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Coming up-
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News 7 links with space- talking with a Tech grad who's on the Shuttle. This exclusive interview coming up. The woman ordered NOT to own pets is back in trouble.
Plus are you getting free cable? One company says fess up now and you won't face punishment.
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A conversation tonight between News-7 and the Space Shuttle Columbia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Aboard Columbia;


News 7 links up with a Virginia Tech grad who's flying aboard Columbia.
Roger Crouch talks about his part in the space mission.
Hear this exclusive interview on News 7 at eleven.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Remember the woman ordered not to own a pet? Apparently Valery Green violated that court order. A judge sent her to jail today for 30 days.
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Contaminated soil may force some folks in Martinsville out of their homes.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Plus Patrick says a sunny weekend ahead-
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

shuttle-interview


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Virginia Tech grad is flying high- -as a crew member on the latest Columbia space shuttle mission.
Earlier tonight, Andrew Freiden had the chance to interview Astronaut Roger Crouch.
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SUPER=04-April 4; :00
SUPER=04-Tonight;: :21
SUPER=01-Roger Crouch/Payload Specialist; :37
SUPER=08-Mike Gernhart/Mission Specialist;
SUPER=@Andrew2;
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((3-2-1 bLAST OFF! )) (( Roger Crouch fulfilled a dream back in April. That's when he made his first space flight.
But that flight was cut short due to a faulty fuel cell on the space shuttle Columbia.
Now the Columbia crew is back in space.
Crouch always wanted to be a fighter pilot or an astronaut-- but colorblindness put off his plans for a while--
SOT 5:38

((ROGER CROUCH/PAYLOAD SPECIALIST: ALWAYS WANTED TO-- DIDN'T KNOW IF I'D EVER MAKE IT OR NOT, SO I'VE JUST CONTINUED TO STRIVE FOR THAT AND WENT FOR IT. SO I'M A PRETTY LUCKY GUY. ))
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butt/butt/butt
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((ROGER CROUCH/PAYLOAD SPECIALIST: AS WE SWEPT .....UNBELIEVABLE. ))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((REPORTER: WHAT'S IT LIKE THE SECOND TIME AROUND? MIKE GERNHARDT/MISSION SPECIALIST: WELL, ANDREW, IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE REFLIGHT, THE SCIENTISTS CAN TELL YOU HOW WE ARE OPTIMIZING THAT MISSION BASED ON WHAT WE LEARNED IN THE FIRST FLIGHT.))
RUNS=:18


Crouch holds a Masters degree and a Ph.D in physics from Virginia Tech.
He's an expert in micro-gravity.
He says his experiments with the growth of fire in space will eventually benefit the average person on earth.
SOT 7:48

((ROGER CROUCH/PAYLOAD SPECIALIST: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS HOW TO HAVE FIRES THAT ARE MORE EFFICIENT, THAT USE LESS FUEL, THAT PRODUCE LESS POLLUTION, IMPROVE PROCESSES ON THE GROUND.))
RUNS=:11


Crouch now lives in Maryland, but he keeps close tabs on his alma mater in SW Virginia.
SOT 8:48

(( IT'S BEEN A GREAT YEAR, THEY GOT A GUY THAT WON THE NOBLE PRIZE OUT OF THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE CHOSEN TO GO TO SPACE, ANOTHER TECH GRAD WAS CHOSEN JUST THIS YEAR. IT'S BEEN AN OUTSTANDING YEAR AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED ))
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And he hopes this shuttle mission is just as successful.
Andrew Freiden, News 7))


Mars


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


Computers on the Mars Pathfinder are working fine- but it was human error today that caused a delay.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NASA;


The pathfinder stood at attention all day waiting for orders that never came.
Because of a human miscalculation the pathfinder did not receive new instructions- so it took the day off.
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((RICHARD COOK/MARS MISSION MANAGER: AS THE TEAM JOKED LATER AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DAY, ON THE SEVENTH DAY WE DECIDED TO REST.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cook/Mars Mission Manager;
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The rest ends tonight when new orders are being sent to nudge the rover on to another rock.
Nothing lost- but a day's work.
Meanwhile exciting news on earth.
SUPER=03-Johnson Space Ctr.;


Engineers are building systems to take astronauts to Mars- A spacesuit has been developed- volunteers are testing a closed habitat that recycles its own water and air.
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Ray-Rifle


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


Do test bullets fired out of James Earl Ray's rifle match the bullet that killed Martin Luther King?
At first it seemed there were answers to that question today- Byron Pitts explains.
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SUPER=03-Memphis, TN; 00
SUPER=01-Judge Joseph Brown/Tennessee Criminal Court; 09
SUPER=01-John Campbell/Prosecutor; 42
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News; 54
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OUT Q=CBS News, Memphis."

((THE RIFLE SHOTS THAT RANG OUT IN RHODE ISLAND BACK IN MAY WERE HOPED TO SIGNAL SOME HISTORICAL TRUTH...OR AT LEAST HINT IN THAT DIRECTION. INSTEAD, THERE ARE NOW AS MANY QUESTIONS AS THERE WERE BULLETS LOADED INTO THAT NOW INFAMOUS CHAMBER.
IN A MEMPHIS COURTROOM, JUDGE JOE BROWN BEGAN THE PROCEEDINGS WITH RESULTS THAT SOUNDED PROMISING AT FIRST. JUDGE JOSEPH BROWN/TN CRIMINAL COURT:
BUT ATTORNEYS FOR JAMES EARL RAY WEREN'T SATISFIED. THEY NOT ONLY WANT EVEN MORE TESTS TO BE DONE, BUT THEY ALSO WANT TO DUST OFF THE TEST BULLETS FIRED BY THE FBI BACK IN THE LATE 60'S AND 70'S TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY SIMILARITIES. IN SHORT, THERE'S NOTHING NEW YET.
JUDGE JOE BROWN AT TIMES TOOK OVER THESE PROCEEDINGS...ASKING MORE QUESTIONS OF THE WITNESSES THAN THE ATTORNEYS ON EITHER SIDE. CLEARLY FRUSTRATING TO STATE PROSECUTORS WHO PREDICTED ALL ALONG, THE TESTS WOULD SHOW NOTHING NEW.
JOHN CAMPBELL/PROSECUTOR: IT'S THE SAME THING WE KNEW LAST YEAR, TEN YEARS AGO, TWENTY YEARS AGO. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, MEMPHIS.))


NAACP


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double A-C-P says its discussions with one local employer have been productive.
But leaders of the group also say they will continue to monitor complaints of discrimination at Crouse-Hinds.
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IN Q=And I think

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AND I THINK WHERE WE ARE NOW IS A WHOLE LOT FURTHER THAN WE WERE FOUR MONTHS AGO, AND THAT'S LARGELY DUE TO A WILLINGNESS ON EVERYBODY'S PART TO DIALOGUE, TO TALK.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
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OUT Q=to talk
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Employees at the Crouse-Hinds Division of Cooper Industries had complained of problems with promotions, discipline and occupational safety.
N-Double-A-C-P leaders met with company officials, and president Martin Jeffrey says their discussions have laid the foundation for productive change.
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IN Q=We have suggested that what is needed

((WE HAVE SUGGESTED THAT WHAT IS NEEDED IS A STRONGER COMMITMENT TO MANAGEMENT TRAINING, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA OF SENSITIVITY, DIVERSITY TRAINING.))
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OUT Q=diversity training.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


The N-Double A-C-P also hopes the company will reconsider some terminations and create an employee committee to review internal complaints.

Green


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


She's the former animal breeder who's not supposed to own pets anymore.
But Valery Green apparently violated that court order- and now she'll spend time behind bars.
Green was convicted of contempt of court- and sent to jail for 30 days.
It was just this past March Green was convicted of animal abuse.
As (TONE-ya) Tonya Flory reports even Green's friends believe she won't give up.
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SOT 11:58:59
IN Q= Oh, yay
SUPER=01-Wanda Wyrick/Prosecution Witness; :00
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Jessica Stella/Private Investigator; :20
SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Animal Advocate; :34 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth Attorney; :38
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SOT 11:58:59
IN Q= Do you think

((OH YAY, DEFINITELY. IT MAY NOT BE HERE, BUT SHE'LL DO IT AGAIN OR SHE'LL HAVE SOMEBODY DOING IT FOR HER AGAIN.))
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OUT Q=for her again

The Commonwealth's attorney played video and audio tapes of Green talking about owning felines after she was ordered not to purchase any animals. The evidence was gathered by a private investigator. But she says her surveillance job isn't over yet...
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((YAY, I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HER))
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Humane Society investigators say they were first alerted that Green was back in business when they received a call from someone who saw her buying cat food.
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((SHE'S USING THE ANIMALS AS A MONEY MAKING PROFIT FOR HER AND I BELIEVE SHE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT))
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OUT Q= to do that
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SOT 11:52:10
IN Q= I think, clearly

((I THINK, CLEARLY THAT SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE THE CATS IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THESE ANIMALS AND PROBABLY WON'T UNTIL NEXT WEEK))
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OUT Q= until next week



Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Some Martinsville residents are afraid contaminated soil could force them to move, when we return we'll hear what the E-P-A has to say,
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and if anyone is watching this broadcast on stolen cable, be warned Cox Cable is looking for you.
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wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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M'ville-Contamination


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


When some Martinsville residents noticed a black shiny film on their local water, they called the Environmental Protection Agency.
Now the E-P-A says there might be enough dangerous chemicals in the soil to move these people out.
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SOT 1:08:21
IN Q=We found

((FELICIA DAILEY/EPA: WE FOUND SOME CONTAMINANTS HERE, SOME THAT WE EXPECTED TO FIND, AND THEY'RE AT LEVELS OF CONCERN, BUT NOT AT LEVELS THAT MAKE IT A RAGING EMERGENCY AT THIS POINT.))
SUPER=01-Felicia Dailey/Enviromental Protection Agency
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OUT Q=at this point
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SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The E-P-A is drilling on Smith Lake Road for the second week.
This time, they're using new and more advanced equipment.
The D-E-Q earlier found small quantities of chemicals that could be dangerous in found in larger quantities.
It says since that finding, the landowner has continued to build homes while resisting requests for additional testing.
Residents say they say foam on the water running down this hill and a shiny black film.
The source of the contaminants remains a mystery, but E-P-A results should be available in about a month.
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Campbell-Deputy


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Campbell County sheriff's deputy is charged as a "peeping Tom" after an incident Thursday morning.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Authorities were called to the Lighthouse Apartment complex early yesterday by a woman who told them a man was looking in her bedroom window.
The resident identified the man as 26-year old Timothy Eric Bradley who is a corrections officer at the Campbell County jail.
Bradley also lives at the subdivision.
Police have charged him with peeping into an occupied dwelling.
Bradley's been suspended with pay while an investigation is done.
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US-Airways


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=U.S. Airways


The U-S Airways maintenance station in Roanoke is closing for good March first.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 8


The 108 machinists who work there were already put on notice a couple of months ago that Roanoke's aircraft maintenance station would be phased-out over the next year.
This week U-S Airways revealed the March date.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=US Airways


U-S Airways' ROANOKE station is the smallest in the system. The airline is also closing its maintenance shop in Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Cox-Theft


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


More and more people are stealing cable service-
That's prompting Cox Communications to crack down on customers who don't pay.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Cox is launching a theft amnesty program--
If you've received service for free you can turn yourself in without facing ANY penalties.
General Manager Gretchen Shine says those who don't admit they are using a cable service for free will eventually be caught.
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SOT 14:26:15
IN Q=After August 31st

((GRETCHEN SHINE/COX GENERAL MANAGER: AFTER AUGUST 31ST WE'RE GOING TO CONDUCT AN EXTENSIVE HOME BY HOME AUDIT OF OUR SYSTEM AND BY HOME BY HOME I MEAN THAT THERE'S A PEDESTAL IN FRONT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD OR A PERSON'S HOME AND OUT OF THE PEDESTAL..THE WIRES SERVICING THE HOME ARE MARKED. SO WE KNOW WHO IS NOT RECEIVING CABLE SERVICE AND WHO IS ))
SUPER=01-Gretchen Shine/Cox Communications General Mgr.;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=service and who is
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VO-NAT


The amnesty program runs from now until August 31st.
To take advantage call Cox Cable at 776-3848.
If you don't fess up and you're caught stealing cable you could face a
felony charge-- up to five years in jail--- and a maximum fine of 25-hundred

dollars.
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Crenshaw


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw


Folks at Crenshaw Electronics and Appliance say don't count the store out out just yet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday;


Crenshaw abruptly closed Wednesday for the second time in a month, posting a hand-written sign on the door.
An employee who answered the phone at the store today said Crenshaw has bought back the merchandise that a finance company re-possessed in June.
He predicted the store will re-open no later than the week-after next.
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Tease#2



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Coming up next on the newscast, Meals on Wheels hopes a federal grant will put it on a roll,
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and we'll have the happy ending as a Florida family is finally reunited with its roving Rover.
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Comm#2



Ireland


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


Violence has broken out in Belfast, Northern Ireland-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Belfast, N. Ireland;

on the eve of Protestant marches in catholic areas.
A gunmen fired about 20 shots - wounding three British soldiers and two police officers-
The attackers also threw a grenade at the security officers before driving off.
None of the injuries is life threatening.
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Meals-Wheels


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


The U-S Department of Health and Human Services is beefing up Roanoke's Meals on Wheels program.
The Star City is one of 20 programs, in the country picked to start "Morning Meals on Wheels."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The League of Older American delivers lunch to about 450 valley residents.
The agency says the pilot program will serve about half of their clients.
It'll target senior citizens at high nutritional risk, who don't have family support or the money for food.
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IN Q=IT'S JUST SIGNIFICANT

((SUSAN WILLIAMS/LOA: IT'S JUST SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNOW IS THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OF HIGH NUTRITION RISK IN THE AREA WE SERVE. SO WE'RE VERY GLAD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THIS ADDITIONAL NUTRITION PROGRAM.))
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ANCHOR=Jean

SSHOLD
The program will start in August and run for six months.
L-O-A officials hope this leads to a national breakfast program for senior citizens.
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SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Patchy Fog/56-60/Mostly/Sunny/80-83;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Patchy Fog/56-60/Mostly/Sunny/82-86;
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lots of golf, qualifying, baseball and football stuff coming your way on this Friday night.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Mets vs. Braves; :00


And don't look away!
Tonight in Atlanta at the Braves-Mets game , Todd Pratt swung at this Tom Glavine pitch, missed and threw his bat 20 rows deep in the seats.
And it hit a fan right in the face bloodying his nose!
Now the digits.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0093-/Salem/2/j/Lynchburg/7//Seven Straight Over Salem/;
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SUPER=0105-j/Princeton/13//Danville/5////Martinsville/4/j/Kingsport/7//Bluefield Tops Pulaski 4-3/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Texas/0//Seattle/2/3//j/Toronto/8//Boston/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Detroit/0/j/New York/3///j/Cleveland/5//Minnesota/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
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A's -LATE/;
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to 9 and 5/;
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Dodgers -LATE/;
SUPER=x5032;
SUPER=0114-/Utah Starzz/61//L.A. Sparks/66/2/3:50 Left In Game/;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=....last score."
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take a break!!

S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


We begin the Friday edition of News 7 sports with something a little different as we head over to Starkey field in Roanoke County for the special playoff game between the Cave Spring American League and Clifton Forge.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


The 15 and under boy's game with a trip to the state tournament one the line attracted a big crowd.
In the bottom of the first Cave Spring got two runs, the second coming as a hustling Kevin Griffin comes home on the wild pitch sliding safely in head first.
Clifton Forge found itself down 6-to-nothing in the third before it finally scratched the board.
Ben Craft's hit to left field plates SUPER=34-Cave Spring/11/Clifton

Forge/1/15 & Under Playoff; Derek Cantrell to make it 6-to-1.
But the Cave Spring American League all-stars win it 11 to 1 to advance to the state tournament.
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S-Lee


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-15
GRAPHIC=Womens state amateur


This turned out to be a big day for Salem's Lee Shirley as she became the first Roanoke Valley woman to capture two state amateur titles.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayers take us to the Cascades for the final match of the week.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/1997 Women's Amateur Champion; :08
SUPER=01-Amy Ellertson/Finished Second; 1:20
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:30
RUNS=1:38
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold womens amateur


Peggy Woodward beat Chris Epperly to win the Senior Amateur title on the Homestead course.

S-Women


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=LPGA


On the LPGA scene there will be no three peat for two time defending US Open champ Annika Sorenstam.
She missed the cut today with an 8 over two day total.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Cornelius, OR/ESPN; :00


The leader at the halfway point is Alison Nicholas of Britain.
She is 6 under through 36 holes and one stroke in front of Kelly Robins, Nancy Lopez, and Lisolette Neumann.
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S-Seniors


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-10
GRAPHIC=seniors tour


The Senior's Players Championship is taking place in Dearborn, Michigan this weekend at another one of those Nicklaus designer courses.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/ESPN; :00


And the designer, Jack himself, is indeed in the hunt.
Today he shot a five under 67 to move to eight under par through 36 holes.
He's just one shot behind leader Larry Gilbert who stands at 9 under after coming through with a 68 today.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LOGO


J.C. Snead shot his second straight 74 today. He at four over heading into the weekend.

S-Chip


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN


Chip Sullivan missed the cut at the Quad City Classic PGA event today in Coal Valley, Illinois.
Chip followed up yesterday's one over 71 with a three over 73 today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Coal Valley, IL; :00


The cut ended up being even par which is 140.
This Sullivan is playing well. Mike Sullivan shot his second straight 67.
He's three shots behind leader Keith Fergus at the turn.
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S-NASCAR


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
SS=NEW HAMPSHIRE


Winston Cup qualifying today in New Hampshire produced a few head spinning results.
For starters Jeff Gordon failed to make the top 25, qualifying 29th.
Dale Earnhardt was justa little better qualifying 26th.
Both were light years behind surprise pole winner Ken Schrader. Here's the entire top 25.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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SUPER=0107-1. Ken Schrader/129.429/2. Bobby Hamilton//3. Ricky Craven//4. Chad

Little//5. Dale Jarrett//;
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SUPER=0107-6. Steve Grissom//7. Kyle Petty//8. John Andretti//9. Jerry

Nadeau//10. Terry Labonte//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-11. Ernie Irvan//12. Rusty Wallace//13. Sterling Marlin//14. Geoff

Bodine//15. Jeff Burton//;
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SUPER=0107-16. Mark Martin//17. Bobby Labonte//18. Ricky Rudd//19. Joe

Nemechek//20. Darrell Waltrip//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-21. David Green//22. Jeremy Mayfield//23. Bill Elliott//24. Rick

Mast//25. Ted Musgrave//;
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OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still coming your way tonight, football news concerning former Hokie Ray Crittenden,
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VO-NAT eng#


plus, Juwan Howard unveils the new uniforms for the Washington Wizards, and the Bullets bite the dust.
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S-Wizards


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=NBA


The former Washington Bullets announced they would changes names and logos more than a year ago, and
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Landover,MD;:00


this afternoon Juwan Howard, finally unveiled the new duds for the Washington Wizards.
The team name will officially take effect next season, but club officials are hoping their new uniforms will generate plenty of sales over the summer.
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wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S-Chargers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/Last July; :00


And the San Diego Chargers signed NFL journeyman Ray Crittenden to a one year contract today.
The former three sports star at Virginia Tech was in the Panthers' camp last summer, and before that he spent time in New England.
His arrival gives the Chargers two Hokie receivers as Crittenden joins Bryan Still.
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A family thought they'd never see their dog again-
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SUPER=03-Palm Bay, FL;


The Myers were moving from Michigan to Florida in their mobile home- when Rugrat slipped out at a rest stop.
The family didn't realize until 30 miles down Interstate 95.
The Myers went back- could not find Ruggy and reluctantly continued on.
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((I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. I THOUGHT HE WAS GONE FOREVER.)) ((I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK. I COULDN'T BEAR TO LOSE HIM EVER FOR ONE NIGHT.))
SUPER=07-Leah Myer; 00 quick!
SUPER=07-Matt Myer; 05 quick!
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OUT Q=EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT."
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Enter the Maury's. They found Rugrat- picked him up- and left their name at the rest stop.
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((I KNOW HOW I WOULD FEEL IF I LOST MY PET, BAD.)) ((I DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO IT. I FIGURED THE SAFEST THING TO DO WAS BRING IT TO FLORIDA.))
SUPER=07-Diane Morey; 00 quick!
SUPER=07-Jim Morey; 05
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=IT TO FLORIDA.
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The Myers called the rest stop- contacted the Maurys-
Amazingly both lived in Palm Bay Florida-
The Myers and Rugrat are together again. (----------------)