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SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A CLOSE FRIEND OF CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER ROSA PARKS WAS KILLED-- AND SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE INJURED IN A BUS ACCIDENT IN SUSSEX COUNTY THIS MORNING.
A JUDGE WHO CUT OFF CONTACT BETWEEN SHARON BOTTOMS' YOUNG SON AND BOTTOMS' PARTNER APRIL WADE WAS WRONG.
THAT'S THE RULING TODAY FROM THE VIRGINIA COURT OF APPEALS.
IT'S TUESDAY JULY 29TH--
OUR TOP STORY--
THE FORMER PASTOR AT OUR LADY OF NAZARETH CATHOLIC CHURCH IS FACING A LAWSUIT. ))
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P-Priest-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-44
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching News-7 Primetime. I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Roanoke County man has renewed his complaint against a local priest- -the former pastor at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 1994;


Father Kenneth Stofft left the church more than a year ago, tearfully admitting to the congregation that he had an alcohol problem.
Last month a parishioner filed a civil suit arising from an incident at the church two years ago.
Robert A. Stone, the Third says he went to Our Lady of Nazareth for counseling, but that Father Stofft was drunk, continued drinking and that he propositioned Stone during the counseling session.
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Talent=Connie
SS=Lawsuit


County police brought charges against the priest, but a judge dismissed the CRIMINAL case in 1995.
Father Rolo Castillo at Our Lady of Nazareth says- -as far as he knows- -the civil suit has not been served on the church or the Catholic Diocese in Richmond.
Stone is asking for more than a million dollars.
His Richmond lawyer says he's meeting with church officials to try to work out a settlement.

P-yokohama


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=yokohama


Less than two hours remain in the current contract between management, Yokohama Tire and union workers.
double boxes Connie/Andrew


Andrew Freiden is at the hotel in Roanoke County where negotiations continue at this hour.
Andrew, any idea if they're close to a deal?
ANCHOR=andrew
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LIVE=andrew full
SUPER=@Andrew1;
SUPER=71-Roanoke Co.;
(roll cue: "...that hasn't happened yet.")
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;
RUNS=:20 APPROX
OUT=TRYING TO NAIL DOWN AN AGREEMENT
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LIVE=ANDREW
SUPER=71-Roanoke Co.;
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double boxes Connie/ANDREW
(questions: So what happens if the clock strikes midnight without an

agreement?)
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Many people in limbo tonight.
We'll hear more from you in an hour, with the very latest-- over on News 7 at ELEVEN on WDBJ-7.

P-Bus


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stoney Creek; :


A harrowing ride for students on a black-history tour.
Their charter bus plunged off Interstate 95, into the Nottaway River in Sussex County.
34 were injured, including the driver.
A 25-year-old chaperone of the group, Adissi Foulke, was killed.
Foulke was also a close friend of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Parks made the trip to Richmond today, to claim his body.
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SOT 16:57:59
IN Q=I just felt like

((ROSA PARKS/CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER: I FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO BE HERE BECAUSE MAYBE I CAN BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE TO THE OTHER YOUNGSTERS TO HELP THEM GET THEMSELVES TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Pioneer; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=get themselves together.
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VO-NAT


The tour was sponsored by the Pathways to Freedom Foundation, a civil rights group founded by Parks.
The bus was carrying 29 youngsters, the driver, and five chaperones.
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p-bottoms


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=Bottoms


The Virginia Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that Sharon Bottoms' female partner should be barred from visiting Bottoms' son.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Today, the court ruled that a Henrico County judge erred when he cut off contact between Bottoms' son, Tyler, and April Wade solely based on the fact that Wade is a lesbian.
Bottoms' mother-- Kay, won custody of the child, and asked the court not to allow Wade any visitation.
The appeals court said NOT just sexual orientation -- should be considered when deciding what's best for the child.
The case will return to Henrico County for more hearings.
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P-Co-Flooding


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-C
GRAPHIC=FLOODING


Search dogs and divers are looking for 20 people still missing, after a wall of water roared through Fort Collins, Colorado-- killing at least five people.
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((NAT SOUND WATER. WE'LL GET YOU JUST HANG ON.))
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OUT Q=just hang on."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Collins, CO;


This was the scene last night when the flash flooding hit-
This man hung onto a tree until rescuers reached him.
He's alright tonight, though many others are still missing.
The wall of water smashed into town- taking mobile homes and cars with it.
Colorado's Governor returned from a conference in Las Vegas to inspect the flood damage.
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He was executed in Virginia... Thursday Joseph O'Dell will be buried at his birthplace, Palermo, Italy.
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VO-NAT


And from the Roanoke Valley to L-A with a few short stops in between, a local is making a name for himself on the CBS soap opera the Bold and the Beautiful.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Campbell-Deputy


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A Campbell County deputy arrested earlier this month on a peeping Tom charge has been fired from his job.
26- year- old Timothy Eric Bradley is accused of peeping through a neighbor's window in the Lighthouse apartment complex July 10th.
Bradley was arrested and suspended with pay while an internal investigation was conducted.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says he fired Bradley after an administrative hearing yesterday.
Bradley was a county jailer for the last four years.
The peeping charge carries a maximum twelve months in jail and a 25- hundred dollar fine.

P-o'dell


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=none


Italian officials say the body of executed killer Joseph O'Dell will be buried in the city of Palermo Thursday.
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VO-NAT


O'Dell was executed last week for raping and murdering a Virginia Beach woman in 1985.
His case prompted a media campaign in Italy against the death penalty and drew the attention of the Pope, Mother Theresa and Italian lawmakers.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The body will be buried in Palermo's oldest cemetery-- the resting place of victims of the Sicilian Mafia and assassinated mobsters.

P-Hardy-Road


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=road repairs


A twisting stretch of highway in Bedford County might be safer in the future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The Commonwealth Transportation Board is giving the O-K for a four million dollar project on Hardy Road.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will straighten and widen route 6-34.
Construction is expected to get underway by early 1999.
State transportation officials say it's benefits extend beyond the safety factor.
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SOT 10:06:36
IN Q=If we widen

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT:IF WE WIDEN IT OUT AND STRAIGHTEN IT A LITTLE BIT THAN THE EASE OF MOVEMENT IS GREATLY IMPROVED OUT THERE. SO WHAT WE'D CALL THE EFFICIENCY OF THE ROAD WOULD BE IMPROVED))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Department of Transportation;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=be improved.
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VO-NAT


The well used corridor between Bedford, Roanoke, Vinton and Smith Mountain Lake is one of the most heavily traveled smaller roads.
Up to 7-thousand vehicles a day travel the route.
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P-Staunton-River


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Education


Staunton River High School's new high tech library moved closer to completion-- using some old-fashioned work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


An assembly line of students, teachers, and citizens transferred books into the school's new library today, stack by stack.
The new media center is actually the school's old cafeteria, after some major renovations.
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SOT 1:11:34
IN Q=The new library

((BARBARA PLOTNER/LIBRARIAN: THE NEW LIBRARY IS MORE THAN TWICE THE SIZE OF THE ONE WE'RE IN NOW, HAS LOTS MORE SHELF SPACE, AND WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE LOTS MORE COMPUTERS. AND SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE SET UP AND HAVE A REAL, TRUE MULTI- MEDIA CENTER. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Plotner/Librarian;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=multi-media center
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VO-NAT


Volunteers were hoping to complete the transfer of all eleven- THOUSAND books today.
They said they were thankful the big move was made TODAY, instead of during yesterday's sweltering heat.
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P-Billy-Rose


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


He says he's thinking about following in the footsteps of Forrest Gump...by walking across the country. In Martinsville, Billy Rose is well known...but most people don't know his name.
Tonya (TONE-YAH) Flory pounded the pavement with this power walker.
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SOT 11:04:37
IN Q=I have walked
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SUPER=01-Billy Rose/"Speedy"; :16
SUPER=01-Sheila Martin/Rocky Mount Resident; :33
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((
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SOT 11:04:37:06
IN Q=I have walked

((BILLY ROSE:I HAVE WALKED FROM HERE TO WINSTON-SALEM NORTH CAROLINA IN TWELVE HOURS, I WALKED FROM HERE TO ROANOKE TWICE IN FIVE HOURS, I TIME MYSELF, I WALK FROM HERE TO ROCKY MOUNT SIX TIMES IN FOUR HOURS))
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OUT Q=four hours

And at 42 years old, Billy Rose has covered every inch of Martinsville on foot...now no one in town calls him stranger, but he has earned a nickname...
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SOT 11:17:45
IN Q=Speedy,yes

((SHEILA MARTIN/ROCKY MOUNT:SPEEDY,YES.EVERYBODY IN TOWN KNOWS HIM? YES, EVERYBODY KNOWS HIM))
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OUT Q=knows him
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SOT 11:13:43
IN Q=Everytime I get

((EVERYTIME I GET ON THE ROAD THEY ALWAYS HOLLERING SPEEDY. SPEEDY HURRY UP, YOU'RE OUTRUNNING MY CAR.))
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OUT Q=my car
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SOT 11:06:47:00
IN Q=I walked so

((I HAVE WALKED SO HARD, THAT I HAVE WALKED OUT OF MY SHOES.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=my shoes

and the tennis shoe industry has nothing to worry about as long as Billy's around.
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SOT 11:07:05
IN Q=I wear out

((I WEAR OUT A PAIR OF SHOES A MONTH.))
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OUT Q=a month

even though he smokes cigarettes
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SOT 11:07:44
IN Q=I got strong

((I GOT STRONG LEGS,I GOT A STRONG HEART. DOCTOR SAID I HAVE THE BEST HEART OF ANY HUMAN BEING.))
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OUT Q=human being

but, this past time does have it's drawbacks...
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SOT 11:08:48
IN Q=It's dangerous,

((IT'S DANGEROUS,I'VE BEEN HIT BY A CAR TWICE))
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OUT Q=car twice

and he's been robbed at gunpoint while taking a walk, but Billy believes it's still safer than riding in a car...
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SOT 11:14:17
IN Q=A guy offered

((A GUY OFFERED ME A RIDE ONE DAY GOING THROUGH COLLINSVILLE AND I SAID NO THANK YOU, I'M IN A HURRY.))
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OUT Q=in a hurry.

So if you see Speedy charging down the road, don't offer him a ride, but do beep the horn and wave hello...TF,News 7.))

p-Gevrekian


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None


Most actors who head to Los Angeles to get their big break never make it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"The Bold and the Beautiful"


But William Byrd graduate Rob (GEV-rik-in) Gevrekian landed a role on "The Bold and the Beautiful" in just over a year.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


His first episode aired today.
Rob's father says the phone has been ringing off the hook all afternoon.
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SOT 3:42:46
IN Q=FAMILY

((BOB GEVREKIAN/ACTOR'S FATHER: FAMILY, FRIENDS, FRIENDS OF HIS, FRIENDS OF OURS, FRIENDS OF THEIR'S, EVEN THE DENTIST. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Gevrekian/Actor's Father;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=THE DENTIST
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VO-NAT


Rob's mother says a lot of people say her son is a "hunk."
But she still remembers him dancing in recitals as a kid.
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SOT 3:48:59
IN Q=I DON'T THINK

((CAROLYN GEVREKIAN/ACTOR'S MOTHER: I DON'T THINK OF HIM AS A SEXY HUNK. HE'S JUST MY BABY-- BUT HE'S A VERY TALENTED BOY))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Gevrekian/Actor's Mother;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=TALENTED BOY
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VO-NAT


Rob has taped four episodes of the soap opera.
You can catch his next appearance Thursday, over on WDBJ-7.
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P-Anemia


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


Researchers may be a step closer to understanding anemia and other iron-related illnesses.
Two teams of scientists in the U-S say they've discovered a protein -- responsible for the absorption of iron... as well as zinc, lead, and other metals.
The studies are reported in the journals "Nature" and "Nature Genetics."

P-Barr-Labs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-29
GRAPHIC=prescription drugs


Good news for the estimated two million Americans who take the blood- thinning medicine Coumadin (KOO-muh-din).
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest;


A less expensive, generic form of the drug is now available.
(WARF-UH-RIN) Warfarin is made by Barr Laboratories, which is building a production plant in Bedford County.
Coumadin's maker-- DuPont Merck-- had fought to keep Warfarin off the market, including here in Virginia.
It's still up to the state Board of Pharmacy to decide whether to require pharmacists to contact a patient's doctor before selling the generic drug.
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SOT 1:05:26
IN Q=There are a

((JERRY PRICE/BARR LABS V.P.: THERE ARE A FEW STATES WHERE THE LEGISLATIVE ACTION HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE STATE BOARDS OF PHARMACY, BUT THE COMPANY IS CONFIDENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO WELL ONCE THE STATE BOARDS OF PHARMACY REVIEW THEM BECAUSE OF THE TECHNICAL ISSUES, AND THEY'RE BETTER EQUIPPED TO REVIEW THEM THAN LEGISLATORS.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Price/Barr Labs Vice President; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=than legislators.
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VO-NAT


Barr Labs is one of ten American companies that makes generic equivalents of prescription drugs.
They can sell for as much 30 to 40 percent less than the cost of brand name medications.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion


Some post office workers in Lynchburg were looking a little "raggedy" today, but it was all in good fun... and it's our video pick this Tuesday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Lynchburg


Employees at the Rivermont station dressed up as Raggedy Ann dolls to help celebrate the Postal Service's latest stamp issue.
"Classic American Dolls" is a 15- stamp set that showcases rare and unusual dolls from American history.
The Old and New Doll Club of Central Virginia helped decorate the office for the occasion.
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SOT 6:13:05
IN Q=I think a

((SHELBY MAZZONE/DOLL COLLECTOR: I THINK A LOT OF TIMES DOLL COLLECTORS ARE FORGOTTEN, BUT DOLL COLLECTING IS A VERY LARGE HOBBY RIGHT NOW, IT'S SECOND ONLY TO COIN COLLECTING.)) ((CHARLOTTE MASON/POSTAL EMPLOYEE: WE DECIDED WE WANTED TO HAVE FUN SO WE FIGURED THIS WOULD BE ONE DAY TO DRESS UP AND ENJOY OUR JOBS A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
SUPER=75-Shelby Mazzone/Doll Collector; :00
SUPER=75-Charlotte Mason/Postal Employee; :10
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=little bit more.
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VO-NAT


Except for a few strange looks, Mason says customers enjoyed her new uniform... and it helped sell a few extra stamps as well.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=steve
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=None


In primetime sports tonight, Avalanche highlights, a possible Express signing, and a word from Cornell Brown,
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New York; :00


But first a boxing note. In an news conference today; rather a hype conference; promoters announced that on October 4th, Lennox Lewis will meet Andrew Golota as lewis defends his WBC heavyweight title. Lennox will bank 7 mil while Andrew takes home 2. some other digits to show you at this time. WIPE TO SCORES
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SP-Hogan


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-8
GRAPHIC=Golf


The worlds best golfers, fans and family gathered today to bid farewell to a man whose life became a legend; Golfer Ben Hogan.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX; :00


Today's service was held just miles from the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, a course named Hogans alley in honor of his 5 PGA victories there.
Friends like Byron Nelson, Tommy Bolt and Hot Springs own Sam Snead attended the service to pay respects to the finest shotmaker in the history of golf.
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SOT
IN Q="he's

((SAM SNEAD/MOST PGA WINS IN HISTORY WITH 81:))
SUPER=01-Sam Snead/Most PGA Wins in a Career; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...as he did"
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SP-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-97
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


Itt would be a repeat performance for the Avalanche as Salem lost to Kinston 6 to 2 for the second consecutive tonight.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00


The Av's Vincente Garcia and his teammates appeared loose before tonight's game at Memorial Stadium.
Things tightened up quickly. In the top of the second; Kinston's Rafael Gross hits a grounder to short that brings in a run and the Indians were out in front 2 to 1.
On to the top of the third. Kinston's Junior Betancer goes all the way to
the wall in right center; the SUPER=34-Kinston/6/Salem/2;

base hit plates Mark Budzinski, who slides in safe and Kinston lead by 2.
The lead would grow. In the top of the sixth; Tim Jorgenson brings in a pair of runs on the two bagger to left and the Indians down Salem by 4.
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SP-Lewis


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
GRAPHIC=Ravens


The Baltimore Ravens received a big scare in training camp today as starting linebacker Ray lewis was injured.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Westminister, MD; :00


Lewis suffered a neck injury during drills. The team physician says that ther was no damage to the spinal cord or primary nerves. Leiws was flown by state police chopper to shock trauma Center.
Doctors believe that Lewis could be released as soon as tommorow. The injury occurred when Lewis and fullback Kenyon Cotton banged helmets.
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SP-Ravens


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-17
GRAPHIC=Ravens


Lewis's injury coupled with the fact that Ravens draft pick and Linebacker Peter Bouleware is still holiding out
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Westminister, MD; :00


means there is still room at linebacker for former Va. Tech all American Cornell Brown to start at that position. Sourse in Baltimore said today that Brown is still a starter.
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SOT
IN Q="You

((CORNELL BROWN/RAVENS LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Ravens Linebacker; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...learn something from them"
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SP-Young


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-10
GRAPHIC=49ers


NFC West power San Francisco might have Jim Druckenmiller in camp soon.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlotte/49ers vs. Panthers; :00


Sources say the niners are extremely close to signing quarterback Steve Young to a new contract. Young has been the NFL's top passer five of the last six years. His new contract could free up salary room for Druckenmiller.
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC;


In other NFC West news; Carolina panther defensive end Gerald Williams; wearing number 98 here, has decided to retire at the end of this upcoming season after 12 years in the league. He turns 34 in September. He has also played for the Steelers.
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Bye


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That's it for News 7 PRIMETIME. Thanks for watching-- we'll see you tomorrow. For more though, you can catch NEWS 7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7.