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STRIKE-UNREST

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


You may see a few of the familiar brown U-P-S trucks making deliveries today, but it will be managers at the wheel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Watertown, MA;

7:55:47
Teamsters are in the second day of a strike against U-P-S.
There's been some trouble reported on some picket lines.
Authorities say five people were arrested Massachusetts this morning after clashes between strikers and police.
No talks news are scheduled and President Clinton says he won't step in to end the strike.
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E-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


The country is just beginning to feel the effects of the strike.
Here in the Commonwealth six-thousand U-P-S employees are walking the picket line.
Thousands of packages are grounded and customers are scrambling to find other ways to ship.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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SOT
IN Q=On the picket lines
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :04 quick
SUPER=01-Ron Cundiff/Snap-on Tools; :21
SUPER=01-John Keith/J. Crew; :35
SUPER=@Eric2; :49
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke

(( On the picket lines in Roanoke... and in Lynchburg the story is pretty much the same.
Union UPS workers sit and wait for some kind of break in the standoff with management, and that break could be days, or weeks away.
UPS CUSTOMERS have more immediate concerns.
There's the tool salesman who gets his inventory through UPS.
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SOT 11:00:08
IN Q=It'll delay a lot

((RON CUNDIFF/SNAP ON TOOLS; IT'LL DELAY A LOT OF SALES, BUT GENERALLY IT WON'T PREVENT ME FROM HAVING THE SALES, THEY'LL JUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET THEM TO ME ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=get them to me


J-Crew in Lynchburg saw the writing on the wall a few days ago and began using the U.S. Postal Service.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:05:37
IN Q=The only thing we lose

((JOHN KEITH/J. CREW; THE ONLY THING THAT WE LOSE WHEN WE SWITCH TO THE POST OFFICE IS IF A CUSTOMER WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THEIR PACKAGE IS IN TRANSIT, THERE'S NO WAY TO TRACK IT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=no way to track it


Many people turned to the U.S. Post office, which limited customers to 4 packages each.
Federal Express also put a limit on parcels, a freeze on new accounts, and they're closing their doors two hours early.
Their drivers are still rushing to keep up with demand.
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SOT 11:34:51
IN Q=how are you

((REPORTER QUESTION; HOW ARE YOU GUYS HANDLING THE EXTRA LOAD? FEDERAL EXPRESS DRIVER; VERY VERY BUSY. I'M SORRY BUT I'VE GOT TO RUN. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=got to run


Eric Earnhart, News 7))

BUDGET-signature


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


A historic day in the nation's capital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


G-0-P and Democrat congressional leaders were at the White House today to watch President Clinton sign into law a bill that will balance the nation's budget for the first time in three decades.
The legislation also provides for Americans' biggest tax break since 19-81.
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SOT
IN Q="Together we can work
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=work for it."
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VO-NAT


The tax and spending measures culminate two and a-half years of budget wrangling.
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BOMBING-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Following a one day delay, opening statements are set to get underway at this hour in the World Trade Center bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Ramzi Yousef, who's accused of being the mastermind of the 19-93 bombing, is on trial along with one co-defendant.
A New York judge is warning jurors to ignore media reports
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=hold

linking the defendants in the bombing to a recent alleged plot to blow up New York's subways.

Frat-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=fire


An early morning fire has left a Virginia Tech Fraternity without a home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning;


The Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Main Street was already engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived.
Two people were apparently living in the house.
But neither was at home.
Police say the fire was reported by someone at a nearby pay phone.
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11:28:44
SOT
IN Q=What they

((LT. BRUCE BRADBURY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.:WHAT THEY HAD SEEN WAS A SMALL FIRE THROUGH THE WINDOW ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE NEAR THE BANK AND APPARENTLY RIGHT AFTER THEY MADE THE CALL THE FIRE BEGAN TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbury/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=spread rapidly.
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VO-NAT


Fire officials are still working to determine a cause-- damage is estimated at 90- thousand dollars.
Although only two people were living in the house-- others apparently left their belongings there for the summer.
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E-L'burg-Attack


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two days after being attacked in his home a Lynchburg man Sunday is still in critical condition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sunday Night;


The wife of 75- year- old James R. Jones found him lying at the bottom of the basement stairs with severe injuries to his head.
Police say they recovered a weapon from the home which they believe was used to hit Jones.
They're looking at robbery as a possible motive.
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SOT 10:30:01
IN Q=We're trying to

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE NOW WHAT EXACTLY THE SCENARIO WAS THAT TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT. IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT HE COULD HAVE WALKED IN ON SOMEONE WHO WAS BURGLARIZING THE HOME. BECAUSE WE DO KNOW THAT HE SPENDS A GREAT DEAL OF TIME OUT IN HIS BACKYARD, WORKING IN HIS YARD AND HIS GARDEN AND HIS SHEDS.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=and his sheds.
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VO-NAT


Wingfield says two rooms in the house were in dis-array, indicating a struggle may have occurred.
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PARKINSON'S


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=medical news


The Food and Drug Administration has approved a powerful new weapon in the battle against Parkinson's Disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


It's a pacemaker- like brain implant that sends little electric shocks to the part of the brain controlling movement.
The small pulses of electricity help control tremors associated with the disease.
The 25 thousand dollar procedure has been effective in more than half of the patients it's been implanted in.
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MIR-launch


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


Two Russian cosmonauts have blasted off on a mission to repair the crippled Mir Space station.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Baikonur, Kazakstan;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(nats of takeoff)
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VO-NAT


The Russian space ship is expected to dock with Mir on Thursday.
The launch comes just as more trouble is reported aboard Mir.
SUPER=@File;


Earlier today Russian officials announced that two oxygen generators had broken down.
However the three man crew aboard mir is not in any danger.
It's just the latest in a string of problems on the eleven- year- old station.
The new crew's task will be to fix those problems.
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EXPENSIVE-CITIES


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


If you want to travel abroad and don't want to spend a bundle, stay away from Asia.
Eight Asian cities, including Tokyo and Hong Kong, are among the top ten priciest cities to visit.
The survey by Corporate Resources Group compares the costs of more than 200
factors important to foreigners living abroad--- including housing,

transportation, food, clothing and entertainment.
And the most expensive U-S city --New York, it ranked 31st.

E-Car-Dealer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's the end of the road for one Lexington tradition as corporate downsizing is closing Lexington Motor Sales.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=So these
SUPER=03-Lexington; :06
SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington Motor Sales Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Gene Cox/Sales Manager; :50
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:24
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=News 7 Rockbridge County

((REPORTER: SO THESE WERE THE DAYS WHEN EVERYTHING WAS DOWNTOWN? BUDDY DERRICK: OH, YEAH! Buddy Derrick was 25 years old when he started selling Cadillacs-- that's when his company was right on main street. And this is the last new car his company will sell.
As of August first, the company is no longer a General Motors dealer.
SOT 4:47:03

((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER:NOW I HAVE BEEN THE LAST DEALER STILL IN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY, AND NOW THAT I'M GOING THERE WILL NOT BE A DEALER STILL IN LEXINGTON.))
RUNS=:10


The three major AMerican car manufacturers are all consolidating their dealerships-- in an effort to cut costs.
SOT 4:43:39

((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER: IN SMALL COMMUNITIES MUCH LIKE LEXINGTON AND MANY OTHER, THEIR PLAN IS TO CONSOLIDATE-- ELIMINATE AS MANY DEALERS AS THEY CAN))
RUNS=:11

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
SOT 4:55:54

((GENE COX/SALES MANAGER: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A LOSS. I HOPE THAT WHAT I'M ANTICIPATING DOES NOT HAPPEN. THAT'S I'D LIKE TO SEE LOCAL PEOPLE RUN THE LOCAL DEALERSHIPS. AND I'M AFRAID IN YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT.))
RUNS=:13


Buddy Derrick has more invested in Lexington than a just a car dealership-- he's the city's mayor.
That makes the decision to close up shop even more difficult, as he knows the city will lose a major source of tax revenue.
SOT 4:45:45

((BUDDY DERRICK/OWNER: AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIPS ARE HIGH DOLLAR VOLUME, WE MAY BE LOW MARGIN, BUT WE ARE HIGH DOLLAR VOLUME, AND WE PAY A LOT OF TAXES. YEAH, I HATE TO SEE THE CITY LOSE THE TAXABLE INCOME.))
RUNS=:12



SOT 5:54:10

((FOLKS WHO BOUGHT THEIR CARS FROM LEXINGTON MOTOR SALES WILL NOW HAVE TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO GET THEIR CARS SERVICED. THEY'LL HEAD TO THIS CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP, JUST DOWN THE STREET, AND IN THE COUNTY. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7 ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
RUNS=:14))


American-Fiber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=business news


A company that came to Henry County a little more than a year ago is already expanding.
America Fiber Industries says it will invest an additional two and a half million dollars into its southside Virginia plant, which makes pillows and mattress pads.
Right now American Fiber has 260 employees here. It expects to increase employment in Henry County to more than 500 workers during the next year and a half.
The California based company says another big expansion could come in the near future because of the growth it is experiencing.

E-Willey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=NONE


Washington talk is focusing on the daughter-in-law of a late Virginia state senator.
Last week, Kathleen Willey was subpoenaed to testify in Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, Newsweek magazine's reported that Kathleen Willey -- seen here in a flight attendant training class last year -- had a private encounter with the President while working at the White House in 19-93.
Newsweek quotes a former White House co-worker Linda Tripp.
Tripp says Willey told her she was kissed and fondled by the President in a private office.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Willey is keeping a low profile.
Her Richmond attorney says she's outraged and will fight the subpoena.

S-Debates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are neck and neck in the polls.
But according to the same pollsters -- Republican Gilmore's campaign promises are more popular by a long shot.
So what's Don Beyer to do?
SS=Don Beyer


The Democrat's challenging his opponent to five more public debates between now and election day.
The Gilmore campaign says it's NOT opposed to more debates -- but called Beyer's declaration "gimmickry."
A spokesman says both campaigns have received over 30 invitations to debate.

S-Fly-Fishing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None


Camp Easter Seals is opening new doors to children with disabilities.
Fly fishing was the catch of the day yesterday.
Denise Allen has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The line whipped through the
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00
SUPER=39-Christina Jacobs/Camper; :11
SUPER=01-John Comey/Orvis; :55
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:06
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=News 7


((As the line whipped through the air, a fly danced on the water and a fish grabbed at the bait.
Here in the hills of Craig County children at Camp Easter Seal tried their hand at fly fishing.
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SOT 10:41:51
IN Q=THE MAN SHOWED

((CHRISTINA JACOBS/CAMPER: THE MAN SHOWED ME HOW TO FISH AND I PRACTICED AND I PRACTICED BUT I LOST THE FISH.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=LOST THE FISH


Christina forgot the one that got away later in the day when she came up with the biggest catch of the morning.
All of the children got lucky and caught fish.
For some it was a first.
And that's what Camp Easter Seal strives to provide--new experiences.
Campers with disabilities ranging the hearing and sight impaired to autism and the physically challenged come to the facility for recreation.
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SOT nat sot
IN Q=

((YOU WANT ME TO HOLD THE ROD. GO LET HIM GO. BE CAREFUL.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=


Orvis supplied the equipment and the instructor.
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SOT 10:55:37
IN Q=AND PRETTY MUCH

((JOHN COMEY/ORVIS: AND PRETTY MUCH TRY TO TEACH OUR TRADE AND THE MORE FLY FISHERMEN THE BETTER FOR US AND IT'S ALSO A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON AND HAVE SOME FUN TRYING TO CATCH THESE LITTLE RASCALS.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THESE LITTLE RASCALS


But it's the campers who provide inspiration.
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SOT 10:57:07
IN Q=good

((GOOD JOB.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=JOB
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SOT 10:57:15
IN Q=SEE THAT SMILE

((SEE THAT SMILE. IT'S PRICELESS.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=PRICELESS


Denise Allen News 7.))

S-Parking-Garage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


More places to park in Lynchburg may mean a new regional jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


City officials helped open the 375- space parking deck on Clay Street yesterday morning.
Council had required the new deck be built before jail construction wiped out another nearby parking lot.
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SOT 10:07:15
IN Q=I believe that

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I BELIEVE THAT THIS PARKING DECK, THE RENOVATION OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING WHICH IS BEHIND YOU, THE COURTS AS WELL AS THE WORK COMPLETED AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S NEW WEST BUILDING ARE CLEAR INDICATIONS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to this neighborhood.
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VO-NAT


The new parking deck cost three million dollars and took about a year to build.
Construction on the regional jail should get underway sometime next month.
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E-Beer-truck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Accident


Suds covered BOTH north-bound lanes of 2-20 in Franklin County for part of yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Highway department workers weren't taking it lightly.
A beer truck had over- turned just below the intersection of route 6-18 in the Fork Mountain area.
V-DOT channeled and diverted traffic around the wreck, predicting it would take hours to clean up the mess.
No one was injured.
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wipe wipe wipe

Police-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT

04:12:40
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;


In Utah ,a police chase took an unexpected, wet turn.
The officers were involved in a car chase that took them through a backyard shortcut.
The deputy did NOT see the eight by 14 foot pool until it was too late.
The driver was very apologetic to the home owners.
His colleagues now call him "Aquaman."
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E-Crenshaw's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw's


They opened again, but now Crenshaw's store at Valley View Mall will close its doors for good.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The appliance and electronics store says it will start a going- out- of- business sale Thursday.
Crenshaw's only recently re-opened, after reclaiming merchandise that had been repossessed by a creditor.
The company says it plans to sell everything, even if that means taking a loss.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Crenshaw's


Crenshaw's continues to blame its poor sales on "adverse publicity" over its policy on Holdren's service contracts.

Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


It wasn't yesterday's rain that melted the Salem Avalanche -- it was the Winston-Salem offense.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00


In the first, Jerry Whitaker lifts a little single into left field, and it's enough to drive in Mark Johnson to make it 2-to-nothing.
Still in the top of the first, Bryan Manning gets the base hit to center on the little bloop single.
Carlos Lee slides in safely, as Ben Petrick is late in blocking the plate.
The Warthogs were on top 7-to-nothing before the Avalanche scored in the sixth.
SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/9/Salem/1;


Kyle Houser bounces one in the front of the plate to third.
David Feuerstein (FOYER-steen) scores on the fielder's choice but Salem loses 9-to-1.
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US-Basketball


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


The United States suffered its first loss of the world under-23 basketball championships today.
The defending champs fell to Puerto Rico 74 to 69.
Puerto Rico is the only unbeaten team left in the 12-nation tournament.

Salem


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#net (edit of S7-10)
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


Football season is almost upon us. Many schools have already started practice.
Steve Mason checks in with the defending state champs from Salem.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Division Four State Championship; :00
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :10
SUPER=03-Salem; :28
SUPER=01-John Hancock/Salem Wide Receiver; :35
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:09
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
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Jukeboxes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 06:18:09)
GRAPHIC=none


Pick a song, any song, but just don't ask for it on C-D.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mira Mesa, CA;


Mike Zuccaro owns 35 jukeboxes, which he keeps in every room of his California home.
Each has its own style -- there's one with tail lights that's modeled after a late 50's Cadillac.
Some of the jukeboxes play 45's while others play the full size 78's.
Mike still has room for more jukeboxes, he's just not sure how he'll pay those electric bills. (----------------)