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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
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Up next on News 7 at 6...divers search for a possible drowning victim at Smith Mountain Lake...
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And we'll tell you why 300 Rolls Royce automobiles are parked in Bath County tonight.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Braves and Reds hooked up in Cincinnati this afternoon The N-F-L exhibition season kicked off today.
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And Don Shula leads a group into the N-F-L Hall of Fame.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


Lots of haze out there-- expect more for the next two days,
The hot and humid forecast, and the beach outlook, are coming up.

Missing-Man


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Drowning


One man is dead after drowning earlier this afternoon in Smith Mountain Lake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;


According to officials at the scene the man jumped from a railroad tressle into the lake at about three o'clock this afternoon.
Police say the incident occurred along the Hardy Ford section of the lake.
There's no word yet on the age of the person or his identity.
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Plant-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-45
GRAPHIC=Fire


Workers at a Roanoke County plant had to run for safety this morning, when a soldering machine caught fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Keltech Incorporated manufactures printed circuit boards, and ten employees were in the building when the fire started shortly after eight A-M.
They tried to extinguish the blaze, but had to evacuate when the flames spread.
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((THEY CARRY A LOT OF FLUX AND SOLDER, ALCOHOL BASE. THEY HAVE A HYDROGEN TANK THAT THEY USE IN THEIR MANFUACTURING AND WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE THAT NOT MUCH OF THAT MATERIAL WAS INVOLVED. OUR PRE-FIRE PLAN THAT WE CARRY IN OUR TRUCK HAD THAT NOTED AND OF COURSE THE EMPLOYEES WERE HERE, SO THEY WERE A BIG ASSET TO US TOO TO HELP US LOCATE WHERE IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief;
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TALENT=Eric
SS=Fire


The fire was contained to the rear of the building.
Company officials say they have a major clean-up ahead, but they hope to be back in production soon.

Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


There are now reports that a man found severely burned in Grayson County was decaptitated as well.
Police found the victim's body yesterday morning on the property of Louis Ceparano in the Clark Hill section of the county.
Police identified the victim as G.P. Johnson.
Authorities arrested Ceperano, charging him with murder. He's being held at the county jail.

p-ortiz


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Miguel Ortiz


Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein yesterday ruled the capital murder
charge --- and its death penalty
punishment --- facing a Roanoke man are constitutional.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from P-Ortiz, 97-12;
Twenty-three-year-old Miguel Angel Ortiz is scheduled to go on trial in October for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her mother in April.
Ortiz is also charged with first-degree murder and firearms violations.
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Columbia


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=Columbia


The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain has a new CEO and chairman--Thomas Frist.
The appointment comes one day after Columbia H-C-A's board of directors ousted former top executives Richard Scott and David Vandewater.
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SUPER=@File;


The company is one of the largest health care providers in our area.
It's also the focus of a federal probe regarding the overbilling of government health programs.
But, in a statement released yesterday Scott denies any wrongdoing.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Columbia


So far there's been NO indication that Columbia H-C-A medical centers in our area are subjects of the investigation.


Ammonia


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#=97-46
GRAPHIC=none


An ammonia leak in Roanoke yesterday caused a brief scare.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire officials arrived at the Ice and Cold Storage plant on Eighth Street and found ammonia seeping from a valve.
Firefighters quickly stopped the leak and mounted fans to air-out the building.
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Fire officials say low winds last night helped them contain the leak.
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WebWatch


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


America On Line drops an unpopular plan to sell its subscriber's phone numbers to telemarketers.
And Swiss banks are using the web to find families of holocaust victims with dormant accounts.
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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(( America Online kicked up a hornet's nest of criticism when it announced plans to sell member phone numbers...
The company had previously promised to keep that information private.
AOL says it still may have it's own employees call subscribers to market other companies' services.

Swiss banks are using a website to help families of holocaust victims track down dormant accounts.
The site has an alphabetical list of about 2000 names, often listing the account holder's spouse, and last known country of residence.
There is also a form family members can use to claim the assets.

If you spend too much time vegetating in front of the screen, the Fitness Zone can tell you what kind of shape you're in.
The fitness questionnaire will tell you what your fitness level is, and help you plan a strategy to improve it.
Keep fit while traveling by searching their nation-wide database of fitness clubs.

Your favorite celebrity is just a click away at Celeb-site.
You can search for the star of your choice and find out what they're up to...
If you register for a free membership, you can also e-mail your favorite celebrity.

Your journey to the stars begins on the WebWatch page at the WDJB website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.)) Roll
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Lake-Boats


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake

there is an anchor tag!!!
For the price of a few nights at a hotel resort, vacationers can spend a week cruising from cove to cove on Smith Mountain Lake.
Houseboats rentals are becoming increasing popular in the area. News 7's Tonya Flory takes us aboard the new water ride that's filling up fast.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00
SUPER=01-Ronald Harrison/Passenger; :33
SUPER=01-Ron Oliver/Co-owner Keycraft Cruisers; :42
SUPER=01-Victor Bupp/Parrot Cove Boat Rentals; 1:03
SUPER=01-Wayne Lewis/Passenger; 1:13
SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:17
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((Swabbies start early in the morning, shaping up the vessels...to ship them out...but whether you're a captain, fisherman or just getting your sealegs...experts say it doesn't take long before it's smooth sailing...
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SOT 1:40:40
IN Q=It's in neutral

((RON OLIVER/CO-OWNER KEYCRAFT CRUISERS:IT'S IN NEUTRAL NOW, SIMPLY PUSH IT FORWARD AND RESERVE.IT'S DESIGNED SO JUST ABOUT ANYBODY CAN OPERATE IT. IT'S VERY SIMPLE.))
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(nat sound break with guy ringing the bell)

And not only is the 12-14 mile an hour houseboat easy to operate, vacationers say it's a ready made trip...
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IN Q=it's well eqipped

((RONALD HARRISON/PASSENGER:IT'S WELL EQUIPPED. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BRING ANY KINDS OF LINENS OR NOTHING))
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The 51 foot long cruisers are designed to accomodate 10 people comfortably...
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IN Q=Generally, it's

((RON OLIVER/KEYCRAFT CRUISERS:GENERALLY ITS A FAMILY, SOMETIMES YOU'LL HAVE MULTIPLES OF OLDER FOLKS, RETIREMENT AGE, ALL THE WAY DOWN, OCCASIONALLY WE'LL HAVE A COLLEGE GROUP THAT'LL TAKE A HOUSE BOAT OUT.))
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OUT Q=boat out

If you're 21 or 61...this latest vacation craze seems to be growing...
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IN Q=They'll be back

((VICTOR BUPP/PARROT COVE BOAT RENTALS:THEY'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR, THEY'RE HAPPY, THEY GO HOME AND TELL THEY'RE FRIENDS.))
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IN Q=We were here

((RONALD HARRISON/PASSENGER:WE WERE HERE LAST YEAR AND IT WAS SO WONDERFUL WITH THE LITTLE BOAT WE THOUGHT WE'D COME BACK AND TRY THIS ONE.))
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IN Q=I think

((WAYNE LEWIS/PASSENGER:I THINK WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY IT. I'M PRETTY SURE THIS WON'T BE THE LAST TIME WE DO THIS.))
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OUT Q=we do this.

This summer 90-percent of the rentals are booked, but it's not too late for the fall season when prices drop 25-percent. And plans are underway to expand the houseboat fleet from six to 20 within the next three years...TF, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Parrot's cove also rents 37-and 45 foot houseboats as well as pontoon boats, fishing boats, ski boats, run-a-bouts and wave runners. Take Pinnacle Board For rental information call 1-800-488-4516.

Vince-Gill


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#=97-48
GRAPHIC=none


Last night, fans packed the Roanoke Civic Center to hear country music singer Vince Gill.
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((Nat sound music ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


6-thousand fans turned out to hear the legendary country artist.
The crowd ROARED as Gill sang his latest hits.
One fan came all the way from Blue Field, West Virginia to hear the country singer.
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IN Q=He's got this voice

((KARI LAW: HE'S GO THIS VOICE JUST WHEN YOU HERE IT. IT KIND OF GIVES YOU CHILLS )) ((JIM CLEMMER: WHO WOULD MISS IT.. IT'S A GREAT SHOW..GREAT PERFORMANCE )) ((vince singing nat sound))
SUPER=07-Kari Law; 00 quick
SUPER=07-Jim Clemmer; 05 quick!
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The concert was sponsored by the Kraft Country Music Tour.
Country Artist Bryan White opened for Gill.
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Luxury-Cars


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=none

there is an anchor tag!!!
One Rolls Royce is a rarity on the roads of western Virginia, but how about 300.
That was the scene this week in Bath County, as the Rolls Royce Owners Club rolled into the Homestead.
Joe Dashiell has more on the group's national meet.
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SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Pres Blake/Rolls Royce Owner; :17
SUPER=01-Charlene Niemann/Rolls Royce Owner; :49
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:01
SUPER=01-Veasey Cullen/Rolls Royce Owner; 1:15
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Hot Springs


((No stranger to well- heeled guests, the Homestead played host this week to the well- wheeled, members of the Rolls Royce Owners Club.
The driving range became a priceless parking lot, as row upon row of Rolls Royces and Bentleys awaited the scrutiny of judges.
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IN Q=I think it's sort

((PRES BLAKE/ROLLS ROYCE OWNER: I THINK IT'S SORT OF A PIECE OF ART. YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT A PICTURE A REMBRANDT. IT MEANS SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY AND TO CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT CAR MEANS A LOT, BECAUSE IT WAS A PRESTIGIOUS CAR, FANTASTIC DETAIL ON THE MECHANICAL SIDE.))
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Pres Blake has been collecting Rolls Royces for years. He now owns 24... Charlene Niemann has one, a white 1976 Silver Shadow with the license plate that reads "Poupon."
SOT CHARLENE NIEMANN 12:48:56
IN Q=You can imagine

((CHARLENE NIEMANN/ROLLS ROYCE OWNER: YOU CAN IMAGINE THE GESTURES WE GOT ON THE HIGHWAY COMING UP, BECAUSE WE DROVE UP AND YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW MANY TIMES WE WERE ASKED, "PARDON ME, BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY GREY POUPON."))
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The body styles have evolved slowly, but there are countless variations, and each one of these cars has its own story to tell.
Like this 1924 Silver Ghost... Originally owned by Colonel Robert McCormick, the owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
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IN Q=He was an antagonist

((VEASEY CULLEN/ROLLS ROYCE OWNER: HE WAS AN ANTAGONIST OF AL CAPONE. THEY DIDN'T GET ALONG REAL WELL. HE PUBLISHED A LOT OF ARTICLES AGAINST HIM AND ONE OF HIS REPORTERS, A FELLOW NAMED JAKE LINGLE WAS SHOT WITHIN TWO OR THREE BLOCKS OF THE TRIBUNE TOWER AND JUST AFTER THAT HE HAD THE CAR BULLET-PROOFED. SO WHEN WE GOT THE CAR IT HAD INCH AND A QUARTER GLASS IN THE DOOR AND IT HAD SAW STEEL IN THE ROOF. THEY HAD TRIED TO BULLETPROOF A CONVERTIBLE OF ALL THINGS.))
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The Stratford Convertible is more than a museum piece to Veasey Cullen. He restored it with his father. It's history and his own are intertwined.
Most of these cars, even the oldest are still on the road... a testimonial to devotion of their owners, and the meticulous craftsmanship behind a legendary name.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Hot Springs))
TALENT=Eric
SS=


The national meet of the Rolls Royce Owners Club is a private event, that concludes with a banquet later tonight.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Don Shula heads a group into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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And Steve Mason checks in with another report from the Carolina Panthers Training camp.
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S-Indians


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=Indians/A's


Rookie Jaret Wright tossed a six hitter over 8-innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6 to 3 win over Oakland.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, Oh/FOX SPORTS; :


The Indian mascot being chased by a kid in the outfield.
In the bottom of the fifth, Jim Thome gets all of this pitch sending it deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and a 2 to nothing Cleveland lead.
Then in the bottom of the fifth, SUPER=35-Cleveland/6/Oakland/3/;Matt

Williams sends this shot over the left field fence for a solo homer the Indians led 3 to nothing and Cleveland goes on to win it 6 to 3.
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S-Busch


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=Busch Logo


The Busch Grand National drivers dropped off in St. Louis this afternoon for the Inaugural Gateway 300.
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SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/CBS SPORTS; :


Several different drivers led the race but on lap 142 Rookie Steve Parks was the leader of the field.
The flagman was quite busy this afternoon Buckshot Jones crashes into the wall in turn two bringing out the 10-th caution of the day on lap 154.
There were 12 cautions in all today but Elliott Sadler of Emporia, Virginia survived a bumpy ride to win the Gateway 300 2 car length's ahead of Jason Keller who finished second.
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((ELLIOTT SADLER/GATEWAY 300 WINNER: ))
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S-Hall


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


It was Hall of Fame day in Canton Ohio.
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SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC SPORTS; :


And former Miami Dolphin Head coach Don Shula was one of four men inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Shula's home town is on 50 miles from Canton but he says it took him 67 years to travel the distance.
Shula is the winningest coach in N-F-L history.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Joining Shula in the Hall are former Steeler Mike Webster, cornerback Mike Haynes and Wellington Mara who owns the New York Giants.

S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO
Minnesota and Seattle kicked off the N-F-L exhibition season this afternoon

in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC SPORTS; :
Minnesota's Cris Carter is back on this play Brad Johnson throws it up and

Carter makes the circus catch for a big gain into Seahawk territory for a first down.
Several plays later Johnson again throws it up and Jake Reed hauls it in for a 10 yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 7 to nothing lead.
Former Eagle quarterback Randall SUPER=34-Minnesota/28/Seattle/26/;

Cunningham returned to action after missing last season he capped a 93 yard
drive throwing this 2 yard T-D pass to Chris Walsh and Minnesota wins the game

28 to 26.
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S-Defense


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CP97-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers training camp


The Carolina Panthers have beefed up an offense that was ranked 23 out of 30 teams in the NFL last season.
But Steve Mason says; the pressure the Panther defense faces again this season is nothing new; except for a few off season additions.
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SUPER=01-Sam Mills/Panther Veteran Linebacker; :35
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SUPER=01-Ray Seals/First Year Panther Defensive End; 1:16
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((Lamar Lathon and his fellow panther linebacking unit put their stamp on Steve Young, the 49ers and the league last year.
This season; that group, which is still without holdout Kevin Greene, welcomes Michael Borrow; a former Houston Oiler who is learning the finer points of dom capers zone blitzing defense from future hall of famer Sam Mills. ((:)) ((:))
Capers has also recruited #99 Ray Seals, who joins Gerald Williams on the

de-line; The pair developed in Pittsburgh with the Steelers under Capers. ((DOM:)) ((RAY:)) ((STEVE:)) ((:))
The panther Defense gets it's first test August 3rd against Mark Brunell and the Jacksonville Jaguars; in Spartanburg, South carolina, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.)) ((
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