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ANCHOR=Keith

Virginia is for Mergers- -bank mergers.
News 7 begins tonight with word of one that tops last month's Central Fidelity take-over by Wachovia.
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And we'll hear both sides of the debate over timber cutting in the National Forest... as environmentalists face the gritty reality.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports,lots of afternoon baseball highlights coming your way as the Braves, Padres, and Mets all pick up wins this afternoon.
We'll check in at the Skins camp with Terry Allen,
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plus, Barry Sanders ends his holdout and finally practices with the LIons.
We'll hear from head coach Bobby Ross tonight in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Isolated thunderstorms produce damaging hail in Roanoke County today and some tropical rain will arrive by midweek. Details just ahead.

Signet


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=First Union/Signet


It has been a wild summer for Virginia's banking industry.
Last month Wachovia scarfed up two banks in the Old Dominion.
Today, First Union announced confirmed it'll buy Signet for more than three- billion- dollars.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff sees a continuing trend where North Carolina banks keep making a "run for the border."
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Keith First Union entered this market with the purchase of Dominion Bankshares five years ago.
Now it's engaged in what's called a "fill in" merger, to strengthen its market share in Richmond, Norfolk, and Baltimore.
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((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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The latest bank deal gives First Union a commanding share of the Virginia market, but how does it affect the Roanoke Valley, where First Union has upwards of 2000 employees?
The bulk of the jobs, at the bank's operations center in Roanoke County, aren't in jeopardy.
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IN Q=We have

((BEN JENKINS/FIRST UNION REGIONAL PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A MAJOR PRESENCE HERE, THAT WILL CONTINUE, OVER TIME IT WILL MEAN I THINK MORE EMPLOYMENT AT OUR SERVICE CENTER AND OUR SUPPORT AREAS.))
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OUT Q=support areas.


But some consolidation must take place.
When First Union came into Virginia, it gobbled up Dominion, a nine- billion- dollar bank...Signet is much larger, with more than 12- billion in assets.
For starters, First Union will move 30 management positions and its mid- Atlantic headquarters out of Roanoke, and into Richmond.
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SOT 14:25:04
IN Q=It affects

((BETH DOUGHTY/ECONOMIC DEV. PARTNERSHIP: IT AFFECTS OUR ABILITY TO MARKET THE COMMUNITY. IT ALSO AFFECTS THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF LEADERSHIP. IT AFFECTS THE ECONOMY, IN TERMS OF THE KINDS OF SALARIES THAT ARE BEING PAID HERE. AND THE KIND OF INFLUENCE THOSE KINDS OF SALARIES HAVE ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY, FROM PHILANTHROPY, TO RETAIL, TO THE HOUSING MARKET.))
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


Keith if this deal's approved, First Union will have 17- percent of all the bank deposits in Virginia, easily outdistancing its nearest competitor.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Coming up at 11 we'll talk about which banks may still be ripe for the picking in Virginia.

City-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


City leaders have been shopping for a new interstate interchange for Valley View Mall, and today they got their wish.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City Council voted four to one to approve a new 581 interchange one 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. ))
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OUT Q=our property.
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Parents say the safety of students is at risk, pointing out the road will come within 60 feet of Huff Lane School.
But Roanoke's Superintendent of schools says safety issues have been addressed.
Wayne Harris notes Oakland Elementary School is 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;
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OUT Q=that traffic
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Council also approved funding for air conditioning and soundproofing at Huff Lane School and Round Hill School.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore is labeling Don Beyer a quick- change artist, who is trying to deceive Virginia voters with a tax scam.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Republican candidate for Governor made his comments today in Roanoke County, where local GOP leaders showed their support.
Gilmore has promised to eliminate the personal property tax on cars over five years.
He says Don Beyer's recent plan for a tax credit is an ill- conceived alternative.
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IN Q=This is a tax scam

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THIS IS A TAX SCAM, THAT'S DESIGNED TO DECEIVE THE PEOPLE. WE HAVE THE ONLY PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ON CARS AND TRUCKS AND WE KNOW THAT WE CAN ENACT IT.))
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RUNS=:09
OUT Q=can enact it.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Don Beyer


A Beyer spokesman says Gilmore's criticism isn't credible.
She says the Democratic plan offers targeted tax relief that the state can afford.

Earley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Mark Earley


The statewide campaign also brought the Republican candidate for attorney General to the Roanoke Valley today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This afternoon, 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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O'Dell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


After the Pope intervened in a Virginia death row case, it's NO surprise that an international delegation arrived today at the State capitol.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


European Parliament officials even admit Joseph O'Dell's guilty of crimes.
They just think he's innocent of the one for which he's to be executed on Wednesday.
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IN Q=When a

((LEOLUCA ORLANDO/EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MEMBER: WHEN A PARLIAMENT, AS THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT THAT REPRESENTS 15 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THAT REPRESENTS ALL THE PARTIES, ALL THE MEMBERS FOR THE PARTIES FOR THE COUNTRIES HAVE ASKED THE GOVERNOR JUST TO STOP THIS EXECUTION, I THINK, I'M SURE THAT THE GOVERNOR -- HE'S A WISE MAN, HE'S AN IMPORTANT MAN, HE'S AN INTELLIGENT MAN -- HE WILL STOP THIS EXECUTION.))
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The Governor's already said overwhelming forensic evidence proves O'Dell's guilt in a 1985 rape and murder in Virginia Beach.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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A Bedford County company has come full circle--from the brink of bankruptcy to expansion and 100 new jobs. That story is still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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and a group opposed to a logging operation at the Washington National Forest takes matters into its own hands.
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Green


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Valery Green


A Franklin County woman is in hot water over a dog deal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former animal breeder Valery Green has been convicted of threatening to burn the homes of two dog kennel owners.
Liz McKinney says Green told her she would torch her home and her sister's residence in Montgomery County if McKinney didn't drop a lawsuit against her.
The kennel owner says Green obtained a Jack Russell Terrier from her Falling Branch Kennel.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


The two signed a contract to have the dog spayed within 30 days.
McKinney says she later discovered Green had bred the dog, so she sued.
Green is presently awaiting sentencing in the Montgomery County Courthouse.


Mail-America


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=None


Three years after financial problems nearly closed its doors, the Mail America company in Bedford County is celebrating a reversal of fortunes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Company officials today broke ground for a 70- thousand square foot expansion to their direct mail processing facility.
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IN Q=Mail America's

((JIM GILMORE/R- GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: MAIL AMERICA'S COMMITMENT TO BEDFORD COUNTY, THE LYNCHBURG AREA IS IMPORTANT TO VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY. AND I'M PROUD THAT THEY'RE EXPANDING HERE IN THIS AREA.))
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VO-NAT


Dan Reber (REE-bur) helped found Mail America in 1982.
He and his partners sold it in 1993, but took over the operation again when its new owners nearly forced the company into bankruptcy.
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IN Q=Our customers

((DAN REBER/MAIL AMERICA FOUNDER: OUR CUSTOMERS REALLY GAVE US A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE BY GIVING US ORDERS AND WE CAN THANK OUR CREDITORS, OUR VENDORS WHO BELIEVED IN US. WE CAN THANK THE FIRST COMMUNITY BANK AND CENTRAL FIDELITY BANK FOR LOANING US MONEY AND HELPING US COME THROUGH THOSE TROUBLED TIMES.))
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VO-NAT


The expansion figures to create more than 100 new jobs.
Construction is expected to finish up this fall.
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Forfeiture


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=None


A check- kiting scheme has cost Piedmont Trust Bank more than 600-thousand dollars.
A local furniture retailer went out of business- -in the process- -despite the loss.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville


Color- Tex was losing money. In late March it finally closed its retail outlet known as The Furniture Station in Martinsville, High Point and Myrtle Beach.
In documents filed in April- -but UNsealed only today- -the government alleges members of the Sechrest family may have started kiting checks as early as January of LAST year.
Customers who ordered furniture and upholstery may be out of luck, if they paid cash up front. The banks are trying to work out an arrangement to refund credit card customers.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The government is trying to recover some of the 635-thousand dollars.
The combined assets of Robert and Linda Sechrest- -cars, homes and other real estate- -will probably fall far short of the liabilities they've incurred over the past year and a half.

Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=khu
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Henry County man has been accused of killing his girlfriend in the home they shared for 15 years.
Police say 50-year-old Lloyd Hairston shot 54-year-old Thelma Harris on July 9th. She died Thursday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The Sheriff says Hairston also shot himself and is still hospitalized in Roanoke.
Investigators call the incident a murder-suicide attempt.
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L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A routine traffic stop helped Lynchburg police make an arrest in the city's first murder of the year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 15


31- year- old Steven W. Withers was found shot to death near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets last week.
Witnesses reported hearing more than a half dozen shots fired at the time of his slaying.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


Early Saturday, Lynchburg police stopped a taxicab for a routine traffic violation.
They detained a 17- year- old male passenger for questioning in Withers' killing.
The teenager was later charged with murder and the use of a firearm.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

Stocks were mostly lower today in quiet trading, with many investors taking a cautious stance before tomorrow's congressional testimony by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The Dow gained 16 points.
NASDAQ dropped 12 points.
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Logging-Protest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=None


Some environmental activists are going to extremes to stop Georgia Pacific from cutting trees in the George Washington National Forest.
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton has the story.
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((JASON HALBERT/SEDG ACTIVIST: WE'RE TIRED OF IT AND WE'RE SAYING ENOUGHS..ENOUGH. WE'RE PHYSICALLY EN-LOCKING OURSELVES TO THIS ROAD AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE MOVED ))
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Jason Halbert and Trey Biasiolli have literally bond themselves to the road. Their arm locked underground in what is known as a "sleeping dragon"
Members of the Shenandoah Ecosystem Defense Group are protesting the "Hematite" Timber Sale.
A contract through Georgia Pacific to cut down 187 acres of trees.
Construction had just started last week after 4 months of lawsuits by the environmental group.
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SOT Tape #1 11:15:25
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 ARE ))
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For the subcontractor hired by Georgia Pacific the protest is having a devastating impact.
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IN Q=David Charles

((JOY SUTTON/INTERN REPORTER: DAVID CHARLES THE LOGGING CONTRACTOR SAY THIS PROTEST IS COSTING HIM NEARLY 4 FIGURES A DAY ))
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((DAVID CHARLES/LOGGING CONTRACTOR: AS LONG AS THEY'RE LAYING IN THAT ROAD THEY'RE HURTING ME ))
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But for the protestors the preserving the environment is an important issue.
Halbert say cutting these trees has drastic consequences.
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SOT Tape #1 11:08:26
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 ))
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Despite the protest Forest 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.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Alleghany County.

Pulaski-Beer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=mjo
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=None


The Pulaski Rangers may soon be selling beer at Calfee Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.


A hearing was held last week where residents expressed concern that the sale of beer would mean more accidents and trouble in nearby neighborhoods.
Today the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control board decided to allow the sale of beer.
The decision can be appealed and that could prevent beer sales this season.

The Rangers' last home game is next month.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, highlights from 3 matinees in the big leagues, we'll hear from Bobby Ross and get his thoughts on Barry Sanders new contract.
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Plus, we'll check in with Terry Allen at the Skins training camp in Frostburg, Maryland.
The Skins are looking to spice up their offense this season by giving Allen a running mate.
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S-Sanders


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-14
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


Barry Sanders; one of the NFL's premiere running backs; came to terms with the Detroit Lions today on a new contract.
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SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00


The Lions organization has signed Sanders to a five year deal. Reports say the deal is worth more than 34 million dollars; that's just over 5.7 million per year.
Sanders has arrived in camp; which makes head coach and former VMI Keydet Bobby Ross extremely happy.
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((BOBBY ROSS/LIONS HEAD COACH:))
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S-Allen


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#rs97-1
GRAPHIC=redskins camp


The Washington Redskins continued training camp workouts today at Frostburg State University.
And one of the things the offense will be tinkering with over the next few days is the two back offense.
It's a wrinkle that should benefit Terry Allen and his backups.
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SUPER=01-Stephen Davis/2nd Year Running Back; 1:10
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(( Despite his off the field escapades that have seen him wreck a Ferrari at 133 miles an hour, Terry Allen is not trying out for Julius Erving's new NASCAR team.
In fact, with a four year $14 million dollar contract and two straight 13 hundred rushing year, Allen couldn't be more comfortable with the Skins. ((TERRY ALLEN/REDSKINS TAILBACK:))
The former Clemson star's story is an amazing one. Three years ago most thought his NFL career was over, when he blew out both of his knees while playing for the Vikings. ((ALLEN:))
After breaking John Riggins single season rushing record last year no one is questioning his knees any more. But with the rapid development of second year Stephen Davis from Auburn, the Skins are looking to break out of their patented one back set and play both at the same time.)) ((STEPHEN DAVIS/REDSKINS RUNNING BACK:)) ((ALLEN:))
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ANCHOR=Mike

WIPE TO PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 1020
And as our stories from Frostburg, Maryland continue this week, we also will begin bringing you reports from Spartanburg, South Carolina as Steve Mason hooks up the Carolina Panthers at Wofford College starting this Wednesday night.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=Braves

To baseball. The National League East Division leading Atlanta Braves welcomed the Los Angeles Dodgers to town this afternoon.
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Mike Piazza and his Dodgers seemed relaxed at Turner Field.
Trailing 2-nothing in the third; LA's Raul Mondesi jacks this Tom Glavine
pitch. a A three run homer and SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Los Angeles/4;

the Dodgers were out in front by 1.
Then; Atlanta's Crime Dog; Fred Mcgriff takes a bite out of the Dodgers with a solo homerun; 4-3 Braves and they edge Los Angeles 5-4.
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S-Reds


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-17ST5-27
GRAPHIC=None
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SUPER=03-New York/Reds vs. Mets; :00


In the Big Apple; Cincinnati's Deion Sanders wrestled with his teammates and the New York Mets.
In the bottom of the 2nd; Carl Everett goes yard on Dave Burba. 1-nothing Reds.
In the 6th; Jon Nunnally puts the SUPER=35-New York/5/Cincinnati/3;

Reds up 2-1 on this solo blast off Bobby Jones.
Everett would find the power again; He smacks a two run homer in the 8th and the Mets down the Reds 5-3.

S-Marlins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
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The Padres felt the heat in Miami as they visiting the Florida Marlins at pro Player Stadium.
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Trailing 3-nothing in the fourth; Gary Sheffield gets all of this pitch. His 12 homer on the season closes the gap to 2; but The Padres hammer the Marlins 10-2.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=GOLF


The first round of the Roanoke Valley golf Association's junior event was played today at Blue Hills.
Travis Horak from North Cross had the low round of the day with a four under par 67.
He leads the under 18 division, while Lee taylor is on top in the under 16 group. Lee had a 68 today.
Michael Kidd leads the nine and under midget division, while Matthew Gregory is on top in the under 6 pee-wee division.
The tournament winds up tomorrow at Countryside. Wx-Tape
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