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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=

(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
ITALIAN DIGNITARIES WHO WANT TO STOP WEDNESDAY'S EXECUTION OF JOSEPH O'DELL MAKE THEIR PLEA AT THE STATE CAPITOL.
FORMER ANIMAL BREEDER VALERY GREEN RETURNED TO COURT TODAY, THIS TIME SHE'S FOUND GUILTY OF THREATENING TO BURN DOWN A HOUSE. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's MONDAY July 21st--
Our top story--
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IN Q=Virginia's got

((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: VIRGINIA'S GOT A NEW BUMPER STICKER. VIRGINIA'S NOT ONLY FOR LOVERS IT'S FOR BANK MERGERS.))
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OUT Q=bank mergers.
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VO-NAT


First Union gobbles up another Virginia bank-- this time its Richmond's Signet bank.
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p-signet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening,
This is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=first union/signet


First Union's deal with Signet would give the Charlotte-based bank the commanding market share in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


At a news conference today, representatives from both banks said First Union shouldn't experience any major job losses in the Roanoke Valley because of the merger.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


First Union added that the Richmond area, where Signet has the bulk of its four-thousand employees, may not feel much of an impact either.
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SOT 15:34:00 FROM SIGNET/FU/RICHMOND TAPE
IN Q=I really

((ED CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CEO: I REALLY AM OPTIMISTIC THAT THIS THING MAY WELL, COULD WELL WORK OUT WITH NO JOB LOSSES. BUT AGAIN I WANT IT UNDERSTOOD AND SAID, I WANT IT ON THE RECORD, I AM NOT PROMISING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Ed Crutchfield/First Union CEO; :00
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OUT Q=promising that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


First Union is expected to purchase Signet for more than three- billion- dollars.
Just last month-- Wachovia of Winston- Salem bought Central Fidelity.
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P-Indy-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Indianapolis; :


A fatal gas pipeline blast near Indianapolis.
The explosion shattered six houses in an affluent subdivision.
Fire officials say they found the body of a woman in one of the burned-out homes.
The fire department says construction workers using a backhoe apparently punctured a gas main.
It's unclear what caused the gas to ignite.
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P-Cunanan


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-A
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV.


It's possible Andrew Cunanan may have been at Gianni Versace's Miami Beach mansion just days before the murder.
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VO-NAT


Newsweek magazine reports a Brazilian woman claims to have seen Cunanan at a Versace party and says she has video and photos to prove it.
SUPER=03-Miami;


That Brazilian connection is just one of hundreds of leads authorities are working with.
And According to police-- the suspected killer may now be dressing as a woman.
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SOT 15:02:46
IN Q=

((RICHARD BARETTO/MIAMI BEACH POLICE CHIEF: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO HIDE SO I WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST HIM TO DO ANYTHING THAT MIGHT DISGUISE HIS IDENTITY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Baretto/Miami Beach Police Chief;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=DISGUISE HIS IDENTITY."
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I confirms it's warning celebrities who might know Cunanan that their lives could be in danger.
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P-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=22
GRAPHIC=none


Wednesday, Joseph O'Dell is scheduled to die in Virginia... but European officials are trying to halt the execution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, Italian supporters came to the State Capitol to plead his case.
The mayor of Palermo, Italy met with the governor's chief counsel to convey the concerns of the 15 nation European Parliament.
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SOT 10:31:12 tape one
IN Q=And I know

((LEOLUCA ORLANDO/EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MEMBER: AND I KNOW WHEN A MAN IS INNOCENT AND WHEN A MAN IS GUILTY. You're convinced that Mr. O'Dell is innocent? I THINK HE'S INNOCENT OF THIS CRIME. HE'S A CRIMINAL. HE HAS MADE OTHER CRIMES. AND IS GUILTY OF OTHER CRIMES. BUT IT IS NOT PROVED THAT HE'S GUILTY FOR THIS CRIME.))
SUPER=01-Leoluca Orlando/European Parliament Member;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=this crime.
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VO-NAT


Despite a massive P-R campaign and a request for clemency from Pope John Paul the Second, O'Dell is to be executed Wednesday for raping and murdering a Virginia Beach woman in 1985.
The Italian delegation said it would welcome O'Dell's body for burial in Palermo if he's executed-- as the inmate requested.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=NONE


Governor Allen has refused a request for a D-N-A test, saying O'Dell's conviction is based on other overwhelming evidence.
Today, his chief legal counsel heard arguments for clemency.

P-Green


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=green


It could be back to jail for former animal breeder Valery Green.
She was found guilty of threatening to burn someone's house to the ground.
Green could be sentenced to six months behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


Green is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.
The prosecution wants to check her record to make sure she doesn't have any prior felonies.
Defense Attorney Chhris Tuck says her past convictions are misdemeamors-- he doesn't think she'll have to serve any time.
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SOT 7:21:58
IN Q=I believe it

((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:I BELIEVE IT WILL COME BACK CALLING FOR NO JAIL TIME AND BY GETTING THE ONE FELONY DISMISSED TODAY, WE WERE ABLE TO REMOVE THE LARGE POSSIBILITY OF HER GOING TO JAIL.))
SUPER=01-Christopher Tuck/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=going to jail
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Today;


A Montgomery County judge found Green guilty today of threatening to torch Liz McKinney and her sister's home when they refused to drop civil and criminal charges against Green.
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SOT 6:48:46
IN Q=Yes I was afraid

((LIZ MCKINNEY/FALLING BRANCH KENNEL:YES I WAS AFRAID AFTER SHE THREATENED TO BURN ME OUT. I WOULDN'T LEAVE MY HOUSE FOR MONTHS WITHOUT LEAVING SOMEONE THERE IN CHARGE TO WATCH THAT MY HOUSE WASN'T BURNED DOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Liz McKinney/Falling Branch Kennel
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=burned down
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VO-NAT


The alleged incident occured after Green took a dog from McKinney's kennel.
The dog was supposed to be spade.
Instead Green bred the dog-- McKinney says she did it to benefit from the sale of the puppies.
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P-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A routine traffic stop helped Lynchburg police make an arrest in the city's first murder this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week


31- year- old Steven Withers was found shot to death near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets Tuesday.
Witnesses reported hearing more than a half dozen shots fired.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Murder Investigation


Saturday morning, Lynchburg police stopped a taxi for a routine traffic violation.
They questioned a 17- year- old male passenger in connection to Withers' killing.
The juvenile was later charged with murder and the use of a firearm.

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ANCHOR=Connie
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As News 7 continues--
The owner of Liggett Group says it under oath -- smoking causes deadly diseases and is addictive.
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VO-NAT


Plus the 581 interchange at Valley View Mall near Huff Lane school is a go...
But it still isn't meeting everyone's approval...stay close.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Objections today from tobacco company lawyers in a Miami Courtroom--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami; :


That as an industry turncoat testified in a major secondhand smoke trial.
Here's what Liggett Group owner Bennett LeBow had to say.
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SOT 14:01:21
IN Q=Does cigarette smoking

(( ATTORNEY: DOES CIGARETTE SMOKING CAUSE LUNG CANCER, HEART AND VASCULAR DISEASE AND EMPHYSEMA? BENNETT LEBOW/LIGGETT GROUP OWNER: BASED UPON THE REVIEW OF THESE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS MY ATTORNEYS HAVE REVIEWED AT MY REQUEST, BASED UPON MY OWN LAYMAN'S KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT I SEE IN THE POPULAR PRESS AND VARIOUS REPORTS I READ ABOUT AND MY OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS,THE ANSWER IS YES. ))
SUPER=01-Bennett LeBow/Liggett Group Owner; :08
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=answer is yes.
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VO-NAT


Some 60-thousand non-smoking flight attendants are seeking five billion dollars in a lawsuit, claiming they were harmed by secondhand smoke.
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P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


City leaders have been shopping for a new interchange for Valley View Mall-- today it was given the green light.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City Council voted four to one to approve a new 581 interchange, a mile south of Hershberger Road.
But before the vote, residents of the nearby neighborhood continued their protests.
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SOT 15:06:18
IN Q=are you going

((NETTIE KITCHEN/NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENT: ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO COLLECT AS MUCH TAXES AS YOU LOSE FROM THOSE OF US WHO INSIST YOU LOWER OUR TAXES BECAUSE YOU CERTAINLY ARE GOING TO LOWER THE VALUE OF OUR PROPERTY. ))
SUPER=01-Nettie Kitchen/Area Resident;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=our property.
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VO-NAT


Parents say the students safety is at risk, pointing out the road will come within 60 feet of Huff Lane School.
But Roanoke's School Superintendent says the safety issues have already been addressed.
Wayne Harris notes Oakland Elementary School is already 88 feet from Williamson Road.
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SOT 15:59:36
IN Q=i've spoken

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I'VE SPOKEN TO THE SECRETARY WHOSE BEEN THERE 15 YEARS. AND SHE'S NOT HAD REGISTERED COMPLAINTS FROM A PARENT, STAFF, OR STUDENT ON THE ILL EFFECTS OF THAT TRAFFIC. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/School Superintendent;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=that traffic
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VO-NAT


Council also approved funding for air conditioning and soundproofing at Huff Lane School and Round Hill School.
Construction on the roadway is slated to begin in November.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Roanoke City


In tonight's evening session, council voted unanimously to place a 39-and a half million dollar bond referendum on the November ballot.
The money raised would be part of an 82 million dollar capital improvement campaign.

P-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=GILMORE


After endless critism about his tax plan, Jim Gilmore wasted no time pointing out holes in Don Beyer's tax cut proposal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The republican candidate for Governor held a news conference with local elected officials and party leaders this afternoon.
Gilmore has promised to eliminate the personal property tax on cars... and says Beyer's plan for a tax credit just won't fly.
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SOT 05:40:25
IN Q=But the essential difference

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: BUT THE ESSENTIAL DIFFERENCE IS THAT I HAVE CRAFTED THIS CAREFULLY AND MADE IT CLEAR WE'RE GOING TO PHASE IT IN OVER FIVE YEARS, SO THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GROWTH RATES THAT ARE GOING ON AND THE ADDITIONAL REVENUES THAT ARE COMING IN. THAT'S WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT MY CAREFULLY CRAFTED PROPOSAL AND THIS TAX SCAM THAT HE'S BROUGHT FORWARD.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that he's brought forward
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=PERSONAL PROP


Beyer maintains that even conservative estimates indicate that natural revenue growth will pay for the democratic plan.
A Beyer spokesman says the criticism isn't credible when it comes from someone who has proposed an alternative plan that costs nearly three billion dollars over five years.

P-Earley


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Mark Earley


The Republican candidate for attorney General also visited the valley today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Mark Earley collected the endorsement of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who remained neutral in the four- way race for the nomination.
Today, Goodlatte described Earley as an experienced senator and solid family man who will strike a balance between government regulation and free enterprise.
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P-Pulaski-Beer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=None


Beer may soon be on the menu at Pulaski Rangers games at Calfee Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.


The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control board decided to allow the sale of beer--
Last week at a hearing, residents living close to the ballpark said the sale of beer could mean more accidents and trouble in their neighborhoods.
The A-B-C's decision can be appealed--and that may prevent sales this season.
The last home game for the Rangers is next month.
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P-LOGGING-AX


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=NONE


Is it man versus nature or a fact of life?
That's the debate going on in Clifton Forge...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


It's all surrounding Georgia Pacific's logging efforts in the George Washington National Forest.
Members of the Shenandoah Ecosystem Defense Group are protesting the "Hematite" Timber Sale.
Georgia Pacific had contracted to cut down 187 acres of trees.
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SOT
IN Q=We're talking about

((WOODY LIPPS/SUPERVISOR LAW OPERATION JEFFERSON NATIONAL PARK: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A FEW TREES.. WE HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO PURSUE LOGGING IN THIS AREA IT COULD BE TODAY OR TOMORROW. ))
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/Jefferson Natl. Forest Law Operation;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=today or tomorrow.
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VO-NAT


Construction had just started last week after 4 months of lawsuits by the environmental group.
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SOT
IN Q=Roads

((JASON HALBERT/SEDG ACTIVIST: ROADS DAMAGE THE ENVIRONMENT TO NO END.. A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAW IN THE FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES OUT WEST THAT WAS BECAUSE TO THE FOREST SERVICE CUTTING AND BUILDING ROADS IN THE FOREST ))
SUPER=01-Jason Halbert/SEDG Activist; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=building roads in the forest
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VO-NAT


Despite the protest, Park officials say logging will eventually continue in the area.
Right now they're pursuing action that would force protestors off the land because of health and safety reasons.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Stick around-- and meet the Bluesman.
His appearance, coming up on News 7 PRIMETIME-- right after this break. cc sponsor

P-Drunk-Driving


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=DRUNK DRIVING


The number of alcohol-related traffic deaths is on the rise among teenagers-- prompting a news conference today by SADD-- Students Against Drunk Driving.
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SOT 15:30:04
IN Q=2315 of my peers

((NIKKI FINCH/SADD STUDENT OF THE YEAR: 2315 OF MY PEERS DIED LAST YEAR IN ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES. EACH ONE OF THESE 2315 STUDENTS REPRESENTS SOMEONE WHO HAD A FAMILY WHO MUST NOW DEAL WITH THE VOID CREATED BY THEIR DEATH. EACH NUMBER REPRESENTS SOMEONE WHO DID NOT INTEND TO DIE AT A YOUNG AGE. ))
SUPER=01-Nikki Finch/SADD Student of the Year; :
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=at a young age.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :


The group has a new program-- 2000 by 2000.
It represents 2000 youth alcohol related traffic deaths by the year 2000.
That would be a 13- percent reduction in fatalities.
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P-Kidneys


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=organ sharing


Wayne Dempsey figures it's a miracle -- he needs a kidney transplant, and he's found a woman who has three kidneys.
The story of the two West Virginians began three years ago, when Dena Parry thought she had an ulcer. Instead, doctors discovered a rare, third kidney.
About the same time, Dempsey found out he had severe kidney disease.
The transplant operation is scheduled for next month.

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


For our Video of the Day-- it's one of those Rising Star stories....a Japanese musician hopes to become the future "King of the Blues.
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SOT 15:16:08
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=75-Tokyo; :
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
And he's got plenty of time, Taro Senga is only six years old-- he already has a c-d out.
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SOT 15:16:21
IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
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VO-NAT


Taro's father is a musician-- the two spend their evenings jamming with the pros and performing live.
By day though, the pint-sized blues player is pretty much a run-of-the-mill first grader.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports, Avalanche highlights from Memorial Stadium, diamond action from the bigs as well, plus Kordell Stewart and the Steelers are set to head overseas, and the Rage is headed to Philly.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00


And speaking of the City of Brotherly Love, the Phillies today traded 13 year veteran Darren Daulton to Florida.
This Phil shipped the often injured catcher to the Marlins in exchange for minor league outfielder Billy McMillon.
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SP-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche came into tonight's Carolina League action three games behind Kinston in the southern division, a team they will host next Monday night.
But this evening the team was busy
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00


closing out a seven game home stand at Salem Memorial, against Prince William.
And forget about the saying -"Good things come to those who wait" - as Salem got six runs in the first. Tal Light's single past third base plates Garrett Neubart and it's 1-to-nothing.
Later in the inning, Kyle Howser will blast a single to right field scoring Forry Wells as Salem takes a 4-to-nothing lead.
Salem would bat around in the inning with Neubart knocking in Vicente Garcia
SUPER=37-Prince William/ /Salem/ ;

on the fielder's choice.
The Avalanche takes a 6-to-nothing lead and goes on to win big ___ to ___.
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SP-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-29
SS=MLB


In the big leagues, six teams got a n early start on the day by taking part in some matinee action.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New York/Reds vs. Mets; :00


Lets start in the Big Apple where Deion Sanders wrestled with his teammates as well as the New York Mets.
In the bottom of the second, Carl everett goes yard on Dave Burba. The solo shot gave the mets a 1-nothing lead.
In the 6th, Jon Nunnally puts the Reds up 2-1 on this solo blast off Bobby Jones that gets over the right field fence in a hurry.
Everett would find the power again. This time in the 8th he smacks a two run homer and the mets down the Reds 5-3.
SUPER=03-Miami/Padres vs. Marlins;


The Padres felt the heat in Miami as they visiting the Florida marlins at pro Player Stadium.
Trailing 3-nothing in the fourth, Gary Sheffield gets all of this pitch. His 12th homer on the season closes the gap to 2, but The Padres hammer the Marlins 10-2.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Dodgers vs. Braves;

The Braves hosted Mike Piazza and his Dodgers at Turner Field. Trailing 2-nothing in the third, LA's Raul Mondesi jacks this Tom Glavine pitch out of the park. The three run homer puts the Dodgers out in front by 1.
Then Atlanta's Crime Dog, Fred Mcgriff takes a bite out of the Dodgers with a solo homerun. The Braves edge Los Angeles 5-4.
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Sp-Rage


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


The Richmond Rage of the American Basketball League has officially traded cities.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Season; :00


The Rage played last season in Richmond and almost won the league championship as it finished second.
But league officials were disappointed with ticket sales and Richmond's relatively small market size.
So, today the team officially shifted its home base to Philadelphia.
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Sp-Skins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-30
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP


The Washington Redskins continued training camp workouts in Frostburg today on this, receiver Henry Ellard's 36th birthday.
The Skins have until August 2nd before they play their first preseason game.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Saturday; :00


The Pittsburgh Steelers, on the other hand, don't have that luxury.
This past Saturday the team scrimmaged the Skins, and soon the players will be on their way to Dublin, Ireland for this Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears.
This will be Kordell Stewart's first big opportunity to show his stuff at quarterback.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm not relaxed...

((KORDELL STEWART/STEELERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Kordell Stewart/Steelers Quarterback; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...UPCOMING WEEKEND."
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VO-NAT con't


A number of Steelers' fans were disappointed when head coach Bill Cowher picked Stewart as his starter over Jim Miller, and 13 year veteran Mike Tomczak.
They felt keeping him exclusively at quarterback would limit the flexibility of the man called "Slash" for his versatility.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="Slash...

((STEWART:))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...HERE ON OUT."
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ANCHOR=Mike

full pinnacle (1020)
While the Steelers head across the Atlantic we are on our way to Spartanburg, South Carolina to check in on the NFC West Champion Carolina Panthers as they continue their training camp workouts at Wofford College.
Our reports with Steve Mason begin this Wednesday night.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


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 at Eleven over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Lynchburg Fire;


Firefighters are battling a blaze in Downtown Lynchburg at this hour....
SUPER=77-Office Building Blaze;


The fire broke out around nine tonight... at an office building. Steve Smallshaw will have an update.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

goodnight. That report and more news on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime,