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ANCHOR=Jean
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Coming up-
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Rack and Sack SACKS its workers and closes its doors tonight-
Will Lynchburg trash its trash tags and pick up garbage for free. A decision tonight.
Plus a warning- a popular diet drug could be dangerous.
Plus one man wants to sell you some land- 119 million miles away.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening.
Rack and Sack grocery store- sacks its employees and closes down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees got just one hour's notice that the store is closing and they're out of a job.
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;

An Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina this afternoon killing all eight soldiers on board.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A car going nearly 80 miles an hour crashes near a Roanoke playground- killing the car's driver.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Plus more antics in court today from convicted killer Michael Knowles-
Knowles was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Rack-Sack


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Employees and customers are shocked tonight- A local grocery store shuts down-- letting all of its employees go with practically no notice.
Stacey Martin explains what happened.
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IN Q=The Rack and Sack
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Heather Adkins/Former Rack and Sack Employee; :22
SUPER=01-Ann Perrin/Former Rack and Sack Customer; :42
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((The Rack and Sack store near Valley View Mall closed its doors permanantly at 6 p-m.
An hour earlier, employees at the store were called to an emergency mandatory staff meeting.
They were all terminated and told the store would be shutting down.
One employee said management blamed the closing on poor sales.
But, the news was a surprise to almost everyone.
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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. ))
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Some customers were caught up in the closing as management shut the doors refusing to let people in.
Remaining shoppers bought their groceries and strolled off while would-be customers were turned away by a security guard.
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IN Q=I drive over

((ANN PERRIN/FORMER RACK AND SACK CUSTOMER: I DRIVE OVER HERE FROM SOUTHWEST COUNTY BECAUSE I PAY HALF FOR GROCERIES THAN WHAT I PAY ELSEWHERE.))
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OUT Q=I pay elsewhere


Management is refusing to make any comments at this time, referring all questions to corporate headquarters.
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IN Q=As this sign

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: AS THIS SIGN POINTS OUT THE ONLY SHOPPERS THEY WERE LETTING IN ARE CUSTOMERS FOR DRUG EMPORIUM LOCATED INSIDE RACK AND SACK. THAT STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JULY 22ND. STACEY MARTIN NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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Trash-Tags


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


An effort to dump Lynchburg's trash tag system narrowly failed during tonight's city council meeting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Councilman Robert Garber argued the city could easily afford to offer its residents free trash pickup.
But Garber's motion to repeal the trash tags failed by a 4 to 3 vote.
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SOT 11:20:00
IN Q=My biggest concern

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT IF WE ELIMINATE THE TAG SYSTEM AND DO NOT REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING THAT ENCOURAGES RECYCLING, THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE A TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF WASTE THAT GOES INTO THE LANDFILL, THEREFORE SHORTENING THE LIFE OF THE LANDFILL.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
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OUT Q=of the landfill.
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Council instead voted to reduce the cost of the trash DECALS from 50 dollars to 40 a year- the decals are attached to residents' garbagE can.
Garber says he doesn't plans to bring up the issue again.
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SOT 11:29:25
IN Q=Well I think

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WELL, I THINK EVERYBODY'S HAD ENOUGH OF IT FOR A WHILE. I THINK WITH THE CURRENT CITY COUNCIL, WE GOT WHAT WE GOT, IF PEOPLE WANT TO GET RID OF IT THEN THEY NEED TO SEND SOME MORE PEOPLE THAT WILL VOTE TO GET RID OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
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OUT Q=get rid of it.
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The new decal prices will take effect October 1st.
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Knowles


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Knowles


Montgomery County Circuit Court came to a halt this morning when a convicted murderer tried to stab himself with a sharpened pencil before he was sentenced to life in prison.
This is the second time Michael Knowles has attempted to hurt himself in the courtroom.
Teresa Hamilton was there.
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SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :41
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IN Q=Do you

((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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Knowles' attorney Max Jenkins says he wasn't too surprised by this latest incident.
Knowles pulled a similar stunt during his jury trial last month when he attempted to cut his throat with part of a disposable razor.
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23:05:33
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((MAX JENKINS/KNOWLES' ATTORNEY:I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE PENCIL CAME FROM, I SURE DON'T. ))
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take su
Sheriff Doug Marrs is equally puzzled by what happened.
He says Knowles was strip searched before being brought into the courtroom. end su
Marrs believes Knowles either found the pencil lying on a desk-- or possibly found one in a holding cell.
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23:19:26
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IN Q=There's

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF: THERE'S ONE PLACE THAT WE FOUND THAT WAS UNDER A COMMODE, WHERE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET A MIRROR, WHERE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK, IT'S A CREVICE, YOU KNOW WHERE IT BOLTS OT THE FLOOR AND THAT'S THE ONLY THING WE CAN POSSIBLY THINK. ))
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OUT Q=possibly think.


Whatever the case-- one thing is certain-- security is being tightened in terms of razors.
Whenever a disposal razor is given to a inmate-- it has to be turned back over to authorities.
Marrs believes Knowles may have smuggled the razor into the courtroom by concealing it inside his mouth with chewing gum.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.))

Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A speeding car crashed in a northwest Roanoke neighborhood this morning, killing the driver.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say the car was traveling at least 76 miles an hour on the residential street.
But witnesses say it was closer to 100.
The car sideswiped a utility pole, spun out of control and hit a second pole with such force it pulled it out of the ground.
The driver, 29-year old Ronald William Smith died at the scene. Police say he was driving on a suspended license.
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SOT 9:54:19
IN Q=I just seen him

((PAUL WASHINGTON/NEIGHBOR; I JUST SEEN HIM FLYING DOWN, COMING DOWN THROUGH THERE FLYING. I KNOW IT'S BOUND TO HAVE BEEN 85-100 MILES AN HOUR, THING ABOUT IT, MOST EVERY AFTERNOON THEY'RE COMING DOWN THROUGH THIS WAY FLYING. HAD YOU SEEN THIS CAR DO THIS BEFORE? YEA, YES I HAVE. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Washington/Neighbor;
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OUT Q=yes I have
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The victim's sister disputes that.
Jo Ann Smith tells News 7 she owns the car, and her brother was driving it for the first time.
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Chopper-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Chopper Crash


Army Investigators are on their way
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;

to the site of a chopper crash at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The blackhawk helicopter went down this afternoon- killing all eight soldiers aboard.
Charred wreckage is now strew across a remote thickly wooded corner of Fort Bragg.
The weather was clear and calm when the chopper crashed- no word on the cause of the accident.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
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When News 7 at 11 returns, groundbreaking for the smart road brings both cheers and jeers in Blacksburg,
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and we'll tell you why the threat of heart damage has the F-D-A concerned about a popular diet drug.
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Fen-Phen


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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It's a drug combination that brings the hope of losing weight-
But now a Mayo Clinic study warns fen-phen can cause serious heart and lung damage.
Liz Mullin 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
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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. Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))

Fundraising


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net C
GRAPHIC=NONE


Was Democratic fundraising for last year's presidential campaign illegal?
Senators are hoping to answer that at hearings that began today..
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The long list of allegations includes money laundering and illegal contributions from China.
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((SEN. FRED THOMPSON/R- TENNESSEE: MANY BELIEVES BELIEVES THAT HIGH LEVEL CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CRAFTED A PLAN TO INCREASE CHINA'S INFLUENCE OVER THE U.S. POLITICAL PROCESS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Fred Thompson/(R) Tennessee;
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OUT Q=political process.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Today a holdout witness offered testimomy in exchange for immunity.
John (Wong) Huang says he'll answer allegations he was a spy-
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((SEN. JOHN GLENN/D- OHIO: HE WILL RESPOND TO ANY QUESTIONS THE COMMITTEE MAY ASK ON ANY ASPECT OF OUR INVESTIGATION. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Glenn/(D) Ohio;
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OUT Q=our investigation.
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Huang raised more than 3 million for the democrats last year-
Half was returned because of suspicions over where the money came from.
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Kennedy


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Michael Kennedy is no longer facing charges of having sex with a babysitter when she was underage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Massachusetts District Attorney dropped the investigation saying the woman wasn't cooperating.
The son of the late Robert F. Kennedy is apologizing to the family of the teen-ager.
Kennedy says he'll do all he can to make up for his mistakes.
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Howell


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Henry Howell


A three-time loser for governor, who fought the good fight for the heart of the Virginia Democratic party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


That's how Henry Howell is being remembered one day after his death at home in Norfolk.
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SOT
IN Q=I want to expand

((HENRY HOWELL: I WANT TO EXPAND THE RIGHT WING AND THE LEFT WING AND I WANT TO SEE THIS EAGLE, THE VICTORY PARTY FOR VIRGINIA, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, FLY HIGH IN THE SKY, AND I ASK YOU. LET'S DO IT. ))
SUPER=07-Henry Howell;
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OUT Q=let's do it.
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VO-NAT


Howell served as lieutenant governor from 1971 to '74 and made three unsuccessful bids for governor.
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SOT 14:11:19
IN Q=He was the

((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR: HE WAS THE BRIDGE. AT LEAST IN TERMS OF ENDING THE OLD SEGREGATIONIST, THE ANTI-BLACK, THE ANTI-JEW, THE ANTI-WOMAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT RULED VIRGINIA AND THE SOUTH FOR YEARS. FOR 50 YEARS WITH AN IRON GRIP. AND HE WAS SORT OF THE LEAD DOG ON THE SLED. HE WAS THE GUY OUT FRONT, TOOK ALL THE HITS.))
SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Former Va. Democratic Party Chair;
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OUT Q=all the hits.
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Howell fought what he called the "big boys" of industry, and gave a voice to women and minorities in his party.
He died at age 76.
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Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


A vocal minority mixing with a quiet majority marked groundbreaking for the smart road today.
Len Besthoff was there.
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SUPER=@Allen; :25
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you what animal groups want to do to raise both money and awareness,
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and if you're looking for a real estate bargain, we'll tell you about a man selling land for just pennies an acre.
but there is a catch ..it's on Mars.
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Animal-Plates


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Dogs and cats make for cute pets but big problems for local communities when it comes to animal overpopulation.
But, the Prevent A Litter Coalition is trying to cut down on the pet surplus by pushing Animal Friendly license plates.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


The tags feature a cat and dog.
And, the group hopes money from the sale of the plates will help reduce animal overpopulation in the Commonwealth.
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((LINDA ALBERT/SALEM ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: ACCORDING TO THE PREVENT A LITTER COALITION 150,000 ARE SURRENDERED EVERY YEAR TO SHELTERS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. I DON'T KNOW THE ESTIMATE OF HOW MANY WERE PUT TO SLEEP BUT I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE IN THE CITY OF SALEM.))
SUPER=01-Linda Albert/Salem Animal Control Officer;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=city of Salem.
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VO-NAT


Here, the animal shelter took in one thousand- 45 dogs like these last year and of that number almost 400 were killed.
Now, these animal officers are working to help PAL reach its statewide goal.
Area animal officers are hoping to get 350 orders needed by the Department of Motor Vehicles before the plates can go into production.
After one thousand plates are sold- 15 dollars from future Animal Friendly tag sales will go to local animal shelters.
They'll in turn use the money to help owners spay and neuter dogs and cats.
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Mars-Estate


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net h
GRAPHIC=None


While it can be said that the Pathfinder has gone where no man has gone before, it still can't lay claim to the land it sits on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mars;


A Northern California businessman says he owns Mars AND all the other planets in this solar system.
He's even selling off plots.
SUPER=03-Rio Vista, CA;


Dennis Hope says he has owned the planets for over 16 years, ever since he registered a claim under the Homestead Act of 1862.
He says since no other claims were filed and no one protested, the planets are his... and they're for sale.
And since Pathfinder landed, business couldn't be better.
Requests are coming in from all over the world.
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SOT CBS FEED 15:38:53
IN Q=I have

(( ))
SUPER=01-Cindy Gomez/Lunar Embassy
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= pass on to my grandchildren
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Hope says the property is the biggest bargain in the galaxy.
For only 20 dollars you can buy two thousand acres of prime Martian real estate complete with a deed.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=MLB ALL STAR


Let's head to Cleveland for the major league all-star game where the American League stars beat the Nationals 3 to 1.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX; :00


Larry Walker finally got to face Randy Johnson. And after watching a fastball fly over his head, Walker switched sides of the plate and turned his hat around backwards.
That was a joke, but this wasn't. The Mariners' Edgar Martinez rips a solo homer off Greg Maddux in the bottom of the second to make it 1-to-nothing.
The AL also got some great defensive help. Look at Cal Ripken Junior with the barehanded pickup an throw to first.
The national stars finally tied the game in the 7th as the Braves Jave Lopez hit a solo homer in his first ever all-star at bat.
SUPER=35-American League/3/National League/1/Alomar Named MVP;


But in the bottom of the 7th, hometown hero Sandy Alomar put the AL stars back on top with a two run homer.
The American League wins it 3 to 1.
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S-Irvan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=ERNIE IRVAN


The split between Ernie Irvan and Robert Yates racing has been rumored for months.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April; 00


Yesterday afternoon the rumors became truth 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.
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WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S-Julius


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 21st; :00


The early speculation is that Irvan is now one of the top candidates to become the inaugural driver for the new team owned by Joe Washington and Julius Erving.
Washington-Erving motorsports will field both BUsch and Cup cars starting next season.
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S-Celts


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=NBA


Speaking of the Doctor and hoops, the Boston Celtics were thrilled to death yesterday to have acquired the services of center Travis Knights.
The seven footer left LA because he was tired of playing behind Shaq.
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((TRAVIS KNIGHT/BOSTON CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Travis Knight/Boston Center; :00
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=nba


Knight also got a seven year $22 million dollar contract to leave LA for BOston.

S-AAU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=AAU


The Dell Curry Stars, the area's 15 and under boy's team won again today beating Mississippi 59-36.
The Stars are 3 and OH in the national tournament in Kingsport, Tennessee. The team advances to the winners bracket tomorrow. The Stars are one of 44 teams remaining out of the 89 squads that started the event.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, a bad crash in the Tour De france today,
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plus it's still not too late to participate in the Commonwealth Games which get into full swing next weekend.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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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SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996-97 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Entering 3rd Year with Express; :08
SUPER=@Steve1; :38
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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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S-France


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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 yesterday'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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S-Games


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth games


The Commonwealth Games officially begin July 18th with the opening ceremonies at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


And while next Friday might mark the games commencement, some of the sports like swimming, have already started. With over 10 thousand athletes expected to participate in this summer's games - chaos has set in just 10 days before the official start.
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((STUART ISRAEL/VAS MARKETING DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Stuart Israel/VAS Marketing Director; :00
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Basketball has attracted the most attention from potential Commonwealth Games participants. Hoops, like several other popular sports - could use additional volunteers.
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((PETE LAMPMAN/VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports President; :00
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Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


Architecture students from around the world are in central Virginia this week. They're learning from the buildings and designs of Thomas Jefferson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


They students are of Britain's Prince of Wales Summer School in architecture, which is focusing this year on preservation of historic homes.
The students were impressed with the techniques used by craftsmen restoring Jefferson's Poplar Forest estate.
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IN Q=I'd like to

((LOUISE WALKER/GREAT BRITAIN: I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE PROJECTS LIKE THIS IN THE U.K. UNFORTUNATELY THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A LOT OF PROJECTS AROUND THAT DO THIS SORT OF THING. I THINK THIS IS FAIRLY UNIQUE IN ITS IDEAS AND FUNDING AND THAT SORT OF THING.)) ((RICHARD JOHN/PRINCE OF WALES ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL: I THINK THESE ARE TRANSFERABLE, ALMOST UNIVERSAL VALUES. IT'S NOT ABOUT COPYING A PARTICULAR STYLE BUT ABOUT UNDERSTANDING THE TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES, WHICH AS YOU SAY, CAN BE APPLIED ELSEWHERE.))
SUPER=01-Louise Walker/Great Britain; :00
SUPER=01-Richard John/Prince of Wales Architecture School; :13
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OUT Q=be applied elsewhere.
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Those taking part are architecture students, engineers, town planners and even one biologist.
After two weeks in Charlottesville, the students will spend time in Washington, D-C and Berkeley, California. (----------------)