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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

The murder of a black man in Grayson County continues to raise questions about how much race was a factor in G-P Johnson's death.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, details on the CAPITAL case and some analysis of the law.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll re-visit the grandeur of a Roanoke landmark demolished more than a quarter century ago.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Roy Stanley checks in from JMU with a preseason report on Dukes football, John Daly brings back memories of 1991 with his first round performance at the PGA today.
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VO-NAT eng#


And NASCAR car owner Rick Hendrick enters a guilty plea today in Federal Court and in the process avoids a lengthy trial.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Partly sunny, hot and humid for the next several days--the montra in weather remains the same. Be prepared for a chance of scattered showers, too. I'll have the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.

Appomattox-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


State police say a man who was upset at being ordered to pay child support sped away from court and killed himself by driving off a highway in Appomattox County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.


A state trooper clocked 40- year- old Brian John Rossi (ROSS-ee) of Lynchburg at about 80 miles per hour when Rossi's vehicle veered off Route 460 near Concord.
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SOT 00:23:27
IN Q=Wasn't two

((SGT. DENNIS BRADNER/VA STATE POLICE: WASN'T TWO SECONDS WORTH OF PURSUIT HARDLY. BY THE TIME HE FLIPPED HIS LIGHTS ON, HE JUST DROVE RIGHT OFF THE ROAD.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Dennis Bradner/VA State Police; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=off the road.
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VO-NAT


Rossi's truck cut a tree in half, and flipped over several times.
He was thrown from the vehicle and died on impact.
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M'ville-Testing


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


Alarm bells are ringing for three Martinsville families ...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


now that the E-P-A has found high levels of harmful gases in their basements.
Felicia Dailey of the E-P-A says this is a cause for concern...
because the mix of gases is a gasoline derivative.
Smaller amounts of these gases were found in three more basements on Smith Lake Road and in the soil...
but Dailey says it would take a long time before they would affect anyone.
The families will NOT be evacuated.
The E-P-A will ventilate the homes next week and test children's bedrooms and living areas.
Smith Lake Road residents called in the E-P-A in June after seeing a frothy substance running down their road.
Their water tested clean.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The E-P-A says these gases can accumulate if a gas-powered lawnmower is left in the basement, for example.

Beyer-Trash


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia is the second largest importer of trash in the nation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Don Beyer wants to change that.
Beyer used a trash transfer station in Richmond to call for a moratorium on new mega-landfills and enhanced penalties for lawbreakers.
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SOT 23:05:23
IN Q=For years

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: FOR YEARS AND YEARS, THE SLOGAN OF VIRGINIA HAS BEEN "VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS." THE QUESTION IS NOW IS VIRGINIA ALSO FOR TRASH, AND GARBAGE, AND WASTE?))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=and waste?
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VO-NAT


A coincidental visit from a praying mantis helped Beyer make his "photo-op" as a candidate for the environment.
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SOT 23:23:55
IN Q=This is the

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THIS IS THE KIND OF VIRGINIA WE WANT. VIRGINIA IS FOR PRAYING MANTISES.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=praying mantises.
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VO-NAT


Virginia accepts 1-point-7 million tons of out-of-state garbage now, and processes four times the national average.
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Democrats


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Beyer is smoothing over reports of rifts between his campaign staff and those of his ticket mates.
Sources tell NEWS 7 that tensions among the Beyer, Payne, and Dolan camps were so bad, they met with a Democrat who is a certified mediator a week and a half ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


At that meeting, Beyer campaign chief Susan Platt -- seen here to his left -- walked out twice, using profanities.
Beyer says he's hasn't been told of any such meeting.
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SOT 23:29:17
IN Q=

((THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE TENSIONS BECAUSE CAMPAIGNS ARE IRREGULAR. THERE ARE UPS AND DOWNS. BUT I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN SUSAN PLATT.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=Susan Platt.
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VO-NAT


Sources say Beyer, Payne, and Dolan themselves are getting along alright.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


College courses are leaving campus and heading to downtown Roanoke.
We'll tell you all about it in just a few minutes on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


Also 30 years ago it was THE place to catch a movie in Roanoke--now those who have fond memories of the American Theater have put together a tribute.
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Allegations of race are continuing to surface in the case involving the burning and decapitation of a black man in Grayson County.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton is in our Blacksburg Newsroom with the latest.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Keith, after visiting Elk Creek on Monday-- state N-Double-A-C-P officials say they're convinced, more than ever, race was the motivator.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :
SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/VA NAACP;
SUPER=29-Former Ceparano Friend; :
SUPER=01-Pat Johnson/Victim's Cousin;
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=somebody's child.


Salim Khalfani is one of the N-double-A-C-P officials looking into Garnett "GP" Johnson's murder.
He's troubled by the fact Grayson County authorities have told the media RACE was NOT a primary factor.
Two white men are charged in Johnson's murder.
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SOT IF TAPE IS ZEROED AT SALIM'S FIRST WORD 01:56
IN Q=

((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: YOU KNOW IT'S JUST THAT FOLKS SEEM TO BE IN A STATE OF DENIAL ABOUT THE FACT THAT RACE WAS A PRIMARY FACTOR IN THIS CASE. AND I DON'T KNOW HOW ONE COULD DENY UNLESS THEY'RE FROM SOME OTHER PLANET OR SOMETHING. ))
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OUT Q=something.


Khalfani is basing his beliefs, in part, on witness statements to the media and what he was told by the prosector.
A former friend of suspect, Louis Ceparano, spoke with NEWS 7, but didn't want to reveal his identity.
He says Ceparano and the victim were friends-- although Ceparano was known to use the word NIGGER.
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18:48:03
SOT
IN Q=Was

((WAS LOUIS CEPARANO A PERSON YOU WOULD EVER THINK WOULD KILL SOMEBODY? NO, NOT WHEN I MET HIM. BUT DID THAT IDEA CHANGE? DID YOU THINK IT WAS A POSSIBILITY? WE'LL, I DON'T KNOW, LIKE I SAID, HE CHANGED AND HE JUST GOT KIND OF SPOOKY AT TIMES. ))
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OUT Q=at times.


Whatever the case-- the entire incident has been troubling for the victim's family.
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SOT
IN Q=If it

((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:IF IT CAN HAPPEN ONCE IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN, AND WE NEED TO TEACH OUT CHILDREN TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY KNOW, THAT THEY HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHER HUMAN BEINGS BECAUSE LOUIS CEPARANO IS SOMEBODY'S CHILD. ))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=somebody's child.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


It's unlikely we'll hear Ceparano's side of the story until court-- his new attorney-- Jimmy Turk has told him NOT to speak with the media.


Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave




Hate-Crimes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Because of the nature of the killing and the evidence, there have been questions about whether this can be classified as a hate crime.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Newsroom


Tonya Flory has some analysis on how and when the federal "hate crime" law comes into play in cases like the murder of Garnett Johnson.
Tonya... is this case covered by such a law??
Live=Tonya Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Tonya1;


It's difficult to prove and the Virginia State Crime Commission is now reviewing existing state hate crime laws. If race motivation can be established...then it can be classified as a hate crime.
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VO-NAT **Tonya Mic Hot**
SUPER=03-Lexington;


But Washington and Lee University Professor of criminal law Roger Groot says in this particular case the law may not apply.
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SOT 10:55:23:25
IN Q=The facts

((ROGER GROOT:THE FACTS APPARENTLY ARE THAT THE BAD GUYS WHITE AND THE DEAD GUYS BLACK...BUT THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MAKE A HATE CRIME. HE'S GOT TO BE ATTACKED BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK OR TO DEPRIVE HIM OF A CIVIL RIGHT ON FEDERAL TERMS.))
SUPER=01-Roger Groot/W & L Law Professor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=federal terms

**Tonya Mic Hot** TAKE PINNACLE PAGE LIVE FULLSCREEN
Groot says there are two ways hate crimes come under federal law...one is in a case like arson, burning or an assault in which case the penalty can be enhanced. Number two--the crime can be prosecuted as a conspiracy to violate civil rights.
Live=Tonya Full/Newsroom


Although this case does involve burning...a racial charge wouldn't necessarily mean a stiffer sentence because murder is a capital offense that can be punished by the death penalty.
Groot also notes the race motive could indicate future danger...someone who has that much race hatred is likely to kill again as compared to someone who kills in anger.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Newsroom


So Groot says that could help prosecutors in their argument for the death penalty.

Education-Center


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Destination Education Logo

**Note Anchor Tag**
A campaign to bring a centrally located higher education center in Roanoke is underway.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The splendor
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/Destination Education Chairman;
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
SUPER=01-John Pecaric/R.R. Donnelley & Sons;
SUPER=01-Vickie Price/Employment & Training Consortium;
SUPER=@Len1;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=LB, News-7.



The splendor of the newly renovated Hotel Roanoke was the backdrop for the launch of another community effort called Destination Education.
It's pushing for funding of the 16- million- dollar Higher Education Center, which would go in the old N-and-W building next to the grand old hotel.
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SOT 11:54:15
IN Q=Our job

((WARNER DALHOUSE/DESTINATION EDUCATION CHAIRMAN: OUR JOB IS TO PERSUADE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT THIS FACILITY IS NEEDED IN THIS LOCATION AND THAT IT IS AN ECONOMICAL INVESTMENT OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS.))
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OUT Q=taxpayer dollars.


Area colleges and universities would offer third and fourth year courses plus graduate studies.
The center would also have programs to help workers at new and existing businesses improve their job skills.
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SOT 11:29:24
IN Q=And the way

((JOHN PECARIC/R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS: AND THE WAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT IS BY ALWAYS CHALLENGING OURSELVES AND INCREASING THE KNOWLEDGE THAT EACH ONE OF US HAS. THIS CENTER PROVIDES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to do that.


Organizations now offering job retraining welcome the center, because they're running out of room.
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SOT 11:33:01
IN Q=We believe

((VICKIE PRICE/5TH DIST. EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING CONSORTIUM: WE BELIEVE THAT THE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SERVICES MUST BE RESPONSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE, TO ENSURE THAT THE SUPPLY OF WORKERS MATCHES THE DEMANDS OF THE LABOR MARKET. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=labor market.
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SOT standup 12:44:37
IN Q=Now unlike the

((Now unlike the Renew Roanoke campaign for the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Destination Education is not about fundraising. All the group wants is support, in the form of letters and phone calls. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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OUT Q=LB, News7.

Keith Reads TAKE PINNACLE PAGE LIVE FULLSCREEN
Destination Education's address is P-O Box two-thousand-one, Roanoke, Virginia, 2-4-0-0-9.
The phone number is 3-4-2-3-0-6-0.

Stocks


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

On Wall Street, stock prices were helped by government numbers which indicate inflation remains in check. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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American-Theater


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=None


The American Theater screened its last movie in 1971 and the building was torn down two years later, but memories of the movie palace haven't faded.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the story is now showing in the pages of a new book.
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SOT
IN Q=For more than 40 years
SUPER=01-Betty Dye/Museum of Theatre History Curator; :16
SUPER=@Joe2; :30
SUPER=01-Julie McDowell/Graphic Designer; :41
SUPER=01-Ollie Stein/Retired HSMM Partner; 1:05
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((For more than 40 years, the latest releases brought Roanokers to the corner of Kirk and Jefferson.
But the American was more than a movie theater to many of the faces in the audience. It was a meeting place, an architectural landmark, the center of downtown Roanoke.
SOT 02:44:50
IN Q=It was so beautiful

((BETTY DYE/MUSEUM OF THEATRE HISTORY CURATOR: IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL I'VE BEEN IN A LOT OF THEATERS SINCE THE AMERICAN WAS TORN DOWN. THERE'S ONE IN LOUISVILLE THAT'S VERY MUCH LIKE THE AMERICAN AND I FELT LIKE I WAS WALKING THOSE SAME FLOORS AGAIN.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=those same floors again.


The Roanoke Valley Museum of Theatre History hopes to help others walk those floors again.
The organization has published a tribute to the theater that includes, photographs, blueprints and personal memories.
SOT
IN Q=It's not here now

((JULIE MCDOWELL/MUSEUM OF THEATRE HISTORY PRESIDENT: IT'S NOT HERE NOW. AND SO THIS IS A NICE WAY FOR US TO REVISIT THE GRANDEUR, TO ENJOY IT AGAIN. IT'S SAD THAT IT'S NOT HERE ))
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OUT Q=it's not here.


Julie McDowell designed the layout. Bob Fishburne provided the words. Current and retired partners of Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern picked up a large share of the production costs in memory of architect E. Paul Hayes, a founding partner of their firm.
SOT 02:56:08
IN Q=It was so important

((OLLIE STEIN/RETIRED HSMM PARTNER: IT WAS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM. IT WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PROJECTS. IT WAS REALLY THE PROJECT THAT BROUGHT HIM TO ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=brought him to Roanoke.


The book is now available through the museum, and may soon be on bookstore shelves.
Though the American Theatre was demolished in 1973, many still mourn its loss... and remember with fondness a building that was more than bricks and mortar .
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Rick Hendrick enters a guilty plea this afternoon, John Daly is on fire at the PGA. There is good news for the Jaguars Mark Brunell,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Roy Stanley checks in with the James Madison University Dukes football team that is facing a quarterback dilemma this preseason.
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S-Hendrick


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=RICK HENDRICK


NASCAR's most successful multi-car team owner in the 90's, Rick Hendrick, entered a surprising guilty plea today in Federal Court in Asheville, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Asheville, NC;


Hendrick pleaded guilty to mail fraud in an agreement that in essence will wipe out the other 14 charges he faced for allegedly offering bribes to Honda motor company officials.
Prosecutors claimed Hendrick was part of a conspiracy to launder money, pay bribes and commit fraud to acquire dealerships and additional cars.
Hendrick, who is fighting leukemia will be sentenced in the next month or so.
The government is recommending a sentence of 10-to-16 months and a quarter of a million dollar fine.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hendrick


Hendrick owns 89 car dealerships in 10 states, selling 25 makes of cars.
Last year sales topped $2 point 4 billion.

S-Jags


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=JAGUARS


The news is much better for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


It was feared that Brunell's right knee was completely ripped apart on this hit Saturday and would need reconstructive surgery.
But tests today revealed only partial tears and doctors have eliminated the need for major surgery.
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SOT
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((TOM COUGHLIN/JAGUARS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Tom Coughlin/Jaguars Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...TIMETABLE."
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S-Dukes


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=JMU


The James Madison Dukes have a number of vacancies to fill this preseason, including a glaring hole at the quarterback spot.
The battle to replace Willie Gonzalez is creating some concern, if not creating a little controversy, for head coach Alex Wood.
Roy Stanley has more from Harrisonburg.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00
SUPER=01-Alex Wood/JMU Head Football Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Greg Maddox/Started 6 Games at QB Last Year; :47
SUPER=01-John DeFilippo/Sophomore Quarterback Candidate; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bennie Griffin/Freshman Quarterback Candidate; 1:18
SUPER=@roy1; 1:37
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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S-PGA


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


Golf's final major of the year, the PGA championship, is winding up the first round of play in New York.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Mamaroneck, NY/TBS; :00


John Daly has the clubhouse lead after shooting a four under par round of 66 at the Winged Foot course.
The 1991 PGA champion put together his best round in some months today.
Tiger Woods had an up and down day and ended the first round at even par 70.
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S-Robertson


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


The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is in it's final day of competition today over at the Roanoke Country Club.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The girls division finished up late this afternoon and 1996 champion Cimmie Shahan successfully defended her title; winning the tournament with a three round score of 71, 70 and 74.
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SOT
IN Q="I really

((CIMMIE SHAHAN/2 TIME SCOTT ROBERTSON CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Cimmie Shahan/2 Time Scott Robertson Champion; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...last couple holes"
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The boys divisions are still out on the course and should wrap up shortly after 7pm. We will have your winners tonight at 11.
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Blues-Festival


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke blues and jazz fans are getting their own festival.
The event's set for Saturday, September 6th, in Elmwood Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


It's called "A Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival."
And it will feature some international musicians, including Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters.
30 restaurants will also be part of the event.
It's sponsored by WDBJ-7.
The Roanoke Special Events Committee is hoping it brings in 75-thousand people. (----------------)