOW THE CONSERVATION WORLD HAS PIONEERED THE PRESERVATION OF TRADITIONAL CRAFTS AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF TRADITIONAL BUILDING TECHNIQUES, WHICH ARE OFTEN FAR BETTER THAN CONTEMPORARY BUILDING TECHNIQUES. THEY'RE TRIED AND TESTED, THERE'S A REASON WHY THESE TRADITIONS WERE ESTABLISHED.))
SUPER=01-Richard John/Prince of Wales Architecture School; :00
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OUT Q=traditions were established.
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VO-NAT


The summer school is also spending time in Charlottesville, Washington D.C. and Berkeley, California.
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P-Howell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-21
GRAPHIC=HOWELL


Henry Howell was a three-time loser for governor of Virginia --
But today he's being remembered as the man who brought down the exclusionary Byrd machine of his own Democratic party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Howell died yesterday at his Norfolk home at age 76.
He served one term in the early '70's as lieutenant governor.
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SOT 14:10:10
IN Q=I mean people

((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR: I MEAN PEOPLE DON'T REMEMBER... THEY RACE-BAITED, THEY JEW-BAITED, THEY DID EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Former Va. Democratic Party Chair;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=did everything.
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VO-NAT


So it was Howell's fiery rhetoric that served as the conscience of a party opening its doors to the working class, minorities, and women.
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SOT 13:29:24
IN Q=Needless to say

((NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT I'M EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN HAVING A NEW VIRGINIA. I WANT TO HELP EVERYBODY, MILLS GODWIN AND ALL OF THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE VIRGINIA CATCH UP WITH THE TIMES. ))
SOT 14:11:53
IN Q=That's his

((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR: THAT'S HIS LEGACY. IT'S A GREAT LEGACY. YOU KNOW, HE'LL BE TREATED MORE KINDLY...HIS CONTEMPORARIES.))
SUPER=01-Henry Howell/1967;
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OUT Q=his contemporaries.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


Howell's controversial style is also credited with mobilizing the modern Republican party in Virginia against him.

P-Kuralt


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=NONE


Charles Kuralt was remembered as a man who "Belonged to America" in the place he loved, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC;


Today the CBS Newsman was buried on the University of North Carolina Campus- where he graduated in 1955.
At a memorial service Kuralt was praised for his kindness, and his way of showing the extraordinary in ordinary people.
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SOT 14:09:38
IN Q=

((GOV. JIM HUNT/(D) NORTH CAROLINA: HE WAS A FINE REPORTER OF NEWS AND OUR NATION AND WORLD NEED FINE REPORTERS, BUT SOON CHARLES BEGAN TO REPORT TO TELL THE STORIEs OF US, THE POEPLE OF AMERICA.))
SUPER=01-Jim Hunt/North Carolina Governor;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA."
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VO-NAT


Charles Kuralt died Friday at age 62, from complications of Lupus.
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go to break

P-Animal-Plates


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597=31
GRAPHIC=DMV


One local group is hoping that new license plates will help cut down pet overpopulation in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Prevent Animal Litters Coalition is campaigning for tags featuring a cat and dog.
The group is hoping for 350 orders by September first.
Money from the tags will eventually go towards helping pet owners spay and neuter their animals, especially cats.
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SOT 02.30.18 - 02.30.33
IN Q=We don't have

((LINDA ALBERT/SALEM ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: WE DON'T HAVE A LAW HERE IN THE CITY OF SALEM ON THE CATS RUNNING AT LARGE. SO THEY'RE ALLOWED TO GO OUT THEIR AND WHILE THEY'RE OUT THERE IT THEY'RE AN INTACT MALE OR FEMALE THEY ARE GOING TO BE BREEDING. THE MINUTE THE FEMALE TURNS SIX MONTHS SHE USUALLY GOES INTO HEAT AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW WE HAVE A LITTER.))
SUPER=01-Linda Albert/Salem Animal Control Officer
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OUT Q=have a litter.
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VO-NAT


The Department of Motor Vehicles needs 350 orders before they'll start making the special license plates.
After one thousand plates are sold, a portion of the proceeds from future sales will go to help local residents cover the cost of spaying and neutering their pets. take pinnacle board
To order an animal friendly license plate you can contact.. The Roanoke Valley SPCA, the Salem Animal Shelter or PAL-- the Prevent Animal Litters Coalition.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/64-67/Partly Sunny/Showers & Storms/90-94;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Clear/58-62/Partly Cloudy/Scattered Showers/78-82;
SUPER=333-Mostly/Clear/60-64/Partly Sunny/Showers & Storms/84-88;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/60-64/Partly Cloudy/Scattered Storms/80-84;
SUPER=X5001;


RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie
Stick around-- our video of the day comes from Mars-- but tonight--- it is

in COLOR...its heading your way here on NEWS-7 Primetime right after this break-- cc sponsor

P-Diet-Drugs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=diet drugs


New worries tonight about the diet drug combination, Fen-Phen.
It's being prescribed more and more-- despite concerns about serious side effects.
And now, possible association with actual heart damage.
Liz Mullen reports.
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SOT 18:06:47
IN Q=It really
SUPER=01-Mary/Former Fen-Phen User; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Heidi Connolly/Mayo Clinic Cardiologist; :35
SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathan Halperin/Mount Sinai Medical Center; 1:00
RUNS=2:00
OUT Q=LM, CBS News, New York.

(( MARY/ FORMER FEN-PHEN USER,:IT REALLY SCARRED MY LIFE AS I KNEW IT. IT'S REALLY CHANGED IT. I'M WORKING REALLY HARD TO GET IT BACK. NOT KNOWING REALLY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
"Mary", who doesn't want her last name used, is suffering from pulmonary hypertension and heart valve damage doctors think could be associated with the popular weight loss drug combination nicknamed "fen-phen." Fenfluramine and Phentermine are the center of intense scrutiny at the Mayo Clinic.. after two dozen women developed serious health complications like Mary's. DR. HEIDI CONNOLLY, CARDIOLOGIST, MAYO CLINIC: THEY ALL DEVELOPED THE SAME UNUSUAL FORM OF HEART VALVE DISEASE. NONE DIED. FIVE NEEDED SURGERY.
This is not the first time fen-phen has been labelled risky.
About a year ago, doctors discovered a possible connection between pulmonary hypertension and the two F-D-A approved drugs when used in combination with one another. DR. JONATHAN HALPERIN, MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER: BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE DISCOVERED VALVULAR DISEASE AS WELL.
According to the National Institutes of Health, 58 million Americans are considered obese.
18 million are prescribed fen-phen.. a number that is on the rise.
And while 24 may sound like a small number of patients to be concerned about, comparatively, doctors think the potential health risk is serious enough to go public now.. with information that wasn't supposed to be released until late august. MARY: I THINK MAYBE THE PUBLICITY ABOUT THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HELP MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF IT AND I DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO SOMEONE ELSE, IF IT'S PREVENTABLE.
The F-D-A is taking it seriously as well.
This week it will alert physicians across the country to these Mayo Clinic findings.. and researchers are now planning a large-scale study of Fen-Phen and its risks.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))

P-Obesity


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


Still, the president of the American Obesity Association warns the study could needlessly panic Fen-Phen users.
He says the study can't tell if simply being obese can lead to heart valve problems.

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


More Mars TV today, making our video of the day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Pathfinder Video; :


Check this out-- the first panoramic, full color view of the terrain on the Red Planet.
Already, the little Sojourner Robot has sent back the first chemical analysis from a Martian rock.
And it is already setting traditional thinking on its ear-- indicating the planet's interior has been much hotter for longer than scientists thought-- producing materials much more similar to Earth than they thought.
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SOT
IN Q=We thought the Earth

((WE THOUGHT THE EARTH WAS A VERY UNUSUAL PLACE. NOT IT APPEARS THAT MARS, TOO HAS A CRUST THAT CONTAINS FREE SILICONE AND THAT'S WHY IT'S SO SURPRISING.))
SUPER=75-Hap McSween/Geologist; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=so surprising.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Coming back down to Earth though-- where the cash registers are always ringing.....
SUPER=75-Rio Vista, CA; :


In Rio Vista, California, at a place called the Lunar Embassy, you can buy your own piece of the Red Planet-- for less than a penny an acre.
For $19- 99, you get two-thousand acres-- and even a deed.
Orders coming in from all over the world.
Cindy Gomez has plans for a dream ranch.
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SOT 15:38:52
IN Q=I have property

((I HAVE PROPERTY AND MY CHILDREN HAVE PROPERTY-- AND I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE THAT THIS WILL BE SOMETHING VERY WONDERFUL, SOMETHING TO PASS ON TO MY GRANDCHILDREN. ))
SUPER=75-Cindy Gomez/Lunar Embassy; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=grandchildren.
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Irvan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=primetime big


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, we'll tell you how you can still get involved with the upcoming Commonwealth Games, plus take a look at a bad wreck in today's stage 3 of the Tour De France.
Also, Steve Mason talks with Tim Christian about his reasons for signing to play for the Express again next season.
But first some news from the NASCAR circuit.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; 00


This afternoon the rumors swirling around Ernie Irvan became reality as team owner Robert Yates announced that Irvan will not be back as the driver of Havoline Thunderbird next season.
Irvan has struggled a good part of this year and is just 16th in the points race.
Reports of his dismissal from the team surfaced this past April after Irvan and his wife Kim got into scuffle with another woman outside a Charlotte night spot.
Ernie, who is now 38, says he will announce his plans for 1998 in the next month or so.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 21;


Early speculation is that Irvan will be one of the leading candidates to drive for Julius Erving and Joe Washington in the first year team of Washington-Erving Motorsports.
Now let's check tonight's only scores courtesy of the Appalachian league.
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oc- LAST SCORE
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SP-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB ALL STAR


The Major League all-star game has managed to dodge the threat of thunderstorms in the Cleveland area to get this evening mid-summer classic underway.
The American League struck first with Edgar Martinez of the Mariners hitting a solo homer off the Braves Greg Maddux in the bottom of the 2nd.
Right now the American League and the National league Stars are tied at one in the seventh inning.

Sp-Express


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


After losing a trio of players last month, Express general manager Pierre Paiement and head coach Frank Anzalone gladly announced the signing of one of last year's key players.
Steve Mason has more on Tim Christian's return to the Express Line.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996-97 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Entering 3rd Year with Express; :08
SUPER=@Steve1; :38
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
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((Christian played right wing for the Express this past season; scoring 25 goals while registering 28 assists for a total of 53 points. ((:))
He's fully recovered from a shoulder injury that sidelined him this past season and is ready to take on a veteran role on a team that has already lost Jeff Jablonski, Ilja Dubkov, and Michael Smith. ((:)) ((:))
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SP-Games


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-14
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth games


A few of the sporting events in the 1997 Commonwealth Games in the past couple of weeks, but the opening ceremonies aren't until July 18th at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Swimming competition is one specific area of competition that has already started. Well over 10 thousand athletes are expected to compete in this summer's games and there is a good chance the list of participants could grow in the ten days before the official start.
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SOT
IN Q="the phones

((PETE LAMPMAN/VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS PRESIDENT:)) ((STUART ISRAEL/VAS MARKETING DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports President; :00
SUPER=01-Stuart Israel/VAS Marketing Director; :32
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=...turn teams away"



SP-France


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=tour de france


Mario Cipollini of Italy still has the overall lead in the Tour de France after three stages.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Plumelec, France/ESPN; :00


Germany's Erick Zabel won today's stage that was marred by a huge crash about five and a half miles from the finish.
Swiss veteran Tony Rominger was hurt worst than anyone in the wreck. He broke a collarbone and severely cut his right leg.
He is out of the three week event.
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preview-boards


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


That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes ...Here's what you'll
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dissolve to boards see on NEWS-7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Talking Trash;


Lynchburg city council members make a decision when it comes to their controversial trash tags.
SUPER=77-Electronic Helpers;


Virginia's State troopers just got a little extra help..the first computer dispatch equipment is online and in their cruisers.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Primetime, goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along over on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7