12:00-01

YOKOHAMA

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=yokohama


It was just another day on the job for workers at Salem's Yokohama Tire plant.
A strike was averted when Union leaders and Yokohama management reached a last minute agreement in the wee hours of the morning.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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SOT
IN Q=the contract
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Robtison/Union President; :24
SUPER=01-Steve Kessing/Yokohama Vice President; :36
SUPER=01-Jim Hawk/Plant Manager; :46
SUPER=@Andrew1; :53
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke county.


(( The contract due to expire last week was extended until midnight last night, and negotiators used all of the extra time to agree to the deal.
Yokohama's Vice President of Human Relations and President of the USWA Local 10-23 emerged from the negotiating room at 12:15-- saying they had a tentative agreement.
But they wouldn't comment on terms of the agreement.
SOT 12:18:14

((ED ROBTISON/LOCAL UNION PRESIDENT: I THINK EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WELL. WE GOT ALONG GREAT. THINGS WORKED OUT, AND I'D RATHER NOT MAKE ANY MORE COMMENT UNTIL I GET IT TO MY MEMBERSHIP, AND LET THEM HEAR IT FIRST. ))
RUNS=:09



SOT 12:20:54

((STEVE KESSING/YOKOHAMA VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT, THE RATIFICATION PROCESS IS SOMETHING THAT'S INTERNAL TO THE UNION, NO TO THE COMPANY. ))
RUNS=:05


Plant manager Jim Hawk says work wasn't interrupted-- that workers who start their shift at midnight were on the job.
SOT 12:22:13

((JIM HAWK/PLANT MANAGER: BUSINESS AS USUAL-- At least until it's ratified? CORRECT.))
RUNS=:06



SOT 12:33:34

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: NOW THAT NEGOTIATIONS ARE FINISHED IN THIS ROOM, UNION LEADERS WILL TAKE THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AND PRESENT IT TO MEMBERS AT A MEETING 4:30 THIS AFTERNOON. AFTER THAT, ALL THE MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO GATHER ON SATURDAY, AND VOTE ON THE NEW CONTRACT. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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ISRAEL-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bombing


President Clinton calls it a "barbarous act."
Two explosions ripped through a crowded Jerusalem market this morning killing 13 and injuring more than 150.
Among the dead are the two people who carried the bombs.
Jesse Schulman reports.
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SOT

11:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Jerusalem; :20
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=CBS News Jerusalem.

(( POLICE BELIEVE THAT TWO SUICIDE BOMBERS CARRIED OUT THIS ATTACK THAT WAS AN ATTACK ON THE SOFTEST POSSIBLE TARGET. IT'S A VEGETABLE MARKET. IT IS A WIDE OPEN PLACE AND IT'S SIMPLY BEEN HIT VERY HARD.

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POLAICE ARE THERE IN THE HUNDREDS -- THEY MOVED IN VERY QUICKLY ONTO THE SCENE -- EVACUATING THE WOUNDED TO HOSPITAL. THIS IS, UNFORTUNATELY, A VERY WELL-REHEARSED ROUTINE IN ISRAEL. POLICE ARE VERY EFFICIENT AT GETTING THE WOUNDED TO HOSPITALS.
THE ANTI-TERRORISM SQUAD IS ON THE SCENE NOW SIFTING FOR CLUES AS ARE ISRAEL'S BURIAL SOCIETY. THEY ARE THERE NOW LOOKING FOR THE LAST HUMAN REMAINS TO GIVE THEM A PROPER, DECENT BURIAL. CBS NEWS JERUSALEM. ))

Saudi-Bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


More frustration ahead for federal prosecutors investigating last year's truck bombing at a U-S military base in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 airmen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In a Washington courtroom this morning, Hani Al- Sayegh (HAH'-nee ahl-say-YEHR') pleaded innocent in a plot to kill Americans.
He'd been brought to the U-S from Canada in June after reaching a deal with U-S prosecutors.
The deal called for him to tell what he knew about the truck bombing.
In return, he was indicted on just one count in a separate bomb plot that was never carried out.
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CO-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


The search has resumed for more victims of a flash flood in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Collins, CO;


Monday night a rain- swollen creek, unleashed a wave of water into two mobile home parks.
Five people are confirmed dead, around 40 were injured and 12 are still missing.
Damage so for is estimated in the millions.
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Fatal-Bike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


An evening bike ride proved fatal for an eleven- year- old boy.
Police say Cornelius Peerman was riding his bike along route 6-40 in Pittsylvania County, when he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck.
Peerman was dead at the scene.
Troopers are still investigating. No word yet, whether the driver of the pick-up will face charges.

Park-bus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks is in Richmond visiting the victims of yesterday's bus accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stony Creek;


The bus was loaded with children on a black history tour sponsored by Parks' civil rights foundation.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The crash killed a man Parks says was like a grandson to her.
Thirty-four others were injured, four of them seriously.
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SOT
IN Q=I felt

((ROSA PARKS:I FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO BE HERE BECAUSE MAYBE I CAN BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE TO THE OTHER YOUNGSTERS WHO SURVIVED. ))
SUPER=01-Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Pioneer;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=themselves togather.
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VO-NAT


Parks is credited with bringing the civil rights movement to national attention when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 19-55.
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TRUCK-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Michigan, police are investigating a collision between a pickup and a dump truck that killed eleven people, nine of them children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Concord Twp., MI/Yesterday;


Two young boys remain in critical condition.
The victims were all riding in the pickup on their way home from a day at the lake.
Investigators say it appears the small truck ran a stop sign.
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SOT

10:08:34
IN Q=

((HANK ZAVISLAK/JACKSON CO., MICHIGAN SHERIFF THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A TRAGEDY OF UNPRECEDENTED PROPORTIONS--BASED ON THE NUMBER AND AGE OF THE VICTIMS. IT IS CERTAINLY THE WORST ACCIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTY AND POSSIBLY IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. ))
SUPER=01-Sheriff Hank Zavislak/Jackson Co., MI;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the state of Michigan.
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VO-NAT


Authorities are running alcohol tests on some of the victims.
The dump truck driver was not injured.
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P-Priest-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Roanoke County man is asking for more than one million dollars as he renews his complaint against a 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 because of 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 that during a counseling session Father Stofft was drunk and propositioned him.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Lawsuit


County police brought charges against the priest, but a judge dismissed the CRIMINAL case in 19-95.

p-bottoms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=Bottoms


Sexual orientation canNOT be the sole basis for denying visitation right, so says the Virginia Court of Appeals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Yesterday the court ruled a Henrico County judge erred when he cut off contact between Sharon 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-o'dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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 tomorrow.
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VO-NAT


O'Dell was executed last week for raping and murdering a Virginia Beach woman in 19-85.
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=Melanie
SS=NONE


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

TAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=TAP


One of the Roanoke Valley's leading poverty fighting groups is now fighting an additional battle.
TAP or Total Action Against Poverty is struggling for funding due to recent state, federal and foundation cutbacks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Agency officials are looking to new fundraising efforts.
The organization is shifting it's focus to the local community.
Board members say educating the public about TAP's accomplishments is the key to getting them to open their wallets.
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SOT 9:18:25
IN Q= A big

((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/TAP VICE PRESIDENT:A BIG PART OF OUT PROBLEM IS TRYING TO EDUCATE THE BUSINESSES AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE EXACTLY ON WHAT WE DO. I THINK THERE'S A REAL MISCONCEPTION ABOUT WHAT WE DO AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/TAP Vice President;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=trying to do.
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VO-NAT


TAP organizes more than 30 programs including Head Start, Literacy Programs, Employment training and Food Banks for low income residents to become self-sufficient.
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Automated-Trash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Roanoke city


Some Roanoke residents will soon experience the latest in automated trash collection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's an initiative by the city to provide better trash service.
Starting September eighth approximately 19-thousand homes will be serviced by the new system of semi-automated and automated trash collection.
Starting next week some residents will already start receiving their carts--which hold up to four normal size trash cans.
The project will be phased in throughout the rest of the city by around April.
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SOT 10:49:21
IN Q=Your going to see

((JAMES MCCLUNG/MANAGER FLEET & WASTE MANAGEMENT: ITS GOING TO HELP US CONTROL THE LITER PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE ESPECIALLY IN OUR INNER CITY AREAS. IT'S GOING TO PROVIDE CONTAINERS THAT ARE RODENT PROOF. IT'S GOING TO REALLY GOING TO MAKE IT LOOK NICE OUT THERE ON THE STREETS. ))
SUPER=01-James McClung/Fleet & Waste Management;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=out there on the streets
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VO-NAT


The move is expected to save the city half a million dollars annually.
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E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


The latest statewide survey conducted for News 7 by Mason-Dixon Political Research shows the race for governor continues to be a dead heat.
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V/O
Since the last poll in May Don Beyer picked up one point from the ranks of the UN-decided, but Jim Gilmore still has a one-point lead.
Forty-three percent of those polled said they would vote for Gilmore- -if the election were held today.
Forty-TWO picked Beyer.
There's a margin of error of three and a half points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=News 7 Poll


So it seems some Virginia voters are waiting until the Fall to focus on their choice for Governor.
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Take Home Page Address Fullscreen
You can find all the latest poll results on the W-D-B-J home page. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
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E-Barr-Labs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Barr Labs


Consumers and business in central Virginia will benefit from the release of a new, generic blood-thinning medication.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest


Barr Laboratories, which is building a new manufacturing facility in Forest, is now shipping the drug (WARF-uh-rin) Warfarin to its customers.
Warfarin is a less expensive alternative to the anti-coagulant Coumadin
(KOO-muh-din).


DuPont Merck.. which makes Coumadin had lobbied Virginia legislators to place strict regulations on the prescribing of (WARF- ur-in) Warfarin.
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SOT 1:06:04
IN Q=Even though the

((JERRY PRICE/BARR LABS V.P.: EVEN THOUGH THE BILL PASSED THE LEGISLATURE, BASICALLY THE TEETH WERE TAKEN OUT OF IT. AND WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT THE BOARD OF PHARMACY, WHEN THEY FINISH WITH THE RULING, IT WILL HAVE LITTLE IMPACT ON US.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Price/Barr Labs Vice President; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=impact on us.
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VO-NAT


Price says the Barr Labs' new plant in Forest will start making generic drugs, including Warfarin, sometime this fall.
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E-Billy-Rose


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


One Martinsville man thinks of walking as more than a way to get from one point to the next.
Tonya Flory introduces us to Billy Rose -- a man who believes all you need are your feet to take you on a JOURNEY.
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SOT 11:04:37
IN Q=I have walked
SUPER=03-Collinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Billy Rose/"Speedy"; :16
SUPER=01-Sheila Martin/Rocky Mount Resident; :33
SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:27
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=News 7.
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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))
RUNS=:18
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))
RUNS=:05
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.))
RUNS=:06
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.))
RUNS=:02
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.))
RUNS=:08
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))
RUNS=:04
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.))
RUNS=:06
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.))

5-gevrekian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=none


The fans are already showing their support for one Roanoke actor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


That's because Bob and Carolyn Gevrekian's son Rob made his acting debut yesterday on C-B-S's "The Bold and the Beautiful."
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IN Q=you've got
SUPER=04-"The Bold and the Beautiful"
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=no doubt about it.
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VO-NAT


Rob is a William Byrd High School graduate, and he got his acting training at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He's getting his big break in the popular soap opera after only one year in Los Angeles.
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SOT 3:44:15
IN Q=IT HAPPENED

((BOB GEVREKIAN: IT HAPPENED A LITTLE QUICKER OUT THERE, FOR CALIFORNIA IT USUALLY TAKES A LOT LONGER TO GET AN AGENT, GET MOVING. OF COURSE, HE PAID A LOT OF HIS DUES IN MIAMI. IT'S NOT EASY, AND I'M REAL PLEASED. )) ((CAROLYN GEVREKIAN/ACTOR'S MOTHER: IT'S SURPRISING AND IT'S WONDERFUL. HE'S ALWAYS WITH ME, BUT WHEN YOU SEE HIM, IT'S FUN! ))
SUPER=01-Bob Gevrekian/Actor's Father; :00
SUPER=01-Carolyn Gevrekian/Actor's Mother; :13
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=it's fun.
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VO-NAT


Rob's next episode airs tomorrow here on your hometown station.
The (GEV-ri-kins) Gevrekins say they'll be loyal watchers of the Bold and the Beautiful-- as long as their son stays on the show.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Kinston Indians are doing a victory dance after beating the Avalanche.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00


The Avalanche got the first run, but Kinston took over from there.
In 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 scores.
Tim Jorgenson brings in a pair of runs and the Indians down Salem by 4.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CP97-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers camp


Panther running back Tim Biakabatuka has recovered from last year's season ending knee injury.
Steve Mason has more on a setback that hurt him both physically and mentally.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Tim Biakabatuka/Second Year with Panthers; :00
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :16
SUPER=@Steve1; :48
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/49ers vs. Panthers; 1:18
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; 1:32
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=....News 7 sports""
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((:))
((Having fun or should we say..cutting up...the field with the same force and precision that made him an instant success as an NFL running back. But fans only witnessed part of the package. Biakabutuka's rookie year was cut short when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the fourth game. However; at the resilient age of 23; Tim was able to make a full recovery. ((:)) ((STEVE:)) ((:))
Biakabutuka is again a big part of this team. The panthers beat San francisco with his help and carolina was 15th out of 30 teams in rushing last year WITHOUT him most of the season. ((KERRY COLLINS:)) ((
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PONY-ROUNDUP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The shores of Chincoteague (CHINK'-oh-teeg) were crowded with tourist this morning for the annual wild pony swim.
About 125 ponies swam across a narrow channel to Chincoteague shortly after 7:30.
Tomorrow, the foals will be auctioned to raise money for the fire department.
Officials say about 30-thousand tourists converged on the island for the 72nd annual event.