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News-heads

ANCHOR=Jean

Next on News 7-
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VO-NAT


A teen wanted for murder in Georgia has a link to Henry County.
We'll hear from the boy's father.
Plus Italian Fashion designer Gianni Versace is murdered-
A suspected serial killer may be the culprit.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


As promised, the heat was on today and there won't be much of a break tomorrow. More sweaty weather just ahead. MEDICAL-HEADS
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- The White House takes a stand on genetic makeup and what's disclosed to insurers.
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VO-NAT


Plus, a new flu vaccine that could make the needle a thing of the past.
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2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Video-Open


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#video open
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


The father of a teenager accused in a Georgia murder says he was surprised when the boy showed up at his Henry County home.
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5-Atlanta-Murders


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Four people in all will stand trial for murder and robbery in Georgia, after Virginia State police arrested them in Henry County.
The four were headed to see one of their fathers- Buddy Ratcliff- at the time of the arrest.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret spoke to Ratcliffe today-- She joins us now from our Danville newsroom.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=22-Danville;


Jean, Buddy Ratcliff says he wants to turn his life around after spending 14 years in prison.
He says he lives happily now with his girlfriend and two young children.
But in recent months two sons he never knew both appeared at their father's door to hide from police.
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SOT
IN Q=19-year-old Wayne Curtis Shaw
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=03-Hall County, Georgia; :07
SUPER=01-Buddy Ratcliff/Suspect's father; :20
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=when I was young


((19-year-old Wayne Curtis Shaw is heading back to Georgia to face charges he murdered a man near Atlanta last Friday night. Conus video here of Weaver in court
Two of his alleged accomplices, 17-year-old Elizabeth Weaver and 15-year-old Steve Radjenoviz, have already been arraigned.
They and another suspect drove to Shaw's father's house in Henry County the day after the murder.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=they did it
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VO-NAT


Another of Ratcliff's children has been in trouble with the law recently-- his son, Michael Stokes, was arrested last week for breaking into a house and shooting at the homeowner.
Ratcliff says he met Stokes only a short time before Stokes was arrested.
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SOT 2:13:19
IN Q=I'm not ashamed

((I'M NOT ASHAMED OF BEING HIS DAD, BUT I'M ASHAMED OF WHAT HAPPENED. IT DON'T FEEL GOOD AND IT DOES HURT TO SEE EM MESS UP BECAUSE I WENT THROUGH THE LIFE WHEN I WAS YOUNG.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=was young
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=22-Danville;


Ratcliff says he wishes he could tell his sons to straighten out.
He says he'd like to spend time with them, perhaps time they didn't spend together as Shaw and Curtis grew up.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave


(Jean question--Did Ratcliff mention if the four talked about what happened in Atlanta?)

5-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Central Virginia's regional homicide squad is investigating Lynchburg's first murder of 1997.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


31-year old Steven Waddell Withers was found shot to death near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets around 1:45 this morning.
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.
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VO-NAT


Authorities don't know why Withers was killed.
They're looking for the car he was seen driving shortly before the shooting.
Anyone with information about the crime should call 847-1380.
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5-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-28
GRAPHIC=Accident


Trucks were involved in two accidents in western Virginia this afternoon.
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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 welldrilling 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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5-Versace


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net A
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Italian Fashion designer Gianni Versace is fatally shot in Miami Beach-
Now the FBI is looking into the possibility that a suspected serial killer may be the culprit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami Beach, FL;


Versace was shot this morning outside his Miami Beach mansion-
The 50 year old clothing designer had just returned from breakfast at a nearby cafe when he was gunned down.
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SOT 15:08:17
IN Q=

((RICHARD BARRETO/MIAMI BEACH POLICE CHIEF: A MAN DESCRIBED AS A YOUNG WHITE MALE DRESSED IN A LIGHT GRAY OR WHITE SHIRT WITH DARK SHORTS, WHITE CAP AND WEARING A BACKPACK SHOT THE VICTIM AND WALKED AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Barreto/Miami Beach Police Chief;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=and walked away."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Police say it does NOT appear a random act of violence-
The FBI is now looking into the possibility that suspected serial killer Andrew (Koo-Nah-nin) Cunanan might be the culprit.
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5-Cosby


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net B
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Bill Cosby says he gave money to Autumn Jackson's mother-- to keep her quiet.
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VO-NAT


Cosby testified today at Jackson's extortion trial.
He says he made the payments because Jackson's mother implied she might go public about their brief affair.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Cosby admits the affair, but maintains he is not Autumn Jackson's father.
The 22 year old allegedly threatened to tell the tabloids that Cosby was her father unless he paid her millions of dollars.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Is the proposal to cut Virginia's personal property tax too good to be true? That story is just ahead on News 7 at Five.
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VO-NAT


and Moscow is asking NASA for help getting the Mir spacestation fixed. We'll have an update.
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ANCHOR=Connie


There's a scientific debate shaping up over bottled water and water filters-- and what it means for your teeth. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Also, people aren't the only ones trying to beat the heat this week.
ANCHOR=Connie


Pets are paying the price as well--and Patrick Evans will be along to offer some tips on keeping them safe. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-Mir


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJa
TAPE#Net C
GRAPHIC=None


An American astronaut may come to the rescue of the Russian Space Station.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NASA Video;


Michael Foale may have to step in if one of his Russian colleges is unable to do the spacewalk..
Mir's crew commander (Vas-a-leet Sivalev) Vasily Tsibiliyev is experiencing
heart problems. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:22:28
IN Q=

((MIKE FULLY TRAINED IN THE ORLAND SUIT. THE RUSSIANS E.V.A SUIT AS A BACKUP FOR JERRY LINEGER. HE HAS PERFORMED IN EVA IN THE U-S SPACE PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Phil Engelauf/NASA Moscow
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=U.S. space program."
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VO-NAT


Foale would need to study up and get more training in the intricate repair procedure- that could further delay the repair mission.
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5-Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=Airborne Express Crash


The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot error lead to a fatal plane crash in Giles County last December.
But officials also say problems with the training program of Airborne Express were responsible.
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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 REPLICVATE THE NOSE DOWN STALL BREAK OF THE ACTUAL AIRPLANE, THE PILOTS WERE LIKELY SURPRISED WHEN THE STALL BREAK OCURRED AND ON THE FDR WE NOTED THAT EACH TIME THE NOSE PITCEHD DOWN THE PILOT FLYING PULLED BACK ON THE WHEEL FURTHER, WHICH IS A REACTIUON 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=Jean
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.

5-Tax-Cut


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


Some local tax collectors say they want to "set the record straight" on Jim Gilmore's plan to cut the personal property tax.
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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=JEAN
SS=Jim Gilmore


No one in Gilmore's office could be reached for comment today.

5-Pulaski-Beer


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=None


Crowd noise is one reason some residents living near Calfee Park in Pulaski don't want alcohol sold during ball games.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 18;


The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board heard from both sides of the issue at a hearing this afternoon.
The ballpark's owners want to sell beer during Rangers games.
But opponents argue drinking will contribute to accidents and other problems in the neighborhoods near the stadium.
The board is expected to rule soon.
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groovy music UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
GRAPHIC=NONE


Having trouble coping with the heat? Patrick Evans says you're not the only one...
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(patrick ad lib)
SUPER=06-Fincastle;

STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-ANIMAL-SHELTER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Summer weather is tough on humans AND animals, especially when the temperatures rise as they have today.
Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/StarLink


Today Patrick Evans joins us from a shelter run by the League for Animal Protection in Fincaslte.
Patrick will tell us more about how to care for animals, and he'll also address a larger topic- large number of animals available for adoption.
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Live=Patrick Full/StarLink
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=06-Fincastle;
SUPER=01-Cathy Beckner/League for Animal Protection;
(Patrick ad libs live interview)
Double Boxes=Robin and Patrick/StarLink
(Patrick tosses to Robin)

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
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;
tease#3


health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 3
GRAPHIC=NONE


The nation's eyes will soon be on a Bath County courtroom, where preparations are underway for a legal showdown over tobacco.
That story still ahead on News 7 at Five.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, surviving Empty Nest Syndrome.
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VO-NAT


As the children move on, many couples are learning to shift from a career and child focused marriage-- to a partner-focused marriage.
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SOT 10:50:17
IN Q=I think

((I THINK IN SOME WAYS WE'RE CLOSER NOW THAN WE WERE BECAUSE IT'S JUST THE TWO OF US AND WE'VE GOT THIS JUST TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=with each other.

health bump next
Comm Break#3


six-preview


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
SUPER=@Keith1;


Good Afternoon.
I'm Keith Humphry, here's one thing you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
A third tower will go up on Purgatory Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


Norfolk Southern officials say it's for safety reasons--to communicate in emergency situations.
But some opponents say, it's an eyesore.
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SOT 15:15:36
IN Q= It's an old

((JOHN SHIFLETT/COUNTY SUPERVISOR:IT'S AN OLD HISTORICAL MOUNTAIN. PURGATORY'S VIEW VIEW FROM THE PARKWAY IS VERY ATTRACTIVE AND I HATE TO SEE IT GO TO A GARDEN OF TOWERS.))
SUPER=01-John Shiflett/County Supervisor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=garden of towers
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VO-NAT


Construction of the 90 foot communications tower is expected to begin within the next six months.
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Live=Keith Full/Newsroom


That story and more coming up tonight at Six.
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom


(Toss back to Jean)

5-Flu


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=Flu
Protecting yourself from the flu may get a little easier---
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VO-NAT


Tests on a nasal spray version of the flu vaccine have shown that it's effective in young children.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:08:28
IN Q=There's no needle

((DR. JOHN TREANER/LEAD STUDY INVESTIGATOR: THERE'S NO NEEDLE ON THE END, JUST A SPRAY DEVICE. PUT THIS IN THE CHILD'S NOSE AND RIGHT, JUST AT THE EDGE AND RELEASE A DOSE AND GUARD OFF AND MOVE OVER TO THE OTHER NOSTRIL AND SPRAY IT IN THERE AND THEN WERE DONE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Treaner/Lead Study Investigator; :
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=were done.
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VO-NAT


The spray could be available for kids and adults as early as the fall of 1998.
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5-Water


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Bottled Water


Many people drink bottled water to avoid things they think could harm them in tap water.
But dentists warn you may be missing one important component of tap water-- flouride.
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VO-NAT


The American Dental Association says kids who do drink bottled water should consider supplements or going back to old fashioned tap water.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Bottled Water


Bottled water consumption is now up to about three billion gallons a year.

5-Genetics


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-32
GRAPHIC=Health Check


President Clinton will introduce legislation that will protect healthy
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VO-NAT

people from being discriminated against on the basis of their genetic makeup.
The bill will prevent genetic information from being disclosed to health insurers and employers.
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5-Empty-Nest


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=Empty Nest


The Empty Nest-- whether it's the first child leaving home, or the last-- many couples and marriages suffer through this period.
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VO-NAT


While children take with them the mess and the noise, they also take their energy, vitality, and companionship.
Some ideas now, on getting through the empty nest shock.
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SOT 10:48:47
IN Q=When you are

((CLAUDIA: WHEN YOU ARE TRANSITIONING FROM A FAMILY OF FIVE, FOUR, THREE AND THEN DOWN TO TWO, THE RULES CHANGE AND THE WAY YOU RELATE TO EACH OTHER. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF SILENT SPOTS, SILENT PLACES. DAVID: AND THE GOOD NEWS IS IF WE MAKE IT OVER THIS HUMP, IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH THIS TRANSITION POINT, THEN STATISTICALLY, THE -- THE FRIENDSHIP AND COMPANIONSHIP AND THE JOY IN A RELATIONSHIP REALLY GOES UP EXPONENTIALLY. ))
SUPER=00-Claudia Arp/Co-Author; :03
SUPER=01-David Arp/Co-Author; :16
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=exponentially.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
The Arps, who've been married 35 years, have conducted thousands of seminars and written 17 books on marriage.
Their latest, "The Second Half Of Marriage" explains how to re-ignite long-term love.
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SOT 10:49:25
IN Q=Build you friendship

((CLAUDIA AND DAVE: BUILD YOUR FRIENDSHIP. KEEP THE COMMUNICATION LINES OPEN. DATE YOUR MATE. BE WILLING TO FORGIVE YOUR MATE FOR PAST TRANSGRESSIONS, WHATEVER THEY MAY BE. ACCEPT EACH OTHER AS A PACKAGE DEAL. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=package deal.
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VO-NAT


Recent statistics show that while the nation's overall divorce rate has dropped, it is UP nearly 29-percent for couples married 30 or more years.
Because so many marriages end when children leave the nest, the Arps stress the importance of facing issues head on, and committing time to make the second half of marriage the most satisfying.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


The best women golfers in the Roanoke Valley are teeing off.
ANCHOR=Connie


and former Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller is about to become a collector's item. Here's Mike Stevens with the Two Minute Ticker.

S5-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
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.

S5-FOOTBALL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-29
GRAPHIC=NFL


NFL training camps continue to open this week around the country, but two players won't be on the field in Texas for the Cowboys.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Irving, TX; :00


This afternoon Charles Haley and Jay Novachek officially retired from the game.
Novachek caught 422 passes in his 12 year career he leaves the game at the age of 33.
Haley, who played at both William Campbell high school and JMU, retires as the only player in NFL history to win five super bowl rings.
Bad backs are forcing both men to quit.
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S5-Cards


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-30
GRAPHIC=TRADING CARDS


While those guys step aside a whole new batch of rookies is ready to make its mark in the league.
And thanks to sports trading cards they will have something to fall back on even if they fail.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00


Recently, the PInnacle card company flew the top 30 rookie draft picks 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 and not their college jerseys.
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SOT
IN Q="You know...

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/49ERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/49ers Quarterback; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...GOOD FEELING."
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VO-NAT CON'T


A trampoline was used to create some of the more interesting cards.
And this stuff was easy compared to the pressure many of these guys like UVa's James Farrior are about to face on the field.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I know...

((JAMES FARRIOR/JETS LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-James Farrior/Jets Linebacker; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=...THE MAIN THING."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=two minute ticker


Don't forget the Salem fair is gone and Avalanche is back home tonight to begin a seven game homestand.
Game time tonight with Frederick is set for 7.
I'll be back at six.
Have a great night folks. take a break

5-Tobacco-appeal


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire


Next month, a crowd of 40 lawyers, and an unknown number of reporters will descend on the Bath County community of Warm Springs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Warm Springs;


A three judge federal appeals panel will hear cases in the Bath County Courthouse the week of August 11th.
The first case they'll consider, is February's landmark ruling that the government can regulate tobacco as a drug.
Local official are expecting a lot of interest in the case.
(/////SOT/////)
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. ))
SUPER=01-Darlene Carpenter/Deputy Clerk;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Sheriff's Department
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VO-NAT


One of the attractions for the judges is the spacious courtroom, with seating for about 100 people.
One drawback, there's no air conditioning, so the judges will convene court (----------------) at 7:45 in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.