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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=Here's what's next

((HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE PILOT OF AN AIRBORNE EXPRESS PLANE THAT CRASHED IN GILES COUNTY MAY HAVE MADE AN ERROR BUT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE COMPANY'S TRAINING PROGRAM IS ALSO TO BLAME FOR THE FATAL ACCIDENT. THE WORLD HAS DEFINITELY LOST A GENIUS. HE'LL DEFINITELY BE A LEGEND BECAUSE HE'S CREATED SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS. THE LATEST ON THE MURDER OF FASHION DESIGNER GIANNI VERSACE TODAY-- POLICE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER-- ONE OF THE F-B-I'S MOST WANTED FUGITIVES.))
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OUT Q=most wanted fugitives




top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's TUESDAY July 15th--
Our top story--
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SOT 2:11:37
IN Q=They were just

((BUDDY RATCLIFF/SUSPECT'S FATHER: THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD AS THEY COULD BE. THEY LISTENED, THEY MINDED, THEY WAS WELL-MANNERED, AND I ASKED THEM TO DO IT, THEY DID IT.))
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OUT Q=they did it
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VO-NAT


Four young people suspected in a Georgia murder case spent time with a Henry County family.
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P-Atlanta-Murders


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tte/sly
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=News 7 Prime Time


Good evening I'm Connie Stevens, you're watching News 7 Prime Time on WEFC.
SS=Murder Investigation


Two of the young suspects, a 17 year old girl and 15 year old boy, were formally charged today in Atlanta.
The father of one of the teenagers accused in the murder says he was surprised when his son showed up at his Henry County home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.


Buddy Ratcliff admits he has not played much of a role in his son's life--19 year old Wayne Curtis Shaw is one of four young people arrested over the weekend, accused in a robbery and murder near Atlanta.
Ratcliff says police went overboard when they came to his home searching for the suspects.
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SOT 2:10:35
IN Q=I offered to open the door

((BUDDY RATCLIFF/SUSPECT'S FATHER: I OFFERED TO OPEN THE DOOR. THEY SAID NO THEY'RE GOING TO KICK THE DOOR IN. THEY RUN AROUND THE BACK OF THE HOUSE WHERE MY WIFE HAD JUST GOT DONE -- MY GIRLFRIEND HAD JUST GOT DONE WATERING THE DOGS AND MY LITTLE FOUR YEAR OLD AND TEN YEAR OLD AND HELD THEM AT GUNPOINT.)) LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I WAS PRESENT WHEN THEY WENT THERE. I SAW NO EXCESSIVE FORCE, NOTHING BUT PROPER POLICE TECHNIQUES. I THINK SOME OF THE THINGS HE'S MADE CLAIMS ABOUT, GUNS BEING POINTED AT PEOPLE AND ALL, ARE EXAGGERATED.))
SUPER=01-Buddy Ratcliff/Suspect's Father;
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :14
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=exaggerated
Anchor=Connie
SS=None


Another of Ratcliff's sons, Michael Stokes, was arrested recently and charged with breaking into a house and shooting at the homeowner.

P-Versace


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


This morning's murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace in front of his Miami Beach home has taken another twist.
The F-B-I says its only suspect is suspected serial killer-- 27-year-old Andrew Philip (Cu-NAN-in) Cunanan.
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SOT
IN Q=Cunanan is known
SUPER=01-Richard Barreto/Miami Beach Police Chief; :00
SUPER=03-Miami Beach, FL; :15
SUPER=01-Paul Philip/FBI Special Agent; :30
SUPER=04-January 1994; :41
SUPER=01-Jimet Cardona/Versace Model; 1:19
RUNS=0:00
OUT Q=not even enough



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SOT 21:00:57
IN Q=Cunanan is known

((CUNANAN IS KNOWN TO BE A MALE PROSTITUTE WHO SERVICES AFFLUENT CLIENTELE. CUNANAN IS WELL-EDUCATED, WELL DRESSED, AND VERY ARTICULATE. CUNANAN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS AND ARMED AT THIS TIME.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=at this time.


Police found a truck nearby that 27-year-old Cunanan allegedly stole from his last suspected victim.
Cunanan is wanted for four murders in three states-- he's on the FBI's list of top ten fugitives.
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SOT 21:01:56
IN Q=The question was

((THE QUESTION WAS IS IT ALWAYS SO THAT HE HAS A RELATIONSHIP THAT HE'S ALLEGED TO HAVE KILLED AND THAT'S NOT ALWAYS SO, AND WE CAN'T SAY WHETHER THERE WAS A RELATIONSHIP OR WHETHER IT WAS A RANDOM ACT OR WHATEVER. ))
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OUT Q=act or whatever.


Gianni Versace spent his life surrounded by beauty, but his death was quick and ugly.
One of the world's premier fashion designers, he was murdered assassination style right in front of his art deco villa in Miami Beach.
He'd just walked home after picking up a newspaper at this nearby cafe, and probably never saw the killer coming.
At age 50, Versace had reached the top of the fashion world.
His runway shows were glittering events-- featuring the world's top celebrity models.
His shops in London and New York are showplaces for his ready-to-wear fashions.
His murder is a shock to the fashion world, and to the sunny community he called home.
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SOT 20:02:40
IN Q=

((JIMET CARDONA, VERSACE MODEL, I HOPE THEY CATCH WHOEVER DID THIS AND I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL, AND THAT'S NOT EVEN ENOUGH.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=not even enough.




P-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


There have been no arrests yet in a murder early this morning in Lynchburg.
31-year old Steven Waddell Withers was found shot to death near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets around 1:45 a-m.
Witnesses reported hearing two bursts of gunfire.
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SOT 1:17:35
IN Q=Me and a

((TERESA FARMER/HEARD GUNSHOTS: ME AND A FRIEND, MICHELLE FRANKLIN, WAS SITTING UP THERE IN FRONT OF MY MOTHER'S HOUSE AND I WAS JUST FEEDING MY DOG AND I HEARD LIKE FOUR GUNSHOTS. AND I ASKED HER `WHAT WAS THAT?', SHE SAID `GUNSHOTS', THEN I HEARD LIKE TWO MORE.))
SUPER=01-Teresa Farmer/Heard Gunshots; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=like two more.
Talent=Connie
SS=Murder Investigation


Authorities don't know why Withers was killed.
They say they've located the car he was seen driving shortly before the shooting.

P-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=Airborne Express Crash


Pilot error was determined to be the cause of a fatal plane crash in Giles County last December.
But National Transportation Safety Board officials say the Airborne Express training program had its share of problems.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23, 1996;


The D-C 8 crashed into a mountainside near Narrows on December 22nd, killing the six crew members aboard.
The pilot was conducting a stall maneuver when the plane went down... and NTSB investigators say training on a flight simulator did not prepare him for the proper recovery.
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SOT
IN Q=Because the simulator

((BEN BERMAN/AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS INVESTIGATOR: BECAUSE THE SIMULATOR DIDN'T REPLICATE THE NOSE DOWN STALL BREAK OF THE ACTUAL AIRPLANE, THE PILOTS WERE LIKELY SURPRISED WHEN THE STALL BREAK OCCURRED AND ON THE FDR WE NOTED THAT EACH TIME THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN THE PILOT FLYING PULLED BACK ON THE WHEEL FURTHER, WHICH IS A REACTION TO THE STALL THAT KEEPS YOU IN A STALL.))
SUPER=01-Ben Berman/Aircraft Operations Investigator;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=keeps you in a stall.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Airborne Express Crash


The transportation safety board issued recommendations that include better testing of stall warning systems, improvements to flight simulators, and a review of flight training procedures.

p-huff-lane


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=Education


Residents of one northwest Roanoke neighborhood say they're being railroaded.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They are continuing to speak out against the proposed 581 interchange at Valley View Road.
Residents say the city isn't telling them the whole story-- and isn't taking their concerns seriously.
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SOT 1:44:41
IN Q=funny thing

((ANDY FRIEDMAN/AREA RESIDENT: FUNNY THING IS-- WE HAVE THAT STICKER-- PROPERTY TAX, AND I GET A LITTLE QUEASY FEELING WHEN I LOOK AT IT. THE ACTION DOESN'T QUITE JIVE WITH THE WORDS. ))
SUPER=01-Andy Friedman/Area Resident;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=THE WORDS
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VO-NAT


But city officials continue to say the current road placement is the best available.
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SOT 14:45:17
IN Q=the roadway

((BOB BENGSTEN/TRAFFIC ENGINEER: THE ROADWAY PROJECT AS WE'VE DESIGNED REALLY IS THE BEST ALTERNATIVE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP SO FAR. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Bengsten/Roanoke Traffic Engineer;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=SO FAR
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VO-NAT


Residents expect city council to vote on the issue Monday.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Up next on News 7 Prime Time's Health Check report--
A dangerous infection may be on the rise.
We'll hear about Sepsis Syndrome-- as well as some speculation on the causes of Cerebral Palsy.
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VO-NAT


Also a setback for those trying to protect the landscape of a Botetourt County mountain.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-NS-TOWER


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=TFL
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern can claim victory in Botetourt County.
N-S has been given the go ahead to build a communications tower on picturesque Purgatory Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


In a 3 to 2 vote, the county board approved the request which goes against the planning commission's recommendation to deny the construction.
The railroad's additional tower will make three-- including GTE's and U-S Cellular's towers.
Norfolk Southern officials admit they were not expecting the board to vote in their favor.
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SOT 15:09:46
IN Q=Not expecting it

((JERRY SNIFFEN/NS COMMUNICATIONS:NOT EXPECTING IT, PLEASANTLY SURPRISED I MIGHT SAY. SAFETY OF COURSE IS OUR MAJOR CONCERN IN OUR INSTALLATION.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Sniffen Jr./NS Communications;
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OUT Q= our installation.
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VO-NAT


One county supervisor says it's not a matter of safety as much as being thrifty.
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SOT 15:15:22
IN Q= It all came down

((JOHN SHIFLETT/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: IT ALL CAME DOWN TO MONEY. THEY COULD GO AHEAD AND REBUILD THAT TOWER, AND IT WOULD SERVE THE PURPOSE.))
SUPER=01-John Shiflett/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q= serve the purpose
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VO-NAT


Residents who are against the new tower say if the county allows even one more to be built, it paves the way for towers to crop up all over the mountain.
Rail line officials say the new communications system will be in the shadow of an already existing tower.
Opponents argue the natural beauty of the mountain will be ruined.
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P-Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


Democratic critics of Jim Gilmore's plan to cut the personal property tax say it would cost more money than it would save.
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VO-NAT


The Republican candidate for Governor wants to reduce the tax for local government, then have the state reimburse those localities.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


But critics say that would still end up costing the public.
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SOT 10:40:31
IN Q=When asked what

((DAVID ANDERSON/ROANOKE CITY TREASURER: WHEN ASKED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THERE WAS NOT THE STATE REVENUE OR STATE GROWTH TO SUPPORT IT, HE NOTED THAT THE LOCALITY WOULD BILL THE CITIZENS AS WE DO TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-David Anderson/Roanoke City Treasurer;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=as we do today
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VO-NAT


Officials say the personal property tax is the second largest source of local revenue.
Some fear its loss would result in a lack of funding for education and police departments.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=Jim Gilmore


Gilmore's spokesman says the criticism is nothing more than an orchestrated event by Don Beyer and his supporters, which Gilmore counters, will deny tax relief to working Virginians.

P-Forest-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters don't know what started a fire that nearly destroyed a townhouse in Forest this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Crews from four fire departments were called to the Valleywood Townhouses around three.
The first to arrive found one of the townhomes engulfed in flames.
Firefighters quickly started working to keep the blaze from spreading.
The intense heat also damaged a car parked outside the building.
No one was home when the fire broke out.
The adjoining townhomes also suffered smoke and water damage.
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P-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=Accident


Trucks were involved in two accidents on area highways today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


A tanker collided with a car on Route 460 near Thaxton around lunchtime.
The car overturned. At least one person was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. No word on that person's condition.
SUPER=03-Glasgow


In Glasgow, two trucks collided on the Maury River bridge.
A well-drilling truck carrying a tank of diesel fuel burst into flames, but the two men in that truck got out safely.
So did the driver of the other vehicle.
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P-Tobacco-appeal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


The tobacco wars continue-- and this time the battlefield is a Bath County courtroom.
Eric Earnhart explains how the court staff is preparing for one case that is sure to garner a lot of attention.
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SOT
IN Q=The initial ruling
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/February 10; :00
SUPER=03-Warm Springs; :06
SUPER=01-Darlene Carpenter/Deputy Court Clerk; :13
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath County Sheriff; :54
SUPER=@Eric1 1:01
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=E.E., News 7


(( The initial ruling was handed down in the middle of tobacco country... Greensboro North Carolina...
But why did the three judge panel that will hear the appeal chose, essentially, the middle of nowhere... Warm Springs.
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SOT 2:26:51
IN Q=I think the quietness

((DARLENE CARPENTER/DEPUTY CLERK; I THINK QUIETNESS OF BATH COUNTY, NOT SO MANY REPORTERS, IF I MAY SAY, VERY REMOTE... ))
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OUT Q=very remote

Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Darlene Carpenter has been working on the arrangements... among the judge's requests... 100 extra parking spaces...
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SOT 2:27:24
IN Q=parking

((DARLENE CARPENTER/DEPUTY CLERK; PARKING I THINK IS ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS, SPACES FOR 75 TO 100 PERSONS... THAT'S UNDER CONTROL NOW, WORKING THROUGH WITH THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. ))
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OUT Q=Sheriff's Department

They'll carve them out every where they can, behind the courthouse, and behind the library... They're not sure how many reporters will be out here... but in here, the judges have ruled no more than 12... on a first come first serve basis.
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SOT 3:00:00
IN Q=It's going to be

((TOMMY BLACK/BATH COUNTY SHERIFF; WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FEW DEPUTIES HERE HELPING TO PARK THE VEHICLES, AND GET PEOPLE SITUATED, BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE DON'T LOOK FOR A BIG IMPACT IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. ))
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OUT Q=in the sheriff's office

3:34:31 ONE THING THE JUDGES CAN'T CONTROL IS THE AUGUST HEAT, AND THERE'S NO AIR CONDITION IN THE COURT ROOM UP THERE SO TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE COOL MOUNTAIN MORNINGS, COURT WILL CONVENE AT 7:45...
That may also give Judges and staff time in the afternoon to retire to their rooms at the Homestead nearby...
And engage in pursuits of a non-judicial nature.
In Bath County Eric Earnhart, News 7.)) Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/66-69/Mostly Sunny/Continued Hot/90-92;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Isolated Shower/68-72/Mostly Sunny/Continued

Hot/90-94;
SUPER=332-Isolated Shower/Otherwise Clear/60-64/Partly Cloudy/Continued

Warm/82-86;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/66-69/Mostly Sunny/Continued Hot/88-92;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/58-62/Partly Cloudy/Continued Warm/80-84;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Cerebral-Palsy


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=Birth Defects


New research suggests a link between cerebral palsy and infections in pregnant women.
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VO-NAT


Infants whose mothers had certain infections during childbirth were nine times more likely to develop cerebral palsy than those born to healthy mothers.
The infections usually involved the uterus or urinary tract but also included a bacterial infection known as sepsis.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Birth Defects


Cerebral palsy is a brain abnormality typically involving some degree of muscle paralysis.
Most cases result from brain damage before or at birth.

P-Sepsis-Symptom


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Health Check


Speaking of Sepsis--
Researchers now say it's more common than previously thought. The infection often invades the blood and lungs and is fatal in half of all cases.
Symptoms of "Sepsis Syndrome" include difficulty breathing, a rapid heart rate and a sharp drop in blood pressure.
It may be more common because of the increased use of invasive medical devices and drugs that suppress the immune system.

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


Tonight's top video-- what more do you want-- a ball game, a lesson in first aid-- a world record?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Salem; :


We found it all at the Salem Avalanche game tonight-- as The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross set out to make it into the Guiness Book of World Records.
The organization taught 609 people-- all at once-- how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver, on a person who is choking.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports, baseball news from Byrd to the Bay area, plus women's city-county golf, and football news concerning rookies and retiring vets.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


But first, now that the Women's NBA has reached the halfway point of its season, league officials decided it was time to let everyone get a glimpse of the league's championship trophy.
Tiffany and Company of New York is responsible for creating what is pretty sleek looking work of art.
Now let's see what kind of scores teams are creating tonight.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Wilmington/6//Lynchburg/3////Frederick/1/j/Salem/3///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-j/Burlington/15//Martinsville/3///j/Kingsport/4//Danville/3///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Detroit/7//Boston/5/12///Cleveland/6/j/New York/12//Irabu Now

2-0/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Toronto/4//Baltimore/8/8///Chicago/2//Minnesota/8/7//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Milwaukee/3//Kansas City/2/7///Seattle/5/j/Oakland/8//Angels &

Rangers - LATE/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/5//Florida/0////New York/3//Pittsburgh/3/8//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/7//Cincinnati/3/8//j/Philadelphia/8//Atlanta/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Houston/5//Chicago/3///j/Los Angeles/6//Colorado/5//Giants &

Padres -LATE/;
SUPER=x5032;
SUPER=0114-/Cleveland/59/j/New York/76////Los Angeles///Sacramento///10:30pm

Start/;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=....last score."
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take a break!!

SP-Byrd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-7
GRAPHIC=HS Baseball


The search for a new baseball coach at William Byrd has come to a close.
Gene Riggs, who came to Byrd five years ago from Bassett and has been an assistant since that time, was given the job today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Vinton/Group AA State Championship; :00


Riggs replaces this gentleman, Rodney Spradlin, who led the Terriers to the Group 2A state championship this past season. It was the first state baseball title for Byrd in school history.
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ANCHOR=MIke
SS=HIGH SCHOOL


Riggs is also a teacher at William Byrd. And his wife teaches in the Roanoke County school system as well, at Mt. Pleasant.

SP-A's


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=A'S-MARINERS


The bats of the big boppers have been kind of silent since the all-star break but this afternoon,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Mariners vs. A's; :00


out in Oakland, Mark McGuire got back on track by lofting this Jamie Moyer offering in to the seats in left field.
It's his first homer since the break, and his 32nd of the year, which is tops
SUPER=35-Seattle/5/Oakland/8/McGwire Hits 32nd;

in the major leagues.
The A's also won the game beating the Mariners 8-to-5.
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Sp-Yanks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=YANKEES


The Yankees won their 52nd game of the year this afternoon to stay on the heels of the front-running Orioles.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Indians vs. Yankees; :00


The Yankees banged out 17 hits as they doubled up the Indians 12-to-6.
Tino Martinez led the attack with the a three run homer, and it's a good thing the Yanks bats were hot.
Pitcher Hideki Irabu got the win although he gave up nine hits and
SUPER=35-Cleveland/6/New York/12;

three homeruns.
Irabu stays unbeaten at 2-and-0.
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SP-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S CITY COUNTY


The first round of the three day Women's City-County golf tournament was played today over at Countryside golf club.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The players teed off this morning at 8:30 in a shotgun format.
56 golfers are playing in this year's event and that an increase of almost 20 percent from last year.
Marilyn Bussey has the first round lead after shooting a 75 today on her home course.
But the competition is as hot as the weather. Former champ Dot Bolling is just one shot back with a 76.
Blue Hills member Janet Cochran shot a 77 today to grab third place. She'll be on her home course tomorrow.
And Valeeta Pittman is right in the hunt as well, after carding a 79 today.
Tomorrow the event shifts to Blue Hills before finishing up at Hunting Hills on Thursday.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=WOMEN'S CITY COUNTY


As far as the team competition is concerned Blue Hills and Hidden Valley are tied at the top with 330 totals.
Roanoke Country Club is second with a 337 total.

Sp-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys lost one of their top offensive and top defensive players today as tight end Jay Novachek and defensive end Charles Haley announced their retirement.
Both have bad back and both wish today's breed of player wasn't so greedy.
Haley departed Big "D" with these words of advice.
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SOT
IN Q="If all...

((CHARLES HALEY/RETIRES FROM THE COWBOYS:))
SUPER=01-Charles Haley/Retires From The Cowboys;:00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...I LOVED THIS GAME."
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Sp-Cards


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=TRADING CARDS


And finally tonight, the rookie crop of football cards continue to hit area stores.
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VO-NAT eng#


As as I showed you last week, most of the first year cards feature athletes in their college uniforms.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :04


But, recently the Pinnacle card company flew the top 30 rookies into Los Angeles for a photo shoot at the Coliseum.
This was the first opportunity for these players to pose for cards in their new NFL uniforms.
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SOT
IN Q="I mean this...

((JAMES FARRIOR/JETS LINEBACKER FROM UVA:))
SUPER=01-James Farrior/Jets Linebacker From UVa; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=...SOMETHING SPECIAL."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Tech's Jim Druckenmiller also took part in the shoot, that required some players to jump on trampolines.
Druck says the transition to the pro ball is going well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="At tech...

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/49ERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/49ers Quarterback; ;00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...BIT TOO."
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preview-boards


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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 over on WDBJ-7.
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SUPER=76-Shoppers Sidetracked


A delay in plans for a new shopping center in Botetourt County.
SUPER=77-Hog Heaven?


And local lawmakers in southside Virginia decide whether they'll give the okay for a hog farm.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along with those stories and more over on WDBJ-7. Thanks