12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The big brown teamsters trucks will soon be rolling, driven by teamsters.
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TALENT=Melanie
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And the first class of women at V-M-I started their first full day with military drills.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Cooler weather is finally upon us, but the drier part we're still working on. Stay tuned for complete forecast information, along with a look at Jim Druckenmiller's first NFL touchdown.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

UPS-Strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Approval of a new contract between U-P-S and the Teamsters Union could come as early as tonight.
The two sides reached a TENTATIVE agreement last night ending a 15-day walkout.
Byron Pitts has the details.
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SOT

11:30-UPDATE WINDOW
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
SUPER=01-Alexis Herman/Secretary of Labor; :30
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters President; :55
SUPER=01-David Murray/UPS Negotiator; 1:17
SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; 1:32
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=CBS News Washington.

((
An agreement has been worked out. The word spread quickly.... a deal had been struck... the 15-day old walk-out that virtually halted the movement of packages across the country... was over.
After 10-days of on-again, off-again negotiating, labor secretary alexis herman stepped in... and stepped up the pressure... almost forcing non-stop talking with her sheer presence.
ALEXIS HERMAN/LABOR SECRETARY:TODAY, MY FAITH IN THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS HAS BEEN REAFFIRMED. THE PRESIDENT AND I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THE SOLUTION WAS AT THE BARGAINING TABLE.
It was clear... the teamsters felt they left that table with the upper-hand.
the deal allows the union to continue controlling pension funds, increases wages and creates 10-thousand new full-time postions from existing part-time ones.
RON CAREY/UPS PRESIDENT:IN EVERY AREA, THIS AGREEMENT IS MUCH, MUCH BETTER THAN THE LAST OFFER BEFORE THE STRIKE.
U-P-S is "spinning" its version of the deal as well... with a warning-- there still could be job losses. the company lost an estimated 600-million dollars during the walk-out... money it will have to make up somewhere.
JAMES KELLY/CEO, UPS
Byron Pitts, CBS News Washington.))

Local-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


In Roanoke, the mood on the UPS picket line has changed.
Shortly after midnight, striking workers received word on the tentative agreement.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart is at the Roanoke UPS hub with reaction.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue: "...the sense of victory.")
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Roosevelt Via/Local Secretary-Treasurer;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Striking UPS Worker;
RUNS=:44
OUT Q=still on strike.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(ad lib)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave
(question: What about the workers who crossed the picket line, what can they

expect when those who are striking return to work?)

VMI-Today


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=VMI


The first cadet has dropped out of the Freshman class at Virginia Military Institute.
It was a MALE cadet- -NOT one of the 30 women who enrolled yesterday.
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VO-NAT


The new recruits got their first taste of physical training, V-M-I style this morning.
The Superintendent predicts the rate of attrition will be lower than usual this year- -with women in the corps.
Josiah Bunting told the new cadets he admires them for having the courage to enroll at V-M-I.
He knows they have character.
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SOT 14:10 in Jackson Hall
IN Q=Integrity, determination

((INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, RESOLUTION AND SACRIFICE. SUCH THINGS ALL OF YOU BRING WITH YOU. WE KNOW THAT. OR WE WOULD NOT HAVE ADMITTED YOU.))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=admitted you.



Community-Reax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=VMI


Community reaction around Lexington is varied.
There are critics as well as supporters of co-education.
But as Stacey Martin found out few are without an opinion.
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SOT
IN Q=Every now and
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Jack Baizley/University Store Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Lori Olan/Lexington Sexual Assault Center; :52
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:05
SUPER=01-Cecil West-Settle/W & L Univ. Assoc. Dean; 1:38 quick
RUNS=1:56
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.


((Every now and then you'll see a sign here that little has changed in the quaint southern town of Lexington, Virginia.
And, to some extent that's true. People are friendly and tradition doesn't die without a fight.
But, die it did at VMI and changing times are here.
Lookout, the women are coming.
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SOT 14.06.17 - 14.06.29
IN Q=I don't have

((JACK BAIZLEY/STORE OWNER: I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WOMEN AT VMI WITH A BIG IF. IF IT DOESN'T SOFTEN THE REGIMENT THAT THE FRESHMEN GO THROUGH.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the freshmen go through


Baizley says he's ready for their arrival but the subtle messages of dismay here aren't too hard to miss with t-shirts such as this and bumper stickers such as that.
And, Lori Olan, a counselor at the town's only sexual assualt center is ready as well.
But, with a more optimistic wait-and-see approach.
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SOT 13.32.46 - 13.32.59
IN Q=They've done a

((LORI OLAN/DIR. LEXINGTON SEXUAL ASSUALT CENTER: THEY'VE DONE A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF TRYING TO PREVENT EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE PREVENTABLE AND OF COURSE IT'S GOING TO BE THE FIRST YEAR AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE A LOT OF KINKS TO WORKOUT JUST AS WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAM.))
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OUT Q=any other program.
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SOT 15.25.00 - 15.25.17
IN Q=But most iomportantly

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY OFFICIALS AT NEIGHBORING WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY ARE ALSO OPTIMISTIC AND THAT SAYS A LOT. IT WAS ONLY 12 YEARS AGO OFFICIALS HERE HAD MANY OF THE SAME QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS TAHT VMI DOES TODAY.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=VMI does today


As these yearbooks from the mid-1980s indicate there were mixed feelings about the co-ed question then.
Concerns about continued high educational standards and sadness from the loss of tradition.
But, administrators now say opening-up the university bettered the institution.
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SOT 14.42.41 - 14.42.44
IN Q=I think they'll

((CECIL WEST-SETTLE/WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY'S ASSOC. DEAN: I THINK THEY'LL FIND OUT IT'S ONE OF THE GREAT MOMENTS IN THEIR HISTORY.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=in their history.


But, whether or not locals are ready, for VMI the moment is here.
And, with the big decision behind them, many expect the incoming cadets to simply fall in line--creating a new tradition of their own.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Lexington. ))

dow-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A New Orleans jury will reconvene September 29th -- for the next phase in the lawsuit against a maker of silicone breast implants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;


Yesterday, jurors ruled Dow Chemical failed to properly test silicone for use in the human body and concealed the dangers from women and their doctors.
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SOT
IN Q=This has been

4:15:59 ((LAWRENCE: THIS HAS BEEN THE TRUTH, ONLY LIES HAVE COME FROM DOW, COVERUPS, BIG COVERUPS. 4:17:01 LORNA PROPES:THIS JURY WAS SUBJECTED TO A BARAGGED OF MISLEADING STATEMENTS, MISLEADING EVICENCE, AND THE ONLY EXPLANATION I CAN GIVE TO YOU IS IN THE END IT GOT TO THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Karen Lawrence/Plaintiff; :00
SUPER=01-Lorna Propes/Dow Attorney; :08
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=IT GOT TO THEM.
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VO-NAT


The jurors still have to decide if the implants made by Dow caused illnesses in the eight women who originally filed the suit-- and how much money, if any, the company owes them.
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Valujet-Findings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


The National Transportation Safety Board today will release its final report on the probable cause of the 19-96 Valujet crash in the Florida Everglades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The report is expected to be critical of the maintenance company that left oxygen canisters on the plane's cargo hold.
The canisters have been identified as the likely cause of the fire which erupted right before the crash.
Family members of the victims have gathered in Washington to persuade the government to take tougher action to prevent fires aboard aircraft.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still ahead,
A House of Delegates race in the Hill City is focusing on an issue close to many voters hearts--personal property taxes.
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VO-NAT


and,
The current governor and the man who hopes to succeed him are working together to secure Virginia's Republican future.
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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Local-UPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


In Roanoke, the mood on the UPS picket line has changed.
Shortly after midnight, striking workers received word on the tentative agreement.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart is at the Roanoke UPS hub with reaction.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(ad lib)
(Rollcue: "...the sense of victory.")
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Roosevelt Via/Local Secretary-Treasurer;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Striking UPS Worker;
RUNS=:44
OUT Q=still on strike.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(ad lib)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave
(question: What about the workers who crossed the picket line, what can they

expect when those who are striking return to work?)

L'burg-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Taxes and education were the main topics of debate at a candidates forum this morning in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Most of the fireworks came over the Republican plan to eliminate the personal property tax, which Democrats call "reckless".
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SOT 8:26:34//8:30:47
IN Q=When the market

((JIM FEINMAN/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WHEN THE MARKET TURNS SO WILL THE SURPLUS. THERE IS NO SURPLUS. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS ARE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE. WE DO NOT BUDGET BASED ON WHAT THE STOCK MARKET IS GOING TO DO.)) ((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: LAST YEAR WHEN WE TRIED TO CUT THE BUDGET, THE BUDGET THAT'S GROWN BY 300 PERCENT IN TWELVE YEARS, BY A MERE THREE PERCENT.. THAT'S ALL WE WANTED TO CUT IT BY, JUST TO GIVE YOU AND YOUR HARDWORKING FAMILIES A SMALL TAX BREAK, THE DEMOCRATS SAID `NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT'.))
SUPER=01-Jim Feinman/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :12
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=absolutely not.
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VO-NAT


Feinman and Bryant are vying for the 23rd District House seat.
Republican Kathy Byron and Democrat Kaye Lipscomb are looking to replace Joyce Crouch in the 22nd District.
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E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Virginia Republicans


George Allen is lending a helping hand to Jim Gilmore on the campaign trail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The two Republicans were on the campaign trail last night in Roanoke, trying to drum up support AND money for Gilmore's campaign.
Gilmore believes he has a good shot at winning Southwest Virginia.
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SOT 7:03:01
IN Q=THE REASON IS CLEAR

((JIM GILMORE/R CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE REASON FOR THAT IS CLEAR. MY STRONG COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION, MY COMMITMENT TO PUTTING 4000 NEW TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOMS. AND BECAUSE I'M GOING TO ELIMINATE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ON CARS AND TRUCKS. AND THAT PROGRAM IS CATCHING FIRE EVERYWHERE IN THE STATE. ))
SUPER=@Gilmore1;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=IN THE STATE
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VO-NAT


Governor Allen says Democratic nominee Don Beyer's criticism of Gilmore's tax plan will increase as the election draws near.
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SOT 7:39:34
IN Q=IT DOESN'T MATTER

((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THEY'LL COME UP WITH ANY ARGUMENT-- IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER IT'S TRUE, JUST TRY TO SCARE PEOPLE -- IN FACT THEY REALIZE, THE PEOPLE WANT THIS TAX ELIMINATED. THEY HATE IT, THEY HAVE TO PAY IT ONCE A YEAR, IT'S UNFAIR ))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=IT'S UNFAIR
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VO-NAT


Gilmore continued his campaign swing this morning in Salem.
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Meals-Wheels


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NOne


The Meals on Wheels program is now serving up breakfast for nearly 200 senior citizens in the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The L- O- A Area Agency on Aging is one of only 20 groups across the country selected to take part in the six- month demonstration.
This morning, Volunteers began delivering breakfast along with lunch... and participants such as Ray Sexton say they appreciate the extra meal.
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SOT
IN Q=I can't do it by myself

((RAY SEXTON: I CAN'T DO IT BY MYSELF, AND I CAN'T COOK ANYTHING REAL HARD TO COOK. I MEAN I CAN OPEN A CAN OF SOMETHING OR OTHER AND HEAT IT UP, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT THAT'S ABOUT ALL I CAN DO. AND THIS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE DOESN'T IT? OH YEAH, IT CERTAINLY DOES.))
SUPER=07-Ray Sexton;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=certainly does.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The L- O- A- hopes to continue the breakfast program after the demonstration project ends.

Riner-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Montgomery County family is homeless after an overnight fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Firefighters arriving on the scene in the community of Riner were greeted by intense smoke and flames.
The fire was first reported shortly before one a-m.
The home is a total loss, but the residents--a family of five--made it out safely.
They told fire officials a smoke detector woke them up.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up on News 7 Noon,
The Mir space station needs a jump start.
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VO-NAT


and,
After an extra day in Orbit, the crew of the Discovery in back in our atmosphere.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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MIR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


The crew aboard the Mir space station today is struggling to restore power to the spacecraft's main computer.
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VO-NAT


But ground controllers say it could take days to fix.
The computer failed yesterday as a supply ship docked with ``Mir.''
The failure left the station unable to hold the position needed to recharge its solar batteries.
The computer problem also will delay repair work on damage from a June collision with a cargo ship.
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Discovery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(nats of shuttle touching down)
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VO-NAT


It was a smooth trip for the crew aboard Discovery.
The shuttle touched down in Florida just after sunrise.
It returned to earth with a satellite containing valuable information about the Earth's ozone layer.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy with/Light Rain/62-66/Cloudy/Showers Likely/76-80;
SUPER=331-Cloudy/Morning Rain/64-68/Cloudy/Showers Likely/78-82;
SUPER=332-Showers Likely/After Midnight/60-63/Showers & Storms/Likely/76-78;
SUPER=333-Rain/Likely/60-63/Cloudy with/Showers & Storms/74-77;
SUPER=334-Showers/& Storms/60-63/More Showers/Likely/75-78;
SUPER=X5001;



E-Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


One of our area's largest employers has become the target of a class action lawsuit.
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VO-NAT


Members of the United Transportation Workers' Union are suing Norfolk Southern for what it calls "the disgusting and barbaric practice of not providing flush toilets" on its trains.
The union seeks unspecified damages.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


N-S employees relieve themselves in a plastic bag draped over a "spike can".
It's the only class one freight railroad in the U-S without flush toilets.
N-S says says its practices are go beyond all federal and state standards.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 63 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next in Sports,
Former Wahoo Tiki Barber isn't seeing much of the sidelines in the N-F-L.
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VO-NAT


and,
Former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller had a roller coaster of a night on the gridiron.
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Niners


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-13
GRAPHIC=49ers


The San Francisco 49ers lost 28-20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/ABC; :00


Trailing 28-13, late in the fourth; former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller comes in and throws this interception.
But Druck redeems himself with this 12 yard touchdown connection; his first in the NFL, to Curtis Shearer with a minutte and a half left in the game. 28-20 Jacksonville.
And it was the Jaguars night. Watch SUPER=30-Jacksonville/28/San

Francisco/20; this hit on future hall of famer Jerry Rice in the first half. But Rice did get back up. The Jags Rob Johnson threw three touchdown passes on the night in just over 2 quarters of play as his team wins by 8.
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Tiki


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=Tiki Barber


Rodney Hampton's knee surgery yesterday and Tyrone Whealtey's left knee sprain, have put a heavy load on Tiki Barber.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Jets vs. Giants; :00


The former Cave Spring and Virginia star is the starting tailback and could start for the New York Giants in their season opener August 31st at Philadelphia. This past Saturday Tiki carried the ball 17 times for 77 yards and made seven receptions for 63 yards in a loss to the jets.
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Rustburg


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#=S7-8
GRAPHIC=Friday Football Extra


Our Friday Football Extra cameras visited Rustburg yesterday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


Former Liberty coach Mike Scharnus takes over for the Devils who return a solid nucleus from last year's squad that went just 3 and 7.
Rustburg scrimmaged Amherst last Friday, and will open the season at Martinsville. With only 33 players suited up this preseason, Scharnus realizes the challenge ahead.
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SOT
IN Q="The first couple weeks...

((MIKE SCHARNUS/RUSTBURG HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Scharnus/Rustburg Head Coach;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...that winning tradition."
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Scharnus' first step in restoring that winning tradition has been to introduce an entirely new offensive scheme to the Devils' arsenal.
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SOT
IN Q="The new offense...

((ALEX DOLLEY/RUSTBURG LINEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Alex Dooley/Rustburg Lineman; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...as the wing-T."
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Ryder


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-7
GRAPHIC=Ryder Cup


The Ryder Cup team roster is now complete.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-PGA; :00


Captain Tom Kite selected Fred Couples, a 3 time Cup player, and 1993 Cup member Lee Janzen to fill the last two spots.
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SOT
IN Q="These

((TOM KITE/RYDER CUP TEAM CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Tom Kite/Ryder Cup Team Captain; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...play very well"
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T-SHIRT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


A sharper image for the nation's capital.
After a two-year court battle, the National Park Service is banning T-shirt sales on the national Mall and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
It ends what the park service calls a flea-market atmosphere near the The order takes effect next Sunday. monuments and memorials.