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1-News-Head

Coming up on News 7 at Six,
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VO-NAT


a case of animal cruelty at the Salem Fair. We'll check in on Butch, the seven thousand pound elephant at the petting zoo.
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ANCHOR=Connie


And, hundreds gather for a PRO tobacco rally

Sports-head


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Jimmy Hensley and Stacy Compton have strong shownings in the today's truck race, you can now have breakfast with the William Byrd baseball team, let games begin again,
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VO-NAT


and the washington redskins starting quarterback; Gus Frerotte makes a big decision today; these stories in sports.
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Wx-Head
ANCHOR=Andrew


Expect some morning fog tomorrow-- Then it'll be sunny and hot!
The details and the beach forecast coming up.


Elephant-Cruelty


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


At "The New Bob Jones Petting Zoo", parked at the Salem Fair, workers want the public to know the animals there are in good hands.
That, despite an incident earlier this week, where a fair worker, 30-year-old Donnie Chaffee, a food vender, was convicted of cruelty to animals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; :


Chaffee, of Virginia Beach, was fined 200-dollars and sentenced to 90 days in jail for striking this elephant-- Butch-- several times with a section of aluminum fence.
Chaffe testified in Salem General District Court yesterday that he thought the 7000-pound elephant was going to hurt someone with his trunk.
A petting zoo attendant and witness says Butch was no threat.
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SOT 4:25:50
IN Q=He's like

((JOHN CLAUDE KIPLEY/PETTING ZOO ATTENDANT: HE'S JUST LIKE A BIG BABY, HE'S SWEET AND NEVER WOULD HURT ANYBODY. ))
SUPER=01-John Claude Kipley/Petting Zoo Attendant; :
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OUT Q=anybody.
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VO-NAT


The petting zoo's manager, Howie Reynolds, wants the public to know the animals are in good hands.
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SOT 4:21:57
IN Q=I treat my

((HOWIE REYNOLDS/PETTING ZOO MANAGER: I TREAT MY ANIMALS BETTER THAN I TREAT MYSELF. THEY GET FOOD, WATER, CLEANED UP AFTER, EVEN GET A BATH. I TAKE CARE OF THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND SACRIFICE THINGS FOR MYSELF TO MAKE SURE THESE ANIMALS ARE TAKEN CARE OF. ))
SUPER=01-Howie Reynolds/Petting Zoo Manager; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=taken care of.
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VO-NAT


Reynolds says Butch was not PHYSICALLY hurt in the incident-- but is worried the animal could become edgy with people due to the beating.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=none


Chaffe could not be located for comment.

Tobacco-Rally


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=dal
TAPE#=97-
GRAPHIC=


Hundreds of farmers from all over the country gathered today to rally for their tobacco rights.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Duffield, VA;


Most farmers say the government is taking control of a 200-year old industry that has been fine on its own.
Tobacco growers from eight states gathered at Natural Tunnel State Park near Duffield.
The gathering is a show of support for the tobacco industry.
Organizers say everyone from vendors to equipment dealers needs to join forces to survive the attack on the tobacco industry.
The President of Allies for Tobacco Incorporated says the only way for tobacco farmers to avoid economic hardships, is to stand together.
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Shuttle-Interview


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Space Shuttle


A Virginia Tech grad is flying high- -as a crew member on the latest Columbia space shuttle mission.
Yesterday, WDBJ was one of three stations in the country to interview the astronauts.
Andrew Freiden spoke to Astronaut Roger Crouch and has this story.
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SUPER=04-Last Night;: :21
SUPER=01-Roger Crouch/Payload Specialist; :37
SUPER=08-Mike Gernhart/Mission Specialist;
SUPER=@Andrew2;
RUNS=1:53
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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--
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((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
SOT 13:22

((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.))
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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.))
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Crouch now lives in Maryland, but he keeps close tabs on his alma mater in southwest Virginia.
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(( 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))


NAACP


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-41
GRAPHIC=none


Complaints of discrimination brought the Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P into discussions with the Crouse-Hinds Division of Cooper Industries.
Those meetings have apparently paid off... and both groups say the talks have been constructive.
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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;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to talk
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Employees at the Crouse-Hinds Division of Cooper Industries complained about 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.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=none


In a news release, Crouse- Hinds says the discussions with the N-Double-A-C-P were constructive.
The company says it has hired a human resources professional to improve employee relations, and an African-American supervisor.
Crouse- Hinds says it is an equal opportunity employer, and wants to create "an open, non-discriminatory atmosphere for employees of all backgrounds." Roll
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Alleghany-Forest


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-36
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Several preservation groups are taking steps to save old-growth woodland in Alleghany County.
Members of Virginians for Wilderness failed in their legal attempts to stop the U.S. Forest Service from logging in the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


Preserve Appalachian Wilderness and Shenandoah Ecosystems Defense Group have joined in the fight.
Together the three groups are trying to educate citizens on what will be lost if the 36-hundred acre tract of old-growth forest is logged.
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SOT 10:10:22
IN Q=THERE ARE TREES

((SHERMAN BAMFORD/PRESERVE APPALACHIAN WILDERNESS: THERE ARE TREES IN HERE THAT ARE 200 TO 300 PLUS YEARS OLD AND UNIQUE BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES. THERE ARE RELATIVELY FEW OF THOSE LEFT IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.))
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The court is allowing the U-S Forestry Service to log the land.
But preservationists say there are other economic opportunities that would not destroy the forest.
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SOT 10:10:07
IN Q=THERE ARE

((THERE ARE TROUT STREAMS IN HERE. IT'S THE FUTURE LOCATION OF THE ALLEGHANY TRAIL, RUNNING FROM VIRGINIA TO PENNSYLVANIA.))
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OUT Q=TO PENNSYLVANIA
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VO-NAT


The preservation groups are offering hiking tours of the old-growth forest.
It's located on Peters Mountain near Hematite, Virginia.
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Gilmore-Campaign


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore's capitalizing on current events.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from P-Gilmore 597-23; 8E-Gilmore 97-32;
Gilmore appeared at a news conference and fundraiser in Norfolk today with Republican Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee.
Thompson is a former actor, who's heading the current Senate inquiry into campaign spending.
A spokesman for Gilmore says he thinks Thompson's floating a bid for the presidency.
And with only two states electing governors this year, Virginia is a natural campaign stop.
Gilmore just campaigned with former President George Bush.
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On-Record


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#=97-39
GRAPHIC=On Record


In Virginia, more than half of all deaths each year are heart related.
And nationwide, heart attacks are the leading killer of not just men-- but women, as well...often the overlooked victims.
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IN Q=A new survey
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Surresco/Carilion Primary Care Services;
SUPER=01-Dr. Clifford Gaddy/Cardiologist; 1:07
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((
A new survey of women-- finds more than half believe mistakenly that their risk of dying of a heart attack is equal to or lower than their risk of dying of breast cancer.
In fact, women are five times more likely to die of heart attacks than breast cancer.
Often the symptoms of heart disease are different with women-- they may have chest pain, but also shortness of breath, or even an earache or a toothache.
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SOT 00:23:45
IN Q=In terms of

((DR. RICHARD SURRESCO/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF PRIMARY CARE SERVICES: IN TERMS OF DENIAL, THEY NOTORIOUSLY COME IN LATER, THEY ARE OLDER IN GENERAL WHEN THEY DO GET HEART DISEASE, AND SICKER, ALSO THE THE SYMPTOMATOLOGY IS CONSIDERABLY MORE VAGUE. STOMACH PAIN, BACK PAIN, SYMPTOMS THAT CAN NORMALLY BE ASSOCIATED WITH FLU, FATIGUE, ANXIETY OFTEN ARE THE PRESENTIVE FEATURE FOR WOMEN FOR HEART DISEASE.))
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OUT Q=for heart disease.


And officials aren't just worried about adults, at risk for heart disease.
Four million children have higher than normal blood pressure.
Up to a third of the nation's children are obese.
And 27 million kids have high cholesterol levels.
Danville Cardiologist Dr. Clifford Gaddy is calling for some lifestyle changes-- among the young.
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IN Q=Too may

((DR. CLIFFORD GADDY/CARDIOLOGIST: TOO MANY OF OUR YOUNGSTERS ARE TAKING THEMSELVES TO THE FAST FOOD COUNTERS ON A REGULAR BASIS AND ARE NOT GETTING THE FOODS THAT THEY OUGHT TO BE TAKING. SO MANY OF ARE PLAYING WITH COMPUTERS MUCH OF THE TIME, AND WATCHING TELEVISION TOO MUCH, AND NOT BEING ENGAGED IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, THAT IS IMPORTANT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Clifford Gaddy/Danville Cardiologist; :
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OUT Q=that is important.

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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=On Record


For more information on cardiac care-- prevention, diagnosis, and treatment-- join me tomorrow, for ON-RECORD, at 11 a.m.


WebWatch


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


If you're planning a summer trip, you might want to check the web before making your airline reservations.
Eric Earnhart explains why in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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IN Q=On line airline
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=E.E., News 7


(( On-line airline reservations are nothing new, but Travelocity takes the concept a little bit further.
Its fare-watcher e-mail service lets you pick up to five round trip destination, and fare-watcher keeps track of the price. Every time the fare goes up or down 25 dollars or more, fare-watcher e-mails you with the new rate.
Travelocity also helps you find the cheapest airline and itinerary for any specific destination.
It's free, but you do have to register to become a member. Expect to spend a few minutes learning the city and airline codes before actually using the site.

If you want your own domain name, but somebody already registered the "dot-com" you're after... The tiny island nation of Tonga is willing to sell you the name of your choice with the country's dot-to suffix.
Just type the name into the their search page to find out if it's available... the cost is 100 dollars for two years.

Speaking of money, you may be the winner of ten million dollars. The Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes is on the web.
Surf through a few pages of magazine or merchandise ads, and you can register for the big prize... no purchase or postage necessary... and you can enter once a day.

For links to these sites, visit WebWatch on our website... at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Commonwealth


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-34
GRAPHIC=none


Shoppers at Tanglewood Mall got a taste of the Commonwealth Games.
Organizers sponsored an exposition today to spotlight some of the games' lesser known sports.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This is the second year dance-sport has been on the schedule.
Area dancers demonstrated what a day of competition might be like.
11-thousand athletes are expected to compete in a variety of sports, but volunteers are still needed to pull off the big event.
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SOT 14:55:35
IN Q=WE'RE LOOKING FOR

((PETER LAMPMAN/VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS: WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOME MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOR CYCLING ON FRIDAY. WE NEED 10 RIDERS TO HELP FOR OUR CYCLING COMPETITION ON FRIDAY ON THE BLUE RIDGE.))
SUPER=01-Peter Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=THE BLUE RIDGE
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VO-NAT


The opening ceremony is next weekend--though competition has already begun in some sports.
Steve Mason has some of the highlights.
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S-Truck


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-37
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


Ron Hornaday won today's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Louisville 225 at the Louisville Motor Speedway in Kentucky.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY; :00


While Hornaday was the winner; a few local stars would shine today. Ridgeway's own Jimmy Hensley started from the pole.
Hensley went on to finish third. three spots back from him was Lynchburg's Stacy Compton. The truck series rookie finished 6th.
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IN Q="All

((STACY COMPTON/2ND TOP 10 FINISH OF SEASON:))
SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/2nd Top 10 Finish of Season; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...take it anytime"
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Hornaday was the races only leader. But there were 13 cautions for 65 laps on the day. Watch Rick Corelli get into Jack Sprague, who somehow manages to keep the truck in one piece.
But Hornaday would go on to win for the second straight time at Louisville; taking the checkered flag barely beating Joe Ruttman.
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IN Q="we

((RON HORNADAY/LOUISVILLE 225 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Ron Hornaday/Louisville 225 Winner; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=..last year"
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=New Hampshire


Ken Schrader will start first in tomorrow's Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt holds down the top spot after today's second round qualifying. Here's a look at 26 through 42. wipe to boards
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Trickle//29. Jeff Gordon//30. Jimmy Spencer//;
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Green//35. Ward Burton//;
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Brett Bodine//40. Robby Gordon//;
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SUPER=0107-41. Dave Marcis//42. Hut Stricklin//;
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OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
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S-Rudd


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=NEW HAMPSHIRE


Ricky Rudd qualified 18th yesterday, but he has to be considered a serious threat tomorrow based on his past performance at New Hampshire.
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IN Q="It's been a...

((RICKY RUDD/18 CAREER CUP WINS:))
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/18 Career Cup Wins; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...RACE TRACK."
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=hold New Hampshire


The New Hampshire race marks the start of the second half of the season.
The green flag waves tomorrow at one.

S-Cereal


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=high school baseball


The most popular slogan of the day; at least on cereal boxes in Vinton was not better eat your wheaties or purple hearts, green clovers or even blue diamonds; no not lucky charms either; No, it was actually the William Byrd baseball team.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Vinton; :00


The Group 2A baseball state champions spent four hours outside the Vinton Kroger selling and signing cereal boxes with a team picture on the front.
Kroger has donated a percentage of the cost to help the Terriers pay for championship rings.
The cereal covers will serve as nice souvenirs for the players and the community; which turned out in full force for championship cereal, hats and T-shirts.
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IN Q="We've

((RODNEY SPRADLIN/COACHED BYRD TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:))
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/Coached Byrd to State Championship; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...signing today"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Daleville;


The Cereal box cover seems to be a good idea. The Salem Spartan football team graced the breakfast of champion food box after they won the group 2 A football state title last season.
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S-Games


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=


While Salem and William Byrd have already celbrated championship seasons--a group of marksmen are hoping to begin theirs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


These Commonwealth Games started with a bang as shooters from all over the state tried to hit the mark at On Target in Roanoke.
Competitors of various skill levels were gunning for the gold at The Handgun Bulls-Eye match.
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IN Q=IT'S ACTUALLY THREE

((GEORGE ANDERSON/ON TARGET: IT'S ACTUALLY THREE SEPARATE MATCHES FIRED ONE CONSISTENTLY AFTER ANOTHER. THE ENDURANCE PART WOULD BE TO FIRE THREE MATCHES BACK TO BACK.))
SUPER=01-George Anderson/On Target;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=BACK TO BACK
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VO-NAT


The scores from the three matches are added together and of course the highest one wins.
The competition continues tomorrow.
If you're interested 30-bucks will get you a shot at the gold.
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S-Gus


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-16
GRAPHIC=Redskins


The signing of former Raiders quarterback Jeff Hostettler seems to have ignited a fire under current Redskins starting quarterback Gus Frerotte.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Washington D.C.;


Today; Frerotte settled on a one year, one million dollar contract with Washington. Determined not to miss any practices; Gus and his agent set a deadline of today to sign a contract. He will take part in the Skins final minicamp before the start of training camp next week.
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